Canada

International Pressure Kept Canada From Joining Security Council

International Pressure Kept Canada From Joining Security Council

July 1, 2020

Despite Canada’s liberal reputation, its international affairs are built around support for empire and corporate interest.

As Oil Price Plummets, Call to Nationalize Industry Rises

May 9, 2020

The price of oil dropped below zero, prompting new subsidies from the Federal Reserve. Progressive voices in the U.S. and Canada have a different idea: nationalization as a way to wind down the sector, tackle the climate crisis and create a just economic transition.

Canada Resumes Selling Arms To Saudi Warmongers

April 22, 2020

Now in the midst of a crisis, Canada will lift its embargo and sell armored vehicles to the Saudi military, which is engaged in brutal repression inside the country and the ongoing war in Yemen.

Police Arrest Indigenous Land Defenders After Trudeau Demands an End to Blockades

February 25, 2020

Indigenous lawyer Pamela Palmater says Canada’s government is unduly influencing law enforcement.

Canada Sees a ‘Watershed Moment’ in the Struggle for Indigenous Rights

February 19, 2020

Indigenous lawyer Pamela Palmater says ongoing solidarity protests show Canadians grasp more than ever how their government is violating indigenous rights.

200,000 Canadian Teachers Strike to Defend Public Education

January 24, 2020

Ontario teachers have joined the front lines in the worldwide battle against austerity. Public school workers organized rolling strikes against the conservative provincial government’s budget and job cuts.

Bipartisan NAFTA 2.0 Is Still Fatally Flawed

January 20, 2020

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.

Canada’s Cops Were Ready to Shoot Indigenous Anti-Pipeline Activists

January 10, 2020

RCMP officers were instructed to use as much violence as they wanted at the blockade of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline. Kanahus Manuel, an indigenous activist in British Columbia, said it’s part of Canada’s long colonial legacy.

Year in Climate Crisis: Fossil Fuels Expansion, Scary Science and Global Activism

December 26, 2019

The Real News Network’s Steve Horn and Dimitri Lascaris talk about the 2019’s biggest climate stories.

As Resistance Halts Pipelines, LNG and Tar Sands Move via Rail

December 3, 2019

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.