International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.
IWD has been celebrated for more than 100 years. In Toronto, IWD has traditionally been a rally and march, and is organized by a committee of social justice, labour, health and women's rights activists.
Watch rebroadcast of the March 7 rally and march below. This event was held starting 11:00 AM, at OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor St West in Toronto.
CUPE 3903, representing teaching assistants, contract faculty, and research assistants at York, has been negotiating new contracts for its three units, all of whom have been without a contract since August 2014.
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Pam Palmater was in Ottawa on Feb. 24 to give a talk entitled "The Law's Role in Canada's National Disgrace: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls" at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law. In this interview she answers why this problem of MMIWG exists, provides an analysis of the current public discourse, and talks about what's important in the urgent call for a national inquiry.
The Koch Brothers have been handed the ability to buy our democracy. But that doesn't mean we can't shine a light on them!
Where does their money go and who does their money hurt?
Watch this documentary (for free!) and be exposed to the truth about the Koch Brothers.
Issues of Islamophobia are in the headlines again as Western societies grapple with the ramifications of the Paris attacks. Author and academic Reza Aslan spoke on the issue of Islamophobia at the National Council of Canadian Muslims' Gala in 2014 in Toronto.
What's the problem with the U.S. prioritizing 'offense' over 'defense'? Edward Snowden explains.
The labour movement is committed to improving the lives of workers and has been for over 100 years. That's our job. Our aim is to improve the lives of all Canadians by working on the issues that matter most to everyone.
We all know that wealth inequality is a problem in the U.S., but is it a problem in Canada? Um, yes.
Rinelle Harper, the 16-year-old student who was brutally attacked last month and left for dead near the Assiniboine River, calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women at the AFN national meeting in Winnipeg this week.