Category: North America

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Marina Sitrin: Beyond Cops, Courts and Jails

People around the world have been trying to resolve issues without the courts, police or jails

Stephen Leahy: Dirty Energy, Dirty Tactics

It’s a dirty war against environmental organisations and their supporters

Leigh Phillips: The Political Economy of Ebola

Ebola is a problem that is not being solved because there is almost no money to be made in solving it. It’s an unprofitable disease

Marianne Lavelle: Lyme Disease Surges North, And Canada Moves Out Of Denial

Untreated, Lyme disease can spread to joints, the nervous system, and even the heart

Pete Dolack: The Lag In Wages Vs. Productivity Costs You Hundreds Of Dollars Per Week

We are living in very different times than the post-war years; the neoliberal offensive is the natural development of capitalism and the manic competition that mandates capitalists to grow or die

Dan Rath: Why Rob Ford will win again in Toronto

Four factors point toward re-election of Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto’s municipal election

Sebastian Rosemont: Hitting Mining Companies Where They Live

Canadian mining companies have long evaded responsibility for abuses carried out by their subsidiaries in the developing world. That could be about to change

Renee Lewis: Activists plan port shutdowns to block Israeli ship in US and Canada

In solidarity with Palestinians, activists in Oakland, Seattle and Vancouver aim to prevent vessel from docking

Michael Stewart: Teacher Strikes Make British Columbia Better

My whole life I watched my parents deal with insults about their vocation — from the media, from neighbours, from family members — lazy, glorified babysitters

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Jenny Brown: Toronto Strikers Bump Up Boycott Tactics

Steelworkers are holding the line against two-tier wages and pensions at a can plant in Toronto

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