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People’s Voice November 1-15 (pdf)

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1. As in 1959, a call to cut military spending and fund people’s needs

2. Alberta budget: Empty promises, false accusations and corporate giveaways

3. Voters deny Big Business parties a majority – what are the next steps?

4. Music Notes: Waters to Assange, “Wish You Were Here

5. Ending gender oppression means defending trans rights

6. Election results no excuse for national chauvinism

7. Ontario: education workers fighting “more than ever” for students

8. Uruguay, Argentina: A rising Pink Tide

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1. As in 1959, a call to cut military spending and fund people’s needs

Sixty years ago, Communist leader Tim Buck thundered against the myth that military spending creates jobs and prosperity. As Pacific Tribune reported, Buck “quoted figures to show that it was the profit motive and not concern about unemployment that was driving big business spokesmen [sic] to maintain international tensions and mislead the people into supporting their cold war policies.”

Now, as then, this message rings true. According to analysis from the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, every $1 billion invested in military industry creates approximately 11,200 jobs including direct employment, indirect employment and spinoff jobs. This compares with 26,700 in education, 16,800 in clean energy, and 17,200 in health care. These figures are based on the US economy but will be congruent with experience in Canada.

Figures from the Department of National Defence show that the Canadian government has dedicated nearly $165 billion to military investment by 2037. This money is outside of the formal defence budget. Using the Costs of War Project template this money could maintain up to 1.9 million jobs over 20 years, or about 95,000 in any given year. On the other hand, it could provide as much as 4.4 million jobs – over 220,000 in any year – if it were invested in socially-necessary sectors and industries.

When the labour and progressive movements pressure the minority Liberal government for programs like job creation, expanded health and education, free child-care, and climate justice, they can point very clearly to where the needed money is hidden.

As the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom said in 1979, ““It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need, and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.”

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2. Alberta budget: Empty promises, false accusations and corporate giveaways

It is a uniquely Canadian tradition that a finance minister wears a new pair of shoes when delivering a budget. While the origins of the tradition are unclear, several politicians have played with it to make a political point: Jim Flaherty resoled an old pair of shoes to symbolize parsimony when he tabled his 2008 austerity federal budget; New Brunswick’s Peter Mesheau ironically wore hiking boots when delivering a provincial budget with tax and user fee increases (“hikes”); and Carole Taylor donned a pair of green shoes to deliver a British Columbia provincial budget she claimed had an environmental focus.

With this in mind, the symbolism of Alberta’s Minister of Finance, Travis Toews, pulling on a pair of cowboy boots before tabling the provincial budget is hard to miss – Travis and the United Conservatives are about to deliver a good old-fashioned shitkicking to Alberta’s working class.

Premier Jason Kenney has committed to ending provincial deficits and achieving a surplus by 2023, but he has also promised deep corporate tax cuts. The result is a budget that aggressively puts corporate interests first, by attacking those of workers, Indigenous people, and the environment.

Toews projects reducing corporate tax from 12% to 8% by 2023. Using the 2017-18 year as a baseline, once implemented this would result in an annual loss of around $1.2 billion in revenue, nearly 3% of the provincial total. To make this up, the UCP will implement deep program cuts and ratchet up user fees. Operating grants for post-secondary education will be cut by nearly 8%, and tuition increases allowed up to 7% per year. Social assistance payments will be de-indexed from the cost of living, and funding to municipalities will be chopped. The government will slash the size of the public service by nearly 8% – more than 2000 jobs – over 4 years. The budget for environmental enforcement is halved, from $14 million in 2018 to $7 million in 2019, and funding for the climate change portfolio is axed by nearly 75% from $103 million in 2019 to only $29 million in 2020.

Funding for the Ministry of Indigenous Relations will be cut by 27% over four years, and funding for consultations and land claims will be reduced by 40%, from $28 million in 2019 to only $17 million by 2021. Notably, the only areas of Indigenous Relations to not face reduced funding are the First Nations Development Fund, funds for the Aboriginal Indigenous Opportunities Corporation, and the Indigenous Litigation Fund, all of which are specifically dedicated to supporting Indigenous communities seeking oil and gas development.

In many spending areas, the government says it will “hold the line” on current funding levels. Ricardo Acuna, Executive Director of the Parkland Institute, noted on Facebook that this is actually a huge funding cut. “The Government’s fiscal tables peg inflation (Consumer Price Index) and population growth in Alberta over the next four years at 18.1%. That means wherever they say they are “holding the line”, it will actually be a cut of at least 18.1%. This is the case for K-12 education – at least an 18.1% cut overall over the next four years, plus some reductions to the per student grant. In post-secondary it will be worse, because there will be a nominal cut of 11.8% over the next four years. Add to that the 18.1% in CPI and pop growth and you are looking at close to a 30% in post secondary education funding. The corporate tax cut will cost $1.1 billion this year and $1.1 billion next year, despite the UCP’s magical assertions that the impact will be well under a billion dollars. Kenney can say all he wants that the cuts are minor, but that’s a lie. A 2.8% overall cut, plus 18.1% in CPI and population is actually worse than the Klein cuts of the 90s in terms of percentage.”

Alberta Communist Party leader Naomi Rankin said this budget, while very aggressive, is not unexpected from the hard-right United Conservative Party. “There are no surprises in this Alberta budget. We already knew that Jason Kenney and his resurrected provincial Tory party were completely in the pockets of the oil and gas monopolies, who have nothing but empty promises and false accusations about the cause of the downturn in employment in their sector. We already knew they were promising endless tax cuts and giveaways to their corporate buddies at the expense of working people’s jobs, livelihoods and government services. And we already knew they have nothing but denial to bring to the global struggle against climate catastrophe.”

Rankin also noted that Alberta’s labour and progressive movements are not prepared to take this attack without fighting back. “We have already also seen the fightback getting underway. The Alberta Union of Public Employees has been organizing information pickets and rallies at various government work sites around the province and held a rally at the legislature last Friday evening, with support from the Alberta Federation of Labour.”

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3. Voters deny Big Business parties a majority – what are the next steps?

By Liz Rowley

Now that the votes are all counted, it’s clear that once again a majority of electors voted defensively, using their ballots to stave off a Big Business majority government. Given the hard drive to the right by the Tories and the Peoples Party, a milquetoast performance by the NDP, a Green campaign that declared itself “neither left nor right”, and a blackout of the Communist Party and its People’s Agenda, this was likely the best possible outcome for working people.

The Liberals’ decline of a million votes and the loss of their majority in Parliament reflects deep anger at their many broken promises from 2015. These include electoral reform, a new deal with Indigenous peoples, action on the environment, and good jobs and improved living standards for working people.

Instead the Liberals purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion, overrode Indigenous rights and environmental concerns, negotiated a free trade deal that is directly responsible for the loss of good jobs in manufacturing and for bankrupting small farmers previously protected by supply management, and maintained the First-Past-the-Post electoral system that has kept Liberal and Tory governments continuously in office.

The vote also reflects a rejection of the drive to the right advocated in different measures by the Tories and its split-off, the People’s Party.

In Quebec, the vote also reflected a strong criticism of the Liberals; campaigning from the left while Liberal and NDP incumbents floundered, the Bloc Québecois tripled its seats from 10 to 32. Growing chauvinism in English-speaking Canada, generated by right-wing forces, contributed to the BQ resurgence in defence of Quebec sovereignty. This included defending the National Assembly’s right to pass Bill 21, the “secularism bill”, without federal government interference.

Bill 21 is the Coalition Avenir Québec’s reactionary attack on the rights of Quebec public sector workers to be hired or promoted if their clothing or appearance is considered religious. The bill is opposed by many progressive forces in Quebec, including the Parti communiste du Québec.

People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier was soundly defeated by 6,000 votes in his home riding of Beauce, which he had previously held as a Conservative. In part, this was the result of a campaign organized by Quebec dairy farmers opposed to Bernier’s plan to end supply-management and open agriculture to the free market.

While the Tories failed to form a government, they increased their seats by twenty-nine, mostly at the expense of the Liberals in western Canada, and secured the largest portion of the popular vote. Aided by Tory premiers Jason Kenney in Alberta and Scott Moe in Saskatchewan, who stoked public fears of job losses and falling living standards in the oil patch due to the Liberals’ carbon tax, the federal Tories staked their future on western alienation and the “Wexit” movement. This is another indicator that right-wing populism and far-right political movements are far from dead.

It’s also an indicator of the just fears and demands of working people in these resource-rich provinces, that the costs of transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy cannot be laid on their backs. Resistance to unemployment, consumption taxes, and cuts to social programs and public services – which have just been downloaded onto the public in the Alberta provincial budget – are to be welcomed. But they need to be focused on the real villains: the energy and natural resource corporations who are calling the shots in these provincial capitals and in Ottawa. Given NDP leader Rachel Notley’s defence of the energy monopolies during her time as Alberta Premier, it’s no surprise that working people in Alberta are having difficulty identifying their real enemy, and that some have succumbed to the old, crude and right-wing ‘solution’ of western separatism.

Similarly, the argument by Kenney and Moe that equalization is a tax grab on Alberta and Saskatchewan is a red herring aimed to stoke alienation and western separatism. Equalization is a revenue measure aimed at guaranteeing that universal Medicare and social programs are equally accessible to all people in every part of Canada.

Addressing western alienation requires more than any party in Parliament is willing to give, because it means addressing unequal development across the country, the power of the energy and natural resource corporations, the climate crisis, and austerity policies that have driven down wages and living standards for almost 40 years.

The Communist Party offered a path forward on all these issues in its election campaign, starting with public ownership under democratic control of energy and natural resources, guarantees of jobs at equivalent wages for all workers displaced by closure of the tarsands, an end to fracking, and legislation and action to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, and 100% by 2050.

We called for the development of environmentally sustainable secondary industry and manufacturing, the construction of 1 million units of social housing, a national transportation policy to build a publicly owned electric car and mass public transit, inter-urban rail service, and nationalized aerospace industry.

We proposed to cut military spending by 75%, converting military to civilian spending and transforming Canada’s foreign policy from one of war, aggression and regime change to a one of peace and disarmament. We campaigned to double the corporate tax rate, restore the capital tax, tax capital gains at 100% of the gain, and introduce wealth and inheritance taxes on the wealthy.

We proposed a new equal and voluntary partnership of Indigenous nations, Quebec, Acadians, and English-speaking Canada, based on the right to self-determination up to and including secession, as the only way forward to a just solution to national inequality and genocide in Canada.

We campaigned to raise wages and living standards and create good jobs for all, including a $20 minimum wage, substantially increased pensions a guaranteed annual livable income, and a 32-hour work week with 40 hours pay. We called for expanded EI to include all unemployed and with benefits at 90% of previous income. We proposed expanded Medicare, to introduce pharmacare, vision, dental, mental health, and long-term care; free post-secondary education; expanded social programs; and a system of universal, quality and free public childcare.

Our 30 candidates fought hard to put these ideas on the table, despite frequent efforts to exclude them from candidate debates, and a widespread media blackout of the Communist Party’s candidates and campaign.

Arguments for exclusion focused on equating the Communist Party with the far-right People’s Party, as two extremes that should be excluded from public debate – though the People’s Party was included in the leaders’ debates in both English and French.

The comparison is ignorant and slanderous, since any objective comparison shows the Communist Party’s history is intertwined with that of the working class and labour movement. The Communist Party has championed the struggles of working people and has been in the front lines of the fight against fascism and hatred in Canada and internationally since 1921. The People’s Party, on the other hand, has a clear record of promoting hatred against immigrants, Muslims and racialized people, while advancing candidates and organizers who are members or admirers of racist, far-right and fascist movements. The Communist Party and the People’s Party are polar opposites.

Everywhere, Communists advanced policies to address urgent immediate needs and build toward the long-term goal of socialism, and they were very well received.

What’s new in this campaign was the receptiveness of working people to the Communist Party’s message. While not reflected in the vote, this was seen in the number of new recruits, friends and supporters that were won across Canada.

The Road Ahead

Looking forward, the challenge will be for the labour and people’s movements to pressure the Liberals to not cooperate with the Tories on such items as corporate tax cuts, ratification of the USMCA free trade deal, and cuts to social programs. Given a looming international economic recession, such pressure is urgent.

Unity of the labour and people’s movements will be critical to press for decisive action on climate change, cuts to military spending and an end to illegal regime change operations, for progressive policies that welcome immigrants and refugees; on the urgent issues of higher wages, pensions and living standards, and an emergency program to build 1 million units of social housing; on universal, quality, free public childcare; on free post-secondary education and wiping out student debt; on implementing the recommendations of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, adopting into law the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on just settlement of land claims, and on funding for Indigenous health, education, social programs, housing, infrastructure, and job creation.

Crucial to this unity is resolving the split between Unifor and the Canadian Labour Congress.

Class struggle policies and actions that can unite the whole labour movement in English-speaking Canada and Quebec are the way forward. A strong and organized left at the CLC Convention next May will be vital.

Whether the next election will be in 4 years or sooner is less important than developing the strength to challenge the Big Business parties when the election is called – and win. The next months must be spent building the unity and strength of the labour and people’s movements, and their capacity to fight in the streets as well as on the shop floor and at the bargaining table.

In this, working people can count on the Communist Party to be present and actively involved in the struggles ahead.

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4. Music Notes: Waters to Assange, “Wish You Were Here

By Wally Brooker

More than a thousand Julian Assange supporters cheered as Australian journalist and filmmaker John Pilger introduced Roger Waters at a September 2 demonstration outside the British Home Office. The rally called for an end to the unlawful detention and persecution of the Wikileaks publisher. Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd and well known for his solidarity with Palestine and opposition to neoliberal regime change wars, told the crowd that he was “ashamed to be an Englishman” after Assange’s extraordinary rendition from the Ecuadorian embassy to the British government last April. “To see all you people here today is deeply, deeply moving”, he said. While introducing “Wish You Were Here,” the title track from Pink Floyd’s 1975 chart-topping album, Waters quoted the line “would you exchange a walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?” and asked: “how do we put ourselves in the position of a Julian Assange in solitary confinement?” After “serenading” UK Home Secretary Priti Patel with an acoustic rendition of the song, he thanked those assembled and called out, “Julian Assange we are with you! Free Julian Assange!”

 

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Assange was jailed by the UK government last April following his expulsion from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He’d been given sanctuary there for seven years. Ecuador dropped its protection following the ascendancy of Lenin Moreno to the presidency, a development that has seen that country return to the status of neo-colonial vassal after an eight-year period of relative sovereignty and progressive rule under former president Raphael Correa. Assange is being lined up for extradition from the UK to the US, where he will face charges under the Espionage Act for his alleged conspiratorial role in the 2010 leaks by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, currently imprisoned again after having served her prison sentence for exposing US war crimes in Iraq. US officials are attempting to force Manning to testify against Assange.

The Communist Party of Australia, in an April 13 statement, called for the government of Australia to ensure that Assange is released and returned to safety in his homeland. The CPA statement declares that Assange was arrested “on trumped up charges based on politically-motivated judicial processes.”

Update: Assange’s extradition hearing remains February 25, 2020 after a disturbing October 21 hearing at Westminster Magistrate’s Court where Assange’s legal team’s arguments for a 3-month extension date were dismissed by magistrate Vanessa Baraitser. Witnesses described the presence of seven US officials advising the prosecuting attorney, noted with alarm the fragile state of Assange’s physical and mental health, and called for Amnesty International to declare him a political prisoner. In an October 24 interview on RT’s Going Underground, Waters declared that the UK and US are “trying to kill” the Wikileaks publisher.

The Highwomen: riding high in the charts

http://peoplesvoice.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/highwomen-298x300.jpgCountry music supergroup The Highwomen is riding high in the charts with their debut album, a collection of original songs with strong feminist and working-class sentiments. The Highwomen was released on September 6. It immediately registered at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s country music and Americana/folk charts. The band was formed last April and made its debut at a Nashville birthday celebration for 87-year-old singer Loretta Lynn. In July, still without a record out, they headlined at the Newport Folk Festival. Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby are award-winning singer-songwriters in the world of country and Americana music.

The group’s name pays homage to The Highwaymen, a popular 1980s and 90s supergroup of country music icons Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson. The idea of creating The Highwomen began with Amanda Shires. She’d been closely monitoring country music radio stations, gathering evidence of the lack of representation of women artists. When she called a station one day to a request a song by a woman, she was directed to apply to a Facebook page lottery system! On the advice of her producer, David Cobb, Shires called Brandi Carlile, and the project to create an all-women supergroup was launched. The four have declared that their band is not just for themselves but will include support for fellow women artists.

Lovers of country music who are frustrated by the influence of contemporary pop music on the genre will be pleased with the classic sound of The Highwomen. The album’s signature opening song, “Highwomen”, adds new lyrics by Shires and Carlile to Jimmy Webb’s song, “The Highwayman”, a massive hit in 1985 for Cash, Jennings, Kristofferson, and Nelson. The Highwomen’s version celebrates the indomitable spirit of women’s resistance, from victims of Salem witchcraft trials, to Mississippi freedom riders, to Honduran refugees at the US border. In the final verse the four women sing: We are The Highwomen / Singing stories still untold / We carry the sons you can only hold / We are the daughters of the silent generations / You send our hearts to die alone in foreign nations / And we’ll come back again / And again, and again, and again.

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5. Ending gender oppression means defending trans rights

Becky Buhay

A few years ago, a friend of mine posted a beautiful graphic on her Facebook feed. It said, amongst other things, that “Transwomen are Women” – something she didn’t think was contentious. She was totally unprepared for the onslaught of hateful messages, some from people she knew, but mostly from complete strangers. She had posted it publicly and was ganged up on, including by hundreds of people from outside of Canada. Not part of the feminist or queer community, she had been unaware of the vitriolic, incendiary debate she had inadvertently waded into.

