Shifting the paradigm on national defence
In order for Canada’s military to be all it can be—and all the people of Canada need it to be—political leadership needs to reorient military planning to focus on the very real climate change related threats we’re already struggling to adequately deal with, rather than prepare for increasingly suicidal conflicts abroad.
Canada voices approval of IMF austerity program in Zambia
While claiming to support Zambia’s efforts to free itself of its debt burden, the Trudeau government has given its support to Canadian mining companies operating in Africa and has joined the long succession of Canadian prime ministers who support IMF reforms on the continent. The latest wave of neoliberal impositions will only serve to benefit foreign capital.
US hedge fund bet on Canadian newspapers may be about to pay off big
Hedge funds specialize in buying up “distressed” companies and turning them around profitably, usually by cutting costs and selling off their assets. The bet they made on Canadian newspapers more than a decade ago has already paid off nicely, and it could pay even bigger and continuing dividends if things go their way in Ottawa.
BRICS: the powerful global alliance
Professor Richard Wolff discusses the powerful economic partnership of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). “They are the engine of the world economy in a way that was once said of Western Europe, North America and Japan. The engine, the powerhouse, the growth mobile, all of that. That’s moved, friends. And it’s moved in large part to the BRICS.”
The Nord Stream pipeline explosions: a geopolitical whodunit
The economic war reverberates around the world. Oil and gas are an integral part of the conflict. The pipeline sabotage has taken the war to a new level. It has opened a Pandora’s box of troubles and has endangered pipelines worldwide. It is clear who benefits. Yet with Western control of the narrative, the real culprit may never be identified.
Germany and the EU have been handed over a declaration of war
American elites and their Trojan Horses across Europe will do whatever it takes not to give up their control. The Raging Twenties started with a murder—of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani. Blowing up pipelines is part of the sequel. There will be a highway to hell all the way to 2030. Yet to borrow from Shakespeare, hell is empty and all the devils are here
Québec Solidaire’s housing platform is a break from stale orthodoxy
What Québecers need more than anything is a chance to finally break with a stale orthodoxy, one which says that housing is not only out of our control, but that its priority is to be an investment opportunity above all else. As Gavin Armitage-Ackerman writes, Québec Solidaire’s platform offers a chance to finally reject that status quo.
The return of fascism
As in the past, these new fascist parties cater to emotional yearnings. They give vent to feelings of abandonment, worthlessness, despair and alienation. They promise unattainable miracles. They too peddle bizarre conspiracy theories including QAnon. But most of all, they promise vengeance against a ruling class that betrayed the nation.
Where have all the newspapers gone? Spoiler alert: They’re still here
The fiction that newspapers are dying is demonstrably untrue. It is demonstrated by the fact that they are almost all still here, writes journalist researcher Marc Edge. Indeed, newspapers aren’t dying, but newspaper competition sure is. Ottawa wouldn’t step in to stop the carnage. Why should it now reward the chains for their treachery? There’s only one possible reason, and it is propaganda.
Campaign to prohibit illegal Israeli military recruitment in Canada gets big boost
The campaign to oppose illegal Israeli military recruitment has broken new ground. The Liberal government recently responded to a parliamentary petition calling for an investigation into those who have recruited or facilitated recruiting for the Israel Defense Forces. Last week, charges were laid on an organization allegedly violating Canada’s Foreign Enlistment Act.
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