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What's New: Destructive Wildfire near Canada's Oil Sands May Have Been Fueled by Global Warming
An unusually intense May wildfire roared into Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in province history. The flames rode the back of hot, windy weather that will continue through Wednesday and could pick up again this weekend.

By Brian Kahn - Thursday 5 May 2016, 12:00pm

What's New: A majority of millennials now reject capitalism
In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 per cent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 per cent said they support it.

By Max Ehrenfreund - Thursday 5 May 2016, 2:00am

 In The News Today 

How Big Oil seeps into Canadian academia
For years, Royal Dutch Shell has tried to portray itself as one of the good guys in the battle against climate change. It recently completed improvements to an oil upgrader in Fort Saskatchewan, near Edmonton, to capture up to a third of its greenhouse gas emissions - equivalent to removing the annual pollution of about 250,000 cars.
www.nationalobserver.com | 5 May 2016, 6:00pm

Here's the Climate Context For the Fort McMurray Wildfire
An unusually intense May wildfire roared into Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in province history. The flames rode the back of hot, windy weather that will continue through Wednesday and could pick up again this weekend.
www.climatecentral.org | 5 May 2016, 5:30pm

Six Counterpoints about Australian Public Debt
In the lead-up to today’s pre-election Commonwealth budget, much has been written about the need to quickly eliminate the government’s deficit, and reduce its accumulated debt.
ppesydney.net | 5 May 2016, 5:00pm

MSF Accuses US, UK and France of Attacks on 3 Hospitals
The United States, the United Kingdom and France are linked to recent attacks against hospitals in Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria, the international medical aid group Doctors Without Borders told the United Nations on Tuesday.
www.telesurtv.net | 5 May 2016, 4:30pm

Help get people from Grassy Narrows to River Run 2016!
In May 2016 our community will continue our strong leadership in demanding justice for our community and the environment. We need your support to make this happen!
riverrun2016.causevox.com | 5 May 2016, 4:00pm

Kitikmeot women revive traditional Inuit tattoos
Millie Angulalik broke down in sobs after seeing herself in the mirror. Her niece had practised her new skill flawlessly, creating an exact replica of a traditional Inuit facial tattoo on her aunt's face.
www.cbc.ca | 5 May 2016, 3:30pm

Workers' Power Can Defeat the Oligarchy: Venezuela's President
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in a May Day address called on the country's workers to keep defending their rights and the fight for better wages, warning that the opposition was assaulting the record of his government in an attempt to restore what he cast as cut-throat capitalism.
www.telesurtv.net | 5 May 2016, 3:00pm

Challenging a new government in Argentina
Since conservative Mauricio Macri became Argentina's president following elections last November, he has spearheaded an offensive against the country's working class and social movements.
socialistworker.org | 5 May 2016, 2:00pm

Book slams Uber, Airbnb, sharing economy
The so-called sharing economy has given the world taxi companies like Uber and accommodation companies like Airbnb. It is hailed as modern, progressive and unstoppable. Even Toronto Mayor John Tory, a notorious fogey, is a fan.
www.thestar.com | 5 May 2016, 1:30pm

Google and Microsoft have made a pact to protect surveillance capitalism
Microsoft and Google, two of the world’s greatest monopolies, have been bitter rivals for nearly 20 years. But suddenly, in late April, they announced a startling accord. The companies have withdrawn all regulatory complaints against one another, globally.
www.theguardian.com | 5 May 2016, 1:00pm

Why accessibility is fundamental to social inclusion
Sistering is a 24/7 drop in for at-risk, socially isolated women (cis and trans) in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. For over 30 years, we have been serving this diverse community, which includes participants with disabilities.
theonn.ca | 5 May 2016, 12:30pm

Uber has robbed me of a decent living
A longtime taxi driver urges city council to reject proposed new rules for ride-sharing companies like Uber.
www.thestar.com | 5 May 2016, 11:30am

NuitDebout: Up All Night
For more than a month, France has seen an occupation of public squares. At the time of writing, nothing indicates whether the flagship occupation at Place de la République in Paris is going to be able to last, or in what form. Sparked by a draconian new labor law, it is called Nuit Debout, or “arise at night,” and has been compared to Occupy Wall Street or the indignados in Spain.
www.jacobinmag.com | 5 May 2016, 11:00am

TTIP has been kicked into the long grass ... for a very long time
As talks to broker a global trade deal entered a second tortuous decade, the US and the European Union came up with an idea. Since it was proving impossible to find agreement among the 150 or so members of the World Trade Organisation about how to tear down barriers to freer commerce, they would strike their own agreement.
www.theguardian.com | 5 May 2016, 10:00am

Europe's liberal illusions shatter as Greek tragedy plays on
Greece is running out of money. The government in Athens is raiding the budgets of the health service and public utilities to pay salaries and pensions. Without fresh financial support it will struggle to make a debt payment due in July.
www.theguardian.com | 5 May 2016, 4:00am


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