In 2019, there are now few in Canada, especially if they frequent social media, who aren’t aware of the “debate” around who is a woman. This debate has developed into a hate campaign against trans people. I know many trans rights activists who have received so many online threats that they have had to close their social media accounts.

The danger is not just online. The number of violent attacks on and murders of trans folk, especially Indigenous and racialized transwomen, is rising rapidly in many countries, including Canada. These numbers are underreported, as often trans folk are misgendered. This summer the American Medical Association declared it an “epidemic of violence” and has developed a plan to educate the public, legislatures and law enforcement.

Why are violent attacks on trans folk, especially women, on the rise?

The queer community and their allies have fought for and won rights. These victories have made some people, particularly those who hold rigid views of gender, uncomfortable. However, by and large, in Canada relatively few people publicly oppose the rights of gays and lesbians to get married, and be free of discrimination in the workplace, etc.

Right-wing religious groups, far-right, and fascist organizations have realized that one area where there is greatest discomfort is the right to freedom from discrimination on the basis of gender expression and identity.

This fear and discomfort have been particularly evident in the arena of public education. After long, protracted advocacy by students, teachers, parents, and the queer community, many school districts and, later, a few provincial governments enacted policies to make schools safer and more welcoming for all students. These policies included prohibition of harassment and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Research and student testimony indicated that bathrooms and change rooms were places that all students, but particularly trans students, felt most unsafe. Therefore, policies often called for the rights of students to gender neutral bathrooms, and to use the gendered bathroom and change rooms that matched their gender.

These education policies are about much more than simply bathrooms. They include other steps to improve the learning environments in schools for all students. Research by academics such as Catherine Taylor, at University of Winnipeg, and Elizabeth Saewic, of the University of BC, overwhelmingly indicate that steps to make schools safer for queer students make schools safer and better places to learn for all students and improve the health of everyone.

However, the myth of “bathroom danger” continued to grow, despite the fact that these are often attacks on trans folk and that the vast majority of attacks in bathrooms are by cisgendered folk (people whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their assigned birth sex). The spread of this and other transphobic myths frequently occurred when there was a combination of pre-existing assumptions, no (or inaccurate) translation of policy into various languages, and a right-wing which seized upon this policy as a way to whip up fear and hate in new immigrant and right wing religious communities.

In 2017, after several years of unsuccessful attempts, the federal government finally enacted Bill C-16, which amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to include gender identity or expression as grounds protected from discrimination (just like race, religion, age and sexual orientation). It also amends the Criminal Code of Canada to include “gender identity or expression” as a category that distinguishes an identifiable group in Canadian society, protecting trans folk from hate propaganda and hate based offences. These offences include promoting genocide, inciting and promoting hatred, and offences motivated by bias, prejudice or hate.

The opponents of Bill C-16 included the usual right-wing forces, but also some women’s organizations, many with progressive reputations. They opposed the bill because they believed that the legislation would be a threat to spaces reserved for what they term “female-born women.”  Many also believe that the trans rights “agenda” will mean that women will no longer exist. These groups see it as part of a patriarchal medical industrial complex agenda, which inflicts violence upon women and will bring about the genocide of women. Their rhetoric often uses anti-capitalist formulations, sometimes even Marxist-like language, which leads some to see them as progressive, radical feminists.

There has long been a tendency in the feminist movement, often termed “radical feminists”, for whom the greatest enemy of women is men. Since 2017, many of these feminists who reject trans inclusion have begun to work with far-right and fascist groups. In the USA, Hands Across the Aisle is an organization that connects radical feminists with anti-LGBTQ groups to campaign against trans rights. The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) is funded by far-right think tanks. Just as in Canada, these trans exclusive feminists are willing to fight side by side with those who would deny their reproductive rights.

The Southern Poverty Law Centre has documented a campaign, by the Christian Right, to separate the “T” from LGB.

Even where there is no direct coordination, the combined attack by the religious right, and those who consider themselves feminists and are trans exclusive, has been at times overwhelming for trans rights activists – many of whom are feminists themselves. These groups spread myths and disinformation, and fan hate. It is true that globally, a handful of trans- or trans-identifying folk have committed crimes against women. These few cases are trotted out as proof of danger. Why would society deny the rights, and even the existence, of all, because of the actions of a few? None of us would have any rights if that were the standard.

The program of the Communist Party of Canada makes clear that when we refer to women, we include all women. We reject the gender binary, recognizing that scientifically there have always been more than two genders. We recognize that “women’s” bodies and “men’s bodies” have more similarities than differences, and that embryos all start out the same. Gender is a combination of many elements, chromosomes, anatomy, hormones, psychology and culture. We also reject the notion that patriarchy has always existed. Gender oppression is a key feature of capitalism. It arose with the advent of private property. As the program says, “Eradicating gender inequality will be crucial for putting capitalism altogether behind us and advancing to a higher stage of history.”

We reject the non-class based, unscientific notion that all women are sisters, oppressed equally, and united in an ability to bear children. Margaret Thatcher was never our sister.

The ending of gender oppression is fundamental to the liberation of all humanity. The Communist Party is proud to have trans and gender variant members. Together we join movements to end all forms of oppression – including racism, Islamophobia, transphobia, sexism, national chauvinism, and colonization. We are united in overthrowing capitalism, building a socialist society, and fighting for a future for our planet.

(Becky Buhay is the pseudonym of a long time feminist and member of the Communist Party’s Women’s Commission and Pride Commission.) 

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6. Election results no excuse for national chauvinism

Dave McKee

As the votes were being counted on October 21, it quickly became clear that the NDP was not going to see its much anticipated (and expected) breakthrough in Toronto. For the last two weeks of the campaign, polls consistently suggested that New Democrats were on track to win in the downtown ridings of Toronto Danforth, Parkdale-High Park, and Davenport. In the end, it wasn’t even close – the Liberals won the first two ridings by 8000 and 10,000 votes, respectively, and held Davenport by a close-but-comfortable 1500.

Across Ontario, the NDP won only six seats – less than half of what it was projected to take. It was an outcome that the pundits explained, very quickly, as arising out of strategic voting. Ontarians, it seems, are pragmatists who did what they thought they needed to do, in order to block a surge from Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives.

The NDP was blanked in Saskatchewan, losing all of the three seats it had won in 2015. This was immediately explained to be the result of voter anger and anxiety over a lack of attention and sympathy for the province’s resource-based economy. The pundits quickly pointed out that the Conservatives, who won every seat in Saskatchewan and 87% of the seats in the three prairie provinces, were merely benefitting from their pro-pipeline policies.

In British Columbia, the NDP had been expected to retain the 14 seats they won in 2015, but only managed eleven. The narrative here was that the Dippers had become tangled with the Greens in a fight for progressive support, allowing the other parties to benefit from a split vote.

And this brings us to Quebec. Upon seeing that the NDP had been reduced to a single seat, CBC anchor opined, “It is fair to also ask whether Quebec was ready for a person of colour to be leading a party.” When Chantal Hebert pointed out that the Bloc Quebecois “ate [all of] the Liberals, the Conservatives and the NDP,” Barton quickly moved to another question. Whereas elsewhere in the country, the NDP’s poor results were packaged into somewhat understandable or even supportable excuses, its near wipeout in Quebec was immediately attributed to racism.

Never mind that Maxime Bernier, leader of the ultra-right racist People’s Party was trounced in the Quebec riding he’d held since 2006. Never mind that a key issue for Quebecers is supply management in agriculture, a system the Bloc squarely committed to defending. Never mind that the same CBC election broadcast included a clip of an anglophone Canadian saying of Jagmeet Singh that “people aren’t ready for his [points to her hair] religion.” And never mind the numerous incidents of racism that Singh directly encountered in English-speaking Canada, virtually all of which were celebrated as examples of the NDP leader’s “principled response” rather than condemned as examples of xenophobia.

The narrative that “Quebec is the racist core of Canada” is not confined to CBC or other media pundits. It has, unfortunately, been echoed by some on the political left, with comments ranging from a smug tsk-tsk to outright bigotry against Quebecers. Much of this discourse seeks cultural evidence by pointing to Quebec’s “Law on the Secularism of the State”, Bill 21, which bans most public workers from wearing or displaying religious symbols and is widely understood to be focused on Muslims. But the legislation has received a lot of opposition within Quebec. The Parti communiste du Québec, which is a distinct entity within the Communist Party of Canada, wrote that Bill 21 is “secular in name only” and is political cover to hide “the true nature of the Legault government, that of a fundamentally reactionary, identity-based and nationalist government.” The PCQ argued that “the real purpose of this law is not only to divide, but to trivialize, legalize and institutionalize oppression and marginalization, of which Muslims are already the first victims.” Other organizations, including some unions and civil rights groups, opposed the law with analysis along similar lines.

Painting all Quebecers with the Bill 21 brush not only ignores the facts, but promotes a distorted view of Quebec which, like Bill 21 itself, serves to minimize the realities of national inequality and, ultimately, to divide the working class.

The NDP’s poor electoral result may not something to cheer, but analyzing it requires examining the complicated context that includes the limits of bourgeois democracy, the dynamics of the multi-national reality of Canada, and the overall political weakness of the NDP itself. And while it also includes an examination of racism and xenophobia, that is certainly no excuse for a wave of anti-Quebec bigotry.  That the election result has so quickly opened such commentary is an indication of the widespread national chauvinism in English-speaking Canada, and how close it lies to the surface.

Key issues like the climate crisis, the danger of militarism and war, and increasing social and economic precarity received distressingly short shrift in this election. The working class is staring down the barrel of a severe, multi-faceted crisis and the only way to confront it is through a massive united struggle that is forged through national, gender and racial equality.

The task of progressives in English-speaking Canada is to fight big-nation chauvinism, not to find excuses for peddling it.

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7. Ontario: education workers fighting “more than ever” for students

From the depths of the attic room where it was hidden from public view during the federal election campaign, Doug Ford’s Conservative government appears to have been backing away from much of its aggressive neoliberal austerity agenda.

Last year, the government was positioning itself for a major attack on the province’s already pitiful social assistance programs. Armed with a handily-revised financial report that showed Ontario’s deficit was larger than reported, and a review of social assistance that could have been penned by Ebenezer Scrooge, then minister Lisa MacLeod to cut $1 billion from Community and Social Services.

Surprise, then, that after a quiet but utterly sweeping cabinet shuffle, the government retreated from many of MacLeod’s planned cuts including the elimination of the Transitional Child Benefit.

The Tories have also blinked in other areas, including the hugely important education sector.

First up were 55,000 education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions includes educational assistants, custodians, early childhood educators, office administrators, library workers, tradespeople, instructors, IT specialists, child and youth workers, psychologists, social workers, and speech-language pathologists.

The government has pushed for cuts to services and programs, as well as a 1% cap on wages, pensions and benefits for education workers and teachers. In response, the unions have organized mass outreach campaigns to engage the public in the defense of public education. Parent and community activists have organized regular “walk-ins” at schools – solidarity pickets with teachers and education workers before school starts. The result was a rapid and strong growth in community support for the unions, and a widespread sense of mistrust in the government. Workers, it seems, have a better sense of defending public education than politicians elected to do just that.

Plagued by plummeting popularity, the last straw for Doug Ford may have been the threat of a strike by CUPE. With parent and community support for the union, and with school boards across Ontario declaring that they would close schools in the event of a strike, the Tories seem to have realized that they would be clearly carrying the blame for any disruption.

In the end, while they didn’t beat back the 1% wage cap, CUPE pushed back on most government demands and even won some gains. The union secured 1300 new jobs, maintained the sick leave and short-term leave plans, won an additional holiday (Family Day) for all members, increased training, and new funding for community use of schools.

The CUPE deal forms something of a template for the teachers’ unions, who are in bargaining as of press time. Here, the biggest single issue is perhaps the government’s moves to increase class size, an attack that is felt particularly harshly at the secondary level. Increasing class size directly impacts hiring for teachers, and it also results in drastic cuts to school funding.

So far, the three main teachers’ unions – ETFO, OSSTF and OECTA – have kept pace with one another during negotiations and appear to be maintaining a united demand that the government must remove the proposals to increase class size and remove class size caps in local contracts. The unions will likely be in a strike position around November 20.

Speaking with People’s Voice, a representative of one of the unions said, “this time around, bargaining is more than ever about students. The level of services is incredibly uneven across the province, depending on the school board and what resources it has. At the table, we’re trying to negotiate improved standards in the services and programs offered to students. Services for students shouldn’t depend on your postal code.”

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8. Uruguay, Argentina: A rising Pink Tide

Nino Pagliccia

In a political environment of unrest and protests from progressive sectors against neoliberal policies in Chile and Ecuador, great expectations have been focused on two Latin American countries that had presidential elections on October 27: Uruguay and Argentina. We are seeing a tendency towards a rebirth of the Pink Tide in the region.

With almost 100% of the votes counted there is no clear winner in Uruguay. Daniel Martinez of the governing leftist Frente Amplio coalition took a considerable 40.7% of the votes and Luis Lacalle Pou of the conservative Partido Nacional took 29.7%. According to electoral law a winner is declared with 50% plus one of the votes. They will go to a run-off election on November 24.

Martinez is a socialist activist and if he becomes president, he will follow in the political footsteps of current president Tabaré Vázquez, who has popular appeal and is considered politically progressive. Domestically Vázquez has been able to maintain a strong coalition and internationally he has established good regional relationships, including with Cuba and Venezuela.

Lacalle is pro-business and promised austerity measures during his campaign. His chances in the run-off will depend largely on how much support he can get from the other smaller parties. Both candidates will put a lot of effort into garnering that support over the next few weeks.

Argentina, on the other hand, has a new president assuming office on December 10, replacing right wing Mauricio Macri who has conceded to Alberto Fernandez.

Argentinian voters have clearly voted against the neoliberal policies of Macri and have chosen Alberto Fernandez and his vice-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (CFK) with 48% of the vote, compared to 40% for Macri. Only 45% was needed to avoid a runoff vote.

The election was mostly decided around economic issues. The ballot was a rejection of Macri’s neoliberal model that imposed an austerity program that has been in place for the last four years. Under that model Argentina has been on the verge of an economic recession while it’s dealing with a reported $50 to $100 billion debt, which has been a contributing factor to the 50% inflation rate, and increased unemployment and poverty levels. Thirty-five out of every one hundred Argentinians are estimated to have been pushed into poverty.

Alberto Fernandez came to centre stage in politics on May 18 when CFK, who was expected to launch her candidacy, surprisingly announced that Alberto Fernandez would be the presidential candidate for the Frente de Todos (Front for All) party and that she would be the vice-president. The Front for All is a progressive coalition of unions and social movements. The party is politically aligned with Peronism, named after the ideology of former president Juan Domingo Peron, based on social justice, economic independence and political sovereignty.

Alberto Fernandez himself has politically conservative roots; however, he was able to work with supporters of Peronism by rejecting IMF-imposed austerity measures and eventually became chief of staff in the Nestor Kirchner administration (2003-2007). When Cristina Fernandez, Kirchner’s wife, became president Alberto Fernandez turned critical of her administration. His criticism, though, was considered to be healthy self-criticism and not in contradiction with the overall progressive political stance.

Given CFK’s popularity in Argentina she may be considered the driving force behind the electoral success. However, her presidency (2007-2015) was not void of controversy. Some of her most contentious policies, such as increased taxation for agricultural exports and a fiscal austerity program, did not go through in the face of popular opposition. But she can also be credited for her policies to reduce poverty, including a universal child allowance program for parents in precarious economic situations. A UNICEF report attributed the reduction of extreme poverty by 30.8% and general poverty by 5.6% to this program.

The main reason CFK is considered a progressive president and part of the “Pink Tide” in the region is her foreign policy. She put Argentina’s sovereignty above IMF demands and consistently fully aligned herself with progressive leaders like Luiz Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff in Brazil, recently re-elected Evo Morales in Bolivia, Hugo Chavez and Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, and Rafael Correa in Ecuador.

Unlike Fernandez, CFK has a proven track record; but the two were brought politically closer through their opposition to Macri’s neoliberal policies. However, their once-different political positions raise questions about their future as a team in government. For the time being we have to believe that their common goal will be to work for a cohesive center-left administration. After December 10, when Fernandez will be sworn in as president, we will see how strongly they adhere to their progressive reputation.

The regional sentiment for a continued strong relationship with Argentina and rekindling of Latin America progressive movement is fully expressed in the congratulatory statement from the government of Venezuela, which says in part, “It is a triumph that expresses the hope of the Argentine people to walk the path to rescue social justice, economic independence and political sovereignty in their country. The massive electoral participation reinforces the legitimacy of the election process and sends a clear message from the Argentine people in rejection of the imposition of the criminal economic neoliberal policies of the International Monetary Fund, imposed without mercy in recent years by the authorities in office.” It also expresses the desire to “strengthen the integration mechanisms of Latin America and the Caribbean” as an indirect reference to Macri’s rejection of that integration.

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OCTOBER 16-31

1. Urgent: Peace Action Needed
2. Organizing against precarity: Academic workers
3. Where has - been during this federal election
4. Federal Election: Housing is a right!
5. ‘Army of Lovers’ shuts down far-right march in Toronto
6. Iran: from sanctions to solidarity – part 1
7. Iran: from sanctions to solidarity – part 2

8. Canada’s Minister of War

9. Clear need for intervention
10. The Real Venezuela: Dignified, Indivisible and Truthful

OCTOBER 1=15

Support builds for labour leader attacked for solidarity with Syria

What impact wouid proportional rep have made in Manitoba?

