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by Jahanzeb Hussain, Derrick O'Keefe | October 20, 2014
In recent days, the usual pundit-hawks of Canadian politics have reached a fever pitch in their support of Harper's plan for Canada to participate in the new US-led bombing of Iraq. Their moral indignation always dutifully laser-focused on wherever the Pentagon is pointing its guns, the pundit-hawks never have to account for the evident disasters left in the wake of the past Canadian military interventions they championed in Afghanistan, Haiti and Libya.
What's New: Where's The Funding for Ontario's Universities?
| October 20, 2014
Every year, Ontario's Universities receive hundreds of millions of dollars in public funds, but aren't required to disclose how or where those dollars are spent! While class sizes continue to grow, campus facilities go unmaintained and equipment grows ever more dated, hundreds of University administrators earn huge salaries and outrageous perks!
by Deirdre Fulton | October 20, 2014
Global income inequality has returned to levels recorded in the 1820s -- when the Industrial Revolution produced sizable wealth gaps between the rich and poor -- according to a new report released Oct. 2nd by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
What's New: Socialist Register 2015: Transforming Classes
| October 19, 2014
This 51st annual Socialist Register completes the investigation of class formation and class strategies on a global scale begun with last year's volume. Deploying an understanding of class as an historical social process -- rather than an abstract sociological category or statistical artifact -- the essays here investigate the concrete ways that working classes are being made and remade in the struggles against neoliberalism, austerity and authoritarian governments.
review by Brad Hornick | October 18, 2014
As our governments willingly unleash unprecedented destruction upon the earth through the promotion of extractive industries, and growing mobilizations of climate activists challenge climate emergency, I am reminded of a cautionary warning: "the Owl of Minerva takes flight at dusk."
by Anthony Fenton | October 18, 2014
The frenzy of debate surrounding Canada's role in the military campaign against ISIS is missing one key ingredient: Ricochet has learned that our troops are already involved in the war effort, and will continue to be regardless of the decision made by Parliament.
Bullet #1048: Cacouna, Couillard and the Ties that Bind
by Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois | October 17, 2014
It's an evening like any other. The first item on the Téléjournal is about the controversial Cacouna oil port project. The journalist speaks to citizens in favour of and opposed to the project. Then the spokesperson for TransCanada, the project's sponsor, appears onscreen. His talking points aren't particularly noteworthy, but his face is strangely familiar.
| October 16, 2014
Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the Ukrainian civil war has led to popular mobilization around anti-Russian nationalism instead of the major socioeconomic issues facing the country.
Vancouver mayoral candidate Meena Wong wants to tax empty houses October 20, 2014
Cuba's Impressive Role on Ebola October 20, 2014
Why pension funds go to risky investments October 20, 2014
Homeless build a home in city park October 20, 2014
Ten reasons why bombing Iraq and Syria is no way to defeat ISIS October 20, 2014
Socialists, the 2014 Elections and Beyond October 19, 2014
The Making of Ferguson October 19, 2014
Kids Behind Bars: Israel's Arbitrary Arrests of Palestinian Minors October 19, 2014
I Got Deported from Israel for My Pro-Palestinian Journalism October 19, 2014
Socialists rooted in the struggle October 19, 2014
OCAP Raise the Rates action October 18, 2014
Japan's ruling party under fire over links to far-right extremists October 18, 2014
COPE mayoral candidate calls for $1-a-day universal transit program October 18, 2014In The News archive:
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