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LeftStreamed: Education and Mobilization in Contested Mexico
March 29, 2015
This panel of experts on contemporary Mexico explores the context surrounding these events including the rise of drug violence, long standing popular movements among teachers and students, meaningful democracy, and the links between powerful interests in licit and illicit industries. Recorded in Toronto, 18 March 2015.
What's New: Forum Social Mondial
| March 28, 2015
The International Council's decision to organize the WSF once again in Tunis (Tunisia) was taken within the meeting in Casablanca (Morocco), last November. It responds to a wish formulated by regional and international social movements. After evaluation of the impacts of the WSF 2013 in Tunisia, they estimated that it was still necessary to: Consolidate the dynamics of changes born thanks to the Tunisian revolution and to the democratic movements in the region....
Samir Amin | March 28, 2015
As tens of thousands gather for the World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, we speak to one of the most prominent radical thinkers in Africa -- the Egyptian-born economist Samir Amin. He is considered one of Africa’s leading political economists and was one of the pioneers of describing modern human history from the perspective of the Third World, arguing that the countries of the South were not latecomers to capitalism, but were integrated into the global economy from the start in a position of dependency to the rich, industrialized North.
| March 28, 2015
The State of Extraction conference (March 27-29) builds upon the Canadian Mining and the University lecture series running over the past two years at all three SFU campuses and organized by Stephen Collis under the auspices of the Institute for the Humanities.
What's New: Tragedy of Party Communism
by Michael Brie | March 28, 2015
Never in history has a political movement so quickly captured the imagination of so many people and shaped so many societies after its own image as did the twentieth-century party communism founded by Lenin. And never before were so many supporters of such a movement so repressed, persecuted, jailed, and murdered by its leaders and their apparatuses as in the period associated with Stalinism (and also with Maoism). The greatness and misery of party communism are without parallel in world history.
by Brad Hornick | March 27, 2015
The recent Vancouver panel discussion on Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything, from which this article took form, was organized weeks before a local Blockadia event took place. By the time the five panelists came together, two had been arrested for defying a court injunction
What's New: Unite Against Austerity
| March 26, 2015
Unite Against Austerity is a campaign initiated by SmartChange.ca with the following goals: To make the austerity agenda the primary lens through which Canadians understand the country's political landscape and make political decisions; To support the expansion of alliances and strategic action in anti-austerity work in Canada.
What's New: Greece and the European Neoliberal Cage
by Dimitris Pavlopoulos and Yiorgos Vassalos | March 26, 2015
SYRIZA's victory in the Greek elections of 25 January raised a wave of hope across Europe. The dominance of the austerity-oriented conservative and social democratic parties was at last challenged by the victory of a leftist anti-austerity party, signalling a possible change of course in Europe.
Rojava must be defended April 18, 2015
Syriza and the crisis April 18, 2015
The Other Greek Left April 18, 2015
Stop C-51 April 18, 2015
Gaza Is a Tomb April 18, 2015
Mexico stages radical nude protest for missing 43 students April 17, 2015
Evo Morales in Tiwanaku April 17, 2015
Greece at substantial risk of default, say experts April 17, 2015
Quebec needs its 'social state' more than ever April 17, 2015In The News archive:
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| 7:00pm, Tuesday April 28, 2015
People's Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver.
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|Forum: Corporate Offensive: Continental Perspectives|
A Panel Discussion of Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America, 2nd edition, 2015
* Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, President and General Secretary of the National Union of Mining Metal, Steel and Allied Workers Union of Mexico (SNTMMSRM), continues to lead his union from exile in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of Collapse of Dignity, a book about corporate greed and miners’ struggles in Mexico.
* Jim Sinclair was President of the B.C. Federation of Labour from 1999 to 2014 and has long been active in international solidarity work. He was the editor of Crossing the Line: Canada and Free Trade with Mexico (1992).
* Richard Roman is co-author of Continental Crucible and many articles on workers, unions and the Mexican state.
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