Don’t waste your vote

Federal Election: Closing the Gender Wage Gap

Will Pallister’s 100-Day Action Plan spark a labour fightback plan?

Canadian media attacks labour leader for Syria solidarity
Beautifully shot, but film of 1919 strike a missed opportunity
Trade union bars working class candidate from federal election forum
Canadian organizations issue joint letter of concern about Colombia

 

SEPTEMBER 16-30

1. On Strike for climate: Will it be socialism or extinction?

2. Actions highlight solidarity with Mount Ida resistance

3. Communists call for solidarity with Jammu and Kashmir

4. 407 – The Highway to Hell

5. Make peace an election issue

6. Addiction and recovery: Time for progressive strategies?

7. Trade union bars working class candidate from federal election forum

8. Blame for Amazon fire pinned on Bolsonaro and monopolies

9. WFTU: Amazon forest fires “an organized crime”

10. New Mexican president delivers same old neoliberalism

11. Salvadoran unions confront right-wing populist government

12. Argentina: Is the political pendulum swinging left again?

13. Colombian peace agreement failing, some rebels return to armed struggle

14. Hong Kong chaos: What’s it really all about?

15. “Hot-house flower” from the muck of brutal racism (Book review)

16. Federal Election Coverage: The Climate Crisis

 

 

SEPTEMBER  1

 Government Plans Many More Health Care Cuts


As Ford agenda comes into focus, the need for mass action enters the picture

 

Left Parties in India and Pakistan Condemn Modi’s Assault on Kashmir

 

BC Communists demand Education Minister’s ouster

 

What We Really Need to Know About the SNC Lavalin Affair

 

Trudeau’s Nunavut Housing Plan Made of Straw

 

CarePartners … or Partner in Crime?

 

Organizing against precarity: Part One in a series

 

The present and future of work: a class-based analysis

 

AUGUST 1

1. Bombs Away? Bombardier on track for takeover

2. Communists demand action to avoid war in Iran

3. Hiroshima: why the nuclear terror?

4. Forestry workers down saws to stop cuts

5. Canada: still a nuclear weapons country (Editorial)

6. Greek elections an omen for Canada? (Editorial)

7. Hong Kong protests part of the US/NATO destabilization campaign

8.Communist Party election campaign: “Manitoba can’t afford Tory austerity”

9. Navigating a Sea of Sanctions: DPRK’s ambitious project

10. Permanently Temporary: Workers fight predatory temp agencies

11.BC announces big operating surplus, but no deal for teachers

12. Music Notes

 

JULY 1

1) FORMER VSB CHAIR BLOWS THE WHISTLE ON B.C. LIBERALS

2) ACCUMULATING MINING PROBLEMS AT MACEHWIK SIPOHSISOL

3) WE CANNOT BE PASSIVE OBSERVERS OF US WAR THREATS - Editorial

4) WHO DOES THE EARTH BELONG TO? - Editorial

5) JUNIOR DOCTORS STRIKE TO EXPOSE INDIA'S POOR HEALTH SYSTEM

6) FOR A COMBATIVE ALLIANCE AGAINST LEGAULT AND THE BIG MONOPOLIES

7) WHY CANADA IS ALL INDIGENOUS TERRITORY

8) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

9) OTTAWA HIRES HITMAN TO OVERTHROW VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT

 

JUNE 16

1) MMIWG FINALLY RELEASES INQUIRY REPORT

2) INQUIRY ISSUES 231 "CALLS FOR JUSTICE"

3) MMIWG FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS DESERVE FULL SUPPORT

4) NEARLY DROPPING THE BALL: NL ELECTS MINORITY GOVERNMENT

5) DEFEAT FORD'S WAGE CUT LEGISLATION - DEFEND WORKERS' RIGHTS!

6) END THE GIVEAWAYS TO BIG ENERGY - Editorial

7) LABOUR COUNCILS SAY "NO" TO RACISM - Editorial

8) A MUST-READ WITH ONE UNFORTUNATE FLAW

9) "THE CURRENT POLITICAL DEADLOCK IN SUDAN. HOW DID WE END UP HERE?"

 

JUNE 1

1) CONCESSION DEMANDS MAY SPARK BC TEACHER STRIKE

2) LIBERAL "FRAMEWORK" MEETS GROWING RESISTANCE

3) A SHOCKING SETBACK IN INDIA - Editorial

4) YES, DOUG FORD HAS TO GO - Editorial

5) COMMUNIST PARTY WRAPS UP SUCCESSFUL 39TH CENTRAL CONVENTION

6) "THIS IS THE PARTY OF FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE!"

7) RIGHT-WING POPULISM AND THE GROWTH OF FASCISM

8) UN VOTES AGAINST BRITISH OCCUPATION OF CHAGOS ISLANDS

9) SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE IN SUDAN

10) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

MAY 16-31

1) EVA BARTLETT DISMANTLES MEDIA LIES

ABOUT VENEZUELA AND SYRIA

2) BC FEDERATION WELCOMES IMPROVEMENTS, BUT MUCH MORE IS NEEDED

3) THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IS TILTING - THINK LEFT

4) SALUTE TO THE WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE - Editorial

5) GREETINGS TO COMMUNIST PARTY DELEGATES  - Editorial

6) MILLIONS RALLY GLOBALLY FOR MAY FIRST

7) MAY DAY GREETINGS FROM THE CANADIAN PEACE CONGRESS

8) ZIZEK VS. PETERSON: DEBATE OF THE CENTURY?

 

MAY 1-15

1) MAY DAY 2019: BUILD A UNITED RESISTANCE AGAINST THE CORPORATE ATTACK!

2) AFTER KENNEY'S VICTORY, THE STRUGGLE IN ALBERTA CONTINUES

3) BC GOVERNMENT PUTS SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS AT RISK

4) BILL 21: DEFENDING DISCRIMINATION AND OPPRESSION IN THE NAME OF SECULARISM

5) NO SURPRISES FROM CANADA POST, SAYS CUPW

6) THE DANGEROUS WORLD OF WORK – Editorial

7) YES, THE WORKING CLASS IS STILL CHANGING THE WORLD - Editorial

8) THE BOSS WILL BE WATCHING YOU...

9) WITHOUT THE LEFT, WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN INDIA?

10) "THE UPSURGE OF LABOR SWEPT THE WEST LIKE A PRAIRIE FIRE"

11) SOLIDARITY FOR SUDAN: NO TO US/SAUDI INTERFERENCE

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

APRIL 16-30

1) EDMONTON DAILY REPORTS ON COMMUNIST CAMPAIGN IN ALBERTA

2) FAILURE TO LAUNCH: THE LIBERALS' FEDERAL BUDGET

3) OFL LAUNCHES "POWER OF MANY" CAMPAIGN

4) SYMPATHY FROM THE DEVIL? (Editorial)

5) PUT AWAY YOUR TINFOIL HATS! (Editorial)

6) THE PRICE OF EDUCATION, Letter to the Editor

7) PHOENIX PAY SYSTEM STILL BROKEN

8) ARE CHINA'S UYGHURS THE LATEST "WHITE MAN'S BURDEN"?

 

APRIL 1-15

1) IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, UNLESS WE UNITE AGAINST RIGHT-WING TERROR

2) FORD'S CLASS-SIZE CHANGES A TROJAN HORSE FOR SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS

3) NEW BRUNSWICK NURSING HOME WORKERS FIGHT TORY AUSTERITY

4) UJPO-CANADA REJECTS "FREE SPEECH" ISLAMOPHOBIA

5) STUDENTS STRIKE FOR SURVIVAL - Editorial

6) THE FEDERAL BUDGET: HERE WE GO AGAIN? - Editorial

7) ALBERTA COMMUNISTS CAMPAIGN FOR FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE

8) "SONIC ATTACKS" - THE BIZARRE CRIME WITH NO MEANS, MOTIVE OR EVIDENCE

9) CHICAGO TEACHERS OPPOSE US INTERFERENCE IN VENEZUELA

10) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

MARCH 16-31

1) PROSECUTE SNC LAVALIN FOR BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

2) NATIONALIZE GENERAL MOTORS IN CANADA!

3) SOME POSITIVES, BUT THE B.C. BUDGET FALLS FAR SHORT

4) OTTAWA'S INDIGENOUS POLICIES IN SHAMBLES - Editorial

5) THE STENCH OF HYPOCRISY -  Editorial

6) NO TO DIVISION, YES TO SOLIDARITY

7) THE PEOPLE UNITED: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES

8) FOR INTERNATIONAL WORKING CLASS SOLIDARITY - UNIONS OUT OF THE NED

9) CUBANS ENDORSE NEW CONSTITUTION

10) PEOPLE'S VOICE FUND DRIVE FOR $50,000 STARTS NOW!:

 

MARCH 1-15

1) SNC-LAVALIN SCANDAL: BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR LIBERALS

2) WOMEN: UNITE AND BUILD THE RESISTANCE!

3) REPRODUCTIVE LABOUR AND THE FAMILY: A SOCIALIST MODEL

4) CANADA'S "RULE OF LAW" HOAX - Editorial

5) "DIVIDED WE ROLL"? - Editorial

6) I.N.F. WITHDRAWAL ANOTHER DANGEROUS STEP TOWARDS CONFRONTATION

7) CANADA'S HANDS OFF VENEZUELA: NO COUP, NO SANCTIONS, NO "LIMA GROUP"

8) MUSIC NOTES, By Wally Brooker

 

FEBRUARY 15-28

1) ONTARIO MOVES TO PRIVATIZE HEALTH CARE

2) BC NDP GETS BREATHING SPACE IN BY-ELECTION WIN

3) INF SUSPENSION POSES GLOBAL THREAT - Editorial

4) INEQUALITY AND THE 2019 FEDERAL ELECTION - Editorial

5) MASS MOBILIZATION IN WASHINGTON TO OPPOSE NATO, WAR AND RACISM

6) CANADA VS. CHINA: BEYOND THE COMEDY

7) DESPERATION OF THE BJP AS INDIA'S ELECTION NEARS

8) COVERING FOR IMPERIALISM: THE "LIBERAL" NEW YORK TIMES

9) THE MEDDLERS-IN-CHIEF: MAKING ELECTIONS "COME OUT RIGHT"

 

 FEBRUARY 1-14

1) FORD "PUTTING STUDENTS FIRST" .... TO THE CHOPPING BLOCK

2) ALL FORM, NO SUBSTANCE: THE NL ALLIANCE PARTY

3) CUPW TO CANADA POST, GOVERNMENT: "THIS IS FAR FROM OVER”

4) UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF PEASANTS ADOPTED BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

5) INEQUALITY: A WIDENING PROBLEM - Editorial

6) CANADA UNDER THE MICROSCOPE - Editorial

7) L.A. TEACHERS IN HISTORIC STRIKE FOR BETTER SCHOOLS

8) REBUILD A POWERFUL, UNITED PAN-CANADIAN WOMEN'S MOVEMENT

9) BANK IMBALANCE: LIFE IN CANADA STILL A LOPSIDED "TALE OF TWO BANKS"

10) "LIMA GROUP" STEPS UP INTERFERENCE IN VENEZUELA

11) INDIAN ACT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST FIRST NATIONS WOMEN, SAYS U.N.

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

JANUARY 1-31

1) A PROUD MORNING   FOR MARITIME LABOUR
2) ONTARIO: MAKING 2019 A YEAR OF RESISTANCE
3) BC’S NDP-GREEN GOVERNMENT FACES BIG CHALLENGE
4) GLOBAL INEQUALITY STILL GROWING – Editorial
5) BROAD COALITION NEEDED TO DEFEAT PATRIARCHY – Editorial
6) THE POSTAL WORKERS STRUGGLE: VOICES FROM NEW BRUNSWICK
7) STOP THE FORD GOVERNMENT'S ATTACK ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE
8) YELLOW VESTS ATTRACT CANADA'S FAR RIGHT
9) KISAN MUKTI MARCH EMBODIES HUEY P. NEWTON'S CONCEPT
10) RELEASE MENG WANZHOU!
11) RALLIES CONDEMN RCMP ARRESTS OF LAND DEFENDERS
12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

2018

DECEMBER 1-31

1) COMMUNIST PARTY GEARING UP FOR ACTION IN 2019

2) SOLIDARITY WITH QUEBEC INTERNS' STRIKE

3) STOP THE GM CLOSURE! STOP NAFTA 2.0! NATIONALIZE GM'S OPERATIONS IN CANADA!

4) WITHDRAW BACK TO WORK LEGISLATION - NEGOTIATE, DON'T LEGISLATE!
5) A WORLD IN PAIN: THERE IS A CURE - Editorial

6) GM LAYOFFS: THE BRUTALITY OF CAPITALISM - Editorial

7) AMAZON WORKERS LAUNCH BLACK FRIDAY STRIKES AND PROTESTS

8) PAME LEADS MILITANT STRIKE ACROSS GREECE

9) YEMEN DEATH TOLL FAR HIGHER THAN PREVIOUS ESTIMATES

10) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker


NOVEMBER 16-30
1) STOP BANNON: HATE SPEECH IS CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

2) CUPW FIGHTING FOR ALL WORKERS! - Editorial

3) HOW NOT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

4) PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION? YES!

5) "WE WILL NOT BE ERASED, WE WILL FIGHT BACK"

6) AFTER THE MID-TERMS: WHAT NEXT? - Editorial

7) P3 PRIVATIZATION SCHEMES FAIL IN COUNTRY THAT INVENTED THEM

8) WOMEN IN CHINA: SCRAMBLING TOWARDS EQUALITY

9) NO BASIS FOR U.S. ACCUSATIONS IN WARMBIER CASE

10) CANADIAN PEACE CONGRESS MEETS NOV. 24-25
11) "CANADIAN FOREIGN POLICY SUPPORTS FEUDALISM, ZIONISM, FASCISM AND IMPERIALISM"

12) WARFARE, LAWFARE, AND LEGAL TROJAN HORSES

13) TELLING LABOUR HISTORY THROUGH A GRAPHIC NOVEL

 

NOVEMBER 1-15
1) CUPW STARTS ROTATING STRIKES FOR JUST COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS

2) MANAGEMENT PUTS PROFIT BEFORE HEALTH, SAYS CUPW

3) FIRST TAKE ON VANCOUVER ELECTION: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY?

4) KENNEDY CAMPAIGN A BRIGHT SPOT IN FRUSTRATING TORONTO ELECTION

5) CANADA'S SHAMEFUL HYPOCRISY ON SAUDI ARABIA - Editorial

6) SOLIDARITY WITH POSTAL WORKERS - Editorial

7) HEU DELEGATES WILL CHALLENGE HEALTH PRIVATIZERS

8) VOTE YES FOR PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION: HELP SHIFT B.C. POLITICS TO THE LEFT

9) TRUDEAU'S "RE-DO" COULD FACE NEW CHALLENGE

10) SITE C DAM: EXPENSIVE IN MANY WAYS

11) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

OCTOBER 16-31

1) UNIFOR SETTLEMENT WITH GM: CONCESSION BARGAINING IN THE AGE OF NEO-LIBERALISM

OVEMBER BERALS DISCARD PROMISE TO CONSULT FIRST NATIONS

3) COMMUNIST PARTY CALLS TO “MAKE EVERY VOTE COUNT”

4) ONE YEAR LATER... People’s Voice Editorial

5) MILITARISM IS KILLING US - Editorial

6) STANDING ROCK SIOUX REFUSE TO SURRENDER

7) TRADE DOESN’T SCARE POPULISTS LIKE US, BUT PLUTOCRACY DOES

8) PEACEKEEPING: FICTION VS. REALITY

9) AIDING & ABETTING: THE BRITISH MEDIA AND THE INVASION OF IRAQ

10) WOMEN’S SOLIDARITY BOAT TO GAZA HIJACKED BY ISRAEL

11) N.Z. EQUALITY SLIPS AWAY

12) ROBOTS AND US

 

OCTOBER 1-15
1) SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKE HUGE STEP FOR ANTI-FORD FIGHTBACK

2) BERNIER FORMS HARD-RIGHT "ANTI-PEOPLE'S" PARTY

3) FORD'S ATTACK ON LOCAL DEMOCRACY SHOWS NEED FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM

4) BC COMMUNISTS CAMPAIGN F OR "YES" VOTE ON P.R.

5) TAKING A PRINCIPLED STAND ON IRAN - Editorial

6) SALUTE TO CUPW FOR EQUITY WIN - Editorial

7) ONTARIO COURT RULINGS MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR RAPE VICTIMS TO GET JUSTICE

8) YORK U TARGETTING POLITICAL DISSENT

9) BC HEALTH COALITITOBERON BACKS PURCHASE OF PRIVATE MRI CLINICS

10) NORMAN BETHUNE: IT'S IMPORTANT TO GET IT RIGHT

11) CUBAN PRESIDENT BACKS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE EQUALITY

12) LVIV REGIONAL COUNCIL COUNCIL BANS PUBLIC USE OF RUSSIAN LANGUAGE

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker


SEPTEMBER 16-30

1) TRUMP'S TARIFF THREATS PROVE CANADA SHOULD EXIT NAFTA WHILE WE CAN
2) CORPORATE INTERESTS BEHIND FORD'S ATTACK ON LOCAL DEMOCRACY
3) VANCOUVER CIVIC ELECTION: IT'S COMPLICATED
4) WILL NAFTA-2 BOOST PHARMA COSTS? – Editorial
5) NEW PROVOCATIONS AGAINST SYRIA – Editorial
6) THIRTY YEARS AFTER THE NEWFOUNDLAND RAILWAY
7) COMMUNIST PARTY WELCOMES LEGAL VICTORY OVER TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE EXPANSION
8) WHO EXACTLY IS THE NDP MAKING FRIENDS WITH IN ISRAEL?
9) FOUR DENIALS: "STUDIES IN A DYING CULTURE" REVISITED
10) NINE DAYS IN NORTH KOREA
11) HUGE PEOEMBER 1-15PLE'S PROTEST IN NEW DELHI AS RESISTANCE GROWS

 

SEPTEMBER 1-15

1) LABOUR DAY 2018: TIME TO STEP UP THE FIGHTBACK!

