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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(((( T h e B u l l e t ))))~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1073 .... January 28, 2015 ____________________________________________________ Rapid Transit Rip-Off How Kathleen Wynne became a transit privateer, and what we need to do to get back on track Brenda Thompson Campaigning for re-election in April 2014, Liberal leader and Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario would invest $29-billion in roads and transit. She did not make this announcement from the Office of the Premier at Queen's Park or… Read More +
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BY J. BAGLOW | JANUARY 23, 2015A foul despot has just passed on, and the Western world is singing his praises. Speak no ill of the dead? There are always exceptions to that rule. And King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, one might have thought, should be a glaringly obvious one.We may never again have such an opportunity to observe the West's paramount value -- hypocrisy -- showcased in glitter, tinsel and neon quite so spectacularly. In the U.K. the government has ordered… Read More +
BY BRENT PATTERSON | JANUARY 27, 2015The people of Greece have elected a Syriza government. Exit polls show that the party has won between 146 and 158 seats in the 300-member Hellenic parliament (the final election results will be available by tomorrow morning). While Syriza (the Coalition of the Radical Left) has been mostly in the news because of its vow to cancel the brutal austerity measures imposed by the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission, it has… Read More +
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BY DAN FROOMKIN @froomkin Monday’s guilty verdict in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling on espionage charges — for talking to a newspaper reporter — is the latest milepost on the dark and dismal path Barack Obama has traveled since his inaugural promises to usher in a “new era of openness.” Far from rejecting the authoritarian bent of his presidential predecessor, Obama has simply adjusted it, adding his own personal touches, most notably an enthusiasm for criminally prosecuting the kinds of leaks that are essential… Read More +
Google’s willingness to surrender the private emails of WikiLeaks staffers to the United States government amounts to an “attack on journalism,” a representative for the whistleblower group says. Kristinn Hrafnsson, an Icelandic journalist who joined WikiLeaks as the group’s spokesman in 2010, said he’s “appalled” that Google gave up his personal correspondence and other sensitive details to the US government in compliance with a search warrant served to the tech giant, apparently in an effort to bring charges against the anti-secrecy… Read More +
INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 003/200115 Davos 2015: The world needs a new business model Brussels, 20 January 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The global economic system isn't working for six billion people, warned labour leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Working people and their families need a new business model to stop the disintegration of democracies and economies. The world needs investment and jobs, said Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation. Mass unemployment, mistrust in institutions, rising inequality and… Read More +
A message from the War Resisters Support Campaign Let Them Stay Week 2015! In the last four months of 2014, an alarming number of U.S. Iraq war resisters in Canada received negative decisions in their immigration cases. Several of them have received, or are about to receive, removal orders from Canada. This is despite the fact that a majority of Canadians support their stance against the illegal and immoral war, and despite Parliament having twice voted to let US war resisters stay.… Read More +
rabble.ca weekly e-news for January 23rd, 2015 This is your daily dose of our Editor top picks! For more new rabble content, visit www.rabble.ca Indigenous This week's top news and analysis about the struggles of indigenous peoples for rights and sovereignty. For more on indigenous issues visit our topic page: http://rabble.ca/indigenous B.C. First Nation bans bottled water and becomes first Indigenous 'Blue Community' January 22, 2015 | By Maude Barlow Tsal'alh adopted a resolution with the three criteria needed to become a… Read More +
23 Jan 2015 Hey rabble readers, Canada's financial industry reacted with surprise and dismay to the Bank of Canada's announcement that it was lowering its interest rate to 0.75 per cent. But people shouldn't be surprised at the Bank of Canada's move, says economist Hugh Mackenzie. Find out why in his analysis of the decision -- and read more from the progressive economics perspective. Stephen Harper could call an election at any time. Are progressives ready? At rabble.ca, we're building an election strategy… Read More +
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