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by Editors — last modified 2017-02-02T09:57:36-04:00
Original articles by non-sectarian socialist student, labour and community organizers based in Canada.

Trudeau breaks important promise to Indigenous students | Emily Niles

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.

Proposed U.S. anti-encryption "laughable" | What's Left

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.

Uber business model spreads to food delivery | What's Left

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.

Alberta and Just Transition | What's Left

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.
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