Capitalism

04/05/22
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Vaccine equity campaigners hold a demonstration outside of Pfizer's U.K. headquarters on April 28, 2022 in Tadworth. (Photo: Jess Hurd via Global Justice Now)

Apr. 28, 2022

"When over 80% of people in low-income countries still haven't received a single jab and deaths are still mounting, this is unconscionable: Pfizer has blood on its hands."

As major pharmaceutical executives and investors convened virtually on Thursday for their annual shareholder meetings, campaigners took to the streets in the U.S., the U.K., India, South Africa, and elsewhere to condemn major drug companies for hoarding technology and prioritizing profits over equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines.

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03/05/22
Author: 
Amanda Stephenson The Canadian Press
Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh

Apr. 27, 2022

The investment tax credit unveiled by the federal government earlier this month isn't enough to convince Canada's major oilsands producers to begin construction on a proposed massive carbon capture and storage transportation line, the chief executive of Cenovus Energy Inc. said Wednesday.

28/04/22
Author: 
Graeme Goossens
Image adapted from an original illustration by Ben J.P./Flickr. - Wind Farm Fire

Apr. 18, 2022

A critical review of Seth Klein’s ‘A Good War’

I can’t forget those crisp November mornings. I’d stand respectfully still, a Scout’s red sash across my shoulder. I remember the veteran steadying himself with his cane, standing as straight as he still could, crying silently as the “Last Post” rang out.

“How many of you would have fought?” Ms. Allen had asked our class.

Every tiny hand was raised.

The heroism of the Second World War was etched into my memory.

23/04/22
Author: 
René Bruemmer
People mark Earth Day with a march, Friday, April 22, 2022 in Montreal. PHOTO BY RYAN REMIORZ /The Canadian Press

Apr 22, 2022 

Hundreds marched through the downtown core calling for an end to fossil fuels by 2030 and higher taxes on the rich to fund climate change programs.

Chanting “We want climate justice — now!”, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Old Montreal and the downtown core Friday afternoon to mark Earth Day.

12/04/22
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
Medical staff treat a patient suffering from Covid-19 in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on October 31, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images)

Apr. 8, 2022

Just over a month into year three of the Covid-19 pandemic, research revealed Thursday that life expectancy in the United States declined again in 2021—which followed a well-documented drop in 2020 and contrasted a recovery trend in other high-income countries.

08/04/22
Author: 
Sarah Lazare, In These Times
Amazon workers celebrate following the April 1, 2022, vote for the unionization of the Amazon Staten Island warehouse in New York. Andrea Renault / AFP Via Getty Images.

Editor: Great details here on this historic win.

Apr. 5, 2022

07/04/22
Author: 
Ellen Brown, Scheer Post.

Apr. 5, 2022

Russia Is Following The American Playbook.

No country has successfully challenged the U.S. dollar’s global hegemony—until now. How did this happen and what will it mean?

07/04/22
Author: 
Sonali Kolhatkar
Housing For People Not Profit

Editor: This article is of course relevant to Canada although it specifically talks of the situation in the US.

April 7, 2022  

Is housing a human right? Or is it a privilege affordable only to those who have made it under our unfair system of market capitalism?

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