Justin Trudeau told a group of U.S. students that Canada was suited to peacekeeping roles because it lacks "some of the baggage that so many other Western countries have..." Oh, really?
Since 2012 when a handful of fast food workers in New York and Chicago walked off the job, the Fight for $15 has spread to more than 300 US cities and inspired a global movement including Canada.
The Marxism conference in Toronto featured the keynote panel Climate Justice Now! including Indigenous activist Myeengun Henry, oil sands worker Ken Smith, and climate justice activist Jesse McLaren.
Since spring of this year a small band of oil sands workers have come together to fight against the growing layoffs in the tar sands and to fight for a greener future.
Watch the video and join the annual Marxism Conference from April 22 to 23 at the University of Toronto Multifaith Centre, 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
On April 9 Attawapiskat First Nation declared a state of emergency. A special sitting of the House of Commons was called but Trudeau just couldn't be pulled away from a Liberal buddy's book launch.
In the lead-up to the convention, more than a dozen riding associations have sent resolutions to endorse the Leap Manifesto.
This comparison is not surprising. His appeal to a mythical past in which America was Great and took shit from no-one sounds an awful lot like Mussolini's appeal to the greatness of the Roman Empire.
The development of the Common Front, as well as the community resistance supporting it, represents the most militant expression of the labour movement in Canada in recent history.
For more than a decade we have been told that just a little more bombing or training would solve the problems the West created.