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  • Canadian Politics, Economy and Foreign Policy

    Beyond the impasse of Canadian labour: union renewal, political renewal

    Where Canadian unions at today? Labour activist Sam Gindin offers strategies for a labour movement revival including the need to build a socialist left capable of engaging in class struggle.

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  • Canadian Politics, Economy and Foreign Policy

    The 2014 Peoples’ Social Forum: Organizing the fight against the Right

    The first ever pan-Canadian social forum will be held this year in Ottawa from August 21 to 24. More than 10,000 participants from all over Canada are expected to come to the University of Ottawa to discuss ways and means of combating the austerity policies of the Harper regime and the provincial governments. Read activist and organiser Roger Rashi detail the scale of the forum.

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  • Labour

    Community Unionism

    Although they are still a new model, Unifor’s community chapters have a lot of potential. The concept came out of the rigorous process undertaken by the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union (CEP) and the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) part of creating the blueprint of the new Unifor. Roxanne Dubois is a staff member of Unifor active in community unionism development.

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  • Canadian Politics, Economy and Foreign Policy

    From Minimum Wage to Minimum Program

    Demands for a living wage must be seen as barely the beginning of what needs to be a comprehensive campaign for better paying jobs and greater income equality. We need to shift from a minimum wage to a minimum program.

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  • Middle East

    Not just random hatred

    In the latest series of Israeli massacres of Palestinians the power dynamics between occupier and occupied fit a structural pattern at work for over six decades.

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Recent articles

  • Understanding the civil war in Ukraine

    The roots of the Ukrainian conflict are domestic and profound; outside intervention, while significant, is a secondary factor. David Mandel explores the complexities of the conflict. (more)

  • From the Athabasca to Al Quds

    Israel plans to launch extreme energy projects. If these plans come to fruition, Israeli emissions from synthetic oil production could have a greater carbon intensity than bitumen into synthetic oil production in Canada. (more)

  • Direct action disrupts Jewish-Canadian complicity in settler colonialism

    On August 7, twenty Jews living in Montreal gathered in the lobby of the Federation CJA (Combined Jewish Appeal) building to denounce the ongoing massacre and siege on Gaza as well as the organized Jewish community’s complicity in it. We hung a banner that read “Massacre à Gaza: CIJA is complicit.” Read why. (more)

  • Gaza: What a destructive and unnecessary war!

    The war in Gaza is really about Israel stopping a fledgling Palestinian unity government of Fatah and Hamas that might have paved way for a two-state solution in Israel Palestine. (more)

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Alert! Radio

An Evening with Chris Hedges—Toronto (September 30th) — As part of our on-going 50th anniversary celebrations, Canadian Dimension hosted an evening with Chris Hedges on Sept 20, 2013 at Bloor Street United Church in Toronto. At the event Hedges details the destruction of the left, the power of the Occupy movement among other topics. The audio includes introductions by Simon Black and Jim Stanford. Thanks to Sean Michael Turrell for the audio and all those who made the evening so wonderful.

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Leo Panitch, professor, editor of The Socialist Register

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