Toronto has been in the grips of its worst health scare since the polio
epidemics of the 1950s. The last few weeks have seen the breakdown of a
hospital system compromised by years of neo-liberal cuts and
The first round of Presidential elections in Argentina have left former
Peronist President Carlos Menem in a run off with the government backed
Néstor Kirchner, also a Peronist standing for the Unión de Centro
Democrático. These elections have revealed a massive political
fragmentation amongst all of the...
Following its "victory" in Iraq, North American imperialism, headed by
the Bush/Rumsfeld duo, wants to use its "triumph" to strengthen its
dominant world position. The invasion of Iraq was in the first place for
oil and also formed part of a much broader plan of imposing its
domination in other areas...
The newly elected PT (Workers’ Party) led government of Lula in Brazil
has aroused massive expectations and demands for change amongst the
workers, peasants and others exploited by capitalism. Millions of
workers, youth and peasants saw last year’s presidential election of
Lula, formally an industrial...
Last Thursday, 6 March, saw the opening of the trial of three leading
members of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) charged in
relation to a June 15, 2000 anti-poverty demonstration in front of the
Ontario provincial legislature at Queen’s Park. This trial marks a
serious attack on the rights of all...
"ON FEBRUARY 12th, incredulous but enthralled, Bolivians watched live
broadcasts of the army and the police turning their guns on each other.
What ensued was perhaps the worst period of civil disorder the country
has seen since its ’popular revolution’ of 1952." (The Economist, 22
THE REACTIONARY ’STRIKE’ is the most serious crisis Chávez has faced
since the failed coup attempt in April 2002. That coup was defeated by a
spontaneous mass movement of the poor from the shantytowns with the
support of sections of the army rank and file. Following those events,
the Committee for a...
In recent months, US imperialism, together with landlords, business
organisations, corrupt trade union leaders and the Catholic Church, have
stepped up their combined efforts to topple the radical nationalist,
populist regime of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a former