There are signs that some countries are trying to get governing power back from transnational corporations. But no country seems as determined as Canada to jettison the powers of government.
How do we RETHINK the role of education in these times; RESIST neoliberal incursion into teaching and learning; and RECLAIM our educational institutions as vital democratic centres?
The documentary "Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy" is a well-rounded collection of stories highlighting the difficulties and complexities of being a political satirist in various countries.
With the IMF's treatment of Greece after Syriza's triumph, you can almost hear Henry Kissinger whispering "The issues are much too important for the Greek voters to decide for themselves."
The World Social Forum represents the development of a new left and a new global civilization, grounded by a desire for participatory, radical democracy.
The exceptionally successful neoliberal campaign to change the "ideological fabric" of society has put western civilization on a track to irreversible collapse. How can we shift course?
David J. Climenhaga
The only bright spot: this may remind voters elsewhere in Canada what happens to democracy when you let a bunch of secretive Ozberta Conservatives run things too long.
Conservative MPs changed the 'Reform Act,' which took away key powers of federal political party leaders, into the 'Hope for Reform Act,' which may or may not change anything.
As institutions and individuals with the power to diminish levels of violence against women rush to issue public apologies, one question remains. What are we going to do, now that we are sorry?
Asia Pacific Currents
Labour news from the region. Interview with Lee Siewhwa, Malaysian support group for democracy in Thailand, on the repression in Thailand and political prisoners.