Guaranteed Basic Income Bill dies at Second Reading

Julie Dzerowicz, MP (Lib) Davenport, sponsored a Private Members Bill, C-273, an act to establish a national strategy for a guaranteed basic income. With the rising of the House, the bill died on the order paper after the SECOND reading. Click the link below to read the Hansard record of the second reading stage by…

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Are the United States and Israel Mutually Untouchable Allies?

The subject article by Jacob Farbman appears in the May 17, 2021 Jacobin, and presents one view of World influence and the turmoil in the Middle East. Why does the United States support Israel? Why is Israel is an untouchable ally of the United States? Over the years, the US public has heard a litany…

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Get Involved with a Green New Deal

These links and the information contained are accredited to the Council of Canadians The Council of Canadians has wonderful articles on getting involved with a Green New Deal movement locally.  Check out the links below and take action. Together, we are learning, making tangible change in our communities, and reclaiming political power for people and…

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Green Investing Won’t Work

Green Investing Is “Definitely Not” Going to Save Our Behinds                                                      A former BlackRock executive loses faith in free-market climate solutions. This article is a reprint from Mother Jones Daily…

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Public Banking Gains Traction in the US

The year of COVID, 2021, has seen a flurry of bills introduced in the United States to form or facilitate the formation of publicly owned banks. In addition several bills for feasability studies into public banking have also been introduced.  Oscar Perry Abello, New York City based alternative economic models and policies journalist, writes, “2021…

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Vienna’s Affordable Housing Paradise

With its affordable and attractive places to live, the Austrian capital is fast becoming the international gold standard when it comes to public housing, or what Europeans call “social housing” ― in Vienna’s case, government-subsidized housing rented out by the municipality or nonprofit housing associations. Unlike America’s public housing projects, which remain unloved and underfunded, the…

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Vienna’s Unique Social Housing Program

The city of Vienna, Austria, famous for its rich cultural and architectural heritage, is also recognized for its unique social housing program. In practice for nearly a century, Vienna’s social housing system is known as an effective and innovative model for providing superior, affordable housing to the city’s residents. Read an article about this unique…

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Covid Corruption, Privileged Parasites & the Gilded Circle

Preamble and commentary by Lionel Enright This is George at his best. We also need to understand that this same process of Oligarch domination is taking place in our country. Some people can’t see it and would shout, “ Oh horrors No “  !!  But this is a global system, and WE are equally caught…

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CEO Pay and Unspent COVID Funds

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Erika Shaw: Director, National Office; Editor, Our School/Our Selves Canadian workers and families continue to dig deep in the fight against COVID-19. At the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, we spent January asking: are politicians and industry leaders doing the same? The 2021 CEO report by David MacDonald revealed, that, for…

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George Monbiot on Environmental and Political Activism

“When we develop the right story, and learn how to tell it, it will infect the minds of people across the political spectrum.” George Monbiot British Writer. George Joshua Richard Monbiot is a British writer known for his environmental and political activism. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian, and is the author of…

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