Articles

  • The CD Story (so far), Part 2

    There were several changes of the guard at CD as we entered our third decade and with them a decidedly more diverse content. More than ever before our collective was drawn from activists in various popular movements. But the new diversity arose from more than the changing composition of the collective.

  • Conversing with Jack Layton

    Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin sit down with NDP leader Jack Layton.

  • Remembrance and Censorship

    By the time this commentary appears, another mawkish, duplicitous Remembrance Day will be history. Editors, writers, producers and photographers will have looked for new ways to honor Canada’s War Dead – though not very hard – and will likely have settled for yet another shot of the dwindling parade of fragile veterans who appear faithfully every year to fill what’s known among journalists as “the November Hole.”

  • Jean Charest’s Ideological Soft Soap that Verges on the Demagogic

    The “conservative” Prime Minister Jean Charest has tried to justify his re-engineering project in an open letter addressed to the men and women of Quebec published two days ago. Quebecois have become increasingly disturbed by a right-wing current that threatens to undermine the remaining social rights in this province.

  • Patterns of Upheaval

    Bolivia’s president just resigned following several days of popular and labour uprising and government repression. Once again in Latin America, the issue is one of access to resources (where isn’t it?) – the government wanted to export natural gas resources – Bolivia has Latin America’s largest natural gas reserves - to the United States and Mexico.

  • How Manitoba’s Aboriginals Stopped Meech

    Indigenous Politics

    From the Archives: “On June 23, it was official. Harper, a politician with roots on the trapline and not in the boardrooms, had used legislative procedural tactics to defeat the accord.”

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