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CANADA'S WARS AT HOME AND ABROAD

By Chris Grawey

As Remembrance Day approaches many ordinary people will express their emotions for those who have lost their lives in war and for those who still struggle from the horrors of war. We are supposed to contemplate why those wars occurred and what lessons we can learn to prevent further bloodshed.

Many politicians and pundits use Remembrance Day as an exercise in mythmaking, as a way to evoke a Canadian national identity. This both distorts the past and prevents a collective contemplation about the horrors of war. Read more!

 


WHY IS ACADEMIC FREEDOM PROLONGING THE ONTARIO COLLEGE STRIKE?

By Nora Loreto

Yesterday morning, I had the opportunity to talk with CBC radio morning shows about academic freedom: what is it and why is it important to professors. Read more!


WORKERS ACTION CENTRE, FIGHT FOR DECENT WORK COMING TO HALIFAX

By Robert Devet

Efforts are well underway to establish a Workers Action Centre in Halifax, something that could make a big difference for low wage workers who do not enjoy the protection of a union. Read more!


REFLECTIONS ON THE OLD PORT OF MONTREAL STRIKE FOR $15

By Michelle Hehn

It has been a little over a year since the workers at the Old Port of Montreal went on strike for a starting salary of $15/hour, as well as paid sick days and vacation days. Read more!

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