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| October 26, 2014
We have written this paper to express and share with other women ideas for a new strategy for the women's movement. Currently there are two ideological poles, representing the prevailing tendencies within the movement. One is the direction toward new lifestyles within a women's culture, emphasizing personal liberation and growth, and the relationship of women to women.
LeftStreamed: Radical Political Poetry
October 26, 2014
Poetry allows us to rethink violence, justice, resistance and revolution. It opens up the possibilities for radical imagination and allows us to think new ways of being into existence. Readings by Kaushalya Bannerji, Cheran, and Himani Bannerji. Recorded 18 October 2014.
What's New: Canada at war for 13 years
by Glenn Greenwald | October 25, 2014
In Quebec on Monday, two Canadian soldiers were hit by a car driven by Martin Couture-Rouleau, a 25-year-old Canadian who, as The Globe and Mail reported, "converted to Islam recently and called himself Ahmad Rouleau." One of the soldiers died, as did Couture-Rouleau when he was shot by police upon apprehension after allegedly brandishing a large knife. Police speculated that the incident was deliberate, alleging the driver waited for two hours before hitting the soldiers, one of whom was wearing a uniform.
What's New: Big Red Yes
| October 25, 2014
Analysis of the YesScotland campaign for independence, with Gary Robertson, Tony Cox, Sarah Glynn, Mike Taylor and more...
by Michael Laxer | October 24, 2014
Heading into the final days of Toronto's municipal election we are faced with the sad reality that it seems that two right wing candidates are the front-runners for Mayor. Olivia Chow's campaign, which started with such great promise and was well ahead in the polls initially, has fizzled out terribly and its own logic of presenting itself as the only "winnable" alternative to Ford, as it did for many months, has come back to haunt it.
by Saeed Rahnema | October 24, 2014
The areas now known as the West Bank and Gaza, despite geographic differences, were once similar in social, cultural and economic terms. But through a long process of one occupation after another, they were set apart and differentiated. Israel's recent incursion in Gaza follows a pattern of harsher policies of suppression, compared to its counterpart to the East, after the two territories were created in 1948.
What's New: Ottawa Rifles
by Mike Constable | October 23, 2014
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What's New: Reflections on a violent day in Ottawa
by Matthew Behrens | October 23, 2014
I often find it hard to feel empathy for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. But when I saw the grim picture of him talking on the phone following the end of his confinement in the locked down House of Commons yesterday, I sensed in him a vulnerability he rarely exhibits. Harper, like his fellow MPs, Parliamentary staff, media, visitors and children in the downstairs daycare, had likely hunkered down behind locked doors.
Alberta Income Inequality Is Worse Than In The U.S. November 23, 2014
This is going to be a war November 22, 2014
Falling Wages at Factories Squeeze the Middle Class November 22, 2014
How the Israel Lobby Protected Ukrainian Neo-Nazis November 22, 2014
New Commercial Promoting Tory Tax Cuts Paid For By Taxpayers November 22, 2014
Looming London transport crisis 'risks sparking riots' November 22, 2014
Shock and horror at killings, but not when victims are Palestinians November 21, 2014
COPE Exceeded All Expectations November 21, 2014
International union solidarity with Hong Kong democracy movement November 21, 2014
The Commons and Defending the Public November 21, 2014
Jobbik commemorates Miklós Horthy's 1919 march on Budapest November 21, 2014In The News archive:
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|Forum: Endless War? The Middle East and Canada's New Militarism|
In 2003, the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq on false pretenses and left the country in ruins almost a decade later, creating the conditions for ISIL's ascension in the region. Now the U.S. is spearheading a campaign to return to Iraq and enter Syria to fight off ISIL. Canada has heeded its neighbour's call for support and is already on the ground "helping" with the mission. Canadian reinforcement for U.S. imperial endevours around the world is standard procedure, but Canada has its very own imperial strategy as well. A new foreign policy stance has led to interventions in Afghanistan, Haiti, Libya, and Mali, among other places.
Canada is (again) intervening in the Middle East with fighter jets, logistics, forward bases, and other supports. This is another escalation in the 'new militarism' that is dominating Canadian foreign policy and increasingly, society. Can the intervention succeed even on its own militarist terms? What are the alternatives for the anti-war movement?
In the midst of the conflict is the besieged city of Kobane, part of the Kurdish region of Rojava in northern Syria. Two years ago Syrian Kurds declared autonomy and set up a system of direct democracy called "Democratic Confederalism." What is happening on the ground and how can the Left support the Rojava Revolution and Kobane?
* Sabah Alnasseri, Professor of Political Science, York University
* Judy Deutsch, Science for Peace, Canadian Dimension Magazine
* Tyler Shipley, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humber College
* Sardar Saadi, PhD Student at UofT, Toronto-based activist
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