Category Archives: Protests & Demos

How the Egyptian People Toppled Mubarak

In an historic moment for the Middle East and the world, Egypt’s military ruler, Hosni Mubarak, was forced from power on February 11 following 18 days of action by a splendid and relentless mass movement for democracy.

This article analyses the significance of the mass uprising in Egypt for the future of the Middle East and its peoples. Following it is a short report on a Toronto celebration of Mubarak’s fall.

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How Can We Defend Communities in Struggle?

By John Riddell
The debates following the G20 protests in Toronto last June have raised important questions about how activists can defend and expand arenas of resistance to capitalism, at a time when the system’s power seems overwhelming. Several articles in the latest issue of Upping the Anti, a leading journal of anti-capitalist thought offer an opportunity to discuss this question on a broader basis. Continue reading

Israel Is an Apartheid State and That Is Why It Is Losing Legitimacy

By Judy Rebick
Before Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) even began, members of the Ontario Legislature and the Canadian Parliament are falling all over each other to denounce it. I can’t remember another time when elected legislators formally denounced a student activity like this. Perhaps during the 1950’s when McCarthyism was rampant but that was before my time. Continue reading

Thousands protest opening of Vancouver Winter Olympics

By Roger Annis
(Vancouver BC) Five thousand people took to the streets here on February 12 to protest the opening of the corporate spectacle known as the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The largest social rights action in Vancouver in many years coincided with the Games’ opening ceremony at a downtown arena attended by 60,000 people. Continue reading