April 2011


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A political earthquake in Canada?

A political earthquake is taking place in North America – and it’s completely off the radar of the mainstream media in most countries. In another week, it is entirely possible that Jack Layton (pictured), a…


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A Passover story

Every year, Cindy asks friends and family to say something at the Passover seder she hosts at her home – something about Passover, about what it means to them.  This is what I said this…


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UNISON: Don’t break ties with Histadrut

This article appeared in Solidarity 3/201 (20 April 2011). One litmus test of whether one is engaged in reasonable criticism of Israel or simple anti-Semitism is whether you think anyone in the Jewish state is…


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New website maps strikes in China

The following article appeared in Solidarity on 6 April 2011. Manfred Elfstrom, a PhD student at Cornell University in the United States, has produced an extraordinary resource for the trade union movement. It’s a website…