Articles Tagged ‘Canadian Politics’

  • Was Ottawa “Terror” Arrest Timed to Support Repressive New Legislation?

    Canadian Politics

    When the RCMP announced an Ottawa anti-terrorism arrest last week, the timing could not have been better for a federal government that appears to thrive on national security hysteria.

  • How About a Memorial to the Victims of Harperism?

    Canadian Politics

    Today there are no dangerous communists in Canada to crush. All our prime minister has to crush are “lone-wolf, home-grown, and radicalized” terrorists: psychologically deranged individuals who tie their delusional system to mad, suicidal acts of targeted revenge at the behest of Islamic State propagandists.

  • Which will the NDP put first: party or country?

    Canadian Politics

    Anyone who really wants to get the country back from the grim reaper now in charge of Canada – and who knows our political history – would look to the NDP as their best hope. They are the only party that is not completely in the pocket of big business and the political elite and that also has a chance of making a difference in Parliament.

  • 2015: Beyond “Anything But Conservative”

    Canadian Politics

    Without a perspective geared towards revitalizing the organizing capacity of the broader working class, any new political organization launched will be doomed to succumb to abstract debates over program and theory.

  • Canada must own up to its complicity in torture

    Canadian Politics

    The facts tell us that Canada is complicit in the torture of detainees and has been doing everything it can to cover its dirty hands.

  • Home and Native land: Unsettling Multiculturalism in Canada

    Featuring a wealth of prominent radical and critical race theorists, this collection of essays takes aim at one of Canada’s nationalistic sacred cows: our official multiculturalism policy.

  • Racism and Anti-Racism in Canadian Sport: An Interview with Dr. Janelle Joseph

    Strengthening the anti-racism struggle both in and out of sport will facilitate the creation of a more ‘level’ playing field. Just as there are many examples of racism from individuals, institutions, and media sources, there are also many examples of resistance to racism in online commentary and news reporting.

  • The Global Economic Crisis—Part 2

    Canadian Dimension posed a number of questions to three well-known economists to reflect on the roots of the crisis and what lies ahead, and to advance some progressive options. This week we publish the responses from Marjorie Griffin Cohen, economist and professor of Political Science and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University.

  • The Global Economic Crisis—Part 1

    Canadian Dimension posed a number of questions to three well-known economists to reflect on the roots of the crisis and what lies ahead, and to advance some progressive options. This week we publish the responses from Jim Standford, author of Ecomonics for Everyone and economist with the Canadian Auto Workers, Canada’s largest private-sector trade union.

  • After Durban: We must pull the emergency brake before the 1 per cent drive us off the cliff

    The result of the 2011 Durban climate talks is that the big polluters have given themselves a few more years to fiddle while the world burns. They spin this by telling us that at Durban they agreed to a “roadmap” to a future agreement.

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