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Cuba Responds To Ebola Crisis | Forbes

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Sep 15, 2014 11:21 AM
"Cuba will be sending 63 doctors and 102 nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers to set up World Health Organization-funded Ebola clinics in Sierra Leone. The workers will deploy in the beginning of October and stay for six months. ... Cuba’s commitment to domestic and international public health is well-known in the epidemiology community. Cuba was the first country to eliminate polio in 1962 and eliminated measles in 1996. ... Cuba also a burgeoning biotechnology presence."

The link address is: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2014/09/12/cuba-commits-165-healthcare-workers-to-who-ebola-response-in-sierra-leone/

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Election: Sweden rejects free-market parties, racists and turns left

by Graham H. Cox last modified Sep 14, 2014 10:49 PM
AFP reports "With 99.9 percent of all districts counted, the red-green coalition had garnered a total of 43.7 percent of the vote. This compared with 39.3 percent for the four-party conservative-liberal Alliance led by incumbent Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. "

The link address is: https://news.yahoo.com/social-democrats-far-seen-winners-sweden-vote-013619293.html

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Academics' open letter calls for moratorium on political tax audits | Canadian Press

by Graham H. Cox last modified Sep 14, 2014 10:23 PM
"More than 400 academics are demanding the Canada Revenue Agency halt its audit of a think-tank, saying the Conservative government is trying to intimidate, muzzle and silence its critics. In an open letter, the group defends the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a left-leaning think-tank that was targeted for a political-activity audit partly because it was deemed by the agency to be biased and one-sided."

The link address is: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/academics-open-letter-calls-for-moratorium-on-political-tax-audits-1.2765967

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Socialism and Workers' Self-Directed Enterprises

by JBB last modified Sep 14, 2014 10:41 AM
by Richard D. Wolff | MR Zine | Global capitalism has huge problems coping with the second worst collapse in its history. Its extreme and deepening inequalities have provoked millions to question and challenge capitalism. Yet socialists of all sorts now find it more difficult than ever to make effective criticisms and offer alternatives that inspire.

The link address is: http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2014/wolff140914.html

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US threatened Yahoo with $250,000 daily fine over NSA data refusal | The Guardian

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Sep 11, 2014 05:51 PM
"The US government amended a key law to demand user information from online services in 2007. When Yahoo was asked to hand over user data the company objected arguing the request was “unconstitutional and overbroad”. Yahoo took its case to the foreign intelligence surveillance court, also known as the Fisa court, which oversees requests for surveillance orders in national security investigations. The secretive Fisa court provides the legal authorities that underpin the US government’s controversial surveillance programs. Yahoo lost its case, and an appeal."

The link address is: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/11/yahoo-nsa-lawsuit-documents-fine-user-data-refusal

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B.C. teachers' strike: Teachers vote 'overwhelmingly' in favour of binding arbitration | CBC

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Sep 11, 2014 05:35 PM
"Out of the province's roughly 41,000 teachers, 30,669 cast ballots in the BCTF's internal vote. ... 30,490 of those ballots—99.4 per cent—came back as "yes" votes for binding arbitration. ... Under the proposal, issues around class size and composition would not go to arbitration, but would instead be resolved in an ongoing court case. ... On Tuesday, [BC's] Finance Minister confirmed the government was unwilling to hand over any part of the dispute to a third party to resolve."

The link address is: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-teachers-strike-teachers-vote-overwhelmingly-in-favour-of-binding-arbitration-1.2762788?cmp=rss

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Baristas Rise Up in Toronto | David Bush

by Graham H. Cox last modified Sep 11, 2014 02:53 PM
"On August 15 workers at SPoT Coffee in downtown Toronto voted on joining the Service Employees International Union local 2. While the vote has yet to be counted, employees and the union are both confident that the vote will go their way."

The link address is: http://rankandfile.ca/2014/09/11/baristas-rise-up-in-toronto/

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The Scottish Spring: birth of our power | USi

by Graham H. Cox last modified Sep 11, 2014 02:52 PM
"It is not nationalist feeling that is motivating them: more and more people are rejecting the neoliberal model that UK governments have followed since Thatcher, and wondering if independence will give them the opportunity to create a country that puts its citizens before corporations. The Yes campaign has broadened out from party politics, and is supported by a wide group of social democratic and radical campaigners, like Common Weal and Radical Independence, who assert that another Scotland is possible."

The link address is: https://usilive.org/the-scottish-spring-birth-of-our-power/

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A Petition of Academics Against the CCPA Audit

by Graham H. Cox last modified Sep 11, 2014 02:50 PM
" By undertaking this audit, we feel that CRA fails to understand the nature of what academic research is all about. Research begins from a series of questions and observations, and, from there, it proceeds, following a set of guidelines, to infer possible answers. In this sense, it contests. All research in fact is critical, by its very definition: it tests hypotheses, seeks answers, and must be allowed to find these answers wherever it can."

The link address is: http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2014/09/11/a-petition-of-academics-against-the-ccpa-audit/

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UK Trade unions declare 'outright opposition' to #TTIP & #CETA | Morning Star

by Graham H. Cox last modified Sep 11, 2014 02:48 PM
"“It’s time for the whole movement to say No to TTIP and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (between the EU and Canada). An EU with TTIP is not an EU that helps our members — and not an EU we want to be part of.”"

The link address is: http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-888a-Trade-unions-declare-outright-opposition-to-Transatlantic-Trade-and-Investment-Partnership

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