Trumping NAFTA: Free Trade versus Democratic Planning
Opposition to ‘free trade’ is in the air again, though not in the way most of us expected or hoped. Three decades ago, the move to guarantee, extend and deepen Canada’s economic integration with the United States by way of the bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two states mobilized an impressive though ultimately unsuccessful opposition. This opposition continued, though with less intensity, when that agreement was later extended to include Mexico via the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
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Gaza Crisis, Global Silence
After 10 years of Israeli siege, the UN warns Gaza is becoming 'unlivable.' Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Israel, with the Palestinian Authority's help, is responsible for the crisis, as most of the world looks on in silence.
therealnews.com | 20 Jul 2017, 6:00pm
60% Of House Democrats Vote For A Defense Budget Even Bigger Than Trump's
When income inequality combines with systemic and systematic redistribution of virtually all income growth to the wealthiest while their taxes are reduced, you've got a budget problem.
www.forbes.com | 20 Jul 2017, 5:00pm
How bosses are (literally) like dictators
Consider some facts about how American employers control their workers. Amazon prohibits employees from exchanging casual remarks while on duty, calling this 'time theft.'
www.vox.com | 20 Jul 2017, 4:00pm
Capitalism – where Marx was right and wrong
Jonathan Portes is a leading mainstream Keynesian economist. Late last year Portes wrote a short book on Capitalism: 50 ideas you really need to know. Some of the points in that book were repeated up in Portes' article in the centre-left British journal, The New Statesman, entitled 'What Marx got right'.
thenextrecession.wordpress.com | 20 Jul 2017, 3:00pm
Democracy Breaks Out at the UN as 122 Nations Vote to Ban the Bomb
On July 7, 2017, at a UN Conference mandated by the UN General Assembly to negotiate a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, the only weapons of mass destruction yet to be banned.
www.thenation.com | 20 Jul 2017, 2:00pm
Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals
Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house? To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the crisis.
www.theguardian.com | 20 Jul 2017, 1:00pm
27 years after the Oka Crisis, Ellen Gabriel is once again defending the pines on the Mohawk Territory
Fast forward to 2017, Gabriel finds herself back in the same place, face to face with the same town, this time over a housing development. The project according to Gabriel is encroaching on the pines, here Gabriel confronts the Mayor of Oka, Pascal Quevillon.
aptnnews.ca | 20 Jul 2017, 12:00pm
Canadian Pension Plan Sinks $1.4 Billion in Controversial Offshore Gas Field
The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is sinking C$1.4 billion of members' retirement savings into a 45% stake in an offshore natural gas development in Ireland that local residents have been trying to stop for more than a decade.
theenergymix.com | 20 Jul 2017, 11:00am
Jeremy Corbyn reacts to Tony Blair criticism
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has responded to comments made by Tony Blair - that Brexit, followed by a Corbyn government, 'would leave the UK flat on our backs'.
www.bbc.com | 20 Jul 2017, 4:00am