Quebec in Solidarity with Catalonia
As democrats, we feel an obligation to protest strongly to the government of Mariano Rajoy. After having deployed in 2010 the arsenal of the Constitutional Court to block an agreement that granted further autonomy to Catalonia within Spain, this government is now working to block the electoral process of the Catalan people. Over and above the right of peoples to self-determination, recognized in the United Nations Charter, it is democracy itself that is now being battered. This is intolerable. It is intolerable to turn our heads and leave to their fate the Catalan people, denying them in the eyes of the entire world the right to vote and declare where they stand on their political future.
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The Killing of History
One of the most hyped 'events' of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, 'They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam war in an entirely new way.'
vijayprashad.org | 25 Sep 2017, 5:00pm
Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility
Uber has been stripped of its London licence in a surprise move that dealt a serious blow to one of Silicon Valley's fastest rising companies and sparked an outcry from a coalition of customers, government ministers and drivers at the ride-hailing company.
www.theguardian.com | 25 Sep 2017, 4:00pm
These Hurricanes Prove That Climate Adaptation Is Not Enough
In southwest Florida's Lee County, hundreds of seawalls built to keep the ocean at bay have crumbled. During Hurricane Irma, high winds rapidly sucked the seawater away from the structures, leaving them exposed on the ocean side.
newrepublic.com | 25 Sep 2017, 2:00pm
CAMI strike can renew fight against NAFTA
The strike at the CAMI Automotive plant in Ingersoll, Ontario is of major importance to the labour movement. The 2,800 members of Unifor Local 88 have walked off the job in a battle for wages but crucially for job security. It's the first GM strike in Canada since 1996 and first legal strike at CAMI since 1992.
rankandfile.ca | 25 Sep 2017, 1:00pm
The Council of Canadians supports fair taxation, an end to 'income sprinkling' for the wealthy
Halifax-based Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives economist Lars Osberg says, 'What these measures are designed to do and do do, is tax very aggressive tax avoidance at the top of the income distribution.'
canadians.org | 25 Sep 2017, 12:00pm
French President Passes Labor Reform Despite Wide Opposition
On Sept 22nd the French President signed executive orders that will profoundly affect the life of millions of workers. Without blinking an eye, Emmanuel Macron is profoundly transforming labor legislation for the benefit of the very few members of his class.
www.leftvoice.org | 25 Sep 2017, 11:00am
Donald Trump Used the United Nations to Threaten a Massive Violation of International Law
The United States has never cared much about international law. But most U.S. presidents had at least made an effort to pretend that they did. Based on President Donald Trump's speech Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, this is yet another American tradition that he's discarding.
theintercept.com | 25 Sep 2017, 4:00am