Linda McQuaig
 April 7, 2021

Canada’s faltering COVID-19 vaccine rollout is all the more stunning in light of news that little Cuba is on the brink of having its own vaccine – actually one of five COVID vaccines being developed by the tiny nation’s booming biotech industry.

Martin Lukacs
Reflecting Parliament - photo: Onfokus

Apr 13 2021

Group created at request of top corporate lobby discussed reducing regulations and creating “opportunities” post-pandemic, documents show

The federal government formed a secretive working group with the country’s most powerful oil lobby during the coronavirus pandemic, discussing reducing regulations, strengthening “investor confidence,” and creating post-pandemic opportunities for the industry, documents obtained through Access to Information reveal.

Justin Mikulka
Tax refund graphic - Taxes U-turn Sign. Credit: efile989, CC BY-SA 2.0 and Oil Well Credit: Maarten Heerlein, CC BY 2.0. Adapted by: Justin Mikulka

Apr 4, 2021

New calls for market-based approaches to limiting climate pollution raise concerns about these policies’ effectiveness

The fossil fuel industry and its investors have financially benefited from tax policies and subsidies designed to reduce the emissions from oil, gas, and coal — sometimes without taking the action required to tackle climate change.

Tatiana Cozzarelli, Maryam Alaniz

April 4, 2021

Interview with Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, coeditor of The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy

Jim Hightower
Sure, there can be too much debt, but the USA is a resource-rich, sovereign nation, not a fly-by-night corporate huckster. (Photo: Getty/Stock Photo)

March 31, 2021

The only debt problem our government has in this time of immense national need (and extremely low borrowing cost) is that we're not incurring enough of it—for the right purposes.

Usually, the Powers That Be swat away the kind of big-ticket reforms our country needs by haughtily asserting a few hoary economic fables they dress up as immutable "truths."

"We don't have the money."

Tariq Fancy
26 Mar 2021

Formerly BlackRock Inc.'s chief investment officer for sustainable investing, he [Tariq Fancy] currently serves as founder and chief executive officer of Rumie, a Toronto-based global education technology non-profit.

Vicki Robin, Kim Stanley Robinson

I highly recommend this interview with Kim Stanley Robinson about his most recent novel, The Ministry for the Future, which charts an imaginary path through our realistically projected future of ecocatastrophe. It's simultaneously brutal and optimistic. The interview delves into some of the book's main themes.

Christopher Rowland, Emily Rauhala and Miriam Berger
21 March 21

As immunization gap widens between rich and poor countries, the industry faces a battle over patents and know-how


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