2) NL HYDRO INCREASES HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR PUBLIC OWNERSHIP

3) PAST BC TEACHERS PRESIDENT SENTENCED FOR PIPELINE PROTEST

4) ALBERTA COMMUNISTS FOCUS ON ENERGY SECTOR AND  ENVIRONMENT

5) DARKNESS DESCENDING - CAPITALISM KILLS - Editorial

6) SYMBOLISM OR PROGRESS? - Editorial

7) DISCONTENT CITY NANAIMO CONFRONTS FASCISTS AND RIGHT-WINGERS

8) UFCW SLAMS WALMART'S SEXIST WORKPLACE POLICIES

9) ELECTIONS IN BRAZIL: UNWANTED HELP FROM A U.S. FRIEND?

10) "CHEMICAL WARFARE" CLAIMS AGAINST SYRIA EXPOSED BY INDEPENDENT RESARCH GROUP

11) CANADA'S HYPOCRISY ON DISPLAY IN MIDDLE EAST

12) KILLER BOMB WAS MADE IN USA

13)  MUSIC NOTES, By Wally Brooker

14) ANTI-WAR ACTIVIST TO SPEAK AT VANCOUVER & SURREY FORUMS

 

AUGUST 1-31

1) CANADIAN TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ! CANADA OUT OF NATO!

2) U.S. "OPEN SHOP" RULING A CHALLENGE TO WORKERS IN CANADA

3) FORD ATTACKS SEX ED - STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FIGHT BACK

4) DON'T SACRIFICE SUPPLY MANAGEMENT - Editorial

5) KNESSET MAKES APARTHEID OFFICIAL

6) TORY/SAUNDERS GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION PLAN JUST A DIVERSIONARY TACTIC

7) VANCOUVER LABOUR BACKS WIDE RANGE OF MUNICIPAL CANDIDATES

8) AFTER THE TRUMP-PUTIN MEETING: THE REAL STRUGGLE TO SAVE THE PLANET

9) LOOKING BACK ON OPERATION SOLIDARITY - A COMMUNIST PERSPECTIVE

10) LET'S NOT BE DISTRACTED BY HARPER; WE HAVE CHRYSTIA FREELAND TO CONTEND WITH

11) WHY MARX SAID RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE WON’T JUST BOOST PRICES

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

13) WORKERS OF ALL LANDS...?

14) COMMUNITY ACTIVIST HELEN KENNEDY RUNS FOR TDSB WARD 4

 

JULY 1-31

1) REFUGEES WELCOME: SCRAP THE "SAFE (1)THIRD COUNTRY AGREEMENT"
2) SYSTEMIC RACISM EMBEDDED IN CANADA'S PRISONS AND POLICE
3) FREELAND FAILS TO SEE THE EMERGING MULTIPOLAR WORLD
4) DPRK-US AGREEMENT A WELCOME STEP TOWARDS PEACE AND STABILITY
5) THE PEOPLE'S KOREA-USA AGREEMENT BRINGS GOOD NEWS
6) TARIFF WAR HITS WORKING PEOPLE – Editorial
7) FAMILY SEPARATION IS NOT NEW – Editorial
8) CANADA: IS THIS REALLY A COUNTRY OF PEACEKEEPING?

 9) VANCOUVER LABOUR BACKS BDS CAMPAIGN
10) MEXICAN CANDIDATE SAYS ECONOMY WOULD SURVIVE NAFTA COLLAPSE
11) CANADA ABSTAINS ON UN CONDEMNATION OF ISRAELI VIOLENCE
12) EL SALVADOR ERUPTS AS LEGISLATURE MOVES TO PRIVATIZE WATER
13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

JUNE 16-30

1) TRUMP'S TARIFFS MEAN CANADA NEEDS A NEW TRADE POLICY NOW!

2) ONTARIO CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT – 1995 REDUX?

3)"PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION MAKES YOUR VOTE COUNT"

4) NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY: JUNE 21 - Editorial

5) TRUMP'S TANTRUM MAKES OUR POINT - Editorial

6) BC CASINO WORKERS FIGHT FOR FAIRNESS

7) PEOPLE'S VOICE 25TH ANNIVERSARY: FOOD FOR THE BODY AND FOOD FOR THOUGHT

8) CANADIAN DELEGATES ATTEND MARX CONFERENCE IN CHINA

9)TRUDEAU'S PIPELINE DEAL BAILS OUT BIG OIL, SHAFTS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

10) NEPAL COMMUNISTS COMPLETE UNIFICATION

11) VICTORY WON BY THE WOMEN OF IRELAND


JUNE 1-15

1) INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICE POINTS AT DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS IN VENEZUELA

2) G7 SUMMIT: AN AGENDA OF AUSTERITY, POVERTY, ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION AND WAR

3) TAX DEBATES HAUNT ANNIVERSARY OF BC'S NDP GOVERNMENT

4) A HUGE VICTORY IN IRELAND – Editorial

5) SINGAPORE SUMMIT: ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN – Editorial

6) ONE CITY TRUSTEE CARRIE BERCIC CHALLENGES VSB BUDGET

7) COMMUNISTS CONDEMN ISRAEL'S SLAUGHTER OF PALESTINIANS

8) GLOBAL CLASS STRUGGLE

9) ROBESON REMEMBERED WITH RECORD AND ROW R

10) WHOSE RIGHTS? PEOPLES' RIGHTS!

11) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

MAY 16-31

1) MARX'S 200TH BIRTHDAY RELEVANT FOR WORKERS IN CANADA

2) LABRADOR STEELWORKERS STRIKE NEARS TWO MONTHS

3) TRANNSPARENCY AT THE HEART OF MAY 20 ELECTIONS IN VENEZUELA

4) ONTARIO ELECTION: DEMAND A PEOPLE'S ALTERNATIVE

5) ANOTHER ISRAELI MASSACRE IN GAZA – Editorial

6) CLEAR AS MUD ON THE WEST COAST – EdItorial

7) VANCOUVER PEACE COUNCIL FORMED TO PROMOTE STRONGER ANTI-WAR ACTION

8) PM TRUDEAU: CONDEMN FASCIST VIOLENCE IN UKRAINE AGAINST PETRO SIMONENKI AND THE CPU

9) THE ROT BENEATH THE SURFACE

10) CHINESE REPORT SLAMS US HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

11) GLOBAL CLASS STRUGGLE

12) "NO WAR WITH SYRIA" SAYS VDLC

 

MAY 1-15

1) COMMUNISTS TO RUN 13 IN ONTARIO ELECTION

2) NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR BUDGET 2018: THE PATCH JOB

3) KINDER MORGAN: THE REAL NATIONAL INTEREST

4) TRADING AWAY CANADIAN JOBS AND SOVEREIGNTY

5) MAY DAY 2018: WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE AGAINST WAR AND REACTION

6) VICTORY OVER FASCISM - YESTERDAY AND TODAY – Editorial

7) SOLIDARITY WITH U.S. TEACHERS! – Editorial

8) UNIONIZED TIM HORTONS EMPLOYEES TO OBTAIN FIRST CONTRACT

9) AIRSTRIKES ON SYRIA - ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL

10) CUBAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLETES HISTORIC PROCESS OF RENEWAL IN LEADERSHIP

11) COMMUNIST PARTY JOINS HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL SERVICE IN ST. JOHN'S

12) FISK REPORT CASTS NEW DOUBTS ON EXCUSE FOR ATTACK ON SYRIA

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

14) GLOBAL CLASS STRUGGLE

 

APRIL 16-30

1) CONDEMN ISRAEL'S MASSACRE,  ENFORCE UN RESOLUTIONS

2) STEELWORKERS IN LABRADOR CITY STRIKE

3) CUPE 2424 WINS PENSION SECURITY IN MONTH-LONG STRIKE

4) UNPRECEDENTED HIKES PUSH UNB STUDENTS TO ACTION

5) A BATTLE WON IN THE CLIMATE WARS - Editorial

6) IS THERE A PATTERN HERE? - Editorial

7) EXPULSION OF RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS IS PART OF A DANGEROUS NEW COLD WAR

8) VENEZUELA ACCUSED OF "RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE”?

9) CBC INFLUENCED BY ZIONIST LOBBY

10) AFTER LATEST GAZA MASSACRE, CANADA MUST IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON ISRAEL

 

APRIL 1-15

1) CANADA’S ENTRY INTO MALI STRIFE: ANOTHER AFGHANISTAN FIASCO?

2) CORPORATE GAINS LEAVE ORDINARY WORKERS IN THE DUST

3) WILL CANADA’S NAFTA NEGOTIATORS GIVE AWAY THE STORE?

4) LNG TAX BREAKS MUST BE REJECTED

5) ENVIRONMENTALISTS WARN LNG TAX BREAKS IGNORE CARBON FOOTPRINT

6) VANCOUVER CIVIC SPECULATION HEATS UP

7) BE AFRAID.... VERY AFRAID - Editorial

8) THE CHILD PRISONERS OF ISRAEL - Editorial

9) DELEGATION OF COMMUNISTS VISITS BOLIVARIAN VENEZUELA

10) HUGO CHAVEZ IN THE MINDS OF DELEGATES IN CARACAS

11) MADURO IS THE COMMUNISTS’ CANDIDATE IN VENEZUELA

12) THE BOOK ON LENIN THAT BHAGAT SINGH WAS READING BEFORE HANGING IS MORE RELEVANT TODAY

13) SPAIN’S PERSECUTION OF CATALAN LEADERS CONTINUES

14) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker


MARCH 16-31

1) THE FRYING PAN OR THE FIRE: TRUMP’S TARIFFS SHOULD KILL NAFTA NOW

2) FEDERAL BUDGET 2018: A KISS AND A PROMISE

3) BC BUDGET 2018: WEIGHING UP THE NUMBERS

4) CARLETON U SUPPORT STAFF STRIKE TO CONTROL THEIR PENSIONS

5) YORK U EDUCATION WORKERS STRIKE AGAINST JOB CUTS

6) MOBILIZE TO ELIMINATE RACISM! - Editorial

7) FEDERAL WORKPLACE HARASSMENT NOT ACCEPTABLE - Editorial

8) THE “FUTURE” OF WAR

9) “LIMA GROUP”: BREAKDOWN OF OAS PRINCIPLE OF NON-INTERVENTION

10) LABOUR IN CHINA: HARMONY OR STRUGGLE

11) BJP MOCKS SCIENCE, HAILS MYTH, DISRUPTS INDIA’S SOCIAL P”?ACE

MARCH 1-15

1) WOMEN* RISE UP

2) DISABILITY JUSTICE NETWORK EMERGING IN ONTARIO

3) U.S. BANS MILITANT UNIONIST

4) ACTION ON OPIOID CRISIS MEANS CONFRONTING CORPORATE PROFITEERS

5) MIND-BOGGLING HYPOCRISY - Editorial

6) THE UNENDING PHOENIX FIASCO - Editorial

7) SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DEMANDS FOR JUSTICE!

8) JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S TRAIL OF BROKEN PROMISES

9) SUPPORT INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES RESISTING THE TRANSMOUNTAIN PIPELINE EXPANSION

10) RESET THE INQUIRY INTO MURDERED AND MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS

11) DOES DEMOCRACY FIT THE CORPORATE MIND OF REX TILLERSON?

12) MUSIC NOTES

13) PEOPLE’S VOICE 25th ANNIVERSARY FUND APPEAL

 

FEBRUARY 15-28

1) LABOUR AGAINST RACISM AND OPPRESSION: HAMILTON'S SHUT DOWN HATE INITIATIVE

2) INDIGENOUS CHILD WELFARE REFORM REMAINS BURNING ISSUE

3) VANCOUVER LOOKS TO BIG CHANGES AT CITY HALL

4) SOBEYS LOCKS OUT B.C. SAFEWAY WORKERS

5) LIBERALS EXPAND SPYING POWERS - Editorial

6) ELECTORAL REFORM: THE NEXT CONTEST - Editorial

7) DRIVERLESS TRUCKS ARE WIPING OUT JOBS

8) FEBRUARY 4, 1992 - A WARNING OF A NEW PUNTOFIJISMO CONSENSUS

9) FARC LAUNCHES PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

10) CARILLION COLLAPSE SHOWS THE NEOLIBERAL DOGMA HAS FAILED

11) FOURTH PALESTINIAN CHILD THIS YEAR KILLED BY ISRAEL

12) RUSSIAN COMMUNISTS SLAM "MEDIA VACUUM" AGAINST CANDIDATE

 

FEBRUARY 1-15

1) “UNIFOR AND THE CLC SHOULD GET BACK TO THE TABLE”

2) ONTARIO WORKING CLASS PUSHING FOR AN ANTI-AUSTERITY BUDGET

3) THE VANCOUVER SUMMIT FIASCO – Editorial

4) A DOUBLE-DOUBLE AND HIGHER WAGES - Editorial

5) OMNITRAX: PROFITEER TAKES CANADA TO COURT

6) CAP U CLEANERS STRUGGLE CONTINUES

7) RICHEST 1 PERCENT TOOK 82 PERCENT OF WEALTH CREATED LAST YEAR

8) EXPECTATIONS FOR A 2018 ELECTION YEAR IN LATIN AMERICA

9) OVER ONE MILLION U.S. CITIZENS VISITED CUBA IN 2017

10) HOW U.S. CORPORATIONS BACKED HITLER FASCISM

11) AN APOLOGY FOR IMPERIALISM IN A COLOURFUL PACKAGE

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

JANUARY 1-31

1) “VANCOUVER GROUP SUMMIT”: ESCALATING IMPERIALIST THREATS OF SANCTIONS AND WAR

2) "INDEPENDENCE AND A CONVENTION TO ARRANGE DETAILS!"

3) AJAX DEFEATED, SITE C GOES AHEAD

4) OCEANEX CHALLENGES MARINE ATLANTIC AS "UNFAIR COMPETITION"

5) SOLIDARITY, NOT SANCTIONS - Editorial

6) THE BEYAK SCANDAL AND BEYOND - Editorial

7) LONGSHORE UNION, CIVIL LIBERTIES G__PS FIGHT C-23

8) SITE C APPROVAL PUTS CORPORATE PROFITS OVER PEOPLE’S INTERESTS

9) ICELAND LEGISLATES PAY EQUALITY

10) TRUMP’S JERUSALEM STATEMENT IS A DECLARATION OF WAR

11) WOMEN’S MARCH ON CANADA RETURNS FOR 2018

12) THE US MEDIA BIAS AGAINST VENEZUELA

13) “LET RUSSIAN TEAM COMPETE AT PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS”

14) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

2017

DECMBER 1-31

O1) OFL UNITY DISRUPTED AS DELEGATES ADOPT CONTROVERSIAL ELECTION PLAN

2) BIG TASK TO OVERCOME POVERTY IN BC

3) COMMUNIST PARTIES CALL TO RESIST IMPERIALISM AND FASCISM

4) COMMUNISTS WELCOME COURT RULING AGAINST ELECTION DEPOSITS

5) A NOT-SO-MERRY HOLIDAY SEASON - Editorial

6) SITE C DECISION LOOMS - Editorial

7) COMBATTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

8) WOMEN JOURNALISTS FACE HARASSMENT

9) BACK IN THE USSR - CELEBRATING GREAT OCTOBER IN LENINGRAD AND MOSCOW

10) “VENEZUELA IS LIVING A TRANSCENDENTAL HISTORIC MOMENT”

11) CAPILANO U PUSHED TO PROVIDE LIVING WAGE FOR CLEANERS

12) DISTORTIONS OF THE TRUTH IN UKRAINE

 

 NOVEMBER 18-30

1) VENEZUELA SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT TO FREELAND: LIMA GROUP NOT WELCOME IN TORONTO

2) MONTREAL PEACE ACTIVISTS SAY “YES TO PEACE, NO TO  NATO!"

3) DAY OF ACTION FOR PUBLIC HOUSING: ANTI-POVERTY GROUPS CALL FOR CROSS-CANADA ACTIONS ON NOVEMBER 22

4) UNITED CONSERVATIVE PARTY PROMISES HARD-RIGHT WEDGE IN ALBERTA

5) CONFRONTING HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT

6) YOUTH SHOW THE WAY OF THE FUTURE

7) NEW DIRECTIONS FOR SOCIALISM IN CHINA?

