What's New: The Left Needs to Develop an Alternative Plan for Europe
Economics professor Costas Lapavitsas says Britain's vote to leave is a direct result of the EU's lack of democracy. The question of the referendum touched upon a real, deep class divide in Britain, which came to the fore on this question.
What's New: Where do we go from here?
From June 17-19, 2016, 3,000 activists and supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign met in Chicago to discuss the future of the movement. Taking this 'People’s Summit' as his starting point, activist and writer Ethan Young advocates for a strong left and a 'united front' with other progressives in order to shake up the system: 'The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid phenomena appear.'
In The News Today
'Spain's Future Will Involve Unidos Podemos': Pablo Iglesias
Despite the upset in the Spanish elections Sunday, the progressive left said it will keep campaigning until it controls government.
www.telesurtv.net | 27 Jun 2016, 6:30pm
From January 2014: Political and Ideological Crisis in an Increasingly More Authoritarian European Union by Asbjørn Wahl.
monthlyreview.org | 27 Jun 2016, 6:00pm
Spain election: Conservatives win, but without majority
Political deadlock likely to continue as Popular Party fails to win majority needed to form government on its own.
www.aljazeera.com | 27 Jun 2016, 5:30pm
Over a crackling fire, the Tsleil-Waututh pray to block oilsands expansion
It was a simple ceremony. There were no crowds, no cameras, no speeches -- only Tsleil-Waututh Elder Leonard George in his sleek grey jacket, shades, and Converse sneakers.
www.nationalobserver.com | 27 Jun 2016, 5:00pm
The tragedies we ignore
Recent Wildrose gaffe won’t end right’s bogus equivalencies in Canadian political discourse.
albertapolitics.ca | 27 Jun 2016, 4:00pm
From Brexit to Canadexit, cutting the ties that bind
Days away from Canada Day, with our 150th birthday just a year off, it’s time to ask: How much longer until we sever our last links to Mother England -- colonial and constitutional?
www.thestar.com | 27 Jun 2016, 3:30pm
China Syndrome Paralyzes Politicians in Housing Affordability Crisis
Call it the "China Syndrome" -- an unfortunate paralysis afflicting Canadian politicians and stopping them from speaking the truth about what is happening to B.C.'s housing market. The reality, Josh Gordon wrote last month, is that an enormous amount of Chinese capital is flooding in to buy Vancouver homes.
www.thetyee.ca | 27 Jun 2016, 3:00pm
A victory for democracy, a dangerous step towards fascism, or much ado about next to nothing?
There are a number of ways of looking at the result of the Brexit referendum. Firstly, there’s the economics. On this, it has appeared to me all along that both sides have exaggerated the probable effects, the Remain camp as part of a scare campaign which reached ludicrous proportions.
www.spectrezine.org | 27 Jun 2016, 2:30pm
Union closer to first contract for Toyota workers
The ongoing drive to unionize Toyota employees in Cambridge and Woodstock is now fixated on maintenance workers. Unifor says it has signed a majority of 475 Toyota maintenance workers — 325 at two plants in Cambridge and 150 in Woodstock — to union cards.
www.therecord.com | 27 Jun 2016, 2:00pm
As NATO war-mongering against Russia intensifies, Canada faces a difficult choice
No area of public policy is so shrouded in secrecy, obfuscation and outright deception than foreign policy. Most of the time it doesn't seem to matter much to the majority of voters who have more pressing things to worry about.
rabble.ca | 27 Jun 2016, 1:30pm
Spain Elections Repeat: People's Party Wins With No Majority
Polls closed at 8 p.m. local time in the general elections in Spain Sunday, with similar results expected as December's general election. Unidos Podemos will mark another blow to the nation's traditional two-party system.
www.telesurtv.net | 27 Jun 2016, 1:15pm
Saskatchewan government backtracks on teachers' salaries
The Saskatchewan Party’s admission last week that it would not fully honour the negotiated salary increases for teachers is yet another blemish on this government’s poor commitment to respect and promote the principles of collective bargaining.
rankandfile.ca | 27 Jun 2016, 1:00pm
This is no time for a coup against a successful Labour leader
Don't blame Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour Party's crisis. It is disappointing that a handful of Labour parliamentarians have decided to join in with the disintegration of British politics.
www.newstatesman.com | 27 Jun 2016, 12:45pm
Brexit a bold but perilous experiment in de-globalization
In voting to leave the European Union, Britons have embarked on a bold but perilous experiment. They are turning their backs on expert opinion. They are ignoring the advice of the mainstream elites who argue further economic integration is both inevitable and necessary.
www.thestar.com | 27 Jun 2016, 12:30pm
Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Ticks Up In Polls. Again.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation (ORC) poll released Tuesday shows Green Party candidate Jill Stein gaining support for her presidential bid yet again. The poll of 891 registered voters conducted from June 16-19 showed Stein earning the support of 7 percent of respondents.
progressivestandard.com | 27 Jun 2016, 12:15pm
Postal union braces for July lockout
The postal workers’ union says that Canada Post wants to shut down the post office in early July, citing management's refusal to budge on changes to pensions, benefits and job security. “We’re expecting them to lock us out,” said Mike Palecek, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. “We believe this was about timing. They want to have the dispute in July when the federal task force is supposed to be talking about the future of Canada Post.”
www.thestar.com | 27 Jun 2016, 12:00pm
A club of ghouls: the need for rupture with the EU
After Greece, the road to a democratic, social United States of Europe passes through ‘Brexit’ and a toppling of the post-democratic tyranny that is the European Union, argues Leigh Phillips.
www.redpepper.org.uk | 27 Jun 2016, 11:50am
Millions of low-wage workers in the U.S. are struggling to survive
A new project from Oxfam America and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) reveals shocking numbers of workers stuck in low-wage jobs with scant benefits. Hard work should pay off. But for millions of workers, it hardly pays the bills.
www.oxfamamerica.org | 27 Jun 2016, 11:00am
The Road to Britain's Retreat
The 1941 Atlantic Charter pledged a future of human rights and democracy in the postwar world. India was purposely omitted.
www.wsj.com | 27 Jun 2016, 10:00am
The China Airlines Strike and Street Occupation
The China Airlines strike began dramatically last night, with an occupation of Nanjing East Road in front of the Taipei branch headquarters of China Airlines by several thousand China Airlines workers, blocking off traffic on one side of the road.
newbloommag.net | 27 Jun 2016, 4:00am