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Capitalism's intellectual sell-outs

| March 28, 2014

Video: How can we organize against multiple oppressions?

LeftStreamed presents this four part series on organizing against multiple oppressions and asks these questions:

How does class exploitation intersect with racism and hetero-patriarchy to sustain and reproduce capitalist rule? Are forms of oppression predicated upon race or gender necessary to capitalist social relations? How does our analysis influence our organizing? What type of organizing projects do we need to develop in 2014 that can take into account these insights?

View the whole four part series here.

Chaired by John Sharkey. Presentations by:


Here's a Big Idea: Transform capitalism

Photo: Mark Blevis/flickr

The notion of 'big ideas' periodically raises its head in Canadian politics and I recently criticized the NDP for taking a good idea -- a national day of action -- and wasting it on, well, small ideas. Specifically I suggested that the party's focus on excessive interest rates and other charges effectively redefined citizens as consumers, something that Stephen Harper's Conservatives have been doing for eight years.

Labour exploitation tastes better when we're loving it

| February 18, 2014

Democracy is dead, corporatocracy is alive

| February 17, 2014

Book Launch - Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 7:00pm


Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St M6G 2L8
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6832" W

What: According to a recent estimate by the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 400,000 people die every year as a result of the human-made global warming that has so far been created. The United Nations projects that 3 billion additional people may be pushed into extreme poverty by 2050 if the environmental devastation connected with global warming is not averted. Unless the interrelated problems of climate change and global poverty are dealt with in a timely manner we will turn Earth into a planet that is unable to sustain complex forms of human civilization, or worse. The scale of these problems should make it clear that individualist, lifestyle-centric approaches to activism will not suffice.


A philosophy of resistance: Mandela, Ghandi and King

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In his tribute to Nelson Mandela, the South African Noble Prize winning novelist J.M. Coetzee says the South African government Mandela headed after spending "twenty-seven of the best years of his manhood incarcerated at the pleasure of the state" lacked a philosophy of resistance.

Jesse McLaren

Doctors' orders: Raise the minimum wage

| January 13, 2014

Indigenous peoples have the law, but government has the power

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After facing months of protest led by the Mi'kmaq people of the Elsipogtog Nation in New Brunswick, the frackers of Houston-based Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN) have left the province and announced they won't be back before 2015.

SWN said its teams had finished seismic testing and provided no timeline for when -- and if -- it would return to begin fracking for natural gas. The demonstrators who took a stand against fracking are glad to see SWN leave -- and will now prepare to protest if it decides to return.


Video: Idiot Capitalism

| January 5, 2014
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