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  • Working Class Politics After the NDP

    The issue that we can’t ignore this Labour Day is the disorientation in our movement’s politics. List the issues working people are most concerned about today and two things especially stand out. First, how fundamental the actions of the Canadian state are to what is most important to us. Second, how distressingly unable we have been to influence those actions.

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  • The case against Julian Assange

    What is it that’s making governments in the West so afraid of information?

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  • Race, Civility, and a Good Cup of Tea

    Despite decries of violence as “mindless vigilantism,” and self-aggrandizing volunteer clean-up squads, the London riots convey important ideas about race, civility, and the concept of the “political” in western liberal democracy.

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  • Imperialism and Democracy:  White House or Liberty Square?

    The relation between imperialism and democracy has been debated and discussed over 2500 years, from fifth century Athens to Liberty Park in Manhattan.

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  • Our successful democracy abroad

    The United States, as we learn from first grade on, represents the world’s best economy and most successful democracy because we live by the rule of law. And we rightfully tell other countries how they too can measure up to our standards—including how to deal with our terrorist foes. And we help them.

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  • Unwelcome election

    Hostility to electoral democracy and who do we think of? These days its Omar Gadhafi of Libya, Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d’Ivoire or, if you are really daring, maybe the Saudi royal family. But the discourse of our current election campaign here in Canada should give us pause.

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  • Getting smart: Catch 22 ‘super-voters’ can keep Harper humble

    It is the strangest of elections. Nobody really has a feel yet for how many voters will show up or what the outcome will be. If voter turnout is low, the usual response to a flood of televised attack ads, and if there is no new issue which shakes up people’s voting tendencies, then the May 3 headline is: HARPER WINS MAJORITY.

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  • The Libyan Conflict: Peaceful Demonstrations to Armed Struggle

    Why does the Empire’s political strategy in the Middle East matter to the Canadian Left—or to the Left at all? Because the Middle East lies at—no, is—the very heart of the Western Empire. Without the Middle East, Western capitalism dies: it really is that simple.

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  • Egypt: Social Movements, the CIA and Mossad

    The image which most writers, academics and journalists project of the invincibility of the Israeli Mossad and of the omnipotent CIA have been severely tested by their admitted failure to recognize the scope, depth and intensity of the multi-million member movement to oust the Mubarak dictatorship.

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  • Web Exclusive: Critique of Impure Reason

    It is a nightmare phenomenon that virtually every ‘leftist’ thinker and activist has, at one time or another, encountered. Engaged in mortal argumentative combat with agents of the ‘right’, they find themselves punching in a total intellectual vacuum.

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Judy Rebick, author, former publisher of

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