Category: Labour Beat

Makuk – A New Exchange is Needed

“For the dead are not powerless” Chief Seattle There are so many wrongs to be undone, so much history that has to be relearned, that the whole idea of true reconciliation with our indigenous Brothers and Sisters seems like it...

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In the Pocket of ‘Big Labour’

  One of the myths perpetuated by corporate media is that the NDP, or any progressive social democratic political party for that matter, is in the pocket of Big Labour. This is not surprising considering that the corporate...

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Remembering Ginger 100 Years On

Every new grave brings a thousand brothers, And every new grave brings a thousand sisters To the union in that union burying ground.’ Woody Guthrie ‘Union Burying Ground’   On July 27th, 1918 Albert ‘Ginger’...

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To Tip or Not to Tip

t Sitting in a little bistro in Bordeaux the bill came and automatically I began calculating how much a reasonable tip in Euros would be. The friends, who we were with, shook their heads and said ‘There is no tipping in France....

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The R Word

 “It’s time to stop segregating the race problem as one that harms only minorities. A deeper conception of how racism structures politics, government and the economy connects minority concerns to the issues faced by all workers....

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The NDP Leadership Decision

At the April 2016 NDP convention delegates decided the party needed a new leader. Thomas Mulcair was out; sometime in early October we will know who is in. There are four candidates: Charlie Angus, MP for Timmins-James Bay; Niki...

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12:00 pm Annual Community Bike Swap @ Ecole Puntlege Park
Annual Community Bike Swap @ Ecole Puntlege Park
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ecole Puntledge Park is hosting the 5th Annual Community Bike Swap! This event takes place on Sunday, April 22 – yep that’s right on Earth Day!! All funds raised from this event goes towards covered[...]
6:00 pm Salt Spring Wild Cider Masterclass
Salt Spring Wild Cider Masterclass
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us in kicking off BC Cider Week in a big way! Gerda will share Salt Spring Wild Cider’s amazing story of their fully organic cidery and techniques they use to honour the history of[...]
9:00 am Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each Saturday features a delicious recipe from the North Island Chefs Association – and of course all of the wonderful local producers of vegetables, meats, baking, preserves, fish and more! See you at the Native[...]


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