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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Sam Gindin

Sam Gindin is a former research director of the Canadian Auto Workers (now retired) and coauthor with Leo Panitch of The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire (Verso, 2012).

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Sam Gindin

Resuscitating the Working Class

Can a 1930s movement show the way ahead for labour today? May 2013
When it comes to inspiring Canadian trade unionists, the 1930s stand apart. Few narratives match the era’s dramatic sit-down strikes, the on-to-Ottawa trek and the triumph of modern unionism. Moreover, the 1930s are not just an inspirational marker. It was then that capitalism last faced a degree of economic uncertainty comparable to the present and it was also at the beginning of that decade that labour last experienced an identity crisis akin to what unions now…