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What's New: The Food Business
by Esther Vivas | May 20, 2013
The current food and agricultural system, which is criticized for being "generator of hunger in a world of abundance" because of the monopolies, speculation, globalization and privatization policies of the past decades. Reporting its effects on climate change, loss of agricultural diversity, the use of GMOs, the oil-dependence and lack of people's food sovereignty: "The same people who led to the subprime crisis are those who are now speculating on food."
Bullet #825: Socialism for the 21st Century
by Michael A. Lebowitz | May 20, 2013
Firstly, we need to recognize that not all Marxists accept that capitalism as a whole is in crisis -- as opposed to particular capitals in particular localities. Secondly, if capital is in crisis -- in general or in particular, then what was its source? I begin from Marx's stress on overaccumulation. Capital has a tendency to accumulate and expand without regard for the antagonistic conditions in which it must function.
| May 19, 2013
Trish Hennessy, Director of the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives in Toronto, provides an insightful overview of why inequality has risen sharply in Canada, its impacts, and why Canadians should be concerned.
What's New: The Coach
by Mike Constable | May 19, 2013
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LeftStreamed: Reportback from Ecosocialism Conference 2013
May 19, 2013
Taking place at New York's Barnard College, the Ecosocialist Conference drew some two hundred activists around the slogan "System Change not Climate Change." It was endorsed by numerous progressive organizations and individuals in the U.S. and Canada, and featured speakers from a wide spectrum of organizations and perspectives. Introduced by Abbie Bakan and John Riddell. Moderated by Greg Albo. Recorded in Toronto, 4 May 2013.
What's New: What Then Must We Do?
by Gar Alperovitz | May 18, 2013
Gar Alperovitz argues that our economy needs to be more responsive to ordinary citizens and outlines his plan to transform the economy we have now. He also talks about the need to build on the Occupy Movement. Prof. Alperovitz spoke at Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative in Madison, Wisconsin.
Books: Beyond the Fragments
review by Cynthia Cockburn | May 18, 2013
Beyond the Fragments, first published in 1979, was an iconic book that took a feminist approach to the problem of how to resolve the tensions fracturing the left, and prod its diverse parties, tendencies, groups and non-joiners towards productive dialogue and greater unity. The refreshed BTF was launched on 3 May at a packed-out gathering where we heard the three justly-respected authors, Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright, tell us why their feminist formula for bringing together a divided left is still relevant in 2013.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: A User's Guide May 20, 2013
Another Round at the LCBO May 19, 2013
Inequality: there's no stopping it! May 19, 2013
European Union in the Constellation of Neoliberalism May 18, 2013
People's Assembly: we need unity to beat austerity May 17, 2013
Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes May 17, 2013
Pinoys fight for right to rally on Labour Day May 16, 2013
How the Case for Austerity Has Crumbled May 16, 2013
Canada needs to consider a fiscal Plan B May 16, 2013
Karl Marx no longer exists May 16, 2013
Trashing the Planet for Natural Gas May 15, 2013In The News archive:
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| 7:30pm, Monday May 20, 2013
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick, Toronto.
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|Book launch: Wrestling with Democracy|
Voting Systems as Politics in the 20th-Century West
Introductory comments by Leo Panitch.
Dennis Pilon will speak briefly on the book's key themes.
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