US Politics

Mar 9, 2010

Weekly Audit: Doomsday for the CFPA?

Alison Hamm
Just when the Democrats need to be tougher than ever on financial reform, Senate Banking Committee Chair Sen. Chris Dodd, seems to have given up completely.
Mar 3, 2010

Weekly Pulse: Obama to push for reconciliation

Lindsay Beyerstein
oday, President Barack Obama will deliver a speech to Congress outlining his plan to move forward on health care reform. The president is expected to advocate the use of budget reconciliation.
Feb 24, 2010

U.S. military budget for 2010 climbs to $744 billion

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military bases around the world, the nuclear weapons program -- all this adds up to a budget that leaves nothing for foreign aid or for tackling climate change.
Feb 17, 2010

Barack Obama is going nuclear

Barack Obama announced the initial $8 billion in loan guarantees for construction of the first new nuclear power plants in the United States in close to three decades.
Feb 16, 2010

Weekly Audit: More jobs please

Zach Carter
One year after President Barack Obama secured passage of his critical economic stimulus package, the U.S. Senate is finally taking anther look at how to create jobs and repair the economy.
Feb 6, 2010

Courting Disaster: Fear of a democratic planet

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
A U.S senator claims the Constitution only protects citizens, and corporations have new election powers, and people protest due process then you know it is fear of a democratic planet.
Activist Toolkit

Code Pink

Code Pink is a women-led grassroots solidarity initiative that opposes militarism.

Weaponizing Words: The Dilemmas of Free Speech

Jun 27, 2018
SFU Harbour Centre: Room 7000
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC
British Columbia CA
Drawing upon his recent article in openDemocracy, the Director of the Institute for the Humanities, Samir Gandesha, will reflect on Mill’s and Marcuse’s contributions to the dilemma of Free speech.
Forum topic

U.S. immigration decree and its effects

I thought it might be useful to start up a new thread for this issue, because it has a lot of implications here (and elsewhere) and I thought it would get lost in the Trump administration thread.

Ms Fadwa Aloui, a Canadian citizen born in Fèz, Morocco, her cousin and her two children were headed in her car to a shopping trip in Burlington (Vermont, I assume?) and they were interrogated for a long time at the US border. She was asked about the mosque she attended, her imam and what she thought of Trump!


#J20RESIST Global Day of Actions - Vancouver

Jan 20, 2017
Vancouver Art Gallery
Robson Street at Howe Street
Vancouver , BC
49° 16' 55.2468" N, 123° 7' 14.9412" W
British Columbia CA
On Friday, January 20, in Washington, D.C. and cities across the U.S. and the world, hundreds of thousands will take to the streets to protest an agenda of war and racism. Join us in Vancouver!


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