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Original articles by non-sectarian socialist student, labour and community organizers based in Canada.

Bill C-377: An Ideological Attack on Working People's Interests

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Nov 09, 2012 09:04 AM
Conservative MP Hiebert's anti-organized labour bill (Bill C-377) is an attack on the rights of working people to express their political and economic power. While solving nothing, the bill creates a framework that is designed to undermine democratic workers' organizations. The obvious goal of the bill is to weaken the only mechanism of balance that workers bring to the employer-worker antagonisms in advanced capitalism. However, the bill does this in such a clumsy, unsophisticated and scattered way that the political path to fighting it is not as clear as it should be. Instead of addressing the specifics of the bill, working people must understand this legislation as a broad-sided attack on their ability to fight for their own interests.

Citizens' Press Special Edition on Bill C-377 - The Canadian Anti-Union Bill

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Oct 30, 2012 11:54 AM
See our new section on the Canadian Anti-Union Bill C-377. That Conservative's more ridiculous back-bench MPs are exposing their real colours lately in attacks on women, environmentalist organizations, science and reason, and now unions. These attacks have severely undermined freedom of speech and political pluralism in this country and they must not be left to stand. Only through an organized united front will we be able to effectively push back against these regressive attacks.

Textbook Costs and Post-Secondary Education: journalists ask the wrong questions | The Citizens' Press

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Aug 20, 2015 09:50 AM
The school year has begun for most of those going (back) to post-secondary programs and with it comes the barrage of "news" reports on the cost of school supplies. What is really frustrating about these stories is the analysis seems to be that the cost of school supplies and living expenses is too high, but the same journalists writing these stories do not touch on the costs for education as a public service.

Tory Agenda to Destroy the Canadian Union Movement Becoming Clear | Citizens' Press

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Sep 06, 2012 10:55 AM
Working people are under a sustained attack from the government through changes in the law that undermine progressive political mobilization. Through the proposed laws, the Conservative Party is undermining the very foundation of what keeps Canada a different and unique place to the US: the ability of people to contribute to democratic mass organizations for political work. The only answer is more organizing of the members and the re-establishment of political cadres connected to the broader movement.

Unions Have Proposed More Solutions than Hudak Ever Has

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Nov 08, 2012 03:40 PM
Hudak’s Op/Eds are rambling diatribes against unions and working people more generally. In his latest he says unions have never offered an alternative to his strategy of destroying decent jobs in Ontario. However, working peoples' organizations have proposed more innovative solutions to the economic problems facing Ontario than the Conservatives ever have.

In Defense of Political Journalists

by Roxanne Dubois — last modified Jul 15, 2012 05:47 PM
While journalist-turned-candidate Pierre Duchesne fends off attacks for being partial, we should remember that "neutral" journalism favours the interests of the powerful elite that own the media.
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