— by Emily Niles — last modified May 30, 2016 02:39 PM
For the past twenty years, successive federal governments have maintained a restrictive two per cent funding cap on the PSSSP that has resulted in funding falling far behind growing demand for post-secondary education, rising tuition fees and increasing living costs. As a consequence, Indigenous communities administering the funds are forced to make impossible choices about which students in their communities receive support each year.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified May 09, 2016 10:04 AM
Does anyone really trust US law makers to "get it right" when it comes to digital privacy issues? It is a sad state of affairs where the private US technology sector and the US government have such internally contradictory and competing interests. What is needed is an informed debate, but the world is doubtful that can happen in the US today.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Oct 23, 2016 09:56 AM
While commodification of the research at NASA has always been a goal, increasing levels of privatization and political interference is now undermining the space program's long-term sustainability.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified May 09, 2016 09:49 AM
What's Left contributors Ben Lewis and Amalia Savva have been travelling the United States in a minivan and often come across interesting happenings. Most recently, they passed through San Francisco, California, a place where Uber and Lift drivers abound, apartment prices are sky-rocketing, and blue collar workers are being pushed out of the city. The Bay area is an incubator for new money-making schemes, often to the detriment of workers and the general population.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified May 03, 2016 10:48 AM
Across the country, we need to continue to fight for and defend public libraries and their important contributions to the public good.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified May 03, 2016 10:50 AM
We need reality-based solutions for facilitating and funding a Just Transition for workers. It will require the government to invest in publicly owned productive capacity that will generate the revenue needed to fund the hiring and drive the economic transition in the correct direction. This is not a new idea, but it is one that is proven to work.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Apr 27, 2016 09:38 AM
The Ontario Superior Court uses strong language to denounce the anti-union actions of the Liberal Government in Ontario.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified May 05, 2016 08:46 AM
This Week in Left Noise is a new feature of What's Left. Left Noise outlines the music that accompanies the movements, revolutions and icons of the struggle for social justice and the hope for a better future.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified May 02, 2016 09:59 AM
Music continues to accompany the movements on the left. In many ways, it is music that helps unite the struggles for social justice.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Apr 19, 2016 02:17 PM
We need to reduce the demand as well as the supply of fossil fuels to stop catastrophic climate change. This conversation needs to be lead by socialists, not cause division among them.