Canadian Dock Workers Set to Return to Picket Lines and Facing State Repression
Port workers in British Columbia, Canada, have been on strike for over two weeks. This strike parallels many struggles of the working class in the U.S., and it offers useful lessons for fighting back against worsening conditions.
Matthew WaltersJuly 20, 2023
U.S. Prepares Ultimatum to Mexico Over Energy Dispute: Give Us Your Markets, Now
The United States has accused Mexico of violating the USMCA free trade agreement, arguing that western powers should be free to access the country’s electricity industry. As of now, Mexico is standing firm against the corporate raiding.
Arturo MéndezApril 15, 2023
Death by Poverty: Canada’s Assisted Dying Program Exposes Fault Lines in Healthcare
Changes to Canada’s assisted dying program have garnered international controversy. New amendments extend access to assisted death to those with non-fatal conditions. These changes have resulted in dozens of patients applying to escape not illness, but poverty.
Matthew WaltersFebruary 9, 2023
Education Workers Have the Power to Win in Toronto
A rank-and-file educational worker who participated in the historic strike earlier this month in Toronto discusses how fellow workers can fight back against the Doug Ford administration and win their demands.
Martin ReillyNovember 20, 2022
Canadian Education Workers Strike against Anti-Strike Law and Inflation — Labor Leaders Relent
55,000 education workers walked off the job in defiance of a bill that made striking illegal. Amid growing calls for a general strike, the labor leaders accepted a truce instead of relying on workers’ power in the streets.
Ben MarenlenskyNovember 8, 2022
Canadian Land Defenders Continue Struggle Against Illegal Developments
The long struggle of land defenders from Six Nations has entered a critical phase in the legal battle with a real estate development company building illegally on their land. The history of this recent struggle contains many important lessons for socialists and labor activists across the continent, especially working class solidarity with such movements.
Matthew WaltersSeptember 30, 2022
International Students in Ontario Are Fighting Wage Theft — and Winning
In Brampton, Ontario, a small team of young organizers has begun taking on the businesses that exploit them, one case at a time.
Caitlyn ClarkJuly 22, 2022
Canada Is Trying to Send Indigenous Water Protectors to Prison
As heat waves kill people across the Global North, Canada’s government is escalating its attacks on Wet’suwet’en water protectors as part of its efforts to suppress Indigenous rights and the climate movement.
Sam CarlinerJuly 21, 2022
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 LeeJuly 10, 2021