IT’S TEXTBOOK DISASTER CAPITALISM. Create a crisis to make things better for yourself. The Co-op Refinery in Regina, Saskatchewan did just that last year. They created a crisis for themselves that others would help pay for.
JAY RUNHAM CAN’T BELIEVE HIS BOSSES. They demand that he give back some of the pay he has earned after March 31. If he’s not ready to do that he’ll just have to quit working for the University of Alberta
IN THE END BLACK LIVES DIDN’T MATTER. Even though the judge took an hour to outline how they should. In the end Black lives didn’t matter enough to jail a white boss convicted of an attack on a Black man working for him.
TAKING A “SICK DAY” IS A LUXURY FOR MOST OF US. We know it will mean we lose a day’s pay and probably make the boss mad. So we don’t do it. This is not good. Especially not in the middle of a pandemic. Yet our governments still refuse to pass laws to make employers provide paid sick days.
AVVY GO GOT SPIT ON. That’s bad enough. But, anti-Asian racist attacks are often much, much worse—even deadly. Recognizing, recording and resisting that reality are the driving force behind continuing rallies across Canada.
PAYING INCOME TAX CAN EASILY PISS US OFF. Not so much because of what we have to pay—but because of what the rich DON’T have to pay. The special treatment they get would piss off Mary Poppins. It is obvious and unfair. It’s long past time to make ‘em pay their fair share.
MARIA LOPEZ IS FINALLY FREE TO WALK AWAY. She wasn’t always. She used to be tied to one employer—no matter what. That’s how it is for migrant workers who come to work in Canada. They are held hostage by the people they work for—unlike all other workers in Canada.
“WE’RE NOTHING BUT COVID FODDER,” says David Bronstein. “Human sacrifices, just like the soldiers in the trenches in WWI. Our leaders are ready to kill as many of us as it takes to make their ‘herd immunity’ strategy work.”