Capitalism

24/02/21
Author: 
By Claudio Katz
A lengthy read, indeed, but we need big-picture summaries like this to appreciate the scope of what lies before us. This is not to say that I take everything in this essay as gospel. But U.S. imperialism is definitely a thick strand in the weave of difficult problems we're going to have to overcome (or in this case, overthrow).
          -- Gene McGuckin
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
21/02/21
Author: 
Ray Levy Uyeda
The Bethany Reservoir in Alameda County. | John Loo

February 20, 2021

21/02/21
Author: 
Kim Moody

[Editor's note: An insightful global overview of what has changed and what continues to be true.]

 

20/02/21
Author: 
Snehal Shingavi

Capitalist competition and greed lie at the heart of the power outages causing desperation across the state.

10/02/21
Author: 
Alexis Baden-Mayer

February 2, 2021

On January 27, 2021, President Joe Biden signed his “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” This historic action commited the U.S. to achieving “significant short-term global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and net-zero global emissions by mid-century or before.”

 

04/02/21
Author: 
Patrick DeRochie & Adam Scott
There is a yawning gap between a net-zero commitment and a plan to align actual investment decisions with the action required to maintain a safe climate, write Patrick DeRochie and Adam Scott. Photo by Nikola Jovanovic / Unsplash

February 4th 2021

Last month, one of Canada’s largest and most influential pension fund managers, the $205-billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), joined a growing number of financial institutions in announcing a commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

19/01/21
Author: 
Brendan O'Connor
A window at the US Capitol building broken by supporters of US President Donald Trump. Photograph: Dmitry Kirsanov/TASS
Mon 18 Jan 2021 12.18 GMT
 

That siege was just one battle in a decades-long assault on democracy, funded by billionaire donors and corporate interests

19/01/21
Author: 
Joel Lexchin
An employee inspects tablets as they move along the production line of a pharmaceutical plant. (photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

16 January 21

The vast majority of Canadians want a national pharmacare program, but right-wing think tanks and corporate lobbyists are battling to obstruct it. It’s time to stand up to their bullying and implement universal pharmacare so everyone can get the treatment they need.

 

19/01/21
Author: 
Abdul Malik
Hockey Game - Photo via Camera Eye Photography.

JANUARY 12, 2021

The sweatshop conditions of minor hockey are about to intensify, and if our labour unions won’t help them, who will?

As the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships recently drew to a close in Edmonton, many of Team Canada’s players are looking ahead to opportunities in the professional junior leagues. Labour unions should be doing the same.

19/01/21
Author: 
Anti*Capitalist Resistance
Banner - Covid Zero

January 19, 2021

Kevin Courtney, joint General Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), summed it up when he said, the best response to the Tory pandemic disaster is to join a union and join the Zero Covid campaign.

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