• Israeli Slaughter, International Culpability

    Gaza massacre points to urgent need for viable sanctions There is every reason to be outraged. But despite the severity of Israeli atrocities in Gaza, we have little right to act surprised. Whatever else can be said, Israel has made it abundantly clear that until its actions are met with credible international sanctions, it will subject … Keep reading »

  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

    Toronto — 3 December 2008. Legalizing Terror: The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Jasmin Hristov, author of Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, Ph.D. candidate York University Todd Gordon, writer on Canadian imperialism and Canada’s free trade agreement with Colombia, member of New Socialist Group Iliam Burbano, CUPE international solidarity activist Toronto — 7 December 2008. … Watch video »

  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Signed

    Not a government to fail to live up to its reactionary commitments, the Tories signed Canada’s free trade agreement with Colombia on November 21st. The signing is the culmination of the Tory government’s aggressive campaign to reach a trade deal with the human-rights troubled Andean country. Prime Minister Harper first announced his government’s intention to … Keep reading »

  • Where’s Palestine in the Canadian Election?

    Many will certainly remember that incredibly friendly moment, during the otherwise acrimonious recent U.S. Vice-Presidential debate, when Republican candidate Sarah Palin reached out to her Democratic rival Joseph Biden, saying she was: “encouraged to know we both love Israel and I think that is a good thing to agree on.” Arguably, observing the Canadian election … Keep reading »

  • Huge Stakes Behind War in Caucasus

    “Georgia is a sovereign nation and its territorial integrity should be respected.” Had George Bush said what he said about Georgia from Beijing about Serbia as well, this is how he would have approached the so-called independence of Kosovo. The truth, of course, is far from this. The U.S. was the first country to recognise … Keep reading »

  • The Turkish Crisis, the Generals and the Left

    For the last several months Turkey has been immersed in a major political crisis as various sections of the Turkish ruling classes openly feud. It has pitted the ruling, Islamic-influenced AKP government against sections of the Turkish military, political and judicial elites. It is also dispute over the direction of Turkish economic restructuring as well … Keep reading »

  • Radovan Karadzic Faces Trial But Who Can Judge?

    According to the generally accepted political logic, the arrest of Radovan Karadzic and his bringing to Hague Tribunal are expected to put an end to the Balkan drama of 1990s. But what’s actually happening seems to be quite the reverse. The Serbian society has got accustomed to the new reality. It suffered another indignity as … Keep reading »

  • Palestine in the Middle East (part 2)

    Opposing Neoliberalism and U.S. Power (Part 2) Neoliberalism, the ‘New Middle East’ and Palestine In the late 1960s, with the definitive collapse of British and French colonialism in the Middle East, the U.S. rose to become the dominant imperial power within the region. Because of the presence of oil, the Middle East became critically important to the … Keep reading »

  • Palestine in the Middle East (part 1)

    Opposing Neoliberalism and U.S. Power (Part 1) Over the last six months, the Palestinian economy has been radically transformed under a new plan drawn up by the Palestinian Authority (PA) called the Palestinian Reform and Development Plan (PRDP). Developed in close collaboration with institutions such as the World Bank and the British Department for International Development … Keep reading »

  • Death Spiral in Zimbabwe

    Mediation, Violence and the GNU Would it not be easier In that case for the government To dissolve the people And elect another? — Bertolt Brecht, 1953. In March 2008 Zimbabweans voted in the most peaceful election since independence, resulting in an unambiguous victory for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Morgan Tsvangirai. … Keep reading »

  • Pan-Africanists: Our Collective Duty to Zimbabwe

    Experiences in Guyana, in Kenya and in Zimbabwe have taught us that it is a mistake to adopt western standards of victory as our own, write Horace Campbell and Eusi Kwayana. Victory for us must mean reconciliation of divided populations. Reconciliation will fail utterly if it is imposed; or allows free rein to corruption, militarism … Keep reading »

  • Disaster in the Making: Canada Concludes Its Free Trade Agreement With Colombia

    What’s the monetary value of a Colombian trade unionist’s life? As it turns out, it depends on how many are killed in a given year since the potential fines the Colombian government will have to pay as penalty under its free trade agreement (FTA) with Canada whenever a union activist is killed is capped at … Keep reading »