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What's New: Ottawa Hospital patients at risk
| December 19, 2014
Patient care and safety at the Ottawa Hospital is being put at risk by further cuts, but a knee-jerk response from the hospital's administrators is making a bad situation worse, charge staff representatives at the hospital.
What's New: Stop public-private partnerships "immediately"
| December 18, 2014
Following is a statement by Bob Kinnear, President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113, which represents over 10,000 workers at the Toronto Transit Commission and York Region Transit. The statement comes in the wake of this week's report by the Ontario Auditor General that infrastructure public-private partnerships have cost Ontario taxpayers nearly 8-billion dollars more than if the projects.
by Cas Mudde | December 18, 2014
The news that the French National Front (FN) has received a 9m euro loan through a Kremlin-connected Russian bank -- it pays to be well connected -- sent the international media into a frenzy of speculation. The recent stories come on top of months of coverage about the alleged pro-Russia bias of European far-right parties.
by Richard Fidler; Evo Morales | December 17, 2014
Meeting in Havana December 14, the 13th summit of ALBA leaders endorsed a Bolivian proposal to host an international assembly of social movements in 2015 to discuss and adopt a united strategy for fighting climate change. The decision by the ALBA-TCP coincided with release of the final agreement adopted by the United Nations COP20 climate talks at Lima, Peru.
by Andrew Burgin | December 16, 2014
Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras has called a presidential election, which will take place this month. It's the parliament that elects the president but if the electoral sums don't add up -- which so far they don't -- and no president is elected, then the government must call a general election. In the event of a general election, it is likely that SYRIZA will be the largest party and will form the government.
by Dan La Botz | December 15, 2014
A new civil rights movement is arising in the United States. Across America from New York to California, in all of the major cities, there have been militant, disruptive demonstrations involving altogether tens of thousands in protests against the police killing of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and the failure of grand juries in either Missouri or New York to indict the police officers who killed them.
LeftStreamed: Book launch: A Line in the Tarsands
December 14, 2014
Tar sands 'development' comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponents -- fighting a powerful international industry -- are likened to terrorists; government environmental scientists are muzzled; and public hearings are concealed and rushed. Recorded in Toronto, 29 November 2014.
What's New: New Cold War: Ukraine and Beyond
| December 13, 2014
Information and analysis of the political crisis in Ukraine and the NATO offensive in eastern Europe.
United Nations Panel Slams U.S. Record on Police Brutality December 7, 2014
French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles' December 7, 2014
Want a green energy future? Nationalize Canada's oil industry December 7, 2014
Industrial logging threatens Port Alberni drinking water December 6, 2014
Most First Nations see right through Canada's Transparency Act December 6, 2014
Energy East Mega-Pipeline: Risks to Canadians December 6, 2014
DC Ferguson Shut Down of Union Station December 6, 2014
Crown corp hails 'banner' year following major Saudi arms deal December 6, 2014
Student day of action sees protests, occupations and police violence December 5, 2014
Group takes action for retail workers, meat-packers December 5, 2014
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