Canada Must Stop Support to Honduras Regime following Botched Election
In the chaos following national elections in Honduras on November 26, Canadian authorities must take a strong public stand and forcibly denounce evidence of electoral fraud and violent repression of public protests. Across Honduras, tens of thousands of people have been demonstrating their discontent over evidence of electoral fraud by the government-controlled electoral tribunal. As widely reported, while early trends in the vote count indicated that opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla was on track to win, delays, irregularities and evidence of vote-rigging since then favour the incumbent National Party candidate, Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH).
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We Are Making the Revolution Within the Revolution
In this exclusive interview with Venezuelanalysis, mayoral candidate for Libertador in Caracas, Eduardo Saman, explains why he is challenging the official candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, as well as discusses the difficulties facing his campaign and the need to be 'disciplined' but not subservient in revolution.
venezuelanalysis.com | 15 Dec 2017, 7:00pm
B.C.'s NDP government blasted by critics for approving Site C dam
A number of First Nations have vowed to take further legal action against Site C, arguing that proceeding with the mega-project violates the 1899 Treaty 8 agreement between Indigenous peoples and the Crown.
ricochet.media | 15 Dec 2017, 6:00pm
Protagonism and Productivity
When I went to work in Venezuela in 2004, I discovered in the Bolivarian Constitution some elements that I consider to be central to the concept of socialism for the twenty-first century.
canadiandimension.com | 15 Dec 2017, 5:00pm
Taseko strikes out (again) in bid to build open-pit mine
Now, the Federal Court has ruled that a federal review panel was right to conclude that Taseko Mines Ltd.'s bid to build the 'New Prosperity Mine' would have significant adverse effects on the area.
www.ecojustice.ca | 15 Dec 2017, 4:00pm
Why does Canada spy on its own indigenous communities?
Indigenous nations have emerged as vocal defenders of land and water, but state surveillance of these groups is disproportionate, and speaks of the broad criminalisation of Indigenous peoples.
www.opendemocracy.net | 15 Dec 2017, 3:00pm
State of Fear: How History's Deadliest Bombing Campaign Created Today's Crisis in Korea
As the world watches with mounting concern the growing tensions and bellicose rhetoric between the United States and North Korea, one of the most remarkable aspects of the situation is the absence of any public acknowledgement of the underlying reason for North Korean fears.
www.counterpunch.org | 15 Dec 2017, 2:00pm
Negotiating the algorithm: Technology, digital(-ized) work, and labour protection 'reloaded'
To date the debate on the 'future of work' and technology has predominantly concentrated on the quantity of jobs that will be lost or gained because of automation. While this is certainly important, we should also be concerned about the quality of the jobs we are creating.
regulatingforglobalization.com | 15 Dec 2017, 1:00pm
JetBlue flight attendants file for union authorization
The New York-based company has approximately 4,800 flight attendants, according to TWU, with more than 1,300 based in Boston. JetBlue is the largest carrier at Logan Airport in terms of flights and passenger numbers.
www.bostonglobe.com | 15 Dec 2017, 12:00pm
Most Dire Climate Change Predictions, Warns New Study, Are Also the Most Accurate
Climate change is occurring at a faster rate than has previously been predicted, according to a new study which suggests that the most extreme estimates of the effects of global warming are likelier than more optimistic predictions.
www.commondreams.org | 15 Dec 2017, 11:00am
Israeli strikes kill two Palestinians in Gaza
Israel launched fresh air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to rocket fire from the enclave, and the Palestinian Hamas group said two of its gunmen were killed in the bombings.
www.middleeasteye.net | 15 Dec 2017, 10:00am
What is the Carbon Footprint of a Bitcoin?
Just how much carbon dioxide do we produce when we mine a bitcoin? It's becoming an increasingly important question. After all, it's great to disrupt an inefficient and sometimes corrupt incumbent economic system, but most of us would rather not do it at the expense of the planet.
www.coindesk.com | 15 Dec 2017, 9:00am
Oh Jerusalem: Requiem for the two-state solution
He may have small hands, but US President Donald Trump appears to have a big foot. And with his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he has shoved it squarely up the part of conventional international Middle East peacemaking diplomacy that never sees the sun.
electronicintifada.net | 15 Dec 2017, 4:00am