The more we discuss alternatives, the more we seem to return to the same old game that’s played with worn-out party logos behind which elites make the decisions.
The tax on books and cuts to libraries will seriously damage the thriving literary culture in Newfoundland. These cuts will destroy the cultural hubs of communities, and show a cynicism this government needs to redress.
Newfoundland and Labrador needs its young people now more than ever.
There’s a deeper psychological play at work in the current response to our economic situation, one which threatens countless families and individuals across the province and which is actively being used to counter human potential.
Even when times are bad, capitalist states pursue policies that benefit capitalist profit.
Sneering elites believe the public is ignorant and in search of easy answers, but we see the broad strokes of immorality and unfairness.
The recent provincial budget highlights structural issues with how services in Labrador are financed. Rather than assigning blame to various governments it is necessary that the provincial and federal governments re-evaluate how services are provided to isolated ‘territories’ lacking self-governance.
If you can afford to look at this budget in the abstract, you’re well off enough that you can pay a bigger share.
We can no longer be outraged that the budget will hit the poor the hardest, while ignoring the fact that the majority of the poor are women.
The federal NDP has voted to replace Thomas Mulcair, creating an opportunity to elect a bolder, more charismatic leader that could lift the party to new heights.
The City’s latest effort to encourage recycling reveals deeper issues with the way women are engaged in municipal politics and programming.
Agree with the Ghomeshi verdict or not, no one who heard the ruling can honestly say they don’t understand why victims don’t come forward.
We went to a federal government-organized ‘public consultation’ on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that the general public didn’t seem to know about. Here’s what went down.
The province’s poor fiscal standing presents us with a real opportunity to discuss and debate some important policy issues, such as fair taxation, a new health accord, a guaranteed national income, and more.
The hatred that the leading Republican candidate has been inciting during his bid to run in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election harkens back to another dark period of America’s past.
“Feminism is not something we wear, it is what we do — and we do it everyday.”
Anne Carson’s devastating Antigonick shows that Sophocles is our contemporary.
Nowadays middle class values largely conform to the neoliberal ideology that has dominated economic discourse for the past 35 years. In light of our current “fiscal” problems, however, maybe it’s time to evaluate whether this has been in our best interests.
No triumph over sexism and harassment is insignificant, as we recently saw in Spaniard’s Bay. But the fight against patriarchy is global — and it’s far from over.
Prominent thinkers are speaking out against it and pro-democracy groups are calling for proper public consultations. But is our government listening?