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Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy
By March 24, 2015 Read More →

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy

Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, has centred much of his economic and political strategy on building Canada into one of the largest carbon exporters in the world. Even before the sharp drop in the price of oil, coal and natural gas, this strategy was damaging to other and more important parts of the […]

Quebec: Towards a hot spring

Quebec: Towards a hot spring

Disrupt them like they disrupt us! After the election of the Liberal party to office in the Province of Quebec last April, austerity was expected but no one had predicted the violence of this government’s measures. Since 1996, every Quebec government has attacked the living conditions of the working class and parts of the welfare […]

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Public Meeting: Vancouver, Sunday, Jan. 25
By January 16, 2015 Read More →

Public Meeting: Vancouver, Sunday, Jan. 25

United States – Will it Explode? Kailyn Nicholson (Activist in Seattle) Sunday, January 25, 2 pm Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Posted in: British Columbia, Canada
Pipeline Battle in BC: Stopping Kinder Morgan

Pipeline Battle in BC: Stopping Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan wants to turn Vancouver into a major bitumen exporting port. Bill Hopwood outlines the background of the campaign to stop Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline and Chris Fofonoff writes about his arrest. Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Pipeline The company wants to rebuild its existing pipeline which was built to carry crude oil from Alberta to […]

Toronto Mayoral election: 2014

Toronto Mayoral election: 2014

“After an historical election, Toronto has chosen its first wealthy, white male mayor in nearly half a decade.”  Thus ran the headline in The Beaverton, the online satirical publication. As with all good satire, the humour is understated. For those not familiar with Toronto politics, half a decade go, Toronto elected Rob Ford, a white, […]

Posted in: Canada, NDP, Ontario
Attack in Ottawa

Attack in Ottawa

Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role. The media in Canada, and internationally, has been filled with reports of, and commentary on,the attack on the Canadian Parliament, in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. On October 22 a lone gunman shot and killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a soldier on honour guard at the National War […]

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein, 2014

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein, 2014

Naomi Klein’s book is a welcome and much needed addition to the debates on how to tackle global warming. Klein not only outlines its enormous threat to humanity, but shows the need for a fundamental change of strategy to avoid disaster and instead seize the opportunity to “dramatically improve lives, close the gap between rich […]

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World

Global Warming is Real Across the world, people and environments are feeling the impacts of Global Warming – with increased flooding, storms and droughts. In 3 years (2011 & 2014), Manitoba has been hit by 2 floods, each described as once in 300 year events. The Arctic ice cover is shrinking. The Central Valley of […]

Canada Today: A Fragile Stability

Canada Today: A Fragile Stability

Compared with much of the world, Canada seems an island of stability. The economy has not been as ravaged by austerity, cuts and unemployment as most European countries or the US. There are no wars raging in Canada. However, Canada’s stability is very thin ice. Most of the economic recovery since 2008 is based on […]

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Socialist Councillor Kshama Sawant in Vancouver

Socialist Councillor Kshama Sawant in Vancouver

Socialist Alternative’s Seattle Councillor Kshama Sawant will be in Vancouver on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28. Sawant will be speaking at a meeting organized by Socialist Alternative and Left Alternative Building the Socialist Movement 2 pm, Sunday, September 28 Room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings Street Vancouver)   COPE (Coalition of […]

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