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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Capitalism simply isn't working and here are the reasons why April 14, 2014
Stockholm Airport Group Shows Solidarity with NoJetsTO April 14, 2014In The News archive:
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OISE, Room 2-211, 252 Bloor Stret West, Toronto.
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The Possibility and Challenges of the Left in Government in Greece and the May 25 European Elections
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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