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What's New: TTC votes to increase cash fare, cost of tokens
| November 25, 2015
The Toronto Transit Commission voted on Monday to increase cash fares and the price of subway tokens to help fill a $58-million deficit heading into 2016. The cash fare will jump by 25 cents to $3.25 and the cost of tokens and tickets will go up by 10 cents to $2.90. The price of the monthly Metropass will remain frozen at $141.50.
by Jeffrey Henderson | November 25, 2015
At first glance it seems an almost inexplicable paradox: probably the most right wing British government since 1945 inviting, against the advice of the security services, the military and the U.S. Government, companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party -- and in one case the Chinese military -- into the heart of our strategically vital energy infrastructure.
What's New: Keep transit public in the age of Justin Trudeau
by Vincent Puhakka | November 24, 2015
Although the dust has only just settled on the longest election campaign in recent Canadian history; it's time we took stock of our Prime Minister-elect and his plans for public transit. On the surface, things look good: the Liberal Party's signature promise to run three years of deficits to fund infrastructure investment stands in stark contrast to the previous government’s record of piecemeal, project by project spending.
| November 24, 2015
An Ontario-wide coalition of more than 90 labour and community groups concerned with growing inequality released an alarming report today that delivers a grim warning about the erosion of income transfer programs, social programs and a labour force that is leaving millions behind. “Ontario is dead last in funding for social programs and, by nearly every measure, it is trailing every other province in income equality and poverty reduction,” said report author, Natalie Mehra.
by David Graeber | November 24, 2015
In the wake of the murderous attacks in Paris, we can expect western heads of state to do what they always do in such circumstances: declare total and unremitting war on those who brought it about. They don’t actually mean it. They’ve had the means to uproot and destroy Islamic State within their hands for over a year now. They've simply refused to make use of it.
Bullet #1188: The Realism of Audacity
by Panagiotis Sotiris | November 23, 2015
In a certain way, I feel a certain unease since the entire Greek Left has some form of responsibility for the fact that Greece is not currently a laboratory of hope; rather it is a reason for despair. What I am going to say should be taken as a form of self-criticism rather than a declaration. I consider myself part of the problem... The problem is that in the country where the most aggressive experiment in neoliberal social engineering was met with the most massive, almost insurrectionary sequence of struggles.
LeftStreamed: Building Power in Our Communities
November 22, 2015
The Fight for Racial and Economic Justice with Kali Akuno, a founder of Cooperation Jackson and a key member of the late Chokwe Lumumba's successful election campaign for the mayoralty of Jackson, Mississippi, discusses integrating strategies in the fight for racial and economic justice, including popular assemblies and neighborhood defence committees. Recorded in Toronto, 30 October 2015.
Militarized Neoliberalism November 14, 2015
Destruction of al-Aqsa is no conspiracy theory November 13, 2015
G20 countries spend $450B a year on fossil fuel subsidies November 13, 2015
Trudeau government backs Energy East, supports tar sands expansion November 13, 2015
China Fantasies November 13, 2015
Toronto janitors take on property moguls November 13, 2015
Our rage will be relentless: Syriza faces mass strike in Greece November 13, 2015
Fast Food Workers Make History With Largest Strike Yet November 13, 2015
Portugal's anti-austerity politicians oust centre-right government November 12, 2015
From Eco-Art to Biopolitical Struggle on the Eve of COP21 November 12, 2015
Freeze the Tar Sands! November 12, 2015In The News archive:
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As part of a global call for actions on climate justice, the Toronto People's Assembly on Climate Justice 2015 will bring together activists, organizations, people from all walks of life for an open forum to discuss community-based responses to the climate crisis. This event is also a direct response to the 2015 United Nations Conference of the Parties talks on the climate in Paris (November 30th to December 11th), and seeks to find alternatives outside of government and industry initiatives, which have served the interests of the rich, rather than people today or our collective future.
Several People’s Assemblies on the Climate were held in Toronto between 2010 and 2012. This 2015 gathering seeks to re-catalyze, revitalize, and revision strength for our collective fight for climate justice.
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