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by David Mandel | March 12, 2014
Let's begin with Prime Minister Stephen Harper's version. One can think what one likes about deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, but his election in 2012 was recognized as legitimate by international observers and, after a certain hesitation, by the defeated candidate, Yulia Timoshenko.
What's New: Alter Summit: Newsletter Issue 2
by Susan George | March 11, 2014
The AlterSummit has decided to centre its work in 2014 around three key themes: 1. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP [the EU-USA trade agreement seeking to integrate the two economies]. 2. The Troika and the European Union's Politics of Austerity 3. The Rise of the Far Right.
by Steve Ellner | March 10, 2014
The slant of Venezuela's private media and the international media on what is happening in Venezuela is clear: the government is responsible for the violence. In the first place, it is said, government-ordered gunmen are shooting at peaceful demonstrators and the violence generated by the opposition is just a response to the brutality of police and military forces.
review by Ernest Tate | March 9, 2014
The years I write about in these pages were indeed heady and optimistic times for socialists, especially as we neared the latter part of the Sixties. Many of us even began to toss around the idea of "socialism in our time" because the political conditions seemed to be very promising as the ruling classes in many countries appeared to be losing whatever little moral authority they possessed over people.
What's New: Ali Mustafa
by Justin Podur | March 9, 2014
I met Ali Mustafa a long time ago, when he was one of the younger activists in Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA). I was not so old as I am now but Ali's energy and anger made me feel my age then. Ali was no single-issue activist. He spent a summer working (as an intern I think) with the Movimento Sem Terra (MST) in Brazil, a movement of landless peasants. That was how he did things. He wanted to go, be in it.
LeftStreamed: Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
March 9, 2014
A discussion with author and labour organizer Jane McAlevey. Recorded in Toronto, 27 February 2014.
What's New: Bread and Roses Too!
by Joan Baez | March 8, 2014
Hearts starve as well as bodies.
9 things you need to know about Venezuela and the recent violence February 28, 2014
Chokwe Lumumba: A Revolutionary to the End February 28, 2014
To make sense of Ukraine, we need to bring the class back in February 28, 2014
Federico Fuentes replies to Mike Gonzalez's 'Is Venezuela burning?' February 27, 2014
Ukraine: a people's revolution? February 27, 2014
We can't all be workers February 27, 2014
Unionists Stage Massive Strike In Croatia February 27, 2014
Ukrainians fighting for a better society February 27, 2014
Is Venezuela burning? A letter from Caracas February 27, 2014
This is no recovery, this is a bubble - and it will burst February 26, 2014
The shocking numbers behind corporate welfare February 26, 2014
What the hell is Barack Obama's presidency for? February 26, 2014
Scandal of Europe's 11m empty homes February 26, 2014
Public sector workers return to strikes February 26, 2014In The News archive:
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* Leo Panitch is member of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly, is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University. Editor of The Socialist Register, his books include Working Class Politics in Crisis (1986); The End of Parliamentary Socialism (with Colin Leys, 1997); Rethinking Socialism: Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination (2008); and In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives (with Greg Albo and Sam Gindin, 2010). He is the co-author with Sam Gindin of The Making of Global Capitalism (2012), winner of the 2013 Deutscher Memorial Prize.
* Roger Rashi is a founding member of the left-wing Québec solidaire party where he sits on the party’s International Commission and on the Steering Committee of the Mercier chapter which has twice elected Amir Khadir to the National Assembly. Roger is also a founding member of Réseau écosocialiste (Québec's Ecosocialist Network) and a member of the editorial board of Canadian Dimension and Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme. He presently works as Campaigns Coordinator for Alternatives, a Quebec-based social justice organization.
* Adolph Reed Jr. is a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in race, class and American politics and was a key leader in the attempt to establish the U.S. Labor Party in 1996. His books include Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological and Material Foundations of African American Thought (edited with Kenneth W. Warren, 2010); Class Notes: Posing as Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene (2000); and Stirrings in the Jug: Black Politics in the Post-Segregation Era (1999).
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