Jeanine Añez: Catastrophic for the Economy & Women

Camila Escalante The gender gap widened and women workers were hit significantly harder than men during the year long coup administration of Jeanine Añez. During 2020, unemployment rose sharply for both men and women, but increased faster for women and took far longer to fall back, while underemployment saw an even more dramatic rise, affecting…

Juneteenth, Reparations and the Legacy of Tulsa

John Parker A truck filled with Black prisoners during the 1921 Tulsa massacre. An armed white man rides on the running board guarding the prisoners. On June 19, 1865, the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, to end slavery there. It has become the symbolic date for the ending of slavery in the United States….

Their Wars, Our Lives: The Return of Anti-Militarism

European Secretariat of the International Peoples’ Assembly September 5-6, 2015, Helsinki, international conference “Nato and Russia in the Baltic Sea Area” organized by “No war-No Nato” committee On June 14, 2021 NATO will hold a “Summit of Allied Leaders” at its headquarters in Brussels. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenber, the meeting “is a…

Four Members of a Muslim Family Killed in London, Ontario Terrorist Atrocity

Roger Jordan The Afzaal family (Credit: @MurtazaViews/Twitter) Four members of a Muslim family in London, Ontario were brutally slain Sunday night in a hit-and-run attack that police have described as “premeditated” and motivated by “hate” towards Islam and Muslims. Police have revealed next to nothing about what they know about the far-right political views and…

Tear Down That Statue!

David Moscrop A protestor stands on top of the toppled Egerton Ryerson statue holding an Indigenous unity flag. (Photo: Jes Mason) Rethinking our history will mean bringing down the symbols of oppression that represent past wrongs and underwrite current ones On Sunday night, demonstrators tore down the statue of Egerton Ryerson that stands outside the…

Israeli Intimidation, Oppression of Palestinians Continues Unabated

Peoples Dispatch Israeli forces arresting Al Jazeera journalist Givara Budeiri. Photo: PIC Israeli forces over the last 3 days violently assaulted journalists, arrested prominent Palestinians activists resisting evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and attacked Palestinian runners taking part in a solidarity race in support of Sheikh Jarrah Israeli security forces on Sunday arrested prominent Palestinian activist…

Canada Still Supports Colombia’s Repressive Right-Wing Government

Yves Engler Image: Colombia Informa Last week right-wing Colombian President Ivan Duque deployed the military to Cali. The city of 2.3 million has been the epicenter of a month-long nationwide protest that forced the government to withdraw a regressive tax proposal that unleashed a general strike. During the past month security forces have killed at…

America’s Nazi Problem and the End of Policing

Henry Giroux The conditions that produce authoritarian societies are with us once again. The ghost of fascism haunts the present, appearing in a relentless number of assaults on the principles and institutions central to a democracy. America’s Nazi problem is evident not only in the 73 million people who voted for a white supremacist presidential…

Colombia: The Regime of Terror in Cali

Luis Alfonso Mena S. In a failed attempt to crush the National Strike and the youth resistance, Ivan Duque established a regime of terror in Cali and on Friday, June 4, 2021, unleashed a campaign of horror in the north of the city, which left more dead, wounded, disappeared and detained. According to the Union…

On Police Abolition: Decolonization Is the Only Way

Cameron Crowder Introduction The United States is a project of both anti-Blackness and racial-colonial power. From the founding of this white supremacist settler-colonial state, Black people have endured 250 years of slavery, ninety years of Jim Crow, sixty years of “separate but equal” legal doctrine, and thirty-five years of explicitly anti-Black housing laws among other…