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Affirmative Action or Class Solidarity?
Article
2007
Affirmative action continues the game of pitting people against each other. It distorts what people mean by racial justice, which would require decent jobs for all. Instead the government promotes une...
A Brief Presented to the Commission of Inquiry on Redundancies and Lay-Offs
Article
1978
A breif regarding management maninting the sole right to lay off employees with little warning.
Burdened with Debt Reloaded: The Politics ofr Devaluation
Article
2012
A series of defensive and sectional struggles at workplaces in the private sector reveal that the Greek industrial capital has already taken advantage of the new institutional framework of the “state ...
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Canada's Great Divide: The politics of the growing gap between rich and poor in the 1990s
Yalnizyan, Armine
Book
2000
Over the course of the 1990s, Canada's growing gap has become a slippery slope for a growing number of middle income familes sliding towards the bottom of the income ladder.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - December 1974: Volume II Number 12
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1974
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - April 1975: Volume III Number 4
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - January 1976: Volume III Number 11
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - March 1976: Volume IV Number 1
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - December 1976: Volume IV Number 9
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
China's Disposable Labor: Against The Current vol. 140
Loong-yu, Au
Article
2009
The global financial crisis has begun to take its toll in China, with a rapid decline in China’s exports. In Guangdong province where the export processing zones house 20 million workers, tens of thou...
Class Warfare: The Assault on Canada's School
Barlow, Maude; Robertson, Heather-Jane
Book
1994
The authors show that the attack on schools has been mounted by representatives of big business who stand to make a fortune by privatizing education, aided by the religious right, who want to control ...
Collective Action - and Victory! France: CPE Goes Down: Against The Current vol. 122
Morder, Robi
Article
2006
Millions of young people in France have lived through the experience of collective action and of an important victory, young people who just a few weeks earlier had paid no attention to political orga...
Common Sense for Hard Times: The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies
Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim
Book
1976
Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is org...
A Communist Life: Jack Scott and the Canadian Workers Movement, 1927-1985
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
Jack Scott's experiences from joining the Communist Party of Canada to founding the Canada-China Friendship Association in the early 1960s.
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The Control of the Canadian Economy and the Human Problem of Unemployment:: A Christian Perspective
Working Unit on Social Issues and Justice, Division of Mission in Canada
Article
1979
This statement is printed as a fold-out on one sheet with an insert.
The Crisis Beneath the Bailout: Against The Current vol. 137
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2008
In early September, 2008 the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy in August had lost another 84,000 jobs. This was followed on October 2 with an announcement that officially recorded Sep...
Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance: A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis
Book
1985
Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada an...
Detropia
Ewing, Heidi; Grady, Rachel
Film/Video
2012
A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Dick and Jane Get Unemployed
Photo/Image/Poster
1978
"Dick and Jane Get Unemployed" is a cartoon sketch of the present unemployment situation aimed at increasing public awareness of factors affecting and underlying the present high rate of unemployment....
Dignity Denied: Unemployment in Canada
Article
1977
This pamphlet examines current opinions about the causes and solutions proposed for unemployment which is at its highest recorded level in Canada.
The East York Workers' Association: A Response to the Great Depression
Schulz, Patricia V.
Book
1975
An account of the activity of relief recipients in the township of East York, an eastern suburb of Toronto, in the 1930s.
Employment and the Single Displaced Person
Article
1979
A project aimed at providing single dispalced persons with work.
Europe's Leaders Visit Athens to Celebrate Their Failure
Fotiadis, Apostolis
Article
2014
The start of Greece's six-month presidency of the EU was marked by a ceremony in the Greek capital attended by the EU commissioners. But protests were banned and there was no in-depth talk about the r...
Falling Behind: The State of Working Canada, 2000
Jackson, Andrew, Robinson, David, Baldwin,Bob, Wiggins, Cindy
Book
2000
An accessible collation of data and analysis, analyzed from a progressive perspective, about the social and economic realities of working people in Canada.
