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The Federal Liberal Government has announced its first attempt to privatize public services using social impact bonds. Well, obviously, this is a great initiative. Social impact bonds and marketized social services are the future.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 01, 2016 04:45 PM
On Wednesday, November 2nd, the Canadian student movement will take to the streets to demand universal access to post-secondary education. The day of action, organized by the Canadian Federation of Students, will demand the elimination of tuition fees.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Nov 01, 2016 04:43 PM
Anger reached a high point in Québec this week following recent occurrences of violence against women. Many cases of violence and rape culture hit the media in October, leading to province-wide rallies.
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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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After almost two years working without a contract, the actors who provide the the voices for many of the most memorable video game characters have gone on strike.
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The internet has become so important to global and local economies that if a connection goes down, it becomes a major disruption to peoples’ lives and work. This has made it a prime focus for those who want to cause economic damage.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Oct 24, 2016 09:31 AM
The publication of hacked emails and documents seems to have become a regular occurrence in recent years. However, while the government documents leaked by Edward Snowden were combed through by journalists who made it a priority to write about and publish only stories that served the public interest, more recent leaks have not been handled so well.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Oct 21, 2016 02:13 PM
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy's latest e-Bulletin outlines the existential split in the US trade union movement along the politics of fossil fuel pipelines. Since the beginning of the movement, similar ruptures have existed between socially conscious labour unions and those focused solely on jobs, regardless of the costs to communities or the environment. However, without both sides taking some leadership to openly debate the issues based on accurate analysis, these divisions will continue to be acutely harmful to the broader movement.
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A former NDP Member of Parliament is leading a group attempting to raid the largest private sector union in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor).
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When a Canadian consumer buys a pair of jeans for $30 at H&M, an entire chain of production is at play. While $30 for a pair of jeans may seem like a bargain, there's more to it than a marked-down price tag. Millions of workers are involved in the international textile supply chain: in cotton fields, in the textile factories of Bangladesh, in shipping and packaging, and in retail outlets around the world.