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Canada in Hot Seat for Resource Policies at UN 

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News from the Ecosocialist Coalition

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 CoDev Annual General Meeting

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Here's how we can end zoo cruelty

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Animals need our help today r33 Animals Need You: Help END Zoo Cruelty GIVE NOW

PAOV, 

Last week, Animal Justice exposed the Papanack Zoo on undercover video for appalling animal cruelty.

The footage is disturbing. A zoo manager admitted to beating a lion cub and stealing baby animals away from their mothers. A skunk, raccoon, and bobcat were prodded and had their mouths pried open with a cord during a photo shoot. And animals confined in tiny cages were shown pacing and rocking back and forth—often a sign of severe distress.

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An Injury to One is an Injury to All!

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1469 .... August 16, 2017
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An Injury to One is an Injury to All!

We Will Not Let the Virus of Hate Spread

CUPE Ontario

Hate crawled up from the sewers of Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday and flooded the streets with thousands of white men baring torches and chanting unbelievable hatred.

Many thought we were past such horrors, that the days of torches and pitch forks held high by angry white men screaming hate were gone for good. We might have hoped that the racist haters that still exist understand that this kind of venom just won’t be tolerated by most people in our society.

With Friday’s rally of violent white supremacists this hope died. What happened in Charlottesville was an overt manifestation of what is experienced...

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Re. FINAL APPROVAL: Bayer-Monsanto

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Korean Unions Call for a Just Energy Transition

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1468 .... August 15, 2017
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Korean Unions Call for a Just Energy Transition

In a series of landmark statements following the May 2017 election of the pro-reform President Moon Jae-in, Korean energy, transport and public service workers have called for "a just energy transition" allowing the sector to "function as a public asset under public control." Unions support the new government’s decision to close the country’s aging coal-fired and nuclear power stations, and its planned reconsideration of two new nuclear facilities -- Kori 5 and Kori 6.

In a statement issued in late July, the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU) and the Korean Labour and Social Network on Energy (KLSNE), a coalition of unions and civil society organizations, said, "We actively support the policy of phasing out...

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An Injury to One is an Injury to All? U.S. Labours Divergent Reactions to Trump

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1467 .... August 13, 2017
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An Injury to One is an Injury to All?
U.S. Labour’s Divergent Reactions to Trump

Jonathan Rosenblum

Arshiya Chime is a union member helping to rescue the world from climate change. Once she gets her doctorate degree later this year from the University of Washington, she will become a highly prized mechanical engineer, helping economies become less dependent on oil while protecting the environment and creating jobs. But Chime, a leader in her graduate student employees union, United Auto Workers Local 4121, is not welcome in Donald Trump’s vision of America. As an Iranian immigrant, she’s denied the right to freely travel. If Trump’s Muslim travel ban orders ultimately are upheld, Chime would probably have to take her expertise to another country, because U.S. firms...

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EXPOSED: Zoo Cruelty Caught on Hidden Camera

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Animals in zoos need your help r33    SHOCKING: Papanack Zoo Cruelty Exposed In Secret Video   WATCH NOW

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Papanack Zoo, a roadside zoo in Ottawa, was just exposed for disturbing animal cruelty in new footage released by Animal Justice. The secretly-recorded video reveals:

  • Zoo management admitting to beating a baby lion
  • A raccoon, skunk and bobcat prodded and having their mouths pried open with a cord during a photoshoot for the reality TV show ‘Billy Goes North’
  • Baby animals stolen from their mothers to be used as selfie props
  • Animals confined in tiny cages exhibiting repetitive stereotypic behaviour—often a sign of severe mental distress
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FINAL APPROVAL: Bayer-Monsanto

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Six Glaring Issues with the Supreme Court Line 9 Decision

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1466 .... August 11, 2017
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Six Glaring Issues with the Supreme Court Line 9 Decision

David Gray-Donald

On 26 July, the Supreme Court of Canada announced its decision regarding Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, located near London, Ontario, had argued that due process had not been followed in the government approving significant changes to the existing pipeline. The Supreme Court ruled against the Chippewas of the Thames, and in favour of the National Energy Board and, in effect, Enbridge.

From a close reading of the Supreme Court decision, many glaring issues become apparent. Six of them are summarized here.

1. Aboriginal and treaty rights are mentioned by the Supreme Court, but no specific treaties are named or discussed.

Central to this...

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PHOTOS: One of Canadas Costliest, Most Contaminated Mine Sites

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Successful Convention Moves DSA to Left

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1465 .... August 9, 2017
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Successful Convention Moves DSA to Left

Dan La Botz

The socialist movement in the United States took a big step forward this past weekend as almost 700 delegates representing over 25,000 members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) met at the organization's biennial national convention in Chicago (Aug. 3-6, 2017). This convention, the first since DSA more than tripled in size following last year's election, brought together delegates from all of the country's major cities and many towns, large and small.

Most were new members who had joined in the last year either came out of the Bernie Sanders campaign or joined in reaction to the frightening prospect of the Donald Trump presidency. The convention cohered the hundreds of new members into a...

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A Gap in Marx? Value, Nature and Society

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1464 .... August 8, 2017
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A Gap in Marx? Value, Nature and Society

Elmar Altvater

So many accusations have been levelled against Karl Marx and, to an even greater extent, his friend and co-author Friedrich Engels in the 150 years since Capital was first published (in German in 1867) that the charges are almost too many to list. Unlike the political economists that came before him, Marx was supposedly unable to explain price formation. What is more, according to his critics, the predicted immiseration of the working class never occurred, and capitalism was not in a state of collapse, but has instead emerged victorious from the battle between competing social systems.

Marx and Engels are also accused of having paved the way for Stalin’s atrocities with their theoretical and...

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Whatever Became of the CCF's Dream?

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1463 .... August 7, 2017
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Whatever Became of the CCF's Dream?

J. F. Conway

A dramatic shift in electoral politics is currently disrupting leading capitalist democracies, challenging the ideological hegemony and legitimacy of the global neoliberalism of late capitalism.

In the U.S., Bernie Sanders, a self-declared democratic socialist, almost won the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. At the outset of the primaries, the nomination was widely viewed as a slam-dunk for Hilary Clinton. Some polls since the election report that Sanders may well have defeated Donald Trump.

In the UK, the Labour Party, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, came close to winning the election, despite the conviction of the right wing of his own party, which repeatedly tried to oust him, and the mass media, that Corbyn...

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The Struggle for Decent Work and Wages

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The Struggle for Decent Work and Wages

Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (in Ontario, Canada), has been referred to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Over 10 days in July in 10 different cities, the Committee heard deputations on the Bill. In August, the Committee will review the Bill “clause-by-clause” to decide what, if any, amendments will be made to the legislation.

While supporters of the Fight for $15 and Fairness are calling for important amendments – such as eliminating the sub-minimum wage rates for students and liquor servers, strengthening the language for equal pay for equal work, improving the scheduling provisions, adding more paid leave days and simplifying the process by which workers join unions – the ruling class is not rolling over so quickly....

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Tell leading retailers: Justice now for Cambodian garment workers

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Denim execs are getting nervous

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