Compassion in an age of anxiety and disillusionment / Review by Lital Khaikin

Originally published in Canadian Dimension on February 2, 2023 Gabor Maté’s new book explores questions of survival and thriving in a traumatized and and (re)traumatizing society Published in September 2022, Canadian physician and author Gabor Maté’s new book, The Myth of Normal, is a rich examination of the conditions that lead not only to individual illness,Continue reading “Compassion in an age of anxiety and disillusionment / Review by Lital Khaikin”

Climate justice in so-called Canada / By Angele Alook, Emily Eaton, David Gray-Donald, Joël Laforest, Crystal Lameman, and Bronwen Tucker

Photo by Light Brigading/Flickr Orignally publishd in Canadian Dimension on January 17, 2023 Indigenous rights and sovereignty must be at the centre of our collective efforts to rescue a habitable planet The following is an excerpt from The End of This World: Climate Justice in So-Called Canada by Angele Alook, Emily Eaton, David Gray-Donald, Joël Laforest, CrystalContinue reading “Climate justice in so-called Canada / By Angele Alook, Emily Eaton, David Gray-Donald, Joël Laforest, Crystal Lameman, and Bronwen Tucker”

At stake in Ukraine is the future of globalized capitalism / by Samir Saul and Michel Seymour

Photo by Dmytro Smolienko/Ukraine Territorial Defense Forces/Twitter Originally published in Canadian Dimension on November 30, 2022 Ukraine is only one front in an all-round confrontation The far-reaching war in Ukraine is only one phase of a world-wide conflict that began earlier. In international relations, the driving forces are often obscured by surface occurrences, such asContinue reading “At stake in Ukraine is the future of globalized capitalism / by Samir Saul and Michel Seymour”

Trans Rights Are Human Rights Are Workers’ Rights – Jessie Nelson’s Victory / by Haseena Manek

Our Times: Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine on July 20, 2022 In 2019, Jessie Nelson was fired from their job as a server in a restaurant on BC’s sunshine coast. Two years later, in September 2021, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) ordered their employer to pay Nelson $30,000 in damages for injury to dignity.Continue reading “Trans Rights Are Human Rights Are Workers’ Rights – Jessie Nelson’s Victory / by Haseena Manek”

Canadian Elites Are Engineering a Recession to Discipline Workers / by David Moscrop

Orthodox responses to recession favor “stabilizing” the economy through punishing workers and privileging capital. (Jens Büttner / Picture Alliance via Getty Images) Economic orthodoxy blames inflation on everyone except corporations and their windfall profits. It’s time to think about responding to inflation and recessions with policies that make corporations pay, not average workers. In someContinue reading “Canadian Elites Are Engineering a Recession to Discipline Workers / by David Moscrop”

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”