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Relay #31: Winter 2010 / 2011
The current political conjuncture is dominated by enduring struggles and new dilemmas for the Left trying to stop the bleeding. The enduring financial crisis has posed the matter starkly: is neoliberalism in terminal crisis and over, or are the ruling classes intensifying its distributive norms and its political form? The outcome of the May Federal election revealed some of the same patterns: an historical consolidation of the hard Right Conservative government of Stephen Harper, and an unprecedented electoral surge for the social democratic NDP (and however harsh one is on the nature of contemporary social democracy, it is the first time that any political party in North America who has its ideological roots in socialism has captured such a significant part of the electorate and emerged as the second party).
This issue explores some of these enduring struggles and emergent dilemmas. Palestinian solidarity work in Canada has been both. In an important contribution, Abbie Bakan reviews current debates about the usage of the term 'apartheid' and looks ahead at strategies for the BDS movement. Suzanne Weiss and Jesse Zimmerman add to the discussion reviewing recent critical interventions on Israeli apartheid in Canada and the USA. Another enduring political struggle has been the transformations in China as capitalism has been built, and a new left struggles to emerge in a radically new context. Articles by Lance Carter and John Riddell explore different dimensions of the political context in China.
In terms of emergent dilemmas, the instabilities of 'world money' as played out in national currency wars is in the first grouping of key contradictions. This is being felt strongly in Canada as the combined impact of a declining U.S. dollar and an ascendant Canadian 'petro-currency' has posed stark economic divergences between different regions of Canada. These issues are debated in essays by Paul Kellogg and Jim Stanford.
It hardly needs stressing that the radical Left in Canada – and in this the Canadian Left hardly stands alone – is facing a significant turning point. The rise in the fortunes of the NDP battling, perhaps, the most neoliberal government in the core countries will draw many social activists within its orbit, and certainly the main leadership of the union movement. This will, in turn, intensify the disorganization, marginalization and drift into even more ultra-left campaigns and strategies of many others. More of the same, only better, is hardly an option. There is need for some bold new adventures in thought and practice.
a Socialist Project Review
ISSN 1923-7812 (Print)
|Winter, 2010/2011 (whole issue #31)||Palestine, Israel and Canada; Money; Communications; China||ISSUU.com|
|Abbie Bakan||Israeli Apartheid: A Socialist View|
|Jim Stanford||Foreign Exchange and the Canadian Dollar: A Primer|
|Summer, 2010 (whole issue #30)||Against Austerity, Workers' Assemblies, Debating the United Front, Canada and Apartheid Israel, Dutch Socialism, Neoliberalism and Ecology, Dialectics of Capitalism etc...||ISSUU.com|
|Jane D'Arista||The G20 and the Drive to Austerity|
|Paul Kellogg||‘Progressive’ Europe's Reactionary Stew|
|Ian McKay||Visioning a World Without Capitalism|
|Sam Gindin||Working Peoples' Assemblies|
|John Simoulidis||Thinking About Capitalism: Interview with John R. Bell|
|Marta Harnecker||The Latin American Left Today|
|Jan-Mar, 2010 (whole issue #29)||Municipal Mailaise, Openings for Toronto Workers, Crisis and Social Revolt, Emerging Left etc...||ISSUU.com|
|Carlo Fanelli and Justin Paulson||Municipal Malaise|
|Herman Rosenfeld||New Openings for Toronto Workers|
|Mary Thibodeau||Copenhagen and Carbon Trading|
|Rob Albritton||Let Them Eat Junk|
|Oct-Dec, 2009 (whole issue #28)||The Dexter NDP, An Inconvenient Party, Chinese Revolution, Emerging Left, Copenhagen etc...||ISSUU.com|
|Greg Albo and Herman Rosenfeld||What Should We Do To Help Build A New Left?|
|Matt Fodor||The Dexter NDP: Old Wine, New Bottle?||HTML|
|Julia Barnett and Carlo Fanelli||Lessons Learned: Assessing the 2009 City of Toronto Strike||HTML|
|Sam Gindin||On the Revival of the Working Class as a Social Force|
|Jul-Sep, 2009 (whole issue #27)||Labour & Workers' Control, Toronto Strike, Culture and Politics etc...||ISSUU.com|
|Ross Sutherland||Privatizing Health Care|
|Harry Glasbeek||Public Sector Strikes and Democracy|
|Sean Smith||Occupy, Resist and Pose for the Camera|
|Apr-Jun, 2009 (whole issue #26)||Impasse of the Union Movement, Auto Industry, Canadian Media etc...||ISSUU.com|
|An Interview with Robert McChesney||Media Capitalism, the State and 21st Century Media Democracy Struggles||HTML|
|Jan-Mar, 2009 (whole issue #25)||Financial Chaos and Emerging Resistance etc...||ISSUU.com|
|Tammy Findlay||Gendering Democracy, Democratizing Social Policy|
|Steve da Silva||Bank Bailouts and the 2009 Federal Budget|
|Oct-Dec, 2008 (whole issue #24)||Election 2008, Credit Meltdown, The Emerging Left, The U.S. Election and the American Left etc...||ISSUU.com|
|Peter Graefe||Poor Prospects: McGuinty's Poverty Strategy|
|Hepzibah Munoz-Martinez||The Global Crisis and Mexico: The End of Mexico's Development Model?|
|Michalis Spourdalakis||Left Prospects in the Post-PASOK Era|
|Stefan Kipfer||Tackling Urban Apartheid|
|Jul-Sep, 2008 (whole issue #23)||Harper's Bunker, Socialist Realignment, Labour and Anti-Poverty Struggles, Bolivia, Haiti etc...|
|Ingo Schmidt||Visions of Class, Visions Beyond Class|
|Susan Spronk||Mapping Regional Tensions in Equador & Bolivia|
|Steven Tufts||Labour and (Post)Industrial Policy in Toronto|
|Apr-Jun, 2008 (whole issue #22)||Finance, Crisis and Empire; Culture Front; Haiti, China, Mexico etc...|
|Bryan Evans||Importing Blair's Failure: Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy|
|David McNally||Global Finance, the Current Crisis and Challenges to the Dollar||HTML|
|Jan-Mar, 2008 (whole issue #21)||Credit Crisis; Thirty Years of Market Reforms in China; Venezuela etc...|
|Bryan Evans, Greg Albo||The Harper Government Two Years On|
|Fletcher Baragar||The Credit Crisis in Canada: The First Six Months|
|Cathy Walker||Unions in China: A View from a Canadian Unionist|
|Nov-Dec, 2007 (whole issue #20)||CAW and Magna; Russian Revolution
Ontario Votes; Labour and Community etc...
