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by Editors — last modified 2016-05-07T14:44:47-04:00
Contributors: Faiz Ahmed, JBB, Graham H. Cox, R. Dubois, JA Cox

A ferocious assault on Aleppo suggests the U.S. may be wrong on Syria | The Washington Post

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Sep 26, 2016 10:28 AM
"A U.S. strike against a Syrian army position in the east of the country last Saturday exposed the deficit of trust between the two parties to the deal, with the Pentagon insisting it was a mistake but Russia accusing the United States of collaborating with the Islamic State. ... Days before the truce took hold, the assortment of Iraqi militias, Hezbollah fighters, government militias and Syrian army troops finally completed the encirclement of rebel-held Aleppo, after months of fighting and hundreds of casualties that included several senior Iranian officers fighting alongside regime forces."

Selling Toronto Hydro is a terrible idea | What's Left

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Sep 26, 2016 09:57 AM
The Toronto mayor and his ideological allies have been trying to turn people against public ownership of Toronto Hydro by pointing to specific outages and "decaying" infrastructure. This is an act right out of the provincial Liberal's play book – pointing to the need for infrastructure investment has been the go-to response for the Wynne government while selling Hydro One.

Revenue Options for Toronto (and other cities) | What's Left

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Sep 26, 2016 09:57 AM
For socialists, this time of year is incredibly frustrating. There are many different and rather obvious ways a city (or any level of government) can generate revenue that are simply ignored by (neo)liberals and conservatives. Even more frustrating are the options presented to "solve" the budget crises that just make things worse in future years, making the process that much more painful to watch.

Jeremy Corbyn tightens his grip on power over shadow cabinet elections as defiant MPs dig in for a fight | The Independent

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Sep 25, 2016 10:19 PM
"He also vowed to give grass-roots Labour supporters more say over policy-making, which could sideline the MPs who oppose him – calling it key to building a “more equal and decent society”. If the leader does appoint his own shadow cabinet it means the crucial seats its members take on Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee could all be held by his backers - further strengthening his control over that crucial decision-making body."

A Triumph for Britain's Left

by JA Cox — last modified Sep 25, 2016 07:03 PM
"Given the scale and constancy of the attacks on him — in themselves proof that the movement Corbyn leads is seen as a deadly threat by the super-rich who control our government, our media and all the institutions of the British state — Labour’s progress over the past year has been inspirational."

The Bastards Live

by JBB — last modified Sep 25, 2016 09:04 AM
Richard Seymour | Jacobin | Far from vanquished, Blairites are playing a long game to win back the Labour Party.
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