An Education in Solidarity: Co-ops Make Gains at Concordia University in Montreal

April 25, 2017

“I liken cooperatives – newer cooperatives – to being like … trying to construct a plane while it’s flying,” explains Andrew Alford, who is involved in one of three solidarity co-ops based at Montreal's Concordia University in Montreal. A look toward a cooperative cafe, bookstore, and bar at Concordia shows how an alternative model of business and work is possible.

French Presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

French Presidential Elections: How the Two Candidates Are Left Standing

April 25, 2017

The French Presidential election run-off will be between Emmanuel Macron, a 39 year-old Left-center economist who was for two years the Minister of the Economy in the current government, and Marine Le Pen, a Right-nationalist. The positions of the two are in clear opposition, especially as concerns European integration.

Radhya Almutawakel

Human Rights in the Yemeni Civil War: An Interview with Radhya Almutawakel

April 17, 2017

The first US drone strike under President Trump took place in the al-Baidha province and killed 15 civilians – ten children and five women. As usual with the drone program, transparency is absent. The new worrying development in these drone operations is the accompanying ground raids which seem random and careless about civilians.

Women’s Rights and Movements

Women

The Feminist Transformation in Radical Kurdistan

February 7, 2017

As brutal civil war has devastated Syria and added to the massive refugee crisis, in Rojava—the predominately Kurdish region of northern Syria—a left-wing, feminist revolution is being carried out.

Environment