Jan 26, 2010

The World Social Forum: Canadian contexts and questions

Janet Conway
Ten years ago this month the World Social Forum erupted onto the global scene. But in 2010, with the ebbing of the anti-globalization movement, many wonder whether the WSF has come to an end.
Nov 24, 2009

Rich countries buying up farmland in poor countries

Civil society groups are sounding the alarm about the purchase of vast tracts of farmland in the Global South, saying the sales threaten food security and land reform in the world's poorest nations.
Nov 12, 2009

Stephen Harper's national security state

Murray Dobbin
The Harper government is determined to take the country in the direction of a security state as evidenced by numerous moves in the past few months and over the past year.
Aug 13, 2009

Predicting the shape of economic recovery

I seek out Canadian economist Jeff Rubin to get beyond the ABCs now that "U," "V" and the dreaded double-dipping "W" are no longer letters but the shapes of predicted economic recovery.
Book Review
Jun 4, 2009

Vancouver's bad trip

Bart Campbell
Bruce Alexander writes about the globalization of addiction, but uses Vancouver as a prototype and case study to explore solutions for civic dislocation and addiction.
May 6, 2009

Weekly Pulse: Swine flu postgame show

The Media Consortium
This week's Pulse does a post mortem on swine flu. Was it all hype? Or a cheap lesson about the value of public health and emergency preparedness.
Apr 27, 2009

Maritime Trade

Nima Maleki
Ninety per cent of global trade was transported via sea routes in 2006, and has a strategic and commercial dimension.
Apr 9, 2009

Let's play G20 questions

Despite all the hype, the G20's ascendance and its thrust toward global governance brings us now fully into the 21st C.
Book Review
Apr 2, 2009

Global dissent heats up

Mel Watkins
Defiant Publics describes an information revolution permitting new forms of transnational communication creating global consciousness in the wake of the global financial crisis.
Mar 27, 2009

Her honour as theatre critic

Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb's theatre company was a symptom in that era of high globalization, the 1990s: theatre as a vehicle for corporate grandiosity.
Mar 20, 2009

Who's Obama proving to be?

Barack Obama is in the difficult position of being a president who wants to do good in a position that requires him to serve the U.S. economic elite and maintain American military dominance.
Jan 30, 2009

The falling stock of workers

When workers appear in news about the current crisis, it's mostly as victims, collateral damage to impersonal forces like the economy, credit freezes or globalization.

Understanding globalization

Oct 19, 2013
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St.
Toronto , ON
Ontario CA
All events to take place at Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. Toronto, (just south of Bloor, just west of Bathurst).

Labour Responses to Globalization: Alternative Forms of Organization

Mar 8, 2013
Kruger Hall Commons, Woodsworth College
119 St. George Street
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 58.536" N, 79° 23' 57.4548" W
Ontario CA
Annual Larry Sefton Memorial Lecture: Labour Responses to Globalization: Alternative Forms of Organization. This year's lecture will feature a panel discussion.

Random Acts of Culture: A Toronto book launch

Oct 7, 2010 to Oct 8, 2010
At the Rink House at Dufferin Grove Park
850 Dufferin Street
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 20.898" N, 79° 26' 1.734" W
Ontario CA
Celebrate culture, art, community and Clarke Mackey's new book.

No Rights, No Rules: Migrant Workers in a Globalized World

Jun 20, 2010
U of T - Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
43° 39' 49.2084" N, 79° 23' 40.8876" W
Join us to map out the step forwards to work with those people who leave their homes only be disappointed, neglected and abused by the Canadian Temporary Foreign Workers Program.

The People's Street Summit

May 21, 2010
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street
49° 16' 59.4804" N, 123° 7' 15.366" W
While the university is with the elites, we will be on the streets! Education should empower communities, not corporations.


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