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    They Dared: The Legacy of the October Revolution
    Nov06

    They Dared: The Legacy of the October Revolution

    Soviet poster dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the October Revolution and IV Congress of the Communist International A hundred years later, the question of the historical legacy of the October Revolution is not an easy one for socialists, given that Stalinism took root within less than a decade after that revolution and the restoration of...

    Russia-gate’s Shaky Foundation
    Oct10

    Russia-gate’s Shaky Foundation

    Photo by Alberto Cabello Anyone who watches the news knows that Russian hackers gave Democratic National Committee documents to WikiLeaks and hacked voter databases in 21 states. Prominent Democrats call these shenanigans “a political Pearl Harbor.” On the blog Daily Kos, one contributor cries “we were robbed!” (arguing that somehow Russian...

    The Killing of History
    Sep29

    The Killing of History

    One of the most hyped “events” of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, “They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the...

    Canada’s NDP backs American Empire
    Sep07

    Canada’s NDP backs American Empire

    Hélène Laverdière, MP Laurier—Sainte-Marie (NDP) • Photo by Alain Décarie Does the NDP consistently support a foreign policy that benefits ordinary people around the world? Or does the social democratic party often simply fall in line with whatever the American Empire demands? Hélène Laverdière certainly seems to support the US-led geopolitical...

    Smoke over the skies of North America is another climate change warning
    Aug18

    Smoke over the skies of North America is another climate change warning

    Photo by Jonathan Hayward For nearly two weeks, beginning August 1, the skies over Vancouver were filled with the smoke of forest fires burning in central and northern British Columbia. The smoke from those fires and others farther afield has waxed and waned over much of North America since July. Three days ago, Vancouver and coastal BC and...

    Rolling Stone’s latest cover article on Trudeau is barefaced propaganda
    Jul29

    Rolling Stone’s latest cover article on Trudeau is barefaced propaganda

    By now, you’ve probably heard about the saccharine 6,660-word hagiography on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that was just published in Rolling Stone. Immediately following the article’s publication on July 26, many of Canada’s leading pundits and journalists exploded with territorial incredulity, pedantically noting that...

    Sunday’s French Election
    Jun13

    Sunday’s French Election

    Photo by Lorie Shaull The good news this May was that French voters rejected far-right Marine Le Pen by a two-to-one margin in the second round of the Presidential election. “At least the French are not schmucks as the Americans!” were the first words that passed the sweet lips of my Provençal partner Elyane when the radio announced Le...

    Trudeau runs risk keeping flawed politician as foreign affairs minister
    Apr15

    Trudeau runs risk keeping flawed politician as foreign affairs minister

    The irrational has begun to dominate our politics as if the American virus has stealthily moved north to infect our national narratives. It reflects itself in various ways but it seems that wars – old wars, current wars and future wars – have gripped the minds of our political elite and their courtiers in the media. Most problematic is Chrystia...

    The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia
    Apr04

    The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia

    Photo by SSgt Ian Houlding GBR Army On January 30 NBC News reported that “On a snowy Polish plain dominated by Russian forces for decades, American tanks and troops sent a message to Moscow and demonstrated the firepower of the NATO alliance. Amid concerns that President Donald Trump’s commitment to NATO is wavering, the tanks fired salvos...

    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...

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