Le 20 septembre, les électeurs se rendront aux urnes dans lecadre de l'une des campagnes électorales fédérales les pluscourtes de l'histoire du Canada. Alors que l'écart se resserreentre les libéraux et les conservateurs, les médias grand publicspéculent que Justin Trudeau…
In this August 2021 edition of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we bring a radical approach to election coverage. In anticipation of the snap election taking place on Sep 20th, we talk about the fourth wave of Covid-19, catastrophic climate change, and Canadian imperialism in Afghanistan and Palestine.
On September 6, over one hundred people rallied to mark Labour Day in Toronto at Christie Pits Park. Chair of the event, Elizabeth Byce, welcomed them with these words: "The real Workers’ Day, International Workers’ Day is on May First, but we intend to seize this occasion to advance a Workers’ Agenda. Labour makes the country run. Labour should run the country. In the midst of the current federal election campaign, we urge a critical vote for the only mass labour party in North America, the New Democratic Party. At the same time we strive for a Workers’ Government to expropriate Capital and establish a cooperative commonwealth, in harmony with nature."
On September 20 voters will go to the polls in one of the shortest federal election campaigns in Canadian history. As the gap narrows between the Liberals and Tories, mainstream media speculate that Justin Trudeau has lost his gamble with fate. The result of the August 17 Nova Scotia provincial election shows voters don’t always reward incumbent governments during a deadly pandemic. Instead of ‘sunny ways’, we are witness to Justin’s grim petulance on the hustings.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I has presented its Climate Change 2021: Physical Science Basis report as a contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report on climate change, due in early 2022. The report and its summary are written in the precise style and vocabulary of scientific publications that make ’objective’ statements. However, never before has a report by global warming experts given such an impression of the anguish caused by the analysis of the facts in the light of the inescapable laws of physics.