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Rosa Luxemburg: A revolutionary for our times | Jan 17 2017 | Duncan Cameron | Her scholarly work identified the links between capitalism, imperialism and militarism, but she expected more than recognition as a thinker. Rosa Luxemburg wanted to change the course of history.
B.C. saw 73,000 new jobs created in 2016, but this is not a good news story | Jan 12 2017 | Iglika Ivanova, Seth Klein | The headline-making job creation numbers mask large regional disparities across the province. Outside Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria, B.C.'s jobs story is nothing to brag about.
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Trump's proven that free trade deals can be rewritten. So let's write better ones. | Jan 12 2017 | Jim Stanford | If Trump can rewrite international economic treaties on the strength of a few tweets, then we can do the same thing -- but only if we build a political movement with the same confidence and power.
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As U.S. protectionism surges, Canada implores Washington: But we're friends! | Jan 10 2017 | Duncan Cameron | Higher American interest rates will push the U.S. dollar up and lower the already weak Canadian dollar further. Expect the Trump administration to target Canada for currency manipulation.
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Even some farm leaders admit the Alberta NDP's notorious Bill 6 is an improvement | Jan 9 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | It's time for the NDP to get over their rude welcome to governing and get back to implementing the progressive agenda they were elected to enact.
Precarity in higher learning: Neoliberalism and contract faculty contract negotiations at WLU | Jan 9 2017 | Dan Kellar | As contract faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University negotiate a new contract, many in the union have recognized their struggle as a moment in the widescale resistance to neoliberal ideologies.
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Push for prison reform growing across Canada | Jan 9 2017 | The recent death of Soleiman Faqiri is one of many incidents.
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Preventing chronic pain in the workplace would go long way in solving prescription opioid crisis | Jan 6 2017 | Penney Kome | The U.S. and to some extent Canada still don't have workplace regulations to protect workers from chronic pain.
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How to really help Manitoba families: Build a universal child-care system | Jan 5 2017 | Susan Prentice | Manitoba's child-care system is staggering to meet the needs of parents and children, and recent signs give little confidence the new provincial government will respond effectively.
Bishop Fred Henry
Fred Henry, departing Catholic bishop, held strong pro-labour stance in addition to controversial social conservative views | Jan 5 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | Bishop Henry said he viewed his refusal to give interviews to the Calgary Herald during its 1999-2000 strike as part of his responsibility of proclaiming the Gospel.
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Failure to treat chronic pain real issue behind prescription opioid epidemic | Jan 5 2017 | Penney Kome | Doctors are baffled by pain because governments erased certain kinds of work injuries from the record. Part one in a series.
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As pot legalization nears, cannabis industry can't forget workers' rights | Jan 4 2017 | Paul Meinema | The Canadian cannabis industry is poised to become a significant player in our economy. That future must include comprehensive workplace safety and labour rights for every worker.

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Letter to Michel Chartrand, from his daughter Suzanne sherpa-finn said... Thanks, l. Michel Chartrand spoke at the very first demo I ever attended - outside the US Consulate...
Waffen-SS Galician Division still Revered by Canada’s Ukrainian Right MegB said... Richard, I've had a complaint against your thread. I think I need to remind you that the purpose of...
A Century of Struggle between Left-Right Camps in the Ukrainian Canadian Community Timebandit said... Richard, you shouldn't be posting whole articles. Give a brief quote and a link, and those who are...
Unions in Canada: StatsCan data SeekingAPoliticalHome said... http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2015005-eng.htm#def1   The future looks poorly...
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Fight for $15 march in Montréal on 15th of October lagatta said... No surprise that fake progressive and fake feminist Justin Trudeau also opposes this very modest...
Lib government pay system mess affects 80,000 workers mark_alfred said... http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/phoenix-payroll-problems-fix-1.3683735 The government instituted a...
Canada's WWI Internment of Leon Trotsky, and the Captivating Mass Psychoses of antiSemitism and antiCommunism NDPP said... Fascinating read and much that was new to me. Many thanks for posting this Richard! in

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Activists build momentum to close the gender wage gap
UFCW Canada activists recently met with allies in the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition to strategize for the year ahead to end the gender wage gap that is so prevalent in non-union workplaces.

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