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Coalition Denounces Decision, Pledges to Ramp Up Pressure on Remaining Insurers to Cut Ties with Trans Mountain

Laura Stone, Jeff Gray, Queen's Park Reporters

Apr. 28, 2021

Ontario will provide workers with three paid sick days to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic until the fall, a major turnaround for Premier Doug Ford’s government that critics said was still inadequate.

Matt Karp
Illustration by Rose Wong

Highly informative about the history of US electoral politics and extremely thought-provoking about the need to get clear, working-class goals—jobs, income, housing, healthcare, social services, etc.—back into US political contests at all levels. - Gene McGuckin

Feb. 17, 2021

Vaughn Palmer
Then-NDP candidate and now Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin arrives at his campaign headquarters in Victoria on Oct. 19, 2015. PHOTO BY TBA /PNG

Apr 26, 2021

Aboriginal title over large tracts of 95 per cent of B.C. that's now referred to as Crown land would entail “huge transfer of wealth.”

VICTORIA — The B.C. government should prepare the public for the coming “big shock” when “fairly large chunks” of provincial Crown land are recognized as actually owned and controlled by Indigenous Nations.

So says Jack Woodward, the lawyer who won the case that resulted in the first declaration of Aboriginal title in B.C. and who is taking another title case to court next year.

In These Times Editors

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey just introduced a new plan to employ millions of Americans in good-paying jobs that respond to climate change. Who’s in?

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1. A new, national program to put Americans to work on environmental projects that slow climate change and mitigate its effects.

Alex James

Though set in the UK, the article below applies equally to other countries, where the illusion that we can  "persuade" elected champions of corporate profiteering to support progressive causes is a self-defeating diversion from our real task. As stated in the article, this is "the building of alternative institutions of collective power and decision making, outside of the state." With most politicians it's not a question of not comprehending reality or of worrying that more radical policies will alienate middle-of-the-road voters.

Lee Fang
A sign with the CVS Health Corp. logo is seen within a CVS pharmacy store in Los Angeles on Oct. 27, 2017. Photo: Christopher Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

April 21 2021

The pharmacy and health insurance giant gave $5 million to Partnership for America’s Health Care Future.

IN A YEAR marked by a coronavirus pandemic that has killed millions, CVS Health financed a wave of political advocacy against measures to control health care costs and increase access.

Jana Winter

And what are the chances that ‘little brother’ Trudeau is doing the same?

April 21, 2021

The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.



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