Category: North America

Linda McQuaig: The public lab that could have helped fight COVID-19 pandemic

Hated by its corporate competitors, Connaught was unique among pharmaceutical companies in that its focus was on human need, not profit

Nick Martin: The Wet’suwet’en Take Another Anti-Pipeline Struggle Mainstream

Protests have brought rail travel in Canada to a standstill and introduced the fight against Coastal GasLink to the broader public

Carol Linnitt: Links between ‘man camps,’ violence against Indigenous women

A formal request for judicial review submitted with the B.C. Supreme Court argues B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office extended permit for Coastal GasLink pipeline without considering the findings of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Justin Podur: Blockades expand

After the RCMP raided and dismantled the Wet’suwet’en roadblocks, rail, port and transportation blockades have spread across Canada in solidarity

Sam Gindin: Realizing ‘Just Transitions’

The Struggle for Plant Conversion at GM Oshawa

Jeff Schuhrke: Hundreds of Canadian Workers Are Blockading an Oil Refinery Right Now

The Canadian union Unifor is currently blockading an oil refinery in Regina, Saskatchewan. It’s an important example of what democratic, militant, and solidarity-based unionism can look like

Sid Shniad: Canada must not suppress free speech on Israel

We are opposed to all forms of racism. We advocate for justice and peace for both Israelis and Palestinians

Dean Baker: NAFTA Was About Redistributing Upward

A major feature of NAFTA was the requirement that Mexico strengthen and lengthen its patent and copyright protections. These barriers are 180 degrees at odds with expanding trade and removing barriers

Alain Savard: How 7,000 Quebec Workers Went on Strike against Climate Change

Despite provincial labor laws preventing unions from striking over political issues, 11 locals representing 7,500 workers formally voted to go on strike for a day

Meryl Nass: Why Legislatures are implementing vaccine mandates now

Testimony to New Brunswick, CA Legislators

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