Articles Tagged ‘Capitalism’

  • Beyond teamsters and turtles: Jobs, justice, climate

    Social Movements

    Those of us who have been fighting for social justice all our lives now have an opportunity to create a new vision of a just and caring society. A society where caring for each other, the land and the creatures that share it with us is a powerful transformative idea that can appeal to a majority of people around the world.

  • The Lonely American

    Culture

    We must connect with those around us. It is only the communal that will save us. It is only the communal that will allow us to build a movement to resist. And it is only the communal that will sustain us through mutual aid as climate change and economic collapse increasingly dominate our future.

  • New Paths Toward 21st Century Socialism

    Socialism

    Instead, it is about being capable of creating spaces for coming together and for struggle, that bring in broader sectors, because realizing that there are many of us in the same struggle is what makes us strong and radicalizes us.

  • Pillage and Class Polarization: The Rise of “Criminal Capitalism”

    Economic Crisis

    Mega-swindles define the nature of contemporary capitalism. The profits and power of financial capital is not the outcome of ‘market forces’. They are the result of a system of criminal behavior that pillages the Treasury, exploits the producers and consumers, evicts homeowners and robs taxpayers.

  • ‘Harper in the Hot Seat’: Michael Harris on The Agenda

    Canadian Politics

    Michael Harris is a pioneer in the genre, with his 2014 takedown of Stephen Harper, Party of One. The journalist and filmmaker was on The Agenda recently recounting “Canada’s radical makeover” in the lead up to the fall election.

  • Over 100 scientists call for oil sands moratorium

    Environment

    “We believe the time has come for scientists to speak out about the magnitude and importance of the oil sands issue and to step forward as participants in an informed and international public dialogue. Working together, we can solve the energy problems before us. It is not too late, but the time to act is now.”

  • Syriza, Podemos, Left Bloc, and the Left

    Europe

    The opening plenary focused on anti-austerity politics, alliances, and national and international political potentials and challenges emerging in Europe and impacting the world; revolutionary dimensions of these developments - in the context of a mass-based political, economic, cultural, ecological, race and gender - of electoral, left, and social movement organizing.

  • The Class Logic behind Austerity Policies in the Euro Area

    Europe

    In a society where mass unemployment is the numerical complement of a severe deterioration in working conditions, in a society of multiple contradictions and expectations, the policy of the SYRIZA government can only become hegemonic if it clearly supports the interests of the working majority in their struggle against capital.

  • Confronting Irving and TransCanada in the Land of the Rising Sun

    Environment

    Just like Northern Gateway, TransMountain, or the Keystone XL, Energy East would be a climate disaster. Just like those pipelines, Energy East has provided a direct path for Indigenous rights and climate justice organizers to unite communities in struggle against the ambitions of the Harper Government and tar sands sector.

  • A Critique of US “Grand Strategy toward China”

    Asia

    The US should not attempt to block China’s growth and expansion; it should assist and share in its ascendancy, especially in the face of great global climate and energy challenges. Washington is much more likely to strengthen its Asian–Pacific partnership and succeed in its diplomacy if it replaced its military posturing with robust economic growth.

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