Canadian Dimension: New Mass Resistance as Spanish State Jails Catalan Ministers

Photo by Joan Campderrós-i-Canas Judge Carmen Lamela of Spain’s National High Court – direct descendant of the fascist Franco-era Court of Public Order – took the war of the Spanish state against the Catalan pro-independence government to a new level of judicial violence on November 2. It was not enough that the two leaders of ...

Canadian Dimension: Beyond Parliamentarism: Historical Bases and Prospects for Corbynism

Photo from Public Domain Who would have thought? Britain, of all places – that island so often lamented to be devoid of revolutionary history and thought, the land of Fabianism without Marxism, the home of Thatcher and Blair and the City – now has one of the most radical leaderships of a major social democratic ...

Canadian Dimension: Spain: ‘Popular unity’ councils sworn in amid huge enthusiasm

Ada Colau • Photo by Marc Lozano The squares in front of scores of town halls across the Spanish state were jam-packed with enthusiastic crowds on June 13. Tens of thousands had gathered to celebrate the inauguration of progressive administrations elected in a leftward swing in the May 24 local government elections for Spain’s 8144 ...

Canadian Dimension: The Class Logic behind Austerity Policies in the Euro Area

Photo by Ggia The Nexus of Economic Crisis and Austerity 1.1 Austerity as a cost saving capitalist strategy After the outbreak of the 2008 global economic crisis, extreme austerity policies prevailed in many parts of the developed capitalist world, especially in the European Union (EU) and the Euro-area (EA). Austerity has been criticized as an ...

Canadian Dimension | Articles: Misinformation about Ukraine and Russia

Since the overthrow of the Yanukovych government in Ukraine at the end of February 2014, the mainstream media en masse has attempted to whitewash the nature of the current interim Ukrainian government. This has occurred even some progressive publications and websites. An example of this is a major two-part series by Christopher Majka in rabble.ca. ...

Canadian Dimension | Articles: Ukraine Between ‘Popular Uprising for Democracy’ and ‘Fascist Putsch’

This article was originally published in The Bullet on March 12, 2014. Let’s begin with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s version. One can think what one likes about deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, but his election in 2012 was recognized as legitimate by international observers and, after a certain hesitation, by the defeated candidate, Yulia Timoshenko. ...