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What's New: Building Alternatives to Neoliberalism in Latin America Today

Interview with Michael Lebowitz | October 26, 2016

I think it is essential to understand that neoliberalism is not simply a set of policies which support capitalism and which remove all obstacles to the growth of capital; significantly, it is also ideology — an ideology which has supported the growth of capitalism for centuries. Indeed, many of the perspectives of neoliberalism parallel very closely the arguments of Adam Smith and, in general, classical liberalism.

Bullet #1319: The Crisis of European Integration and the Challenges for the Left

by Panagiotis Sotiris | October 25, 2016

The elephant in the room is now visible to everyone. All the developments of the past years, from the extreme violence and cynicism of the 'memoranda of understanding' imposed upon Greece to the decision of the British referendum in favour of Brexit, point to the same direction: the deep crisis of European Integration. It was supposed to be the most advanced example of economic and political integration and the first successful introduction of a single currency in such a broad area. It presented itself as a paragon of stability and human rights. Yet the reality is very different.

What's New: On Melting Ice: Inuit Struggle Against Oil and Gas in the Arctic

by Chris Williams | October 24, 2016

The Inuit in the Canadian Arctic are engaged in a centuries-old fight to retain their culture and reestablish self-determination and genuine sovereignty. In particular, Inuit in the autonomous territory of Nunavut are resisting what American Indian studies scholar Daniel R. Wildcat has described as a 'fourth removal attempt' of Indigenous people, coming on the heels of failed efforts at spatial, social and psycho-cultural deletion.

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| October 24, 2016

Conference Report - Writing Feminism into Marxism; The limits of Corbyn’s Labour: social democracy and the radical left; Hegemony or Negotiated Consensus?; Europe Deserves Better: Building Alliances Toward a New Model of Development.

LeftStreamed: The Building Storm Against the TPP

October 23, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the one of the most recent of the neoliberal trade agreements being proposed. The final proposal was signed off in February 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand by 12 countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the USA, and Vietnam, after 7 years of negotiation. It awaits ratification in each country. It is a companion agreement to the existing NAFTA agreement, and the CETA and TTIP agreements that Canada and the U.S. are respectively negotiating with the EU.

What's New: Fighting for free public transit in Canada's largest city

| October 22, 2016

On this episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Stefan Kipfer and Herman Rosenfeld. They are active with Free Transit Toronto, an activist network focused on a long-term vision of high quality and completely free public transit, as well as on supporting short-term organizing that seeks winnable immediate reforms that move in that direction. The ability to get from place to place is very important, and it's not an easy thing for a lot of people, particularly in a large and expensive city.

What's New: Portuguese budget restores the meaning of ‘left’ in Europe

by Goffredo Adinolfi | October 22, 2016

The government led by socialist António Costa and supported in parliament by the radical Left Bloco de Esquerda (BE) and Partido Comunista Português (PCP) presented the 2017 budget law Friday night. We are only at the beginning of an obstacle-strewn path, and yet, in spite of everything and contrary to all predictions, the majority continues to hold. Portugal’s government is now probably one of the few in Europe to give a practical meaning to the concept of the left.

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Seminar: When Elections Fail and Democracy Wobbles

Wondering if the world has gone mad? Anxious to know how the US elections will turn out or if Brexit has signaled the end of the EU?

Join faculty and representatives from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, The New School for Social Research, and Ryerson University as they discuss income inequality and its discontents, the rise of the Alt Right and Black Lives Matter in the US, violence and mobilization in the Arab Middle East, the decline of democratic capitalism in Europe, and the struggle here at home for social, economic, and environmental justice.

* Benoit Challand, Professor of Sociology, New School for Social Research
* Bryan Evans, Professor of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
* Trish Hennessy, Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
* John Shields, Professor of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
* Deva Woodly, Professor of Politics, New School for Social Research

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