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Jul 12, 2018
Image: Modified from original larger comic by Harry Grant/Public domain license

The power of concentrated wealth vs. working people

Nima Maleki
There's a particular logic of authorized power at play within most societies the world over. Wage, work and union activity are impacted by it, as shown in recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
News
Jul 6, 2018
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The real Big Short

Ed Finn
Canada’s social spending has declined to just 17.2 per cent of GDP. There is no excuse for government refusal to improve our inferior social programs and help millions in poverty-stricken families.
Photos
Jul 3, 2018
Dollars in a piggy bank. Photo: OTA Photos/Flickr

Donald Trump and the U.S. piggy bank

Duncan Cameron
World commercial expansion is dependent on payments made in the U.S. dollar, a currency that all nations -- except the U.S. -- have to earn through export surpluses, or go into debt.
Columnists
Jul 3, 2018
Dollars in a piggy bank. Photo: OTA Photos/Flickr

Donald Trump and the U.S. piggy bank

World commercial expansion is dependent on payments made in the U.S. dollar, a currency that all nations -- except the U.S. -- have to earn through export surpluses, or go into debt.
Blog
Jun 29, 2018

Canada sends military force to Mali

Gerry Caplan
We rich white countries sure are generous when it comes to handouts for our Black kin in Africa. Except when we rip them off, of course, which is the real story of Canada and the West in Africa.
Blog
Jun 13, 2018
Bottled water. Image: Flickr

Water for Flint, not for Nestlé

Emma Lui
The corporate takeover of water around the Great Lakes and the violations of the human right to water and Indigenous rights shows that access to water often falls along racial, class and other lines.

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