• Economic Crisis

    For Whom the Wall Fell? A Balance Sheet of the Transition to Capitalism

    Most people’s expectations on November 9, 1989, were that the newly established capitalism in Eastern Europe will result in economic convergence with the rest of Europe, moderate increase in inequality and consolidated democracy. These hopes and expectations are fulfilled most likely in only one country (Poland) and, at the very most, in another two rather small countries (Estonia and Albania).

  • USA Politics

    U.S. Spent $5.6 Trillion Killing People in Middle East and Asia: Study

    As the U.S. prepares to send more troops to Afghanistan to combat ISIS and the Taliban, and the specter of a war hangs over every tweet the President writes about North Korea, it’s important to remember that the U.S. has been fighting in and bombing several countries in the Middle East and Asia for 16 years. According to a new study, all that war has cost the U.S. taxpayers $5.6 trillion.

  • Media

    Canadian Media Just Created Another Alt-Right Superstar

    Here’s a quick primer on the ever-growing dumpster fire: Lindsay Shepherd, a 22-year-old teaching assistant at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, showed a video of notorious transphobe and alt-right sympathizer Jordan Peterson to a class of first-year communications students. At least one student complained that it was inappropriate to display such content without sufficient context.

  • Canadian Politics

    On the Rails: A Case for Renewed Leftist Infatuation with Transport

    The basic ability for people to get from one place to another has been totally gutted in recent decades. We’re now almost entirely reliant on the neoliberalized “solutions” of privatized cars and airplanes, marked by rabid union-busting in the workplaces, the emitting of massive amounts of greenhouse gases and considerable financial costs to people who have no other reasonable option available to get around.

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  • 2013

    Beats Against Colonialism: A Tribe Called Red

    In producing a record as explicitly political like Nation II Nation, A Tribe Called Red is moving the conversation from social media and the dance floor to the homes of their new fans, in Canada and abroad. They are drawing attention to the injustices Indigenous people have suffered — and continue to suffer — as a result of federal policy and a society founded on the principles of colonialism.