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Democracy in the Age of Austerity: Beyond the Robocall Scandal

By James Cairns

A lot of people are angry about the robocall scandal. Even by the low standards of the Harper Conservatives, the covert attempt to block thousands of people from voting in the 2011 federal election is pretty disgusting.

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The Harper Government and Assembly of First Nations Politics

By Russell Diabo

On January 23-24 a Crown-First Nations Gathering (CFNG) was held between the Prime Minister and First Nations representatives.

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Syria: The Popular Revolution the World Does Not Want

By Khalil Habash

The first time it was reported that our friends were being butchered there was a cry of horror. Then a hundred were butchered. But when a thousand were butchered and there was no end to the butchery, a blanket of silence spread. When evil-doing comes like falling rain, nobody calls out 'stop!' When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer.”

- Bertolt Brecht

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Economic Crisis and Austerity: The Stranglehold on Canada's Families

By Adrie Naylor

The claim that economic crises and austerity have an uneven impact on the working class -- with the greatest effects being felt by women and children -- is one we hear often on the Left. However, with some important exceptions, this claim is all too often just an aside or a footnote.

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Austerity in the Mind Factory

By Alan Sears

Educational struggles are breaking out all over.

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