With no early end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, two crucial questions are on the agenda: how can we protect lives in this emergency, and what fundamental economic changes can prevent big corporate interests from imposing the burden of this [...]
July 15 marked the 150th anniversary of Manitoba’s entry into Confederation as the fifth province of Canada, part of a sordid exercise in white supremacist control and violent ethnic cleansing. Manitoba is not unique in this regard – the provinces [...]
150 years of the Red River Resistance
As we watch protests across the US against the racist cop murder of George Floyd, it's important to remember that racist repression is not "an American thing." It is true that the US had a much longer history [...]
The North-West Is Our Mother
Review by Kimball Cariou
The development of nations often takes millennia, or at least centuries, a complicated process of forging a common language, culture, history and [...]
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 [...]
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