8) XIX WORLD FESTIVAL OF YOUTH AND STUDENTS: A CHALLENGING FESTIVAL CONCLUDES WITH SUCCESS

9) SPANISH LEFT DENOUNCES “SELF COUP” AGAINST CATALONIA

10) “FIX OUR SCHOOLS” CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN ONTARIO

11) MAKING VANCOUVER “SAFE”: 50 PEOPLE GATHER TO FORM LOCAL ANTI-FASCIST GROUP

12) OFL CONVENTION: POWER ON OR ON STANDBY? FIVE KEY QUESTIONS FOR ONTARIO LABOUR

 

NOVEMBER 1-15

1) NATIONALIZE BOMBARDIER: STOP THE GIVEAWAY

2) THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF GREAT OCTOBER

3) UNITY STRATEGY NEEDED FOR 2018 CIVIC ELECTION IN VANCOUVER

4) ONTARIO COLLEGE FACULTY ON STRIKE AGAINST PRECARIOUS WORK

5) OPPOSE DIVISIVE BILL 62 - Editorial

6) IMPERIALIST HYPOCRISY - Editorial

7) THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION’S IMPACT ON LABOUR AND POLITICS IN CANADA

8) CUPW URGES WYNNE TO STRENGTHEN BILL 148

9) “MOST DANGEROUS PERIOD SINCE 1962"

10) PV SELLER DIES ON THE DANFORTH - A VICTIM OF AUSTERITY

11) NATIONAL CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY A MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN BOLIVARIAN DEMOCRACY

12) SOCIALIST AND ANTI-IMPERIALIST SPIRIT IN CARACAS

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

OCTOBER 16-31

1) MORNEAU’S EVER-SO-MODEST TAX REFORMS

 2) WHAT ARE THE FACTS ABOUT POVERTY IN CANADA?

3) ONE CITY CANDIDATES SLAM PUBLIC SUBSIDY OF ELITE PRIVATE SCHOOLS

4) NO POLICY SHIFT BY FEDERAL NDP - Editorial

5) TRUMP SIGNALS MASS GENOCIDE - Editorial

6) CUBA HURRICANE RELIEF OFF TO GOOD START

7) SPAIN’S ACTIONS DENY CATALONIA’S RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION

8) “SOCIALISM WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS” - THE STATE ROLE IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC

9) “WE ARE ALL VENEZUELA” - AN ACTION PLAN FOR WORLD SOLIDARITY

10) THE KURDISTAN REFERENDUM: IRAQI COMMUNISTS CALL FOR DIALOGUE

11) NEPAL COMMUNIST PARTIES TO MERGE

12) TRUMP THREATENS GENOCIDE, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

 

OCTOBER 1-15

1) COMMUNIST PARTY, LABOUR, SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUPS SPEAK OUT AGAINST NAFTA

2) CAMI WORKERS STRIKE GM FOR PENSIONS, JOB SECURITY

3) THE WORLD MEETS IN CARACAS TO BUILD SOLIDARITY WITH VENEZUELA

4) SHUT DOWN SITE C NOW, COMMUNISTS URGE

5) BC ELECTORAL FINANCE LAW FALLS SHORT - Editorial

6) WAR DANGER GREATER THAN EVER - Editorial

7) WHERE ARE THE WOMEN IN CUPE?

8) WHY NOT IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON THE U.S.?

9) TOP AFL-CIO LEADERS AND THE HEALTH CARE CRISIS - A DRIVERLESS CAR

10) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

11) COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS CRITICIZES BILL C-59

12) PEOPLE IN CRISIS

 

SEPTEMBER 16-30

1) DIVISIONS COMPLICATE VANCOUVER COUNCIL AND TRUSTEE BYELECTION
 2) ACTIVISTS CALL FOR END TO THREATS AGAINST VENEZUELA

 3) RCMP SPYING ON BLACK LIVES MATTER IN CANADA

4) FTQ CONDEMNS THE RISE OF INTOLERANCE AND RACISM

5) NEEDED: PROGRESSIVE TAXATION - Editorial

6) SOLIDARITY: OUR URGENT PRIORITY - Editorial

7) NEW ATTACKS ON WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN NOVA SCOTIA

8) UNIFOR BACKS BDS CAMPAIGN

9) TRENDS IN UNION DENSITY IN ONTARIO

10) “OUR QUESTIONS ABOUT CANADA’S DEFENCE BUDGET”

11) RE-ENGAGING UNIONS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM

12) AN EXPERT LOOKS AT THE STATE OF CUBA-US RELATIONS

13) HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF & RECONSTRUCTION FOR CUBA CAMPAIGN

 

SEPTEMBER 1-15

1) UNITE AND FIGHT FOR JOBS, DEMOCRACY, SOVEREIGNTY, AND PEACE

2) HUGE VANCOUVER RALLY BLOCKS NAZI GATHERING

3) WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT CHARLOTTESVILLE

4) BRAMPTON ACTIVISTS RALLY FOR AFFORDABLE PUBLIC HOUSING

5) PARKDALE RENT STRIKE ENDS IN VICTORY

6) UNITE AGAINST NAZI TERROR - Editorial

7) PEACE IS A WORKING CLASS ISSUE - Editorial

8) RACISM - A CAPITALIST TOOL

9) WORLD PEACE COUNCIL SLAMS NEW DPRK SANCTIONS

10) NATIONS MUST REJECT VENEZUELA INVASION PLANS AT U.N. SESSION

11) SOUTH AFRICA POLITICAL TENSIONS HEATING UP

12) U.S. UNIONS CONDEMN FASCIST VIOLENCE

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

AUGUST 1-31

1) GET OUT OF NAFTA NOW!

2) UNIONS SAY MINIMUM WAGE AND WORKERS’ RIGHTS SHOULD BE NDP PRIORITY

3) UNION LEADERS JOIN BC NDP CABINET

4) NO TO WAR AND OCCUPATION: STOP TRUDEAU’S SPENDING INCREASE

5) TREATY ALLIANCE TO RESIST TAR SANDS EXPANSION

6) THE HATE CAMPAIGN AGAINST OMAR KHADR - Editorial

7) CELEBRATION AND CAUTION - Editorial

8) NLFL BACKS CALL FOR PHARMACARE

9) LESSONS FROM THE 1811 INDEPENDENCE OF VENEZUELA

10) COMBATING HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA IN CUBA

11) CLASS DIVIDE THREATENS CHILDREN, SAYS UNICEF

12) MUSIC NOTES

 

JULY 1-31

1) BILL C-59: ANOTHER THREAT TO DEMOCRACY

2) AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!

 3) YCL-LJC PREPARES FOR 19TH WORLD FESTIVAL OF YOUTH & STUDENTS

4) INDIGENOUS MOVEMENTS & ALLIES CALL FOR JULY 1 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

5) 150 YEARS, NO REASON TO PARTY - Editorial

6) CUBANS REJECT LATEST U.S. THREATS - Editorial

7) THE GRENFELL FIRE: AUSTERITY IS TERRORISM

8) THE EVOLUTION OF A SOCIAL MOVEMENT

9) TUDEH PARTY SLAMS WASHINGTON’S AGGRESSION

10) THERESA MAY’S POLITICAL CAREER DEAD IN THE WATER?

11) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

JUNE 16-30

1) LIBERALS PREPARE FOR WAR WITH 70% INCREASE IN MILITARY SPENDING

2) A BIG WIN BRINGS NEW CHALLENGES FOR B.C. WORKING PEOPLE

3) 2017 BC ELECTION - BRITISH COLUMBIANS HAVE SPOKEN

4) CANADA 150: WHITEWASHING THE GENOCIDAL HISTORY OF COLONIALISM

5) ONTARIO COMMUNISTS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN: “HOUSING FOR PEOPLE - NOT PROFIT!”

6) NEW HOPE FOR WORKING PEOPLE - Editorial

7) ABOLISH CHILD LABOUR! - Editorial

8) “NEW” DEFENCE POLICY - STILL MADE IN WASHINGTON

9) “A LITTLE CROOKED HOUSE” TRUDEAU, MORNEAU, BMO AND KPMG INC.

10) POWER IS WITHIN SIGHT FOR THE LABOUR PARTY, BUT THE LEFT MUST REMAIN VIGILANT

11) U.S. HEALTH CARE HAS A RELAPSE

12) THE PLOT TO SCAPEGOAT RUSSIA

 

JUNE 1-15

1) BRITISH COLUMBIANS VOTE FOR CHANGE

2) DIVIDED LABOUR MOVEMENT LEAVES CLC CONVENTION STILL DIVIDED

3) A CLOSER LOOK AT ONTARIO’S HEALTH FUNDING “INCREASE”

4) CLC CONVENTION BACKS PALESTINIAN PRISONERS’ DIGNITY STRIKE

5) B.C. VOTED FOR CHANGE! - Editorial

6) SOLIDARITY WITH THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION - Editorial

7) URGENT CALL FOR SENATE TO SUPPORT BILL C-16

8) ANGELA DAVIS IGNITES CLC HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM

9) WHO IS BREAKING THE CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER IN VENEZUELA?

10) A PAINFUL ANNIVERSARY

11) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

MAY 16-31

1) BACK FROM THE GRAVE? SECRET TPP TALKS RESUME IN TORONTO

2) SISTERS STALLED IN THE TRADES

3) CANADA’S WEALTHY TAX-DODGERS WRITE OFF INCOMES

4) GREED KILLS: THE WESTRAY DISASTER - Editorial

5) BACK OFF THREATS AGAINST  DPRK - Editorial

6) BREAK FROM STATUS QUO, URGES YOUNG COMMUNIST CANDIDATE

7) SURREY COPS TERRORIZE BLACK TEENAGER

8) AUSTERITY, FASCISM AND POLITICAL UPHEAVALS IN FRANCE

9) SYRIZA YIELDS TO EU CREDITORS OVER PENSION CUTS

10) THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR  BETRAYAL IN BARCELONA

11) RUSSIAN CONGRESS OF CANADA CALLS FOR FAIR INVESTIGATION OF ODESSA TRAGEDY

12) DEFEAT THE COUP AGAINST THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC

 

MAY 1-15

1) UNITE AND FIGHT FOR JOBS, DEMOCRACY, SOVEREIGNTY, EQUALITY AND SOCIALISM!

2) NEW REPORT DEMOLISHES LIBERAL CLAIMS FOR SITE C DAM

3) DOWN TO THE WIRE IN B.C. - Editorial

4) THE LONGEST WAR CONTINUES - Editorial

5) TEACHERS OUT IN FRONT

6) VANCOUVER & DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL OPPOSES U.S. BOMBING

7) “CHILDREN OF THE SAME COUNTRY”

8) MILITANT MAY DAY GREETINGS FROM THE WFTU

9) CANADA’S OPPORTUNIST STANCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS

10) CHEMICAL WEAPONS - DANGER BEYOND SYRIA

11) NO TO ILLEGALIZATION OF THE PCV!

12) HUNGER STRIKE LAUNCHED BY PALESTINIAN PRISONERS

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

14) HURRAH FOR THE FREE PRESS!

 

APRIL 16-30

1) TELL TRUMP – NO WAR! HANDS OFF SYRIA

2) ACT NOW TO CONDEMN US MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA! DEMAND CANADA OPPOSE THIS WANTON AGGRESSION!

3) AGAINST THE “ALT-RIGHT” ON CAMPUS

4) DEFEAT THE BC LIBERALS, VOTE FOR FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE

5) EARTH DAY AND CLIMATE JUSTICE - Editorial

6) WORKPLACE DEATHS: A CAPITALIST DISEASE - Editorial

7) A CANADIAN SURGE?

8) CORNER BROOKERS RALLY IN DEFENCE OF MEDIA FREEDOM

9) RCMP ADMITS TO “STINGRAY” USAGE

10) SAY NO TO U.S. AGGRESSION AGAINST  DPRK!

11) TIME FOR PRESIDENT ZUMA TO RESIGN, SAYS SACP

12) UK UNIONS WARN TORIES OVER BREXIT

13) CRUISE MISSILE ATTACKS: A NEW STEP IN WASHINGTON’S LONG CLASS WAR ON SYRIA

 

APRIL 1-15

1) CORPORATIONS PLEASED WITH FEDERAL BUDGET

2) SASKATCHEWAN BUDGET MAKES LIFE HARDER FOR RURAL PEOPLE

3) CPC LEADERSHIP ANALYZES NEW POLITICAL SITUATION

4) QUEBEC COMPANIES BREAK ANTI-SCAB RULES

5) CHRYSTIA FREELAND’S FAMILY HERITAGE ISSUES

6) THE BILLIONAIRE BANKERS - Editorial

7) UNITE TO RESIST HATE GROUPS - Editorial

8) SOLIDARITY IN OPPOSITION TO THE NEOLIBERAL IDEOLOGY

9) “HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF WORKERS WILL STRIKE MAY 1"

10) DEADLY COAL MINE EXPANDS IN COLOMBIA

11) “A TRUE GIANT OF IRISH POLITICS"

12) THE FABRICATED “NATIONAL MYTH” OF CANADA

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker4)

 

MARCH 16-31

1) HYDRO ONE: EXPANDING THE PUBLIC SECTOR TO PRIVATIZE IT

2) THE NOVA SCOTIA TEACHERS STRIKE IN PERSPECTIVE

3) BCTF WINS RESTORED COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT LANGUAGE

4) RACISM DISGUISED AS PATERNALISM: THE CASE OF SENATOR BEYAK

5) MOBILIZE TO DEFEAT THE RACIST AGENDA

6) U.S. PUTS “BOOTS ON THE GROUND” - Editorial

7) UNITY CAN BLOCK RACISM -  Editorial

8) MOBILIZE AGAINST MANITOBA HYDRO RATE HIKES

9) STRIKING YORK FOOD SERVICE WORKERS WIN $15 AND FAIRNESS

10) STATSCAN REPORT BREAKS DOWN GENDER PAY AND EMPLOYMENT GAPS

11) MOBILIZATION DEFEATS GERRYMANDERING ATTEMPT BY QUEBEC LIBERALS

12) END CANADIAN COMPLICITY IN THE “DIRTY WAR” - HANDS OFF SYRIA NOW!

13) WHY IS THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT ESCALATING ITS BELLIGERENCE TOWARDS RUSSIA?

 

MARCH 1-15

01) M-103, KEILIE LEITCH, AND THE “FREEDOM” RALLY

 02) ORIGINS OF IWD – A MILITANT CELEBRATION

03) ORGANIZE FOR FULL GENDER EQUALITY NOW

04) “FAR FROM EQUALITY, WOMEN ARE STILL FIGHTING”

05) GENDER PARITY COULD TAKE 170 YEARS TO ACHIEVE

 06) INEQUALITY: STILL A FACT OF LIFE

07) THE POLITICS OF OIL

 08) TRUDEAU MUST “GET REAL” ABOUT THE DEVASTATING IMPACTS OF NEOLIBERALISM AND FREE TRADE

09) MUSIC NOTES By Wally Brooker

10) CLAUDIA JONES, FOUNDER OF THE NOTTING HILL CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL

11) OPINION SHIFTS FROM PRO-ZIONIST VIEWS

 12) WHY WE NEED TO RAISE $50,000 FOR THE WORKING CLASS PRESS

13) ) POLICE IGNORE SEX ASSAULT COMPLAINTS ACROSS CANADA

14) NEWFOUNDLANDERS STAND IN SUPPORT OF MUSLIM COMMUNITY

15) THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOUR CLOTHES ARE STILL FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS

 16) LATIN AMERICA – A KEY PLAYER IN A MULTIPOLAR WORLD

17) SEX WORKERS FACE INCREASED HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS

18) BEWARE BLAIR’S EU AGENDA

19) ARMS SPENDING HITS NEW RECORD

 

FEBRUARY 15-28

1) COMMUNISTS DEMAND IMMEDIATE GOVERNMENT ACTION ON US-INSPIRED HATE CRIME

2) QUEBEC MOSQUE ATTACK SHOWS CANADA IS NOT FREE FROM RACISM

3) COLD LAKE SENIORS CARE LOCKOUT

4) THERE IS ANOTHER CHOICE - Editorial

5) WAR DANGER HAS NOT DISAPPEARED - Editorial

6) CHRISTY CLARK - B.C’S BIG BUSINESS PREMIER

7) RESTORE DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS TO VANCOUVER VOTERS

8) CLC ANTI-MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN

9) COMMUNISTS DEMAND ELECTORAL REFORM & LEGISLATION TO ENACT MMP

10) LOOKING FOR A REALLY GOOD OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT? HERE IT IS

11) BILLIONS FROM SAUDI WAR CRIMES

12) THE REAL COUP OF HUGO CHAVEZ ON FEBRUARY 4, 1992

13) “RESIST FROM BEGINNING TO END, STRATEGICALLY AND CONSISTENTLY”

 

FEBRUARY 1-14

1) CANADA NEEDS A NEW TRADE POLICY - NOT A NEW NAFTA DEAL

2) THE WOMEN’S MARCH: PROFOUND RESISTANCE TO TRUMP’S MISOGYNY AND RACISM

3) “THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING”

4) FIRST, THE BAD NEWS.... - Editorial

5) THEN THE GOOD NEWS - Editorial

6) MI’KMAQ NATION FILES CLAIM TO A THIRD OF NEW BRUNSWICK

7) “TRUMP IS NO FRIEND OF THE WORKERS”

8) A DISCUSSION OF HOMOPHOBIA IN CUBA

9) BACCHUS SETS FACTS STRAIGHT ON V.S.B. BUDGET

10) EIGHT BILLIONAIRES VS. 3.6 BILLION IN POVERTY

11) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

12) THE INTERSECTION OF RACE AND CLASS

 

JANUARY 1-31

1) ON ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY, MEDICARE IS BEING SYSTEMATICALLY STARVED

2) CUPE WOMEN STEP UP THE FIGHT ON THE PICKET LINES

3) CHILDREN’S AID LOCKS OUT NORTHERN ONTARIO WORKERS

4) PRECARIOUSNESS AND POVERTY FOR YOUNG WORKERS: STATSCAN REPORT

5) RENEGOTIATING NAFTA?

