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by Editors — last modified 2017-02-02T09:57:36-04:00
Original articles by non-sectarian socialist student, labour and community organizers based in Canada.

Capital Rules!

by Chris Walker — last modified Oct 29, 2008 10:03 AM
The economy has radically changed since the era when Adam Smith championed the "upstart" businessmen who dared to challenge the merchant monopolies that dominated the economy of his day. For Smith, the government created monopoly distorted the market, and granted unfair privilege and power to one sector of the population. In his view, this privilege could not be justified. It is highly unlikely Smith could have foreseen the day when private power would become so great that it would be possible for mega-corporations to sue governments for damages, and win! For reasons Similar to Smith's, I view NAFTA as a means by which Canada institutionalizes its subordination to American corporations.

Come Clean On Blood Coal

by Pat Hanratty — last modified Oct 29, 2008 09:51 AM
On March 22nd, 2008, Adolfo Gonzalez Montes, was murdered. He was a worker at the Cerrejon Coal Mine in Colombia, and also a union leader with the National Union of Coal Mine Workers. He left behind a wife and four children.

Which Side is the Premier On?

by Dana — last modified Oct 29, 2008 09:49 AM
As leader of the official opposition in 2005, Shawn Graham made a commitment to establish a public auto insurance system in New Brunswick. It seems that this priority has fallen off the Liberal agenda once in power. This pledge to provide public auto insurance wasn't just an empty promise of its leader, it was and still is the will of the Party as it was passed as a resolution at the New Brunswick Liberal Party Biennial Convention in 2005.
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