Articles Tagged ‘Canadian Politics’

  • The Liberal Party is the Tim Hortons of Canadian Politics

    Canadian Politics

    The Liberal policies that were enacted when they were last in government, like cutting funding to popular social programs to pay for corporate tax cuts, are somewhat analogous to a roll up the rim to win contest: most people lose, some get something minor like a coffee or a doughnut, and a tiny minority get the real prizes.

  • The Public Value of Public Sector Strikes

    Education

    Will collectively produced wealth be used to enable students to work and learn free from the burden of wondering how to pay the rent, or will it be siphoned of by tax cuts, leaving students to pay a higher bill for access to institutions whose priorities are less and less determined by academics and students and more by unaccountable owners of money-value wealth?

  • Lost in the ‘50s with Harper’s anti-terror pablum

    Canadian Politics

    Harper’s rhetoric has been coked up with apocalyptic rhetoric, from describing ISIS as everything from a “death cult” (a term more appropriate to NATO, an alliance that has always reserved the right to unleash nuclear weapons and thereby contribute to the end of human life altogether) to a gigantic squid.

  • Chris Hedges on Bill C-51 and the corporate state

    Canadian Politics

    “It doesn’t matter if they’re not using it. History has shown that if the government feels threatened or they seek greater control – and I think that is the trajectory of the corporate state – they will use it.”

  • 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.

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