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by Ontario Health Coalition | September 25, 2015
Ontario's Auditor General released a thorough and thoughtful review of the Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) that reveals in detail how impossibly complex the home care system in Ontario has become. In the preamble to her report, Ontario's Auditor calls for a full review of home care that addresses the structural problems in the system.
Bullet #1166: The NDP and the Election
by Herman Rosenfeld | September 24, 2015
At this moment, it seems that Harper's Conservatives are losing ground, headed for possible defeat or minority status, if recent polls are to be believed. If these trends continue, it might represent a long-awaited respite from years of unrelenting and hard-edge neoliberal offensive in all walks of Canadian life.
by David Wessel | September 23, 2015
The typical man with a full-time job–the one at the statistical middle of the middle–earned $50,383 last year, the Census Bureau reported this week. The typical man with a full-time job in 1973 earned $53,294, measured in 2014 dollars to adjust for inflation. Inflation-adjusted earnings of the median female worker increased more than 30% between 1973 and 2014, to $39,621 from $30,182, according to census data.
by Federico Fuentes | September 23, 2015
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa is facing the most important challenge yet to his self-styled “Citizens' Revolution”. A range of indigenous groups, trade unions and leftist parties mobilised across the country on August 13. Their long list of demands included calls for land reform, opposition to mining, support for bilingual education and the shelving of the government’s proposed water and labour laws.
Bullet #1165: Let's Develop a Plan B for Europe!
by Oskar Lafontaine | September 22, 2015
Many in Europe had put great hopes in the election of Alexis Tsipras as Greek Prime Minister. When, after long and exhausting negotiations, the Syriza leader signed the European diktat, the disappointment was great. It would be unjust and presumptuous to want to give moral lessons to Alexis Tsipras and Syriza.
| September 21, 2015
The CLC has joined with affiliates, Canadian NGOs and solidarity organizations to form a Colombia Working Group. The Group’s aim is to assess the impacts on human rights of Canadian companies operating in Colombia and other Canadian involvement in that troubled country in light of four years of implementation of the Canada Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA).
What's New: The Rise of the New European Left
| September 21, 2015
Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the U.K. is a resounding success for the movements around the continent that reject the neoliberal austerity programs installed after the 2008 economic crash. teleSUR takes a look at the three European movements inspiring change.
World's oceans facing biggest coral die-off in history October 13, 2015
Harper misleading Canadians on greenhouse gas emissions October 13, 2015
2015 Federal Election: Facts Harper is Hiding October 13, 2015
How Stephen Harper changed the character of Canada October 13, 2015
Unions call 2-day strike after deadly Ankara attack October 13, 2015
MSF: Even War Has Rules October 13, 2015
Turkey hit by protests over government response to suicide bombings October 12, 2015
Che Guevara in Gaza: Palestine becomes a Global Cause October 12, 2015In The News archive:
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| 7:00pm, Tuesday October 20, 2015
Bahen Centre, Room BA1180, 40 St. George St., Toronto.
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|Symposium: Surplus3: Labour and the Digital|
A symposium celebrating the publication of Nick Dyer-Witheford’s Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex (Pluto Press/Between the Lines)
Please join us as we explore a conceptual vocabulary for grasping the contested intersection of labour and the digital in contemporary capitalism. Marking the publication of Nick Dyer-Witheford’s book, Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex, the Surplus3 symposium will open with 3-minute talks by ten guest presenters, each of whom will speak to one concept. These flash talks will be followed by a presentation by Dyer-Witheford and a collective conversation with our guests moderated by Alison Hearn.
Surplus3: Labour and the Digital will be followed in early 2016 with a freely distributed publication of the same title, designed by Chris Lee, and featuring work by Public Studio.
Moderator: Alison Hearn; Guests + concepts:
Marcus Boon: depropriation | Brett Caraway: connective action | Nicole Cohen: hustle | Deb Cowen: logistics | Nick-Dyer-Witheford: Cyber-Proletariat | datejei cheko green: intersectional solidarity | Carla Lipsig-Mummé: climate@work | Sarah Roberts: in/visibility | Kamilla Petrick: acceleration | Indu Vashist: indigenisation | Yi Wang: the wage
A Letters & Handshakes event in partnership with the Digital Labour Group (University of Western Ontario) | Facebook event
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