Category: Canada

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Yves Engler: Entrenching colonialism in Africa

The recent seizure of phosphate from a Moroccan state company in South Africa and Panama is a blow to corporate Canada and a victory for national independence struggles

Richard Fidler: Major Decisions Face Québec Solidaire

Quebec’s broad party of the left, Québec solidaire (QS), will open a four-day congress on May 19 in Montréal – the 12th congress in its 11-year history. The delegates face a challenging agenda. It includes the final stage of adoption of the party’s detailed program, a process begun eight years ago; discussion of possible alliances Read more…

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Yves Engler: Canadian colonial dreams

Can cute Canadian Caribbean dreams about enchanted islands come true? Or is reality more complicated and Canada a far less benign actor than we imagine ourselves to be?

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George Lakey: Finding courage in anxious times

Courageous cultures are created by centering ourselves on our strengths, our achievements and encouraging members to take chances with the support of the group

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Yves Engler: A blight upon the planet

Would the world be better off if the world’s largest gold miner ceased to exist?

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Yves Engler: Influencing the news

We need media that sets out to challenge, rather than reinforce, the power imbalances in our world

Dimitri Lascaris: People’s Climate March

Discussion on the Leap Manifesto’s demand for a just transition to a green economy and the movement in Canada, the US and beyond

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Bill McKibben: A disaster for the planet

With everyone staring at Trump, other world leaders are able to get away with almost anything. Don’t believe me? Look one country north, at Justin Trudeau.

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Michael Lesher: What Canadians really think about Israel/Palestine

The results of a recent survey show that Canadians overwhelmingly believe boycotts and sanctions to be “reasonable” measures to secure Israel’s adherence to international law

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David Swanson: Can Canada Get Out of the War Business?

If the peer pressure provided by Canada’s healthcare system is any guide, a Canada that had moved beyond war would not by itself end U.S. militarism, but it would create a debate over doing so

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