• Europe

    A Question of Leadership

    Times are so interesting and moving so fast that it is easy to become part of a Corbyn focused spectator support. What is needed however is practical support, especially initiatives through Constituency Labour Parties and also Momentum which in many areas and nationally is open to being a platform for a wide range of creative actions.

  • Labour

    The looming Canada Post lockout: workers resist concessions for next generation

    Inter-union solidarity is always important, but the battles being fought in these negotiations will have an effect in every community and household over the short and long term. This is about more than a percent here or a percent there on a paycheque — this is about the survival of decent employment, and the prospects of what this movement means to young workers.

  • Globalization

    Let’s not mix xenophobia with legitimate resistance to corporate trade deals

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement offers sweetheart legal protection for some of the richest people on Earth, making it easy for them to sue us for uncapped amounts, in closed tribunals adjudicated by lawyers with a financial interest in siding with the rich foreigners. Not even revulsion for Donald Trump will provide enough lipstick to pretty up this pig.

  • Environment

    From the Tar Sands to ‘Green Jobs’? Work and Ecological Justice

    But the political calculation of ecologists, unionists, and socialists needs to be as ambitious as the challenges at hand are large. This is to insist that a rupture with the existing paradigm of production and work is needed – ‘ways of living’ as the early ecology and socialist movements envisioned. Solar communism, anyone?

  • A is for Activist: Igniting children’s radical imaginations

    Culture

    A is for Activist is the most recent addition to the field of radical children’s literature, but it is by no means the first revolutionary children’s book. In fact, there is a long history of oppositional children’s storytelling, from socialist primers in the 1910s to the anti-authoritarian and contrarian sensibilities of stories from authors such as Dr. Seuss in the 1960s and 1970s.

  • The Bernie Sanders Campaign and Left Politics in Canada

    Canadian Politics

    Does the Bernie Sanders campaign matter here? Of course it does. Who among us has failed to “feel the Bern”? Thanks to Bernie, and contrary to what anybody thought possible only a few months ago, Americans are talking class politics — for the first time since the 1930s! It’s the working class versus the billionaire class.

  • Separate but equal: False equality and the political exclusion of children

    Culture

    But whereas the recognition of moral equality for marginalized groups served as a foundation upon which their political equality would be established, children have never been recognized as fully equal. The effect has been disastrous, for moral equality without political equality is simply false equality.

  • When We Were Young

    Socialism

    Radicals including our own founding editor Cy Gonick, legal theorist Ummni Khan, author Gary Kinsman and musicians Geoff Berner and Todd Kowalski recount the early experiences that shaped their political lives, galvanized their spirit for activism and ultimately defined their diverse creative work.

  • 2012

    Labour Struggles in the New Age of Austerity

    The reality of pitting massive international companies against local trade unions clearly requires a new response by the labour movement. The slogan of “one day longer” simply doesn’t make sense when economic power is so strongly in the hands of the corporations. Instead it should be replaced with “The longer the picket line, the shorter the strike!”