Dump Hydro Privatization, Build Public Power
Sunday 28 May 2017, 2:00am
Hydro in Ontario is a mess and rates are skyrocketing. The high number of people who have trouble paying or can't pay their Hydro bills is growing by the day. In short, deregulation and privatization did not deliver on its promises of 'lower rates,' or create 'greater efficiencies.' Smart Meters did not save consumers any money. In fact, Hydro deregulation has been a complete disaster for Ontario's businesses, citizens and its economy.
In The News Today
Tariq Ali asks 'Why Lenin?'
In The Dilemmas of Lenin Tariq Ali provides an insightful portrait of Lenin's deepest preoccupations and underlines the clarity and vigour of his theoretical and political formulations. In this exclusive extract from the Introduction he explains that without Lenin there would not have been a socialist revolution in Russia in 1917.
www.versobooks.com | 28 May 2017, 4:00pm
World Leftist Leaders Pay Tribute to Ecuador's Rafael Correa
Various political leaders and academics across the world paid tribute to President Rafael Correa in a video broadcasted by the Citizens' Revolution Monday, as the Ecuadorean leader is about to officially leave office Wednesday.
www.telesurtv.net | 28 May 2017, 3:00pm
The university in the populist age
Right-wing populism threatens the future of higher education, but remaining passive and retreating to a disinterested vision of the university will actually strengthen the attacks. Faculty have a responsibility to work in solidarity to fight back against these threats.
www.academicmatters.ca | 28 May 2017, 2:00pm
CPP: Making a Killing! Holding Stock in War Profiteers and Canada's Peace Mythology
When wars are launched, or flashy new missiles fired, investor confidence in the arms trade soars skyward like a blazing rocket, and so do the profits of war industries. Most Canadians have no idea that thanks to our Canada Pension Plan (CPP) we are forcibly conscripted into an institutionalised confidence scheme tied to the age-old racket of war.
coat.ncf.ca | 28 May 2017, 1:00pm
World is plundering Africa's wealth of 'billions of dollars a year'
Analysis by a coalition of UK and African equality and development campaigners including Global Justice Now, published on Wednesday, claims the rest of the world is profiting more than most African citizens from the continent's wealth.
www.theguardian.com | 28 May 2017, 12:00pm
The Slow Death of the Socialist International
At the last count, it had 162 member parties in 100 countries, and it is now in a deep crisis which reflects the crisis of most of its members, certainly its most influential ones. Why is any of this important? Because socialism has been the ideological foundation of most of the world's trade union movement, not necessarily always in the same acceptance of the term, and today we are faced with a crisis of socialism, which is principally a crisis of the meaning of socialism.
global-labour.net | 28 May 2017, 11:00am
The Nakba did not start or end in 1948
Every year on May 15, Palestinians around the world, numbering about 12.4 million, mark the Nakba, or 'catastrophe', referring to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the near-total destruction of Palestinian society in 1948. The Palestinian experience of dispossession and loss of a homeland is 69 years old this year.
www.aljazeera.com | 28 May 2017, 10:00am
The European Choice
Yanis Varoufakis negotiated with the EU elite over the Greek bailout, witnessed firsthand the callous mathematics used to keep the union together. Today -- after OXI, after Brexit, and after Trump -- he and his comrades in DiEM25 are calling for a New Deal for Europe: a plan that can stabilize the European Union and return democracy to the people.
jacobinmag.com | 28 May 2017, 4:00am