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OECD Skills Outlook 2013: The skills needed for the 21st century

Q. What skills are required in order to be employed and receive relatively high wages in the 21st century? 

A. You mean, other than blindly furious industriousness, continuous calculation of one's self-interest, being raised by wealthy parents, and having good luck amidst the crises produced by neoliberal mismanagement of the economy?

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The revolution will not be televised: Russell Brand vs. BBC's Jeremy Paxman

"I don't get my authority from this preexisting paradigm which is quite narrow and only serves a few people. I look elsewhere for alternatives that might be of service to humanity."

In an interview with BBC Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman, comedian Russell Brand lays into a discussion about political apathy, democratic inequality and capitalist institutions, bringing a mainstream light to the messages of marginalized people.

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| October 8, 2013
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| September 16, 2013
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Why unions need to join the climate fight

Naomi Klein speaking at the Unifor convention. (Photo: Dave Coles)

This speech was delivered on September 1, 2013 at the founding convention of Unifor, a new mega union created by the Canadian Autoworkers and the Canadian Energy and Paper Workers Union. 

I'm so very happy and honoured to be able to share this historic day with you.

The energy in this room -- and the hope the founding of this new union has inspired across the country -- is contagious.

It feels like this could be the beginning of the fight back we have all been waiting for, the one that will chase Harper from power and restore the power of working people in Canada.

So welcome to the world Unifor.

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| August 19, 2013
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The middle class: The battleground of all politicians

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In the U.S., the "M" word has been on the lips of politicians from the left to the right of the political spectrum, albeit for different reasons. President Obama is not an exception. Indeed, he made the mention of the middle-class part of his electoral rhetoric immediately after the 2008 financial crisis and after hundreds of thousands of Americans lost their houses, their American dream.

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