Opinion

Thousands protested the Liberal government's 2016 austerity budget, which included the announcement of a 10 percent provincial tax on books. Photo by Matt Barter.

The Ball Government’s attack on N.L. society

Written By: | January 12, 2017

The Liberals’ book tax is part of a bigger, disturbing pattern.

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Rocket January 2017

Photo by Mikey G / Flickr.

BOOK REVIEW: “Beyond Banksters” by Joyce Nelson

By: | January 6, 2017

Joyce Nelson’s “Beyond Banksters” is an eye-opening, must-read exposé of a ravenous financial system.

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Photo: Homeless Hub / Flickr

Persistence of massive child poverty in Canada a national disgrace

By: | December 17, 2016

And not just at Christmas time.

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Photo by Brian Carey.

Navigating sexism within a class divide

By: | December 16, 2016

Cathy Bennett recently came out about the unfair sexist harassment she received, but it’s a more tangled mess than it seems.

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Alisdare Hickson / Flickr.

‘The future’s not ours to see’ — but it is ours to shape

By: | December 7, 2016

What we need to know about neoliberalism. (Part 3 of 3)

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Individuals and citizens' groups have been pushing for electoral reform for years. Photo by ahblair / Flickr.

Why all the cool kids want a new electoral system

By: | December 7, 2016

Electoral reform might not sound very sexy. But it matters. A lot. Don’t let the footdragging wear you down.

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Fireworks over one of the resistance camps at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Photo by Ruth Hopkins / Flickr.

Claiming victory at Standing Rock and Muskrat Falls

By: | December 5, 2016

What does a real victory look like for those opposed to megaprojects?

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Toronto takes action against the TPP and toxic trade deals outside Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland's office on Spadina/Bloor. Photo: Albert Yang / Leadnow Canada.

Free trade extends the scope and power of corporate oligarchy

By: | November 30, 2016

What we need to know about neoliberalism. (Part 2 of 3)

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Photo by Pete Williamson / Flickr.

Unbridled corporate rule will wreak global devastation

By: | November 23, 2016

What we need to know about toxic neoliberalism. (Part 1 of 3)

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Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Don’t worry about Trump and proto-fascism in the U.S.

By: | November 14, 2016

Worry about what’s happening in N.L. and in Canada.

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