Christopher Cheung
More ‘nimble, proactive and direct’: Burnaby will join five existing municipal and regional housing corporations taking direct responsibility for delivering affordable homes. Photo by Christopher Cheung.

Aug. 14, 2023

Why Burnaby Decided to Develop Its Own Housing

BC’s third-largest city is aiming for rents at 50 per cent below market. Here’s how.

Derrick O'Keefe
Photo - Flickr - coal mining

Aug. 14, 2023

As wildfires rage around the world, Canadian billionaire Jim Pattison is doubling down on the dirtiest fossil fuel

British Columbia continues to expand its exports of the dirtiest fossil fuel on Earth. And even though Canada’s federal government has promised to end thermal coal exports by 2030, B.C.’s richest person keeps increasing his investment in Canada’s busiest coal export terminal.

Anne Shibata Casselman
The aftermath of the White Rock Lake wildfire in B.C. in 2021. (Photograph by Darryl Dyck/CP Images.)

Aug. 10, 2023

This article is long, because it is VERY comprehensive. It's worth getting the full picture of what we are facing. Spread the word.

           - Gene McGuckin

Colin Todhunter, Dissident Voice.
photo: Graphic from the International Panel of Expert on Sustainable Food System (IPES-Food).

Aug. 8, 2023

The prevailing globalised agrifood model is built on unjust trade policies, the leveraging of sovereign debt, population displacement and land dispossession. It fuels commodity monocropping and food insecurity as well as soil and environmental degradation.

It is responsible for increasing rates of illness, nutrient-deficient diets, a narrowing of the range of food crops, water shortages, chemical runoffs, increasing levels of farmer indebtedness, the undermining and destruction of local communities and the eradication of biodiversity.

Robert Reich
Is Donald Trump a fascist?

Aug 10, 2023

What makes fascism more dangerous than authoritarianism?

I want to talk to you about the F word. No no — not that F word.

I’m talking about fascism.

Is Donald Trump really a “fascist,” as some would claim?

Is “authoritarian” adequate?

Christopher R. Browing / The Atlantic
Former president Donald Trump. (photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times)

Jul 28, 2023

I’ve resisted using the word until now, but something menacing and novel is taking shape with the possibility of a second Trump term.


Alex N. Press
Stellantis workers attend a "members' handshake" event with UAW president Shawn Fain to mark the beginning of contract negotiations, July 12, 2023, in Sterling Heights, Michigan. (Bill Pugliano / Getty Images)

Aug. 4, 2023

This week, the UAW presented proposals to automakers in contract negotiations covering some 150,000 workers. Autoworkers want big raises, an end to tiers, and the right to strike over plant closures — and conditions appear favorable for them to win.

In years past, the negotiations between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the Big Three auto manufacturers — Ford, General Motors (GM), and Stellantis (formerly Chrysler) — began with the union’s president shaking hands with the auto executives across the bargaining table. Not so this year.


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