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UTIER, Independent Puerto Rican Electrical Trade Union Fighting US Neoliberal Privatization

Statement by Jeanette Graulau, published on Labor Today, November 2022 While some Western countries are planning to re-nationalize their energy industries, the U.S. imposes upon its colony of Puerto Rico a privatization plan to ‘unbundle’ the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), one of the oldest and fully operational electric power corporations of Latin America. Since 2020, LUMA Energy, a[…]

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The Democratic Republic of Congo Has Effectively Been Recolonized by Western Capital

by Owen Schalk, published on CovertAction Magazine, August 3, 2022 The United States does the heavy lifting, but Canada provides consistent behind-the-scenes support to enable the plunder of Congo and other nations in the Global South. On October 14, 2004, a group of ten armed men took control of the city of Kilwa in the eastern Katanga province of the[…]

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We Are Witnessing the Weakening of the U.S. Empire Interview with Luis Acuña

While in Venezuela as an international observer during the regional elections in November 2021, Fire This Time Editorial Board member Alison Bodine had the opportunity to interview Professor Luis Acuña, the Charge d’Affaires of the Venezuela Embassy in Canada. Professor Acuña is the former Minister of Higher Education in Venezuela under President Comandante Hugo Chavez. From 2012-2017 Luis Acuña was[…]

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No to Plunging the Peoples of Europe into a U.S./NATO-Provoked War!

Crisis in Ukraine No to Plunging the Peoples of Europe into a U.S./NATO-Provoked War! All Out to Rally Canadians Against Warmongering, Lies and Disinformation -Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) – Amidst all the warmongering, lies and disinformation over what Russia is or is not doing in Ukraine to defend its strategic interests, the obvious question arises as to who is[…]

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The Hypocrisy of the ‘Diplomatic Boycott’ of the 2022 Beijing Olympics

by Charles Xu, from Globetrotter, February 2, 2022 Which human rights matter enough to put politics above sports? For decades, the United States and its European allies have gotten to decide the answer at their convenience. On February 4, the 2022 Winter Olympics are set to open in Beijing. With this, the Chinese capital will become the first city to[…]

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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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