Derrick O'Keefe
New Democratic Party premier John Horgan speaking in Comox, British Columbia, 2017. (BC NDP / Flickr)

Oct. 28, 2020

British Columbia remains the only province in Canada governed by the New Democratic Party (NDP), after the social democrats won a decisive election on Saturday, October 24. Even with several ridings too close to call, and hundreds of thousands of mail-in votes still to be counted, the NDP’s lead is insurmountable, with the party leading or elected in fifty-five ridings, nearly double the BC Liberals’ twenty-nine.

Don Braid
Healthcare workers protest during a walkout at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Monday, October 26, 2020. PHOTO BY GAVIN YOUNG /Postmedia

Oct 27, 2020 

But even if this unrest is quashed, the root causes aren't going away

Here is your definition of a messed-up province.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw describes a deepening pandemic with 1,440 new cases of coronavirus confirmed over the weekend.

Bianca Mugyenyi
Bolivia: Left’s overwhelming win a sharp rebuke to Canadian foreign policy

OCTOBER 23, 2020

It's time to re-evaluate Ottawa’s pro-U.S. stance on Latin America

In a victory for Indigenous people, Bolivians voted overwhelmingly for the MÁS party last week.

Sunday’s result is a clear rejection of Canadian foreign policy in Bolivia and the region, and this moment should spur a reevaluation of Ottawa’s pro-U.S. stance in the hemisphere, notably its brazen contribution to the efforts underway to overthrow Venezuela’s government.

Yves Engler
Evo Morales - warning finger

October 22, 2020

Massive support for Bolivia’s Movimiento al Socialismo at the polls is a rejection of last year’s Canadian-backed coup against Evo Morales. The vote was also a blow to Trudeau’s policy of seeking to overthrow left-wing governments in the region.

On Sunday Morales’ former finance minister, Luis Acre, won 55% of the vote for president. His MAS party also took a large majority in the Congress.

Carl Meyer
A photo posted to the Secwepemc Virtual Unity Camp Facebook page shows RCMP officers making an arrest last week near the drill site of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Facebook / Secwepemc Virtual Unity Camp

October 21st 2020

The RCMP's failure to protect Mi'kmaq fishers from intimidation, assault and destruction in Nova Scotia demonstrates how the Canadian state is all too ready to permit or perpetrate violence against Indigenous Peoples, say First Nations groups and B.C. politicians.

Edited by Stephen Maher and Rafael Khachaturian. Essays by Seth Adler, Eric Blanc, Alleen Brown, Jane McAlevey, April M. Short, Jane Slaughter, Ingar Solty, and others.

October 18, 2020

California's top 35 largest wildfires. Chart and graphic by Barry Saxifrage.

October 20th 2020

California is on the burning edge of climate breakdown. Record temperatures are teaming up with record droughts to turn the Golden State into a tinderbox. The megafires have followed, erupting with stunning speed and ferocity across forests, grasslands, rural areas and city neighbourhoods.

These megafires, each burning more than 100,000 acres, are rising exponentially — both in frequency and size.

Tim Kennelly

Oct. 20, 2020

British Columbia is at the confluence of several crises: the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn; the ongoing housing, homelessness, and drug overdose crises; the climate and ecological crises; and the crisis of colonialism for indigenous peoples, which has been ongoing since the beginnings of settler society.


British Columbia is also in the throes of an election campaign. The election pits the BC NDP led by Premier John Horgan, against the BC Liberals led by Andrew Wilkinson, and the BC Green Party led by Sonia Furstenau.



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