6) LOOPHOLES, LOBBYISTS AND LIES - Editorial

7) PROTECT MARITIME JOBS AND ENVIRONMENT - Editorial

8) ONTARIO’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN A GIFT TO DEVELOPERS

9) DEFEND PEOPLE AND NATURE, NOT BIG OIL PROFITS

10) ARMED DRONES PART OF TRUDEAU’S NEW MILITARY

11) CEOs STILL RIDING THE HIGH INCOME GRAVY TRAIN

12) EVEN LEONARD PELTIER’S PROSECUTOR CALLS FOR CLEMENCY

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

14) FIDEL CASTRO SPEAKS OF JAN. 1, 1959, IN HIS OWN WORDS

 

2016

 

DECEMBER 1-31

1) CANADA ELECTIONS ACT CHANGES FALL FAR SHORT

2) COMANDANTE FIDEL: COMBATANT TO THE END

3) CANADIAN COMMUNISTS SALUTE THE MEMORY OF FIDEL CASTRO

4) UNITE AGAINST BIG OIL - Editorial

5) THE HATE CAMPAIGN AGAINST JUSTIN TRUDEAU - Editorial

6) WEALTH GAP STILL WIDENING, SAYS REPORT

7) CHILD POVERTY IN BC: FACTS AND FIGURES

8) WOUNDED KNEE III IN THE MAKING?

9) PRESIDENT OBAMA, REMEMBER LEONARD PELTIER

10) TRUMP WAS NOT A “PEACE CANDIDATE”

11) APPEAL OF THE 18TH INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF COMMUNIST AND WORKERS’ PARTIES

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

13) A TAPE THAT FURTHER REVEALED A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY

 

NOVEMBER 16-30

1) UNITE AGAINST TRUMP’S ULTRA-RIGHT RACISTS!

2) THE DEATH OF COLTEN BOUSHIE: A STORY OF CANADIAN VALUES

3) BILL C-51 AND THE SPIRAL OF HOSTILITY AND WAR

4) A YEAR OF BROKEN LIBERAL PROMISES

5) TPP DEAD IN THE WATER WITHOUT FIRST NATION CONSENT

6) POWER COMES FROM KNOWLEDGE - Editorial

7) “FIGHT THE FEES!” TAKES OFF - Editorial

8) LONGSHORE UNION RALLIES AGAINST CETA

9) THE TACTICS POLICE USE TO SPY ON JOURNALISTS WERE PRACTISED ON ACTIVISTS FIRST

10) HEU DELEGATES SLAM US-STYLE HEALTH CARE

11) THE LANGUAGE OF THE EMPIRE

12) WHY THE TPP IS BAD FOR PUBLIC HEALTH

13) VANCOUVER SUN APOLOGIZES FOR FALSE STATEMENTS

 

NOVEMBER 1-15

1) ONTARIO: “BASIC” INCOME OR “BASEMENT” INCOME?

2) COMMUNIST LEADERSHIP SLAMS TRUDEAU’S BROKEN PROMISES

3) MUSKRAT FALLS: DISSENT AND RESISTANCE BUILDING

4) PINKWASHING AT HALIFAX PRIDE AGM

5) ALL OUT ON NOV. 2: BUILD THE STUDENT STRUGGLE FOR FREE POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

6) HIGH STAKES IN U.S. ELECTION - Editorial

7) FIRST CETA, THEN TPP.... - Editorial

8) SHORTCHANGED: MAKE WORK PAID, EQUAL AND VALUED FOR WOMEN

9) ACT NOW TO SILENCE THE DRUMS OF WAR OVER SYRIA

10) U.S. LABOUR ACTIVISTS AT WORLD TRADE UNION CONGRESS

11) SUPPORT THE PEACE ACCORD IN COLOMBIA

12) SIGNS OF POLITICAL INBREEDING IN THE UNITED STATES

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

14) TUDEH: 75 YEARS FOR IRAN’S FIGHTING WORKING CLASS PARTY

 

OCTOBER 16-31

1) UNIFOR SETTLEMENT WITH GM CONCESSION BARGAINING IN THE AGE OF NEO-LIBERALISM

 2) LIBERALS DISCARD PROMISE TO CONSULT FIRST NATIONS

3) COMMUNIST PARTY CALLS TO “MAKE EVERY VOTE COUNT”

 4) ONE YEAR LATER... People’s Voice Editorial

5) MILITARISM IS KILLING US - Editorial

6) STANDING ROCK SIOUX REFUSE TO SURRENDER

7) TRADE DOESN’T SCARE POPULISTS LIKE US, BUT PLUTOCRACY DOES

8) PEACEKEEPING: FICTION VS. REALITY

9) AIDING & ABETTING: THE BRITISH MEDIA AND THE INVASION OF IRAQ

10) WOMEN’S SOLIDARITY BOAT TO GAZA HIJACKED BY ISRAEL

11) N.Z. EQUALITY SLIPS AWAY

12) ROBOTS AND US

 

OCTOBER 1-15

1) SAVE CANADA POST FROM THE SECRET PUBLIC INQUIRY

2) THE STRIKE OF MONTREAL’S VIEUX-PORT WORKERS

3) VANCOUVER SCHOOL TRUSTEES URGED TO EXPAND FIGHTBACK

4) ALBERTA HEALTHCARE: THE HUMAN COSTS OF AUSTERITY

5) END THE BLOCKADE NOW! - Editorial

6) WINNERS AND LOSERS IN B.C. ECONOMY - Editorial

7) THE PERMANENT WAR ECONOMY AND DEINDUSTRIALIZATION

8) WHO ARE THE “WHITE HELMETS”?

9) POLICE: PALACE GUARDS AND COUNTER-INSURGENTS

10) “STRUGGLE-INTERNATIONALISM-UNITY”: WFTU CONGRESS IN DURBAN

11) CUBA-US RELATIONS - THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

12) MUSIC NOTES

13) CLIMATE CHANGE, PROFIT AND NATURE

 

SEPTEMBER 16-30

1) “THE BIGGEST INDIGENOUS GATHERING IN OVER A CENTURY”

2) SOLIDARITY WITH TREATY 8 CARAVAN TO STOP THE SITE C DAM!

 3) THE UNIFOR BROMANCE WITH JUSTIN TRUDEAU

4) THE TEMPEST AND THE TPP

5) SALUTE TO POSTAL WORKERS - Editorial

6) BIG STEP FOR PEACE IN COLOMBIA - Editorial

7) NEW BRUNSWICK’S THREATENED WILDLIFE HABITAT

8) FACTS ON B.C. EDUCATION FUNDING CRISIS

9) MAURICE RUSH: A LIFETIME DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF SOCIALISM

10) IS A U.S.-SPONSORED “SOFT” COUP TAKING PLACE IN VENEZUELA?

11) BIGGEST GENERAL STRIKE IN INDIA’S HISTORY

12) WHO PROFITED FROM THE $440 BILLION GREEK BAILOUT? NOT GREEKS

 

 

SEPTEMBER 1-15

1) BUILD MASS LABOUR STRUGGLES AND A PEOPLE’S COALITION

2) ONTARIO’S ELECTORAL REFORM ANOTHER BLOW TO DEMOCRACY

3) COMMUNIST PARTY BC TO RUN CANDIDATES IN BOTH KAMLOOPS RIDINGS

4) BRAMPTON ACTIVISTS RALLY AGAINST HYDRO ONE SELL-OFF

5) THE BIG “STEAL” IN HAMILTON - Editorial

6) BDS IS A STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE - Editorial

7) “IT SEEMS LIKE THE TORIES STILL RUN THE POST OFFICE”, SAYS CUPW LEADER

8) EMPLOYER-BASED HEALTH CARE IS FAILING U.S. WORKERS

9) CLASS CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST THE ELDERLY

10) “HINDUTVA SURGE” HURTS INDIA’S PEACE AND PROGRESS

11) U.S. 2016 ELECTIONS: A CUBAN VIEW... FROM 1888

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

AUGUST 1-31

1) ON THE BREXIT AND THE FIGHT FOR REAL AND FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE

2) NO NATO WARMONGERING IN EUROPE

3) HOUSING CRISIS: GROUND ZERO IN BURNABY

4) RACISM - IT’S A CANADIAN THING - Editorial

5) A PREDICTABLE CATASTROPHE - Editorial

6) THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE LATIN AMERICAN UNION...DREAM

7) TRUDEAU’S PENSION REFORM: WHERE’S THE BEEF?

8) WORLD PEACE COUNCIL MEETS IN TORONTO

9) TRILATERAL PEACE CONFERENCE PROPOSALS FOR COORDINATED ACTION

10) WOMEN’S RESISTANCE AGAINST INDIA’S MODI GOVERNMENT

11) “ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN DEFEAT THE ENEMIES OF HUMANITY”

12) “WORKING POVERTY IN METRO VANCOUVER” 

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

JULY 1-31

1) FREELAND CONFRONTS ANGER OVER TPP IN HER RIDING

2) SAVE PUBLIC EDUCATION - REJECT THE B.C. LIBERAL TWO-TIER SCHOOL AGENDA

3) LATIN AMERICA: CIVIL SOCIETY CAMPAIGNS AGAINST TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

4) NO CANADIAN TROOPS IN THE BALTICS! - Editorial

5) PENSION BATTLE ENTERS NEXT ROUND - Editorial

6) CUBA: PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY IN A ONE-PARTY SYSTEM

7) AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL! - Pride 2016 Statement

8) A VICTORY FOR POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY - DEFEAT FOR EU-IMF-NATO AXIS

9) WHY THE MORNING STAR URGED A “LEAVE” VOTE

10) THE INFAMY OF DYING IN PRISON

11) HISTORIC LABOUR STRUGGLE ROCKS FRANCE

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

JUNE 1-30

1) QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY

2) OBAMA’S “NEW” U.S. FOREIGN POLICY AND LATIN AMERICA

3) CPC WRAPS UP SUCCESSFUL 38th CENTRAL CONVENTION

4) SILENCE AND INDIFFERENCE: INDIGENOUS WOMEN TESTIFY TO POLICE VIOLENCE

5) LIBERALS CONTINUE MILITARIST BINGE - Editorial

6) PUSH BACK AGAINST TPP - Editorial

7) SOLIDARITY WITH ATTAWAPISKAT AND INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE STRUGGLES!

8) SOLIDARITY WITH POSTAL WORKERS - BLOCK THE ATTACK ON PUBLIC SERVICES

9) NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR: REJECT AUSTERITY, FIGHT FOR A PEOPLE’S ALTERNATIVE

10) THE WILDFIRE TRAGEDIES – A CALL FOR RADICAL ACTION AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING

11) “RED SPRING” FOR LEFT IN KERALA STATE

12) THE BERNIE SANDERS EFFECT

13) FEAR AND LOATHING IN THE EMPIRE

14) MUSIC NOTES - By Wally Brooker

15) DRAWN TO CHANGE: GRAPHIC HISTORIES OF WORKING CLASS STRUGGLE”

 

MAY 16-31

1) BOILING UP HELL, DOWN AT 60 HARBOUR STREET

2) THE TPP AND ITS IMPACT ON LABOUR IN CANADA

3) WORKERS RALLY ON MAY DAY ACROSS THE WORLD

4) BIRTHDAYS AND CHAINS, FROM CONFEDERATION TO TODAY

5) GREETINGS TO CPC DELEGATES - Editorial

6) IS THE HONEYMOON OVER? - Editorial

7) IS NEWFOUNDLAND MOVING TO “VOLUNTEER LIBRARIES”?

8) THE TPP HANDS CONTROL OVER TRADE TO THE WORLD’S WEALTHIEST

9) CLOSE THE CANSEC WEAPONS BAZAAR

10) BRAZIL’S CTB CONDEMNS COUP PROCESS

11) STILL NO ANSWERS FOR AYOTZINAPA RELATIVES

12) VENEZUELA CONDEMNS U.S., OAS OVER CALLS TO INVOKE DEMOCRATIC CHARTER

 

MAY 1-16

1) MAY DAY 2016: BUILD COALITIONS, STRUGGLE TO CREATE A COMMON FRONT

2) BREAKING THE CYCLE OF EXPLOITATION: REACTING TO THE NL PROVINCIAL BUDGET

3) MASSIVE DEFEAT FOR MANITOBA NDP

4) CANCEL HATE MAIL DELIVERIES! - Editorial

5) STILL WORKERS AFTER 130 YEARS - Editorial

6) ONTARIO WOMEN IN RETAIL JOBS FACE GENDER GAP

7) LOCKED-OUT WORKERS HOLD FIRM AT RIDEAU-CARLETON RACEWAY SLOTS

8) OBAMA THE BIGGEST DECEIVER IN CUBA

9) WFTU SENDS MILITANT MAY DAY SALUTE TO THE WORKING CLASS

10) DEATH FROM OVERWORK ON THE RISE IN JAPAN

11) CANADA SHOULD STOP SUPPORTING UKRAINE GOVERNMENT

12) MOSSACK FONSECA LIFTS THE LID ON GLOBAL CAPITALISM

13) SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA - NO IMPERIALIST INTERFERENCE

14) HINDUTVA, THE THREAT TO INDIA’S SECULAR ENVIRONMENT

15) “INDIA UNDER MODI” SPEAKING TOUR

16) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

17) THE EMPIRE’S NEW TACTICS

18) THE CUBAN PEOPLE WILL WIN, ASSERTS FIDEL AT 7TH PCC CONGRESS

 

APRIL 16-30

1) 2016 FEDERAL BUDGET: NEW MODEL CAR, NOT MUCH GAS

2) DISPOSABLE LAW, DISPOSABLE WORKERS, DISPOSABLE MORALITY

3) A POLITICAL VIEWPOINT FROM THE MANITOBA ELECTION

4) SOLIDARITY WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER-TORONTO

5) EARTH DAY AND THE WORKING CLASS - Editorial

6) SOLIDARITY WITH POSTAL WORKERS - Editorial

7) ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS AND THE WORKING CLASS

8) TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

9) THE SINGLE PAYER MOVEMENT IN THE U.S. IS GROWING

10) ECUADOR’S PRESIDENT DEMANDS RELEASE OF ALL THE PANAMA PAPERS

11) GERARDO HERNANDEZ WELCOMED TO TORONTO

12) EL HERMANO OBAMA AND COMPANERO FIDEL

13) UNPAID, UNEQUAL, AND UNDERVALUED

 

APRIL 1-15

1) PEACE MOVEMENTS MOBILIZE AGAINST EXPANDING WARS IN MIDDLE EAST

2) COMMUNISTS CAMPAIGN IN MANITOBA ELECTION

3) MANITOBA REALITIES AND GENUINE SOLUTIONS

4) NEEDED: ANTI-TPP STRATEGY - Editorial

5) SOLIDARITY WITH LATIN AMERICA - Editorial

6) COUNCIL OF CANADIANS CALLS TPP “CONSULTATION" A SMOKE SCREEN

7) END THE CHILD AND FAMILY CRISIS IN MANITOBA

8) COMMUNIST CANDIDATE CHALLENGES YOUTH CRISIS IN MANITOBA

9) POWER TO THE PEOPLE, SAYS DUCHARME

10) CARRY ON THE LEGACY OF BERTA CACERES

11) VENEZUELANS BACK MADURO’S VISION OF A SOCIALIST FUTURE

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker 

13) PV FUND DRIVE PASSES 33%

 

MARCH 16-31

1) COURT SIDES WITH U.S. STEEL

2) WALTZING CHRYSTIA AND THE TPP

3) TELL PARLIAMENT TO REJECT THE TPP!

 4) ONTARIO LIBERALS “FREE TUITION” IS A LIE

5) NEEDED: A UNITED VOICE FOR WOMEN - Editorial

6) ALL OUT AGAINST WAR ON MARCH 19 - Editorial

7) PARKDALE TENANTS CONTINUE TO ORGANIZE

8) KAMLOOPS COMMUNISTS DEMAND GOVERNMENT ACTION ON HOUSING

9) WHAT IS TO BE DONE, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR?

10) SUPPORT BDS - CONDEMN ISRAELI APARTHEID!

11) HONDURAN ACTIVIST RECEIVED THREATS FROM CANADIAN COMPANY

12) CPC CONVENTION RESOLUTION HONOURS COMMUNIST WOMEN LEADERS

13) DAVID FRANCEY LAUNCHES EMPTY TRAIN TOUR

14) ON THE SO-CALLED BREXIT

15) GOOD FIRST WEEK FOR PV FUND DRIVE

 

MARCH 1-15

1) REPORTS HIGHLIGHT OPPRESSION OF INUIT, INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN QUEBEC

2) 2016: HARPER’S GONE, BUT THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY CONTINUES!

3) LABOUR’S ROLE IN STOPPING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

4) MASS ACTION IS NEEDED TO DEFEAT THE BC LIBERAL BUDGET

5) PARLIAMENT’S RACIST MOTION - Editorial

6) CONGRATULATIONS TO CUBA! - Editorial

7) A WIDE-RANGING AND DEMOCRATIC DISCUSSION BEGINS

8) GENDER PAY GAP IN CANADA IS TWICE THE GLOBAL AVERAGE

9) A POPULAR ENERGY PROGRAM FOR CANADA - STRENGTHEN THE DIALOGUE

10) END ALL CANADIAN MILITARY INTERVENTIONS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA!

