An Open Letter to the CBC Ombudsman Regarding Palestine

by Ariel Gold and Mary Miller published on Mondoweiss, October 2, 2020 On August 18, 2020, renowned cartoonist Joe Sacco was interviewed by Canadian public radio host Duncan McCue, who is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, for his program The Current, which is produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The two discussed colonization, resource extraction,[…]

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Colonial Domination and Racism Against Indigenous People in Canada

“I just hope it doesn’t happen to anybody else.” Indigenous Grandfather and Granddaughter handcuffed by Vancouver Police while trying to open a bank account in Vancouver. By Tamara Hansen, published on Fire This Time Newsletter, Volume 14, Issue 2, February, 2020 On December 20, 2019, Maxwell Johnson of the Heiltsuk First Nation and his 12-year-old granddaughter, Tori-Anne, entered a Bank[…]

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Imperialist Made Crisis of Migrants and Refugees

By Alison Bodine & Tamara Hansen, July 22, 2019 The CBC article headline reads, “Majority of Canadians against accepting more refugees, poll suggests.” It reports that, “the [poll] results come as no surprise to immigration experts and advocates, who point to a negative shift in tone on migration around the world, especially when it comes to refugees. They say that trend is[…]

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Why Canada Wants Regime Change in Venezuela

by Urooba Jamal, Published on Ricochet Media, February 25, 2019 In a well-fitted sports jacket, with one hand over his heart and the other clasping the constitution, the previously unknown Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president of Venezuela against democratically elected Nicolás Maduro. It was 61 years to the exact date since Venezuela’s U.S.-allied dictatorship of General Marcos Pérez Jiménez[…]

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Canadian Indians Reject Oil Pipeline Project

Image: First chiefs conference, 1969. Image courtesy of UBCIC. Union of BC Indian Chiefs Condemns Canada’s “Ill-fated” Buy-out of Kinder Morgan Project from Fire This Time, August 2018 Today, as Canada takes possession of the controversial and ill-fated Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project, Indigenous leaders renew vows to enact their rights as proper title holders by protecting their territories[…]

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7 Important Facts About the Trudeau Pipeline Bailout

By Thomas Davies , originally published on Fire This Time, August, 2019 If you’re wondering how surreal environmental politics have been in Canada over the past year, here’s “Exhibit A”: this Halloween, Environment Minister Catherine Mckenna came to Parliament Hill dressed up as a “Climate Crusader” – while at the same time overseeing a Ministry which, according to its audits,[…]

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Working People Have No Stakes In a Trade War

President Donald Trump, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 summit in Québec, on June 9.  (Photo: Yves Herman / Reuters) A joint statement by Socialist Action (U.S.) and Socialist Action/Ligue pour l’action socialiste in the Canadian state. The recent imposition of a 25% tariff on steel imports to the United States and[…]

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