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Parental leave for new fathers

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Fisheries Act

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Coca-Cola: Time to respect workers rights - support the campaign

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Building the "Saskatchewan Advantage"

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1389 .... March 28, 2017
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Building the "Saskatchewan Advantage"
Saskatchewan’s 2017 Austerity Budget

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste" -- Rahm Emanuel

Charles W. Smith and Andrew Stevens

Saskatchewan's 2017 budget landed with an unenthusiastic thud last week. Riddled with cuts, job losses, public sector wage reductions, and tax increases, the Saskatchewan Party's austerity budget has garnered few friends, with critics ranging from organized labour movement to small businesses. The government's budget has several fiscal goals: aggressively tackle its $1.3-billion deficit in three short years, overhaul the tax structure away from progressive forms of taxation to consumption taxes, and dismantle key aspects of the social welfare state.

In our view, Budget 2017 should be viewed in two ways. First, it is clearly a reactionary...

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BNC Statement on Israel's Ongoing Campaign to Silence Omar Barghouti and Repress BDS

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1388 .... March 27, 2017
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BNC Statement on Israel’s Ongoing Campaign to Silence Omar Barghouti and Repress BDS

BDS National Committee

On the morning of Sunday, March 19, Israeli tax authorities barged into the home of Omar Barghouti, the prominent Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for the freedom, justice and equality of the Palestinian people. They detained and interrogated Omar and his wife Safa for 16 hours that first day. Omar is currently enduring a fourth day of interrogation.

Below is the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee’s (BNC) response to these developments and the Israeli government’s systematic efforts to criminalize the BDS movement, intimidate activists and stop free speech...

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Refusing Settler Colonialism, From Turtle Island to Palestine

LeftStreamed — Recorded in Toronto, 15 March 2017

Refusing Settler Colonialism, From Turtle Island to Palestine

The keynote event of Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 focused on articulating connections between ongoing struggles against settler colonial violence and dispossession across Turtle Island (North America) and in historic Palestine. The panelists reflected on the history and current state of these anti-colonial struggles.

Erica Violet Lee is a Nēhiyaw (Cree) writer, student, feminist, and community organizer from misâskwatôminihk (Saskatoon) and Thunderchild First Nation, on Treaty 6 Territory and Métis Homeland. Erica is an organizer with Idle No More, a YWCA Women of Distinction award recipient, an Iris Marion Young scholar, and she was part of the 2015 Canadian Youth Delegation to the United Nations Climate Conference. She has a blog named Moontime Warrior: Fearless Philosophizing, Embodied Resistance, where...

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Bad news for bees. Really bad.

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Internet Insider: Delivering your voices in Washington D.C. and Ottawa

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March 24, 2017
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Keystone XL.

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Today, nearly six years after the fight over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline moved into high gear, Donald Trump approved the federal permit for the pipeline -- but this fight is far from over.

It’s not a surprise, but it still feels like a punch in the gut. A punch that should get us good and angry, not knock the wind out of our sails. Seizing this moment will require more of the things that carried us through to this point: passionate organizing, committed actions, and courage on all of our parts.

Prime Minister Trudeau has said that “only communities can grant permission” for mega-projects, and pledged to make Canada a climate leader. Keystone, just like the Energy East and Kinder Morgan pipelines, does not have community consent and, if built,...

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Free jailed teacher trade union leaders in Djibouti

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R&F.ca Weekly Update

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Indigenous Guardians Get Nod in Federal Budget

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Women Rise Up Against Gender Violence in the Caribbean

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1387 .... March 23, 2017
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Women Rise Up Against Gender Violence in the Caribbean

Justin Podur interviews Joan Joy Grant Cummings

On March 11, survivors of violence against women and their allies and supporters held marches in six Caribbean countries. Started by two Barbadian women, Ronelle King and Allyson Benn, the movement had the hashtag #LifeInLeggings.

In Jamaica, one of the groups marching was the Tambourine Army, a movement of activists dedicated to eradicating sexual violence against women and girls. Some of the Tambourine Army are survivors themselves of sexual violence.

A few days later on March 14, feminist activist and trans advocate from the Tambourine Army, Latoya Nugent was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and charged with "use of...

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Building Solidarity through Standing Up for Truth

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1386 .... March 22, 2017
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Building Solidarity through Standing Up for Truth
Academics for Peace in Turkey

Çağlar Dölek and Gülden Özcan

The fate of the neoliberal Islamist project of authoritarian restoration in Turkey will be determined by an upcoming referendum on April 16 of this year. The referendum will be held under the conditions of a state of emergency in effect since the July 15 coup attempt last year. The regime's use of the putsch attempt to suppress all forms of dissent has quickly evolved into an overriding choice to make the state of emergency the permanent form of governance in Turkey. In this sense, the April 16 plebiscite on constitutional changes marks a defining stage in the politics of violent polarization and oppression under way for more than...

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250 million tons of plastic

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Venue Change! What Can Settlers Do?

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