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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.
What's New: Grecian urn
by Mike Constable | August 2, 2015
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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.
| 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.
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.
The emerging market crisis returns August 2, 2015
To Grexit or Not to Grexit August 2, 2015
Ukraine's communists, under attack, seek solidarity August 2, 2015
The euro, a political error August 2, 2015
How Germany Prevailed in the Greek Bailout August 2, 2015
A Crash With Chinese Characteristics August 2, 2015
The extremism of the center in Israel August 2, 2015
What Bernie Must Do August 2, 2015
Israel, not Iran, started Middle East nuclear arms race August 2, 2015
Stephen Harper 'gaming the system' with early election call August 2, 2015
The Solution is (after all) in our hands August 1, 2015In The News archive:
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| 7:30pm, Monday August 10, 2015
McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy, Ottawa.
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|Public 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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|Forum: 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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