Articles by John Clarke

About John Clarke

John Clarke has been involved in Ontario anti poverty movements since the 1980s, when he helped to form the London Union of Unemployed Workers. He moved to Toronto in 1990 to be part of the newly formed Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and has been part of OCAP ever since.

The opportunities and challenges of Jeremy Corbyn’s victory for building a genuine anti-austerity movement

Note from the LeftEast editors: The following is an analysis by long-time Toronto-based anti-poverty organizer John Clarke, about the implications of a Corbyn victory as leader of the British Labour Party for the fight against austerity in both the UK and in Canada (where a social-democratic party with a new ‘third way’ leadership is slated to win in the upcoming federal election this October). It would be hard to credibly deny that the election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the British Labour Party has significant implications at a time when so many people (and not just in the UK) are looking for a ..