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  • Canada’s furore over Trudeau’s racist problems is only skin deep

    Canadian Politics

    Canada’s political class looks ridiculous for the superficial condemnations it is leveling against Pseudo-Trudeau.The Canadian state has plenty of racist blood on its hands both from national and international foreign policy conduct. These far bigger crimes and malfeasance is what Canada should be really red-faced about.

  • Government inaction on anti-Palestinian charity reflects Canada’s racist power structure

    Canadian Politics

    We are beginning to hear more about the varieties of racism that plague our country. With a federal election around the corner, those among us who strive for a just peace in Israel-Palestine can raise this issue with our local candidates. At your doorstep, in your community, and at local candidates’ debates, ask them if they support the ongoing charitable status of JNF Canada. Ask them if they think Palestinian lives matter.

  • Why a wealth tax must be part of any plan to end income inequality in Canada

    Canadian Politics

    If members of the billionaire class support a wealth tax on the grounds that it numbs adversarial attitudes towards wealthy elites—and slows the pace of growing inequality so that the rich can carry on their businesses as usual—is it likely, on its own, to be an effective way of serving the long-term interests of poor and working people?

  • The NDP needs to frontline a Green New Deal this election

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    While the likes of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are fiercely challenging the U.S. imperium with a dramatic vision without even the merest existence of a labour party, our own NDP, with its superior connection to organized labour, treads softly in confronting the corporate agenda. Why can’t the visionary boldness of a Tommy Douglas inform the NDP in this critical moment?

  • The Pallister Conservative threat to Manitoba Hydro

    Canadian Politics

    If Brian Pallister’s Conservatives get re-elected and they follow through with their secret age-old plans to privatize Manitoba Hydro, this is exactly what may happen here. And so instead of Manitobans having the lowest electricity prices in North America, we may face what happened in Alberta and Ontario.

  • Liberals use RCMP in attempt to silence critics of their foreign policy

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    Did the RCMP receive a directive from a minister to put a stop to our challenging their policies? The federal election is on the horizon and government officials will increasingly be in public. The Trudeau government is playing up its ‘progressive’ credentials, but the interventions highlight how on one international policy after another the Liberals have sided with corporations and empire.

  • Canada’s Complicity in the Venezuela Crisis

    Canadian Politics

    Canada has involved itself in this crisis mainly through its co-founding and participation in the Lima Group. In doing so, Canada has touted its value-oriented foreign policy and commitments to safeguarding and promoting democracy and human rights abroad. The aims of the Lima Group are to support Guaidó’s aim of removing Maduro and to guarantee a peaceful transition to democracy in Venezuela “without the use of force”.

  • Trudeau Refuses to Stop Land Fraud: Press Release of the Mohawks of Kanehsatake

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    Earlier this summer, Sean Carleton sat down with Ellen Gabriel to talk about the recent developments Kanehsatà:ke. As of 29 August, Trudeau is refusing to meet with the Mohawks and declare a temporary moratorium on development so that a peaceful resolution to ongoing tensions can be negotiated. This is unacceptable. CD stands with the Kanien’kéha:ka (Mohawk) of Kanehsatà:ke and proudly publishes their most recent press release.

  • The devastation of Manitoba: An autopsy of Pallister’s austerity regime

    Canadian Politics

    The Manitoba PCs have rammed through a barrage of major right-wing changes — service closures, funding cuts, privatizations, union-busting — during their brief stint as provincial overlords. As many Dimension readers are aware, the litany of cuts to public funding initiated by the Pallister government will be felt for many years to come. This article is the first attempt to analyze the full breadth of the Conservatives’ austerity regime in the province.

  • Elizabeth May accepts right-wing billionaire’s debate

    Canadian Politics

    Generally, political debates do reflect vibrant democracy but that is not necessarily the case when the forum was set up and financed by one of Canada’s richest and most right-wing capitalists. Through his Aurea Foundation, Peter Munk, the founder of rapacious global mining firm Barrick Gold, established Munk Debates a decade ago. Peter’s son Anthony Munk is on the committee overseeing the debate series.

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