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Bullet #1336: South Korean Protests Growing
| December 6, 2016
For the sixth straight weekend, hundreds of thousands of Koreans came out in Seoul (and with other Korean cities estimates approaching 2 million people on the streets) to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye. These are the largest demonstrations in South Korea since the pro-democracy movement of the 1980s.
| December 5, 2016
Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternative routes. We wholeheartedly support the decision of the administration and commend with the utmost gratitude the courage it took on the part of President Obama, the Army Corps, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to take steps to correct the course of history and to do the right thing.
by Bill McKibben | December 5, 2016
The news that the U.S. federal government has refused to issue the permit needed to run a pipeline under the Missouri river means many things - including that indigenous activists have won a smashing victory, one that shows what nonviolent unity can accomplish. From the start, this has been an against-the-odds battle. But that opposition finally did arise, and it centered on the last place the pipeline would have to cross: the confluence of the Missouri and the Cannonball rivers.
LeftStreamed: The Case of Hassan Diab
December 4, 2016
This is a 3-part podcast series on the case of Hassan Diab, a Lebanese-Canadian sociology professor extradited from Canada and currently in a French jail, accused of a bombing that happened in Paris in 1980. The series was produced by Justin Podur.
| December 3, 2016
Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is deeply concerned and disturbed by the passage of the private members motion 36 against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The motion passed despite opposition from the Ontario New Democratic Party (ONDP). Several civil society organizations expressed their opposition to the motion, including CUPE Ontario, the Ontario Civil Liberties Association, the Israeli organization Boycott from Within and dozens of other groups.
What's New: The Fierce Debate Over Castro's Legacy
by John Wight | December 3, 2016
Fidel Castro’s death, at 90, has sparked a fierce debate in the West over his legacy. I specifically mention the West as elsewhere there is no debate: Castro has rightfully been lauded as one of history’s great emancipators, a man who led a revolution that succeeded in throwing off the yoke of U.S. imperialism.
What's New: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss
by Brad Hornick | December 2, 2016
The fresh new face Canada showed the world at the Paris COP21 climate meetings held out hope for many Canadian climate activists that a national course change was in the works. So far, Trudeau has not updated Canada's environmental assessment process as promised. The Liberals have sponsored a biased ministerial panel to assess both the Trans Mountain and Energy East pipeline expansions.
Measuring Global Inequality December 6, 2016
Prabhat Patnaik speaks in JNU on Fidel Castro December 5, 2016
Media Coverage Of Fidel Castro's Death Has Been Abysmally One-Sided December 5, 2016
The Myth of the Rust Belt Revolt December 5, 2016
Build a dozen pipelines, Alberta. It won't help. December 5, 2016
Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump December 5, 2016
Eyeing the Trump Voter, 'Fight for $15' Widens Its Focus December 5, 2016
Unequal partners: Power, profit and the public interest in P3s December 5, 2016
Mohawks block trains carrying oil from passing through Kahnawake December 5, 2016
Crowd demands P.E.I. government accept plebiscite result December 5, 2016In The News archive:
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| 6:30pm, Thursday December 8, 2016
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|Book launch: Toronto's Poor|
Join Bryan D. Palmer and Gaétan Héroux for the launch of Toronto’s Poor: A Rebellious History.
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of the many panics, downturns, recessions, and depressions that punctuate the years from the 1830s to the present. It is about men, women, and children relegated to lives of desperation by an uncaring system, and how they have refused to be defeated. In that refusal, and in winning better conditions for themselves, Toronto’s poor create the possibility of a new kind of society, one ordered not by acquisition and individual advance, but by appreciations of collective rights and responsibilities.
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