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Brexit may be what happens when economic considerations overtake us

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As I write this column, the results of the Brexit vote aren't known, though the voting is on. That suits me fine. I have no idea what I hope will happen.

The Leavers were led by former London mayor Boris Johnson, who's like Trump, starting from the hair, but with a sense of self-clownishness: more Rob Ford than Donald. He likened the EU to Nazi Germany, simplifying the choice.

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Solidarity Winnipeg: Grassroots renewal against austerity in Manitoba

June 15, 2016
| Sofia Soriano and David Camfield talk about the work of a new multi-issue, grassroots group called Solidarity Winnipeg.
Length: 28:42 minutes (26.28 MB)
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Pro-austerity organization finds austerity increases inequality

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In the June issue of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) publication Finance and Development, Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Head of the IMF Research Department, and two co-authors examine two main tenets of the neoliberal doctrine, and find them wanting.

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Pierre Karl Péladeau and the party that can't be saved

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With the abrupt departure of Pierre Karl Péladeau on May 2, the Parti québécois (PQ) has lost its truest self. Many members may rejoice at the opportunity to bring in a less cartoonishly evil leader, but in the end, PKP, as he's know in Québec, at the helm of the PQ epitomized everything that has been desperately irreparably wrong with the party for decades.

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Nuit debout protests spread across Europe

May 6, 2016
| Nuit debout is a French social movement that began on March 31 with the occupation of La Place de la République in protest against proposed labour reforms. It has since spread across Europe.
Length: 12:40 minutes (11.6 MB)

Painful austerity budget for Newfoundland and Labrador

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The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador brought down an austerity budget on Thursday, which included an extensive combination of tax and fee increases, as well as a variety of spending cuts and delays meant to control the deficit.

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Deficit hysteria breaks out in wake of Liberal budget

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| March 2, 2016
Don Getty
| February 27, 2016
WINGS

Greeks bearing gifts

February 22, 2016
| Reeling under EU-imposed austerity, Greeks open their hearts and homes to refugees.
Length: 29:16 minutes (40.19 MB)
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