Quebec Student Strike enters week 13: ILPS statement in support

Student Strike Week 13: Quebec students are rejecting government’s inadequate offer despite fact it was presented under threat of 200,000+ students losing academic year. Students are getting an education in politics, struggle and the anti-people nature of the capitalist system that will last them a lifetime! At this time, wanted to share this recent statement […]

My experience at Argentina Women’s Encuentro in Patagonia

Marie Boti (green scarf) with friends holding International Women's Alliance banner.

15,000 Grassroots Women Gather at the End of the World

by Marie Boti

Bariloche, Patagonia, October 2011. Open desert, tufts of prairie grass, flat landscape—it looks like the Alberta badlands. But we are at the fin del mundo, the “end of the world” […]

Our Beloved North Korea by Imawano Kiyoshiro

The two accompanying videos feature a song by Japanese musician Imawano Kiyoshiro (あこがれの北朝鮮 – “North Korea’s aspirations”) and are a welcome antidote to the recent “Americano-Eurocentric” and anti-Communist diatribes launched against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea following the death of Kim Jong Il.

“あこがれの北朝鮮” was released in 1995. In 2003, the song was censored […]

The Making of a Global Disposable Workforce

and the rise of Canada’s “Rent-a-worker” program

by Malcolm Guy and Marie Boti

A sea change is underway in Canada as the country shifts away from traditional immigration towards a “rent a worker” policy all too prevalent around the globe. And it is taking place without public debate or official announcements.

November 2010, Puerto Vallarta, […]

Of Medicine and Dialectics

a review article by William Ging Wee Dere*

DR. DAYA VARMA’S book, The Art and Science of Healing Since Antiquity, is fascinating, rich, and full of insights into the history, science, political economy, cultural and social aspects of medicine. It is a people’s history of medicine and a refreshingly non-Eurocentric view of medical science. It […]