The Occupy movements have largely become dramas revolving around the excellent question posed by The Clash: Should I stay or should I go? But it's possible that this is the wrong question.
I was in Cannes with CLC President Ken Georgetti for the G20 Labour Summit. If the outcome of the G20 disappoints, it was not because of lack of effort from the international labour movement.
So, the 2 per cent inflation target has been renewed as it now stands. (Take that, House of Commons Finance Committee, which is holding hearings on the issue next week.)
The best one can say about yesterday's Economic and Fiscal Update is that it signals some very slight flexibility amid changing circumstances.
Human survival has always depended on our ability to find or grow food for ourselves or exchange something to acquire it. That simple equation is now severely out of whack.
Philanthropy literally means love of man, or humanity. You don't sense much of that in the New version, though there's lots of self-praise, and a sense of power through the ability to micromanage.
Starting today I will be on a regular weekly biz panel for the Lang and O'Leary show. A cool opportunity to bring a progressive perspective into perhaps the most neoliberal Punch and Judy show.
We should all be giving thanks for the brave souls at Occupy Toronto and all the others around the world. They aren't just facing down the demons of our time; they're changing the global conversation.
The just-released 2011 ILO World of Work Report underlines the gravity of the current global employment situation and warns of the need to put job creation first.
Governments around the world are heading down a path to economic suicide. So said Nobel Prize-winning former chief economist of the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz, to hundreds of well-heeled financiers.