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Bullet #1027: South Africa and the Changing Politics of Labour
by Leonard Gentle | August 27, 2014
The two biggest signifiers of the state of the labour movement in South Africa in 2014 are, on the one hand, a terminal crisis within what is still, formally, the biggest trade union centre -- the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), aligned to the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), and, on the other, the emergence of new workplace militancies by workers, notably the national strike wave in the second half of 2013.
by Roger Annis | August 26, 2014
In an article published on Left-East on Aug. 10, the Russian writer Ilya Budraitskis laments "there is no antiwar movement in Russia." His article is a rather bleak, despairing outlook on the prospects of organizing against "war" in the border regions between Ukraine and Russia. He titles his article 'Hope in a hopeless place'.
Bullet #1026: New Paths Require a New Culture on the Left
by Marta Harnecker | August 26, 2014
I completed this book one month after the physical disappearance of President Hugo Chávez, without whose intervention in Latin America this book could not have been written. Many of the ideas I raise in it are related in one way or another to the Bolivarian leader, to his ideas and actions, within Venezuela and at the regional and global level.
by Yves Engler | August 25, 2014
When is a Canadian who leaves this country to join a foreign military force and participate in the killing of innocent civilians, including children, called a 'terror tourist' and sent to jail? The answer is: only when that person joins a military force the Conservative government disagrees with.
What's New: Energy East: Where oil meets water
| August 25, 2014
Drinking water, beluga habitat, and fishing and swimming holes are all at risk if TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline is approved. If approved, TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline from Hardisty Alberta to export ports in Cacouna, Quebec and Saint John, New Brunswick, would be the largest oil pipeline in North America.
What's New: Kiev's attempts to ban the Communist Party
by Volodymyr Ishchenko | August 24, 2014
On July 24 the speaker of the Ukrainian parliament Oleksandr Turchynov announced the disbanding of the parliamentary group of the Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU) over a ridiculous technicality. The court trial over CPU's ban as a political party started the same day with the next session of the court scheduled for mid-August.
Bullet #1025: Understanding the Civil War in Ukraine
by David Mandel | August 24, 2014
The Ukrainian conflict, like most political phenomena, is multi-dimensional and highly complex. As such, it calls for a holistic -- dialectical, if you wish -- approach. But to judge by American and NATO spokespersons and by their mass media, there is only one really decisive factor that explains everything: Russia's imperialism, Vladimir Putin's determination to dominate and further dismember the Ukraine as part of his plan to restore the Soviet empire.
What's New: The Junius Pamphlet
by Rosa Luxemburg | August 23, 2014
The voting of war credits in August 1914 was a shattering moment in the life of individual socialists and of the socialist movement in Europe. Those who had worked for and wholly believed in the ability of organized labor to stand against war now saw the major social democratic parties of Germany, France, and England rush to the defense of their fatherlands.
Harper's Sneaky, Undemocratic, Terrible Deal with China September 18, 2014
Bombs won't solve the Isis problem September 18, 2014
Deutsche's 'Wall Street Crash' prediction goes über alles the airwaves September 18, 2014
Ukraine - the ceasefire must hold September 17, 2014
Scotland's democratic revolution September 17, 2014
World economy: getting back to trend? September 17, 2014
Preparing for War With Ukraine's Fascist Defenders of Freedom September 17, 2014
Building a Feminist Left September 17, 2014
Scottish Referendum: 'YES, BUT' September 17, 2014
Dignity September 17, 2014
As Swedish elections loom, cracks start to show in 'Nordic model' September 17, 2014
Gaza and the impact in the region September 16, 2014
3 graphs that show Canada's deep and persistent wealth inequality September 16, 2014
A great betrayal: Trudeau and the Liberals voted for Harper's sell-out FIPA September 16, 2014In The News archive:
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| 7:00pm, Wednesday September 24, 2014
Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto.
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|Forum: Neoliberalism and the Far Right|
* Bill Fletcher Jr is co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor
* Greg Albo is co-editor of Socialist Register
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| 7:00pm, Friday September 19, 2014
720 Bathurst St., Toronto.
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|: Buses from Toronto to New York for the People's Climate March|
This is an invitation to change everything. In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.
With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we'll take a stand to bend the course of history. We'll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of extreme climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.
Details: We will be leaving Toronto on Friday, September 19th in the evening, meeting at 7pm to leave at 8pm at CSI Annex (720 Bathurst, just South of Bloor), and the buses will drive overnight. On Saturday, there will be many climate events in New York City, which we will inform you about closer to the time, although you're free to do as you please. Those who purchase a "Sleepover" ticket will be sleeping on the floor of the Church of St Luke and St Matthew, and both Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided. The PCM (march) itself is on Sunday starting at 11:30am, and we will be marching in a group together (meet-up location TBA). We will then depart from NYC on Sunday evening, meeting at 5pm to leave by 6pm, and return to Toronto very early on Monday morning (the exact time of arrival depends on traffic and border crossing, but we should (hopefully) be back in Toronto downtown by 6am).
You must be 18+ to join us. Under 18s will be considered, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please contact us, as logistics need to be worked out on a case-by-case basis.
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