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What's New: Save door-to-door, Stop Harper!
On December 11, 2013 Canada Post, with Harper's blessing, announced their 5 point plan which included the elimination of door to door, greater privatization of postal outlets, increase in postage, introduction of new work methods and reductions in employee compensation. The NDP and Green Party have come out for the restoration of home mail delivery to people who have lost it.

By Angela Jones - Thursday 30 Jul 2015, 1:00pm

What's New: The Left and the euro: liquidate, rebuild
To those people, sincerely of the Left, who have so long refused to see what an impasse the euro represents, as they foster the illusion of an improbable ‘balance of forces’ whose configuration could possibly be changed.

By Frédéric Lordon - Thursday 30 Jul 2015, 2:00am

 In The News Today 

Jeremy Corbyn's rivals think he's a dinosaur - they couldn't be more wrong
Turn the clock back to 1983. A loaf of bread cost 38p, the first music CDs went on sale, and a divided Labour Party saw its vote shrivel to 28 per cent in the general election. That Britain is the supposed destination of time travellers boarding the Jeremy Corbyn charabanc on a one-way ticket to perdition.
www.telegraph.co.uk | 30 Jul 2015, 7:00pm

The Making of Leopoldo López
A closer look at the democratic bona fides of the rock star of Venezuela’s opposition.
foreignpolicy.com | 30 Jul 2015, 6:00pm

Europe faces second revolt as Portugal's ascendant Socialists spurn austerity
Germany is worried that any concession to Greece will set off political contagion and cause fiscal discipline to collapse across southern Europe.
www.telegraph.co.uk | 30 Jul 2015, 5:00pm

Knife at its throat, Greece yields to Troika brutality
In a summing-up speech to the Greek parliament in the earlier hours of July 16, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said of the punitive July 12 funding deal accepted by Greece after negotiations with Eurozone leaders.
links.org.au | 30 Jul 2015, 4:00pm

Our new tasks in the struggle against austerity
SYRIZA's Central Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday for the first time since the July 5 referendum in which the Greek people answered "no" to drastic new austerity measures demanded by the European blackmailers--and the subsequent surrender by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to that same blackmail.
socialistworker.org | 30 Jul 2015, 3:30pm

SYRIZA Left Platform Attacks Tsipras, Party Split 'Unavoidable'
SYRIZA’s left platform attacked Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for not having a Plan B and succumbing to creditors’ demands to sign a deal that goes against party policy. With several SYRIZA MPs stating that they will vote against the second set of reforms on Wednesday, cohesion within the party is a thing of the past.
greece.greekreporter.com | 30 Jul 2015, 3:00pm

Water everywhere, Canadian policy nowhere
Canadian government bucks international trend to recognize water as a human right.
ricochet.media | 30 Jul 2015, 2:30pm

Tom Mulcair holds a press conference...
and, presto, Olivia Chow is the "official" NDP candidate.
theleftchapter.blogspot.ca | 30 Jul 2015, 2:00pm

TransAlta timed power outages to hike prices, commission says
TransAlta Corp. deliberately timed outages at power plants in Alberta at peak times in order to drive up electricity prices, the province’s utilities commission said in a ruling Monday.
www.theglobeandmail.com | 30 Jul 2015, 1:30pm

Conservative insider won huge contract to build Harper's Arctic project
A hugely expensive public contract to build an Arctic research station, promoted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, went to a joint venture that included a company run by a Conservative Party insider with close ties to Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, the National Observer has confirmed.
www.nationalobserver.com | 30 Jul 2015, 12:30pm

Enough of the individualistic rhetoric
One of the defining features of American political culture is our commitment to individualism. We are individualists in at least two senses of the word. First, we support the rights of individuals. We believe that there are some rights that belong to individuals that no government or other entity has a right to infringe upon.
www.minnpost.com | 30 Jul 2015, 12:00pm

What hope for Labour and the left?
To understand what a Corbyn win would mean we need to understand what happened in the 80s. Labour must start building beyond the party - it must be part of broader social currents.
www.opendemocracy.net | 30 Jul 2015, 11:00am

Climate Change Changes Everything
The madness and futility of continued fossil fuel burning is all too readily apparent... If one were to search for an example of the utterly and inherently life, climate, and economy destroying impacts of fossil fuel burning, they wouldn’t have to look too far.
robertscribbler.com | 30 Jul 2015, 10:30am

World Jewry increasingly critical of Israel
Study by Jewish People Policy Institute claims Diaspora Jews doubt Israel truly wishes to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians.
www.haaretz.com | 30 Jul 2015, 4:00am


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