What's New: The Case for Free Public Transit
Metrolinx recently announced a program to discount TTC fare for those transferring from the GO Transit system. (Other TTC riders and those transferring from other systems get nothing.) It’s a little gift that will cost about $18 million, but in the greater scheme of things, it’s a pretty weak gesture. People need to leave their homes to work, buy food, get educated, acquire services, find recreation, and so on. To thrive in a city requires mobility.
What's New: The solution to the climate crisis is in our peasant struggle for Food and Energy Sovereignty!
With Mother Earth heating up dramatically and humanity plagued by unprecedented adverse weather and rising sea levels. The capitalist system, fuelled by the profit greed, is not capable of addressing the current climate crisis. Even the COP21 Paris Agreement and its inadequate proposals to keep temperature increases below 2 degrees celsius is in limbo, with the recent pull out by U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Palestine: 50 years of occupation, 50 years of labour struggle
Despite having spent 30 years of his life working as a carpenter in Israel, and the past 17 years as a farmer in the southern part of occupied West Bank, Mohammad Issa Salah, 70, still finds himself struggling to make ends meet.
www.equaltimes.org | 20 Nov 2017, 6:00pm
Reclaiming the Politics of Freedom
Since the '70s, liberals and leftists have misidentified the source of conservatism's appeal.
www.thenation.com | 20 Nov 2017, 5:00pm
The Reason Behind the Anti-Union Backlash Against Journalists at DNAinfo and Gothamist
Earlier this month, a week before New York City news websites DNAinfo and Gothamist were shut down, the journalists of both newsrooms had voted to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East. Joe Ricketts, the sites' owner, was responsible for the shutdown.
www.beaconbroadside.com | 20 Nov 2017, 4:00pm
College faculty deserve a fair deal not back-to-work legislation
For the past five weeks, teachers in Ontario's College system have been on strike. Two days ago, their employer compelled them to vote on an offer that was summarily rejected.
rankandfile.ca | 20 Nov 2017, 3:00pm
Famine in Yemen finally reaches western headlines
While it is worth discussing whether the missile in the November 4 attack came from Iran in the first place, the outcome is unarguable. It has dramatically worsened an already abysmal situation.
www.opendemocracy.net | 20 Nov 2017, 1:00pm
Solidarity to College Faculty, Shame on Liberals, and Congratulations to the NDP
After more than five weeks of doing nothing to help resolve the strike at Ontario's colleges, the Liberals now have the audacity to try to blame the NDP for preventing students from getting back to class.
cupe.on.ca | 20 Nov 2017, 12:00pm
Uruguay: Activists Continue Conference Against Neoliberalism
Thosuands of activists are participating in Day 2 of the Continental Conference For Democracy And Against Neoliberalism hosted in Montevideo, Uruguay.
www.telesurtv.net | 20 Nov 2017, 11:00am
On the Brink of an Authoritarian Turn: The Catalan Uprising
The resurgence of the Catalan independentist movement, recently culminated in a successful referendum for independence and its subsequent overturn by the central government of Spain, cannot be disconnected from the austerity period launched by the European Union (EU) in May 2010.
www.socialjusticejournal.org | 20 Nov 2017, 4:00am