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Faculty in Canada Condemn the Israeli Invasion of Birzeit University

Dear Lisa Stadelbauer, Ambassador of Canada to Israel We write [on October 3, 2023] on behalf of Faculty for Palestine (F4P) Canada to condemn the Israeli military’s invasion of Birzeit University (BZU) on September 24, 2023, one day after the start of the 2023-24 academic year. F4P includes over 600…

Similar Challenges, Different Narratives: A Tale of Two Unions

The 2023 auto bargaining between the auto unions and the Detroit “Big 3” is shaking out to be different in a way that few of us could have imagined. The objective conditions favour an environment of working-class gains, with some countervailing factors. Job markets favour workers, despite a post-COVID…

Living Under Incredible Oppression, 
 It Had to Explode

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. Israel has ordered a complete siege of Gaza after Hamas broke out of the blockaded Gaza Strip Saturday, carried out an unprecedented attack…

Uprising in Palestine

In December 1987, a new intifada erupted in Palestine, shaking Israel as well as the elites of the Arab world. A few weeks later, the grand old Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani wrote ‘The Trilogy of the Children of Stones’, in which he denounced the older generation of Palestinian leaders – today represented…

“Antisemitism” conference in Ottawa platforms racists

On October 16-17, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and Canada’s Jewish Federations are putting on a conference in Ottawa called Antisemitism: Face It, Fight It, co-sponsored by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Canada. While the gathering is framed as an attempt to fight antisemitism, the…

UAW President Shawn Fain updates negotiations #StandUpUAW

The United Auto Workers (UAW) began a targeted strike against the Detroit Three automakers (Ford, GM, Stellantis) on September 15. As of October 6, 2023, the UAW has made progress in negotiations, including 23% wage increase, getting COLA back to the 2007 formula, $20 raise for temps, shorter wage progression…

Auto Workers Spare Big 3, Win Landmark Just Transition at General Motors

On Facebook Live Friday afternoon, Auto Workers President Shawn Fain symbolically awarded roses to automakers General Motors, Stellantis, and Ford based on progress at the negotiating table, a reference to the reality show “The Bachelor.” The only thing missing was teary-eyed CEOs breathing a sigh…

Hunter-Gatherers and Human Evolution: New light on old debates

A perennial debate in anthropology has centered around the question of the degree of violence in human history. These discussions are part of a larger philosophical debate about the relative weight of competition/aggression versus cooperation/nonviolence in human evolution and, by implication, in human…

Entire Workforce Fired In The Midst Of Union Organizing

Delivery drivers at the logistics firm GoBolt are fighting for their jobs back after the company summarily and unexpectedly fired them late last week. These 24 workers recently organized a union with the Teamsters and were in the midst of bargaining their first collective agreement when news of the mass…

Blasted Sea

On 1 August in north-east Scotland, midway through the hottest summer yet, two sets of microphones were recording. One was trained on UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as he stood outside a Shell-owned gas processing terminal at Scotland’s easternmost tip, unveiling a plan to authorise 100 new licences…

Proposed toll hikes won’t cover Trans Mountain’s price tag

Trans Mountain wants to charge oil shippers more to use the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline (TMX), but those increased tolls wouldn’t cover even half of the project’s $30.9-billion price tag.“There has never been an instance in any western country — that I'm aware of — where tolls have been…

War in Ukraine is contributing to the erosion of global consensus over the spread of dangerous weapons

When Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President Joe Biden, on Sept. 21, 2023, the topic of weapons supply was on the agenda. That same issue almost certainly came up between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when the pair met earlier in September. The fact is, with…

This Land Means Everything

The last remaining untouched parcel of natural land in Windsor, Ont., is intimidatingly surrounded by the gargantuan industrial structures that loom along the Detroit River that naturally divides Canada and the United States.  The invasion of human activity on the small stretch of sandy, tree-lined…

Good for the Planet? Public Lands, Cattle Ranching and Wildlife

When conservationist Aldo Leopold persuaded the US Forest Service in 1924 to establish the nation’s first federally approved wilderness of more than 500,000 acres around the headwaters of the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico, he did not anticipate that this priceless pristine land would be invaded…

Calm Can Coexist with Fury

AT SOME POINT in 1999, I interviewed the author and journalist Naomi Klein about No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, her exposĂ© of the extractive and exploitative realities behind the shiny packaging for Nike and Starbucks. That book, and Klein herself, became central to the anti-capitalist movement…

The NDP and NATO in the twentieth century

L-R: Frank Howard, James Laxer, John Harney, David Lewis and Ed Broadbent, one week before the 1971 New Democratic Party leadership election where David Lewis was elected as the successor to Tommy Douglas. The convention was widely viewed as a battleground between the party establishment and the Waffle…

On the ILO probe into labor rights in the Philippines

A team from the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded last week a probe into labor rights in the country. Not as controversial as the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into the conduct of the war on drugs, but the ILO High-Level Tripartite Mission — as it is officially called…

A full-blown Russia-NATO war?

Latest news on the war:  these past two days we have advanced considerably to a full-blown Russia-NATO war This past week most Western media discussion of the Russia-Ukraine war has focused on developments in New York, where Zelensky and Biden gave their propaganda speeches about Russian imperialism…

Iranian women workers: challenges and opportunities

–Ida Nikou This article commemorates the anniversary of the Jin Jian Azadi uprising (JJA) in Iran by exploring the working conditions encountered by Iranian women. It delves into the lessons drawn from a year-long resistance and proposes a path towards the empowerment of working women in Iran. Iranian…

Brief Animated History of the Question of Palestine

1917 – 1947: British mandate Palestine was among former Ottoman territories placed under UK administration by the League of Nations in 1922. All of these territories eventually became fully independent States, except Palestine, where in addition to “the rendering of administrative assistance and…

Alternatives Newsletter

LibĂ©rez Boris Kagarlitsky !Boris Kagarlitsky a Ă©tĂ© arrĂȘtĂ© Ă  Moscou le 25 juillet 2023 aprĂšs avoir Ă©tĂ© accusĂ© par le service de sĂ©curitĂ© russe FSB de « justifier le terrorisme ». Sociologue et militant pacifiste de renommĂ©e mondiale, Boris Kagarlitsky a Ă©tĂ© emmenĂ© Ă  Syktyvkar, le centre…

A coup by any other name

The general election in Thailand on 14th May was a spectacular event. After years of receding democracy, Thailand finally saw a glimpse of hope showing that Thais could choose for the better. The electoral outcome was decisive, with more than 75% voter turnout. The overwhelming majority of them — about…

Canada is Planet Wrecker Number Two – Below 2C

Share to raise climate awarenessA new report titled “Planet Wreckers”, shows how just 20 countries are responsible for nearly 90% of carbon dioxide pollution threatened by new oil and gas extraction projects between 2023 and 2050 — with top ‘climate hypocrites’ the United States, Canada, Australia…

Defending the rule of law, enforcing apartheid

The Israeli government’s plans for a judicial overhaul continue to face intense opposition. On 12 September 2023, Israel’s Supreme Court (sitting as the High Court of Justice) began hearing petitions against the first piece of overhaul legislation, which was passed by the Israeli Knesset in July…

Cybersyn has much to teach us today

On 9 September 2023, Evgeny Morozov spoke at an event in Santiago to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the coup against Salvador Allende's government. Below is his speech on the Allende government's ambitious Project Cybersyn to to manage the nationalised enterprises using computers and telexes.My…


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