Democracy Now! Friday, November 26, 2010
Economic recovery may look anaemic, especially against the backdrop of the Eurozone crisis, but measured in CO2 the downturn is over.
English-language press release from student protesters in Italy, which saw spontaneous demonstrations, university occupations, bridges, train stati...
Thousands of students and supporters are due to take part in a national day of action against cuts and tuition fee increases across the UK on 24 No...
Syndicated from The Tyee
on Fri, 2010-11-26
Lawsuit highlights need for firmer hand in Ottawa, say human rights groups.
Syndicated from CCPA
on Thu, 2010-11-25
For 30 years, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has been advancing alternatives to a neoliberal agenda that has resulted in growing income inequality, a middle class under siege and persistent poverty despite years of economic growth. There is a better way.
If our current system fails us, we should have at least some idea regarding what options might be available that could perhaps be pieced together into a new system that works. As I looked at gift economies a bit, I realized our current system has a substantial element of gift economics in it.
Promoted by blackandred on Thu, 2010/11/25 - 5:52pm
By Sara Falconer - November 25, 2010
In many ways, the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is an attempt to reshape the dominant narrative of history...More than merely a calendar, it is a detailed resource, a constant reminder, and a true collaboration. Published by a collective based in Toronto and Montreal, the project was suggested by Black Panther Party (BPP) political prisoner Herman Bell, who helps shape it with political prisoners Robert Seth Hayes and David Gilbert.
Promoted by blackandred on Thu, 2010/11/25 - 5:30pm
By Roger Bybee - Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The recession camouflages a far more insidious and long-lasting corporate strategy: Instead of temporary pay cuts to get through a few tough months, major corporations have something very, very different in mind..."The managers of some marquee companies are aiming to make this concession permanent. If they are successful, their contracts could become blueprints for other companies in other cities, extending a wage system that would be a startling retreat for labor."
America is beginning to look a lot like the dark "Pottersville" vision in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life".
Promoted by blackandred on Thu, 2010/11/25 - 1:53pm
By Alex Balch - November 25, 2010
At the G20 Summit held this past June in Toronto, the heads of the world’s most advanced capitalist economies met with their counterparts from the IMF and World Bank to hammer out a savagely coordinated attack on the international working class...Effectively, this amounts to the largest transfer of wealth in modern history – and a particularly audacious act of class warfare, waged by the rich against the poor.
Mark is a third year Biology student studying at Sheffield University and a member of the
Anarchist Federation. He is one among many students currently occupying the HicksBuilding
on Sheffield University campus. The views expressed in the interview should be considered
his alone and not that of the occupation’s general assembly. ---- Why are you occupying
the Hicks building today?
After a year that saw few liberations of domesticated animals, the Animal Rights Militia liberated 20 turkeys from a roadside pen in Vermont. The l...
By Scott Neigh
"If your Mom didn't take care of you [when you were a child], would you be able to go to work?"
Those are the words of trade union activist, graduate student, and single mother Laurel O'Gorman. They are her way of neatly capturing the idea that without the massive amounts of unpaid work done in the home, primarily by women, capitalism would grind to a halt.
Promoted by blackandred on Thu, 2010/11/25 - 12:25pm
By Andre Guimond - November 24, 2010
This is the story of my unsettling experience crossing the line into Canada...and if you’re comfortable telling your own story, please do.