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THE PRICE OF SUGAR

Chronic Kidney Disease Stalks Sugarcane Workers

By Janet Nicol
Chronic Kidney Disease has taken the lives of more than 20,000 sugarcane workers in Central America. A call from former sugarcane worker Roberto Valdivia for international solidarity with the workers and the undeniable need for safer working conditions.
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CLIMATE/JUSTICE: Testing Trudeau's Climate Rhetoric

By James Hutt
A year ago Trudeau promised a 180-degree shift on most of the Harper government's policies, especially on climate change. Yet, one year later, his lofty promises have little substance to show for them. His government is in bed with the oil and gas industry, just as cozily as Harper's was. It's time Trudeau turned his rhetoric into reality.
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Union Exchange: Mass Incarceration is Modern Day Slavery

By Christopher Wilson, Mojdeh Cox and Isabelle Miller
The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists builds the case that labour must join the struggle to end the mass incarceration of racialized and Indigenous people across North America and throughout the world. We cannot truly combat anti-Black racism without doing so.
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