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Section: Canadian Dimension (Canada)

      Neither Washington nor Moscow: 5 reasons progressives must be wary of playing Putin’s game
      Apr11

      Neither Washington nor Moscow: 5 reasons progressives must be wary of playing Putin’s game

      Imagine a far-right government came to power in the UK and immediately set upon arresting or killing anyone that opposed it. The UK immediately moves to bolster its ideological friends across the continent, ordering City banks to grant financing to people like the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen. As part of this nationalist fervour, the UK...

      The Very Best Day
      Mar23

      The Very Best Day

      Photo by the Kremlin On March 3rd, 2018, the main pre-election rally for Vladimir Putin took place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Tens of thousands of public sector workers were brought in from various regions of the country and were expected to listen to the President’s speech as well as those of actors and singers who came out in his...

      Solidarity with Venezuela
      Dec16

      Solidarity with Venezuela

      Winnipeg, Dec. 6, 2017 – Professor Johnny Márquez, speaking at Winnipeg’s historic Ukrainian Labour Temple on the political and economic situation in Venezuela • Photo by Paul S. Graham When it comes to Venezuela, the mainstream media is awash with lies and distortions and the Canadian government is complicit (with the United States) in an...

      For Whom the Wall Fell? A Balance Sheet of the Transition to Capitalism
      Dec07

      For Whom the Wall Fell? A Balance Sheet of the Transition to Capitalism

      Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, what does the balance sheet of so-called “transition” countries (even if the term is no longer fully adequate) look like? For me, that issue has dual personal relevance. First, I am originally from one of them (Serbia). And second, I worked on most of these countries in the 1990s at the World...

      Monetary Imperialism
      Dec01

      Monetary Imperialism

      Photo by Chris Dlugosz In theory, the global financial system is supposed to help every country gain. Mainstream teaching of international finance, trade and “foreign aid” (defined simply as any government credit) depicts an almost utopian system uplifting all countries, not stripping their assets and imposing austerity. The reality since World...

      Monetary Imperialism
      Dec01

      Monetary Imperialism

      Photo by Chris Dlugosz In theory, the global financial system is supposed to help every country gain. Mainstream teaching of international finance, trade and “foreign aid” (defined simply as any government credit) depicts an almost utopian system uplifting all countries, not stripping their assets and imposing austerity. The reality since World...

      They Dared: The Legacy of the October Revolution
      Nov06

      They Dared: The Legacy of the October Revolution

      Soviet poster dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the October Revolution and IV Congress of the Communist International A hundred years later, the question of the historical legacy of the October Revolution is not an easy one for socialists, given that Stalinism took root within less than a decade after that revolution and the restoration of...

      Russia-gate’s Shaky Foundation
      Oct10

      Russia-gate’s Shaky Foundation

      Photo by Alberto Cabello Anyone who watches the news knows that Russian hackers gave Democratic National Committee documents to WikiLeaks and hacked voter databases in 21 states. Prominent Democrats call these shenanigans “a political Pearl Harbor.” On the blog Daily Kos, one contributor cries “we were robbed!” (arguing that somehow Russian...

      The Killing of History
      Sep29

      The Killing of History

      One of the most hyped “events” of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, “They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the...

      Canada’s NDP backs American Empire
      Sep07

      Canada’s NDP backs American Empire

      Hélène Laverdière, MP Laurier—Sainte-Marie (NDP) • Photo by Alain Décarie Does the NDP consistently support a foreign policy that benefits ordinary people around the world? Or does the social democratic party often simply fall in line with whatever the American Empire demands? Hélène Laverdière certainly seems to support the US-led geopolitical...