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by Danny Katch | Jacobin | How Verizon workers outmatched the country’s largest telecommunications company.
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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.
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The Trade in Services Agreement text has been released by Wikileaks. If implemented, it would be very destructive to public services for all countries around the world.
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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.
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by Deborah James | CounterPunch
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Rabble.ca | Too many jobless workers are not getting the help they need through EI. Labour reporter Teuila Fuatai discusses why with Canadian Labour Congress senior economist Angella MacEwen.
— by Graham H. Cox — last modified May 27, 2016 11:24 AM
An article that would be hilarious if the contradictions were not so obvious and crazy making.
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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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By Rachael Boothroyd Rojas | Venezuelanalysis.com | An economic team from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) was set up in Caracas on Friday, where it will be developing recommendations to help the national government deal with a worsening economic crisis.
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by Murray Dobbin | Rabble.ca | Since the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement in 1988, promoters of investment protection agreements have held sway. But 30 years after the first experiment, signs of resistance are growing.