Archive for Politics

U.S. STEEL ANNOUNCES PERMANENT SHUTDOWN OF IRON AND STEELMAKING AT HILTON WORKS ENDING OVER 100 YEARS OF STEELMAKING ACTIVITIES IN HAMILTON.

On October 29, 2013 U.S. Steel Corporation, a U.S. giant monopoly headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with worldwide operations announced that it would permanently shut down the iron and steelmaking operations which it controls at Hilton Works on December 31, 2013, thus ending over 100 years of steelmaking activities in the city of Hamilton. Read more

CANADA SIGNS TRADE DEAL WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION CALLED THE COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA)

Today Sunday November 3, 2013.

On October 16, 2013 the Conservative government announced in its Speech of the Throne that Canada would soon be concluding negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the 28-member European Union (EU). Read more

SPEECH FROM THE THRONE

Today Sunday October 27, 2013.

Dear Nader,

On October 16, 2013 the Canadian Parliament resumed after having been prorogued at Harper’s request last month in what was an obvious attempt to avoid dealing with the corruption scandals plaguing his government and the subsequent cover-up operations by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).  Harper has always promoted himself and his government as being “holier than thou” and different from the rest of the political class. Read more

“The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice” – written by Susan Hayter

Today Sunday September 1, 2013.

Dear Nader,

Wishing you and everyone a happy labour-day long week-end!  I thought that it would be fitting for the occasion to provide some material on the history of collective bargaining since collective bargaining is under serious attack by governments throughout the world who are espousing a neo-liberal agenda which seeks to deprive the working class of the right to make its claims on the tremendous added value it creates for the society in the course of carrying out work. Read more

THERE IS A PROFOUND NECESSITY FOR CHANGE!

Last week, we discussed the enormous pressures which were being exerted by the bourgeois capitalist state on the workers in order to prevent them from fighting for their rights both at the place of work and within the society.  Many people read the Sunday e-mail in disbelief that such political persecution is taking place on the soil of Canada. Read more