BC Election Frustrates Labour, Environmental and Indigenous Activists
The May 14 general election in British Columbia was a setback to progressive political forces in the province and throughout Canada. The incumbent BC Liberals won a fourth straight term, winning 50 seats with 44 per cent of the vote, compared to 33 seats and 40 per cent for the opposition New Democratic Party.
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Sweden's 30 years of income redistribution
Sweden, which has long been the shining example for liberal economists of what we should be aiming for, seems to be losing its luster. That's because the growth in Swedish inequality between 1985 and the late 2000s was the largest among all OECD countries, increasing by one third.
rwer.wordpress.com | 24 May 2013, 6:00pm
The Third American Revolution
How do we get from the capitalist present to a socialist future?
links.org.au | 24 May 2013, 3:00pm
Speaking Up For Future Generations
The impacts of industrial development in the area now known as Chemical Valley are deep. The relationship between the 63 petrochemical industries and the occupied lands they are on is not a coincidence. The devastating affects corporations like Imperial Oil, Enbridge and Polysar have had on the environment, through contamination and corporate irresponsibility disproportionately impact bordering, and downstream Indigenous communities such as Aamjiwnaang and Walpole First Nations. The SunCor Energy refinery alone is responsible for processing 85,000 barrels per-day of gasoline, kerosene, jet and diesel fuels.
www.mediacoop.ca | 24 May 2013, 12:00pm
Rebels Without a Pause
In Egypt these days, young people are gathering signatures. At the subway station in Tahrir Square, they are asking commuters to fill out photocopied pieces of paper with the heading: 'Rebel Campaign: To Withdraw Trust from the Brotherhood's Regime.' It's a petition calling for early presidential elections.
latitude.blogs.nytimes.com | 24 May 2013, 10:00am
Fault lines - there are two SWP oppositions
If it was not obvious before, it is now: the crisis of the SWP is far from over. This is indicated by the Fault Lines blog, produced by oppositionists who remained in the SWP after the Central Committee 'won' the Special Conference in March. The CC used their control of the party apparatus to roll over the opposition. As we know, the core of the Democratic Renewal Platform within the IDOOP faction that emerged in opposition to the CC's handling of the case of Comrade Delta left to form the IS Network - and it's clear to me that we were absolutely right to do so.
internationalsocialistnetwork.org | 24 May 2013, 3:00am
Every Friday teachers and education workers are gathering outside of Kathleen's constituency office to remind the public that we are still fighting for our rights.
All supporters of education and education workers are welcome.
4:00pm, Friday May 24, 2013
795 Eglinton Avenue East, Unit 101, Toronto.