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800+ Scientists Urge Greater Freedoms for Canadian Government Experts | UCS

by Graham H. Cox last modified Oct 21, 2014 12:27 PM
"New restrictions have made it difficult for scientists around the globe to collaborate with Canadian government scientists. In response, more than 800 scientists from 32 countries have signed a letter urging Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper to “remove excessive and burdensome restrictions and barriers to scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists.” The letter was published as an advertisement today in the Ottawa Citizen as part of the Government of Canada’s Science and Technology Week."

The link address is: http://blog.ucsusa.org/800-scientists-urge-greater-freedoms-for-canadian-government-experts-693?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheEquation+%28The+Equation+-+UCS+Blog%29

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Peter de Groot's sister says, 'He was executed' | CBC

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Oct 20, 2014 11:58 PM
"In an emotional and lengthy statement, [Danna De Groot] detailed her many efforts to persuade the police to accept her help in finding her brother, the frustration she felt at misinformation being spread about him and the apparent lack of interest shown in bringing about a peaceful conclusion." Full story here.

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Con-Dems refuse to rescue NHS from dodgy trade deal | Morning Star

by Graham H. Cox last modified Oct 20, 2014 02:01 PM
"TORY and Lib Dem MEPs are out on a limb in their support of a dodgy trade deal that will allow transnationals to sue governments if they don’t get their way. A survey found that every party representing England, Scotland and Wales other than the coalition parties was in favour of exempting the NHS from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Only two of the Tories’ 19 MPs bothered responding to the survey, commissioned by trade union Unite."

The link address is: http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-a52e-Con-Dems-refuse-to-rescue-NHS-from-dodgy-trade-deal

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Capitalism, Inequality and Globalization: Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-first Century

by JBB last modified Oct 20, 2014 01:39 PM
by Prabhat Patnaik | MR Zine | Michal Kalecki, who had shown as early as in 1937 that capital taxation, which served to reduce inequality, was also the best way to finance government expenditure for raising employment, had ended his essay by saying: "It is difficult to believe however that capital taxation will ever be applied for this purpose on a large scale; for it may seem to undermine the principle of private property."

The link address is: http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2014/patnaik171014.html

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The Fix Is In: Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension

by JBB last modified Oct 20, 2014 11:12 AM
by Mike Whitney | CounterPunch

The link address is: http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/20/fed-stops-stock-slide-with-talk-of-qe-extension/

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Why Are Stock Markets So Volatile?

by JBB last modified Oct 20, 2014 11:00 AM
A serious depression is pending as a result of austerity, says Professor Michael Hudson, author of The Bubble and Beyond, and Finance Capitalism and Its Discontents | The Real News

The link address is: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12533

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From Israel to ISIS: Harper's 'Orwellian' foreign policy

by JBB last modified Oct 20, 2014 10:56 AM
Murray Dobbin | Rabble.ca | Harper's political calculations about Canada's role in Iraq have little to do with foreign policy: Harper's goal is to stay in power long enough to dismantle the post-war activist state.

The link address is: http://rabble.ca/columnists/2014/10/israel-to-isis-harpers-orwellian-foreign-policy

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Interviews from Quito - Marta Harnecker

by JBB last modified Oct 20, 2014 01:33 PM
In today's program, Greg Wilpert interviews the well-known theoretician of the Latin American left, Marta Harnecker. The Chilean-born author and activist is known worldwide for her writings on Marxist philosophy, Venezuela and Hugo Chavez, and the challenges facing the Latin American left in the 21st century. Her latest book "A World to Build-New Paths to 21st Century Socialism" will soon be coming out in English. In the interview Harnecker discusses the differences between 20th and 21st century socialism and key strategic issues posed for left-wing movements today.

The link address is: http://zcomm.org/zvideo/20th-and-21st-century-socialism/

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Lacking abortion access, New Brunswick women head for Maine abortion clinics

by JBB last modified Oct 20, 2014 10:54 AM
Tess Allen | Rabble.ca | This summer, New Brunswick introduced new regulations on abortion access and stopped funding abortions. Now, clinics in Maine see increasing numbers of women at their clinics coming from Canada.

The link address is: http://rabble.ca/news/2014/10/lacking-abortion-access-new-brunswick-women-head-maine-abortion-clinics

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48th Anniversary of the Founding of the Black Panther Party

by JBB last modified Oct 19, 2014 01:07 PM
Former Black Panther Eddie Conway describes the political and social conditions that gave rise to the militancy and politics of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense | The Real News

The link address is: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12535

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