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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.

Understanding Venezuela | What's Left

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Jul 18, 2017 08:44 AM
Corporate media reports on Venezuela depicting the current situation make it difficult for casual observers on the left to understand what is going on. While this has been the case even when Chavez was president, it has become harder to get a clear analysis.

Fees, taxes, and revenue generation | What's Left

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Apr 24, 2017 07:49 PM
There has been a recent uptick in discussions around the failure of the private sector to provide quality services. From airlines to infrastructure, from safe jobs to retirement, from the transition to a low-carbon environment to agrochemical companies poisoning the ground, from the cost of rent to the price of housing. People in the US are starting to realize that the private sector in a deregulated market is not able to stop greed from doing harm to many things we enjoy.

Has the meaning of "organizing" been forgotten? | What's Left

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Mar 27, 2017 05:31 PM
Rising inequality, US anti-union laws crushing organized labour south of the boarder, and the slow unrelenting decline of union density here in Canada has renewed the focus on labour union organizing. The response from the leadership of the movement has been focused -- rightly -- on changes to law regulating labour unions that make it harder to organize. However, changing labour laws will not undo the slow decline in union density alone. Unions will also have to actually go out and talk to workers, sign them up, establish a local, bargain a first agreement, and enforce those terms.

A cautionary tale about political grandstanding | What's Left

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Feb 06, 2017 08:46 PM
Special contribution by Mike Fancie: Fortunately for progressive organizers, the Liberal government has racked up a remarkable rap sheet of broken promises in just over a year of power. Aside from recent electoral reform and Syrian immigration backpedaling, the Liberals have failed to fund First Nations education, they haven't repealed a word of Bill C-51, and they're following the same emissions targets set by Stephen Harper. Heck, even Katimavik is publicly begging Trudeau to follow through on his promise to re-fund its youth leadership programming.
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