NGO’s and Empire Maintenance: Aid distributors versus popular sovereignty

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s Among the many foibles and spectacles which have characterized the presidency of Donald J. Trump, was his threat to… Read More NGO’s and Empire Maintenance: Aid distributors versus popular sovereignty

Translation: CETA comes into force – a scandal for democracy

This piece by French theorist and political economist Jacques Sapir, originally posted on his blog in French and republished in Italian by Voci Dal L’estero is now featured in English here on Peripheral Thought. Sapir argues that, in addition to the risks to public health and environmental integrity, The Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) is a serious… Read More Translation: CETA comes into force – a scandal for democracy

Leonard Hutchinson and the Social Realist Art of Canadian Working Class Resistance in the 30s

This post originally appeared on The Left Chapter, the blog of Michael Laxer leader of the Social Caucus in the NDP. While not in agreement with all of Laxer’s politics, I greatly enjoy the variety of content on his blog. Contributions from all leftist perspectives are welcome and can be sent to theleftchapter@outlook.com. Leonard Hutchinson was… Read More Leonard Hutchinson and the Social Realist Art of Canadian Working Class Resistance in the 30s

An Urgent Appeal: ALBA Social Movements Canada condemns the attacks against Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement

Brazilian military and civilian police have violently attacked and stormed a center for Brazil’s, Landless Workers Movement‘s (MST), their  Florestan Fernandes National School (ENFF) in Guararema, outside of Sao Paulo. Opened in 2005, the ENFF has functioned as an education and resource center for cadre of the Landless Workers Movement. The building itself was built by volunteer work brigades… Read More An Urgent Appeal: ALBA Social Movements Canada condemns the attacks against Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement