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by Editors — last modified 2016-09-26T16:18:20-04:00

A crash course in digital security | What's Left

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Dec 03, 2016 07:57 AM
The election of The Donald has raised more concern about personal privacy and digital security on the internet. For those who thought that previous US administrations over-zealously compromised the online privacy of innocent people around the world the Trump era isn't gonna get any better.

Basic Income | What's Left

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 14, 2016 01:22 PM
In a clear victory for rhetoric over substance in the age of post-truth, the Ontario Liberal government has announced that it will run a pilot project to test the so called "universal basic income” idea. However, from the policy documents that have been released, it is quite obvious the Liberals intend to implement a more regressive version of this deeply flawed policy program. The Liberal-supporting media is tying itself in knots in attempts to support the program. First, a plea decrying Ontario's "meagre and rule-bound social assistance program" that the provincial government has purposefully manipulated in order to limit access to supports. Then, without a sense of irony, the media say that cash to buy private services is the only way to fix the problems previous Liberal and Conservative governments created through privatization and austerity.

Food Security and Unions | What's Left

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Oct 24, 2016 09:49 AM
Local Toronto food activists are working with unionized workers to shift local food procurement at the University of Toronto. By in-sourcing production and cooking real food they are showing that by working together, workers and activists can make a positive impact in our communities.
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