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Austerity Against Democracy

New SP publication: Austerity Against Democracy
by Greg Albo and Carlo Fanelli


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What's New: A Brief History of Global Warming

| August 3, 2015

Global warming turns 120 next year... sort of. Next year will be the 120th anniversary of the first time we figured out that human activity could be causing climate change. Since then, the science has gotten firmer and the politics have gotten murkier, but the outlook for the future remains uncertain. This is the history of manmade global warming in three minutes.



Mike Constable cartoonWhat's New: Grecian urn

by Mike Constable | August 2, 2015

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Bullet #1149: Social Democracy or Revolutionary Democracy: Syriza and Us

by Michael A. Lebowitz | August 2, 2015

All eyes on the Left are upon Greece. Not because of a general interest in the contradictions of capitalism in the midst of this particular crisis but because of Syriza. Unfortunately, what we are observing is not unique to Syriza. The story has been told before, and the story inevitably will occur again if we do not learn from it.



What's New: Austerity's Unelected Technocrats

| August 1, 2015

Tariq Ali and Chris Bambery -- Dangerous Times Festival 2015.



Books: Marxism and Feminism

review by Lindsey German | August 1, 2015

'We only want women's rights’ was the slogan on a placard carried by a striking woman worker in a photo from the early 1970s. Nearly fifty years on from the birth of the Women's Liberation Movement, that apparently only too reasonable demand has proved to be much more intractable than many people had thought.



What's New: New report shows Harper government's economic record to be the worst in Canada's post-war history

| July 31, 2015

With Canada possibly slipping into another recession, a new comprehensive review of the economic record of Stephen Harper's Conservative government paints a damning portrait of nearly a decade of economic failure.



What's New: Public sector employment in Ontario is far below the rest of Canada

by Doug Allan | July 31, 2015

The suggestion that Ontario has a deficit because its public sector is too large does not bear scrutiny. Consider the following. Public sector employment has fallen in the last three quarters in Ontario. Since 2011, public sector employment has been pretty flat, with employment up less than 4 tenths of one percent in the first half of 2015 compared with the first half of 2011.



What's New: Save door-to-door, Stop Harper!

by Angela Jones | July 30, 2015

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.



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Transforming Provincial Politics:
The Political Economy of Canada's Provinces and Territories in the Neoliberal Era

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Transforming Classes

Continental Crucible:
Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America

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7:30pm, Monday August 10, 2015
McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy, Ottawa.



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twinkle starPublic forum: The Battle Against Austerity

Lessons From Greece

Speakers: Leo Panitch and Richard Fidler

The meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about the recent events in Greece and take up the debate surrounding Syriza's fight against austerity

Sponsored by the Socialist Project | Facebook event
1:00pm, Sunday August 9, 2015
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto.



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twinkle starForum: Public Transit Struggles in London and Toronto

Public Transit Struggles in London and Toronto
P3s, Transit Workers and Alternatives

You are invited to a discussion on struggles over public transit in London, England and in Toronto, over P3s, privatization, funding public transit, and posing alternatives, such as reduced fares, free transit and increased accessibility. We are at a turning point in the struggle for public transit, particularly in Toronto. Although we have now won broad recognition of the need to expand public transit, the modes and organizational forms this will take, the fares that will be levied, the funding provisions and the operational practices remain completely unclear. There remains nothing in the way of a national public transit plan in Canada, and Ontario planning is both ad hoc and bent on privatization. There are important strategic lessons to be learned from the experience of London -- a system at the forefront of these kinds of battles over the neoliberalization of transit systems. As well, there is a growing national and international free public transit movement as a central means to address global warning and for transit justice to give equal access to mobility.

* Janine Booth is a London Underground RMT union activist and author of Plundering London Underground.
* Kamilla Pietrzyk and Brenda Thompson are active with Free Transit Campaign and TTCriders.

Sponsored by Centre for Social Justice, Free Transit Toronto Campaign and Socialist Project | Facebook event | PDF poster
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