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Bullet #961: Some Basic Thoughts on Québec and Anti-Imperialist Strategy

by Dan Freeman-Maloy | March 31, 2014

The Harper government has dragged Canadian politics to a point where intelligent criticism is difficult. Things are almost too obviously bad. On an international stage, it was enough to see the smug chuckles that Binyamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman exchanged as Harper delivered his speech to Israeli parliament, urging Israel's leadership to stay the course toward regional wars.

What's New: The Surrender of America's Liberals

| March 30, 2014

Political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. talks with Bill Moyers about his new article in the March issue of Harper's Magazine -- a challenge to America's progressives provocatively titled, "Nothing Left: The Long, Slow Surrender of American Liberals."

LeftStreamed: Left Alternatives to Social Democracy

March 30, 2014

Discussion with three prominent left activists (Leo Panitch, Roger Rashi and Adolph Reed Jr.) about Left Alternatives to Social Democracy. Organized by the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly and recorded in Toronto, 16 March 2014.

Bullet #960: The Deceptive Use of the Phrase "Peaceful Protests" in Venezuela

by Steve Ellner | March 29, 2014

The Venezuelan opposition and much of the media use the term 'peaceful protests' to distinguish gatherings of protesting students and other young people from the more violent actions including vandalism and shootings carried out by those outside of the university community.

Books: Economics of The 1%: How Mainstream Economics

review by Cyrus Bina | March 28, 2014

Voltaire, a well-known social critic and philosopher of the eighteenth century, who reportedly had also a cordial meeting with Adam Smith, once said "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord! make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."

Bullet #959: Hassan Husseini's CLC Challenge

by Cindy McCallum Miller | March 28, 2014

This year's Canadian Labour Congress convention might be worth attending after all. With a presidential challenge in the air, labour leaders will have to trade in their silk shirts for a pair of overalls to show they still are connected to the working-class in order to seek the support of delegates.

Bullet #958: Neoliberalism and the Decline of Democracy

by John Weeks | March 27, 2014

In one of his last books Eric Hobsbawm argued that the conflict between capitalism and communism determined the course of the twentieth century (thus the title, The Age of Extremes: the Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991). This confrontation of socioeconomic ideologies without doubt dominated European and global history, especially after 1945.

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BRICS countries to set up their own IMF April 19, 2014

Voices From Labor Notes April 19, 2014

Surviving the post-employment economy April 18, 2014

McDonald's foreign workers call it 'slavery' April 18, 2014

Can China's Workers Get Their Government to Follow Its Own Labor Laws? April 18, 2014

These Haunting Photos Capture The Daily Reality Of A Dark Episode In U.S. History April 18, 2014

Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy April 18, 2014

The making of a trade union activist April 18, 2014

The battle over Palestine is raging-and Israel is losing April 18, 2014

Radical U.N. Report Promotes Democratic Control of Food and an End to Corporate Domination April 17, 2014

Former Toronto Mayor David Crombe on waterfront development April 17, 2014

The Temporary Foreign Workers Program and labour market discipline April 17, 2014

Fair Wages Now Takes On Temp Agencies! April 17, 2014

Reviving Labor From Below April 17, 2014

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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). He is the co-author with Sam Gindin of The Making of Global Capitalism (2012), winner of the 2013 Deutscher Memorial Prize.

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