Congress passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) almost unanimously. It contains improvements over the original NAFTA, but still puts corporate interests over those of ordinary citizens, says Jacobin’s Nicole Aschoff.
The Real News Network’s Steve Horn and Dimitri Lascaris talk about the 2019’s biggest climate stories.
The Trump administration is considering a proposal to move fracked gas by rail at the behest of a company owned by Milwaukee Bucks billionaire owner Wes Edens, a major donor to the DNC. As tar sands pipelines are halted, more carbon-intensive crude moves along the tracks.
Regan Boychuk of Reclaim Alberta says the AER routinely ignores the law.
Even though Justin Trudeau and his Liberal party had presented themselves as progressives, activists say they have betrayed promises. Activists will thus have to redouble their efforts for social change in Canada
Nora Loreto and Yves Engler say that the outcome of Canada’s election should move Justin Trudeau’s government in a progressive direction.
Indigenous lawyer Pam Palmater explains that the first Trudeau government broke virtually all of its promises to indigenous peoples.
Race and racism weren’t supposed to be major issues in this year’s election. The parties had to deal with them anyway.
Foodora couriers in Toronto are facing the same unstable, irregular conditions as other gig economy workers. They’re organizing a union to fight back.