Articles

  • Spain: ‘Popular unity’ councils sworn in amid huge enthusiasm

    Europe

    The squares in front of scores of town halls across the Spanish state were jam-packed with enthusiastic crowds on June 13. Tens of thousands had gathered to celebrate the inauguration of progressive administrations elected in a leftward swing in the May 24 local government elections for Spain’s 8144 councils.

  • Noam Chomsky: The World in August, 2015

    Human Rights

    Hopes for the future are always about the same: courageous people, often under severe duress, refusing to bow to illegitimate authority and persecution, others devoting themselves to support and to combating injustice and violence, young people who sincerely want to change the world.

  • Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel

    Human Rights

    The fight for the Palestinians is our fight. If the Palestinians are not liberated none of us will be liberated. We cannot pick and choose which of the oppressed are convenient or inconvenient to defend. We will stand with all of the oppressed or none of the oppressed. And when we stand with the oppressed we will be treated like the oppressed.

  • Why isn’t Harper’s record on democracy an election issue?

    Canadian Politics

    I wish every Canadian knew that the Council of Canadians and the Voices analyses existed, and took a few minutes to check them out online. But maybe I’m dead wrong. Maybe most Canadians couldn’t care less that their democratic rights have been trampled for the past nine years and are certain to be abused even further if Mr. Harper is re-elected.

  • Premiers blowing hot air on climate change

    Canadian Politics

    Building more export pipelines will encourage more Sands oil production and raise greenhouse gases. Production from the oilsands, rather than Canadians’ oil and natural gas use, are Canada’s fastest growing source of emissions. Growth in Sands emissions has recently added more carbon to the atmosphere than Ontario’s phase-out of coal-fired electricity has eliminated.

  • Resist the silent war on Canadian medicare

    Canadian Politics

    Since the election of a Conservative majority government, taxes are at their lowest levels in more than half a century. In its myopic vision of deficit reduction and austerity, Ottawa now collects $45 billion less in revenue. It is no wonder the Canadian public is being told it cannot “afford” adequate levels of health-care funding.

  • Harper is fighting the deficit battle but losing the economic war

    Economic Crisis

    The evidence is mounting that Canada’s economy may already be in an outright recession. Recent data on investment, exports, building permits and retail sales all paint a gloomy picture, and Friday’s jobs numbers (the private sector shed 49,000 jobs in June, partly offset by public sector hiring) added to the pessimism.

  • Greece: Alternatives and Exiting the Eurozone

    Europe

    To be effective, strict control over capital movements and foreign exchange must be established; a genuine alternative logic can be triggered and Greece can finally liberate itself from its creditors’ control. The peoples of Europe could again believe in a change that favors justice.

  • The Real Plan B: The New Greek Marathon

    Europe

    None of this can happen unless Syriza as a party develops the orientation and capacities to lead the Greek state and society in this direction. We have met with people in the party and social movements who are concerned that Syriza falls well short in this respect. Among the various reasons for being critical of Syriza, this is the most significant.

  • The Ukraine crisis: Why and how it has come to this

    Europe

    Retired University of Winnipeg geography professor John Ryan discusses at length the current situation in Ukraine, the political and military events unfolding there and the very immediate and dire implications for the entire European region.

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