“They took all the trees / And put them in a tree museum / Then they charged the people / A dollar and a half just to see 'em”
So wrote Joni Mitchell in 1970. She, of course, meant this as irony – a slap-down to the “chop it – pave it – sell it” [...]
The richest family in New Brunswick just doesn’t feel quite rich enough. And it is prepared to hold the province’s most vulnerable people hostage as it pressures the government to guarantee higher “pandemic profits.”
The Irving Oil [...]
If you’re like us, you were pretty happy to see the arse end of 2020. The pandemic meant that the better part of 10 months was spent in some form of lockdown-distancing isolation and the accompanying economic crisis threw millions of people in this [...]
Remember about five years ago, when Justin Trudeau demonstrated one of his “party tricks” that involved throwing himself down a flight of stairs? Videos capturing him plunging down an escalator or headfirst into a basement went viral. Lately, [...]
At a time when Indigenous and Black communities and anti-racist activists have shone a critical light on police budgets and practices across the country, it’s pretty shocking to learn that oil corporations have been gifting police forces with money [...]
On December 6, Venezuelans will head to the polls to elect a new National Assembly. The stakes are extremely high.
For many, it will probably be a relief simply to be rid of the current Assembly, which is dominated by a hodgepodge of [...]
The recent agreements that both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have signed with Israel, establishing full diplomatic relations, are a boon to US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The two politicians [...]
Until COVID-19 triggered the current economic crisis, the “great economic meltdown” of 2007-08 was the largest, most widespread and protracted capitalist crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. In response to that deep recession, ruling [...]
On August 17, Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared that the province’s teachers’ unions were “part of the problem” preventing implementation of his government’s plans for public schools.
We couldn't agree more.
In addition to the Ford’s [...]
On two days, seventy-five years ago, the United States used nuclear weapons in combat for the first and, so far, only time in history. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945, killed a quarter of a million people and [...]