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An Honest Tribute to “The Greatest”: Against Whitewashing Muhammad Ali’s Legacy

An Honest Tribute to “The Greatest”: Against Whitewashing Muhammad Ali’s Legacy

By Sara Jaffri On June 3rd, Muhammad Ali passed away. While he was known for being a boxing champion and entertainer, Ali represented so much more. In the context of the broader struggle against racism, capitalist exploitation and imperialism in the 1960s, Ali was consistently vocal about revolutionary justice and black liberation. He supported Native-American


Temp Agencies are Parasites in Our Communities

By: Michael Romandel   In Toronto, one of the main ways that working class people find work when they find themselves out of a job and need to pay bills is through various temporary agencies. These agencies play the role of middlemen between corporations and workers. Corporations use them for a number of reasons, though they all add

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Scarborough High-Rise Tenants Fed Up

By: Noaman G. Ali “I’ve been living here for three years, and last night was the first time I’ve seen anyone come to fix the laundry room,” says a 33-year old resident of 3400 Eglinton Avenue East. The laundry room in the basement of the Markham and Eglinton area building is full of washing machines

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Issue #29

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Issue #27

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#10 – Imperialism’s Real Interest in Haiti: Crushing the popular movement by Niraj Joshi – BASICS Issue #18 We are told that the massive American, Canadian and United Nations military deployment to a battered and broken Haiti after the earthquake is for security. But the greatest threat to the life and limbs of Haitians following