Roger Annis

Roger Annis is a writer and retired aerospace worker in Vancouver. He publishes a website A Socialist in Canada and can be reached at rogerannis(at)hotmail.com

Government takes on union-busting moves to end port strike at Port Metro Vancouver

The BC government has announced back to work legislation for the 400 Unifor truck driving members on strike at the Port of Vancouver since March 10. The Port simultaneously embarked on a union-...

Federal government says it has no 'social contract' to care for military veterans

CBC is reporting the federal government's official response to a lawsuit by Canadian veterans who say the government's miserly benefits to injured veterans from Afghanistan and other wars is a...

Truckers strike keeps Canada's largest container port in Vancouver shut down

Container traffic in and out of the port of Vancouver BC has been shut down for more than two weeks by a truckers strike. More than 1,000 non-union, independent-operator truckers walked out on...

Minority rights and climate policy up for debate in April 7 Quebec election

Quebec’s minority Parti québécois government has called an election for April 7. The snap call by Premier Pauline Marois was made as polls show her party with a solid lead over its two large rivals,...

Police in Egypt assault, deport Codepink's Medea Benjamin as she leads solidarity delegation to Gaza

On March 3 and 4, 2014, the co-founder of the U.S.-based antiwar group Codepink, Medea Benjamin, was detained at the Cairo airport for several hours, jailed overnight, then assaulted and deported the...

Al Jazeera and media worldwide launch campaign to free journalists threatened in Egypt

Journalists in some 30 countries around the world rallied yesterday, February 27, in support of their colleagues in Egypt who have come under attack, specifically the 20 journalists of Al Jazeera...

Fossil fuel drive spurs political radicalization in Canada

Disappointing positions from progressive parties on the tar sands?

BC government's disrespectful treatment of teachers takes a heavy toll

On Tuesday, the British Columbia government decided it will appeal a damning BC Supreme Court ruling on January 27 that said the province has grossly violated the bargaining rights of teachers and...

Britain hammered by ocean surges and 'most exceptional rainfall in 248 years'

England is experiencing the worst flooding since the catastrophic flood of 1953. December and January saw the heaviest rainfall since record keeping began in 1910. More heavy rains and storms are...

Ontario seeking to upstage federal government on pensions as provincial election looms

Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne has taken another step towards her announced intent to upstage the federal government over the Canada Pension Plan. She announced on January 22 that former...