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  • Canadian Politics, Economy and Foreign Policy

    Vancouver Votes: Hope for COPE?

    For a city embraced by mountains on one side and ocean on the other, Vancouver can seem like an unhappy place. And with a civic election scheduled for November 15, smack in the middle of the rainy season, it will take some major mobilizing to improve the mood of left-wing residents.

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  • Canadian Politics, Economy and Foreign Policy

    Neoliberalism & the City

    New fiscal constraints upon municipalities from national and provincial spending cuts have intensified competitive pressures and demands for austerity. Although municipalities have limited ability to generate revenue, they are often left to deliver services formerly provided by other tiers of government, such as social welfare, infrastructure and environmental protection.

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  • Environment and Climate Change

    An interview with Vandana Shiva

    CD had a rare opportunity to interview renowned Indian eco-feminist and alter-globalization activist Vandana Shiva when she visited Winnipeg this past spring. Shiva is a fierce critic of agricultural genetic engineering, and a tireless advocate of saving seed and preserving biodiversity.

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  • Africa

    Venezuela at a tipping point

    No matter how you cut it, nicolás Maduro’s first year in office was no walk in the park. Even before the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died after a long bout with cancer last March, opponents of the Bolivarian government—in Caracas as in Washington—were circling like the sharks they are at a hint of blood in the water.

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  • Environment and Climate Change

    The Coming Climate Revolt

    We have undergone a transformation during the last few decades—what John Ralston Saul calls a corporate coup d’état in slow motion. We are no longer a capitalist democracy endowed with a functioning liberal class that once made piecemeal and incremental reform possible.

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Recent articles

  • ISIS and the USA

    Obama’s hysterical and very selective presentation of ISIS crimes forms the pretext for launching another war against a predominantly Muslim country, Syria, while shielding his close ally, the royal Saudi decapitator from US public outrage. ISIS crimes have become another excuse to launch a campaign of ‘mass decapitation by drones and bombers’. (more)

  • Harper ramps up his war on independent thought

    In the conservative quest to shape public debate in recent years, no tool has proved more useful than the think tank. Nobody understood this better than the director of the ultra-right wing U.S.-based ATLAS Foundation, who once stated that his mission was “to litter the world with free-market think tanks.” (more)

  • The Conquest of Europe

    Russia’s President Putin is reported to have said in a conversation a while back that he could be in Kiev in two weeks. In our press, this was reported as yet more evidence of aggressive intentions, but, giveneven a moment’s thought, that is a patently false interpretation. (more)

  • Work in the age of anxiety

    Working Canadians, from blue collar workers to middle class professionals to hamburger flippers are facing the worst economy insecurity, most stressful working conditions, the slowest increases in real income and the most cynical anti-worker governments literally since the 1930s. (more)

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Alert! Radio

An Evening with Chris Hedges—Toronto (September 30th) — As part of our on-going 50th anniversary celebrations, Canadian Dimension hosted an evening with Chris Hedges on Sept 20, 2013 at Bloor Street United Church in Toronto. At the event Hedges details the destruction of the left, the power of the Occupy movement among other topics. The audio includes introductions by Simon Black and Jim Stanford. Thanks to Sean Michael Turrell for the audio and all those who made the evening so wonderful.

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