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Racist Conservative Campaign and Canada’s Immigration Record Condemned

The refugee rights and migrant justice group No One Is Illegal is outraged at the xenophobic message of an ad campaign launched by the Conservative Government of Canada. The 30 second ad (which can be viewed here features photos of the MV Sun Sea carrying 492 Tamil refugees in August 2010 and refers to [...]

Calgary beating victim wants kids back

“Jason Devine battles the Alberta government to get his children returned home, just two days after he was beaten by what he calls white supremacists in his Calgary home.”

Dennis Vincent Brutus, 1924-2009

World-renowned political organizer and one of Africa’s most celebrated poets, Dennis Brutus, died early on December 26 in Cape Town, in his sleep, aged 85. Even in his last days, Brutus was fully engaged, advocating social protest against those responsible for climate change, and promoting reparations to black South Africans from corporations that benefited from [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Black August

August, in both historic and contemporary African American history, is a month of meaning. It is a month of repression …August is also a month of radical resistance…

March protests criminalization of black youth

In the wake of police action at the Auburn Drive high School, Black Independence Network Nova Scotia and other groups stage a march through Halifax. Co-organizer Isaac Saney, a member of the newly formed Black Independence Network Nova Scotia, stressed unity and inclusion. He said the march was in solidarity with the youth of Auburn, [...]

Europe’s far right on the march

Mark Seddon looks at how the far right is gaining ground amid Europe’s continuing economic crisis. The Mayor of Rome won on a far-right anti-immigrant, and environmentalist campaign. Liberalism seamlessly tilts into barbarism as the economy tanks. What is the alternative to attacking the most vulnerable during crisis? Peace Utopias by Rosa Luxembourg.

Colombian Coal and New Brunswick Power: A Case of Environmental Racism

A case of environmental racism in New Brunswick concerns the coal extracted from mines in Colombia that is then exported to our province for power generation. Coal from Colombia has been dubbed “Colombian blood coal” because of violent displacement of communities and assassinations of union leaders at the country’s coal mines.

Merkel attacks Pope for Holocaust-denier’s pardon

The German conservative leader said it was not her custom to intervene in church affairs, but added: “This is different when it comes to matters of principle, and I believe it is a matter of principle when… the impression is created that denying the Holocaust could be permissible.” It is not my custom to care [...]

Skinheads tried to disrupt Liberal-NDP rally in Moncton: RCMP

Several skinheads tried to disrupt a rally organized by supporters of the federal Liberal-NDP coalition last Thursday night in Moncton, Codiac RCMP have confirmed. Three men with shaved heads heckled the crowd of 200 people in Moncton who gathered to support the coalition formed between the two opposition parties to replace the Conservative government.

Time to Renounce the War on Terror From Mumbai to Washington

“The lessons of the past seven years are that there is no military solution to terrorism; that a militarized response only feeds the same constellation of forces that produce support for terrorism; that a war on terror enhances the power of extremists on both sides and shuts down the space for dialogue, diplomacy and decency.”