Category: North America

Sid Shniad: Canada must not suppress free speech on Israel

We are opposed to all forms of racism. We advocate for justice and peace for both Israelis and Palestinians

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Dean Baker: NAFTA Was About Redistributing Upward

A major feature of NAFTA was the requirement that Mexico strengthen and lengthen its patent and copyright protections. These barriers are 180 degrees at odds with expanding trade and removing barriers

Alain Savard: How 7,000 Quebec Workers Went on Strike against Climate Change

Despite provincial labor laws preventing unions from striking over political issues, 11 locals representing 7,500 workers formally voted to go on strike for a day

Meryl Nass: Why Legislatures are implementing vaccine mandates now

Testimony to New Brunswick, CA Legislators

Harley Shaiken: Trump’s NAFTA Replacement

We need a new trade agreement but one that will protect U.S. workers and families

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Yves Engler: Canada enables corrupt Haitian president to remain in power

Almost entirely ignored by the Canadian media, Haitian protesters regularly criticize Canada

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Yves Engler: Why is Ottawa aligning itself with Venezuela’s most anti-democratic elements?

Venezuelans require a vibrant opposition that challenges the government. They don’t need Canada to boost an electorally marginal party that drives the country into increasing conflict

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Yves Engler: SNC Lavalin the corporate face of Ugly Canadian

The corporate face of this country’s foreign policy is not pretty. While Trudeau’s SNC scandal highlights corporate influence over politics, it’s also the story of the Ugly Canadian abroad

Natalie Knight: Urban Indigenous organizing

In so-called Canada, urban Indigenous organizers are re-energizing a decades-old struggle by redefining Indigenous sovereignty in the city streets

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Yves Engler: Canada’s NDP Should Oppose Venezuela Coup

NDP leadership has barely mustered any criticism of Canadian policy

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