Capitalism

04/02/21
Author: 
Patrick DeRochie & Adam Scott
There is a yawning gap between a net-zero commitment and a plan to align actual investment decisions with the action required to maintain a safe climate, write Patrick DeRochie and Adam Scott. Photo by Nikola Jovanovic / Unsplash

February 4th 2021

Last month, one of Canada’s largest and most influential pension fund managers, the $205-billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), joined a growing number of financial institutions in announcing a commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

19/01/21
Author: 
Brendan O'Connor
A window at the US Capitol building broken by supporters of US President Donald Trump. Photograph: Dmitry Kirsanov/TASS
Mon 18 Jan 2021 12.18 GMT
 

That siege was just one battle in a decades-long assault on democracy, funded by billionaire donors and corporate interests

19/01/21
Author: 
Joel Lexchin
An employee inspects tablets as they move along the production line of a pharmaceutical plant. (photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

16 January 21

The vast majority of Canadians want a national pharmacare program, but right-wing think tanks and corporate lobbyists are battling to obstruct it. It’s time to stand up to their bullying and implement universal pharmacare so everyone can get the treatment they need.

 

19/01/21
Author: 
Abdul Malik
Hockey Game - Photo via Camera Eye Photography.

JANUARY 12, 2021

The sweatshop conditions of minor hockey are about to intensify, and if our labour unions won’t help them, who will?

As the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships recently drew to a close in Edmonton, many of Team Canada’s players are looking ahead to opportunities in the professional junior leagues. Labour unions should be doing the same.

19/01/21
Author: 
Anti*Capitalist Resistance
Banner - Covid Zero

January 19, 2021

Kevin Courtney, joint General Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), summed it up when he said, the best response to the Tory pandemic disaster is to join a union and join the Zero Covid campaign.

17/01/21
Author: 
CCPA

C-suite payrolls are so massive they account for at least 40% of some companies’ losses

JANUARY 2, 2020

 OTTAWA — Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs made 227 times more than the average worker made in 2018, surpassing all previous records, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). That’s up from 197 times average worker pay in 2017. 

11/01/21
Author: 
Walden Bello
Pro-Trump extremists storm the U.S. Capitol (Photo: Shutterstock)

January 07, 2021

The violent storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump extremists underlines the face of crises to come.

By mid-February 2021, American deaths from COVID-19 may well surpass the country’s 405,400 deaths during the Second World War. By around mid-May, more Americans will have died from the virus than during the Civil War, which killed 655,000, and the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, when 675,000 are estimated to have perished.

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