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