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Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
Contaminated Meat, Contaminated Water: From Walkerton to Listeria
Diemer, Ulli
The current listeria outbreak has the feel of deja vu all over again. Once again, we are hearing about companies and industry associations lobbying for fewer inspections and less 'interference', and a...
Culture Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression
Schiller, Herbert I.
Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly ...
Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire
Bello, Walden
Argues that in a not-too-distant future the American empire's hidden weaknesses will pose fatal challenges to American supremacy.
Energy: The Fleecing of California: Against The Current vol. 91
Sheppard, Barry
The root of the electrical power “crisis” in California lies in the 1996 deregulation of the industry by the state government, approved unanimously by both Democrats and Republicans in the state legis...
The Housing Mess: Against The Current vol. 135
Prins, Nomi
Despite recent CNBC and MSNBC media hosts suggesting we may be at the ‘bottom’ of the housing market crisis, and Market Watch June 3rd commentary headlines like “Housing market may turn more quickly t...
How Deregulation Destroyed Canada's Airlines
Skene, Wayne
Skene links the deregulation of Canada's airline industry with layoffs, service disruptions, higher fares, privatization, and bankruptcies.
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Safety Last: The Failure of the Consumer Health Protection System in Canada
Regush, Nicholas
Regush investigates how new medical devices and drugs are tested. He argues that the health protection bureaucracy is doing shoddy work, caving in to pressure from pharmaceutical corporations instead ...
Seven Public Sector Myths
Finn, Ed
Fact and fiction about the public sector.
Socialist Register 1992: Volume 28: New World Order?
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
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Targeting Iran
Barsamian, David
A critical analysis of the Bush administration's policies towards Iran.
Tearing Down the Seven Pillars of Neoliberalism: Manifesto 2007
Attac France
With the beginning of the 1980s, we entered a new era of capitalism, the era of neoliberalism. This project systematically destroys all political, social and ecological restrictions for the activity o...
The Trouble With Billionaires
McQuaig, Linda; Brooks, Neil
The glittering lives of billionaires may seem to be a harmless source of entertainment, but authors Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks argue that such financial power not only threatends everyone's economi...
What is Neoliberalism?: A Brief Definition for Activists
Martinez, Elizabeth; Garcia, Arnoldo
Neo-liberalism is a set of economic policies that have become widespread during the last 25 years or so. Although the word is rarely heard in the United States, you can clearly see the effects of neo-...

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Centre for Social Justice
The CSJ conducts research, educates and advocates to narrow the gap in income, wealth and power and enhance peace and human security. It does this by bringing together academics, labour unions, faith...

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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
The IAM is a trade union representing some 40,000 Canadian workers in air transport and a wide range of manufacturing including aircraft, autoparts, aerospace, autobuses, electronics, light and heavy machinery, tools and appliance...

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A freedom that we can't afford
Rightwing thinktanks profess a love of freedom, but their refusal to reveal who funds them is deeply undemocratic
Monbiot, George
Freemarket thinktanks vastly outnumber those arguing for public spending. The author suggests that these thinktanks allow corporations to exert influence on public life without showing their hand, he ...

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Canadian Environmental Law Association
Information on legal and policy aspects of environmental issues.