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Are you voting for policies that hurt you? Neoliberal polices and your paycheque

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Another federal election is coming, and the promises are gearing up. But after the election is over and politicians start implementing those promises, do they really work out the way we had hoped? 

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What happened to nationally televised election debates?

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Thursday night -- and it means the first televised election debate.

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Corporatization of Canadian universities leaves students and faculty on the brink

Academia Inc.: How Corporatization Is Transforming Canadian Universities

by Jamie Brownlee
(Fernwood Publishing,
2015;
$23.95)

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Although anyone in close proximity to post-secondary education already knows it in their bones, there has been not nearly enough ink spilled on the ongoing corporatization of the university. Jamie Brownlee offers one of the most complete accounts of that process with Academia, Inc.: How Corporatization Is Transforming Canadian Universities.

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Harper is right: The election is about security versus risk

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To fight shock doctrine, progressives need to learn critical economics

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Who profits from austerity?

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On Saturday, London rocked to the sounds of 250,000 marchers protesting austerity in the U.K. Organized by The People's Assembly Against Austerity, the day's events (marches were also held in Liverpool and Glasgow) announce the beginning of a campaign against the cutbacks to services by the Conservative government headed by David Cameron.

Recently returned to power with an unexpected majority, the Conservatives wants to resume the tight spending policies -- temporarily suspended in the run-up to the election -- that have worsened unemployment all over Europe.

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