COVID-19: A sharp needle to Canada’s housing bubble
Even before COVID-19, Canada was experiencing a rapidly expanding housing bubble. As a matter of fact, it’s the biggest housing bubble of any G7 country, even bigger than the housing bubble that instigated the crash of 2008. While the bubble has been inflating out of control for years, the only question is: why hasn’t it […]
Brazil: hacker threatens leading member of Esquerda Marxista and his family
The Brazilian section of the International Marxist Tendency has faced an online attack from an anonymous individual in an attempt to silence our revolutionary ideas. The IMT would like to send our full support and solidarity to the Brazilian comrades of Esquerda Marxista and comrade Johannes Halter, who has endured personal threats as well as […]
A world on the brink: revolution looming
We are living through a decisive turning point in history. At such times, it is natural to look for reference points or historical parallels. But nothing seems to really fit what we are experiencing.
The Silent Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Mental Health Crisis
Millions of workers have had their lives radically altered by COVID-19. But now health experts are warning that a new crisis is in the making: a mental health pandemic. In the decade following the 2008 recession, the rate of mental health related issues skyrocketed, while at the same time governments cut mental health services. This […]
California wildfires: Catastrophe layered upon catastrophe
Swathes of the USA have been hit with devastating wildfires: a tragic consequence of climate change and capitalist negligence. With people on the West Coast having already faced COVID-19, multiple disasters are being piled one on top of another.
NBA Players Launch a Political Strike: What’s Organized Labor Waiting for?
This is what is called a political strike. It is not a strike for wages and benefits. It is a collective action by workers—in this case, professional basketball players and others—who exercise their power to withhold their labor to achieve a political goal. The rest of the labor movement must support, join, and expand such actions to the entire working class. The leaders of the AFL-CIO and all the unions should stop standing on the sidelines!
Boilermakers Lodge 146: Defend the picket, oppose Bill 32!
The workers at CESSCO are angry. They have shown that they are ready to fight. But Bill 32 is a dangerous obstacle, and a few dozen boilermakers cannot overcome it alone.
Montreal Labour Day 2020: 20 unions and organizations demonstrate to revive militant traditions
For the first time in a very long while, more than 20 unions and organizations, including the most important Montreal labour councils (the FTQ and the CSN), held a militant, anti-capitalist Labour Day rally.
Dismal conditions at Toronto bakery lead to COVID-19 outbreak: Fight back against unsafe employment with workers’ control!
While FGF bakery has insisted it did everything possible to prevent the outbreak that resulted in 184 COVID-19 cases and one death, conditions on the ground tell a different story.
The Quebec labor movement unites for a militant Labor Day!
We are faced with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Already, the CAQ, this government of the bosses, has demonstrated their intent to make us pay for the crisis. It is time for the labour movement in Quebec to revive its rich traditions of militancy and prepare for the struggle.