The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich, by Victoria Bateman, 243 pp., 2019, Polity Press.
Review by Kimball Cariou.
British economist and activist Victoria Bateman is known for unorthodox tactics to get her point across at staid [...]
There are times when, in the midst of a democratic struggle, an artist appears who expresses the aspirations and the anger of the people. The Sudanese rapper Ayman Mao is one such artist. His song “Dum” (“Blood”) is widely recognized as an anthem of [...]
The NDP government of British Columbia has released figures showing an operating surplus of $1.5 billion during the 2018-19 fiscal year. The amount is $1.3 billion higher than projected in previous budgets, thanks largely to increased revenues from [...]
In the past year, two community-based reports have been released in Toronto that document the growing crises created by capitalism, especially through the rapid growth of temporary employment agencies.
According to Deena Ladd from the Workers’ [...]
In April a Japanese newspaper revealed a policy document purportedly detailing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s economic strategy for the 2016-2020 period.
The text’s authors stressed the need to step-up technological development, [...]
The recent violent protests in Hong Kong have focussed on the alleged unfairness of a proposed law permitting the extradition of criminal suspects for crimes committed elsewhere on the Chinese mainland. The protest organizers claim that the [...]
Immediately after Greece’s general election, KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas said that "the right-wing and conservative policies of the SYRIZA government paved the way to New Democracy … it purified and resurrected them." Describing the [...]
Every August, commemorations of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are an important reminder of the dangers of nuclear weapons and the importance of ongoing disarmament efforts. People in Canada generally don’t think of this as a nuclear [...]
Sawmill workers across Vancouver Island have been picketing for a fair contract with Western Forest Products since the Canada Day long weekend. The strike by 3000 members of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 is in opposition to WFP's proposed [...]
Does winning World War II and the Cold War mean never having to say you’re sorry? Is there any reason for the United States to apologize to Japan for atomizing Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Defenders of the US action counter that the bomb actually [...]
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