Death threats issued to Toronto priest for commemorating Hugo Chavez

Death threats issued to Toronto priest for commemorating Hugo Chavez

by Steve da Silva One of Toronto’s inner suburbs has become a focal point in the ongoing struggle in Venezuela between the Bolivarian transition to [...]

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Gentrification and Reconstruction on Eglinton West by Mary-Kay Bachour and Shafiqullah Aziz What happens when highrise condos are built in a traditionally working class neighbourhood? In the last decade Toronto has seen a boom in condo developments throughout the city, particularly in the downtown core. However, there have been more recent developments in other parts [...]

Does CLASS get in the way of EDUCATION?

by Sadia Khan & Noaman G. Ali Please see full article: Education inequality shocks Thorncliffe Park residents. To get involved or to learn more about Thorncliffe Reach-Out Teach-In (TRT)’s community organizing efforts to challenge these inequalities, e-mail reachout.teachin@gmail.com, or visit the Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ThorncliffeRT/

Not Happy Talking to the Police? Try Collective Struggle

by Christopher Williams of the Network for the Elimination of Police Violence Poor Frederick Douglass apparently had it all wrong when he famously stated, “power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” According to a recent National Post opinion piece on contentious police practices in Toronto, sitting down and chatting [...]

Community-run database tracking violent deaths of Indigenous women

Grassroots Initiatives Honour and Remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Lead Up to February 14 Strawberry Ceremony by Nicole Oliver “We will come together again in Toronto this February 14th for the 9th year in a row. We stand together on this day to show our solidarity with the community of the downtown eastside in [...]

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by Muriam Salman Rogerio Marques DeSouza, an undocumented worker, died an untimely death. However, the discrimination he faced due to his immigration status did not end with his passing. At 49, Rogerio, the father of three teenage children, had been fighting colon cancer for over three years. As an undocumented migrant from Brazil, he was [...]

Capitalism and the degeneration of Kanye West

by Hassan Reyes  While the jury is still out on Kanye West’s statement that he is the “most influential artist” around today, it goes without saying that he is one of the most talked about artist-celebrities out there and has been for sometime. Unfortunately however, the conversations provoked by his music and especially his statements, [...]

I Hope Neil Young Will Remember: Don’t Play Apartheid Israel!

by Jordy Cummings In May 1970, National Guardsmen in the U.S. were called in to respond to a highly militant anti-war protests taking place at Kent State University in Ohio.  The protests were an immediate, emergency response to then President Richard Nixon “spreading the war” from Vietnam itself into Cambodia.  On May 4, these armed [...]

Comandanta Hortensia reads the EZLN communique in the Oventic Caracol on January 1, 2014

by Pablo Vivanco On January 1st, the governments of Canada, US and Mexico marked the 20th anniversary of the passing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  In Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico, the day was being commemorated for very different but connected reasons. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), often referred [...]

Son of Filipina caregiver fights for right to stay after mother dies

by Lesley Valiente and Sarah Salise Kenneth Aldovino stood in the brittle cold after receiving an envelope from the mail this past 21st of January. The letter was disheartening: it was from Citizenship and Immigration Canada letting him know his permanent residence application had been denied, and he was asked to leave the country before [...]

‘Anti-terror’ legislation: 21st century political repression

Red Sparks Union in Vancouver launches campaign to scrap Canada’s so-called “terrorist list” by Aiyanas Ormond and Tom Warren “The use of words like ‘savage’, ‘brutal’, ‘dangerous’, ‘subversive’ and ‘terrorist is nothing new. It’s always been done by those in power against those who do not have power,” said Charlotte Kates, kicking off a forum [...]

RADIO: Interview with Young Lords founder, Jose Cha Cha Jimenez

Check out our PODCAST of our interview with Young Lords founder, Jose Cha Cha Jimenez on Radio BASICS

Coroner’s report into Villanueva’s death ‘blames citizens’

by M. Cooke “I hated that part, blaming the citizens. If the police hadn’t intervened, Fredy would still be alive” said Will Prosper, a community organizer in Montreal Nord, about the coroner’s report in the death of Fredy Villanueva. The inquest by Quebec Court Judge Andre Perrault investigated the events of August 9, 2008, that led [...]