Campus workers on strikeFightback stands in solidarity with striking workers at UofT and YorkU. Read More +
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- Friday, 27 March 2015
- Jack Rising and Joel Bergman
On Mar. 21, thousands of students took to the streets of Montreal to protest austerity. On the following Monday, the student strike was officially kicked off with over 50,000 students commencing strike action, which will continue for the next two weeks leading up to a big demonstration on Apr. 2. Another 150,000 students will vote for strike actions in the coming days. Many people believe this is the beginning of another “Maple Spring”, as was seen during 2012, with hundreds of thousands on the street for several months.
- Wednesday, 25 March 2015
- Joel Bergman
As the Quebec Liberal government ploughs forward with its austerity measures, workers and students are mobilizing to fight back. The spirit of 2012 is in the air as trade union leaders have promised an escalation of actions to protest the cuts, and a “hot spring and summer”. The call for strike action, and even a general strike of all the workers of the province, has been gaining steam, even forcing many union leaders to comment on the issue. If the union leaders are prepared to go the distance, the stage is set for a big showdown in the fight against austerity.
- Friday, 20 March 2015
- Francesco Merli
With a defiant right-wing turn promising that no Palestinian state would be established as long as he remained in power, Israeli prime minister Netanyahu has managed to overturn unfavourable opinion polls at the last minute and emerge as the winner of the Israeli elections on Tuesday. His appeal was aimed at rallying the right wing around his figure and "firm" leadership by appealing once again to the historically deeply rooted fears of ordinary Israeli citizens over external threats to Israel. What are going to be the consequences of his victory within Israel and internationally?
- Wednesday, 11 March 2015
- Nasha Mavalvala and Jennie Polk
A year ago, the Supreme Court delivered a landmark decision that struck down Canada’s antiquated prostitution laws for endangering sex workers far above “the aims of the law”. It is with a cruel irony that the Conservatives’ new prostitution laws came into effect on the 25th anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, particularly as the new laws will only put sex workers (especially women) at further risk of violence and unsafe conditions.
- CUPE 3903: Defend Tuition Indexation! Reject concessions! Keep the union united!
- Fightback supports campus workers in Toronto!
- New “anti-terrorism” act is an assault on democratic rights
- UofT teaching assistants reject deal and go on strike — View from the rank-and-file
- The Death of the Saudi King: The hypocrisy of the capitalists knows no limits
- Greece: A troika by any other name would smell as rotten