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What's New: Wynne Budget
by Mike Constable | April 27, 2015
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Bullet #1110: Iran's Nuclear Deal: Escape from Crisis
by Araz Bağban | April 27, 2015
Iran reached a preliminary agreement with the P5+1 or E3+3 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council, namely China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany) group on its nuclear program in Switzerland after long negotiations.
by Jim Roy | April 26, 2015
Alberta introduced new royalty formulas in 2009, expecting to collect an additional $2-billion per year in royalties. The result, however, was not what was expected. Instead of collecting an additional $10-billion over the following five years, total royalties collected went down by $13.5-billion. What caused this $23.5-billion difference between expectations and reality? Was it bad luck, bad management, or bad information?
LeftStreamed: Green Cities Against Neoliberal Urbanism
April 26, 2015
This forum, part of the 'Capitalism vs. Ecology' series, looks at the track record of neoliberal urbanism and its deregulation of greenbelts, expansion of capital developments, resulting housing inequalities, and green-washing of planning and urban design. Recorded in Toronto, 12 April 2015.
LeftStreamed: The Greek Crisis: Syriza vs Europe
April 25, 2015
A panel discussion on Greece and the fight against austerity, moderated by Michal Rozworski. Presentations by Ingo Schmidt, Peter Prontzos and Natassa Romanou. Recorded in Vancouver, 10 April 2015.
by Michal Rozworski | April 24, 2015
I've been banging the drum of 'slow-motion austerity' for a while and little in the 2015 federal budget suggests any change from the pattern of death by a thousand cuts. This budget is another is a series of unspectacular austerity budgets. Taken together, however, the cuts rapidly add up and budgets become more remarkable for the tenacity with they've made us pay to get to the present.
Bullet #1109: The Armenian Genocide: An Open Wound
by Sungur Savran | April 24, 2015
On April 24, 1915, hundreds of Armenian intellectuals, politicians and community leaders were rounded in Istanbul by the Ottoman state, to be subsequently sent to exile from which most never returned. This was the signal that set off a chain of events that ended in a tragedy the like of which has rarely been witnessed in the annals of modern history.
by Adam Vaughan | April 23, 2015
Three-quarters of known fossil fuel reserves must be kept in the ground if humanity is to avoid the worst effects of climate change, a group of leading scientists and economists have said in a statement timed to coincide with Earth Day. Spelling out what a global deal at the UN climate summit in Paris later this year should include, the group demanded governments adopt a goal of reducing economies’ carbon emissions to zero by mid-century, put a price on carbon and that the richest take the lead with the most aggressive cuts.
Federal government gives away Canadian Wheat Board April 27, 2015
Joe Oliver's Budget Numbers Are Thoroughly Cooked April 27, 2015
Suppressed French report says 100% renewables is possible April 27, 2015
From Vietnam to ISIS: Canada needs to apologize April 27, 2015
NDP take dramatic lead in Alberta April 27, 2015
Should Greece Pay Back Its Debt? April 27, 2015
Greece's Varoufakis Takes Hammering From Riled EU Ministers April 26, 2015
A New Deal for Greece April 26, 2015
Washington State Teachers On Strike April 26, 2015
Greece: The Noose Tightens April 26, 2015In The News archive:
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| 7:00pm, Tuesday April 28, 2015
People's Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver.
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|Forum: Corporate Offensive: Continental Perspectives|
A Panel Discussion of Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America, 2nd edition, 2015
* Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, President and General Secretary of the National Union of Mining Metal, Steel and Allied Workers Union of Mexico (SNTMMSRM), continues to lead his union from exile in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of Collapse of Dignity, a book about corporate greed and miners’ struggles in Mexico.
* Jim Sinclair was President of the B.C. Federation of Labour from 1999 to 2014 and has long been active in international solidarity work. He was the editor of Crossing the Line: Canada and Free Trade with Mexico (1992).
* Richard Roman is co-author of Continental Crucible and many articles on workers, unions and the Mexican state.
|10:30am, Tuesday April 28, 2015
255 Front St., Toronto.
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|Protest: Confront Barrick Gold|
Every year, Barrick Gold gathers with their major shareholders and board of directors at their Annual General Meeting in downtown Toronto. And every year, we gather to support campaigns for justice, accountability, and a future for communities directly impacted by their mines.
This company is responsible for the deaths, rapes, and abuse of people who have the misfortune of living next to their mines, and the destruction of these peoples' environments. Meanwhile, Barrick's Advisory board and board of directors includes some of the most prominent and corrupt political figures of our time.
This year, we will be joined by Jethro Tulin, executive officer of the Akali Tange Association and Porgera Alliance. For the past decade, Jethro has been leading an international campaign against Barrick for killings and rapes by mine security. Just this month, teamed up with US-based lawfirm EarthRights International, to win fair compensation for 14 victims of abuse at the mine. But their struggle continues, as there are far more victims and the community seeks the long-term solution of resettlement.
Come for music, speeches, street theatre, and food... but most of all, come to support and amplify the voices of communities affected by Barrick around the world.
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