What's New: Norway’s Largest Trade Union Federation Endorses Full Boycott of Israel to Advance Palestinian Human Rights
The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) salutes the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) for endorsing a full 'international economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel' as a necessary means to achieve Palestinian fundamental rights, including the right of return for the refugees and equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel.
Urgent Call On Day 40 of Palestinian Hunger Strike
Hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners are now approaching their critical sixth week on hunger strike, and they have made an urgent appeal for international solidarity. As they hit Day 40 of their courageous Dignity Strike on May 26, the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) calls for intensifying global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns to amplify the prisoners’ legitimate and just demands.
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Winston Churchill sent the Black and Tans to Palestine
Sometimes a fragment reveals more than a tome. Karma Nabulsi, a politics professor at Oxford University, introduced me to one such fragment. Did I know, she asked, that Winston Churchill sent the Black and Tans to Palestine?
www.irishtimes.com | 25 May 2017, 6:00pm
What if People Owned the Banks, Instead of Wall Street?
?When Craig Brandt marched into the City Council chambers in Oakland, California, in the summer of 2015, he was furious about fraud.
www.thenation.com | 25 May 2017, 5:00pm
The Futility of Austerity: Lessons for Saskatchewan
The CCPA submission focuses on one broad transformational change that the Saskatchewan government could adopt immediately that would have wide-ranging impacts for the provision and delivery of services and programs throughout the province.
saskforward.ca | 25 May 2017, 4:00pm
Trump's First Hundred Days of War Crimes
President Donald J. Trump closed out his first hundred days in office on April 29. Not marked by any notable achievements, Trump's first hundred days did yield an impressive and ever-lengthening list of scandals.
www.counterpunch.org | 25 May 2017, 3:00pm
The Trump Effect
Every week of the Trump presidency brings with it some new outrage. This week, it's Trump's eager welcome of brutal Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who was quickly assured by the president that he is viewed as a valued partner by the administration, despite the litany of human rights abuses racked up by his regime.
www.jacobinmag.com | 25 May 2017, 2:00pm
20 Palestinians shot as Israeli forces suppress rallies in support of hunger strike
At least 20 Palestinians were shot and injured -- one seriously -- during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank districts of Ramallah and Hebron on Monday afternoon, as clashes also broke when Israeli forces suppressed demonstrations launched in solidarity with more than 1,300 Palestinian prisoners who entered their 36th day on hunger strike.
www.maannews.com | 25 May 2017, 1:00pm
'Trump doesn't care about workers': Carrier employees react to announcement that 632 jobs are moving to Mexico
In a letter released today, the Carrier corporation announced it was firing 632 workers from its factory in Indianapolis and moving those jobs to Monterrey, Mexico, by the end of 2017.
www.rawstory.com | 25 May 2017, 12:00pm
Mass rallies seen as Corbyn Labour campaign takes off
With only a few weeks to go until election day, Labour's campaign to boot out the Tories is gathering momentum and the gap in the polls is narrowing. Despite a concerted and co-ordinated effort by the Tories, the right-wing press, and the Blairites to discredit Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader and his campaign are cutting through the web of lies and slanders by appealing directly to workers and youth on the basis of mass rallies and a bold and radical programme.
www.defenddemocracy.press | 25 May 2017, 11:00am
No bailout funds for Greece as eurozone finance chiefs fail to agree deal
Eurozone finance ministers have failed to agree a debt relief plan for Greece, raising the prospect of a summer crisis for the single currency bloc if Athens misses a loan repayment.
www.theguardian.com | 25 May 2017, 10:00am
Manchester rallies round to aid suicide attack victims
Residents, workers and businesses moved swiftly to help in the aftermath of a suicide attack on a Manchester concert that killed 22 and injured a further 59.
www.middleeasteye.net | 25 May 2017, 9:00am
U.K. Labour Party Vows to Raise $62 Billion by Taxing Rich
U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn pledged to raise 48.6 billion pounds ($62 billion) in taxes on businesses and the wealthy to pour more money into health, education and infrastructure.
www.bloomberg.com | 25 May 2017, 4:00am
Critique and Alternative to Capitalism
After the eruption of the international financial crisis in 2008, Marx's Capital received renewed academic and popular attention. Leading newspapers throughout the world discussed again the contemporary relevance of its pages. Faced with a deep new crisis of capitalism, many are now looking to an author who in the past was often wrongly associated with the "actually existing socialism"; and who was too hastily dismissed after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
For many scholars today, Marx's analyses are arguably resonating even more strongly than they did in his own time. This international conference will bring together several world-renowned sociologists, political theorists, economists, and philosophers, from diverse fields and more than 10 countries with the aim of offering diverse scholarly perspectives and critical insights into the principal contradictions of contemporary capitalism and, in so doing, point to alternative economic and social models.
May 24 to May 26
York University , Toronto.