Toronto has had a turbulent summer, with crises ranging from SARS to the
failure of the power grid. The season has been especially difficult for
the city’s poor who have had to cope with these added difficulties on
top of eight years of attacks by the provincial Tory government.
The US superpower’s quick victory over a fourth-rate military power
allowed Bush and the neo-conservative hawks who run the US government,
such as Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz, to emerge temporarily
strengthened. The US victory in Iraq solved very few problems, however,
ushering in a period of greater...
As we head into the second half of the third year of the reign of George
Bush the Younger, the hatred of millions of workers, youth, and people
of color against him and his neo-conservative advisers is intensifying.
People see a regime hellbent on asserting an arrogant corporate
imperialism abroad, while waging war on...
One of Lula’s promises in the election campaign was to deal with
unemployment. But unemployment has continued to increase every month
since he became president. The official unemployment level is 12.8 per
cent. But the reality is much worse. A graphic example is the wild chase
for jobs in Rio de Janeiro – as...