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Partners in Crime
Sunday 21 Dec 2014, 2:00am
The signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement came with the promise of prosperity and jobs for all and the extension of human rights. These are, it needs hardly saying, promises unkept. Recorded in Toronto, 12 December 2014.

Sunday 21 Dec 2014, 2:00am



 In The News Today 

A new opening for the left in Greece
Greece is back in the international spotlight as the potential of new elections and a victory for the radical left comes into view. Alan Maass looks at what's at stake.
socialistworker.org | 21 Dec 2014, 6:00pm



#BlackLivesMatter
BlackLivesMatter at Mall of America
vimeo.com | 21 Dec 2014, 5:00pm



No to pipelines, yes to Site C?
As the movement against pipelines rapidly grows, more and more often you can hear the question, 'We know what you're against. What are you for?' The debate over the future of power generation in British Columbia offers some lessons for how to answer this question and not fall victim to a privatized green vision.
ricochet.media | 21 Dec 2014, 4:00pm



Beating Back Austerity: Lessons from the Fighting Irish
The Detroit Water Brigade was honored to join the Irish Right2Water Campaign for International Human Rights Day in Dublin on December 10th. We traveled across the country to meet communities actively resisting the Irish government's plan to privatize and commodify Ireland's public water supply.
detroitwaterbrigade.org | 21 Dec 2014, 3:00pm



11 Trillion Gallons to Replenish California Drought Losses
It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) -- around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir -- to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.
www.nasa.gov | 21 Dec 2014, 2:00pm



Why more than 125,000 demonstrators in Montreal and Quebec City chanted 'no to austerity'
On November 29, more than 125,000 loudly chanting people declared that they reject the Couillard government's austerity measures at a huge demonstration organized by civil society groups, student associations and trade unions. More than 25,000 people in Quebec and more than 100,000 in Montreal made it clear to the government that it has to stop turning a deaf ear to their message: the public does not agree with dismantling the Quebec state to sacrifice it on the altar of austerity.
rabble.ca | 21 Dec 2014, 1:00pm



Colombian Guerrillas Declare Indefinite Cease-Fire
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have declared an indefinite cease-fire, saying that the unilateral move should turn into an armistice for the 50-year conflict.
www.telesurtv.net | 21 Dec 2014, 12:00pm



Fact-checking five 'crazy' things Stephen Harper said to Peter Mansbridge
We thought Stephen Harper hit peak 'crazy' last week. But the prime minister may have reached a new plateau Wednesday night, rattling off the word 'crazy' a handful of times during an exchange about oil and the environment with Peter Mansbridge on CBC.
www.pressprogress.ca | 21 Dec 2014, 9:00am



One Step Forward, One Step Back in U.S.-Latin America Policy
President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba has grabbed headlines and drawn plaudits from around the world. In a short but historic speech Obama announced a breathtaking series of measures.
www.cepr.net | 21 Dec 2014, 7:00am



Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF
Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats.
www.theguardian.com | 21 Dec 2014, 4:00am




 Events 

Celebrate the Freedom of the Cuban Five

Remarks by The Honourable Javier Dómokos Ruiz, Consul General of Cuba in Toronto. Cultural Presentations by Latin@s Artists and more.

Images and video clips from Cuba; Music: Wally Brooker and friends, Ernesto Espinoza,Pablo Gutierrez, Rosy Cervantes, Ruben (Benny) Esguerra and New Music Tradition, Robert Davis, Cuban Music, Rumba; Poetry: Carlos Angulo Rivas; and much more!

Organized by Toronto Forum on Cuba

2:00pm, Sunday December 21, 2014
Steelworkers' Hall 25 Cecil Street, Toronto.




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