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Linda Silas Announces Bid to Lead Canadian Labour Congress

David Climenhaga Rabble.Ca
"I grew up in a union town that lost everything. I've met with neighbours who have experienced setbacks that last a generation. I've seen how important it is for struggling workers to see the hope that comes from our movement."

Global Left Midweek - 1968 in 2019

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Worldwide Uprising! Election News from Bolivia, Canada and Germany! Reports from Hong Kong, Chile, Iraq, Kurdistan! And a Long Distance Runner Makes Her Stand for Historical Truth

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Canadian Unions and a Green New Deal

Chloe Rockarts RankandFile.CA
The role of unions in building towards a just transition must fit the scale of the crisis. Labour has an opportunity to use the platform of a Green New Deal to demand publicly owned services and large-scale job creation.

Global Left Midweek - October 2, 2019

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Program Proposal for the European Left, Labor and the Climate Movement, Week 2 of the Strike, Fury in Haiti, UK Labour Moves Left, Indian Left's Dilemma, Egypt Unrest, Cuba Conference

Global Left Midweek - August 7, 2019

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Homage to OSPAAAL, Sudan CP Says Military Must Go, Aijaz Ahmad on India, Fighting for Repro Rights in El Salvador, More on Hong Kong Fight, Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike, Ben Turok Speaks, Canada's Coalition of Courage

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The Soul of a Union Man

Leo Gerard Daily Kos
I learned two important lessons when young. One was that the company would do nothing for the workers unless forced by collective action. The other was that labor unions were instruments of both economic and social justice.

Trump’s NAFTA Replacement Needs to Have Its Tires Kicked

Harley Shaiken Los Angeles Times
We need a new trade agreement but one that will protect U.S. workers and families. The best way to do this is ensuring the rights of Mexican workers. Under the “new NAFTA” — the reality for both Mexican and U.S. workers would not be much changed.
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