Oct 4, 2014

Occupy Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Currents
Labour news from the Asia Pacific region, and an interview about the Occupy Hong Kong movement and labour relations in mainland China, with Eli Friedman.
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Amir Khadir calls PKP an "aggressive capitalist"

I know that this is like saying the Pope is Catholic and a bear shits in the woods, but PKP is trying to "refaire une virginité", speaking out against the Couillard government's aggressive austerity policies. Khadir states the obvious: that Pierre-Karl is an old fashioned "exploiter of workers" and union basher and buster.

It must be a bit strange for PKP to be the MNA for St-Jérôme, a town north of Montréal in the lower Laurentians that has experienced several major factory closings, where there is a lot of unemployment and poverty. MNA's staffs, like thos of federal MPs, have to deal with the day-to-day problems of their constituents. Not that PKP would have anything to do with that on a daily basis, but still...

Oct 2, 2014

An interview with Van Jones

Needs No Introduction
Van Jones is an environmental advocate, CNN commentator, and best-selling author who is a prominent voice on environment and the economy. In conversation with Claudio D'Andrea.


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