Category: Canada

Pam Palmater: What we’re seeing in 2020 is Idle No More 2.0

A much larger and more powerful movement than the last, led by Black and Indigenous peoples and supported by millions of Canadians

Ramzy Baroud: ‘Palestine is Still the Issue’: UN Vote Exposes, Isolates Canada

Recent events at the United Nations have exposed the true nature of Canada’s global position, particularly in the matter of its blind and unconditional support for Israel

Sam Gindin: Canadian Workers Fight to Nationalize GM Plant

In Oshawa Ontario, workers organize for a public takeover an unused GM plant to produce electric vehicles or supplied to fight the pandemic

David Bacon: Will the New NAFTA Make the Pandemic Worse for Mexicans?

For Mexican workers, farmers, and the poor, the pandemic and the new treaty replacing NAFTA are a devastating one-two punch

Yves Engler: Canada doesn’t deserve African support for Security Council bid

African countries should not fall for Justin Trudeau’s friendly rhetoric. Until Canada begins to act like a friend, rather than a neocolonial power, it doesn’t deserve Africa’s votes for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council

Ryan Hayes: Ontario Early Childhood Educators Unionize during Pandemic

“People prioritized getting on the calls because they were concerned about their work and livelihoods.”

Dudley Paul: Teachers’ unions and COVID-19: time to step up

It’s really encouraging to see educators continue to push this collective responsibility in the midst of COVID-19

Danica Jorden: This is Eishia: Teen Liquor Store Theft and Indigenous Poverty in Winnipeg

The poverty rate of indigenous children in Manitoba is 62%, rising to 76% for children living on reservations. There are 63 First Nations communities in Manitoba

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

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