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Apologies Are Not Enough: Residential Schools and the Fight for Indigenous Rights

Less than a month after the uncovering of 215 unmarked graves of indigenous children at Kamloops Indian Residential School, another harrowing discovery revealed an additional 751 graves at the site of the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

Emma Lee

July 10, 2021

Canadians Rise Up Against the Country’s History of Genocide

In recent weeks, as the horrors perpetrated in the Canadian governments residential schools have been crystalized by the discovery of a series of mass graves of Indigenous children killed in the system, the country has erupted in a spate of Catholic churches burnt, church buildings covered by graffiti, and statues of those whose responsible for the murders toppled.

Rob Lyons

July 6, 2021

Thousands March in Cancel Canada Day Actions

While there had been anti-Canada Day marches in the past, this year’s especially large turnout was spurred in part by the discovery of over 1,100 bodies at former residential schools over the past few months.

Taytyn Badger

July 3, 2021

The Fortunate Marxist: Ernie Tate (1934-2021)

Ernie Tate (1934-2021) was a long-standing supporter and leading member of Trotskyist groups in Canada and the United Kingdom and a founder of the International Marxist Group and Vietnam Solidarity Campaign in Britain.

Bryan D Palmer

February 28, 2021

Mass Opposition Stops Alberta Coal Mining Expansion… For Now.

Mass opposition centered in the heart of the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains has forced Alberta’s right-wing government to reverse their decision lifting a government policy that outlawed strip, open face, and other forms of coal mining.

Rob Lyons

February 10, 2021

Why Socialists Must Defend Wet’suwet’en

Large areas of Canada are being brought to a halt by Indigenous people and their allies across the continent. They are organizing against the construction of a liquid natural gas pipeline through Wet’suwet’en territory. This struggle serves as an example of the possibilities of Indigenous and non-Indigenous worker solidarity, and an object lesson in why socialists should support such efforts across the world.

Rebecca Margolies

March 4, 2020

Trade Treaty: A New Pact of Subordination of Mexico to the U.S.

The recently signed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) reinforces the value chain in North America with even greater advantages for U.S. imperialism.

Bárbara Funes

January 3, 2020