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    Interview: Andrew Bacevich on American militarism
    Mar21

    Interview: Andrew Bacevich on American militarism

    Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert J. Fluegel The November election of Donald Trump raised serious questions about the direction of US foreign policy. Would the president seek better diplomatic relations with Russia? Would he step up, or deescalate, conflict in the Middle East? How would he handle NATO, the military alliance...

    Hawks & Doves: mixed signals on military engagement
    Mar07

    Hawks & Doves: mixed signals on military engagement

    Image by Nicolas Raymond All three mainstream political parties see Canada’s security as heavily dependent on a stable and prosperous world order, guided by rules applying equally to all and that respect Canadian sovereignty and territorial integrity. That in turn predisposes Canada to help shape that kind of world. As usual, the devil is...

    An Interview with Noam Chomsky on Trump and the US Election
    Mar06

    An Interview with Noam Chomsky on Trump and the US Election

    Photo by Mike Maguire This interview took place at the University of Arizona, before a public audience, on February 2, 2017. I thank Marvin Waterstone for arranging the event, and Professor Chomsky, who approved this transcript for publication. The interview is presented in full, with only very slight editing for style. This interview originally...

    Blood in the Water: the Trump Revolution Ends in a Whimper
    Feb22

    Blood in the Water: the Trump Revolution Ends in a Whimper

    Photo by Gage Skidmore The Flynn fiasco is not about national security advisor Michael Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador. It’s much deeper than that. It’s about Russia. It’s about Putin. It’s about the explosive rise of China and the world’s biggest free trade zone that will eventually stretch...

    Trump Decapitates the Russia Peace Initiative
    Feb21

    Trump Decapitates the Russia Peace Initiative

    Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Trump folds under totalizing corporate media and war-state pressures today. The resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn decapitates his presidency’s peace initiative with Russia after years of campaigning for it. General Flynn is not another Trump slob. He is the most advanced military intelligence...

    President Trump: Nationalist Capitalism, An Alternative to Globalization
    Jan30

    President Trump: Nationalist Capitalism, An Alternative to Globalization

    Image from Public Domain During his inaugural speech, President Trump clearly and forcefully outlined the strategic political-economic policies he will pursue over the next four years. Anti-Trump journalists, editorialists, academics and experts, who appear in the Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal have...

    “Trust, But Don’t Verify”: US Intelligence Agencies and the New Cold War
    Jan12

    “Trust, But Don’t Verify”: US Intelligence Agencies and the New Cold War

    James Clapper at the LBJ Presidential Library, 2016 • Photo by Jay Godwin Just as the first casualty of war is said to be the truth, the first casualty of the New Cold War is irony. Our most prominent journalists seem to have missed the Orwellian irony of Senator John McCain asking Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper at...

    Transnationalism and Italian anarchists in Canada, 1915-1940
    Jan06

    Transnationalism and Italian anarchists in Canada, 1915-1940

    Transnational Radicals: Italian Anarchists in Canada and the U.S., 1915-1940 Travis Tomchuk University of Manitoba Press, 2015 There are numerous studies of the left in Canada. These studies range from social-democratic parties like the CCF, various socialists movements, and communists. Curiously there is a lack of studies into anarchist groups...

    ‘Tyrants across the world know now they can maintain power through mass slaughter’
    Dec21

    ‘Tyrants across the world know now they can maintain power through mass slaughter’

    Photo by Thierry Ehrmann Leila al-Shami, co-author of Burning Country, a writer who has worked with human rights movements in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East, gave this interview to Ilya Matveev and Gabriel Levy on 29 November for OpenLeft (before the fall of Aleppo to the government forces). It sheds some light on the social and...

    What’s left of neoliberal globalization?
    Dec04

    What’s left of neoliberal globalization?

    Photo by Josh Edelson/Getty From a Canadian vantage point, it is easy to lose track of the sheer volume of discontent, if not outright resistance, around the world to the structures and policies of neoliberal globalization. People everywhere are chaffing at the limits imposed on their capacities to democratically shape and plan their own...

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