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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...

Swiss Leaks: Murky Cash Sheltered by Bank Secrecy

HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) offered services to clients who had been unfavourably named by the United Nations, in court documents and in the media as...
Keywords: Money Laundering - Tax Avoidance

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

Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2015

Corruption and power. Some kinds of corruption are exposed and prosecuted, other kinds, arguably the worst, are allowed to flourish. Why is that?
Keywords: Corruption - Double Standards

Playing Hard Ball with Soft Power

The United States claims the right to impose its laws on other countries and on organizations and individuals in those countries, while systematically ignoring those laws itself ...
Keywords: Corruption - Bribery

With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech

Criminal cases for online political speech are now commonplace in the UK, notorious for its hostility to basic free speech and press rights. As The...
Keywords: Social Media - Surveillance

How to Spot - and Defeat - Disruption on the Internet

Over a number of years, we've found that the most effective way to fight disruption and disinformation is to link to a post such as this one which...
Keywords: Internet Issues - Trolls

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

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