The rain was falling hard at noon on May 3, as cars slowly pulled into a deserted parking lot outside the municipal hall in Mission, BC. But within a few minutes, the skies began to clear, and ten vehicles drove a couple of hundred yards to the [...]
When is science not actually scientific? One answer is that research which cherry-picks and manipulates facts to support a preconceived hypothesis is not truly scientific.
Long after Galileo and Copernicus demolished the Ptolemaic theory, some [...]
So far during the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm one of the relatively fortunate ones. My family lives in an affordable and well-run housing co-op with an amazing view of the mountains from our roof deck. My office is just a few blocks from home. I have [...]
For many years, the Pivot Legal Society has been a prominent voice for people facing human rights challenges in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. The group says that today, "in these trying times, Pivot has been re-evaluating our work and [...]
The Canadian economy is slowing during the COVID-19 outbreak, and global energy prices keep falling, but both federal and provincial governments continue to support fossil fuel extraction and export projects.
One organization strongly opposed to [...]
Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life
Author: James Daschuk
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Review by Kimball Cariou
What economic system extends its reach across entire [...]
Norman Bethune in Spain: Commitment, Crisis and Conspiracy
Author: David Lethbridge
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Few figures in Canadian history remain as popular as Norman Bethune. This despite a plethora of books, films and [...]
While the corporate media's attention was focused on demonstrations outside the Legislature in Victoria, the BC government's 2020 budget was delivered inside on February 18. Anti-poverty groups, some of which rely on provincial funding to maintain [...]
"Time flies when you're having fun," as the old saying goes. But it hasn't quite worked out that way for workers in British Columbia, since the anti-labour Liberals were defeated in 2017. With the clock ticking down towards a BC election scheduled [...]
What's the real story about "outside interference" in Canadian elections? That question is on the minds of political activists these days, but many observers keep looking in the wrong places. My own perspective comes from being a frequent Communist [...]
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