Volume 48, Issue 4
With municipal elections coming up in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver this fall, Canadian Dimension decided to focus on the theme of urban politics this issue, with a series of articles and debates that considers the general impact of neoliberalism on local government as well as looking at some of the issues specific to the individual campaigns, including the closely watched mayoral bid of Olivia Chow. Most Canadians live in cities and “decisions and choices made by city administrations…have an enormous impact on day-to-day life for a large majority of Canadians, and all the more so as urban infrastructure across the country continues to crumble.”
Volume 48, Issue 3
We are delighted to follow on the heels of May Day with a special issue on the future of the labour movement, State of the Unions, featuring a historic union debate over the tar sands with Jerry Dias and Mary Shortall and a comprehensive piece on strategies for Canadian union and socialist renewal by Sam Gindin along with so much more.
Volume 48, Issue 2
The world’s economy has gone through massive changes over the past quarter century or so. Nearly three years in the making, we’ve analyzed these changes with some of the world’s leading political economists in this special issue of Canadian Dimension.
Volume 48, Issue 1
We are excited to share our latest special issue on food, “What’s to Eat?”, with feature articles from award-winning contributors on progressive initiatives around the production and distribution of food.
Volume 47, Issue 6
This is CD’s third special issue on mining in just the last few years. Canada, one of the world’s largest mining nations, operates in more than 100 countries and is among the top five world producers of potash, uranium, nickel, gold, platinum, aluminum, diamonds and steel-making coal. The focus this issue is on the many ways the Canadian state supports the mining industry at home and abroad.
Volume 47, Issue 5
The internet increasingly resembles the structure of modern capitalist society, where those with wealth and privilege have access to knowledge and the rest are trapped behind low bandwidths and paywalls. Struggles against commodification are crucial, on and offline.
Volume 47, Issue 4
The views from left field are of course critical of the way sports culture has been corrupted by commercialization and pressure to win at any price, to say nothing of the way professional sports is used to support war andempire.
Volume 47, Issue 3
The north remains a colony inside Canada. With its resources being pursued that much more fervently by mining and energy capital in recent decades, it has become even more a contested terrain as indigenous communities organize themselves to protect their traditional lands from being ripped apart by rapacious corporations.
Volume 47, Issue 2
The Canadian Dimension of 2013, is, in many ways, the same as the Canadian Dimension of 1963 — an alternative mirror of our life and times, a sharp stick in the eye of authority, a cry for justice, an attempt to illuminate the often murky way forward. But in 1963 we didn’t write about feminism, the environment, human rights, gay liberation, and the connection between the politics we espouse and the way we live our lives. Leftish thinking, and socialism for that matter, hadn’t considered these issues, much less understood their importance.
Volume 47, Issue 1
Youth radicalism was a big part of Canadian Dimension’s first decade, 1963–1973. It asserted itself again after the “Battle of Seattle” at the end of the 1990s in the struggles against corporate globalization. With the Occupy movement and in particular the Québec Student strike, youth activism is once again a leading force for social change.
Volume 46, Issue 6
“If society has an imagination to express its desires and fears, it is activated through art….If social change is on the agenda, then art must make up a large part of the toolkit.”
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