Danny Drew is a non-binary activist running to be mayor of Guelph. Born and raised in Oshawa, they moved to attend the University of Guelph in 2009, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Danny worked in a wide range of jobs, always encouraging co-workers to exercise their rights and push for unionization. Currently seeking to win rights for thousands of workers via reclassification, they’ve supported many striking workers on picket lines.
Category: First Nations
Royal Bank draws protest against Coastal Gas Link pipeline on April 7, 2022
Opponents of pipeline construction that violates unceded Indigenous land rights demonstrated across the Canadian state on April 7, 2022. The gathering of nearly one hundred at Toronto's Simcoe Park, next to CBC headquarters and opposite the Metro Convention Centre, included dozens of delegates from the Ontario Public Service Employees' Union convention then underway.
The Red Review — Challenging Eco-colonialism Using Indigenous Science with Dr. Jessica Hernandez
In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel talk with Dr. Jessica Hernandez about her new book, Fresh Banana Leaves, and her conceptualization of Indigenous science and eco-colonialism. We finish with a discussion about how Indigenous peoples and settlers can unite against common oppressors and what it takes for that to happen.
The Red Review — Interview with Theresa Tait-Day about Wet’suwet’en Self-Determination
In the final bonus episode of this season of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily, Flo, and Daniel interview Theresa Tait-Day or Chief Wi'hali'yte of the Wet'suwet'en nation about what Indigenous self-determination looks like to her.
Triumph of the United Front over Indigenous Genocide Denial and the Far-Right
December 18 was supposed to be a day for the Toronto far-right. Featuring demagogues Maxime Bernier and Randy Hillier, a conservative students' club organized a "freedom" rally on the X University campus (formerly Ryerson U) to protest public health measures designed to fight Covid-19 and to deny the reality of Indigenous genocide.
Instead, that blustery Saturday afternoon in downtown Toronto belonged to a United Front comprised of revolutionary socialist organizations, local labour unions, anti-hate groups, and more.
Action socialiste sur les élections fédérales du 20 septembre 2021: Votez NPD, mais luttez pour un gouvernement ouvrier
Le 20 septembre, les électeurs se rendront aux urnes dans lecadre de l'une des campagnes électorales fédérales les pluscourtes de l'histoire du Canada. Alors que l'écart se resserreentre les libéraux et les conservateurs, les médias grand publicspéculent que Justin Trudeau…
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CE À QUOI RESSEMBLERAIT UNE PLATEFORMEÉLECTORALE SOCIALISTE DU NPD
L'élection fédérale ne devrait pas porter sur la popularité personnelle de Trudeau,O'Toole, Singh et Paul ; elle devrait se concentrer sur la calamité à laquelle font faceles travailleurs, et sur la cause première de cette calamité : le système capitaliste. Lecapitalisme…
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Socialist Action on the Federal Election September 20, 2021: Vote NDP, but Fight for a Workers’ Government
On September 20 voters will go to the polls in one of the shortest federal election campaigns in Canadian history. As the gap narrows between the Liberals and Tories, mainstream media speculate that Justin Trudeau has lost his gamble with fate. The result of the August 17 Nova Scotia provincial election shows voters don’t always reward incumbent governments during a deadly pandemic. Instead of ‘sunny ways’, we are witness to Justin’s grim petulance on the hustings.
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Trudeau’s Version… of Reconciliation
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointment of Inuk leader Mary Simon as Canada’s 30th Governor General, the first Indigenous person to hold the office, says much about Trudeau and present times.
The PM has always been more about style than substance. From his claim to being a ‘feminist’, while ditching national childcare and proportional representation, to his distant goal of carbon gas emissions reduction as he invests billions in oil and gas pipelines in the here and now, Trudeau tries to camouflage his commitment to the profit system with ‘positive’ symbolism.
WEBCAST: Anti-Canada Day
Thursday, July 1, 7 p.m. Eastern Time – “Anti-Canada Day”, with Yves Engler of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, Mercedes Courtoreille of Red Braid Alliance, and Gary Porter, Socialist Action B.C. organizer. Host: Elizabeth Byce. Link: https://youtu.be/E_VgkZHpJvw
WEBCAST: The Struggle for Indigenous Liberation from Colonialism and Capitalism
Thursday, April 1 4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. EST, “The Struggle for Indigenous Liberation from Colonialism and Capitalism” with Eric Johnston at the Native Canadian Center of Toronto. Host: Elizabeth Byce. Discussants: Agnieszka Marszalek, a teacher at Grassy Narrows, Ontario and Barry Weisleder, Federal Secretary, Socialist Action and co-editor, SA newspaper.
NDP Premier Doubles Down on Site C Folly
by Gary Porter John Horgan, New Democratic Party Premier of British Columbia, had a decision to make. Whether to build a mega power dam, Site C, on the bucolic Peace River, or not. BC doesn't need the power. It will not need…
Greetings to SA USA!
The following greetings were presented by Elizabeth Byce, SA/LAS Canada to the annual convention of Socialist Action USA, which took place January 30, 31, 2021. Dear comrades of Socialist Action – USA, I bring you warmest revolutionary greetings from Socialist…
How to Get the Change We Need
My name is Lisa and I am a member of Socialist Action USA, from its Minneapolis branch. I thank SA Canada for inviting me to speak (to the “Revolution or Ruin” conference, November 21). I look forward to hearing your…
Corey David for City Councilllor in Ward 22 Scarobough-Agincourt!
https://youtu.be/DvfmBtR2sx0 Yesterday I officially registered to run for city council for Ward 22 Scarborough Agincourt in the byelection that will be decided on Jan 15 2021. I'm committed to run as a Socialist Action candidate that looks to create a…
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BC NDP Election Win means ‘No More Excuses’
by Gary Porter, The October 24 provincial election in British Columbia was called by New Democratic Party Premier John Horgan after 3 years of a 4-year “supply and confidence agreement” with the Green Party of BC. John Horgan’s calculation was…
Solidarity with Mi’kmaq Fishers
by Sarah Armstrong (October 26, 2020) PART 1: PREAMBLE I am writing to you from what is known as the Town of Antigonish, located on the unceded territory of Mi'kma'ki - which comprises what is now called Nova Scotia, Cape…
Education for Activists Conference: Revolution or Ruin
Socialist Action - Canada presents an internationalEducation for Activists Conference“Revolution or Ruin” An online gathering to address the multiple crises of world capitalism WATCH HERE: https://youtu.be/nuLDI5rZ_xE Saturday, November 21, 2020 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time “The Change We Need”Kathy McDonald, Trustee on the…
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Cops off Indigenous Land! Workers and Indigenous Peoples Unite!
Members of Socialist Action and allies attend rally outside of Caledonia, Ontario on Sunday, October 25 in solidarity with Six Nations of the Grand River indigenous land defenders. October 25 at 1492 Land Back Lane by Corey David Toronto Socialist…
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