• Lament for a Party that has lost its way

    Canadian Politics

    In due course, with such a meaningful platform and a dynamic leader who would support these causes, the NDP might be able to win the support of the Canadian public. Canada could then have a government that could change the course of history for this country.

  • Canadian Mining Abuses in Africa


    Is Justin Trudeau prepared to defy Canada’s powerful mining industry and adopt legislation to constrain their abuses abroad or will he continue to place the full power of Canadian foreign-policy behind this controversial industry?

  • Workers in Québec are in the middle of an historic moment


    As many workers navigate the formal structures of their unions to push for greater militancy, general meetings are being organized regularly for member locals to determine what to do in the face of back-to-work legislation.

  • The Tragedy of the Commons, the Pope, and the System


    The root of the problem, simply, is that human beings and nature are means for capital rather than ends in themselves; accordingly, capital tends to destroy both original sources of wealth in its drive to expand.

  • Seeds of ISIS terror sown by Western hegemony

    Middle East

    Bizarre as it is, this fanatical and reactionary movement is bent on chasing the imperialist West as well as Russia out of Arab lands. From the midst of the millions of Arabs brought to Europe as workers, ISIS has been able to recruit a few to bring the war home to the West.

  • Six Ways Climate Change Is Getting Personal in the Prairies


    Climate change is hitting home across Canada’s Prairies, whether you ski, skate, ranch, mill timber, or insure people whacked by weird weather. Scientists say a shift in weather patterns is accelerating due to greenhouse gas emissions from humans burning carbon. It’s already affecting lives in the region.

  • Shadows of Algeria: the Lost Context of the Paris Attacks


    It wasn’t just one of the attackers who vanished after the Paris massacre. Three nations whose history, action–and inaction–help to explain the slaughter by Isis have largely escaped attention in the near-hysterical response to the crimes against humanity in Paris: Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

  • The legitimate grievances of terrorists


    With the despicable attacks that took place over the weekend in Paris there has been an uptick in bigoted narratives about why such violent acts occur, namely ones that target refugees, immigration, Islam and Muslims. To counter these bigoted narratives, I’d like to try and answer some basic questions.

  • Terror Attacks, G20 Hypocrisy


    I join with many others who stand for a world of peace and justice in completely repudiating the terrorist attacks in Paris and the similar atrocity in Beirut. We express our full solidarity with the hundreds of innocent victims, dead and injured, many of whom remain in critical condition at this time.

  • The Bloco Tightrope

    Economic Crisis

    As the Greek experience has shown, a radical anti-austerity program demands confrontation. Compromise will lead only to capitulation. Ending austerity will require tackling debt and the eurozone’s fiscal straightjacket head on.

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