Canada

Imagine - Socialist Party of Canada

Imagine - Socialist Party of Canada

Imagine is the publication of the Socialist Party of Canada since 2002

Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW

A global history of the syndicalist union the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Drumheller coal mining strike of 1919

Drumheller strikers, 1919

A short history of a strike by coal miners organised in the syndicalist One Big Union in Alberta which was repressed by bosses and the state.

An “entirely different” kind of union: the Service, Office, and Retail Workers’ Union of Canada (SORWUC), 1972–1986 – Julia Smith

SORWUC

An in depth article which examines the Service, Office, and Retail Workers’ Union of Canada (SORWUC), an independent, grassroots, socialist-feminist union that existed from 1972 to 1986. They organised workers in marginalised, low-paying, largely female-dominated sectors that weren’t high priorities for the much larger business unions.

This article was published in the Canadian academic journal Labour/Le Travail, vol. 73, in 2014.

To praise Ginger Goodwin is to revere a radical – Mark Leier

Ginger Goodwin

Feisty miner reminds that comfortable compromisers are easily forgotten.

In this piece (originally published by The Tyee in 2014), Mark Leier, author of Bakunin: The Creative Passion, emphasises the radical edge of Ginger Goodwin – the English migrant coal miner turned labour organiser who is recognised as a martyr by many workers in British Columbia, Canada – by comparing him to one of his contemporaries.

Rent Strike in Toronto

Two hundred tenants are on rent strike in Toronto against increases they say are meant to price them out of their homes.

1970: The Vancouver to Ottawa Abortion Caravan

In 1970 a group of Feminist embarked on a caravan tour from Vancouver to Ottawa to protest the lack of rights to access to abortion in Canada.

1984-85: Gay Activists Campaign Against Discrimination in Manitoba

Article detailing the campaign to add sexual orientation to discrimination legislation.

Don't Make A Wave: The Campaign Against Nuclear Testing on Amchitka Island

Article on the history of the campaign to stop nuclear weapons tests on the Alaskan Island on Amchitka. The campaign would lead to the founding of Green Peace.