A change of pace to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Canadian academic year, what follows are two European pop radio hits which deal with the Americanization of European culture. Americanization as a concept has been popular since the 1960s and refers to claims that European media forms are exhibiting direct influence by and a… Read More Americanization from a European Perspective
In celebration of the release of his outstanding book Washington’s Long War on Syria, I am republishing an excerpt written by Canadian writer Stephen Gowans, originally published in October 2016 on his blog What’s Left. The book is availiable to order from Montreal publisher Baraka Books and I encourage all our readers to get a copy and… Read More The Revolutionary Distemper in Syria That Wasn’t
DONALD TRUMP: ANOTHER MAN FOR EMPIRE “After losing thousands of lives and spending trillions of dollars, we are in far worst shape in the Middle East than ever, ever before. I challenge anyone to explain the strategic foreign policy vision of Obama/Clinton. It has been a complete and total disaster.” — Donald J. Trump, Campaign… Read More Trump, Empire, and Syria (or, The Elites Just Bought Another War)
We were treated to this lovely piece of resistance music today during a seminar on Ethnopolitics. I wanted to share this with our readers alongside an excerpt* from Oslender’s excellent work on Afro-Colombian social movements giving richer context and meaning to the song: “Even if my master kills me, I shall not go to the… Read More Aunque mi amo me mate, a la mina no voy
This review was written by Carlos Martinez and originally appeared in the UK paper Morning Star and on his blog, Invent the Future. The book is available from Monthly Review Press In this short book, the renowned Egyptian Marxist Samir Amin presents an overview of the world’s first large-scale experiment building socialism – the Soviet Union –… Read More Book review: Samir Amin – Russia and the Long Transition from Capitalism to Socialism
Dear Readers, Please support the Urgent Appeal below from the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) to demand the Philippine government to drop the trumped-up charges filed against CPA pioneer Sarah Abellon-Alikes, stop the attacks against indigenous peoples and human rights defenders, continue the peace talks between the Government of the… Read More APPEAL: Stop the attacks against Indigenous Peoples and human rights defenders! (Philippines)
[Pictured: the distinctive wolf from the Printemps 2015 movement nicknamed “Critique Loup” by some. Printemps 2015 continued much of the praxis of the 2012 Maple Spring, including the practice of General Assemblies and attempts at city-wide shutdowns. I participated in solidarity work with the Printemps movement in my high school.] The following is a news… Read More Maple Spring saved Quebec Students $1465 per year.