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Bullet #1318: The Future of the Euro Area
by Frederic Heine and Thomas Sablowski | October 21, 2016
The unequal development of the countries of the euro area since the outbreak of the crisis is causing increasing friction that threatens to tear the monetary union apart. Contrary to what many critics of the monetary union suggest, responsibility for this development lies not alone with its internal structure, but is rather a general feature of capitalist development.
What's New: The art of protest
by Nina Power | October 20, 2016
The relationship between art and protest has never been a stable one. It is also a relation that perhaps suffers from being posed in the abstract. Who could say what work artists would have made outside of a context of political turmoil, war and social unrest? And yet at the same time we often feel uneasy at demanding that art always be political, that it always respond to whatever historical events are emerging around it: can’t art also be an escape from violence, commentary, taking a stand?
by Rojava Solidarity NYC | October 20, 2016
When the strategic Syrian town of Manbij was liberated from ISIS in August Western media described an atmosphere of jubilance and relief. More than 250 fighters from the predominantly Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG/YPJ) and their multi-ethnic partners in the Syrian Democratic Forces gave their lives in this American-backed operation.
Marcel Van Del Linden | October 19, 2016
Reverberations of the international crisis have resurrected the idea of the working class as revolutionary political actor from the crypt. Today, with evidence of growing labor unrest in both 'emerging economies' as well as imperialist nations like France and the United States, there has been a renewed interest in the working class, its organizations, and potential to lead resistance against austerity governments and increasing inequalities.
Bullet #1317: Is 'Postcapitalism' On the Horizon?
by Andrew Jackson | October 19, 2016
Paul Mason is a leading British economic journalist, currently a columnist for The Guardian. He is also a long time left political activist. His new book, Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future is a challenging, sometimes obscure, sometimes brilliant, eminently worthwhile read, and an optimistic take that the left might, once again, be marching in tune with the forces of history. Mason is, to say the least, highly original and idiosyncratic. His book is partly addressed to the orthodox Marxist left, endorses and builds upon the labour theory of value.
review by Jim Silver | October 18, 2016
Although Carlo Fanelli’s book Megacity Malaise: Neoliberalism, Public Services and Labour in Toronto is not about Winnipeg, it offers many insights applicable to Winnipeg and to other Canadian cities. Fanelli is a former Toronto civic employee who looks at civic issues from the point of view of city employees and their unions. His central argument is that the fiscal problems confronting Toronto and all major Canadian cities are not caused by over-spending on civic services nor by excessive union wage demands, although this is what is typically claimed.
by Brent Patterson | October 18, 2016
The Council of Canadians campaigns for fair trade, climate justice, water protection, and public health care. With the Liberals now almost one year into their mandate, how are they doing on these files? During the election, the Liberals promised 'a full and open public debate in Parliament to ensure Canadians are consulted' on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Chicago teachers get a tentative agreement October 13, 2016
Memory of Che Guevara Alive 49 Years After His Death October 13, 2016
Canada condemns deadly air strike in Yemen October 12, 2016
The Great Recession Hasn't Really Ended October 12, 2016
U.S. economy - not so great October 12, 2016
What Do Syrians Want? October 12, 2016
A Few Thoughts on the Trump Video October 12, 2016
Kathleen Wynne's shock treatment October 12, 2016
Bringing Social Assistance Into This Decade Can Fix Poverty Gap October 12, 2016
Power Over Peace in Colombia October 12, 2016In The News archive:
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A far-reaching conversation with Dr. Philip Berger, Medical Director, Inner City Health Program, St. Michael’s Hospital
Dissent, advocacy and a citizen’s responsibility have historically played a pivotal role in bringing about social and political changes. We are delighted to have Dr. Berger share with us 40 years of experience, which show how health care workers can confront and remedy inequities and unfairness in the health care system.
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