• Popular rebellion deepens in eastern and southern Ukraine as NATO and the Kiev step up attacks

    A political crisis over the future of Ukraine has exploded in the past two months. It’s being driven by the longstanding efforts of the big imperialist countries to assert economic and military domination over the republics of the former Soviet Union and to weaken and marginalize rival Russia.

  • The Kiev putsch: rebel workers take power in the east

    Not since the US and EU took over Eastern Europe have the Western powers moved so aggressively to seize a strategic country, such as the Ukraine, posing an existential threat to Russia.

  • Putin, petrorubles and our PM’s bad posture

    Stephen Harper’s embarrassing behaviour regarding the crisis in Ukraine misses the bigger picture: a Russia-driven shift in global currency allegiance that could devastate the economies of the U.S. and Canada. It’s a shift that Harper is helping with his rhetoric and actions.

  • Misinformation about Ukraine and Russia

    John Ryan dissects the radical changes taking place in the Ukraine, charting the rise of fascist elements within government.

  • Crimea’s legal right to a referendum

    Québec has exercised its right to self-determination, and there should be no reason why Crimea could not do the same.

  • Ukraine Between ‘Popular Uprising for Democracy’ and ‘Fascist Putsch’

    The geopolitics around the Ukraine are incredibly volatile, with conflicting interests and histories slowly playing themselves out. David Mandel examines this fragile political struggle.

  • Ukraine and the rebirth of fascism

    The violence on the streets of Ukraine is far more than an expression of popular anger against a government. Instead, it is merely the latest example of the rise of the most insidious form of fascism that Europe has seen since the fall of the Third Reich.

  • If every Norwegian’s a millionaire, why’s Alberta in hock?

    Feeling poor? Norway is saving $1 billion per week by owning 70 per cent of their own oil production and taxing oil revenues at close to 80 per cent, while Canada lumbers along with record levels of household and federal debt. Mitchell Anderson explores the sharp contrast.

  • Alter Summit: A People’s Manifesto

    Europe stands on the edge of a precipice, looking into the abyss. Austerity policies drive the people of Europe into poverty, undercut democracy and dismantle social policies. Rising inequalities endanger social cohesion. Ecological destruction is worsening while acute humanitarian crises devastate the most affected countries. Women and young people are hardest hit.

  • Greece: What Can be Done?

    Greece faces the unenviable choice between accepting the terms of “the Troika” and facing the continuation and deepening of a socio-economic crises, which includes five years of negative growth, over 23% unemployment, an astronomical rise in poverty (from less than 15% to over 40%) and mounting suicides, or a rejection of the memorandum, and a likely cut-off of Eurozone funding and capital markets with virtually few reserves to cover salaries, pensions or public services.

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