Capitalism’s lost generation: Young people “drowning in insecurity”
A revealing new report shows how the crisis of capitalism is robbing an entire generation of its future, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has deepened and exacerbated the system’s senile decay. The Financial Times is currently running a series on the problems faced by under 35s across the world. The picture painted by their latest […]
Alberta’s plan for open pit coal mines: prosperity for whom?
Black gold Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) is fond of talking about the oil fields. Sometimes it feels like it’s all they talk about. But their attention has shifted to another black gold: coal. Years of downturns, tax cuts, and layoffs in the oil sector—which in 2013 provided $2.48 billion in royalties—have left thousands of […]
Colombia: Down with Duque!
The past weeks have seen a massive movement erupt in the streets of Colombia, the National Strike against the Tax Reform. Here we publish the recent articles of Colombia Marxista, the Colombian section of the IMT, following these developments.
Horror without end: India’s COVID catastrophe
A brutal second wave of COVID-19 is ravaging India, with 350,000 new infections registered daily: although this official number barely scratches the surface. The situation across the entire country is nightmarish. But for those in the poorest strata of society, it is a vision of hell. The healthcare system is totally overrun. Pyres burn every night on […]
Pandemic profiteers go unpunished
As of April 19, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has received 1,200 complaints of companies misusing funds from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program. Big corporations have taken billions of dollars from the CEWS while paying out massive dividends to shareholders and bonuses to executives. Many companies have achieved even higher profits than they […]
Sarnia Nurses Strike Against Ford’s Pay-cap
Health workers at Sarnia’s Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) stopped work on May 1, taking action against a wage freeze by the Ford government, and against an employer who refuses them paid sick leave and decent pay for their dangerous work. The 23 Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), who work with high needs patients, have been […]
The dockers’ strike comes to an end: Who will dare to defy back-to-work legislation?
After a five-day strike that began on April 26, the Trudeau government deprived the dockers of CUPE 375 of their right to strike through passing back-to-work legislation. The union executive chose not to defy the law and agreed to return to work on Sunday, May 2. Even if the dispute is not settled, this government […]
Toronto Nestlé Workers On Strike: No To Tiered Wages and Benefits!
470 Nestlé workers are on strike in Toronto, as the company continues to demand a large segment of Unifor 252 members accept lower pay, precarious work, and fewer benefits, without end. The 470 workers at Nestlé’s plant near Lansdowne Station—which manufactures KitKat, Aero, Coffee Crisp and Smarties chocolates—began picketing May 1. The union says talks […]
Register now for the Western Canadian Marxist Summer School 2021!
Socialist Fightback invites you to attend our Western Canada Marxist Summer School, a 2-day online event held on the weekend of July 3-4. The event will be devoted to discussing Marxist analysis on a range of different subjects, and how the ideas are relevant both historically and now. Our inaugural Summer School was held in […]
May Day Online Rally 2021 calls to nationalize the pandemic profiteers
On May 1, Fightback played a pivotal role in organizing what was the largest anti-capitalist online International Workers’ Day rally in Canada. With 400 in the Zoom meeting and hundreds more watching the livestream, the event garnered endorsements from more than 60 organizations, including: the Ontario Federation of Labour (representing one million workers), NDP Federal […]