What's Left

What’s Left is the Citizens’ Press email newsletter.

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“Seriously, an email newsletter?” We know what you’re thinking: Grunge rock, Jean Chrétien, and email newsletters – all popular in the nineties, but not anymore. Who reads email newsletters anymore? Well, we’re betting you will read this one.

Important struggles are being fought across Canada, with unions, citizens’ groups and activist collectives on the front-lines. While social media has had a tremendous impact, tabloid-style content has become the status-quo.

In each issue we will round up the most significant developments in these struggles and highlight important things to watch for in the week ahead.

They are archived here for your convenience.

What's Left 2017-11-11 Volume 100

Reading the news today is like living through a poorly written dystopian novel, but without any of the exciting grittiness that comes with a real apocalypse or the fun of Zombieland. And, the current contradictions make it difficult to focus on a topic to write about. We have economic growth with rising inequality. Right-wing populism without a populist left-wing response. The decline of social democratic parties, but with a rising acceptance of democratic socialist values. Increased access to knowledge, but less real understanding. Increased politicization, but no clear path to political power. It makes one’s head spin.

What's Left 2017-07-01 Volume 97

150 years of resistance on Indigenous land

What's Left 2017-07-16 Volume 99

Artificial Intelligence versus the Human Mind; Bias in Canadian Media; Naomi Klein interviews Jeremy Corbyn; The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

What's Left 2017-07-09 Volume 98

G20 (G19+US) in Hamburg fails to accomplish much; Understanding Venezuela

What's Left 2017-06-11 Volume 96

Ontario unionists and the new workplaces legislation; Jeremy Corbyn delivers historic gains for the UK Labour Party

What's Left 2017-06-04 Volume 95

Changing employment and labour laws in Ontario

What's Left 2017-05-28 Volume 94

Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review; Poll says most people want Greens to Side with NDP in British Columbia; Citizens’ Press Brazil Correspondent Report; Corbyn Gaining Ground; OECD takes a look at UBI and finds it wanting as a solution; Book review: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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