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Bullet #1051: SOS Alternatives to Capitalism
| November 4, 2014
SOS: Alternatives to Capitalism is a handy, slim compendium of vital, essential thoughts and discussions on the concept of an alternative economy and society by Richard Swift. His new book has been brought out by Between the Lines and New Internationalist Publications and has been excellently received in various circles, both academic and activist. He was interviewed by Rana Bose, co-editor of Montreal Serai.
| November 3, 2014
The IPCC released two major reports on November 2 -- a 116-page Synthesis Report, summarizing the key findings in the three working group reports issued earlier in the year, and a 40-page Summary for Policy Makers, which summarizes the Synthesis report. This is the strongest and most unequivocal statement of scientific certainty we've seen from the IPCC.
What's New: Democratic Autonomy in Rojava
by Tatort Kurdistan | November 3, 2014
In the past 33 years, the Kurdish freedom struggle, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), and its leader, Abdullah Ocalan, have not only reacted to social changes but shaped them and proposed further steps in the direction of a liberated society.
What's New: 2014 World Peace Forum #2
| November 2, 2014
Yeuzhi Zhao: "China: Left or Right?" - workshop, at World Peace Forum, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, unceded Coast Salish Territory.
LeftStreamed: Beyond the Gridlock
November 2, 2014
Struggles to expand public transport and to block privatization are central to overturning neoliberalism and addressing climate justice. This forum brings together some of the leading public transit activists in Europe and North America.
What's New: 2014 World Peace Forum #1
| November 1, 2014
Ingo Schmidt: "Déjà vu: How WWI gets used to justify imperialism today" - opening plenary, 25 October 2014 World Peace Forum, Simon Fraser University.
| November 1, 2014
The fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has often been portrayed as a fight between the West and its Arab allies against Islamic ultra-fundamentalists. Over the last several years, however, a progressive Kurdish-led resistance has been forming in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) amidst the Syrian Civil War.
What's New: What's Your Che Factor?
| October 31, 2014
Welcome to the Che Factor: the quiz that measures how closely your choices match up with Che Guevara's. Your answers are not necessarily right or wrong, just how closely they correspond to some of the decisions made by Che Guevara as guerilla leader and revolutionary. Many of the responses are just, in some cases even humanitarian, but they are not necessarily the path chosen by Guevara.
Harper Government Destroys Farmer Control Over Seed November 27, 2014
Disposable Workers of Hyper-Capitalist Korea November 27, 2014
Mexicans in biggest protest yet over missing students November 27, 2014
The Fight for $15.37 an Hour November 27, 2014
Why It's Impossible to Indict a Cop November 27, 2014
Support for justice in Palestine soaring on US campuses November 27, 2014
Bailouts, bail-ins and the banks November 26, 2014
Labor Leaders Speak on Ferguson Ruling November 26, 2014
Carding, Racial Profiling and Racial Discrimination in Ontario November 26, 2014
Women Arrested Demanding Safe Space November 26, 2014
Numbers sleeping rough highest since records began November 26, 2014
A struggle erupts over UC tuition hikes November 26, 2014
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|Forum: Endless War? The Middle East and Canada's New Militarism|
In 2003, the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq on false pretenses and left the country in ruins almost a decade later, creating the conditions for ISIL's ascension in the region. Now the U.S. is spearheading a campaign to return to Iraq and enter Syria to fight off ISIL. Canada has heeded its neighbour's call for support and is already on the ground "helping" with the mission. Canadian reinforcement for U.S. imperial endevours around the world is standard procedure, but Canada has its very own imperial strategy as well. A new foreign policy stance has led to interventions in Afghanistan, Haiti, Libya, and Mali, among other places.
Canada is (again) intervening in the Middle East with fighter jets, logistics, forward bases, and other supports. This is another escalation in the 'new militarism' that is dominating Canadian foreign policy and increasingly, society. Can the intervention succeed even on its own militarist terms? What are the alternatives for the anti-war movement?
In the midst of the conflict is the besieged city of Kobane, part of the Kurdish region of Rojava in northern Syria. Two years ago Syrian Kurds declared autonomy and set up a system of direct democracy called "Democratic Confederalism." What is happening on the ground and how can the Left support the Rojava Revolution and Kobane?
* Sabah Alnasseri, Professor of Political Science, York University
* Judy Deutsch, Science for Peace, Canadian Dimension Magazine
* Tyler Shipley, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humber College
* Sardar Saadi, PhD Student at UofT, Toronto-based activist
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