Alastair Sharp
Emma-Jane Burian is seen with the former leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May, in September 2019. Photo by Matt Watson

October 6th 2020

Annamie Paul wasn’t Allie Rougeot’s first choice to become leader of the federal Greens, but the young Toronto climate striker is hoping the movement will have her ear regardless.

Patrick DeRochie & Adam Scott
Recent analyses of CPP’s investments in oil, gas and coal raise red flags about the fund’s alignment with Canada’s climate commitments and mandate to invest in the best interests of Canadians. Photo by Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health

Last month, Mark Machin, CEO of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), wrote that climate change is the crisis beyond COVID-19 that we can’t afford to ignore, stating that “the full effects will depend on the actions we take now and in the future.”

We strongly agree.

Democratic Socialists of Vancouver

In December 2019, Vancouver City Council passed a unanimous motion to support tying rent control to units in Vancouver’s lowest income rental stock, Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotels. Now we need to make sure they do that. SROs, which are 100 sq-ft rooms without kitchen or washroom facilities, are Vancouver’s housing of last resort, and rising rents there are pushing Vancouverites into homelessness.

Will Offley & Gene McGuckin
Let’s Build a  Mass Anti-Eviction Movement - Leaflet


Let’s Build a

Mass Anti-Eviction Movement

First, thanks to the Vancouver Tenants Union for organizing this action. 
  Vancouver low-income housing has been a crisis for years. Now Covid has turned it into an utter shit show, which will get massively worse from now on – unless we and our allies prevent it. 

Carl Meyer
Jurisdictions across Canada must identify and take advantage of “life-saving programs,” says Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, shown here in March. Photo by Kamara Morozuk

October 1st 2020

One-third of the 16,364 people who died from opioid overdoses over a roughly four-year period in Canada were in British Columbia, according to new national data released Wednesday.

Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor
The Politics That Led to the “Worst Debate”

01 Oct 2020

The incoherence of the Biden-Trump debate will be repeated every election cycle until Blacks and progressives break with the corporate duopoly.

There is nothing smart or ‘strategic’ about falling for the same trick every election cycle.”

Jacob Bogage

September 29, 2020

Many USPS employees see recent cost-cutting changes that have slowed mail delivery as violating the spirit, if not the letter, of the law.

[See video at link.]

This summer, as controversial new procedures at the U.S. Postal Service snarled the nation’s mail delivery and stirred fears of how the agency would handle the election, rank-and-file workers quietly began to resist.

Susan Ram
COVID-19 and Class Struggle in France

September 29, 2020

How are French workers responding to the multiple challenges posed by a resurgent COVID-19, a neoliberal government incapable of getting to grips with the crisis, and the limitations imposed by the public health emergency on traditional forms of mass protest?


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