False Promises of Higher Education: More Graduates, Fewer Jobs: Against The Current vol. 82
Brill, Harry
Article
1999
Through a continual dose of propaganda from the establishment and its allies, the American people have been persuaded that obtaining at least a college education is not only necessary, but also provid...
The Faltering Economy: The Problem of Accumulation Under Monopoly Capitalism
Foster, John Bellamy; Szlajfer, Henryk
Book
1984
The essays in this volume are part of a radical attempt to grapple with the problems of advanced capitalist development without discarding the real theoretical breakthroughs made by Keynes.
The Fight for Canada: Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism
Orchard, David
Book
1993
In an effort to realize their grand dream of one nation from Panama to the Arctic, Americans have attempted to conquer Canada using war, trade sanctions, and political interventions of all kinds. "Tha...
Flying Without A Net: The "Economic Freedom" of Working Canadians in 2000
Brown, Amanda; Stanford, Jim
Book
2000
Reports on a project to construct a quantitative index summarizing the multi-dimensional economic status of working people in Canada, based on variations in 14 different component indicators of econom...
For Our Common Future
Taylor, Walt
Article
1989
Most Canadians seem brainwashed by two myths: (1) Work is scarce; not enough work for everyone; and (2) Money is scarce; Canada cannot afford full employment.
From PRI to Foxismo: Against The Current vol. 88
Almeyra, Guillermo
Article
2000
Mexico on July 2 experienced an alternation of parties in power at the national level. But the more fundamental shift away from the one-party state had begun already with the Salinas administration (1...
Gaza's women of steel
Gadzo, Mersiha
Article
2017
Gadzo interviews three different women in Gaza who have taken on difficult, yet culturally progressive, employment in the wake of the region's economic devastation.
Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition
Young, Patrick
Article
2016
If the climate movement is going to get serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, the movement needs to get serious about cultivating a real vision for a just transition. If we’re going to se...
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
Goodbye Welfare, Hello Workfare
Clark, Warren
Article
2012
The world’s richest countries are coercing their citizens to ‘donate’ their labour to big businesses and other organizations in return for welfare payments.
Greek Debt and the New Financial Imperialism
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2016
Describes how the Greek goverment is forced to extract income and wealth from its workers and small businesses resulting in a new form of financial imperialism that smaller states and economies, plann...
The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet
Douthwaite, Richard
Book
1992
Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britiain, Germany and Australia, each increase in national...
How People Get Power: Organizing Oppressed Communities for Action
Kahn, Si
Book
1970
A book about community organizing, written for organizers.
Immigration and Unemployment
Oleksiuk, Keith
Audio
In Spain they are all indignados nowadays
Ainger, Katharine
Article
2013
The indignado protests that flared up two years ago have become a Spanish state of mind.
Independent Co-operative Enterprizes
Article
1975
Report on an economic strategy to help marginalised men and women.
It's War on the Poor
Miah, Malik
Article
2014
Miah analyzes the increase in numbers within the working poor class and the economic structures that keep them poor.
The Junk Food Economy
Gill, A. Paul
Article
1992
Young people entering the workforce face a junk food economy.
Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program
Smith, Brendan; Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2015
The victorious Keystone campaign also exposed the perennial Achilles' heel of those who are fighting against climate change: We are often painted by our opponents and perceived by the public as caring...
Manual For The Jobless Worker
Article
1978
A manual that describes the rights of unemployed and the unemployment insurance process.
A Marxist History of the World part 101: The Long Recession
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
By the early 1970s, the levers of state economic management had stopped working and the world economy entered a long period of stagnation.
A Marxist History of the World part 82: The Hungry Thirties
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Beginning with the Wall Street Crash in 1929, the world economy entered the Great Depression. The misguided policies that world leaders pursued ensured that millions of lives were torn apart.
Memories of the Depression
Huggett, Howard
Article
1979
Daily life experiences during the Great Depression.
