Ernesto (Ernie) Raj Peshkov-Chow

The author of the New Commune-ist Manifesto, Ernesto (Ernie) Raj Peshkov-Chow, is an avatar of the international working class. He is all of us and yet none of us. He is the ideal post-ethnic internationalist, working-class militant. First created by Gary Engler, in writing the New Manifesto Ernie was also directed by Al Engler, Jean Rands and Yves Engler. These four have over 150 years of class struggle among them. Gary, currently an elected full-time union officer with British Columbia’s Media Union, is the author of The Year We Became Us, a novel about the 1962 Saskatchewan doctors strike. Al is a retired former maritime workers union local president and the author of Economic Democracy — a working class alternative to capitalism. Jean was a founder in the 1970s of the first feminist union in Canada. Yves, who currently works for one of Canada’s largest national unions, is the author of seven books, including Stop Signs — cars and capitalism on the road to economic, social and ecological decay and The Ugly Canadian — Stephen Harper’s foreign policy.

  • The New Commune-ist Manifesto

    Workers of the World, It Really Is Time to Unite

    By Ernesto (Ernie) Raj Peshkov-Chow     July 2013

    If Marx were alive today and asked to write a new edition of The Communist Manifesto, how would it be different from the original, composed 165 years ago? The New Commune-ist Manifesto is an updated version of Marx’s original, written by an environmentally conscious working-class activist. While following the spirit of the old, this version is written for the twenty-first-century working class and transforms the original from a historical document into a call-to-action to build an economic system based on economic democracy and ecological sustainability.

  • Great Multicultural North

    A Canadian Primer for Hosers, Immigrants and Socialists

    By Ernesto (Ernie) Raj Peshkov-Chow     July 2010

    Canada is a funny place, with funny people and an even funnier system of government. In fact, according to ComCan, a division of the Intellectual Property branch of the Department of Trade, Industry and Digging Deep Holes into the Earth, about 4.16536356 per cent of our GDP is a direct or indirect result of our sense of humour. In addition, the ability of Canadians to laugh at themselves is one reason this country could lead the planet past ethnic, political and economic divisions, according to author Ernesto (Ernie) Raj Peshkov-Chow. In Great Multicultural North: A Canadian Primer the self-described Mongrel-Canadian argues that our geography, form of government, mythology, history, sense of humour and mass immigration gives Canada the opportunity to develop the world’s first post-ethnic, democratic, internationalist nationalism. Great Multicultural North is both a primer (soft i) and a primer (hard i). It is a short, easy to read explanation of Canada and a small charge that sets off a bigger explosion of a new sort of Canadian nationalism.