Natives and Israel: Manipulating genocide By Eric Walberg

27 July 2013 — Eric Walberg

Fontaine and CJC rep after Israeli junket

This month, Canada’s media solemnly related “the sad truth that the country engaged in a deliberate policy of attempted genocide against First Nations people”, referring to government-sponsored abuse of Native children a century ago, which Canada’s Chief Medical Officer Peter Bryce exposed in 1907, but which was hushed up. Bryce was fired and the post of chief medical officer abolished in 1919.

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9/11 in Context: The Importance of the Growing Contradictory Evidence By Elizabeth Woodworth

5 May, 2013 — Global Research

Nearly 12 years after the event, the official account of 9/11 continues to be actively studied by academics around the world. The idea of 9/11 as a false-flag operation to build support for an aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East is steadily gaining ground, suggesting that a policy change is overdue.

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Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution: Legacy and Challenges By Manuel Larrabure

20 March 2013The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 787

The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has prompted the international left to acknowledge two key features about him and Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution. The first is Chávez’s commitment to fighting for the poor and oppressed. Plenty of statistics demonstrate this. Literally millions have been lifted out of poverty and given new opportunities to improve their lives. Examples from daily life abound. I remember speaking to an upper class anti-Chavista once who was complaining about how, since Chávez came to power, it had become difficult to find maids. Continue reading

No Sign of Peace or Reconciliation in France-Controlled Mali By Roger Annis

6 March 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 776

France perpetrated two large deceptions in conducting its military intervention into Mali more than seven weeks ago. These have been universally accepted in mainstream media reporting. The first is that the unilateral decision to invade Mali on January 11, 2013 was hastily made, prompted by imminent military threats by Islamic fundamentalist forces against the south of the country where the large majority of Malians live.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 19 February 2012: Assange on the Simpsons

19 February 2012williambowles.info

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange to Guest on Fox’s THE SIMPSONS, 2/19
Broadway World
As first reported on EWonline, WikiLeaks‘ founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange has recorded a guest voiceover that will appear during the 500th episode of Fox’s long-running animated series THE SIMPSONS. The episode is scheduled to air on …
http://tv.broadwayworld.com/article/WikiLeaks-Founder-Julian-Assange-to-Guest-on-Foxs-THE-SIMPSONS-219-20120218

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Video: Amira Hass: Israel & Palestine-Fear of the Future

5 October 2011 — Vimeo

A talk by Israeli journalist, Amira Hass on the 5th of October 2011 in the McLeod Auditorium of the Medical Sciences Building on the campus of the University of Toronto. Hosted by Canadians for Justice & Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), KAIROS, the Health Studies Program at the University of Toronto, the Near Eastern Cultural and Education Foundation (NECEF) and Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights-Ryerson University (SPHR). Continue reading

Video: Public Dialogue Situations: The Left’s Responses to the Crisis in Europe and North America

1 December 2011 — Left Streamed

Toronto — Moderated by Greg Albo, featuring:

  • Leo Panitch is a political economist and theorist based at York University, Toronto, and is co-editor of Socialist Register. His latest book (with co-author Sam Gindin) is The Making of Global Capitalism will be out in the Spring of 2012.
  • Stephanie Ross teaches in the Department of Labour Studies at York University, Toronto, and is the co-director of the Centre for Research on Work and Society.
  • Albert Scharenberg is a political scientist and historian and is the Head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. He is a lecturer in politics and American Studies at the Free University of Berlin.
  • Bill Fletcher is a longtime labour and international activist and the former President and chief executive officer of TransAfrica Forum. He is the executive editor of the Black Commentator, and founder of the Center for Labor Renewal. He is co-author (along with Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided.
  • Part 5 includes a selection of Q+A responses by all the presenters.

Sponsored by the the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, the Centre for Social Justice, and the Socialist Project.

Video: GTWA Day School: Understanding and Fighting Austerity

12 November 2011 — Left Streamed

Toronto — 12 November 2011.

What are some of the forces that are driving the current crisis? How is it pushing forward the agenda of business and governments to get working people and our organizations to tighten our belts and accept their calls for austerity? What forms is resistance taking around the world – what are the strengths and limitations of that resistance and what can we learn from it?

Featuring:

  • Sam Gindin is the Packer Chair in Social Justice, York University.
  • Stefan Kipfer is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.
  • Moderated by Kamilla Pietrzyk.

Organized by the Public Sector Defence Campaign committee of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly (GTWA).

Occupy Actions: From Wall Street to a Campus Near You? By Alan Sears

21 October 2011 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 560 Toronto New Socialists

The Occupy Wall Street movement and the mobilizations of the ‘indignant’ in Europe have sparked solidarity actions in many places around the world. October 15, 2011 was a massive day of action that included over 60 marches in Spain, a huge demonstration of over 100,000 in Rome and Occupy actions in cities and towns across North America and in many other places.

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Videos: Thousands of G20 Detentions Illegal: Ontario Ombudsman

25 June 2011 — The Real News Network

Thousands of G20 Detentions Illegal: Ontario Ombudsman
Paul Jay asks Ombudsman Andre Marin who is responsible and who has been held accountable for “the most massive compromise of civil liberties in Canadian history”

RCMP vs Toronto Police – Who Wanted “Martial Law” Legislation?
The RCMP says they didn’t know that Chief Blair requested Public Works Protection Act, Blair says he did it on their advice

Toronto G-20: Will Police be Held Accountable After Scathing Ombudsman’s Report?
TRNN Replay: Paul Jay: If use of “martial law” was illegal, are most arrests at G-20 also illegal?

Radical Democracy and Popular Power: Thinking About New Socialisms for the 21st Century

Ottawa — 5 March 2011

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David McNally teaches Political Science at York University, Toronto and is a long-time activist in socialist and global justice movements. He is the author of six books, including Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance (2010) published by PM Press. To find out more about David’s articles, books, courses and events, including his blog, please visit davidmcnally.org.

Recorded by Critical Social Research Collaborative.

Elleni Centime Zeleke, “Libya: The Poverty of Analyses”

11 June 2011 — MRZine

I am confused by the analyses of the Anglophone left with regard to the social revolts in Libya. The only thing folks seem able to muster is a series of bifurcated abstractions. Thus certain metaphors in the analyses of Libya prevail such as, ‘greed and grievance’, ‘patron and client’, ‘rapacious rule vs innocent population ‘, ‘madness vs sanity’ etc. Absent from the discussion are: social forces, social base, achievements and contradictions of Libya’s Green revolution, contradictions of liberal democracy, and the contradictions of market dependency on specific social formations.

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Revolution in the Arab World… TUNISIA… EGYPT… and Beyond

13 February, 2011 — Left Streamed

Toronto, February 13, 2011.

With Gilbert Achcar – Professor of Development Studies, University of London, author of The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder and The Arabs and the Holocaust: the Arab-Israeli War of Narratives.

Moderated by Mary-Jo Nadeau – CAIA.

Sponsored by: Centre for Social Justice; Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid; Faculty for Palestine; Socialist Project; Toronto New Socialists.