11) “VOTE TO LEAVE EU” ON JUNE 23

12) RELEASE POLITICAL PRISONER ANA BELEN MONTE

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

14) PV FUND DRIVE - WE NEED $50,000 TO STAY IN PRINT

 

FEBRUARY 15-29

1) COMMUNIST PARTY OF CANADA ELECTS FIRST WOMAN LEADER

2) CONVENTION PLANS, LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT COMMUNIST PARTY CC MEETING

3) OURR POSITION AGAINST AJAX

4) WEALTHIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH EVADE TAXES

5) CANADA NUMBER ONE IN NAFTA LAWSUITS

6) TIME TO RENEW ANTI-WAR ACTION - Editorial

7) BLACK HISTORY MONTH - Editorial

8) ARE WE PART OF THE DARK SIDE?

9) SOLIDARITY WITH NEPAL AGAINST INDIA’S BLOCKADE

10) JOURNALISTS OR COURTESANS?

11) MILITARY’S “CARBON BOOTPRINTS” CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CRISIS

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

FEBRUARY 1-14

1) OPPOSITION TO SITE C DAM KEEPS GROWING

2) STOP SITE C, URGE B.C. COMMUNISTS

3) SCABS: THE SECRET INGREDIENT AT COVERED BRIDGE

4) WEALTHIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH EVADE TAXES

5) CANADA NUMBER ONE IN NAFTA LAWSUITS

6) TIME TO RENEW ANTI-WAR ACTION - Editorial

7) BLACK HISTORY MONTH - Editorial

8) ARE WE PART OF THE DARK SIDE?

9) SOLIDARITY WITH NEPAL AGAINST INDIA’S BLOCKADE

10) JOURNALISTS OR COURTESANS?

11) MILITARY’S “CARBON BOOTPRINTS” CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CRISIS

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

 

JANUARY 1-15

1) TIME TO SCRAP ANTI-COMMUNIST MONUMENT IN OTTAWA

2) B.C. BY-ELECTIONS A REFERENDUM ON LIBERAL CORPORATE AGENDA

3) BETWEEN THE SUN AND THE NORTH WIND

4) CANADA’S SHAMEFUL HOUSING FAILURE - Editorial

5) COP21: HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY? - Editorial

6) AN INITIAL ANALYSIS OF THE COP21 CLIMATE AGREEMENT

7) CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT KIND OF WORLD AT THE CLOSE OF THIS CENTURY?

8) THE STORY BEHIND THE MILITIAS AT MALHEUR REFUGE

9) ONE YEAR SINCE CUBA-U.S. DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS RE-ESTABLISHED

10) VENEZUELA: THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

11) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

12) COMMUNIST PARTY OF UKRAINE BANNED

 

 

2015

 

DECEMBER 1-31

1) SAY NO TO WAR, RACISM AND TERROR – WELCOME THE SYRIAN REFUGEES

2) OFL LEADERSHIP SHIFTS RIGHT

3) THE CLOCK HAS BEEN TICKING FOR 600 YEARS

 4) INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS – Editorial

5) LET THE WAR RESISTERS STAY! - Editorial

6) OPEN LETTER CALLS FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON C-51

7) TPP TEXT REVEALS CORPORATE ENSLAVEMENT

8) GLOBAL MARCHES CALL TO SAVE THE PLANET

9) TELL LIBERALS TO SCRAP ANTI-COMMUNIST MEMORIAL

10) MAURICE RUSH MARKS 100TH BIRTHDAY

11) B.C. GOVERNMENT STILL IN DENIAL OVER POVERTY RATES

12) BIG JOLT FOR BJP IN BIHAR ASSEMBLY POLLS

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

14) AFTER THE SHOCK, FIGHT BACK AGAINST IMPERIALISM AND ITS NIGHTMARES

 

 

NOVEMBER 16-30

1) EDUCATION BARGAINING: ANOTHER MADE-IN-QUEENS-PARK MESS

2) “REAL CHANGE” AND THE ONTARIO FEDERATION OF LABOUR CONVENTION

3) CUPE ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT, ADOPTS “STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS”

4) MASS ACTION CAN HALT HYDRO PRIVATIZATION

5) CELEBRATIONS AND A CAUTION - Editorial

6) GETTING THE INQUIRY RIGHT - Editorial

7) THE LITTLE CAMPAIGN WITH BIG IDEAS

8) QUEBEC COMMON FRONT STANDS FIRM

9) NANAIMO GOLF CLUB LOCKOUT UPDATE

10) 17th IMCWP CALLS FOR “COMMON ACTION AGAINST IMPERIALISM AND FASCISM”

11) “A STRONG REJECTION OF THE PRO-AUSTERITY AND PRO-WAR AGENDA”

12) ARCTIC INITIATIVE FOR PEACE AND AN ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

13) DOCUMENTARY EXPOSES POLITICAL MASS MURDER IN MEXICO

14) THIS YEAR, PUT THE COMMUNIST PARTY ON YOUR GIFT LIST!

 

NOVEMBER 1-15

1)  ELECTION 2015 – IMPORTANT VICTORY, NEW CHALLENGES

2) COMMON FRONT LAUNCHES ROTATING STRIKES ACROSS QUEBEC

3) U.S. STEEL OR US STEAL?

4) TRUDEAU’S INDIGENOUS POLICY: GRASSROOTS PRESSURE NEEDED

5) THE RCMP: A NATIONAL DISGRACE - Editorial

6) UNFAIR ELECTIONS MUST CHANGE - Editorial

7) WHY SHOULD MINORITIES IN CANADA AND INDIA FEEL UNLOVED?

8) WHO ARE THE POLITICAL PRISONERS IN COLOMBIA?

9) PORTUGAL: PRESIDENT ASKS RIGHT TO FORM GOVERNMENT DESPITE LEFT MAJORITY

10) PRESIDENT OF INDIA FACES DEMONSTRATORS IN PALESTINE

11) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

12) RUSSIAN INTERVENTION EXPOSES COALITION LIES

 

OCTOBER 16-31

1) FRONT COMMUN RALLY DRAWS 150,000 AGAINST QUEBEC AUSTERITY ATTACK

2) LABOUR UNDER ATTACK BY LABOUR? THE OFL CONVENTION 2015

3) MANY “FIRSTS” FOR COMMUNIST PARTY CAMPAIGN

4) HARPER TOSSES HIS GRENADE - Editorial

5) THE TPP BATTLE IS JUST BEGINNING - Editorial

6) COMMUNIST PARTY: “ELIMINATE TUITION FEES AND STUDENT DEBT”

7) LOOK AT THE FACTS ABOUT HARPER’S RACIST ANTI-NIQAB STRATEGY

8) VANCOUVER TRUCKERS OWED MILLIONS BY COMPANIES

9) ALBERTA LABOUR DEMANDS HIGHER OIL ROYALTIES

10) AYOTZINAPA: ONE YEAR LATER

11) REFUGEES AND WARS: TIME FOR PEACE

12) THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS: GREEK VOTERS ANGRY, DISILLUSIONED

 

OCTOBER 1-15

1) CANADA HELPED CREATE THE CRISIS - NOW WE MUST WELCOME REFUGEES

2) GETTING NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR WORKING

3) THE LEAP MANIFESTO AND THE COMMUNIST PLATFORM - SOME PARALLELS AND DIFFERENCES

4) MR. HARPER’S RACIST SIGNALS - Editorial

5) LABOUR CAN’T AFFORD A NEW TORY MAJORITY - Editorial

6) GROUPS SPEAK OUT AGAINST QUEBEC’S ANTI-MEDICARE BILL 20

7) APOLOGY WAS “STRATEGIC ATTEMPT TO KILL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL STORY”

8) FOREIGN SAILORS PAID A PITTANCE IN CANADIAN WATERS

9) STOP SILENCING PALESTINE SOLIDARITY!

10) UNPACKING THE GREEN PARTY POLICY ON ISRAEL-PALESTINE

11) A LONG TIME FOR KILLING

12) PROTESTS SPREAD ACROSS IRAQ

13) KKE ON THE GREEK ELECTION RESULTS

14) 65TH BIRTHDAY OF “INDIAN PABLO NERUDA” CELEBRATED IN BRAMPTON

15) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

SEPTEMBER 16-30

1) BIG PARTIES HAVE NO ANSWERS TO ECONOMY’S PLUMMET

2) THE REAL STATE OF THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

3) HOW AN WE SOLVE CANADA’S HOUSING CRISIS?

4) MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT DOCUMENTS TORY IMMIGRATION CHANGES

5) OPEN THE DOORS FOR CANADA’S VICTIMS - Editorial

6) SECRET REPORT ON GENDER INEQUALITY - Editorial

7) “LET SELFISHNESS END” - FIDEL’S PROPHETIC WARNING

8) GUATEMALAN PRESIDENT COMPELLED TO RESIGN

9) REFUGEE CRISIS: THE ROOT CAUSE IS IMPERIALISM

10) HORRORS IN AUSTRALIA’S OFFSHORE DETENTION CENTRES

11) DEATHS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

12) UE BECOMES FIRST NATIONAL U.S. UNION TO ENDORSE BDS

 

SEPTEMBER 1-15

1) WORKERS UNITE AGAINST THE CORPORATE AGENDA

2) ELECTION MESSAGE FROM THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CANADA

3) TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS WON BY ONTARIO TEACHER UNIONS

4) MAKE PEACE AN ELECTION ISSUE - Editorial

5) GRAPPLING WITH TOUGH QUESTIONS - Editorial

6) BILL C-24 “TWO-TIER CITIZENSHIP” UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SAYS LAWSUIT

7) ANTI-LABOUR BILL SEEKS TO ELIMINATE UNIONS, NOT ENFORCE TRANSPARENCY

8) STOP HYDRO PRIVATIZATION IN ONTARIO

9) FEDERAL PARTY LEADERS NOT UP FOR DEBATING GENDER EQUALITY

10) MOUNT POLLEY TOXIC SPILL: LOOKING BACK ONE YEAR

11) NDP PURGES CANDIDATES OVER PRO-PALESTINE POSITIONS

12) IN THE FACE OF THE EARLY ELECTIONS IN GREECE

13) AFTER LAND, IT’S LABOUR ON MODI’S CHOPPING BLOCK

14) RALLIES FOR A NEW CANADA ON SEPT. 12

15) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

AUGUST 1-31

1) THE GREEK PEOPLE HAVE OUR WHOLE-HEARTED SOLIDARITY

2) THE LONG ROAD TO LGBTIQ EQUALITY: NEXT STEP – DEFEAT HARPER

3) “DRAMATIC ESCALATION IN MILITARISM AND THE DRIVE TO WAR”

4) 4) A TRIUMPH FOR SOCIALIST CUBA - Editorial

5) DEFEAT THE CORPORATE AGENDA - Editorial

6) NANAIMO GOLF CLUB WORKERS LOCKED OUT SINCE APRIL

7) LATEST SPARK! - PHILOSOPHY, THE FAMILY AND MUCH MORE

8) ABOLITION OF UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE SYSTEM IN QUEBEC: AN ATTACK AGAINST ALL CANADIANS

9) NO TO THE NEW “LEFT-WING” MEMORANDUM

10) COLOMBIAN ARMY KILLED CIVILIANS TO BOOST BODY COUNT

11) PORTUGUESE ELECTION CAMPAIGN ABOUT TO BEGIN

12) MUSIC NOTES

 

JULY 1-31

1) MEDICARE SUPPORTERS BREATHE SIGH OF RELIEF

2) QUEBEC POSTAL WORKER JOINS FREEDOM FLOTILLA

3) COMMUNIST PARTY LEADERSHIP GEARS UP FOR FEDERAL CAMPAIGN

4) CANADIAN NETWORK ON CUBA CONVENTION SETS PRIORITIES

5) CELEBRATE PRIDE AND DEFEAT HARPER! - Editorial

6) CONFRONTING RACISM AND FASCISM - Editorial

7) MASS STRUGGLE IS STILL THE KEY TO VICTORY

8) “RECONCILIATION MEANS ACKNOWLEDGING GENOCIDE AND TAKING ACTION TO END COLONIALISM”

9) ECUADORIANS MOBILIZE AGAINST LATEST COUP ATTEMPT

10) US HOUSE BARS ARMS FOR KIEV NEO-FASCISTS

11) DISMANTLE GUATEMALA’S CRIMINAL POLITICAL STRUCTURE

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

JUNE 16-30

1) “RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS CULTURAL GENOCIDE”

2) “WE WANT TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE”, SAYS AFN CHIEF BELLEGARDE

3) “THIS WAS NOT JUST A CRIME – IT WAS GENOCIDE”

4) METIS NATIONAL COUNCIL “DISAPPOINTED” BY TRC REPORT

5) PM REJECTS TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION - Editorial

6) BROAD UNITY CAN FORCE C-51 REPEAL - Editorial

7) CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM, BUT A MASS MOVEMENT FOR DISARMAMENT IS NEEDED

8) 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF A LABOUR STRUGGLE THAT CHANGED CANADIAN HISTORY

9) CLC NOT IMPRESSED BY MAY UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS

10) FREEDOM FLOTILLA III: THE SHIP TO GAZA SAILS AGAIN

11) SECRET TISA PACT TO ROB FROM THE POOR, AND GIVE TO GLOBAL TRANSPORT FIRMS

12) TTIP: NOW IT GETS POLITICAL

 

 

JUNE 1-15

1) ONTARIO LIBERALS SCHEME TO PRIVATIZE HYDRO ONE

2 )QUEBEC: THE PKP- PHENOMENON

3) STRIKING ONTARIO TEACHERS ORDERED BACK TO WORK

 4) DELIVER A NEEDS-BASED FUNDING FORMULA FOR QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION

5) CORONER RULES SAWMILL DEATHS “ACCIDENTAL”

6) WHOPPER OF THE MONTH AWARD - Editorial

7) APARTHEID IS THE REAL HATE CRIME - Editorial

8) CONSERVATIVES PUSHING TO CRIMINALIZE ISRAELI BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN

9) IRAN: NUCLEAR “DEAL” A TIMID, IMPERFECT STEP IN A BETTER DIRECTION

10) CANADIAN TROOPS HAVE NO PLACE IN UKRAINE CONFLICT

11) FIGHTING CHEVRON IN WASHINGTON, DC

12) REAL, EXISTING CAPITALISM AND THE CHALLENGE FOR AN ALTERNATIVE

13) MUSIC NOTES

 

 

May 16-31

1) CRITICS SLAM 2015 CONSERVATIVE FEDERAL BUDGET

2) CHALLENGES FACE NEW NDP MAJORITY IN ALBERTA

3) TORONTO’S CAMPAIGN FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION FIGHTS BACK

4) NEW ONTARIO TORY LEADER FUELS CAMPAIGN OF IGNORANCE

5) VICTORIA ACTIVISTS REJECT MLA INTIMIDATION TACTICS

6) VICTORY FOR OMAR KHADR! - Editorial

7) A GLIMPSE INTO OFFICIAL RACISM - Editorial

8) QUEBEC UNION BACKS BDS CAMPAIGN

9) “BRIGADISTAS” RETURN HOME FROM CUBA

10) MAY DAY 2015: CELEBRATIONS AND STRUGGLES ACROSS THE WORLD

11) 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY OVER NAZI-FASCISM

12) WHAT’S REALLY BEHIND THE WAR AGAINST ISIS?

13) BANDUNG AT 60

 

May 1-15

1) MAY DAY 2015: SOLIDARITY AND STRUGGLE AGAINST AUSTERITY

2) DURHAM TEACHERS STRIKE AGAINST WAGE FREEZE AND EDUCATION CUTS

3) VANCOUVER DOCK FIRE AND FUEL SPILL RAISE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

4) ANTI-POVERTY SUMMIT CONCLUDES WITHOUT CALL TO ACTION

5) 70th ANNIVERSARY OF ANTI-FASCIST VICTORY - Editorial

6) MAY DAY - THEN AND NOW - Editorial

7) NO FOREGONE CONCLUSION IN MAY 5 ALBERTA ELECTION

8) CUPE MOUNTS CAMPAIGN TO BLOCK HYDRO ONE SELLOFF

9) RITZ HANDS WHEAT BOARD TO FOREIGN INVESTORS

10) “DO YOU WANT FRIES WITH THOSE POVERTY WAGES?”

11) AUUC SPEAKS OUT AGAINST TSO CENSORSHIP

12) MUSIC NOTES, By Wally Brooker

 

April 16-30

1) QUEBEC ANTI-AUSTERITY BATTLE HEATING UP

2) AN HISTORIC WIN AT YORK UNIVERSITY

3) COMMUNISTS ENTER ALBERTA ELECTION

4) CAMPAIGN TO STOP C-51 CONTINUES

5) HANDS OFF VENEZUELA, PRESIDENT OBAMA - Editorial

6) CSIS MUST BE DISMANTLED - Editorial

7) THE UNION-PEARSON EXPRESS: PUBLIC TRANSIT FOR THE RICH?

8) CLC WARNS C-51 THREATENS FREEDOMS

9) THERE IS STILL NO ALTERNATIVE: SCRAP BILL C-51

10) NO TO THE EXPANDED CANADIAN MILITARY MISSION IN IRAQ AND SYRIA

11) YEMEN: ECHOES OF 1930s AGGRESSION

12) CAPITALISM, ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS, AND SOCIALISM

13) MULCAIR ENDORSES ANTI-COMMUNIST MONUMENT

 

 

April 1-15

1) COMMUNISTS STEIP UPCAMPAIGN AGAINST C-51

2) “PRECARIOUS AND POOR” ON STRIKE AT U OF T AND YORK U

3) QUEBEC JOINT DECLARION AGAINST C-51

4) NO TO EXPANDED IRAQ WAR - Editorial

5) CSN DEFENDS CIVIL LIBERTIES - Editorial

6) UNIVERSAL PHARMACARE COULD SAVE BILLIONS

7) THE TIME TO BUILD A UNITED AND MILITANT STUDENT MOVEMENT IS NOW!

