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Bullet #1366: Toronto Mayor’s Housing Policies Costs Lives
by Yogi Acharya | February 7, 2017
Eighty people have died in the last two years as a direct result of homelessness in Toronto. That's one homeless person dying every 10 days. In 1985, people fighting homelessness started keeping track of these senseless, and entirely preventable deaths. Since that time, they've recorded over 800 deaths - lives sacrificed in service of a perverse economic logic that demands ever more cuts from the destitute and grants ever more comforts to the rich.
Bullet #1365: How Postal Workers Removed the Staples
by Jamie Partridge | February 6, 2017
'We Won! The U.S. Postal Service and Staples deal is over!' proclaimed the headline on the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) website. A three-year battle against the outsourcing of living-wage, union postal jobs to the low-wage, nonunion Staples ended January 5 when USPS management informed the APWU that the 'approved shipper' program in Staples Office Supply stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017.
LeftStreamed: What's the Matter with America?
February 5, 2017
The 2017 Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture presentation by Thomas Frank, on Donald Trump's election and what it means for the USA. Recorded in Toronto, 26 January 2017.
Leo Panitch | February 4, 2017
In terms of the irrationality, chaos and inequality of capitalism, which becomes more irrational, more chaotic, more unequal with every passing hour, it’s hard to be a humane person and not to be a socialist. But there is also a way to answer this question related to one’s personal formation. I come from a working class community in Canada, who’s parents where socialists, so, in a sense, am a socialist almost by birth.
review by Antony Loewenstein | February 4, 2017
The Israeli media barely covers Palestine. Although many local, corporate outlets have 'Arab affairs' correspondents, a faintly colonial position that reeks of paternalism, 99.9 percent of Jewish journalists live in Israel proper (or the occupied, Palestinian territories) and barely spend any serious time in Palestine (except when serving in the IDF). The lack of Palestinian perspectives is striking considering the geographic closeness of the two peoples.
What's New: A Better World in Birth
by Karin Baker | February 3, 2017
I read plenty of articles, short and long, on all sorts of topics, but -- I hesitate to mention this to ATC readers -- I rarely read full length nonfiction books. But those by Michael A. Lebowitz, including his recent The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now, have been an easy exception. It is a pleasure and a relief to read theory that has such practical application to the questions socialists must address in our work to transform the world.
What's New: It Can Happen Here
by David M. Kotz | February 3, 2017
On November 8 the rise of a right-wing nationalist regime in the United States became a realistic possibility, if not now then in the coming years. Such regimes stress nationalist and patriotic themes, play upon and intensify fear of minority ethnicities and/or religions and/or other long-oppressed groups, promise to resolve festering economic problems of ordinary people, and direct the blame for such problems at a convenient scapegoat such as foreigners or immigrants rather than the real causes.
Architects call for urgent inspection of all PFI buildings in Scotland February 28, 2017
Labour and Resistance in Asia: An Interview with Kevin Gray February 27, 2017
Tens of Thousands Strike on Day without Immigrants February 27, 2017
'He's a liar': Why the Left Coast may be writing off Justin Trudeau February 27, 2017
Drastic cooling in North Atlantic beyond worst fears, scientists warn February 27, 2017
IJV fully supports anti-Islamophobia Motion February 27, 2017
Canada 150: what's for Indigenous people to 'celebrate,' exactly? February 27, 2017
PM Trudeau: Put postal banking back on the table February 27, 2017
Trump, Putin, and ExxonMobil team up to destroy the planet February 27, 2017
Turkey's 'wall of shame' on Syria border goes unnoticed February 26, 2017In The News archive:
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|12:00pm, Sunday March 5, 2017
OISE, 252 Bloor St W, Toronto.
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PDAC, the largest gathering in the world for the global mineral industry, begins on March 5. Every year, over 25,000 people descend on the city of Toronto for this 85-year-old trade show and convention. Some have called PDAC the "Superbowl" or the "Oscars" of the extraction industry. But why does it happen here? What is it about Toronto that makes this city PDAC's perfect home? It's certainly no accident.
Join us on a bus tour through the "belly of the beast" to untangle the secret webs of power and money that connect our city to some of the most harmful and toxic mining and extractive projects around the world.
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