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Bullet #1358: A Critical Week for the World Social Forum
by Pierre Beaudet | January 20, 2017
It all began right here in Porto Alegre in 2001 when this city in the south of Brazil became a major site of popular mobilization. Influenced by the Workers' Party (PT), unions were, along with popular movements, at the forefront of a proactive political effort that included the support of the left within the Catholic Church, inspired by liberation theology.
What's New: Building a Mass Socialist Party
by Sam Gindin | January 19, 2017
We desperately need a mass socialist party. But the dictum 'build it and they will come' won’t get us very far. Such a party has preconditions. It demands grounding in dramatic and sustained uptakes in the level of popular struggles and, above all, the generalization of institutionalized, vibrant bases of working-class support.
| January 19, 2017
A group of environmental activists who chained themselves to Enbridge Line 9 equipment left a Sarnia courtroom Friday without criminal convictions in what’s being billed as a precedent-setting victory for pipeline demonstrators across Ontario. Vanessa Gray, 24, of Sarnia, along with Guelph residents Sarah Scanlon, 30, and Stone Stewart, 29, had been facing charges of mischief endangering lives and mischief over $5,000 after they occupied an Enbridge site on Mandaumin Road and allegedly manually shut down a valve there on Dec. 21, 2015.
What's New: We need to talk about the Anthropocene
by Gabriel Levy | January 19, 2017
Working out the time-scale of the Anthropocene epoch can not be left to natural scientists, a group of researchers argued in Nature journal last month. Historians, anthropologists and others who study human society need to be brought in to the discussion, they said.
by Arun Gupta | January 18, 2017
Dragging on a cigarette as he sits in the hall of United Steelworkers Local 1999, Robert James says, 'Trump stood on stage and lied about 1,100 jobs being saved at Carrier in Indianapolis.' James, 57, is the local vice president and a forklift driver who’s worked for 18 years at the Indiana-based factory that manufactures furnaces for homes. In February 2016 Carrier told more than 2,000 workers at two factories in the Hoosier State they were going to be fired and production would shift to Monterrey, Mexico.
What's New: Things to come
by Mike Constable | January 18, 2017
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by Alanna Vagianos | January 18, 2017
The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington just released a four-page document outlining the principles and goals of the protest, and it’s the definition of intersectional feminism. The Women’s March will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21 in DC with sister marches all over the country (and world) to 'affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.'
Spain's Valencia region adopts official BDS policy January 10, 2017
First Nation chiefs take legal action over pipeline replacement January 10, 2017
Giant iceberg poised to break off from Antarctic shelf January 10, 2017
A People's Food Policy for Canada January 10, 2017
Solar and wind power cheaper than fossil fuels for the first time January 10, 2017
Turkey's Fragile Bonapartism January 10, 2017
Why capitalism is hopelessly devoted to fossil fuels January 9, 2017
The Trumponomics con game January 9, 2017In The News archive:
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