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by Mersiha Gadzo | September 28, 2016
Many celebrated Justin Trudeau's election, thinking the charismatic leader would turn a new page for Canada, especially for Canadian Muslims who overwhelmingly voted for the Liberals in 2015. Yet the Liberals who presented themselves as open and transparent while in opposition have proven to be anything but in government. While in opposition, the Liberals advocated for three innocent Canadian Muslims tortured in the Middle East with CSIS complicity.
| September 28, 2016
The export facility is now set to be constructed on Lax U'u'la (Lelu Island) on Lax Kw’alaams First Nation territory. The project is being led by the Malaysian state-owned company Petronas. Beyond the project being one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in Canada, the LNG terminal and its associated upstream operations would also consume 5.1 million cubic metres of fresh water per year, the equivalent of the annual fresh water use of 56,000 people.
What's New: The Colonialism of the Present
by Andrew Bard Epstein | September 28, 2016
In March 1990, armed warriors from Kanesatake — one of several Mohawk communities in Canada and the United States that constitute the eastern-most nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy — erected barricades to prevent the further extension of a private golf course into their land. When a police invasion four months later ended in the death of an officer, nearly three thousand Canadian soldiers descended. Mohawks from Kahnawake blockaded the Mercier Bridge into Montreal in solidarity. A seventy-eight day standoff ensued.
Bullet #1308: The Traffic Hierarchy
by Planka.nu | September 27, 2016
Mobility and class are deeply entangled. Not only because one's potential for mobility often has to do with one's economic position, but also because a society built on today's mobility paradigm – automobility – directly contributes to growing economic and social differences. A society which puts the car on a pedestal quite obviously favours motorists. Another obvious fact is that white high-income and middle-aged men are an over-represented group among motorists.
What's New: A History and Future of Resistance
by Julian Brave NoiseCat and Anne Spice | September 26, 2016
Mounted Lakota warriors, their horses resplendent in traditional regalia, charge a line of law enforcement. They gallop headlong, push back the police, pull up only at the last moment, and then circle back for more. The scene could be the Battle of the Little Bighorn, circa 1876. But it’s not. Here, along the banks of the Missouri River, just beyond the boundary of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, indigenous land and water defenders are standing together to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens their land, water, ancestral burial grounds, and future generations.
What's New: Corbyn photo finish
by Mike Constable | September 26, 2016
Recent Guardian fotos illuminate the saying: 'He who laffs last smiles best.'
What's New: Free Homa Hoodfar
by Justin Podur | September 26, 2016
At the end of August, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to six Latin American countries: Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, and Venezuela. On what was mainly a business tour, Zarif discussed megaprojects like the Grand Interoceanic canal. People with an even deeper knowledge of Iran published scholarship that undermined these caricatures and stereotypes. Homa Hoodfar is one such scholar. Hoodfar is a 65-year old Iranian-Canadian dual citizen and professor at Concordia University in Montreal.
How Alternative is the Alternative Energy? September 19, 2016
Did You Know We Are Having the Largest Prison Strike in History? September 19, 2016
Post Discloses $240M In Costs September 19, 2016
General strike this Thursday September 19, 2016
Trade deals' investor-state provisions: A sub-criminal conspiracy? September 19, 2016
Statistics Canada head resigns, cites loss of independence September 19, 2016
Winnipeg employees form 1st union at Canadian KFC/Taco Bell franchise September 19, 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador: Still rising September 19, 2016
Berkeley Bans a Palestine Class September 19, 2016In The News archive:
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|12:30pm, Monday October 17, 2016
York University, York Lanes 280N, Toronto.
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|Labour forum: Understanding the 'Gig Economy'|
The Global Labour Research Centre (York University), the Socialist Project, and the Centre for Social Justice are pleased to host a talk on "Understanding the 'Gig Economy': the Political Economy of Platform Capitalism."
with Ursula Huws, Professor of Labour and Globalisation, University of Hertfordshire.
The recent explosive growth of online platforms for managing labour has brought mixed responses. Is it a prefigurative model of a new post-capitalist form of work organisation? Or is capitalism up to its old tricks? Drawing on recent research on 'crowd work' in Europe, Ursula Huws will provide a critical analysis of platform capitalism, placing it in the context of the new wave of restructuring and accumulation following the 2007-7 financial crisis.
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