Labour - Unions

Virginia Fontes
Brazil SOS

January 9, 2023 

Lula’s victory raises many hopes, despite the alliances made too early with a motley array of forces, including those who helped to topple Dilma Roussef in 2016, and those who welcomed Lula’s April 2018 jail sentence.

Scott Neigh
Image: The Breach

"While material gains are crucial, they are far from the only way that movements build towards a better world. Also important are the increased confidence and capacity that can result even from collective struggles that have not yet won definitive victories. "

Dec. 22, 2022

Pat Armstrong and Marjorie Griffin Cohen
For-profit care businesses have made major inroads in the long-term care sector, but research shows they deliver a lower level of care. Photo via Shutterstock.

Jan. 5, 2023

We know for-profit care costs more and delivers less. But governments keep allowing its expansion.

Canadian health economist Robert Evans called them zombies: ideas killed long ago by evidence, but re-emerging from the grave — often in disguise.

Seth Klein
But what early climate signals can be found in B.C. Premier David Eby's new cabinet and their mandate letters? asks Seth Klein. Photo via Province of British Columbia/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Dec. 13, 2022

The past few years have hit most British Columbians hard — from COVID-19 to floods and fires to the escalating cost of living. The new premier has hit the ground running, delivering an ambitious string of initiatives in his first weeks.

Bryan Palmer
inm rally

January 3, 2023

On January 13, Bryan D. Palmer, one of Canada’s most celebrated labour historians, will be giving the inaugural lecture at the opening of the Leo Panitch School for Socialist Education. In this essay, Palmer introduces the themes he will be elaborating in his talk.

H.G. Watson
Stop criminalizing poverty

Website editor: This article makes some very good points about 'free transit' campaigns and more.

Dec. 19, 2022

Ottawa’s light-rail transit system has made headlines in the last years – but not for any good reasons. Trains don’t work in the cold. Technical problems cause frequent delays, and a derailment once led to all the trains being taken out of service for weeks. On top of this, Ottawa’s city council voted to increase fares.


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