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Austerity Against Democracy

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What's New: CUPE3903 and the Failure of Top-Down Mobilization

by Mathieu Brûlé | April 20, 2015

As many of you may know, CUPE 3903, the union representing Teaching Assistants, Graduate Assistants, and Contract Faculty at York University (a union of which I am a member) recently concluded a successful strike. Our month-long strike ran from March 3rd until March 30th, and ended with the ratification of a contract that met virtually all of our major demands.

LeftStreamed: Economic Restructuring and the Politics of Low-Paid and Unwaged Work

April 19, 2015

Video presentations from the Alternate Routes conference "Labour Pains, Capital Gains: The Paradox of Low-Wage, No-Wage Work." Recorded in Toronto, 27 March 2015.

What's New: The roots of the Greece crisis in European integration

| April 18, 2015

As the simmering crisis between Greece and the institutions formerly known as the Troika heats up again, it's a good time to look once more at the roots of the European crisis and what they mean for the possibilities open before Syriza at the present juncture. Greece is being squeezed by Europe: it's cash is about to run out, they've been limited from raising new funds on bond markets and are being asked for ever greater concessions in terms of the reforms.

What's New: TUNE Declaration concerning the situation in Greece

| April 17, 2015

The Trade Unionist Network Europe calls upon the European and International Labour Movement to confront the threats and scare tactics which are now being used against the Greek population and to make clear that any attempt to void or overturn the result of the Greek elections of 25 January will be met with coordinated trade union actions across Europe.

What's New: We should recognize that there are other imperialisms

by Charles Davis | April 17, 2015

Russia is not the Russia we read about in the West's corporate tabloids, its long-time leader, Vladimir Putin, cast as an irrational psychopath bent on eliminating all who oppose him, at home and in Eastern Europe and maybe even the United States too if he wakes up cranky.

Bullet #1106: The Politics of Human Rights

by David Camfield | April 16, 2015

There has never been more talk about human rights than there is today. Social media is full of calls to sign petitions or send e-mails about human rights causes. Almost no one says they're not supporters of human rights, from radicals on the left to people on the hard right like Stephen Harper. Governments of Western countries justify war in the name of defending human rights. We now have a Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.

What's New: Minimum Wage

| April 15, 2015

The movement to raise the minimum wage is growing. In the U.S., 19 cities are raising their minimum wage, a few as high as 15 dollars. Matt Galloway spoke about the momentum with Stephanie Luce, professor at the City University of New York.

What's New: This Changes Some Things

by Jodi Dean | April 15, 2015

How do we imagine the climate changing? Some scenarios involve techno-fixes like cloud-seeding or new kinds of carbon sinks. Cool tech, usually backed by even cooler entrepreneurs, saves the day -- Iron Man plus Al Gore plus Steve Jobs. In green. Other scenarios are apocalyptic: blizzards, floods, tsunamis, and droughts; crashing planes; millions of migrants moving from south to north only to be shot at armed borders. The poor fight and starve; the rich enclave themselves in shining domed cities as they document the extinction of charismatic species and convince themselves they aren't next.

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African Economist Samir Amin on the World Social Forum April 9, 2015

Boycotting Israel more urgent than in case of South Africa April 9, 2015

Greek parliament backs setting up committee to investigate bailout April 9, 2015

Moroccan public sector workers strike to defend pensions and union rights April 9, 2015

Fighting the 4 and 4 April 9, 2015

Greece puts a figure on World War Two reparation claims from Germany April 9, 2015

Montreal professors stare down riot cops April 9, 2015

Mulcair Promises Proportional Representation If NDP Wins Next Election April 9, 2015

A young prince may cost Syria and Yemen dear April 9, 2015

All eyes on PM Tsipras in Moscow; EU, USA fear Greece might asks Putin for a bailout April 9, 2015

Palestinians condemn Israel's arrest of prominent leftist lawmaker Khalida Jarrar April 9, 2015

It's Not Just the Lobby April 8, 2015

Greek activists welcome much needed breathing space April 8, 2015

Syriza - two months on: where is the hope? April 8, 2015

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2:00pm, Saturday April 25, 2015
Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto.

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Panel and Discussion: Unite Against Austerity!

All around the world - from Quebec to Greece to Chile to South Africa - tens of thousands of people are rising up against austerity. It's time for the rest of us to rise up too!

Governments and corporate media say there is not enough money and belts must be tightened. But we know there is lots of money – it’s just concentrated in a few hands at the top.

Cuts to social spending and wages ensue, while fossil fuel companies and other corporations receive subsidies. Unions are attacked, as corporations make record profits. Indigenous nations are denied inherent land rights and resources from their lands are extracted for corporate profit. Environmental regulations are gutted in favour of Big Oil rights. Migrant workers are forced into even more precarious working conditions. Vital public services including education, childcare, housing, women's centers and healthcare are cut, while prisons and the military expand.

* Crystal Sinclair, Idle No More Toronto
* John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
* Jennie Miller, Vice Chair, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Greater Toronto Area Council
* Chris Ramsaroop, Justicia for Migrant Workers

In essence, austerity is sacrificing the common good for corporate profit. To see the many ways we are affected by austerity, check out our website | Facebook event
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