Author: Greg Albo

Greg Albo teaches political economy at York University, Toronto. Recent publications include: Divided Province: Ontario Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism (2018; with Bryan Evans); A World Turned Upside Down? Socialist Register 2019 (with Leo Panitch); and Class, Party, Revolution (2018; with Leo Panitch and Alan Zuege).

  • China and the World Market: Thirty Years of the ‘Reform’ Policy

    It is now thirty years since the People’s Republic of China announced its market reform policy at the Third Plenum of the 11th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in December 1978, under the then new leadership of Deng Xiaoping. The policy followed the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 and the purging … Keep reading »

  • Neoliberalism, Financial Capital and Mexico under Calderon

    Still in Crisis? Toronto — 11 January 2008. Moderated by Greg Albo. Presentations by: Alejandro Alvarez is a political activist and Economics Professor at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) Tom Marois studies political economy at York University Hepzibah Munoz Martinez teaches at the University of Victoria Richard Roman teaches Sociology at the University of Toronto … Watch video »

  • Limited Horizons: Ontario’s Election and After

    There are two initial observations to be made of Ontario’s October 10th election. First and foremost, the voter turnout: the lowest voter turnout to date had been 54.7 per cent of the potential electorate, recorded in 1923. This was ‘bested’ on October 10th when those motivated to cast a vote fell to a new record … Keep reading »

  • Picking Up The Pieces

    Where We Go From Here After the Referendum Defeat in Venezuela Toronto — 12 December 2007. Introduction by Greg Albo. Presentations by: Suzanne Weiss and John Riddell Maria Paez Victor Nicolas Lopez Alex Grant

  • Canada and World Order After the Wreckage

    The active imagining of an alternate global politics could hardly be more pressing. Mounting global inequalities, the turbulence of climate change, and recurring military interventions by Western powers have been the daily fare of the neoliberal world order. This world order was constructed over the last two decades under the hegemony of the U.S., in … Keep reading »

  • Empire’s Ally: Canadian Foreign Policy

    Since the coming into power of the Stephen Harper Conservative government in January of this year, there has been much gnashing of teeth over the foreign policy stance of Canada. In particular, Canada’s relation with the U.S. on a phalanx of fronts has been at the centre of controversy. One has been the softwood lumber … Keep reading »

  • Unionists, Canada and the Afghan War

    This Saturday, tens of thousands of people across Canada will demonstrate in support of the demand to bring Canadian troops home from Afghanistan. This pan-Canadian day of action is being led by four major organizations: the Canadian Peace Alliance, le Collectif Échec à la guerre, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Canadian Islamic Congress. Hundreds … Keep reading »

  • Figuring out and Fighting Harper

    The January 2006 Federal election results in Canada unexpectedly yielded a minority Conservative Government. The ‘great moving right show’ is having yet another run. In Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canada now has the most ideologically committed neoliberal in power since Margaret Thatcher. The five priorities Harper has announced – an accountability package; a cut in … Keep reading »

  • This Election will Not End the Impasse of Canadian Democracy

    By a margin of 171 to 133, the united parliamentary forces of the Conservatives, Bloc Quebecois and New Democratic Party felled the federal Liberal Government of Paul Martin at 7:09 pm of November 28 on a motion which simply read “This House has lost confidence in the government.” Thus the 38th Parliament of Canada ended. … Keep reading »