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Light Rail Fail: Interview with Ottawa Centre MPP Joel Harden

  Socialist Worker spoke with Joel Harden, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa Centre about what is behind the problems with the Ottawa LRT project.   SW: The first phase of the new Light Rail Transit (LRT) line that was supposed to transform commutes and provide cleaner public transport to…

#Striketober | What’s behind the strike wave in the US?

  October is ushering in a growing strike wave in the US. Thousands are on strike now with possibly thousands more on picket lines by the end of the month.  The fallout from the pandemic, in which workers risked their safety to work or got laid off, piled on top of decades of concessions has worke…

Squid Game: Capitalism’s Violent Spectacle

The Netflix streaming show Squid Game is hugely popular, but for contradictory reasons. It is a blatant critique of late-stage capitalism, but it empties its own critique of capitalism by getting co-opted within the contemporary capitalist flows of media production.   It should be getting attention…

Off-shore oil shows Liberals’ true climate plan

In March of 2020 federal Liberal Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan announce a $320 milliontransfer to the Newfoundland and Labrador government of Liberal Premier Andrew Furey. The fund was to be used to create jobs and reduce carbon emissions in off-shore oil extraction.   Furey’s governm…

Fascist attack against KEERFA with the cover of the Theodorikakos Police in New Heraklion Square

KEERFA (Movement Against Racism and the Fascist Threat), denounces an attack by a group of fascists on Sunday, October 3, at KEERFA’s event in the square at the New Heraklion section of Athens. It was an event organized by to commemorate one year since the historic condemnation of the Nazi gang of…

Understanding economic crises

Capitalism is an unstable system that plunges into crisis every decade or so. Financial markets crash, businesses go bankrupt, and workers are made to pay for the disaster through unemployment, attacks on wages and government austerity. A massive property development company in China, Evergrande, is…

Trudeau shows just what he thinks about truth and reconciliation

The inaugural "National Truth and Reconciliation Day" on November 30th is a product of the massive pressure from below expressing the need for a true reckoning for the legacy of the Indian Residential "School" (IRS) system. Until this year, this day has been known as Orange Shirt Day, from the colou…

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Socialist Worker Fighting Fund 2021     Socialist worker and socialist.ca are anti-capitalist resources in the struggle to change the world from the bottom up. In the past year, we have covered the unprecedented crises facing our world: the continuing Covid pandemic, escalating climate catastrophe…

Indigenous land defenders and carbon emissions

  This August the UN IPCC signaled a "Code Red for Humanity" in their August report based on further dire predictions by climate scientists around the world as carbon emissions keep rising. The hope expressed by the report's authors is contingent on global leaders taking concerted action to reduce…

Socialist Worker Fighting Fund 2021

Please donate to the SW fighting fund. Download the fund drive form to fill out and return to us.  Socialist worker and socialist.ca are anti-capitalist resources in the struggle to change the world from the bottom up. In the past year, we have covered the unprecedented crises facing our world…

Review: The Chair | Students as Idealists and Workers in the University

The Chair attempts to deal with how universities are dominantly perceived: as a marketplace with students as consumers, and the faculty as producers of knowledge. It is an imagination of an American Private Ivy League-ish university and it gets many things that resonate with people who studied Liter…

Election Diary Episode 4: Fascism comes knocking

Recently a very politically astute friend admitted to me that no matter how she tried, she could not put herself in the mindset of anti-vaccine/anti-mask protesters. All I can say, Dear Diary, is that proves she is a decent human being.   A search for the motives of people who block hospitals, who…

From the archives: Sunera Thobani speaks out – Say no to war and racism

On October 1, 2001, Sunera Thobani –  former chair of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and a professor at the University of British Columbia – gave an anti-war speech at a conference in Ottawa. This was in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, as the drums of…

Caledonia ‘Still Waters’

I recently drove with fellow Steelworkers to Land Back Lane in Caledonia. We were supporting Haudenosaunee Land Defenders fighting for their hereditary territory, and a song by Daniel Lanois written about 12 years ago came to mind. Its titled ‘Still Waters’ and speaks of Caledonia, the waters of…

Election Diary Episode 3: Greens en route to historic fail

Oh Diary, you knew it was going to be a rocky ride when Green Party leader Annamie Paul showed up at her campaign launch rally with a giant placard/score card showing that the Liberals, NDP, and Greens all had the same platform.And her latest antic was to endorse the Liberal Party. She said it was a…

Election Diary – Episode 2: Lacklustre Liberals have themselves to blame

Why exactly are we having this election now, you ask Dear Diary? The question is dogging Justin Trudeau and his Liberals wherever they go. They had another 2 years in their mandate and the opposition parties showed no zeal to bring down the minority government. We’ll be going to the polls just as…

Big banks: the Ugly Canadians

    The Bank of Nova Scotia has posted a profit of $2.5 billion for just 3 months. That is almost double their profit from the same period last year.   They’re not alone. Bank of Montreal “earned” $2.2 billion, an 85% increase over last year’s second quarter results.   Expect the results…

Police violence; from Tkaronto to Fairy creek

The police in so-called Canada are once again turning to violence to maintain the legitimacy of the exploitative, capitalist state. A state that says homelessness is the fault of individuals, and poverty is a normal part of life. A state that says trees can be replanted but ignores Indigenous wisdom…

Afghanistan, Imperialism and Canada

The chaos in Afghanistan is a direct result of 4 decades of imperial intervention and the Afghan people will once again pay the price.    The Taliban resurgence is the result of that history of violence. Their takeover is being greeted with fear and trepidation by many in the country. Although the…

Striking back

With Labour Day and a federal election around the corner it is worth looking at the state of the Union movement and how the working class is responding after a year and half of COVID restrictions.   Since the start of the COVID outbreak in February/March 2020 politicians, bankers, bosses and sadly…

Energy workers call for just transition

There is an image often presented of workers in fossil fuel extraction and processing industries as diehard supporters of these industries and the environmentally destructive methods they are paid to employ. The implication is that it's a waste of effort to try to convince these workers that our eco…

COVID: too soon to relax

    The COVID-19 virus is constantly adapting. The speed at which multi-celulars organisms evolve and mutate is slow. But viruses move fast, change fast, seeking a new advantage in their quest to exist and spread. The Delta variant of the coronavirus is proof.   First identified in India, the Del…

Support striking Iranian oil workers. Sign the petition here

Iranian oil workers have been on strike for weeks and they need your solidarity. Please consider signing the petition below. Socialist.ca is gathering signatures which will be sent to: Council for Organising Protests by Oil Contract Workers. Sign the petition by emailing [email protected]   Peti…

End all evictions. Housing is a human right!

The vicious attacks by Toronto police on the encampments in city parks - with the support of a city council majority - is part of a long history of demonization and violence against people experiencing homelessness. It is not an aberration but a pattern. What has changed is the context. The people l…

Letter: Eyewitness from Lamport encampment attack

I was a witness outside the gate at Lamport stadium today. I arrived at about 12pm, and the violence I witnessed shortly after was truly horrific. A woman in front of me was pepper sprayed for standing. The police hit people with riot gear, leaving many with cuts and one man appeared to be concussed…


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