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VACATIONING AMONGST THE SOCIALISTS

By Paul Cohen
The France held up by neoliberal commentators and right-wing pundits like the Globe and Mail's Margaret Wente is a pure invention, one intended to convince us that big government, high taxes, strong employment protections, and generous social programs stifle economic growth and hurt our interests.
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TALKING ABOUT ORGANIZING:
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SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
Migrant and Canadian Workers Forge Solidarity

By Claire Mummé, Chris Ramsaroop and Melisa LaRue
There are few reported instances of alliances between migrant workers and Canadian workers, and of thinking about how the two groups could come together. In June of 2014, an opportunity arose to do just that in the Windsor-Essex region of Ontario.
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PAY US FOR THE WORK WE DO
Unpaid Internships Promote Inequality

By Christo Aivalis
"If your parents are letting you live in the basement, you might as well go out and do something for free to put the experience on your CV." So says Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada. His understanding comes from the place of privilege that an annual salary of $434,000 provides.
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