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  • Tony Benn – educator, radical, champion of democracy

    Labour’s longest-serving MP, who has died at the age of 88, had an unshakable belief in democracy and Labour.

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  • Dreaming of What Might Be

    Illustrate! Educate! Organize! The Graphic History Collective (GHC) is pleased to announce the launch of their new comic book about the Knights of Labor in Canada called Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labor in Canada 1880–1900.

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  • Beyond the Economic Crisis: The Crisis In Trade Unionism

    Discussions on the left about the economy might be summarized as warning that things are going to get a lot worse before they get…worse. This is not just a matter of the sustained attacks on the labour movement but as much a reflection of the crisis within labour.

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  • Wall Street Take-Off

    On July 16, 2013, Goldman Sachs, the fifth largest US bank by assets announced its second quarter profits doubled the previous year to $1.93 billion. J. P. Morgan, the largest bank made $6.1 billion in the second quarter up 32 per cent over the year before and expects to make $25 billion in profits in 2013.

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  • The Crisis of Extreme Capitalism

    For years many assumed that the smart people who ran the system and benefitted from it would find a practical way to fix it. The problem is that the solutions are all framed within an ideology that makes that extremely unlikely.

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  • The Motor Force for Historical Regression or Advance

    The future lies in building bridges within and between the millions of exploited, excluded and dispossessed who have lost everything and have finally recognized that only via the class struggle can they recover their humanity and a dignified standard of living.

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  • Modern Day Slavery

    More than 300,000 temporary foreign workers were in Canada in 2011. This number tripled since the year 2000. Few laws assist these workers and they are often unaware of their rights.

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  • Stompin’ Tom Connors: An Alternative Appreciation

    Stompin’ Tom Connors tried to “lift up” the “soul” of his country and, through upbeat and often humourous songs, he sang about the working lives of the people who make it run. As a result, Connors carved out a place, however controversial, for himself as a voice of working people in Canada.

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  • Organized Labour and New Social Media

    It is fair to say that Canadians are increasingly using New Social Media for personal and professional networking. But what does this mean for organized labour?

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  • The Temps

    This abuse of temporary workers, in the name of good business, has perhaps been the most insidious and effective corporate move against workers over the last two decades. North American corporations have succeeded in seriously undermining unity among labour where it counts most, on the shop floor. If workers are to restore a better work environment for themselves, and be stronger in the fight against managers for a fair portion of the fruits of our economy, then the abuse of temporary labour must be eliminated.

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Linda McQuaig, columnist and author

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