Capitalism

23/01/24
Author: 
Conor Smyth, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.
fast food workers

Jan. 21, 2024

Reporting on California's Fast-food minimum wage raise comes with fear.

What’s scarier than a shark attack? An increase in the minimum wage.

At least that’s what many corporate media outlets seem to want you to believe, given the apocalyptic tone of much of the coverage of California’s recent decision to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $20 an hour, starting this April, a bump from the current level of $16.

23/01/24
Author: 
Andy Takagi
In the third quarter of 2023, the wealthiest 20 per cent of Canadians accounted for the vast majority of total wealth across the country.   Steve Russell

Jan. 22, 2024

The wealthiest 20 per cent of Canadians recently accounted for more than two-thirds of total net wealth in Canada.

Canada’s income inequality continues to widen, highlighting the struggle of the lowest income Canadians to make ends meet amidst a prolonged cost-of-living crisis.

20/01/24
Author: 
Linda McQuaig
Carbon Engineering's plant in Squamish, B.C. is part of growing carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) industry.  Hannah.Griffin

Jan. 11, 2024

Seeing carbon capture and storage as “a way to compensate for ongoing fossil fuel burning is economically illiterate,” concludes an Oxford University study.

One can only imagine the positive buzz these days inside the boardrooms of Canada’s oil companies, as they rake in record profits and plan major expansions of their oil production.

20/01/24
Author: 
Louise Boyle Senior Climate Correspondent
Climate misinformation is mutating on YouTube – and the platform is profiting

Jan. 16, 2024

Researchers analysed thousands of hours of YouTube content from the past six years and found that ‘old’ climate change denial is giving way to a new type of misleading content intended to muddy the waters

Climate misinformation is rapidly mutating across social media, allowing nefarious actors to skirt restrictions and continue to profit, according to a new report.

20/01/24
Author: 
Kohei Saito

Essay by Kohei Saito, [This introdution by] A Socialist In Canada, Jan 19, 2024  (This essay by the Japanese scholar, researcher and author Kohei Saito was first published in Unherd on January 9, 2024. Saito has just published a new book: Slow Down: The degrowth manifesto (W&N, Orion Publishing Group).

19/01/24
Author: 
Harriet Barber in Jujuy, Argentina
A man carries the Wiphala flag – which represents the native peoples of the Andes – at the protest camp in Purmamarca, Jujuy province. The demonstrators, many of them from the Indigenous community, are angry about changes made to the state constitution, and the growth of mining. Photograph: John Owens

Jan. 11, 2024

In the country’s ‘lithium triangle’ activists say Indigenous land protections have been removed and protests against mining violently repressed

The first time, they came at 2am and without a warrant. Rosa* was alone. She was gagged, her eyes covered, and her hands bound with a cable tie.

“I was paralysed. I felt someone choking me,” Rosa recalls. “They called me a socialist, a whore. I was in my underwear; they touched me. One put his fingers inside of me.”

10/01/24
Author: 
an Bickis
A copy of a settlement agreement from the Ontario Securities Commission from August 2015 is photographed in Washington, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. File photo by The Associated Press/Jon Elswick

Jan. 9, 2024

Canada's big five banks are potentially misleading investors with their use of terms like sustainable finance, according to a complaint to securities regulators by a climate advocacy group.

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