Kali Akuno

June 30, 2020

9-11 minutes

The Floyd rebellion is changing the world before our very eyes. What type of change and to what degree it will shift the balance of forces between rulers and ruled, haves and the have-nots remains to be seen. What is clear is that there is an active and open political contest to shape the outcome.

Gin Armstrong and Derek Seidman
corporate logos - All photos: Mike Mozart, Flickr
June 18, 2020

As calls to defund the police gain traction, bloated police budgets are coming under scrutiny for siphoning public resources away from black and brown communities. While police budgets are typically public documents that must be approved by elected officials, there are other institutions in place with the sole purpose of funneling even more resources toward law enforcement. 

Stan Cox
Building a More Humane, Robust Way of Putting Food on the Table

Building a More Humane, Robust Way of Putting Food on the Table

Covid-19 outbreaks are now reaching far beyond the meatpacking industry. Migrant farmworkers in fruit orchards and vegetable fields, long the targets of intense exploitation, are seeing their health put in even greater jeopardy as they’re pushed to feed an increasingly voracious supply chain in pandemic-time.

Jolson Lim

Interesting points about Ottawa's conditions for making loans under this program, including spending no-nos, environmental tie-ins, and government acquisition of equity--not the "favourable rates and conditions" (in the words of one commenter) that corporate capitalism wants, I guess. Where will Trudeau and Morneau go on this? -  Gene McGuckin

Damian Carrington
 Mangroves in Morondava, west Madagascar. The UN has described coronavirus as an ‘SOS signal’ for humankind. Photograph: Alamy

June 17, 2020

Experts call for legislation and trade deals worldwide to encourage green recovery

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity’s destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.


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