Corporations Control Canada’s Infrastructure — But the Major Parties Won’t Confront Them

Confident that he will be able to secure a third term in office, Justin Trudeau has called a federal election. His gambit is a bold one and may backfire — the election, scheduled for this Monday, is taking place against a backdrop of a series of long-standing crises.
First and foremost is the damage inflicted on Canadian society by the global pandemic, which the country has failed to curb. The climate crisis, made salient by a summer of extreme and deadly weather, also looms large.

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Corporations Control Canada’s Infrastructure — But the Major Parties Won’t Confront Them

Confident that he will be able to secure a third term in office, Justin Trudeau has called a federal election. His gambit is a bold one and may backfire — the election, scheduled for this Monday, is taking place against a backdrop of a series of long-standing crises.
First and foremost is the damage inflicted on Canadian society by the global pandemic, which the country has failed to curb. The climate crisis, made salient by a summer of extreme and deadly weather, also looms large.

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Corporations Control Canada’s Infrastructure — But the Major Parties Won’t Confront Them

Confident that he will be able to secure a third term in office, Justin Trudeau has called a federal election. His gambit is a bold one and may backfire — the election, scheduled for this Monday, is taking place against a backdrop of a series of long-standing crises.
First and foremost is the damage inflicted on Canadian society by the global pandemic, which the country has failed to curb. The climate crisis, made salient by a summer of extreme and deadly weather, also looms large.

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Biden Decides Haitian Migrants at US-Mexico Border Will Promptly Be Sent Home

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The Biden administration announced Saturday that it would begin the mass expulsion of thousands of Haitians who have gathered in Texas border cities. The desperate migrants began amassing at the US-Mexico border in recent weeks after fleeing volatile conditions in Haiti. Haitian migrants have been traveling through Central and South America to try and reach the US border for years.

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Labor Unions Were Occupy Wall Street’s Key, Forgotten, Conflicted Ally

Ten years since the sudden rise of the Occupy movement, its impact on the contemporary left has been dissected many times over. One aspect of Occupy that is frequently overlooked, however, is its relationship to the labor movement. Unions were essential to the initial survival and growth of Occupy Wall Street, although the two of them never managed to connect with each other as fully as they should have.

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Labor Unions Were Occupy Wall Street’s Key, Forgotten, Conflicted Ally

Ten years since the sudden rise of the Occupy movement, its impact on the contemporary left has been dissected many times over. One aspect of Occupy that is frequently overlooked, however, is its relationship to the labor movement. Unions were essential to the initial survival and growth of Occupy Wall Street, although the two of them never managed to connect with each other as fully as they should have.

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Labor Unions Were Occupy Wall Street’s Key, Forgotten, Conflicted Ally

Ten years since the sudden rise of the Occupy movement, its impact on the contemporary left has been dissected many times over. One aspect of Occupy that is frequently overlooked, however, is its relationship to the labor movement. Unions were essential to the initial survival and growth of Occupy Wall Street, although the two of them never managed to connect with each other as fully as they should have.

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In Germany’s Election, the Center Can Hold

When Angela Merkel finishes up her fourth and final term as German chancellor next week, it really will mark the end of an era. Though not the country’s longest-serving head of government (an honor still reserved for founding father Otto von Bismarck), Merkel’s reign was remarkable. Her sixteen years in office saw a sweeping consolidation of Germany’s economic and political might, firmly establishing it as the paramount power in the European Union.

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In Germany’s Election, the Center Can Hold

When Angela Merkel finishes up her fourth and final term as German chancellor next week, it really will mark the end of an era. Though not the country’s longest-serving head of government (an honor still reserved for founding father Otto von Bismarck), Merkel’s reign was remarkable. Her sixteen years in office saw a sweeping consolidation of Germany’s economic and political might, firmly establishing it as the paramount power in the European Union.

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In Germany’s Election, the Center Can Hold

When Angela Merkel finishes up her fourth and final term as German chancellor next week, it really will mark the end of an era. Though not the country’s longest-serving head of government (an honor still reserved for founding father Otto von Bismarck), Merkel’s reign was remarkable. Her sixteen years in office saw a sweeping consolidation of Germany’s economic and political might, firmly establishing it as the paramount power in the European Union.

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