ElectionsPolitical ActionUS Politics What a relief that election in Alabama was. Not because Trump lost (which he did) or a quite decent guy won (ditto) but because it was a genuine political event -- an election -- rather than an ersatz one, like an FBI or congressional investigation into a sensational plot featuring Russian villains. Lest we forget, democr […]
Maya BhullarAccording to statistics, at this time of year many of us donate to charitable organizations. Given the huge need around the world, and here in Canada, this guide is meant to help you inform your giving. This list is by no means exhaustive and so please send me suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to add them. 1. Syria: ISIS has be […]
December 15, 2017Anti-RacismOur history explains why First Nations do not have safe waterCanadian attitudes toward Indigenous peoples have only recently evolved. In the past, we believed, as one official told me, "the natives would not know how to flush toilets if they had them."First Nations water
David J. ClimenhagaNever mind Surrey and Alabama. Jason Kenney won his by-election victory last night, and he won it decisively -- by more than 70 per cent of the vote. Granted, Kenney was running in Calgary-Lougheed, a determinedly conservative riding. And while the percentages were high, the turnout was not so spectacular -- a total of 10,852 people bother […]
Big Oil knows the game is up, but they still want to manage the process, slow down the green transformation and limit its impact on their profits. It's only slightly incredible to think that oil corporations may now be choosing to put Planet Earth first.
Thanks to hundreds of pages of newly leaked documents, we're seeing the extent to which some of the world's most profitable businesses have hired private spies to keep tabs on political movements they perceive as a threat to their power and profits.
With their sights now firmly trained on 2018, Democratic strategists and liberal pundits have an opportunity to re-think populism and learn from the work of farm communities that have fought racism and corporate control.