What's New: 10e anniversaire de Québec solidaire
«Malgré ses pourfendeurs, le petit parti pas comme les autres n’est plus si petit!», déclare Françoise David, coporte-parole de Québec solidaire et députée de Gouin. «La preuve: ce soir, nous soulignons notre 10e anniversaire en grand et des dizaines de personnalités publiques de différents horizons seront de la fête avec nous !», se réjouit la députée.
What's New: What stirred the stormy seas in France?
France has entered a new situation since the beginning of March. Previously, the country was dominated by political polarization caused by the National Front and the parallel rise of the 'national security' climate following the terrorist attacks in January and November 2015. None of these elements has been canceled out, and you would have to be blind to think that all was swept away by the present movement.
In The News Today
Aboriginal women now make up one-third of Canadian female prison population
The number of aboriginal women in Canadian prisons is on the rise, according to the federal prison watchdog and the Native Women's Association of Canada wants justice officials to do something about it.
www.cbc.ca | 30 May 2016, 6:00pm
London's empty towers mark a very British form of corruption
Now we know. The glitzy 50-storey tower that looms over London’s Vauxhall and Pimlico is, as the Guardian revealed yesterday, just a stack of bank deposits. Once dubbed Prescott Tower, after the minister who approved it against all advice, it is virtually empty.
www.theguardian.com | 30 May 2016, 5:00pm
Fed survey lays bare U.S. economic divide
Almost half of American families say they would struggle to pay for emergency expenses and those with a high school degree or less are most likely to say their well-being has declined, according to a Federal Reserve survey released on Wednesday. The annual survey, in its third year, takes the pulse on the financial situation of U.S. families, which has been a key issue ahead of this year's presidential election.
www.reuters.com | 30 May 2016, 4:00pm
I Stand With Gilary
In December 2015, Gilary Massa, a member of CUPE 1281, was illegally fired while on maternity leave. Supporters are coming together under the hashtag #IStandWithGilary to demand her immediate reinstatement. You can support Gilary in her fight to protect every women’s right to maternity leave, by sending a letter to her employer, the Ryerson Students’ Union.
cupe.on.ca | 30 May 2016, 3:00pm
Deadly water still haunts Grassy Narrows
After decades of environmental neglect, the water that flows through Grassy Narrows (Asabiinyashkosiwagong Nitam-Anishinaabeg) First Nation still remains and needs to be properly cleaned up. Even as experts in the field claim that the Wabigoon-English River can be cleaned of its deadly mercury legacy, politcians don't seem to care.
rabble.ca | 30 May 2016, 2:30pm
Demonstrators continue to occupy Williams Lake Indian Band office
Occupation of the administration office at the Williams Lake Indian Band entered day two Wednesday with no quick resolution in sight. Six men entered the office just after 8 a.m. Tuesday after they forced their way in and asked staff to leave as women staffers were opening the building for the day.
warriorpublications.wordpress.com | 30 May 2016, 2:00pm
Bay Street Protest, Friday May 27, 2016
On Friday a few thousand members of CUPE and OCAP gathered to show their disdain for Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal Government and their desire to privatize everything from Hydro to Healthcare.
bigwalt58.wordpress.com | 30 May 2016, 1:30pm
UMass Becomes First Major Public University to Divest from Direct Fossil Fuel Holdings
The University of Massachusetts today became the first major public university to divest its endowment from direct holdings in fossil fuels. The decision was made by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors of the UMass Foundation, a separate not-for-profit corporation that oversees an endowment whose value was $770 million at the end of the last fiscal year.
www.massachusetts.edu | 30 May 2016, 1:00pm
Trudeau fails to deliver on election promise to support Indigenous post-secondary students
In the 2016 federal budget, Trudeau failed to deliver on his explicit election commitment to invest $50 million per year in the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP), a federal initiative that provides support to Indigenous and Inuit students pursuing post-secondary education. Instead, the Liberals invested no new funding in the program.
rabble.ca | 30 May 2016, 12:30pm
Indigenous children and racial discrimination as fiscal policy
The federal government knowingly discriminates against Indigenous children and their families. That discrimination is part of the colonial fabric that holds together Canadian political-economic development.
www.broadbentinstitute.ca | 30 May 2016, 11:30am
Class struggle is back as oil, rail and dock workers strike against labour law
One of the leading weekly news magazines in France ran a headline last month: “The CGT brings back class struggle.” On TV this morning, President François Hollande is insisting, sweating: “The situation is quite different from that of 1968!” What are the chances of French workers inflicting a decisive defeat on the “Socialist” government’s neoliberal savagery?
www.dreamdeferred.org.uk | 30 May 2016, 11:00am
A French Spring
A new movement against labor market deregulation is taking shape in France. Since February, when the Socialist Party (PS) government of François Hollande and Manuel Valls announced a proposed reform of the French labor code (code du travail), a wave of protests has swept across the country.
www.jacobinmag.com | 30 May 2016, 10:00am
The 1% hide their money offshore - then use it to corrupt our democracy
Over the past 72 hours, you have seen our political establishment operating at a level of panic rarely equalled in postwar history. Britain’s prime minister has had yanked out of him some of his most intimate financial details.
www.theguardian.com | 30 May 2016, 4:00am
This multi-gallery survey spans the career of the political-art duo, from their rejection of the New York art scene in the 70s and move to Canada, where they've collaborated with unions, communities and artist-run centres, to a recent work about climate change and hockey. They originally adopted the staged-photo format to protect unionists who feared identification by management, but soon found the strategy allowed them to push their social justice message further. They've devoted their life's work to exploring the intersections of wage labour and creativity.
Exhibition runs May 14 – June 25, 2016
Opening Reception at Trinity Square Video (401 Richmond St W. Suite 121), Saturday May 14, 2-4 PM
condebeveridge.ca | www.trinitysquarevideo.com
May 14 to June 25
Trinity Square Video 401 Richmond West, Toronto.