Leonard Hutchinson and the Social Realist Art of Canadian Working Class Resistance in the 30s

This post originally appeared on The Left Chapter, the blog of Michael Laxer leader of the Social Caucus in the NDP. While not in agreement with all of Laxer’s politics, I greatly enjoy the variety of content on his blog. Contributions from all leftist perspectives are welcome and can be sent to theleftchapter@outlook.com. Leonard Hutchinson was… Read More Leonard Hutchinson and the Social Realist Art of Canadian Working Class Resistance in the 30s

Immigration: Critical Readings on the buzzword of 2016

2016 was a year of disruptions, collapses, and reactions and nothing embodied this more than the dominance of discussions around immigration, and the resurgence of the right-wing in the United States and Europe under the auspices of controlling a migrant crisis which threatened the survivability of the State and its citizen-subjects alike. Many readers might… Read More Immigration: Critical Readings on the buzzword of 2016

No Country for Poor Men: The Globalization Project and its Consequences

“Debt… is a cleverly managed reconquering of Africa.” – Thomas Sankara In the 1980s, on the tail-end of growing south-south unity and economic development, the world was plunged into an international debt crisis which threatened the sustainability of the capitalist world-system. The political decisions enacted to adjust the global economy ushered in neo-liberalism and globalization… Read More No Country for Poor Men: The Globalization Project and its Consequences

90 Miles free from Empire: A Tribute to Fidel Castro and the Cuban People

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President. Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation. While a… Read More 90 Miles free from Empire: A Tribute to Fidel Castro and the Cuban People

An Urgent Appeal: ALBA Social Movements Canada condemns the attacks against Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement

Brazilian military and civilian police have violently attacked and stormed a center for Brazil’s, Landless Workers Movement‘s (MST), their  Florestan Fernandes National School (ENFF) in Guararema, outside of Sao Paulo. Opened in 2005, the ENFF has functioned as an education and resource center for cadre of the Landless Workers Movement. The building itself was built by volunteer work brigades… Read More An Urgent Appeal: ALBA Social Movements Canada condemns the attacks against Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement