Articles Tagged ‘Capitalism’

  • Karl Marx on the struggle for a shorter workday

    Labour

    “As long as the struggle of the workers against … the ruling class continues, as long as all demands are not met, May Day will be the yearly expression of these demands. And, when better days dawn, when the working class of the world has won its deliverance, then too humanity will probably celebrate May Day in honor of the bitter struggles and the many sufferings of the past.”

  • Defending Democracy to the Last Drop of Oil

    Middle East

    Saudi’s royals are afraid of their own military, so keep it feeble and inept aside from the air force. They rely on the National Guard, a Bedouin tribal forces also known as the White Army. In the past, Pakistan was paid to keep 40,000 troops in Saudi to protect the royal family. These soldiers are long gone, but the Saudis are pressing impoverished Pakistan to return its military contingent.

  • An evening with Naomi Klein in Winnipeg

    Environment

    Award-winning Canadian author Naomi Klein spoke on climate and economic justice at Knox United Church. The event was hosted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba office. Audio by Bryan Harder. Video recorded by Paul S. Graham.

  • Why the offshore tax haven crisis won’t get fixed, despite Panama Papers

    Canadian Politics

    Ultimately, the offshore tax issue exposes who governments are beholden to. And they’re clearly beholden less and less to average citizens (if at all) and more to corporate interests and the billionaire class. So if you want to know why nothing ever happens with eradicating offshore tax havens, simply look at who are the beneficiaries - and who’s afraid of taking them on.

  • The Leap Manifesto and the NDP

    Canadian Politics

    It’s possible that backing the Leap Manifesto would bode poorly for Mulcair’s centrist vision, but it might also be the case—should he read the writing on the wall—that he supports this new initiative as a way forward for him, and the party. We shall soon find out.

  • Looking the Basic Income Gift Horse in the Mouth

    Canadian Politics

    We are in a period when capitalism and the governments that represent its interests are increasing the rate of exploitation and reducing the level of social provision. That is not about to change and any redesign of income support systems we confront will be all about furthering, not limiting, levels of social inequality.

  • Putting climate solutions in formaldehyde: A challenge to the climate movement

    Environment

    This very different kind of economy based on providing for everyone’s basic needs and protecting people from life-threatening impoverishment can draw on previous work that calls for a liveable international guaranteed income. There is enough wealth to expeditiously bail out banks and launch wars – without a “transition”.

  • Three sovereignties and an election

    Canadian Politics

    The concept of nation-state sovereignty has a lot to do with what the public perceives to be the legitimate use of violent force (e.g., Canadian borders, army, police, etc.). The reality of sovereign violence in our society is that it impacts the lives of different groups of people in very different ways.

  • Women’s liberation, everyone’s liberation

    Feminism

    The slogan of freedom hit very hard at the attempts to control women in their private spaces. It was a slogan being raised in the context of freedom on the streets, but then it soon became about freedom from the father, from control inside the home, from being told who you can marry and who you can’t.

  • Socialist Feminism in the 21st Century

    Feminism

    Socialist-feminist politics offers a unique perspective for organizing in the 21st century. Socialist-feminists’ commitment to self-organization supports organizational structures that are non-hierarchical and democratic and therefore more inclusive.

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