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The Internet's oldest 'sharing economy' | Jan 17 2017 | Penney Kome | The Hunger Site is a pioneer in globalized non-profit trade with grassroots crafts and fashions.
Capitalism Itself Choosing Sides
Capitalism itself choosing sides | Jan 17 2017 | Daryn Caister | Interview with Nathan Phillips from Boston University about "Sleeping Giants," a Twitter group that is pressuring brands advertising on hate sites like Brietbart.
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Rosa Luxemburg: A revolutionary for our times | Jan 17 2017 | Duncan Cameron | Her scholarly work identified the links between capitalism, imperialism and militarism, but she expected more than recognition as a thinker. Rosa Luxemburg wanted to change the course of history.
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The Canadian government should replace NAFTA, or scrap it | Jan 17 2017 | Louise Casselman, Raul Burbano | Revision to NAFTA's terms must have at its core the objective establishment of fair trade, not free trade, and economic relations based on social justice, sovereignty and sustainable development.
B.C. saw 73,000 new jobs created in 2016, but this is not a good news story | Jan 12 2017 | Iglika Ivanova, Seth Klein | The headline-making job creation numbers mask large regional disparities across the province. Outside Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria, B.C.'s jobs story is nothing to brag about.
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Trump's proven that free trade deals can be rewritten. So let's write better ones. | Jan 12 2017 | Jim Stanford | If Trump can rewrite international economic treaties on the strength of a few tweets, then we can do the same thing -- but only if we build a political movement with the same confidence and power.
Precarity in higher learning: Neoliberalism and contract faculty contract negotiations at WLU | Jan 9 2017 | Dan Kellar | As contract faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University negotiate a new contract, many in the union have recognized their struggle as a moment in the widescale resistance to neoliberal ideologies.
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Justin Trudeau may be the last neoliberal standing | Jan 6 2017 | Rick Salutin | Like the Clintons and Blair, Trudeau exudes empathy for the excluded -- while clinging fiercely to (free) trade deals.
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Full disclosure buying | Jan 5 2017 | Kelly Okamura | Kelly Okamura goes on a final shop at Honest Ed's, passes on bargains and owns up to buying an artificial tree.
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The year as we saw it: Ten charts that defined Ontario in 2016 | Dec 22 2016 | Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite, Trish Hennessy | The experts at the CCPA have been tracking economic developments in Ontario throughout the year. Here are 10 charts that helped define the state of income, work, and the role of government in 2016.
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Toronto City Council finally approved enforceable licensing regulations for landlords | Dec 22 2016 | Maya Bhullar | ACORN leader and Toronto tenant talks about her fight as a tenant, and what this change means to her.
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Increased cuts push Canadian health care toward privatization | Dec 22 2016 | Linda McQuaig | In an age when the rich demand a fast lane to the front of every line, it will require resolve and determination to preserve our medicare system.

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Renegotiating medicare's exemptions under NAFTA Kaspar Hauser said... Thomas Walkom believes that Medicare is up for grabs in NAFTA renegotiations: https://www.thestar....
Canada Employment Report SeekingAPoliticalHome said... https://youtu.be/Y8dVfxN7SFw   I just created a 17 minute video on employment in Canada....
Chrystia Freeland set for free trade talks with China NDPP said... So scary I screwed up the URL... try this: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/freeland-china-free-...
Liberal infrastructure plans to be paid for via privatization mark_alfred said... http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/mps-grill-morneaus-growth-a... If they follow through...
White men in U.S. are dealing poorly with economic despair SeekingAPoliticalHome said... https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/07/suicide-rates-rise-butte... I have hearing about...
Discontent in China SeekingAPoliticalHome said... http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2016/09/china-economy-160913... I have posted before on...
Automation and Jobs SeekingAPoliticalHome said...       I put up a thread a couple weeks back about manufacturing being sent to...
Canada debt spotlight SeekingAPoliticalHome said... You hear a lot of talk of government debt being a problem but you rarely hear about other sectors...
Canadian Submarine Fleet Needs Billions To Stay Afloat Sean in Ottawa said... CanadianEh19 wrote:http://www.nationalpost.com/m/search/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/news/...
Does Canada export tyranny or democracy to the world iyraste1313 said... Please don't just stop at the arms trade......Canada's support for its mining industry is in gross...

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