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  • Canadian Business

    Canada’s transformation under neoliberalism

    In one of his most comprehensive recent articles, Unifor economist Jim Stanford provides a critical overview of Canada’s hard economic turn to the right.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Social Movements

    Demilitarize McGill

    Universities are not just sites of knowledge production and job-market preparation, they also play host to the development of bombs and UAV simulation software, and the use of secluded drone hangars. Demilitarize McGill is a group working to end these activities at McGill.

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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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