Category: Canada

Various Contributors: A Leap Toward Radical Politics?

The Leap Manifesto is, in a way, Canada’s version of the burst of Left and socialist energies that have come with the Bernie Sanders campaign in the Democratic Party in the U.S. and the Jeremy Corbyn leadership win in the Labour Party in Britain. As with these, the explosion of popular interest reflects general disquiet Read more…

Paul Street: Break Free or Burn in Hell: a Message From Canada

We cannot depend on the carbon-caked corporate and financial powers that be

Noelle Solange Didierjean: The Race to the Bottom

Bike couriers risk life and limb for unpredictable pay, little job security, and almost no workplace protection

Various Contributors: The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another

We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory

Pete Dolack: There’s no place for clean water under ‘free trade’

That last ruling provides the essence of “free trade” agreements — the accumulation of corporate power to override all democratic controls over health, safety, environmental or labor safeguards

Joe Emersberger: Chevron’s ‘Victory’ in Gibraltar

Bloomberg’s latest spin on Chevron’s efforts to evade all responsibility for pollution in Ecuador

Mandisi Majavu: Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation

Engler’s book provides compelling evidence to illustrate Charles Mills’ claim that “white supremacy is the unnamed political system that has made the modern world what it is today”

Yves Engler: Time to make Canadian companies responsible for abuses abroad

Two weeks ago police shot and killed an individual at Pacific Wildcat Resources tantalum mine in central Mozambique. The incident received some attention in Canada because community members responded by seizing the Vancouver-based company’s mine site and setting some equipment ablaze. One protester told O Pais newspaper this wasn’t the first time someone was shot dead at Read more…

Ashley Smith: The Austerity Backlash

The Liberal government in Quebec’s attempt to impose austerity has instead galvanized thousands against it

Pete Dolack: Québec Fights Back Against Austerity

A series of rolling strikes by public-sector employees and students throughout 2015 appear to be headed toward a provincial general strike in December

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