Crawling from the Wreckage - Thoughts on the Rebuilding the Left Project. First published in Red & Black Notes #13, Spring 2001, This article has been archived on libcom.org from the Red and Black Notes website.
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) is one of the best known anti-poverty organizations in Ontario. It has acquired a reputation for militant direct action tactics on such issues as affordable housing, welfare, homelessness, and immigrant and refugee rights. In a political climate where powerful politicians and vested interests wish the poor would just quietly die, OCAP has proven to be a vocal critic.
A group of disgruntled workers at a recently closed auto parts supply company in Windsor, Ontario have taken over the plant.