What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. How can we stop him? Here is a factsheet which can be downloaded, printed, and distributed as a two-sided flyer...
Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal...
Keywords: Fascism - Neo-fascism
Capitalism is failing the planet
If we continue with capitalist business as usual, there will be disastrous consequences for humanity. Capitalism is in unavoidable conflict with...
Keywords: Climate Change - Global Climate Change
Toward the Agro-Police State
The main problem with precision agriculture -- and the hype that surrounds it -- is the faulty assumptions that it rests on. The problems of...
Keywords: Agricultural Business/Agribusiness - Agriculture
Global water crisis causing failed harvests, hunger, war and terrorism
The world is already experiencing water scarcity driven by over-use, poor land management and climate change. If we fail to respond to the warnings...
Edward Snowden's Warning to Canada
Whistleblower Edward Snowden talks about Bill C-51 and the weak oversight of Canada's intelligence agencies.
Keywords: Surveillance - Privacy
Twenty-First-Century Land Grabs
Land grabs -- whether initiated by multinational corporations and private investment firms emanating from the capitalist core, sovereign wealth funds...
Keywords: Land Seizures - Agricultural Industries
Can Civilization Survive "Really Existing Capitalism"? An Interview With Noam Chomsky
On the occasion of the release of his latest book, Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013, Noam Chomsky gave an exclusive and wide-ranging...
Keywords: Capitalism - Capitalist Crises
The liberal climate agenda is doomed to failure
Liberal environmentalism represents a dangerous delusion, writes Scott Parkin - that 'playing nice' with Earth-destroying corporations and politicians...
Keywords: Climate Change - Climate Justice
War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda
The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war -- with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and...
Keywords: Journalism - Media Analysis & Criticism
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives...
Keywords: Book Preservation - Canadian Heritage
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
Elections, Democracy and anti-Democracy. Getting out the anti-Harper vote. Critiquing parliamentary democracies, which are anything but democratic, in how they operate, and because most of the most important decisions are not subject to democratic decision-making.....
Keywords: Voter Suppression - Elections
Contest: Guess the date of Harper’s next ‘terrorist plot’
What are the odds that a ‘terrorist plot’ will be ‘uncovered’ in the late stages of the election campaign, so that Harper can spend the final days of the campaign talking about terrorism, terrorism, and more terrorism? Guess the date of the next ‘terrorist plot’ and win a Stop Harper button...
Keywords: Conservative Party
Strong voter registration campaign could mean the end for Harper
Efforts to help people register to vote are crucial right now. There needs to be close co-operation to make sure as many people as possible – particularly people in some 70 ridings where the Conservatives are vulnerable – have the identification they need to vote...
Keywords: Voter Turnout - Voter Suppression
Harper’s Abuses of Power: The Evidence Compiled
Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have racked up dozens of serious abuses of power since taking office. From scams to smears, dirty tricks to intimidating public servants. Some offences are criminal, others just offend human decency. The Tyee has compiled 70 instances of abuse of power by the Stephen Harper government....
Keywords: Abuse of Power - Conservative Party
Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma
So long as we live under capitalism, today, tomorrow, next year and every year thereafter, economic growth will always be the overriding priority till...
Keywords: Climate Change - Crises
From Jenner to Dolezal: One Trans Good, the Other Not So Much
Adolph Reed asks why the non-news story about a woman who identifies as black and whose parents don’t approve of her doing so, has attracted so much passionate comment. Why are many of those who approve of transgender identity choices so disapproving of transracial identity choices?
Keywords: Identity Politics - Race & Class
NGOs Are Cages
We really need to understand the methods used by NGOs to undermine radical political organizing efforts and divert us into political dead ends.
Keywords: Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
An alternative media list
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
Keywords: Alternative Media - Alternative News Sources
Rosa Luxemburg on the Socialist Civic Virtues
One of Rosa Luxemburg's most striking and least well-understood contributions was to draw on the classical "republican" notion of "civic virtue," as a...
Keywords: Solidarity - Collective Action