Emmanuel Macron has found himself to be an unpopular figure in parts of Africa.
The French president has struggled to maintain the influence his country gained in Africa through colonialism.
Former U.S. president Donald Trump returns to his plane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Aug. 3 after pleading not guilty to charges that he conspired to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
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The 2024 U.S. presidential election should be about more than Donald Trump’s legal travails. It should be a choice between democracy and the further criminalization of American politics.
Cargo containers are seen on the Maersk Stockholm ship while docked at port in Vancouver in April 2023.
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Contemporary conservatives have largely been pro-free trade. That’s no longer the case. What’s fuelling the change?
Stuff cuts are just the most visible aspect of critical problems within the modern university, as a new survey of academic workers reveals.
John Kay, 1790.
Everyone wants to claim the economic thinker as their own.
The 2008 statue of Adam Smith by Scotland’s leading monumental sculptor Alexander Stoddart, outside St Giles cathedral in Edinburgh.
The Scottish economist dedicated his life’s work to understanding the consequences – moral, social and political – of capitalism. Both neoliberals and leftwingers claim his legacy.
The United Conservative Party demonized the NDP’s proposals for a corporate tax rate increase during the recent provincial election campaign. But Calgary-based energy companies and other corporations have capitalized on tax rate decreases, firing workers instead of investing in them.
The conventional narrative on corporate tax increases relies on ‘zombie ideas’ that pander to corporate interests, harm the public interest and refuse to die.
In a neoliberal era, where profitability is prioritized over social duty, all orders of government in Canada are increasingly shirking responsibility for providing social services onto non-profits.
Non-profits provide critical services and social support for communities. They also provide settings where vital forms of social capital are produced.
Striking public sector workers in London, 1979.
From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, more unionised workforces from Europe to Aotearoa New Zealand fought hard to keep wages abreast with inflation. But it’s unlikely that could happen now.
The Alberta government recently released a report on the effect of the previous NDP government’s minimum wage increase.
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The Alberta government’s report on the supposed ills of the minimum wage should be viewed within the vast, diverse spectrum of economic literature, not just standard economics.
Where’s the appeal in watching a group of obnoxious, pampered, backstabbing siblings?
Do the show’s fans secretly identify with the characters’ pursuit of power and pleasure?
South Africa’s vast commercial press is dominated by four conglomerates.
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Skewed reportage on the land debate contributes to entrenching the injustices of colonialism and apartheid.
Whitehaven Harbour at dusk.
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Local people describe a purposeful past in this former mining community – and a bleak future.
When University of Manitoba Faculty Association went on strike and hit the picket lines in 2016, the association raised issues about having a greater say over ever-increasing workloads, appropriate use of metrics in evaluation and job security.
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Education strikes by university and public school workers are political fights about diminished respect for education as a public good and workers’ rights in an economy that perpetuates inequality.
CUPE members and supporters join a demonstration outside the office of Parm Gill, Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Milton, Ont., on Nov. 4, 2022.
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Frustration about unsettled bargaining that predates the pandemic could get channelled into pronounced resistance from educational workers during the coming months.
Clive Hamilton’s memoir of 40 years in activism is most of all a narrative of ideas in action. He argues for the power of provocation – and against the left, the right and China.
A vendor in South Africa’s Alexandra with the backdrop of the Sandton Towers, one of Africa’s most prestigious shopping centres.
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Social protection on its own doesn’t shift the dial. Radical economic policies are needed to tackle poverty and inequality.
Opening up spaces for students to talk to each other and to lecturers is a way to entrench education as a public good.
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Putting students at the centre of their learning is a powerful tool for decolonising the classroom.
Buildings sit in the water along the shore following Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, Nfld. Fiona left a trail of destruction across much of Atlantic Canada.
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Amid a number of major crises, the world clearly needs radical change. But what will it look like? The desire to return to pre-pandemic ‘normal’ is powerful, but ‘normal’ is what got us where we are today.
Members of the Forward Marching Band perform at a HONK! Festival in Somerville, Massachusetts, on Oct. 7, 2017.
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Organizers across the US are finding innovative grassroots strategies for helping people thrive. Many of these ventures emphasize working together as part of communities and collective systems.