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September 11, 2019, by Rodney Graham

The recent stories about the Phillipines sending back almost 70 shipping containers of Canadian garbage highlighted our country’s ongoing trash problem. Recycling programs capture only a fraction of the waste […]

Lessons from El Paso: Racist attack highlights the urgency of standing up to divisive politics

September 7, 2019, by Stacey Gomez

Since last month’s mass shooting in El Paso, Latinxs throughout the US say they no longer feel safe. The shooting, which killed 22 people and in ...

‘Trace’ outlines the plight of refugees, rescuers and NGOs

August 29, 2019, by June Chua

“We did it for publicity.” “We destroyed tourism.” “We caused the problem.” Philippa Kempson keeps hearing these d ...

Almost Home sees success during its film festival run

August 26, 2019, by Shanthi Bell

Almost Home is having a successful run in the 2019 Film Festival circuit winning Best Canadian Short Doc, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design and B ...

  • Unemployment in Canada
    July 10, 2019, by Geoffrey McCormack

    On June 7, the Globe and Mail‘s David Parkinson painted a rosy picture of the Canadian labour market. “Canada’s unemployment rate sinks to new low as hiring gains continue,” the […]

  • Koch-Oil, Part 2: Canada’s love-in with US Big Oil
    June 23, 2019, by John McMurtry

    In Canada, the governing corporate media and parties have had such a media-transmitted love-in with Big Oil that even Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley militantly demanded over years that the […]

  • All are not equal before the law in Guatemala
    February 6, 2019, by Jackie McVicar

    Last June, I got asked to help with translation for folks working on a documentary about the international declaration on human rights. They were interviewing communities impacted by Canadian mining […]

  • UNB professor reveals the hidden curriculum
    January 16, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Education was “a tool for social transformation and community survival” for many women educators of colour. An enthusiastic group of one hundred people attended a lecture by Dr. Funké Aladejebi […]

  • Offshoring retirement: New trends in aging globally
    December 29, 2018, by Matthew Hayes

    Retirement is changing. As recent debates about public pensions in New Brunswick make clear, workers are increasingly worried about the stability of their pensions, even as a growing number also […]

  • “Ongoing genocide:” An interview with Bruce Clark
    December 28, 2018, by Brett Stanford

    Bruce Clark’s new book Ongoing Genocide caused by Judicial Suppression of the “Existing” Aboriginal Rights argues that the Canadian judicial system has legalised the ongoing genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada by […]

  • Not one more deportation
    April 16, 2018, by Amy Darwish and Gwendolyn Muir

    Editorial note: On April 13, 2018, the Trudeau government deported Lucy Granados to Guatemala. Lucy’s supporters hope she will be able to return.   At 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March […]

  • Let Lucy Stay
    April 11, 2018, by Gül Çaliskan

    Update: On April 13, 2018, Lucy Granados was deported from Canada to Guatemala. Lucy’s supporters in Canada are organizing for her return to Canada.  This speech was delivered by Gül Çaliskan, […]

  • Alton Gas cavern site lacks regulation and oversight
    October 18, 2016, by Ken Summers for the NS Advocate

    KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Lots has been written about the protracted battles on the planned Alton Gas discharge of huge amounts of salt brine into the Shubenacadie River. However, the Alton […]

  • Capitalism, crisis and American empire
    September 20, 2016, by Bruce Wark

    Leo Panitch remembers meeting Sam Gindin during the 1960s when they attended the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg where they grew up. “We studied Latin and economics in first year […]

  • Strike or lockout looms at Canada Post
    June 29, 2016, by Robert Devet for the NS Advocate

    KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – All signs point to work interruptions at Canada Post some time after July 2nd, be it a lockout of its workers by Canada Post or a strike […]