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    Disaster populism

    An interview with Naomi Klein about globalization, The Shock Doctrine and the global food crisis.

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    A SLAPP in the face for free speech

    There’s something particularly disheartening when a media corporation abandons free speech principles. Journalists are supposed to be the good guys when it comes to freedom of expression, right? Shouldn’t media managers, of all people, support these principles?

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    Too little too late?

    Canadian labour leaders and activists will need to be proactive and creative in the coming months and years if they hope to avoid the fate of those Oshawa auto workers.
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    Economics for everyone

    Book review of Jim Stanford’s Economics for everyone: A short guide to the economics of capitalism.

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    Letter from the editor

    What happens when large numbers of people give up on the paradigm of “progress”—the idea that each generation will invariably live in greater material comfort and prosperity than the generation before?

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    Letter from the editor

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    Das Crapital

    While fighting plans for a mammoth big box store that would devour the small city he calls home, Don Sawyer discovers that a dangerous cult has spread from the heart of darkest Arkansas, jumped the border and brainwashed millions of innocent Canadians into its doctrine of diabolical materialism.

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    Freedom 25

    Calvin Neufeld embraces the simple life in an effort to be debt-free by 26.

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    Debt Cemetery

    An exploration of the effects of the U.S. housing and credit crises

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    Four reasons to get out of debt, nine ways to do it

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    Parting Shots

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    Letter from the editor

    The Harper Government’s performance at the UN climate change conference in Bali in December certainly didn’t make this country any friends. Alongside Japan and the U.S., our official delegation—which, unprecedentedly, did not include NGOs or opposition politicians—did its utmost to scuttle the world’s last, best hope for averting extreme climate change, and only bowed to global consensus on a watered-down agreement in the face of concerted domestic and international pressure.

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    The shock doctrine

    Book reviews of Jeremy Scahill’s Blackwater: The rise of the world’s most powerful mercenary army and Naomi Klein’s, The Shock Doctrine: The rise of disaster capitalism.

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    Working for a ban

    Over 40 countries have banned the use of asbestos—a known and dangerous carcinogen. So why does Canada continue to oppose a ban? And where does the labour movement stand on the question?

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    Enough to live on

    Precarious work is on the rise in Canada. Although the quantity of jobs has increased, often dramatically, during recent years of economic boom, there has also been a strong tendency for full-time, relatively well-paid jobs with benefits and security of tenure to be replaced by part-time, short-term, insecure jobs that pay low wages and provide no employment-related benefits. As a result, the level of economic insecurity of most individuals and households in Canada has increased significantly over the last several years.

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    Taking Responsibility, Taking Direction: white anti-racism in Canada

    Book review of Sheila Wilmot’s Taking Responsibility, Taking Direction: white anti-racism in Canada