From BC to Ontario: The fight for 10 paid sick days continues
In Ontario the Conservatives declared themselves to be “working for workers” while yet again voting against paid sick days. While in BC, workers have won 5 permanent and employer-paid sick days, but the NDP government refused to provide 10. Both are signs of the movement pushing governments to provide rhetorical support or partial gains for workers, and the movement can continue towards winning 10 paid sick days for all.Read more
Make the $20 minimum wage an election issue
Last week Ontario’s NDP came out in support of a $20 minimum wage. This is an important opportunity for the entire labour movement and the left to intervene in next year’s election. But with the business backlash already beginning we can’t wait until the June election, we need to organize now.
The right click: NFTs and capitalism’s speculative frenzy
While NFTs are new, they represent something that is not. This commodification of our digital life is more than just a fad: it is a speculative frenzy that has its roots in capitalism’s contradictory economic recovery.
Stop the cuts to Toronto transit
There is no excuse for a big bustling city like Toronto to not have a thriving public transit system. The TTC should be an affordable…
Why do socialists read?
There is a long tradition of socialists hosting reading groups. There is almost just as old a joke about socialists thinking they can change the…
One year since farmers’ protest in India: Victory, solidarity, and continued resistance
Modi’s repeal of the three farm laws is a victory for farmers and for the working class of India. But it is also a victory for everyone across the world who stood in solidarity with the farmers.
How to save the world from financialization
Stolen is a valuable contribution for those thinking about how to move beyond capitalism and what an alternative economics could look like.
The case for paid sick days
Paid sick days have been a central issue during the pandemic, with labour advocates and health experts calling for at least 10 paid sick days…
Ford’s Bill 27 doesn’t work for workers
Over the last several months Doug Ford’s Conseravtive government in Ontario has been busy trying to give itself a makeover. Ontarians were treated to a…
Running on fumes: The Canadian economy, speculation and debt.
Near the beginning of the pandemic, the Canadian economy — and the workers on which it depends — experienced a quiet crisis. For decades, mountains…