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| 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.
What's New: Banking on Privatization?
by Toby Sanger | December 2, 2016
Finance Minister Bill Morneau tables his Fall Economic Statement on 1 November. We'll likely find out then whether he has some has real treats, or if they’re planning more privatization tricks for provincial and municipal governments, as his business-dominated Advisory Council on Economic Growth proposed in the form of a public-private infrastructure bank (and through their new term for privatization, creating a 'flywheel of reinvestment').
Canada's Greens stand up to pro-Israel bullies December 9, 2016
Leitch vows to 'lock up' illegal pipeline protestors December 9, 2016
SaskNotes: The Futility of Austerity, Lessons for Saskatchewan December 9, 2016
A Right-Wing Academic Witch-Hunt Campaign Is Underway December 9, 2016
Democracy Against Neoliberalism December 9, 2016
Greeks strike against 'repressive austerity' December 9, 2016
UK Labour MP Ruth Smeeth was funded by Israel lobby December 9, 2016In The News archive:
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| 7:00pm, Tuesday December 13, 2016
Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto.
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|Forum: The Rise and Fall of Cheap Nature|
The Rise and Fall of Cheap Nature: Work, Power, and Capital in Making and Transcending Planetary Crisis
* Jason. W. Moore - Sociology, Binghamton University
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* Adrian Smith - Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University
* Tania Hernandez Cervantes - Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Organized by: Centre for Social Justice. Co-Sponsors: Global Labour Research Centre, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Departments of Politics and Geography at York University, Socialist Project | Facebook event
| 7:00pm, Friday December 9, 2016
Greek-Canadian Dem. Hall, 290 Danforth Ave, Toronto.
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|Forum: Trump's Election – Causes and the dangers ahead|
The election of Donald Trump marks an extremely dangerous shift, that threatens peace, democracy and sovereignty abroad, and labour, civil, social, and equality rights in the U.S. Facing this onslaught, working people in Canada and the U.S., and especially the trade unions, must organize to defend hard-won rights and standards, and to mobilize broad-based unity and mass independent political action in the streets to stop Trump and the ultra-right in their tracks. Unity of the Canadian labour and people’s movements with our counterparts in the U.S. will strengthen this fight in both countries.
* Herman Rosenfeld, Member, Socialist Project
* Liz Rowley, Leader of the Communist Party of Canada
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