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#MayDay: Trade unions as schools of democracy | Africa is a Country

by Roxanne Dubois — last modified May 01, 2019 08:15 AM
"The trade union movement targets issues that concern the popular masses, combining demands for economic, civic and political rights: It fights for wages in workplaces and for economic and social welfare benefits from the state, such as subsidies, education and health; Unionists exercise and claim active citizenship and the right to participate, in the form of voting and organizational rights, and demand to be represented in public bodies and at the workplace. "

What is a general strike?

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified May 01, 2019 08:07 AM
Today is May Day, International Workers' Day. With roots in the workers' struggle for an 8-hour work day, this day has been marked for more than a century in countries across the world. May Day is a great day for socialists, labour organizers and agitators to draw connections between the workers' struggle under capitalism and the gains we have made in history. May Day is marked around the world with cultural celebrations and also protests where workers' rights are under attack.

How Long Does It Take To Write A New Constitution?

by JBB — last modified Apr 30, 2019 08:20 AM
By Paul Dobson | Source: Venezuelanalysis.com (via Znet) | If guided by the right revolutionary leadership driven from below, the rewriting of the constitution could be a chance for Venezuela to move forward and break the bourgeois state structures, inherited from the neoliberal Fourth Republic, whose enduring vices have limited many advances of the Bolivarian Process since 1998. Whether this will be achieved, however, is far from certain.

Canada gets cozy with repressive Middle East monarchies

by JBB — last modified Apr 29, 2019 09:15 AM
Yves Engler | Canadian Dimension | The amicable relationship between the Trudeau government and repressive Middle East monarchies like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates demonstrates how little the Liberals care about democracy abroad. It also reveals the duplicity of Canada’s claim that its efforts to oust the Maduro government in Venezuela is all about supporting democracy.
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