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45 Days of Solidarity

by JBB — last modified May 31, 2016 04:32 PM
by Danny Katch | Jacobin | How Verizon workers outmatched the country’s largest telecommunications company.

Venezuela: near the end?

by JBB — last modified May 31, 2016 04:25 PM
Michael Roberts Blog | Over two years ago, I wrote on this blog that there was a significant risk that the ‘Chavista revolution’ would not survive the death of Hugo Chavez. As I pointed out then, Venezuela’s economic fortunes have always been tied to world oil prices.

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.

G7 economies in trouble

by JBB — last modified May 27, 2016 09:57 AM
Michael Roberts Blog | World leaders are meeting in Japan at the so-called G7 meeting of top capitalist economies. The state of the global economy is the main subject. There will be no agreement on what to do about sluggish economic growth, still high unemployment in many countries, falling average real incomes in many others and above all, for capitalism, low productivity growth and dismal business investment.
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