Category: North America

Jasmin Zine: Criticizing Israel is not antisemitic — it’s academic freedom

Equating criticism of Israel with antisemitism undermines the ability of scholars to engage in important anti-racist and decolonial work

Cara Ng, Khelsilem: ‘Check your privilege’ is corrosive to our politics

We do not begrudge those who have lived their lives free from discrimination. We just hope that they are fighting alongside us for a world where human dignity is secured for all

Leo Panitch: Will Escaping Americans Test Canada’s Capacity for Sympathy?

We wait, helplessly, to see whether the forces opposed to Trumpism inside the United States will succeed

Mira Miller: Toronto protesters fight off eviction

“Landlords and tenants are not equal here. For working class tenants an eviction means life or death. For corporate landlords it means flipping the unit for profit. Working class tenants unite, no covid evictions.”

Pam Palmater: What we’re seeing in 2020 is Idle No More 2.0

A much larger and more powerful movement than the last, led by Black and Indigenous peoples and supported by millions of Canadians

Ramzy Baroud: ‘Palestine is Still the Issue’: UN Vote Exposes, Isolates Canada

Recent events at the United Nations have exposed the true nature of Canada’s global position, particularly in the matter of its blind and unconditional support for Israel

Sam Gindin: Canadian Workers Fight to Nationalize GM Plant

In Oshawa Ontario, workers organize for a public takeover an unused GM plant to produce electric vehicles or supplied to fight the pandemic

David Bacon: Will the New NAFTA Make the Pandemic Worse for Mexicans?

For Mexican workers, farmers, and the poor, the pandemic and the new treaty replacing NAFTA are a devastating one-two punch

Yves Engler: Canada doesn’t deserve African support for Security Council bid

African countries should not fall for Justin Trudeau’s friendly rhetoric. Until Canada begins to act like a friend, rather than a neocolonial power, it doesn’t deserve Africa’s votes for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council

Ryan Hayes: Ontario Early Childhood Educators Unionize during Pandemic

“People prioritized getting on the calls because they were concerned about their work and livelihoods.”

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