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What's New: Why This Election Matters to us at YYZ
by Toronto Airport Workers’ Council | October 9, 2015
We'll get straight to the point, as airport workers we must vote in the upcoming federal election. Not only because it is our democratic right and duty as Canadians, but because this election could have a direct impact on our working conditions due to many of us being federally regulated workers. This means its Ottawa, not Queen's Park, who is in charge of administering many of our labour standards at YYZ.
What's New: The Harper Demolition
| October 9, 2015
It's hard to recall as divisive a figure in recent Canadian political history as Stephen Harper. Few prime ministers have provoked as much animus among Canadians. Of course it's not just Harper himself who elicits such enmity, but his corporate and wealthy allies and their political project of market fundamentalism militantly set on rolling back the social state, along with all the hard-won protections accorded Canadians, and undoing indispensable environmental regulations.
What's New: Headed for a showdown in Quebec
by Ashley Smith | October 8, 2015
More than 150,000 trade unionists, their families and supporters poured into the streets of Montreal from all over Quebec to protest Premier Philippe Couillard's attack on public-sector workers and government services. In front of throngs of cheering demonstrators, Daniel Boyer, president of the Fédération des Travelaileurs du Québec (FTQ), declared, "I'm not going to say that this will be the last peaceful demonstration, but we're moving toward more muscular tactics."
| October 7, 2015
Jewish Voice for Peace mourns the lives lost in violent attacks, both Palestinian and Israeli, in the last days and weeks. We are deeply alarmed by the escalated level of collective punishment being imposed on Palestinians by both settlers and the Israeli Army. In the last 24 hours, the IDF has used live fire in Jenin and elsewhere in the West Bank, wounding over 100 Palestinians. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society has declared a state of emergency after their staff and ambulances were attacked 14 times in the last 72 hours.
What's New: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
| October 7, 2015
The TPP agreement is a deal currently being negotiated between 12 countries, and currently, drafts leaked to media suggest that there's a lot to be afraid of. The Government can still refine or reject parts of the deal that aren't in the public interest; but without public pressure, there's little hope of hearing about, much less putting a stop to, the devil in the detail.
by Sai Englert | October 6, 2015
This afternoon I went to the old city of Jerusalem. It is like a ghost town. Very few Palestinians in the streets, many shops are closed, and so are most entries to Al Aqsa. The passages that remain open are heavily policed, with only those above 55 and tourists allowed in. The streets are full of mobile check points. Each street corner is occupied by a crowd of “police officers” who are basically soldiers in a different uniform. Israeli settlers are all over the place, in all neighbourhoods, walking in small groups – armed, confident, jubilant.
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz | October 6, 2015
With a large part of Indigenous nations’ territories and resources in what is now the United States taken through aggressive war, outright theft, and legislative appropriations, Native peoples have vast claims to reparations and restitution. Indigenous nations negotiated numerous treaties with the United States that included land transfers and monetary compensation, but the remaining Indigenous territories have steadily shrunk due to direct federal appropriation by various means as well as through government failure to meet its obligation to protect Indigenous landholdings as required under treaties.
450 Palestinians Injured in 1 Day as Israeli Operation Mounts October 9, 2015
TPP trade agreement text won't be made public for four years October 9, 2015
Big U.S. firms hold $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes October 9, 2015
Marked bodies: Will racism win the election for Harper? October 9, 2015
The Conservatives Attacked Fundamental Freedoms October 9, 2015
A campaign full of violations of the caretaker convention October 9, 2015
How does Israel get away with it? October 9, 2015
TPP Documents Show Canada, Japan At Odds Over B.C. Timber October 8, 2015In The News archive:
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| 7:00pm, Tuesday October 20, 2015
Bahen Centre, Room BA1180, 40 St. George St., Toronto.
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|Symposium: Surplus3: Labour and the Digital|
A symposium celebrating the publication of Nick Dyer-Witheford’s Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex (Pluto Press/Between the Lines)
Please join us as we explore a conceptual vocabulary for grasping the contested intersection of labour and the digital in contemporary capitalism. Marking the publication of Nick Dyer-Witheford’s book, Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex, the Surplus3 symposium will open with 3-minute talks by ten guest presenters, each of whom will speak to one concept. These flash talks will be followed by a presentation by Dyer-Witheford and a collective conversation with our guests moderated by Alison Hearn.
Surplus3: Labour and the Digital will be followed in early 2016 with a freely distributed publication of the same title, designed by Chris Lee, and featuring work by Public Studio.
Moderator: Alison Hearn; Guests + concepts:
Marcus Boon: depropriation | Brett Caraway: connective action | Nicole Cohen: hustle | Deb Cowen: logistics | Nick-Dyer-Witheford: Cyber-Proletariat | datejei cheko green: intersectional solidarity | Carla Lipsig-Mummé: climate@work | Sarah Roberts: in/visibility | Kamilla Petrick: acceleration | Indu Vashist: indigenisation | Yi Wang: the wage
A Letters & Handshakes event in partnership with the Digital Labour Group (University of Western Ontario) | Facebook event
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