Capitalism

06/12/21
Author: 
Sam Smart
The Maple/Original Graphic.

So much for trying to get sympathetic media notice for progressive causes. Good thing we have the Burnaby Now, the National Observer, this new publication--The Maple, and a few others. I don't know much about small media in other parts of BC and Canada. But big media, like all big corporations, serves the "iron law of profit," not us.

     Gene McGuckin

Nov. 12, 2021

05/12/21
Author: 
Dan Darrah
Illustration: The Breach

Dec. 3, 2021

Big Six raising fees, despite profits hitting all-time high of $57 billion in 2021

Christmas is coming early for Canada’s bankers. 

The six largest banks hit record-breaking profits in 2021 and will pay out massive bonuses at year’s end, newly released fourth quarter earnings reports show.

On the strength of a combined $57.4 billion in profits, the Big Six are paying out $18.8 billion in bonuses before the holidays.

05/12/21
Author: 
Laurie Macfarlane
The rural land market in Scotland is booming and analysts expect demand to continue rising | Loop Images Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Nov. 26, 2021

As investors look to profit from the carbon-offset gold rush, demand for land is soaring. But letting Big Finance restore nature may come at a cost

How will COP26 be remembered by future historians? Whether it is regarded as a global triumph or a disastrous failure, one thing is clear: the conference will go down in history as the moment the global economy officially entered the Age of Net Zero.

01/12/21
Author: 
John Bellamy Foster

(Dec 01, 2021) John Bellamy Foster is the editor of Monthly Review and a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. John Molyneux edits the Irish Marxist Review, is a member of People Before Profit, is coordinator of the Global Ecosocialist Network, and has written widely on Marxism and ecosocialism. Owen McCormack is a longstanding socialist activist. He is a bus driver who has also worked as a parliamentary researcher for People Before Profit, with a special focus on ecology.

25/11/21
Author: 
Dru Oja Jay
TOP | Premier John Horgan tours an LNG Canada Site in Kitimat, BC in 2020. Photo: BC Government

Nov 24 2021

A moratorium vote on industry at centre of Wet’suwet’en standoff has been quashed repeatedly over two years

Rigged conventions. Filibustered meetings. Claims of “lost” paperwork.

For more than two years, members of the British Columbia New Democrats say their governing party has used obstructive tactics to prevent an open debate about its fracked gas industry, which last week led to another militarized police raid on Wet’suwet’en territory.

25/11/21
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
We have entered a new era requiring new rules. Floodwaters in Abbotsford, Nov. 20, 2021. Photo by Dale Klippenstein, Canadian Armed Forces.

Nov. 25, 2021

“Push a complex system too far, and it will not come back.” — Joe Norman, founder and chief scientist at Applied Complexity Science

Last week, Mother Nature taught British Columbia another ugly lesson about the consequences of blah, blah, blah on climate change, unchecked energy use and globalization.

But denial is our society’s most politically powerful drug after fentanyl and Netflix.

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