Irish born former trade union leader Sid Ryan is running for the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Canada. Is he the Bernie Sanders or Jeremy Corbyn of Canada’s left?
Watch the NDP’s Nathan Cullen call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a liar for breaking his promise that the 2015 federal election would be the last election under Canada’s anti-democratic first-past-the-post voting system.
As Trump Pulls the U.S. Out of the TPP, Canada Should Follow Suit
The language of warfare and violence dominates public discourse in the United States and around the world, even when war isn’t part of the conversation. Nan Levinson, a writer, teacher, and journalist covering civil and human rights, culture, and the military, discusses how the normalization of militaristic jargon is making us more combative and less receptive nonviolence.
“As the human population continues to grow and consumerism shows no signs of abating, the technosphere expands, causing pollution, contamination and resource depletion, further upsetting the delicate natural balance that keeps our planet habitable for humans and other life forms,” writes award-winning environmentalist David Suzuki.
In an infomercial-style video released Monday, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump confirmed that he’ll withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement as soon as he assumes office in January. Trump’s “America First” approach means Canada is unlikely to benefit from the inevitable renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador, Canada, “relies on local Innu people giving up their own lands.” It “joins a long history of dispossession in North America.”
The Council of Canadians calls the European Union’s failure to reach consensus on signing the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) an epic failure that makes the deal impossible.