• Europe

    Wars and displaced persons camps, in Ukraine and in Haiti

    I am pleased that the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics are rejecting the idea of foreign military intervention into eastern Ukraine under the guise of ‘peacekeeping’. Intervention and war cannot bring meaningful development, not for Donbass and not for Ukraine as whole. Only deepgoing political and social change in favour of the working class majority of the country can do that.

  • Canadian Politics

    Privacy and Democracy: What Geeks Understand that the Left Doesn’t

    As Snowden has eloquently said, none of us should be complacent about surrendering our rights, because you never know when you might need them. Our failure to respond in any significant way to the crisis of surveillance, collectively or individually, is a surrender of our hard-won privacy rights.

  • Environment

    From FAILURE20 to COP21

    Time is ripe for a massive mobilization of social forces from below to put pressure on our political leaders. Trade unions will have to play a decisive role in such a mobilization. It is a question of what kind of society we want to develop. It is a question of having a just transition to a society based on clean and renewable energy.

  • Human Rights

    EU’s military strategy to deepen Mediterranean tragedies

    According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), between 23,000 and 24,000 migrants had tried to cross over to Italy since the beginning of the year, while just under 21,000 migrants made the same journey between January and April 2014. While the number of migrants rose to some extent, migrants perishing at sea have hit the roof.

  • Gaming for Equality: Komma Lika Finds a Friendly Way to Raise Awareness at Home

    Feminism

    Everybody wants the revolution, but nobody wants to do the dishes… or the laundry… or the grocery shopping… or take out the trash. Specifically, women disproportionally perform the majority of domestic labour in contemporary households. That is why Swedish feminist Maria Loohufvud invented the new game Komma Lika: to find a fun yet concrete way to demonstrate the persistent unequal division of domestic labour with the aim of changing it.

  • First Nations in the Crosshairs

    Canadian Politics

    The Harper government’s agenda of aggressively expanding and accelerating resource extraction projects has identified Indigenous Peoples as the primary obstacle to this vision. As a result, since 2006, the Canadian state has intensified surveillance of Indigenous people, groups, and peaceful political action. This surveillance is carried out by a web of police, intelligence agencies, government bureaucracies, regulators and private corporations.

  • Israel-Palestine: It’s Time to Abandon the Two-State Solution

    Middle East

    Halper sat down with Canadian Dimension magazine and spoke about ICAHD’s future, the dangers he has faced as an activist, the current state of collapse and what Europe’s recognition of the state of Palestine really means.

  • Privacy and Democracy: What Geeks Understand that the Left Doesn’t

    Canadian Politics

    As Snowden has eloquently said, none of us should be complacent about surrendering our rights, because you never know when you might need them. Our failure to respond in any significant way to the crisis of surveillance, collectively or individually, is a surrender of our hard-won privacy rights.

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  • 2010

    Burn, Baby, Burn

    Although the scientific community has never been more united in its conviction that climate change is well on the way to rendering planet Earth a vastly less hospitable place for most species including our own, doubt about the gravity of the problem is, paradoxically, on the rise. In this piece, Levy explores the resistance to climate change from prominent members of the Left: Alexander Cockburn, David Noble and Slavoj Zizek.