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17 Arrested on Terror Charges in Ontario

On the evening of Friday June 2nd, Police and Security Forces arrested 17 men in the Greater Toronto Area on terrorism charges. These arrests have ignited a media frenzy and a wave of racism against Muslims. For Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the arrests come at a convenient time when support is slipping for the Canadian intervention in Afghanistan. The corporate media and right-wing politicians are attempting to use the fear of terrorism to erode civil liberties in Canada. This article attempts to point a way forward for workers and youth seeking a world without war or terror.

Perspectives for Canadian Workers -- 2006

We are publishing our annual perspectives document which outline the dominant trends within the Canadian labour movement to give youth and worker militants a guide to action.

To defeat the Conservatives, the NDP must mobilize the Working Class

Stephen Harper’s shift to the right has taken many off guard. After all, he did everything he could to play up the moderate side of the Conservative Party, interested solely in cleaning up corruption and making government “open and accountable”. But all of this has proven to be nothing more than a big lie to get votes. Now the Canadian working class is faced with the challenge of defeating the conservative agenda.

Troops Out of Afghanistan! Canadian Imperialism comes of age

With Iraq as the focus of world opinion, Canada, Germany, France and Italy are quietly conducting an imperialist war in Afghanistan. The increasing death toll for Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan highlights the need to oppose the intervention.

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ALBERTA: Mad Cow: Economic Crisis on the Prairies

The presence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease in one cow in Alberta was the spark that exploded the economic crisis on the prairies. The banning of Canadian beef imports in 34 countries around the world has revealed a profound crisis in the economy of the prairies and has exposed some of the major problems in food production the world over. (May, 2003)

ONTARIO: Peterborough Abanadoned to Disaster by Inept System

Peterborough, Ontario, a community of over 70,000 people and home of Trent University, was struck with hardship in early July. The city received a torrential down pour of over 20 centimetres of rain in less than 12 hours. The sewers and storm drains, ill-equipped for the flooding, quickly overflowed, leaving streets, businesses and over 31,000 homes flooded. Now as the resilient citizenry of Peterborough struggle to repair their broken community, they are faced with yet another dire and unforeseen hardship: a lack of financial aid. (September, 2004)

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Big Battles to Come: Perspectives for British Columbia

After nearly four years of attacks by the Gordon Campbell Liberals, British Columbia workers are fighting back. With the NDP in a position to win May's provincial election, a major confrontation is set to take place between rank-and-file workers and the leaders of the NDP and labour movement. The task of the Marxists is to penetrate these organizations and sow them with ideas that can win. (January, 2005)

ALBERTA: Losing Faith in Ralph: Perspectives following the Alberta election

With the election of a 10th consecutive majority government of the Conservative Party in Alberta there is a tendency on the left to draw pessimistic conclusions. In order to have an accurate appraisal of the situation we need to view the elections in a dialectical manner. The results taken on their own, and interpreted in a mechanical way, one could easily come to the conclusion that there is no hope for the NDP in Alberta, let alone the acceptance of socialist ideas. We need to view elections as merely a snapshot of a living process - like a picture as opposed to a movie. There are more underlying processes at work in Albertan society, the results of which are only beginning to be seen in the political arena. (January, 2005)

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