Category: Labour Beat

Ginger Goodwin’s Legends and Reality

A few years ago at a Pacific Northwest Labour History Association Conference in New Westminster I listened to a fascinating debate between Mark Lieir, a SFU professor, and Roger Stonebanks, a historian and author of ‘...

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Labour, Elections, and the NDP

  As you may be aware, there is a provincial election happening and on May 9th the citizens of British Columbia will vote on the party that they want to form government for the next four years. As part of this democratic...

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How Can I Keep from Singing

“A song can educate , inform , support, give courage, inspire or pacify. Music gets used in all these different ways. A marching band can send young people off to war. That same marching band at the Gay Pride Parade in San...

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Servants of Humanity?

“New economic patterning through automation and relocation of plants is dissolving the nation’s basic industries. We are neither technologically advanced nor socially enlightened as a nation if we witness this...

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In The End They Came For Us All

One of the few silver linings people see in the election of Donald Trump is that the American progressive forces will coalesce in a united front in order to stop, or at least slow down, the implementation of his regime’s...

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Utopian Thinking

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp Or what’s a heaven for?”  Robert Browning For many, we live in a time of despair. We are cooking the planet and ourselves. Most of us get it and yet the greenhouse gasses keep being...

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