Uprising targets Canada’s man in Haiti / by Frantz Elbé, Jovenel Moïse, Mike Duheme, Sébastien Carrière

Sign reads: “Banks are not innocent in our misery.” Originally published in Canadian Dimension, 09.15.2022 A popular uprising has paralyzed life in much of Haiti. While police are violently suppressing protesters, don’t expect Canadian officials to criticize security forces they fund. Major centres across Haiti have been blocked for days. Protesters want foreign appointed leaderContinue reading “Uprising targets Canada’s man in Haiti / by Frantz Elbé, Jovenel Moïse, Mike Duheme, Sébastien Carrière”

We Don’t Need More Homeowners. We Need Public Housing / by Dan Darrah

We shouldn’t conflate the right to housing with the right to ownership, which would make affordability a permanent issue. (Jordan Vonderhaar / Bloomberg via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin, July 16, 2022 Free-market champions conflate homeownership and the human right to adequate shelter. To actually solve the housing crisis, we must challenge this mistakenContinue reading “We Don’t Need More Homeowners. We Need Public Housing / by Dan Darrah”

A Massive Expansion in Public Rental Homes Could Literally Pay for Itself / by Alex Hemingway

British Columbia could massively increase public investment in below-market rental housing. (Nathan Shurr / Unsplash) Public investment in below-market rental housing could leverage private-sector development to secure housing for all. This idea is being floated to address British Columbia’s housing crisis — and should be taken up everywhere. In the face of a mounting housingContinue reading “A Massive Expansion in Public Rental Homes Could Literally Pay for Itself / by Alex Hemingway”

Taking Aim at Ukraine: How John Mearsheimer and Stephen Cohen Challenged the Dominant Narrative / by Michael Welton

Photograph Source: Chatham House – CC BY 2.0 Interfering in another state is tricky business Interfering in another state is tricky business – so says the gutsy University of Chicago international relations scholar John Mearsheimer (The great delusion: liberal dreams and international realities [2018]. It is tricky – and dangerous – and the exceptional nation, theContinue reading “Taking Aim at Ukraine: How John Mearsheimer and Stephen Cohen Challenged the Dominant Narrative / by Michael Welton”