The Canadian Union of Postal Workers talk about why door-to-door delivery is an essential service, the future loss of 8,000 jobs, and the fight for pensions.
A short doc by Elizabeth Littlejohn.
In this interview, The Real News Networks' Jessica Desvarieux interviews Nicolai Petro on the situation in the Ukraine. He argues that violence persists between opposition and security forces, as opponents use culture to divide strongly nationalistic Ukrainian groups and Russian-influenced factions.
Nicolai N. Petro is professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island. During the collapse of the Soviet Union he served as special assistant for policy in the U.S. State Department. He has published widely on Russian and international politics, and is currently in Ukraine on a Fulbright research fellowship. His web site iswww.npetro.net.
It is Oscars time! And there is no shortage of contenders. Operation Maple has provided a sneak preview of the big 'winners' this year. Will it be Rob Ford? Justin Beiber? You may be surprised by the winner. Or maybe not.
On February 8, postal workers and supporters gathered in Toronto to protest the cuts to Canada Post. Save Canada Post - http://www.savecanadapost.ca/
On Friday, January 3, members of the Lubicon Lake Nation filed a notice of appeal against Penn West Petroleum in their continued fight against fracking. In December 2013, a judge's injunction order against members of Lubicon Lake Nation shut down their blockade, which began in late November 2013 on a drilling site.
Lubicon Lake Nation continue to fight against fracking on their land and the injunction granted in favour of Penn West Petroleum.
Activists from CUPE Local 416 and CUPE Local 966 go to Bonfield Ontario to walk the line with CUPE Local 4616, the workers of the town of Bonfield. The Mayor of Bonfield is refusing to negotiate his workers back to work. And why should he. He has contracted out much of their work to his own family!
Sean Devlin of Shit Harper Did and Shireen Soofi of No One Is Illegal took the stage at the Vancouver Board of Trade event during a Q&A with Stephen Harper sporting signs to protest for climate justice in Canada.
The pair were quickly pushed off stage by security and taken backstage behind a curtain.
Harper joked "it wouldn’t be B.C. without it."
An engaging and compelling video documentary about how Canadian workers through the Canadian labour movement have built solidarity linkages throughout the world from Asia to the Middle East to Africa to the Americas. What they have learned, what they have shared - and the need for resistance and alternatives to build a more just world for all.
Recorded on December 10th in Ottawa, for the Red Man Laughing Podcast, Niigaan: In Conversation. takes a looks at year one of Idle No More. The panel of guests include Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Serpent River Chief Isadore Day, Wab Kinew, Leanne Simpson, Lee Maracle, Geraldine King & Celina Cada-Matasawagon.
Watch Charlie Angus' musical rundown of the state of politics in Ottawa. Reactionary Blues from the new Grievous Angels CD the Great Divide.