The war at home
Jul 16 2003
Mass mobilizations against the war in Iraq helped renew the anti-racism/anti-war/anti-occupation movement. What next? Sima Zerehi wants to stress the links between U.S.-led invasions and the war at h
Amnesty International
A Canadian's death in Iran
Jul 16 2003
Human rights groups are demanding an independent investigation into the death in custody of a 54-year-old photojournalist in Iran. Zahra Kazemi died of a brain hemorrhage after she was arrested for p
Citizens for Public Justice
Finding sanctuary in Halifax
Jul 16 2003
This Halifax church basement has been her home since April 9. Sanja Peceljs is an ethnic Serb from Kosovo. U.N. peacekeeping work brought her to Canada in 2001, and that association makes a return m
Polaris Institute
Power play at Cancun and Miami
Jul 15 2003
Who's working hardest behind the curtain to further corporate interests through international trade agreements? A new report flags four cartels as the principal profit pushers at upcoming Ministerial
B.C. Teachers' Federation
B.C. Teachers challenge College coup
Jul 15 2003
They're calling it “yet another transparent attack on teachers, who are among the most cogent critics of the Liberals' agenda.” And now British Columbia's teachers are fighting back with a
National Union of Public and General Employees
Public auto insurance looks safe in B.C.
Jul 14 2003
They're as privatization-happy as any other provincial government. But the B.C. Liberals are cooling on proposals to give private companies a bigger piece of the auto insurance pie. Experience elsewh
CAW
CAW
CAW endorses green car strategy
Jul 14 2003
This week the Canadian Auto Workers' Buzz Hargrove endorsed the NDP's “green car” industrial strategy by issuing a challenge to the Canadian government and automakers to reduce smog and cre
working TV
Video: Immigration check-in
Jul 14 2003
You can lose a lot of ground in a year. That's how long it's been since the <i>Immigration and Refugee Protection Act</i> came into force. Last week in Vancouver, professionals, politicians and the p
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal strike looms
Jul 12 2003
Nearly 50,000 postal workers could be on the picket line next Friday. Seven months into bargaining, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says that Canada Post's rollback demands have created a bargai
Citizens for Public Justice
Housing crisis splits families
Jul 12 2003
&#147;I knew we were being evicted, so I obtained welfare for my oldest son and placed my youngest son temporarily with the Children's Aid Society. I knew I could survive on the streets or in shelter
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Suspend boss bonuses, union says
Jul 11 2003
The scheme has been bemoaned and ridiculed. And following a television expos
On World Population Day
Jul 11 2003
World Population Day, July 11, is a time to think more deeply about &#147;overpopulation.&#148; In some parts of the globe, population growth is straining land, resources and communities. But populat
working TV
Whose Olympic dream?
Jul 10 2003
Euphoria swept Vancouver last Wednesday when the city won the right to host the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hours later, a tent city of homeless people rose up at Victory Square in the downtown eastside. I
Amnesty International
Afghanistan hovers near chaos
Jul 10 2003
The people of Afghanistan were promised security, development and human rights. But with the International Security Assistance Force confined to Kabul, real power is again gathering in the hands of f
Sierra Club of Canada
Cycling youth crash into WTO barriers
Jul 10 2003
Twenty young activists are cycling all the way from Vancouver to Mexico. They're travelling sustainably to the WTO Ministerial meeting scheduled for September in Cancun &#151; along the way visiting
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Strikers say shelter exploits homeless
Jul 10 2003
A dozen community agency workers have been occupying Toronto's Metropolitan United Church Shelter since yesterday morning. The action intensifies the third week of a bitter strike against the multi-s
National Union of Public and General Employees
Consultants reject private water for Moncton
Jul 10 2003
New Brunswick's second-largest city came close last year to handing over water distribution to a private company, U.S. Filter. But public opposition forced Moncton to hold off pending further study.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Could auto insurance wreck N.S. Tories?
Jul 7 2003
Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm has called a snap election for August 5. Is he hoping to slip by vacationing voters before they redouble their anger over soaring auto insurance rates? The same issue si
Sierra Club of Canada
Artists join call to protect Cape Breton shores
Jul 3 2003
The Save our Seas and Shores Coalition yesterday unveiled its summer campaign to rally support for the protection of key fisheries, endangered species and scenic values along the coast of Cape Breton
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The costs of gold
Jul 2 2003
Newsflash: Vancouver will host the 2010 Winter Olympics. As the celebrations begin, let&#146;s hope the revellers are counting on benefits beyond the economic. Back in February, a major study forecas
National Union of Public and General Employees
SARS death stuns health workers
Jul 2 2003
The death of a Toronto nurse has cast a pall over Ontario&#146;s health-care community. On Sunday, Nelia Laroza, a nurse at North York General Hospital, became the first Canadian health-care worker t
National Union of Public and General Employees
Union Endorses Westray Bill
Jul 1 2003
The National Union of Public and General Employees has written to the Prime Minister, urging the Liberals to push for swift passage of Bill C-45. The so-called Westray Bill would make corporations an
Socialist Worker
Africa Under a Canadian Boot
Jul 1 2003
In the Congo, a UN expert panel has implicated eight Canadian companies in a &#147;predatory panel of elites&#148; fertilizing conflict that has already claimed 3.3-million lives. In Tanzania, there
National Union of Public and General Employees
Ontario Sweats Power Crisis
Jun 30 2003
Eight years of neglect have left Ontario&#146;s power system so frayed that many residents expect service outages before the summer is over. Last week, sweltering through mid-thirties temperatures, O
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Yukon Internet Inquisition
Jun 30 2003
It started as an investigation into allegations that a handful of Yukon government employees have been downloading pornography at work. It has become a &#147;widespread witch-hunt&#148; that disregar
Amnesty International
Migrants Rights Convention Goes Live
Jun 30 2003
July 1 marks the entry into force of the International Convention on the Protection of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. This milestone comes at a moment when the movement of people
Socialist Worker
Harry Potter Economics
Jun 28 2003
Harry Potter is breaking all records this summer. But books of magic and wonder are not the only place where wizardry is at work these days. Consider the desperate measures that respected economists
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
No Longer Sacred: Quebec Child Care
Jun 27 2003
Quebec may soon dull one of its brightest stars. Child care and public service advocates have long praised the province&#146;s five-dollar-a-day universal child care/education system as the country&#
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Supreme Court Hangs Up on Bell
Jun 27 2003
Pay equity advocates got a boost from the Supreme Court of Canada yesterday. In a 9-0 ruling, the court dumped Bell Canada&#146;s petition to block human rights hearings on whether it discriminated a
IFAW Targets Pacific Seal Hunt
Jun 27 2003
The world&#146;s more notorious anti-sealing group is looking westward. Federal Fisheries Minister Robert Thibault made waves in April when he revealed that he may consider proposals for a B.C.-based