Monopoly Capital: An essay on American economic and social order
Baran, Paul A.; Sweezy, Paul M.
Book
1966
An analysis of American capitalism.
The Need for Alternative Employment
Moffatt, Gary
Article
1989
An alternative economy would enable movement people to integrate their bread labour with their social change work.
One in five Israelis lives in poverty
Mason, Barry
Article
2014
With just over 8 million people, Israel has over 1.7 million, more than 20 percent of the population, living below the poverty line, according to the latest report issued by the National Insurance Ins...
Past Contributors on Unemployment 1976 - 1978
Article
1978
A list of organizations abstracted in past issues of Connexions from 1976 through 1978.
Poverty in Wealth
Johnson, Leo A.
Article
1976
A critique of existing poverty research in Canada.
Progress Without People: In Defense of Luddhism
Noble, David F.
Book
1995
This book describes how jobs and skills will be lost through new technologies as they were in the 19th century industrial revolution.
Race and Class: The Wealth Gap: Against The Current vol. 88
Miah, Malik
Article
2000
Politicians and government officials point to the historic low unemployment level in the Black community as signs of a strong economy and a future where whites and African Americans will finally have ...
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
URPE/PEA Teach-In/Teach-Out Pamphlet Collective
Book
1975
A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
Raising the Workers' Flag: The Workers' Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936
Endicott, Stephen L.
Book
2012
A history of the Workers' Unity League, the Canadian affiliate of the Communist Red International of Labour Unions.
Red and Green: The New Politics of the Environment
Weston, Joe (ed.)
Book
1986
In order for green politics to work, we need to develop a total policy for the environment, a social policy which views capitalist industry as the destroyer of the world we live in.
The Red Menace Interviews Prime Minister Trudeau
McLaughlin, Tom
Article
1977
An exclusive interview with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, published in The Red Menace and nowhere else.
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
The Road to Wigan Pier
Orwell, George
Book
1937
George Orwell's investigation of an English working class community in the 1930s.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
The 60-Year Unemployment Scandal
Kroll, Andy
Article
2011
Since the 1940s, the jobless rate for blacks in America has held remarkably, if grimly, steady at twice the rate for whites.
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered
Schumacher, E.F.
Book
1973
Schumacher argues that mainstream economics is incompatible with the long-term ends of humanity.
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
The Socialist Register 1980: Volume 17: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
The Socialist Register 1981: Volume 18: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
The Socialist Register 1982: Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
Socialist Register 1989: Volume 25: Revolution Today. Aspirations and Realities
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume V Number 4
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press - November 1977: Volume V Number 9
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 1
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 7
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Take Back the Nation: Revised Edition
Barlow, Maude; Campbell, Bruce
Book
1991
A passionate and thoughtful assessment of Canada in crisis. Analyses the dangers posed by NAFTA to Canada's economy and independence. Proposes economic, political and cultural solutions to Canada's pr...
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
Towards a Canadian Economy
Goudzwaard, Bob; de Lange, Harry
Book
1986
The Training Trap: Ideology, Training and the Labour Market
Dunk, Thomas; McBride, Stephen; Nelsen, Randle W.
Book
1995
A collection of essays examines changes in the Canadian labour market with respect to education, training, and unemployment.
Twenty Million Jobless by the End of 2009: Against The Current vol. 138
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2009
Throughout the past year, U.S. government statistics have consistently underestimated and underreported the extent of joblessness. The techniques by which this has been done were described in prior ar...
Unemployment
Article
1977
This broadsheet examines the crucial unemployment situation in Nova Scotia and outlines attempts by the unemployed in union with working people to confront this problem.
Unemployment and Youth
Article
1979
A group that dispells myths about youth and unemployment and promotes government cooperation in creating skilled jobs for youth.
Unemployment Manifesto in Briar Patch: Vol, 6, No. 7, PP.23-27
Article
1977
An analysis of the unemployment manifesto in Briar Patch.
