Official enemies and the media’s double standard on anonymous sources
The Globe and Mail applies a double standard to anonymous sources: journalistic scepticism and balance are warranted only when grave allegations are levelled by anonymous sources against a Western state. When allegations of that nature are levelled by anonymous sources against an official enemy of the West, scepticism and balance are tossed out the window.
As Ukraine war escalates, the climate movement goes AWOL
NATO states and Russia are huge contributors to global emissions. We cannot resolve the climate emergency unless these emitters work cooperatively to transition their economies away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. Obviously, there is no realistic prospect of achieving the requisite level of cooperation and mutual trust in a state of escalating war.
Ukraine war: When you are in a hole, stop digging
From the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Western media have systematically misrepresented developments on the battlefield. Time and again, major media organizations have cited military ‘experts’ from NATO armies and officials from Western governments to support the false claim that Ukraine is either winning the war or has battled Russian forces to a standstill.
I’ve decided not to run for the Green Party of Canada leadership. Here’s why
Only a socialist economy can fulfill workers’ legitimate demands and only a socialist economy can deliver democracy to the people, yet no one in Canada’s Parliament dares to advocate for genuine socialism. The vacuum on Canada’s political left presents an extraordinary opportunity for the Green Party of Canada. The time for eco-socialism has come. The time is now.
Federal agency rules ‘Product of Israel’ labels violate Canadian law
In 2017, Dr. David Kattenburg filed a complaint against two wines made in the Israeli, West Bank settlements of Psagot and Shiloh. Dr. Kattenburg argued that, because those settlements are situated on Occupied Palestinian Territory in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, the wines produced in those settlements were falsely labelled as “Product of Israel.”
Leftists must oppose the suppression of dissent—even when we disagree with the dissenters
However strongly we leftists may disagree with the objectives, values or opinions of participants in the “freedom convoy,” if we support the government’s use of emergency powers in these circumstances, then it is only a matter of time before the government turns those extraordinary powers against us. According to lawyer, author and activist Dimitri Lascaris, that is the last thing we need.
Canada must prepare for America’s rapid decline
In a true democracy, government policy generally reflects the will of the people and prioritizes the interests of the most vulnerable citizens. By that standard, the United States is no democracy at all. Indeed, we Canadians should stop describing and thinking of America as a “democracy.” Instead, we should acknowledge the reality of what our neighbour to the south has become.
Green Party members give preliminary approval to bold progressive policies
On August 19, four days after the Trudeau government called a federal election, the Green Party of Canada disclosed that its members had given preliminary approval to a series of bold climate and social justice policies. If given final approval by GPC members, these policies will position the GPC as the most progressive party in Canada’s Parliament by a wide margin, writes Dimitri Lascaris.
Michael Spourdalakis on Leo Panitch, Syriza, and challenges for the Greek Left
In December of last year, COVID-19 took the life of one of Canada’s most widely respected public intellectuals, Leo Panitch. Leo was a researcher, teacher and author whose work had a profound impact on the thinking of democratic socialists around the world. One of the countries in which Leo took a passionate interest, and in which he exercised considerable influence among leftists, was Greece.
Why is the Guardian promoting more Pentagon propaganda?
Recent reporting by the Guardian reinforces the false (and dangerous) impression that the United States is threatened by Chinese and Russian expansionism and that the Pentagon is justified in adopting an even more aggressive posture toward Chinese naval forces in the South China Sea. With liberal ‘journalism’ such as this, who needs US government propaganda?