"War is a racket," wrote retired U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, in 1935. That statement, which is also the title of his short book on war profiteering, rings true today.
Once again, in the middle of summer, the anti-government government has unleashed more anti-policy policy via a compliant Statistics Canada.
Yesterday nearly 50 civil society organizations sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper decrying the cuts to Environment Canada and the impacts the cuts will have on water in Canada.
Removing the $2 per-vote annual subsidy for federal political parties is yet another undemocratic move by Prime Minister Harper's Conservatives.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
The Harper Conservatives aim to reduce the deficit on the backs of hard working Canadians by slashing essential services. In response, the PSAC launches a national campaign.
This week marks the final edition of the Weekly Pulse. As the Pulse winds down, we look ahead to some of the most pressing health-care issues facing the nation.
How will the next generation of seniors pay for health care if Republicans privatize Medicare? The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) suggests some options in a darkly funny ad.
In Washington, the environment is under attack. The cost-cutting deal that the House passed yesterday stripped the Environmental Protection Agency of $1.6 billion.
Alert! Radio from Canadian Dimension
Alert! Radio #181 -- Interviews with Roger Annis on Haiti's new president, Dean Baker on the U.S. budget crisis and Saul Landau on his film 'Will the Real Terrorist Stand Up.'
Robert Parry in In These Times examines how Paul Ryan's budget test would turn health care for the elderly into one big free-market death panel.