What's New: NeverHome.ca
Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration is a project of No One Is Illegal-Vancouver Unceded Coast Salish Territories - which is a grassroots anti-colonial migrant justice group with leadership from members of migrant and/or racialized backgrounds. As a movement for self-determination that challenges the ideology of immigration controls, we combat racial profiling, detention and deportation, the national security apparatus, law enforcement brutality, and exploitative working conditions of migrants.
What's New: The Harper Canada
For nearly a decade, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has quietly led Canada in a new direction. Our laws have changed. Our national objectives have changed. Our global reputation has changed. As we reflect on a decade of changes, some drastic and others subtle, it is clear that Canada’s economic, environmental, political, legal, and moral landscape has undergone a significant transformation.
In The News Today
When Alexis Tspiras resigned his premiership earlier this month and called for a snap election, it signaled a new round in the ongoing battle between Greece and its creditors.
www.jacobinmag.com | 2 Sep 2015, 7:00pm
July 2015 is Officially Hottest Month on Record. Ever.
Raging wildfires and apocalyptic smoke. Huge algal blooms visible from space turn seafood on the Pacific Northwest toxic. California's drought. Alberta’s drought. Alberta’s floods. There’s no doubt: it’s hot and weird out.
www.desmog.ca | 2 Sep 2015, 6:00pm
The economics of the possible and beyond
Depoliticizing economic questions ignores the implicit tension between the interests of growth and higher profits versus the interests of keeping a lid on the power of regular people to see their incomes and income share grow. As a group, economic elites care about the costs and benefits in general of greater government-fuelled growth—including the costs of losing power over ideas.
rozworski.org | 2 Sep 2015, 5:00pm
Uh-oh, Canada. China Pales as a Risk to U.S. Growth
Canada probably experienced a technical recession in the first half of 2015, and the fact that the No. 1 U.S. export market is in a slump could spell bad news for growth in the world's biggest economy. Canada's gross domestic product contracted for a second quarter in the three months through June, a Sept. 1 report will show, according to almost all economists in a Bloomberg survey. The economy probably shrank by 1 percent, even worse than the 0.6 percent first-quarter drop.
www.bloomberg.com | 2 Sep 2015, 4:00pm
Could the party of spending really balance the budget in year one?
Three things to bear in mind as you listen to what the parties are telling you about the economy and their respective plans to “fix” it. 1: None of it is true. 2: If it is it’s usually a bad idea. But 3: Thankfully, most of it doesn’t matter. The differences between the parties are so trivial, their likely impact on the economy, for good or ill, so minor, that for now at least you can safely tune out most of the debate.
news.nationalpost.com | 2 Sep 2015, 3:00pm
Good for Canada
A platform to end income inequality in Canada.
goodforcanada.ca | 2 Sep 2015, 2:30pm
U.S. Industrial Union Votes to Endorse BDS
One of the more prominent industrial unions in the U.S. voted to endorse the goals of the worldwide boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement against Israel, citing "its long history of violating the human rights of the Palestinians," thus purportedly becoming the first nationwide union to do so.
www.haaretz.com | 2 Sep 2015, 1:00pm
The NDP goes down the 'sound finance' rabbit hole
Economic ideas are like hares – they go in circles, the Cambridge economist D.H. Robertson once noted: Stand in one place long enough, and you will see dismissed beliefs come round again. Before 2008, the consensus among a majority of economists – the so-called New Consensus – was that monetary policy was powerful enough to counter a slowdown or recession, that fiscal policy was unable to stabilize an economy and hence that fiscal policy should content itself to balance budgets, run more efficient programs and possibly reduce tax rates.
www.theglobeandmail.com | 2 Sep 2015, 12:30pm
Divided Ontario labour in need of a revolt
At a time when the right is escalating its attacks on workers’ rights across the country, labour leaders seem to be a lot more interested in parochial turf wars than the deteriorating conditions of the working class.
rankandfile.ca | 2 Sep 2015, 12:00pm
Longer Hours, More Stress, No Extra Pay
It’s Not Just Amazon, It’s the Modern Workplace. It may look like more and more workers are workaholics. In fact, they are just powerless.
www.thenation.com | 2 Sep 2015, 11:00am
Boycott-hit Veolia dumps Jerusalem rail
Multinational infrastructure company Veolia has sold its last investment in Israel and its settlements. According to Who Profits, a group that monitors companies that do business in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, the French multinational recently sold its 5 percent stake in CityPass, the consortium that runs the Jerusalem Light Rail.
electronicintifada.net | 2 Sep 2015, 4:00am