What's New: Unions in Court
Unions in Court: Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, co-authored by Larry Savage and Charles W. Smith, examines the labour movement’s increasing use of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to defend and expand the rights of Canada’s working class. Steeped in history yet rife with contemporary cases, the book provides an important and critical look at labour’s political weakness under neoliberalism, both at the ballot box and under a string of right-wing governments across the country.
What's New: Forget the 'slippery slope' -- Israel already is an apartheid state
The time has come to call the duck a duck. It's time to agree with a long list of Israeli political leaders, academics and public figures on both the political left and right, including three former prime ministers, a winner of the Israel prize, two former heads of the Israeli internal security service Shin Bet, and one of the country's principal newspapers, all of whom have warned that the Jewish state is becoming, or already is, an apartheid state.
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Bill Clinton: A Reckoning
The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. If every woman in America started talking about the things that happen during the course of an ordinary female life, it would never end.
www.theatlantic.com | 17 Nov 2017, 5:00pm
Indigenous groups win greater climate recognition at Bonn summit
Long marginalised and often criminalised in their home countries, the 'first peoples' – as they often refer to themselves – also achieved breakthroughs in terms of official international recognition of their rights, autonomy and participation in negotiations.
www.theguardian.com | 17 Nov 2017, 4:00pm
A Bad Check for Black America
By the time Richard Nixon rode into office in early 1969, the signal achievements of the civil rights movement--the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts and Brown v. Board of Education--were years behind him.
bostonreview.net | 17 Nov 2017, 3:00pm
Ontario Premier Wynne pushes to resume talks to end college strike
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne called for the province's colleges and the union representing their instructors to return to the bargaining table on Thursday, and asked for both sides to maintain a media blackout, after the latter voted overwhelmingly against the latest contract offer.
www.cbc.ca | 17 Nov 2017, 2:00pm
Canada's biggest corporations have more than 1,000 subsidiaries in tax havens
Companies named in the Paradise Papers leak, made public last week, defended themselves by pointing out that they didn't break any laws. But Gibson says legality isn't the point.
www.thestar.com | 17 Nov 2017, 1:00pm
Zimbabwe: What's happening?
Zimbabweans are waking on Thursday up to uncertainty after hearing that the country was likely to have a transitional government in the wake of a military takeover.
www.aljazeera.com | 17 Nov 2017, 11:00am
Privatization and the Crisis of Bus Drivers in Santiago
Though Transantiago's operations began with a 'traumatic' restructuring of the Santiago transport system from cartels of bus owners to a regional trunk-and-feeder system in 2007, the driving economic rationale behind it goes back as far as the 1950s and the Chicago Boys.
ansoncfit.com | 17 Nov 2017, 4:00am