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Talking to the mailman | New Left Review

by Roxanne Dubois — last modified Oct 28, 2018 11:54 AM
Interview with Richard Stallman by Rob Lucas: "Freedom and democracy are more important than advancing technology. [...] Our society has been taught to overestimate the importance of ‘innovation’. Innovations may be good, and they may be bad. If we let companies decide which innovations we will use, they will choose the ones that give them more of an advantage over us. "

Tariq Ali on Galeano, the Left, and making space for big ideas

by Roxanne Dubois — last modified Oct 27, 2018 01:59 PM
Internationally known left-wing writer and scholar Tariq Ali was in Toronto last night. Two back-to-back speaking events were hosted by the Toronto Public Library as part of the On civil society series. He first talked about his favourite writer Eduardo Galeano, and then about the Left more broadly. Both talks were sold out, the second even requiring an overflow room.

White man shoots two black customers at Kentucky grocery, police say | The Guardian

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Oct 25, 2018 08:03 PM
"The Jeffersontown police chief, Sam Rogers, said: “I can’t speculate on motive at this time.” He said surveillance video showed the suspect tried unsuccessfully to enter the First Baptist church in Jeffersontown before he went to the Kroger grocery store. The church is headed by a black pastor and has a large African American membership."

Privatisation harms poor and needy, says UN poverty expert

by JBB — last modified Oct 24, 2018 08:53 AM
Widespread privatisation of public goods in many societies is systematically eliminating human rights protections and further marginalising those living in poverty, according to a hard-hitting new report. The report was transmitted to the UN General Assembly on 19 October.

Canada brings Venezuela to International Criminal Court

by JBB — last modified Oct 24, 2018 08:49 AM
Yves Engler | This article originally appeared on DissidentVoice.org. | Requesting the International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela’s government is a significant escalation in Ottawa’s campaign of interference in the domestic affairs of another country.
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