Resisting the Pallister Attacks

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A round dance during Idle More in Winnipeg (photo credit: slm / Flickr)

Public services in Manitoba are under serious assault.

The majority Progressive Conservative government, elected in April 2016 following many years of milquetoast social democratic rule from the NDP, predictably promised to maintain frontline jobs and improve services for Manitobans. Hints were made of impending spars with public sector unions and plans to cut tax rates.

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The Making of a New, Old Left

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Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a rally in Gateshead on June 5, 2017 (photo credit: Ren / Flickr)

The moment I knew Thursday’s U.K. general election represented something different than I’ve ever seen in my lifetime, even from the landmark Bernie Sanders run of 2016, was when some of the most brilliant yet oft cynical writers of my generation started to tweet sincerely.

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Visible Police Presence at Pride Parade

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Two Police at Steinbach's First Pride 2016

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

This Sunday, June 4th, at 11am, the Winnipeg Pride Parade will take place (we encourage you to go, and also to check out the Winnipeg Trans March  Saturday, June 3rd at 2pm). You may have heard discussions– on social media, on the news, in coffee shops, on the bus, at the dinner table, and where ever you hear about what's going on– about Winnipeg Pride's request for police officers who want to march in the parade to attend without their uniforms.

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Join Winnipeg women's march against Trump


Building movement against Pallister PC agenda

The Progressive Conservatives return to the Legislative Assembly this Monday when leader Brian Pallister is sure to continue his agenda of budget cuts and privatization. There is a pressing need to build movements and campaigns that can effectively challenge the PCs.

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Dentistry Students on UMFA Picket Line

It was amazing to see at least 20 students from dentistry walking the picket line today in support of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association as they enter their third week on strike. It’s clear that these students care deeply about their faculty.

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Solidarity Winnipeg supports UMFA members on strike!

Solidarity Winnipeg supports members of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) in their strike against their employer and will continue to stand with UMFA members on the picket line!

See below on where to join picket line and other ways to support.

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Pallister’s Bill 7 Putting Employees at Risk

Brian Pallister’s Bill 7 was introduced in the Legislative Assembly on June 15, aiming to amend the union certification system currently in place in Manitoba. A recent case in Edmonton makes very clear that this legislative change will put employees at risk while strengthening corporations and management.

 

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Manitoba’s “shame-gate” and the sexism of budget cuts

Male Manitoba NDP representatives yelled “shame” at female Progressive Conservatives across the Legislative floor last week to confirm what many already know: misogyny is alive and well. But what about the gender implications of budget cuts being aggressively imposed by the Pallister PCs?

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Getting Ready for the Tory Storm in Manitoba

No one has a crystal ball that allows them to foresee precisely what's going to happen as the new Tory government of Manitoba really gets down to business in the months ahead. But there are some things we can be pretty sure about.

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