8) QUEBEC STUDENTS STRIKE AGAIN

9) ST. CATHARINES "JE SUIS MOI" PANEL ON ISLAMOPHOBIA

10) “VENEZUELA IS NOT A THREAT”

11) CLIMATE CHANGE DISASTER NEEDS SOCIALIST RESPONSE

12) BC’S INCOME REPORT HAMSTER WHEEL

13) IMPERIALISM’S TRUSTED GOVERNESS

 

March 18-31

1) ALL OUT FOR ANTI-C51 RALLIES

2) WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO STOP BILL C-51?

3) LAW PROFESSORS URGE MPs TO VOTE AGAINST C’-51

4) BILL C-51: THE ANTI-FIRST NATION, ENVIRONMENTALIST, SCIENTIST AND BIRD-WATCHER ACT

5) RACIST TO THE ROTTEN CORE - Editorial

6) NO TO U.S. THREATS IN LATIN AMERICA - Editorial

7) “WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED”

8) VOTE “YES” IN TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSIT REFERENDUM

9) INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY OPEN LETTER

10) SENATE DECISION EXPOSES TRANSGENDER PEOPLE TO THREATS AND VIOLENCE

11) LABOUR NEEDS A STRATEGY OF MASS STRUGGLE TO DEFEAT FREE TRADE DEALS

12) COMMUNIST PARTY EXTENDS SOLIDARITY TO MADURO GOVERNMENT IN VENEZUELA

13) PROTEST HITS NEW DEAL WITH EURO-TROIKA

14) NEW ATTEMPT TO BAN COMMUNIST IDEAS IN UKRAINE

 

March 1-15

1) EMPOWERING WOMEN, EMPOWERING HUMANITY: PICTURE IT!

2) LABOUR GEARS UP FOR A FIGHT IN QUEBEC

3) BRANPTONIANS REJECT AUSTERITY IN HEALTH SECTOR

 4) BC BUDGET 2015: GOVERNMENT OF THE RICH, BY THE RICH, FOR THE RICH

5) RE-WRITING HISTORY OF WW2 - Editorial

6) VICTORY OVER TRANSIT PROFILING - Editorial

7) COLD-WAR THROWBACK CONTINUES TO GATHER PUBLIC CRITICISM

8) BILL C-51 MOVES US ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE END OF PRIVACY

9) WHAT’S HAPPENING TO CANADA?

10) THOUSANDS TAKE PART IN WOMEN’S MEMORIAL MARCHES

11) FACTS AND FIGURES: WOMEN’S ECONOMIC STATUS

12) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

13) PEOPLE’S VOICE FUND APPEAL: WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED!

 

 

February 16-28

1) TELL PARLIAMENT – DEFEAT POLICE STATE BILL C-51

2) DEFEAT THE LIBERALS’ “CREATE A CRISIS” ATTACK ON EDUCATION

3) COMMUNIST PARTY LAUNCHES FEDERAL ELECTION PLANS

4) “EVERY CITIZEN HAS THE RIGHT TO VOTE" - Editorial

5) THE CANADA-ISRAEL MOU AND BILL C51 - Editorial

6) “FIGHT FOR 15" STARTS IN B.C.

7) SFL WELCOMES SUPREME COURT RULING

8) NOT ONE MORE DIME FOR UNION-BUSTING TRUE NORTH

9) PARTNERS IN APARTHEID: BOYCOTT INDIGO BOOKS AND MUSIC

10) HSBC HELPS WIDEN WEALTH GAP

11) CONFLICT CONTINUES IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

12) NO TO McCARTHYIST CENSORSHIP IN FRENCH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

13) THE UNSUNG MUSLIM HEROES OF THE GHADAR MOVEMENT

14) WHEN UKRAINIANS CHOOSE NOT TO DIE IN A WAR

15) LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK

 

February 1-14

1) ON THE EXPANDING “WAR ON TERROR”

2) LIBERAL GOVERNMENT ATTACKS TDSB, ORDERS SCHOOL CLOSURES

3) POLITICAL FOCUS OF B.C. LABOUR – THE MAIN ISSUE

4) END THE RACIST EXCLUSION: ABORIGINAL PEOPLE ARE WORKERS

5) BDS VICTORY STORY: NAOT CLOSES SHOE STORE ON  ST. DENIS STREET

6) FEBRUARY 14: REMEMBER AND MOBILIZE - Editorial

7) ECONOMIC CRISIS AND GRAND LARCENY - Editorial

8) COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT - AS CANADIAN AS MAPLE SYRUP?

9) GREEK COMMUNISTS RESPOND TO ELECTION RESULTS

10) RAUL CASTRO SPEAKS TO CUBA’S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

11) OXFAM WARNS OF “EXPLOSION IN GLOBAL INEQUALITY”

12) TUDEH PARTY CONDEMNS IMPERIALISM AND :”CHARLIE HEBDO” TERROR

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

January 1-31

1)AFTER THE PARIS ATTACKS: FAR RIGHT ON THE RISE

2) WE ARE NOT CHARLIE HEBDO – Editorial

3) THE RICH GET RICHER – AGAIN - Editorial

4) DENTIST MISOGYNY AT DALHOUSIE

5) BC FEDERATION ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP

6) COMMUNIST PARTIES HOLD 16TH ANNUAL MEETING IN ECUADOR

7) A WIN-WIN AGREEMENT FOR THE PEOPLES OF CUBA, THE UNITED STATES, AND ALL OF THIS HEMISPHERE!

8) THE ETERNAL REBEL: THE CAMPAIGN TO GET MEWA SINGH RECOGNIZED AS A CANADIAN HERO

9) AFGHANISTAN WAR IS FAR FROM OVER

10) ONTARIO JUDGES DECLARE THAT "HOUSING IS NOT A HUMAN RIGHT"

11) THE INTERVIEW: CHEAP CULTURAL STEREOTYPES

12) MUSIC NOTES

13) ONTARIO COMMUNISTS LAUNCH RECRUITING DRIVE

 

2014

December 1-31

1) 3,000 PROTEST PRIVATIZATION, EXTRA BILLING, HOSPITAL CLOSURES

2) LEFT FACES NEW CHALLENGES AFTER VANCOUVER ELECTION

3) HISTORIIC VOTE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION CANDIDATES

4) DIVIDED ONTARIO LABOUR IN NEED OF A REVOLT

5) UNITE AGAINST HARPER'S POLITICS OF FEAR

6) SUPREME COURT TO HEAR APPEAL IN DANIELS CASE

7) SLAPPING DOWN PROTESTS - Editorial

8) REMEMBER AND RESIST - Editorial

9) TRANSFORMING CANADA THROUGH "HARPERISM"

10) CANADA VOTES AGAINST COMBATTING GLORIFICATION OF NAZISM

11) MORE OBFUSCATION IN LATEST U.N. REPORT ON UKRAINE

12) AFRICA CALLED, CUBA ANSWERED: CNC CAMPAIGN

13) WHERE THE MONEY LEADS IN U.S. POLITICS

14) MUSIC NOTES

 

November 16-30

1) MASS PROTESTS RENEWED IN QUEBEC

2) DIFFERENT TRENDS IN ONTARIO CIVIC ELECTIONS

3) B.C. – CAPITALISM STILL NOT WORKING

 4) DEFEND CIVIL LIBERTIES AND DEMOCRATIC FREEDOMS

5) WORKING PEOPLE LOSING TRUST IN MANITOBA NDP

6) SLIGHT SHIFT TO LEFT IN WINNIPEG ELECTION

7) TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE JUSTICE, PHASE OUT CAPITALISM - Editorial

8) NO CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION - Editorial

9) B.C. TAX DOLLARS FLOW TO BIG OIL

10) CBA BACKS AWAY FROM CHEVRON CORP.

11) THE WORLD DENOUNCES ILLEGAL U.S. BLOCKADE

12) ATTACKS ON YOUNG COMMUNISTS - GROWING FASCIST THREAT

13) "THE JIHADIS RETURN": CANADA'S NEW WAR IN CONTEXT

14) THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION WAS PART OF A PROCESS

15) INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY: AN IMPORTANT SYMBOLIC CHANGE

 

 

November 1-15

1) UNIFOR GOOD JOBS SUMMIT: TRIPARTISM ON DISPLAY

2) GREETINGS TO HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES UNION

3) WORKERS UNITED STRIKES IN GUELPH AGAINST TWO-TIER SYSTEM

4) DOWN TO THE WIRE IN VANCOUVER ELECTION

5) THE PLAGUE OF IMPERIALISM – Editorial

6) "NO PASARAN" IN UKRAINE! – Editorial

7) PEACE MOVEMENTS CALL FOR ANTI-WAR PROTESTS

8) CANADA OUT OF NATO

9) BJP GOVERNMENT MISDEEDS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

10) ANGER IN MEXICO AT ATTACKS ON TEACHER STUDENTS

11) SHADY ACTION BEHIND HONG KONG PROTESTS

12) EBOLA VIRUS DEATHS FACILITATED BY IMPERIALISM

13) A SAVIOUR CALLED JYOTI BASU

14) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

October 16-31

1) “SAVE CANADA POST” CAMPAIGN IN HIGH GEAR

2) ONTARIO VOTES OCTOBER 27

3) HOUSING KEY ISSUE IN VANCOUVER CAMPAIGN

4) LABOUR ACTIVIST IN RACE FOR KAMLOOPS CITY COUNCIL

5) NOVA SCOTIA'S BILL 1: A VICIOUS ATTACK ON WORKERS' RIGHTS

6) THE NEWEST IRAQ WAR - Editorial

7) WFTU HOLDS GLOBAL ACTION DAY - Editorial

8) "SIXTEEN YEARS IS TOO LONG - NOT ONE MINUTE LONGER!"

9) ERITREA: "THE CUBA OF AFRICA"

10) BEWARE! INDIA'S NEW REGIME CARRIES DEADLY VIRUS

11) ENGINEERS REPORT ON MALAYSIAN AIRLINES DOWNING

12) REMEMBERING THE ANTI-FASCIST, SOCIALIST GDR

 

October 1-15

1) THE CONTINUING TRAGEDY OF ONTARIO STEEL

2) BLOCK THE CETA DEAL

3) WITHDRAW  BILL 3 ATTACK ON QUEBEC MUNICIPAL PENSIONS

4) CHANGING SCENARIOS IN VANCOUVER CIVIC RACE

5) SALUTE TO B.C. TEACHERS: THE FIGHT TO DEFEND PUBLIC EDUCATION CONTINUES

6) C-377 BACK FROM THE GRAVE – Editorial

7) THE CETA FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER – Editorial

8) PARTY BUILDING, MASS ACTION TOPICS AT MONTREAL EVENT

9) THE CONTINUING ATTACK ON DEMOCRATIC AND CIVIL RIGHTS MUST BE REVERSED

10) UKRAINE MOVES TO AN EARLY ELECTION

11) CANADA OUT OF IRAQ: NO NEW IMPERIALIST INTERVENTION

12) FOUR MYTHS ABOUT OBAMA'S WAR ON ISLAMIC STATE

13) MUSIC NOTES

 

September 16-30

1) LABOUR MUST LEAD ESCALATING FIGHTBACK IN SOLIDARITY WITH  BC TEACHERS

2) BCTF CALLS FOR BINDING ARBITRATION

3)HARPER VS. WOMEN

4) PUBLIC EDUCATION PROJECT CANDIDATES IN VANCOUVER

5) LEGAL CHALLENGE AGAINST MEDICARE DELAYED SIX MONTHS

6) IT'S ABOUT RESPECT, NOT DOLLARS – Editorial

7) UNITED TO DEFEND PUBLIC SERVICES – Editorial

8) JONQUIERE WALMART RULING: VICTORY FOR WORKERS' RIGHT TO ORGANIZE

9) SOCIAL FORUM MARKS NEW STAGE FOR MOVEMENTS

10) PEOPLE'S SOCIAL FORUM ISSUES "CALL TO ACTION"

11) MADURO ANNOUNCES "FIVE BIG REVOLUTIONS" IN VENEZUELA

12) SCOTLAND'S REFERENDUM: THE COMMUNIST VIEW

13) A STUDY OF ENERGY, ART AND HUMAN SOCIETY

 

September 1-15

1) LABOUR DAY 2014: A NEW MOOD TO RESIST

2) CITIZENS IN GUELPH FIGHT THE AUSTERITY AGENDA

3) ANTI-WOMEN AGENDA OF HARPER TORIES SEEN AT U.N.

4) ONTARIO TEACHERS AND EDUCATION WORKERS FACE TOUGH BARGAINING

5) KAMLOOPS LABOUR ACTIVIST JOINS CIVIC RACE

6) SONA CASE JUST SCRATCHES SURFACE - Editorial

7) TAKING MEDICARE TO COURT - Editorial

8) GTA RAIDS TARGET IMMIGRANT WORKERS

9) COUNCIL OF CANADIANS SAYS CETA WILL NOT SURVIVE PUBLIC SCRUTINY

10) PROMINENT JOURNALIST REVEALS PRESSURE TO SUPPORT INDIA'S PM MODI

11) THE PROFITS BEHIND DRONE WARFARE

12) COLOMBIA RESUMES PERSECUTION OF LILIANY OBANDO

13) COMMEMORATE BHAAG SINGH'S MARTYRDOM IN A REAL SENSE

14) HASHTAG GENOCIDE: WHY GAZA FIGHTS BACK

15) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

August 1-31

1) STOP ISRAEL’S MASSACRE OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE!

2) OFL PRESIDENT SLAMS HARPER’S POLICY ON GAZA

3) ONTARIO VOTERS REJECT TORY AUSTERITY AND JOB CUTS

4) TFWP "REFORMS" LEAVE CHEAP LABOUR STRATEGY INTACT

5) THE FIRST CASUALTY OF WAR - Editorial

6) REVENUE CUTS CAUSE DEFICITS - Editorial

7) FIRST NATIONS LEADERS CALL FOR INQUIRY AND ACTION

8) KAPLAN LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR RE-ELECTION TO TDSB

9) YOUNG COMMUNISTS HOLD SUCCESSFUL 26th CONVENTION

10) WEST RE-OPENS OLD SORES IN UKRAINE

11) WORLD PEACE COUNCIL CALLS GLOBAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST NATO

12) IS ISRAEL PLANNING GAZA'S "FINAL SOLUTION"?

13) MUSIC NOTES, By Wally Brooker

 

 

July 1-31

1) THE STRUGGLE AGAINST NORTHERN GATEWAY CONTINUES

2) C-24 EXPANDS TORY ATTACK ON HUMAN RIGHTS

3) CELEBRATE THE SUMMER OF PRIDE

4) SAFER SCHOOLS COALITION WINS MAJOR VICTORY

5) BRIEF HISTORY OF THE KOMAGATA MARU EPISODE

6) NEWS FOR PROFITS, NOT PEOPLE - Editorial

7) C-24 FIGHT NOT OVER YET - Editorial

8) COMMUNIST PARTY OF CANADA CONDEMNS BILL C-36

9) THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT PEOPLES' SOCIAL FORUM

10) THE HUMAN COST OF THE FIFA WORLD CUP

11) A WHIRLWIND TRIP TO CHIAPAS

12) FRENCH RAIL WORKERS ON THE FRONTLINE AGAINST PRIVATIZATION

13) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

 

June 16-30

1) STOP KIEV’S BLOODY OFFENSIVE AGAINST CIVILIANS!

2) HARPER SHOULD APOLOGIZE TO THE PEOPLE OF CANADA

3) DRAMATIC CONTRADICTIONS: 2014 REPORT OF UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR

4) CHILLING CRITICS INTO SILENCE – Editorial

5) FIGURES DON'T LIE, BUT.... – Editorial

6) QUEBEC BUDGET SLAMMED BY LABOUR, LEFT, INDIGENOUS GROUPS

7) POLITICAL STORM OVER VANCOUVER LGBTQ+ POLICY UPDATE

8) COMPLETE SOLIDARITY WITH B.C. TEACHERS

9) OTTAWA STATEMENT ON MASS SURVEILLANCE IN CANADA

10) A CANADIAN OBSERVER IN EL SALVADOR

11) THE UKRAINE CRISIS AND THE NEW COLD WAR

12) BOOT-LICKING JOURNALISM

13) CAPTAIN AMERICA FIGHTS AT HOME

 

June 1-15

1) MINORITY GOVERNMENT THE BEST OUTCOME FOR ONTARIO

2) BC LIBERALS CREATE ANOTHER EDUCATION CRISIS

3) FULL SOLIDARITY WITH B.C. TEACHERS

4) NEW PRESSURES FOR MURDERED AND MISSING WOMEN INQUIRY

5) DEMAND FULL INQUIRY INTO MURDERED AND MISSING WOMEN

6) THE SPECTRE OF FASCISM – Editorial

7) OMINOUS RESULTS IN EURO-ELECTIONS – Editorial

8) LITTLE HAS CHANGED SINCE KOMAGATA MARU, SAY ADVOCATES

9) NATO ACTIONS IN UKRAINE RISK NEW COLD WAR

10) MUSIC NOTES, by Wally Brooker

11) U.S. POLICY ON UKRAINE: FOLLOW THE MONEY

12) KIDNAPPED GIRLS BECOME TOOLS OF US IMPERIAL POLICY