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Conservatives carry out largest workplace raids in Canadian history

The media love to portray Canada as a country that welcomes all immigrants and gives them an opportunity to succeed.  The truth, however, is that as many as 500,000 live and work without "legal" status in Canada, meaning that they are subjected to even more abuse and exploitation than other workers.  In addition to this, they are under constant threat of being arrested and deported, such as with the Conservatives' recent raids.

Police Murder Provokes Riots in Montréal-Nord

For a week now, Montreal has been boiling with rage. The unprovoked murder of 18-year-old Freddy Villanueva, by agents of the Montreal Police Service, catalyzed an explosion that has been building for years. Within hours of Sunday’s killing, residents of the victim’s neighbourhood responded with a spontaneous march against the “assassin police.” Police attacks on the peaceful demonstrators sparked a riot - in which businesses were looted, cars and streets were doused in propane and set ablaze, and a police officer took a bullet in the leg.