The Unemployment Survival Handbook
Ontario Public Interest Research Group and The Social Planning Council. of Ottawa-Carleton
Book
1987
What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
Article
2015
The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. ...
Wheel of Fortune: Work and Life in the Age of Falling Expectations
Swift, Jamie
Book
1995
Jamie Swift combines sharp-eyed journalism that brings out the nuances of daily life with a penetrating analysis of jobless recovery. He describes the emerging world of work through the eyes and exper...
When Freedom Was Lost: The Unemployed, the Agitator, and the State
Brown, Lorne
Book
1987
The struggles of unemployed workers against the Canadian state in the 1930s.
Winter of Discontent
Williams, Rick
Article
1990
Whole communities are being plunged into a poverty culture that is very difficult to escape.
Worker Cooperatives in America
Jackall, Robert; Levin, Henry M. (ed.)
Book
1984
A historical background of worker cooperatives as well as a contemporary discussion of small and large co-ops.
Worker's Newsreel Unemployment Special, 1931
Del Duca, Robert; Seltzer, Leo
Film
1931
WFPL footage of the first mass demonstration against unemployment and hunger in Union Square, New York City on March 6, 1930.
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
1983
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...
Working Harder Isn't Working: A Detailed Plan for Implementing a Four-day Workweek in Canada
O'Hara, Bruce
Book
1993
O'Hara details how the overworked can job share with the unemployed for economic, social, and psychological benefits for all.
Youth & Unemployment: A Source Book
Book
1977
A document prepared by Kevin Collins, Program Director of Income Security for the Canadian Council for Social Development (CCSD), for a 1976 CCSD consultation on "Youth Development: The Need for Inte...

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Arusha Cross-Cultural Centre
Stimulate reflection and action by Canadians to promote equitable development of peoples at home and abroad, and communication and understanding among people of different cultures.
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Our work in social policy research, analysis and public education focuses on poverty and social policy, covering areas such as income security, taxation, social spending, employment and poverty analys...
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
To facilitate research on social and economic issues facing Canada and to promote alternatives for business and government.
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Council of Canadians
We believe that we Canadians should control our natural resources, our energy, our water, and our culture. We believe the important political and economic decisions that decide our future should be ma...
International Socialists
The world cries out for change - radical change. The International Socialists reject the world of oppression, war, misery, exploitation and environmental destruction that capitalism has created. We s...
Ontario Coalition for Social Justice
A provincial network of organizations and local community based coalitions dedicated to development of a people-oriented society. Justice and jobs, we can have both.
Prol-Position
Today, many struggles have an international dimension. The people involved face a social and international context mediated by capital which is turned against them. Capital and workers themselves move...
Society for Socialist Studies
The society's purpose to facilitate and encourage research and analysis in Canada with emphasis on socialist, feminist, ecological, and anti-racist points of view.
This Magazine
This Magazine tells you what's happening and why. News across Canada, award-winning investigations, columnists, fiction, poetry, comics, more!
Union Art Service
The Union Art Service is a co-operative of Canadian political cartoonists. The trade union and progressive publications across Canada that subscribe to the U. A. S. are sent a monthly package of carto...
Woodgreen Community Centre
Committed to a comprehensive community approach to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for all people of East Toronto.

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A blog from the CCPA
Commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, and employment.
Croatia's entry fee
Dérens, Jean-Arnault
2013
The country has a long coastline and history of sailors, fishermen and shipbuilders, but EU membership will probably put an end to one of its oldest industries. The yards had to be completely privatis...

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Break Their Haughty Power
Goldner, Loren
Website
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
Unemployed Workers Union of Halifax-Dartmouth
Organization profile published 1978
Organization
1978
Unemployment and Underemployment
Article
1981
Each year, Newfoundlanders head west to such provinces as Ontario and Alberta in search of work.
Union of Unemployed Workers
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
World's Without Work - Unemployment in Newfoundland and Latin America.
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
Monthly statistics consistently show that the unemployment rate in Newfoundland is higher than in any other province.