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Jeremy Corbyn vs. Project Fear

by JBB last modified Jul 27, 2015 06:42 PM
Jeremy Corbyn may not be able to save the Labour Party, but there’s a reason why the British establishment fears him. | by Richard Seymour

The link address is: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/07/jeremy-corbyn-labour-left/

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The Syriza Dilemma

by JBB last modified Jul 27, 2015 06:39 PM
What would constructive pressure on the Syriza government look like? | by Sam Gindin & Leo Panitch

The link address is: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/07/tsipras-debt-germany-troika-memorandum/

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Boston mayor ‘cannot commit’ to Olympic bid | Boston.com

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Jul 27, 2015 05:08 PM
"[The Mayor] is willing to lose the city’s Olympic bid rather than commit today to an agreement that puts Boston on the hook for budgetary shortfalls ... The host city contract includes the requirement that the city agree to cover any financial shortfalls of the Olympics, which has emerged as the most contentious issue around the bid." Full story here.

Also see: Why Boston won't be hosting the 2024 Olympics after all | The Christian Science Monitor

And: With Boston out of 2024 Olympics race, an opening for Toronto? | The Boston Globe
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Surviving Together: Canadian Public Tradition Under Threat

by JBB last modified Jul 26, 2015 09:08 PM
by Michael Welton | CounterPunch

The link address is: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/24/surviving-together-canadian-public-tradition-under-threat/

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The great Greece fire sale

by JBB last modified Jul 26, 2015 09:00 PM
Greece needs to sell off €50bn worth of state assets such as airports and marinas quickly as part of its third bailout deal. But is such a plan realistic?

The link address is: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/24/greek-debt-crisis-great-greece-fire-sale

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Socialism, American-Style

by JBB last modified Jul 26, 2015 08:58 PM
By Gar Alperovitz and Thomas M. Hanna | NYT Op-ed | THE great 20th-century conservative economist Joseph Schumpeter thought the left had overlooked a major selling point in pressing the case for public — i.e., government — control over productive capital. “One of the most significant titles to superiority,” he suggested, was that public ownership produced profits, which means not having to depend on taxes to raise money.

The link address is: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/opinion/socialism-american-style.html?_r=0

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UN Reports Blasts Canada's Human Rights Record on Violence Against Indigenous Women

by JBB last modified Jul 26, 2015 08:51 PM
Aboriginal Legal Service of Toronto's Christa Big Canoe explains why government policies are leaving indigenous women four times more likely to be murdered than non-indigenous women - and what can be done about it

The link address is: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=14335

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It Cost The Koch Brothers Only $299,000 To Block Labeling Of Genetically Modified Foods | Zero Hedge

by Graham H. Cox last modified Jul 26, 2015 10:50 AM
"In what may have been the most underreported event overnight, the House quietly passed legislation that would keep states from issuing mandatory labeling laws for foods that contain genetically modified organisms, often called GMOs. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, as the law is formally known, passed 275-150, creating a federal standard for the voluntary labeling of foods with GMO ingredients. And since clearly nobody wants to advertise they are using GMOs in their food, the number of "volunteers" will be precisely zero."

The link address is: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-24/it-cost-koch-brothers-only-299000-block-labeling-genetically-modified-foods

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Foreign Office to face inquiry into role played by UK in Libya's collapse | The Guardian

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Jul 24, 2015 01:13 PM
"[T]he inquiry would look at whether the intervention in Libya went beyond the mandate of UN security council resolution 1973, as many have claimed, including those in the Russian government."

The link address is: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/24/libya-gaddafi-uk-foreign-affairs-select-committee-inquiry

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Canada's controversial terrorism law criticised by UN human rights group | The Guardian

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Jul 23, 2015 04:29 PM
"The committee also raised concerns that the use of security certificates – a legal mechanism that can be used by the government to detain and remove non-Canadians, including for national security reasons – could lead to unlawful deportations. ... The UN committee also criticised Canada over its treatment of aboriginals, from their high rates of incarceration to violence against indigenous women and girls."

The link address is: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/23/canada-terrorism-law-united-nations-human-rights

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