Articles Tagged ‘Labour’

  • Karl Marx on the struggle for a shorter workday

    Labour

    “As long as the struggle of the workers against … the ruling class continues, as long as all demands are not met, May Day will be the yearly expression of these demands. And, when better days dawn, when the working class of the world has won its deliverance, then too humanity will probably celebrate May Day in honor of the bitter struggles and the many sufferings of the past.”

  • The SACP sold out

    Africa

    We have to reach out to the millions of workers involved in the informal sector, and provide support and encouragement to build their collective power. We have to reach out to young workers, especially those who have been written off as a reserve army of labour, and also to migrant workers who have had to leave their countries in order to support their families.

  • An evening with Naomi Klein in Winnipeg

    Environment

    Award-winning Canadian author Naomi Klein spoke on climate and economic justice at Knox United Church. The event was hosted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba office. Audio by Bryan Harder. Video recorded by Paul S. Graham.

  • Why the offshore tax haven crisis won’t get fixed, despite Panama Papers

    Canadian Politics

    Ultimately, the offshore tax issue exposes who governments are beholden to. And they’re clearly beholden less and less to average citizens (if at all) and more to corporate interests and the billionaire class. So if you want to know why nothing ever happens with eradicating offshore tax havens, simply look at who are the beneficiaries - and who’s afraid of taking them on.

  • Manitoba Conservatives open the door to privatization

    Canadian Politics

    The Conservatives have never abandoned their mandate to turn public assets over to the private sector and are now introducing concepts of privatization through social service provision. Let us not forget where this conversation can take us, and what is at stake if it is acted upon.

  • Women’s liberation, everyone’s liberation

    Feminism

    The slogan of freedom hit very hard at the attempts to control women in their private spaces. It was a slogan being raised in the context of freedom on the streets, but then it soon became about freedom from the father, from control inside the home, from being told who you can marry and who you can’t.

  • Socialist Feminism in the 21st Century

    Feminism

    Socialist-feminist politics offers a unique perspective for organizing in the 21st century. Socialist-feminists’ commitment to self-organization supports organizational structures that are non-hierarchical and democratic and therefore more inclusive.

  • Trade Minister Needs to Break Out of Bureaucrat’s Bubble on TPP

    Canadian Politics

    There have been no meetings with NGOs who have taken the time to examine the TPP closely, like the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, with First Nations (whose agreements with governments can be trumped by ISDS) or environmental groups.

  • The TPP: What’s Behind It?

    Canadian Politics

    Will our PM live up to his commitment to Canadians to represent all the people, the middle class and working class, or will he crumble under the weight of the owners of our capitalist system with their unconscionable greed and that of their handmaidens, the racketeers on Wall Street and Bay Street?

  • The Davos Blind Eye: How the Rich Eat the Poor and the World

    Globalization

    The new law of human evolution is that people are required to compete for more money and commodities for themselves as “necessary to survive,” with the borderless system de-regulated and structured to increasingly impoverish the great majority while multiplying the wealth of the rich.

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