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What's New: Cuba Needs to Unleash Creative Energy

by Michael A. Lebowitz | April 19, 2014

In this interview with Michael Lebowitz, a leading exponent of socialism for the twenty-first century, discusses mobilizing the creative energy of the population as a decisive factor in building a socialist society. His remarks, made in the context of challenges facing Cuba today, summarize views developed in several books.



Books: New Book Links Climate Activism and Socialism

review by John Riddell | April 18, 2014

An outstanding book by Umair Muhammad, Confronting Injustice, presents a strong case for the necessity of socialism to counter the impending calamity of global warming. Muhammad, an MA student at York University in Toronto, ends his 174-page text by quoting anarchist philosopher Peter Kropotkin: "The bold thought first, and the bold deed will not fail to follow."



Bullet #969: Free Transit: Three Reasons It Is an Idea Whose Time Has Come

by Michael Laxer | April 18, 2014

On January 1, 2013, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, became the largest city in the world to make mass transit free for its residents. While the effects of having done this are, of course, specific to the context of the city itself, it has shown that a major city can do it and that it has been widely popular with its residents.



What's New: We Are Not Beginning a New ColdWar, We are Well into It

by Stephen Cohen | April 17, 2014

As negotiations over the crisis in Ukraine begin in Geneva, tension is rising in the Ukrainian East after security forces killed three pro-Russian protesters, wounded 13 and took 63 captive in the city of Mariupol. Ukrainian officials said the pro-Russian separatists had attempted to storm a military base.



What's New: Canada Must Call for Dialogue Amid Unrest in Venezuela

by Barbara Wood and Tara Ward | April 17, 2014

The Americas' Policy Group (APG), composed of faith-based groups, development NGO's, trade unions, and solidarity organizations, is a working group of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation. We are extremely concerned about the disruption of democratic order in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, over the past two months, and the lack of clarity of Canada's position on this crisis.



What's New: BigOil's Oily Grasp

by Carol Linnitt | April 17, 2014

Oil industry lobbyists in Canada have taken the country by the reins. At least, that's the implication of the Polaris Institute's new report released today. The report documents 2,733 meetings held between the oil industry and federal government officials since 2008. That figure outstrips meetings with environmental organizations by a whopping 463 percent.



What's New: Toronto Transit Zine No. 1

| April 16, 2014

Getting around Toronto is difficult, and it's the subject of many private discussions throughout the city. Despite all we have to say, there is currently no independent publication circulating that is solely dedicated to discussing transit. Enter the Toronto Transit Zine, of which you're reading the very first issue.



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Egypt's Revolution at Three April 2, 2014

Game Over for the Climate April 2, 2014

FBI Continues To Withhold Information On Occupy Assassination Plots April 2, 2014

Thousands march against government in Haitian capital April 2, 2014

Striking Halifax nurses ordered back to work by Labour Board April 2, 2014

Climate impacts 'overwhelming' April 2, 2014

Turkey's election may ironically have dealt a blow to democracy April 2, 2014

BC government and Port of Vancouver back down and settle truckers strike April 2, 2014

Labour Movement Asks Youth for Help April 2, 2014

Neoliberalism and class struggle today April 1, 2014

Putin Flushes the US Dollar April 1, 2014

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Forum: Syriza and European Elections

The Possibility and Challenges of the Left in Government in Greece and the May 25 European Elections

Leo Panitch is member of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly, is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University. Editor of The Socialist Register, his books include Working Class Politics in Crisis (1986); The End of Parliamentary Socialism (with Colin Leys, 1997). He is the co-author with Sam Gindin of The Making of Global Capitalism (2012), winner of the 2013 Deutscher Memorial Prize.

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