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by Walter Baier | December 20, 2014
Both statistics and political science research show that European Social Democracy is currently undergoing the most serious crisis since its foundation. Since the end of WW II until now, the average vote for Social Democratic parties in parliamentary elections has decreased from 33 to 26 per cent (from the 1950s to 2011), which means by more than one fifth.
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by Mike Constable | December 19, 2014
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What's New: Ottawa Hospital patients at risk
| December 19, 2014
Patient care and safety at the Ottawa Hospital is being put at risk by further cuts, but a knee-jerk response from the hospital's administrators is making a bad situation worse, charge staff representatives at the hospital.
What's New: Stop public-private partnerships "immediately"
| December 18, 2014
Following is a statement by Bob Kinnear, President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113, which represents over 10,000 workers at the Toronto Transit Commission and York Region Transit. The statement comes in the wake of this week's report by the Ontario Auditor General that infrastructure public-private partnerships have cost Ontario taxpayers nearly 8-billion dollars more than if the projects.
by Cas Mudde | December 18, 2014
The news that the French National Front (FN) has received a 9m euro loan through a Kremlin-connected Russian bank -- it pays to be well connected -- sent the international media into a frenzy of speculation. The recent stories come on top of months of coverage about the alleged pro-Russia bias of European far-right parties.
by Richard Fidler; Evo Morales | December 17, 2014
Meeting in Havana December 14, the 13th summit of ALBA leaders endorsed a Bolivian proposal to host an international assembly of social movements in 2015 to discuss and adopt a united strategy for fighting climate change. The decision by the ALBA-TCP coincided with release of the final agreement adopted by the United Nations COP20 climate talks at Lima, Peru.
by Andrew Burgin | December 16, 2014
Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras has called a presidential election, which will take place this month. It's the parliament that elects the president but if the electoral sums don't add up -- which so far they don't -- and no president is elected, then the government must call a general election. In the event of a general election, it is likely that SYRIZA will be the largest party and will form the government.
by Dan La Botz | December 15, 2014
A new civil rights movement is arising in the United States. Across America from New York to California, in all of the major cities, there have been militant, disruptive demonstrations involving altogether tens of thousands in protests against the police killing of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and the failure of grand juries in either Missouri or New York to indict the police officers who killed them.
Hamas taken off EU terror blacklist December 20, 2014
John Oliver Breaks Down America's Income Inequality Problem December 20, 2014
Russia Reaches Out To Europe's Far-Right Parties December 20, 2014
2014: So Sad December 20, 2014
Demanding End to War on Black People December 19, 2014
Impressions of Rojava: a report from the revolution December 19, 2014
What part of 'no' does Shawn Atleo not understand? December 19, 2014
Student workers 'have spoken': US labor union backs Israel boycott December 19, 2014
Union urges boycott of buying beer in cans December 19, 2014
Sony versus North Korea December 19, 2014
Belgian unions ground flights, halt trains in national strike December 19, 2014
Dick Cheney Defends the Torture of Innocents December 19, 2014In The News archive:
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