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What's New: Climate Change as a Class Issue
by Nick Coles | December 7, 2013
On a Monday morning a month ago I was sitting on the marble floor of the Squirrel Hill branch of PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, with a circle of activists protesting PNC's financing of mountain-top removal (MTR) coal mining across Appalachia. MTR causes increased cancer rates and birth defects, as well as massive environmental degradation -- not to mention the carbon dioxide emissions and global warming generated by burning the mined coal.
What's New: Climate Change and Its Discontents
| December 7, 2013
The 2014 issue of Alternate Routes: The concerns raised in this issue cross-cut racial, ethnic, gender and class lines; the actions or inactions taken to mitigate and adapt to climate change will effect all living systems on earth now and well into the future.
What's New: Amandla tribute to Nelson Mandela
by Brian Ashley | December 6, 2013
Amandla does not believe in miracles. Mandela is not immortal. He has lived the fullest of lives. Amandla! stands with his family, the ANC (the organization he lived and died for), his closest comrades, especially the surviving Treason Trialists and Robben Island prisoners, the South African people as well as millions of people around the world to mark the passing of a great man.
What's New: Mandela's Democracy
by Andrew Nash | December 6, 2013
In his speech from the dock, at his 1962 trial for inciting African workers to strike and leaving the country without a passport, Nelson Mandela described the initial formation of his political ideas. "Many years ago, when I was a boy brought up in my village in the Transkei, I listened to the elders of the tribe telling stories about the good old days, before the arrival of the White man."
| December 5, 2013
How do employers make money from forced labour? Our research into how UK industries profit from forced labour found that: * The way the UK economy functions creates a pool of people vulnerable to forced labour. People who are excluded from formal work and those in jobs at or near minimum wage are most susceptible; * Forced labour is used when it makes business sense, and is strongly associated with informality in the labour market.
What's New: Air Shows
by Mike Constable | December 5, 2013
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What's New: Canadian Dimension: Nov/Dec 2013
| December 5, 2013
This is CD's third special issue on mining in just the last few years. Canada, one of the world's largest mining nations, operates in more than 100 countries and is among the top five world producers of potash, uranium, nickel, gold, platinum, aluminum, diamonds and steel-making coal. The focus this issue is on the many ways the Canadian state supports the mining industry at home and abroad.
Growing Clamor About Inequities of Climate Crisis November 19, 2013
Chilean elections show a new political dynamism November 19, 2013
Climate change rallies staged across Canada November 18, 2013
Oilsands boom brings economic risks November 18, 2013
Thousands rally to protest Enbridge, climate change November 18, 2013
Shocked latest revelation about Harper government and enbridge November 18, 2013
Bulgaria: 10,000 Police Deployed To Contain November 18, 2013
Canada Signs Free Trade Deal with Honduras amid Pre-electoral Repression November 18, 2013
The Rise and Fall of the Working Families Party November 17, 2013
Ford Saga: Left Gives Cover To Right Wing Palace Coup November 17, 2013
Rob Ford, please run. You're the right guy for a lefty race November 17, 2013
No matter how you slice it, Ontario's minimum wage doesn't measure up November 17, 2013
Class-Divided Cities: London Edition November 16, 2013In The News archive:
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|12:30pm, Saturday December 7, 2013
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|A dialogue-meeting: Global Labour Migration |
A meeting, designed as a dialogue, to build greater solidarity between the labour and migrant justice movements in their shared struggle against workers' exploitation by global capital.
Moderated by Judy Rebick -- panels, break-out discussion groups and open forum/plenary.
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Organizers: Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, Common Frontiers, Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly, Justice for Migrant Workers, Migrante-Canada, United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council, With support from Our Times Magazine and rabble.ca. | www.workersassembly.ca
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