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What's New: New Ambassador Modernizes Canada's Hidden Agenda in Venezuela

by Gerard Di Trolio | March 31, 2014

Amidst headlines dominated by the situation in Ukraine, this bit of news slipped by almost unnoticed at the end of February; Ben Rowswell replaced Paul Gibbard as Canadian ambassador to Venezuela, as mandated by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. But a quick look into the appointee's background brings special significance to his promotion, especially as opposition protests escalate in Venezuela.



Bullet #961: Some Basic Thoughts on Québec and Anti-Imperialist Strategy

by Dan Freeman-Maloy | March 31, 2014

The Harper government has dragged Canadian politics to a point where intelligent criticism is difficult. Things are almost too obviously bad. On an international stage, it was enough to see the smug chuckles that Binyamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman exchanged as Harper delivered his speech to Israeli parliament, urging Israel's leadership to stay the course toward regional wars.



What's New: The Surrender of America's Liberals

| March 30, 2014

Political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. talks with Bill Moyers about his new article in the March issue of Harper's Magazine -- a challenge to America's progressives provocatively titled, "Nothing Left: The Long, Slow Surrender of American Liberals."



LeftStreamed: Left Alternatives to Social Democracy

March 30, 2014

Discussion with three prominent left activists (Leo Panitch, Roger Rashi and Adolph Reed Jr.) about Left Alternatives to Social Democracy. Organized by the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly and recorded in Toronto, 16 March 2014.



Bullet #960: The Deceptive Use of the Phrase "Peaceful Protests" in Venezuela

by Steve Ellner | March 29, 2014

The Venezuelan opposition and much of the media use the term 'peaceful protests' to distinguish gatherings of protesting students and other young people from the more violent actions including vandalism and shootings carried out by those outside of the university community.



Books: Economics of The 1%: How Mainstream Economics

review by Cyrus Bina | March 28, 2014

Voltaire, a well-known social critic and philosopher of the eighteenth century, who reportedly had also a cordial meeting with Adam Smith, once said "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord! make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."



Bullet #959: Hassan Husseini's CLC Challenge

by Cindy McCallum Miller | March 28, 2014

This year's Canadian Labour Congress convention might be worth attending after all. With a presidential challenge in the air, labour leaders will have to trade in their silk shirts for a pair of overalls to show they still are connected to the working-class in order to seek the support of delegates.



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Maidan or anti-Maidan? The Ukraine situation requires more nuance April 17, 2014

BRICS and the tendency to sub-imperialism April 16, 2014

The U.S./NATO Enlargement Project April 16, 2014

Why a state funeral for Jim Flaherty? April 16, 2014

Big Oil's bad week April 16, 2014

We need a tipping point toward climate justice April 16, 2014

Ernesto Laclau, 1936-2014 April 15, 2014

Do the Tories really own the future? April 15, 2014

A Major Blow to the Right to Strike in Nova Scotia April 15, 2014

From Cairo to Suez, Egypt workers defy government with labor strikes April 15, 2014

Senate scandal: New RCMP docs suggest Harper is 'guilty of corruption' April 14, 2014

Kitimat Votes 'NO' to Enbridge Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline in Local Plebiscite April 14, 2014

Capitalism simply isn't working and here are the reasons why April 14, 2014

Stockholm Airport Group Shows Solidarity with NoJetsTO April 14, 2014

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Leo Panitch is member of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly, is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University. Editor of The Socialist Register, his books include Working Class Politics in Crisis (1986); The End of Parliamentary Socialism (with Colin Leys, 1997). He is the co-author with Sam Gindin of The Making of Global Capitalism (2012), winner of the 2013 Deutscher Memorial Prize.

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