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LeftStreamed: Partners in Crime
December 21, 2014
The signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement came with the promise of prosperity and jobs for all and the extension of human rights. These are, it needs hardly saying, promises unkept. Recorded in Toronto, 12 December 2014.
by Walter Baier | December 20, 2014
Both statistics and political science research show that European Social Democracy is currently undergoing the most serious crisis since its foundation. Since the end of WW II until now, the average vote for Social Democratic parties in parliamentary elections has decreased from 33 to 26 per cent (from the 1950s to 2011), which means by more than one fifth.
What's New: Wise guys
by Mike Constable | December 19, 2014
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What's New: Ottawa Hospital patients at risk
| December 19, 2014
Patient care and safety at the Ottawa Hospital is being put at risk by further cuts, but a knee-jerk response from the hospital's administrators is making a bad situation worse, charge staff representatives at the hospital.
What's New: Stop public-private partnerships "immediately"
| December 18, 2014
Following is a statement by Bob Kinnear, President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113, which represents over 10,000 workers at the Toronto Transit Commission and York Region Transit. The statement comes in the wake of this week's report by the Ontario Auditor General that infrastructure public-private partnerships have cost Ontario taxpayers nearly 8-billion dollars more than if the projects.
by Cas Mudde | December 18, 2014
The news that the French National Front (FN) has received a 9m euro loan through a Kremlin-connected Russian bank -- it pays to be well connected -- sent the international media into a frenzy of speculation. The recent stories come on top of months of coverage about the alleged pro-Russia bias of European far-right parties.
by Richard Fidler; Evo Morales | December 17, 2014
Meeting in Havana December 14, the 13th summit of ALBA leaders endorsed a Bolivian proposal to host an international assembly of social movements in 2015 to discuss and adopt a united strategy for fighting climate change. The decision by the ALBA-TCP coincided with release of the final agreement adopted by the United Nations COP20 climate talks at Lima, Peru.
by Andrew Burgin | December 16, 2014
Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras has called a presidential election, which will take place this month. It's the parliament that elects the president but if the electoral sums don't add up -- which so far they don't -- and no president is elected, then the government must call a general election. In the event of a general election, it is likely that SYRIZA will be the largest party and will form the government.
A new opening for the left in Greece December 21, 2014
#BlackLivesMatter December 21, 2014
No to pipelines, yes to Site C? December 21, 2014
Beating Back Austerity: Lessons from the Fighting Irish December 21, 2014
11 Trillion Gallons to Replenish California Drought Losses December 21, 2014
Colombian Guerrillas Declare Indefinite Cease-Fire December 21, 2014
One Step Forward, One Step Back in U.S.-Latin America Policy December 21, 2014
Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF December 21, 2014
Hamas taken off EU terror blacklist December 20, 2014
John Oliver Breaks Down America's Income Inequality Problem December 20, 2014
Russia Reaches Out To Europe's Far-Right Parties December 20, 2014In The News archive:
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| 2:00pm, Sunday December 21, 2014
Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto.
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|: Celebrate the Freedom of the Cuban Five|
Remarks by The Honourable Javier Dómokos Ruiz, Consul General of Cuba in Toronto. Cultural Presentations by Latin@s Artists and more.
Images and video clips from Cuba; Music: Wally Brooker and friends, Ernesto Espinoza,Pablo Gutierrez, Rosy Cervantes, Ruben (Benny) Esguerra and New Music Tradition, Robert Davis, Cuban Music, Rumba; Poetry: Carlos Angulo Rivas; and much more!
Organized by Toronto Forum on Cuba
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