Homeless Encampment Evictions Highlight The Cruelty Of Capitalism

By Azeezah Kanji, Truthout. -

In Canada’s homeless encampments, two faces of state brutality are on display. One is the “organized abandonment” that has relegated hundreds of thousands across Canada to homelessness (at twice [...]

Vancouver Gave Its Homeless $5,800

By Lauren Kaljur, Reasons to be cheerful. -

“It took me about a week to really sink in that this money was for me,” Ray recounts. “You know, $7,500 bucks is a fair bit to be giving to someone in my situation.”  Ray was among 50 people [...]

Artists And Academics Oppose Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

By Montreal Artists and Academics, BDS Movement. -

More than 150 artists and academics and over 20 trade unions, cultural organizations, student groups and indigenous collectives in Montréal are calling on the Canadian government to cancel the [...]

Battle Brewing In Canada Over Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

By Brett Forester, APTN News. -

Non-Indigenous opponents fear it would give First Nations, Inuit and Metis too much power. Indigenous opponents fear it won’t give them enough. Supporters tout it as a leap forward on rights, [...]

Mohawk Families Being Sickened By New Dump

By Christopher Curtis, Ricochet Media. -

Quebec - What would you do if you thought you were being poisoned? What if, for the past year, a rancid smell woke you up in the dead of night and sent you rushing to the bathroom so you [...]

Remembering Leo Panitch

By Ronan Burtenshaw, Tribune Magazine. -

My first meeting with Leo Panitch didn’t go so well. I was sitting in a restaurant before the 2016 Labour Party conference in Liverpool with Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara. Leo arrived dressed in [...]

Canada Will Violate Human Rights If It Extradites Huawei Executive To The US

By Hispan TV, Orinoco Tribune. -

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of Huawei, argued that the Canadian government would violate international law if it extradites her to the United States. The Canadian national media [...]

The Trump Administration’s Extradition Request Against Meng Wanzhou Is A Farce

By Dimitri Lascaris, Canadian Dimension. -

The National Post is apoplectic again. This time, the target of the Post’s ire is an online event held in November by the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, the Canadian Peace Congress and the [...]

Provinces Crackdown On Indigenous Land Defenders

By The Canadian Press, Energy Mix News. -

Toronto - Months after a group of Haudenosaunee people set up camp on a construction site near Caledonia, Ontario, a provincial court granted Haldimand County an order permanently forbidding [...]

First Nation Chief Tells Mayors To Butt Out

By Binny Paul, Cowichan Valley Citizen. -

A Vancouver Island First Nation chief schooled four North Island mayors on how Aboriginal Rights work in response to them asking to be let in on Discovery Island fish farm consultations with the [...]

Indigenous-Led Patrol Keeps Peace, Assists People In Inner City

By Chad Pawson, CBC.ca. -

An Indigenous-led patrol in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is hoping for funding from the city so it can expand to provide services similar to a well-known patrol in Winnipeg. The Sweet Grass [...]

Wet’suwet’en Call On Province To Close Pipeline Work Camps

By Amanda Follett Hosgood, The Tyee. -

Members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation are calling on B.C.’s public health officer to shut down work camps operating on their territory as COVID-19 numbers rise in northern B.C. In an open [...]

Indigenous Land Defenders Shut Down Port Access

By Ben Miljure, BC CTV News. -

Vancouver, BC - A group of Indigenous land defenders have taken over the intersection of East Hastings Street and Clark Drive in Vancouver, blocking one of the access routes to the Port of [...]

General Motors Returns To Oshawa

By Tony Leah and Rebecca Keetch, Labor Notes. -

Canada - Unifor President Jerry Dias called it “a home run.” The media headlines were all about “reopening the Oshawa plant.” Unifor, the union that represents workers at the Detroit Three [...]

Canada’s Housing Co-ops Find Success Despite Covid-19 Challenges

By Anca Voinea, News Coop. -

Housing co-ops in Canada remain positive about the future, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 this year. A recent survey conducted by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF [...]