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 [...]
On December 31, the BC Supreme Court ruled in favour of Coastal GasLink (CGL), which has never obtained consent from the Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs to work on un-surrendered traditional Indigenous territories in the north-central part of the [...]
Four years ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called on all levels of government in Canada to fully implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
With the introduction of Bill 41, the [...]
1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike, by the Graphic History Collective and David Lester, published by Between the Lines, 2019, 107 pages, ISBN 978-1-77113-4209-0 (softcover).
Review by Kimball Cariou
"A picture is worth a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]