|Bryan Evans, Greg Albo||Limited Horizons: Assessing Ontario's Election||HTML (updated)|
|Gabrielle Gérin||Another Quebec is Marching!|
|David Kidd||Measuring the Miller Regime|
|Sep-Oct, 2007 (whole issue #19)||Special feature on the Ontario vote
Neoliberal Culture; Electoral Reform; SPP; Atlanta Social Forum etc...
|Bryan Evans||Treading Water: Four Years of Ontario's Liberals|
|Dennis Pilon; Besmira Alikaj; Elizabeth Rowley||Ontario's Referendum on Electoral Reform (MMP)|
|Jul-Aug, 2007 (whole issue #18)||Immigration; CUPE Convention; Manufacturing Crisis
Quebec; Atlantica; The Political Poet etc...
|John Clarke||Raise the Rates|
|Justin Podur & Kevin Skerrett||The Good Imperialist? Canada and the New Haiti|
|Stephanie Ross; CUPE Ontario Action Caucus||Debating CUPE|
|May-Jun, 2007 (whole issue #17)||Child Care Politics; Qeubec; Minimum Wage Campaign
Beyond Kyoto; Afghanistan etc...
|Roger Annis||Air Canada Workers Protest 700 Job Cuts|
|Joel Davison Harden||Unions Learn from Defeat of Anti-Scab Bill|
|Colin Leys||Total Capitalism|
|Mar-Apr, 2007 (whole issue #16)||Continental Wage Campaign; Wheat Board; Student Movement
World Social Forum in Africa; Mexico's Free Market Crisis; Dutch Elections etc...
|Yen Chu||The Ugly Canadian|
|John Saul||Development and Resistance to the Empire of Capital|
|Rachel Brewer and Ewa Cerda||Youth Activists at the 2007 World Social Forum|
|Susan Spronk||A Movement Towards or Beyond 'Statism'? Bolivia in 2006|
|Mar/Apr 2007||Hepzibah Muñoz Martínez||Corn Crisis and Market Discipline|
|Jan-Feb, 2007 (whole issue #15)||Israeli Apartheid; U.S. Elections; America Sinking?
Cuba in the Coming Period; Pinochet is Gone; Democracy in Greece etc...
|Ken Kalturnyk and Karen Naylor||A Proposal for a Discussion on Party Building|
|Sedef Arat-Koc, Aparna Sundar and Bryan Evans||Echoes of the 1930s|
|Nov-Dec, 2006 (whole issue #14)||Focus on Mexico: Uprising in Oaxaca; Ivory Tower Crisis
Kurdish Struggle; CUPE's Palestine Campaign; War and the Media etc...
|Eric Newstadt||The Knowledge-Based Society and the Crisis of Higher Education|
|Rogelio Cuevas Fuentes
& Lindsay Windhager
|Oaxaca: The Popular Uprising Escalates|
|Sept-Oct, 2006 (whole issue #13)||Cities Issue: War on Black Youth; Lebanon
Organizing in the Somali Community; Policing; CAW Convention etc...
|Yen Chu||Time to Assess Toronto's Mayor Miller|
|Hicham Safieddine||The Future Face of Policing in Montreal and Beyond|
|Deborah Cowen||Hipster Urbanism|
|John Clarke||Organizing Against Hunger and Poverty in the Somali Community|
|Saeed Rahnema||Can This Be The Last Arab-Israeli War?|
|July-Aug, 2006 (whole issue #12)||Immigration Protests; Waiting for Health Care
Caledonia; Justice for Migrant Workers etc...
|Pat Armstrong||Waiting for Care|
|James C.B. Lawson||The Caledonia Occupation|
|Evelyn Encalada Grez||Justice for Migrant Farm Workers|
|May-June, 2006 (whole issue #11)||Emerging Euroleft; Democracy & Imperialism
Canada in Afghanistan; Hotel Workers Rising etc...
|Jess MacKenzie and Ernest Tate||Resistance on the Mexican “Riviera”:
The Zapatistas visit Manzanillo, Colima
|Nicole Cohen||Hotel Workers Rising|
|David Skinner||Media Democracy in Canada|