— by Roxanne Dubois — last modified Jan 06, 2017 03:18 PM
The top 5 recommended books from the Citizens' Press Arts & Culture section || Le top 5 de nos lectures de l'année.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Dec 21, 2016 07:54 PM
What's Left is a collaborative project of solidarity, love, and passion to add something positive to the struggle for a better world. We have truly enjoyed writing, sharing, and debating the finer points of socialist analysis, our victories, and setbacks. Thank you for all of your support throughout the year.
— by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Jan 02, 2017 11:11 AM
The initiating of rebellion and civil war in the Middle East can only be understood through a social and economic context and history of imperialism in the region. However, the shape these conflicts take is heavily influenced by the unique geopolitics of the region. Mainly, the tensions between monarchies and republican state governments and interests.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Dec 03, 2016 07:57 AM
The election of The Donald has raised more concern about personal privacy and digital security on the internet. For those who thought that previous US administrations over-zealously compromised the online privacy of innocent people around the world the Trump era isn't gonna get any better.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Dec 03, 2016 07:42 AM
Activists continue to try to stop the clock from being turned back. However, with the election of far-right populists in America, that project has become more difficult. Rights activists have become both the leading edge of the fight and the rearguard.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 14, 2016 04:53 PM
The Republicans have won the US Presidency, and clear majorities in the House and Senate. All at a time when critical appointments to different parts of the US bureaucracy and branches of government will have lasting implications.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 14, 2016 01:22 PM
In a clear victory for rhetoric over substance in the age of post-truth, the Ontario Liberal government has announced that it will run a pilot project to test the so called "universal basic income” idea. However, from the policy documents that have been released, it is quite obvious the Liberals intend to implement a more regressive version of this deeply flawed policy program. The Liberal-supporting media is tying itself in knots in attempts to support the program. First, a plea decrying Ontario's "meagre and rule-bound social assistance program" that the provincial government has purposefully manipulated in order to limit access to supports. Then, without a sense of irony, the media say that cash to buy private services is the only way to fix the problems previous Liberal and Conservative governments created through privatization and austerity.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 14, 2016 01:21 PM
Montreal had two stories break this week, one dealing with what is likely to be the biggest corruption scandal to hit Quebec and the other involving police spying on journalists.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 14, 2016 01:19 PM
The Federal Liberal Government has announced its first attempt to privatize public services using social impact bonds. Well, obviously, this is a great initiative. Social impact bonds and marketized social services are the future.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 01, 2016 04:45 PM
On Wednesday, November 2nd, the Canadian student movement will take to the streets to demand universal access to post-secondary education. The day of action, organized by the Canadian Federation of Students, will demand the elimination of tuition fees.