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by Patrick Bond | October 7, 2014
The world's largest ever march against climate change on Sunday (Sept 21) brought 400,000 people to the streets of New York, starting a lively parade at Central Park. On Tuesday, 120 of the world's political leaders -- notably not including the Chinese and Indians -- gathered 25 blocks away at the United Nations.
What's New: Toward a cybernetic communism
| October 6, 2014
Firestone's vision of a future without natural inequality or the nuclear family is breathtaking in its scope as well as in its conviction that technology holds the key to the emancipation of women and children. However, her argument is not without serious problems, practical as well as theoretical. This essay, while greatly sympathetic to Firestone's aims, addresses three of these problems.
What's New: Harper puts boots on the ground
by Mike Constable | October 6, 2014
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What's New: Everyone On the Bus: Rider-Driver Alliances
by Julia Kann | October 6, 2014
When Barbara Lott-Holland was laid off, she couldn't afford to keep her car, so she used public transit to get to temp jobs around Los Angeles. People like her risk losing hours, or even their jobs, when bus service is cut. It's one way cuts "put a physical, mental, and economic strain on that community," said Lott-Holland, now co-chair of the L.A. Bus Riders Union.
LeftStreamed: Neoliberalism and the Far Right
October 5, 2014
Analyzing neoliberalism and the far right with Greg Albo and Bill Fletcher Jr. Recorded in Toronto, 24 September 2014.
What's New: Hey Baristas!
| October 4, 2014
Music Video in support of coffee shop workers and promoting the organizing of (especially) low paid and precarious work. This video was produced by the Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council in support of coffee shop workers and others trying to make all work, decent work with a living wage.
by Roger Annis | October 4, 2014
The incumbent Conservative Party that made natural gas fracking a centrepiece of its election platform has lost the Sept 22 election in New Brunswick. The new premier is Brian Gallant of the Liberal Party. The election provides an interesting snapshot of popular opinion on major environmental and social issues.
| October 3, 2014
As developments in Turkey continue to take shape in the aftermath of Gezi and Erdogan's Presidential election, Gulden Ozcan interviews Simten Cosar about these turbulent times. Interest in the AKP and its integration of neoliberal and Islamic politics into continued electoral success has garnered increasing scrutiny both domestically and internationally.
Profit drive kills woodworkers in British Columbia October 31, 2014
Palestine: Jewish Settlers Torch 100 of World's Oldest Olive Trees October 31, 2014
Higher Education and the New Brutalism October 31, 2014
Alt-Labor or Not, It Will Take Rank-and-File Power to Revive Us October 31, 2014
Gloves off as Numsa takes on Cosatu, dumps ANC October 31, 2014
Britain's refusal to save migrants is an act of inhumanity October 30, 2014
Largest Nazi March in Years in Cologne, Germany October 30, 2014
Disrupting Apartheid October 30, 2014
Brazil: a victory and a challenge October 30, 2014
Class divisions at heart of this campaign October 30, 2014In The News archive:
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| 2:30pm, Sunday November 2, 2014
Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto.
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|Forum: The Maidan Uprising and Civil War in the Ukraine: Questions for the Left|
Last year's events marked not only a turning point in Ukraine's history. It also posed a number of difficult questions for progressive movements and left critical theory. Volodymyr Ishchenko, a sociologist and leftist commentator, will present his perspective on the Ukrainian Maidan and the ongoing civil war. The presentation will discuss questions of revolution, nationalism, fascism, imperialism and the strategy which has been raised in political and academic discussions in and around the Ukraine.
Volodymyr Ishchenko is a sociologist studying social protests in Ukraine. He is the deputy director of the Center for Social and Labor Research, a member of the editorial board of Commons: Journal for Social Criticism and LeftEast web-magazine, and a teacher at the Department of Sociology in the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He authored a number of comments and interviews about Ukrainian Maidan, particularly, for the Guardian and the New Left Review.
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