A massive change is underway in the west, and a fresh struggle for the soul of the middle class and the nations we call home is upon us.
The focus on xenophobia as the source of Britain’s exit from the EU and the appeal of Donald Trump conveniently ignores the link many Brits and Americans see between our prevailing globalist ideology and extensive job losses and underemployment.
St. John’s songwriter rewrites classic Newfoundland song “The Government Game” in response to the Liberal government’s austerity budget.
The provincial government’s 2016 austerity budget has sparked province-wide outrage and politicized a “whole new generation of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians [who are] not going away.”
Sneering elites believe the public is ignorant and in search of easy answers, but we see the broad strokes of immorality and unfairness.
Solidarity is our only weapon against austerity.
Other places have experimented with austerity, so we don’t have to. Here’s how Newfoundland and Labrador can avoid known mistakes and put itself on a path to a brighter, more equitable, future.
An anti-austerity manifesto for N.L.
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.
Prominent thinkers are speaking out against it and pro-democracy groups are calling for proper public consultations. But is our government listening?
Yet our politicians tell us we all must pay.
As the provincial economy circles the drain, it is apparent the Liberals have no plan.
See which articles and topics Independent readers cast an eye over most in 2015.
“All is well for western profiteers when their media and politicians can get us quibbling among ourselves over jobs and who gets a better pension.”
Can the province’s new Liberal government deliver a “stronger tomorrow”, or will incoming Premier Dwight Ball build on the dangerous legacy left by Danny Williams and the PCs?
The N.L. NDP may not be the radical revolutionaries many progressives in this province would like to see, but the party’s new leader and election promises spell real, meaningful change for those who need it most.
What could a major new trade deal and the way the Harper Conservatives have chosen to handle the refugee crisis possibly have in common?
Ed Finn, Newfoundland’s first NDP leader, sat down with The Independent to discuss the biggest challenge facing Canada today — the one nobody’s talking about in the lead-up to the federal election.
Looking at the election platforms of our three major parties, it becomes clear there are issues that the politicians don’t want to talk about. Unfortunately, they are precisely the issues that most affect the livelihoods of Canadians.
Why is our government so determined to hide out in the middle of the pack?