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| January 19, 2017
A group of environmental activists who chained themselves to Enbridge Line 9 equipment left a Sarnia courtroom Friday without criminal convictions in what’s being billed as a precedent-setting victory for pipeline demonstrators across Ontario. Vanessa Gray, 24, of Sarnia, along with Guelph residents Sarah Scanlon, 30, and Stone Stewart, 29, had been facing charges of mischief endangering lives and mischief over $5,000 after they occupied an Enbridge site on Mandaumin Road and allegedly manually shut down a valve there on Dec. 21, 2015.
What's New: We need to talk about the Anthropocene
by Gabriel Levy | January 19, 2017
Working out the time-scale of the Anthropocene epoch can not be left to natural scientists, a group of researchers argued in Nature journal last month. Historians, anthropologists and others who study human society need to be brought in to the discussion, they said.
by Arun Gupta | January 18, 2017
Dragging on a cigarette as he sits in the hall of United Steelworkers Local 1999, Robert James says, 'Trump stood on stage and lied about 1,100 jobs being saved at Carrier in Indianapolis.' James, 57, is the local vice president and a forklift driver who’s worked for 18 years at the Indiana-based factory that manufactures furnaces for homes. In February 2016 Carrier told more than 2,000 workers at two factories in the Hoosier State they were going to be fired and production would shift to Monterrey, Mexico.
What's New: Things to come
by Mike Constable | January 18, 2017
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by Alanna Vagianos | January 18, 2017
The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington just released a four-page document outlining the principles and goals of the protest, and it’s the definition of intersectional feminism. The Women’s March will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21 in DC with sister marches all over the country (and world) to 'affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.'
Bullet #1357: Canadian Aid to Africa under Justin Trudeau
by Toby Leon Moorsom | January 17, 2017
The Canadian government under Justin Trudeau is attempting to alter the narratives about our country's relationship with the African continent. Be aware the initiative is largely ideological chimera void of concrete action, but even worse, it is blatant hypocrisy. The purported 'new agenda' for Africa began with a trip to Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia by Foreign Affairs minister, Stéphane Dion in November of 2016.
Bullet #1356: London Underground Workers Relaunch Fight Against Cuts
Anonymous Tube Worker | January 16, 2017
The following contribution from a transit worker - and an activist in the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), refers to an ongoing series of strikes and protests against the management of the Underground's adoption of lean production, an austerity-driven program of restructuring called 'Fit for the Future.' The program involves layoffs of over 1,000 workers, and work re-assignments which amount to extra work, without any proper compensation.
In the Fantasy Land of Labor Theorists January 22, 2017
2017: Palestine's Three Dark Commemorations January 22, 2017
Learning from the rise of the right in the global South January 22, 2017
The Scourge of Self-Flagellating Politics January 22, 2017
How Capitalism Kills... And May Be Getting Deadlier January 22, 2017
Clemency denied! January 22, 2017
Trump Doesn't Mean the End of Socialist Organizing January 22, 2017
The truth behind the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom January 22, 2017In The News archive:
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| 6:30pm, Thursday January 26, 2017
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Department of Politics and Public Administration, and Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture present:
Thomas Frank, founder of The Baffler magazine, author of “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” and “Listen Liberal,” and past columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper’s Magazine speaks on Donald Trump’s election and what it means for the USA.
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