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Highlights of news and analysis posted to A Socialist In Canada website in July 2021

August 5, 2021–The following is a selection of the news and analysis headlines posted in July 2021 to the three news pages on A Socialist In Canada website—World news, Ecology, and Canada news. To view the full listing of headlines for June 2021, go to the archived pages: *  World news *  Ecology *  Canada news To search for items on any of the…

Highlights of news and analysis posted to A Socialist In Canada website in June 2021

July 5, 2021–The following is a selection of the news and analysis headlines posted in June 2021 to the three news pages on A Socialist In Canada website—World news, Ecology, and Canada news. To view the full listing of headlines for June 2021, go to the archived pages: * World news *  Ecology *  Canada news To search for items on any of the news…

A caring world needs to share knowledge to end the Covid-19 pandemic

Guest essay by Prabir Purkayastha, A Socialist In Canada, May 28, 2021. Originally published in Newsclick (India), May 15, 2021 A virus that mutates forever is a perpetual money-making machine for Big Pharma. Everyone else wants all people vaccinated within a year and an end to this pandemic. People line up for vaccinations in Prayagraj, India on May…

Heightened military tensions by NATO powers against Russia over false accusations of Russian threats against Ukraine

By Roger Annis, A Socialist In Canada, April 23, 2021  (also published in Dissident Voice, Apr 23, 2021) A new round of disinformation and threats against Russia is being staged by the NATO military powers and their state and corporate media outlets. The backdrop is the continued military occupation and aggression by Ukraine against the people of the…

Degrowth: Socialism without growth

By Timothée Parrique and Giorgos Kallis, first published in Brave New Europe, Feb 9, 2021  (with an introduction by Roger Annis, further below) People appear to understand the abstract concept of “limitless”, but it is more difficult to understand that the concept cannot and should not be applied to growth. Even socialists must shake off the idea…

Coronavirus pandemic: To save the economy, save people first

By Phillip Alvelda, Thomas Ferguson and John C. Mallery, published by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (New York), Nov 18, 2020  (13 page analysis) Health care workers at Vancouver General Hospital (image via Twitter) ‘This paper demonstrates not only that lockdowns do work but indicates what other measures can slow and even suppress the coronavirus…

Vaccine nationalism and Canada’s negligent response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

The following is a comment by Roger Annis submitted to The Tyee on Nov 24, 2020, in response to this article: Dr. Tam’s virus spread model is an air raid siren, by Crawford Kilian, The Tyee, Nov 23, 2020. The Tyee is an online daily published in Vancouver. Vancouver BC Nov 24, 2020 Hello Tyee, Crawford Kilian’s article has unfortunately overlooked…

The ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, brokered by Russia, should be welcomed by defenders of Armenia

By Roger Annis, Nov 15, 2020 (with postscripts, latest on July 20, 2021) The following is a letter by Roger Annis to the editor of Passage, a new online journal published in Toronto. The letter was sent on November 12, 2020 in response to the daily, Monday-to-Friday news bulletin which Passage emailed on that date to its subscribers and followers. The…

For a ‘Green New Deal’ without destructive growth: Jason Hickel responds to Michael Pollin and Noam Chomsky on degrowth

A response to Pollin and Chomsky on degrowth: We need a Green New Deal without growth By Jason Hickel, published on his website Nov 2, 2020  (And see below a related essay by Jason Hickel as well as his bio. You can read this article here in pdf format: Jason Hickel responds to Michael Pollin and Noam Chomsky on degrowth) Robert Pollin and Noam Chomsky…

Interview with journalist Aaron Maté: On Russiagate; false accusations against Syria of using chemical weapons; and the 2020 U.S. election

Interview broadcast on RT‘s ‘ICYMI’ program, with host Polly Boiko, Oct 23, 2020 (67-minute interview) Aaron Maté is an Izzy award-winning journalist in New York. He writes for The Grayzone and is the host of the current affairs interview program on The Grayzone called ‘Pushback‘. Before The Grayzone, he was a frequent contributor to The…



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