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What's New: Who Put Trump in the White House?
by Kim Moody | January 24, 2017
The media story in the days following the 2016 election was that a huge defection of angry, white, blue-collar workers in the Rust Belt from their traditional Democratic voting patterns put Donald J. Trump in the White House in a grand slap at the nation’s 'liberal' elite. But is that the real story?
What's New: Barbara Harriss-White on Demonetisation
| January 24, 2017
The government doesn’t use the term demonetisation, it prefers ‘notes ban’, and the illegalising of Rs. 500 and 1000 notes on November 8, is popularly known as notebandi in Hindi. I don’t always agree with Mr Chidambaram but the evidence suggests he was right to conclude on Nov 18 that it’s not a good decision badly implemented, it’s a bad decision badly implemented.
Bullet #1360: Canadian Women Marching in Washington
by Joan Sangster | January 23, 2017
A friend's daughter set out on January 19th from Montreal for Washington to join American protests timed to coincide with the inauguration of Donald Trump. She may not know that she is marching in a long Canadian tradition of cross-border feminist solidarity going back to a 1913 suffrage demonstration, also timed to coincide with a presidential inauguration.
| January 22, 2017
Here we are. Inauguration Day for Donald Trump. We are through the dystopian looking glass. And now 'resistance' isn’t just something that would be nice if it happened. It is a necessity. From working people, from students, from community members, and yes, from artists. By any means necessary. Trump took the White House for two reasons. 1) The failure of the Democratic Party. And 2) The mobilization of bigotry.
What's New: The People’s Inauguration Manifesto
Solidarity Halifax | January 22, 2017
On the occasion of the inauguration of Donald Trump in the US, and in the lead-up to the Women’s March On Washington which is taking place on Saturday January 21st (with solidarity rallies in communities across North America, including here in Halifax), Solidarity Halifax has issued the 'People’s Inauguration Manifesto.'
What's New: The Economic Consequences of a Trump Presidency
| January 22, 2017
Economist Heiner Flassbeck says the worst way to pursue public spending would be through the failed model of public-private partnerships.
Bullet #1359: Women's March on Washington
| January 21, 2017
January 21 is set to be the day of one of the largest protests in recent U.S. history, the Women's March on Washington. The widely-publicized protest is expected to dwarf the numbers at Trump's inauguration, as three times more busses are registered for the Women's March than for the inauguration.
Pity the Sad Legacy of Barack Obama January 14, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn calls for maximum wage law January 14, 2017
Syria and the Left January 14, 2017
What labor should learn from Trump's victory January 13, 2017
Support Public Library January 13, 2017
I'm a TTC fare evader January 13, 2017
Nova Scotia billionaire gains larger than income assistance budget January 13, 2017In The News archive:
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| 6:30pm, Thursday January 26, 2017
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|: What's the Matter with America?|
Department of Politics and Public Administration, and Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture present:
Thomas Frank, founder of The Baffler magazine, author of “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” and “Listen Liberal,” and past columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper’s Magazine speaks on Donald Trump’s election and what it means for the USA.
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