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by Editors — last modified 2018-10-06T08:57:06-04:00
Original articles by non-sectarian socialist student, labour and community organizers based in Canada.

Paternalistic tendencies and ideological blind spots of journalists

by Graham H. Cox — last modified May 27, 2014 02:47 PM
The expression of protest is to remind the administration that students run their campuses. Sometimes this mass political expression comes across as a bit contradictory, but that's the nature of liberal arts academies. Neil Macdonald of CBC disagrees however and he is outraged at the very notion that students should have a say about who speaks to them at graduation ceremonies.

Labour union activists confront climate change at LaborNotes #ln2014

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Apr 08, 2014 04:45 PM
For the first time, unions and how they need to mobilise against climate change made it on the list of discussion points at Labor Notes. There is a lot of history to why it took so long to make climate change and green alternatives a priority (spoiler: it has a lot to do with some powerful trades unions being opposed). However, the progressive (and historically correct) position on this is winning across the labour movement and it is now considered an essential struggle by the majority of workers.

Their inequality and ours | Citizens' Press

by Citizens' Press — last modified Mar 01, 2014 11:08 AM
There is a big difference between the reasons that socialists/leftists bring up inequality and the reasons liberals are concerned with it. However, many on the left seem unable to articulate the difference well enough to distinguish ourselves from liberals when it comes to how we should deal with inequality. There is a cost to this confusion as people are unable to distinguish between the politics of the solutions presented.

Copyright and Social Justice Organizations | Graham Cox

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Feb 18, 2014 08:43 AM
"Since copyright laws regulate ownership of software, written material, pictures and other creative works, it is important for social justice organizations to understand the politics of copyright as it relates to their activities. Specifically, how misuse of copyright limits creativity, reduces sharing and hampers the movement."

Unemployment Stats in PEI Shows Potential Devastation of Tory's EI Changes

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Jan 06, 2014 12:16 PM
There has been a massive increase in the unemployment to job vacancy ratio in PEI. A year ago this measure was eight unemployed to every available job. Latest data shows there are a staggering 15.5 job seekers for every available job. The increase is likely related to the recent changes to Employment Insurance (EI) brought in by the federal Tories.
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