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For too long now, border officials have been searching travelers' smartphones without a warrant. We knew we needed to take action to stop these massive privacy violations.1

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A Vote For Apartheid: The End of the Two States Proposal

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin ... No. 1812 ... April 24, 2019
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A Vote For Apartheid: The End of the Two States Proposal

Katja Hermann, director of the West Asia Unit at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin, in conversation with Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, general secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative (Mubadara), about the impact of the Israeli elections on the lives of everyday Palestinians.

Katja Hermann (KH): The preliminary results of the Israeli election show a likely victory for Benjamin Netanyahu from Likud and the right-wing coalition. What would that mean for the developments in the occupied Palestinian territories?

Mustafa Barghouti (MB): It is a very dangerous development. It means that the Israeli public has opted for extreme right wing parties that adopted a system of racism and national discrimination, the same parties that passed the Jewish Nationality Law,...

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Mr. Bayer-Monsanto

Mr. Bayer-Monsanto has to resign, and Bayer must change

Dear A, I just wanted to make sure you saw this. In 2 days, I am travelling to the Bayer annual shareholder meeting to demand that its CEO, Werner Baumann, step down. Can you add your voice?

Demand that Werner Baumann step down as Bayer’s CEO!

Thank you,

Anne

Below is last week's email again:




Chemicals giant Bayer is out of control -- and its CEO must step down before he does any more harm.

Bee-killing neonics. Cancer-causing glyphosate. The list goes on and on. It's got to change!

Sign our petition to Bayer's top boss, and I'll deliver it to him THIS FRIDAY at the company's annual shareholder meeting in Germany.

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Jordan: Tell the King to reject the new labour law

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How Civil Society Makes Positive Change


Open Society Foundations Reporters and police outside a courthouse building © John Thys/AFP/Getty
Four years ago, the chances of implementing an EU directive to protect whistleblowers were slim. The political will to take action, the conventional wisdom said, just wasn’t there. Fast forward to April 2019, however, and the situation looks entirely different. An EU-wide directive to protect whistleblowers isn’t merely possible but was recently approved by the European Parliament. What happened? Civil society mobilized, rallied public opinion, and worked with the European Union to strike a blow against corruption—and show the world what it looks like when policymakers, experts, and grassroots advocates work together for change.

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The #PeoplesPremiere is off to a great start!

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Union members assaulted at Perfetti Van Melle Bangladesh after calling for an end to child labour

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Bayer-Monsanto is panicking

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Paul Francois has been fighting Monsanto for over a decade after being poisoned from its toxic pesticides.

Bayer-Monsanto’s bosses are terrified of him. He’s the last person they want to see at this week’s investor meeting.

The meeting is in just three days -- can you chip in to get Bayer’s most outspoken critic in front of Bayer’s own shareholders this Friday?

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Bolsonaro: the First 100 days

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin ... No. 1811 ... April 23, 2019
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Bolsonaro: the First 100 days

Jörg Nowak

Near the end of the first 100 days of the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro -- the first radical-right Brazilian president since the moderated transition from military dictatorship in 1985 to a democratic regime -- the first meaningful protests, apart from some popular mocking and chants directed against him during Carnaval in February, took place since he assumed office on January 1st of this year.

The protests were occasioned by the order Bolsonaro gave on March 25th to commemorate inside army barracks and military institutions the 55th anniversary of the Brazilian military coup of 31 March, 1964. Bolsonaro stated that he does not regard the military dictatorship as a dictatorship at all but as a regime that had...

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Break Up The Big Three

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Paov,

Canada’s cell phone market has been broken for way too long. The Big Three’s stronghold over our wireless market has limited competition and means people like you keep paying some of the highest prices in the world for your cell phone plans.1

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Hands off the Sooke Hills, Horgan!

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Whole Foods

Trader Joe’s is reducing 1 million pounds of plastic waste each year — all by cutting wasteful single-use packaging in its stores.

Let’s hold competitors to the same standard: Call on Whole Foods to ban single-use plastic.

Take Action!

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Choking out our precious marine life and leaching toxins into our bodies — no one knows just how much unrecycled plastic waste is in our oceans, but we know where it comes from.

Grocery stores are a huge source of this plastic waste. But a new initiative from Trader Joe’s could change that.

The grocery store is reducing 1 million pounds of...

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Grocery Store Workers Take on a Multinational

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin ... No. 1810 ... April 22, 2019
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Grocery Store Workers Take on a Multinational

Andy Piascik

At precisely 1:00 Eastern time on the afternoon of April 11th, 31,000 workers at 253 Stop and Shop grocery stores throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts walked off their jobs. The strike came after several months of failed negotiations in which Stop and Shop refused to retract an onerous set of demands for the elimination of premium pay for Sunday work, major cuts to pensions and dramatic increases in the amount workers would have to pay for healthcare.

The strikers are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). Truck drivers, both union and non-union, have honored the picket lines by refusing to make their deliveries, according to strikers at four picket lines in...

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Bayer-Monsanto is panicking

Bayer's shares are plummeting. Its annual investor meeting is in just 5 days. Bayer's bosses are in panic mode -- they're desperate for the meeting to go smoothly.

With your help, we'll fly in a high-profile victim of Bayer-Monsanto's toxic pesticides to crash the meeting.

Can you chip in to turn Bayer's investor meeting into a PR nightmare?

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From Neo-Liberalism to Neo-Fascism?

LeftStreamed — Recorded in Toronto, 28 March 2019

From Neo-Liberalism to Neo-Fascism?

Reaction across the Americas from Bolsonaro to Trump

A panel of leading international analysts associated with the Socialist Register.

Chaired by Leo Panitch, presentations by:

  • Ana Saggario Garcia, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janiero (author of “Brazil’s New Imperial Capitalism,” “Amplifying the contradictions: The centrifugal BRICS,” and “Brazil Under Bolsonaro: Social Base, Agenda and Perspectives”)
  • Ray Kiely, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London (author of The Neoliberal Paradox; “Locating Trump: Paleoconservatism, neoliberalism and anti-globalization”)
  • Ruth Felder, State University of New York at Albany (author of “South American post-neoliberalism and external restrictions: The case of Argentina”).

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Adani is desperate

Adani Group is desperate to build one of the biggest coal mines in the world, right on the edge of Australia's precious Great Barrier Reef. But it's missing one key thing: insurance.

Several major insurers have already said no, but Liberty Mutual Insurance is refusing to take a stand. Tell Liberty Mutual to rule out backing Adani's disastrous mine now.

Sign the petition

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For millions of years it’s been home to sea life so spectacular it can be seen from space. The Great Barrier Reef’s vivid corals and unique creatures make it one of the most spectacular places on earth.

But unless we act, the Great Barrier Reef is going to die. Read more: Adani is desperate

Tackling climate change together!

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This week was terrible for supporters of climate action -- Jason Kenney, one of the biggest supporters of tar sands corporations, was elected into the top office in Alberta.

But amidst the bad news -- we wanted to know that, through your support, SumOfUs has engaged in several corporate campaigns that make a real difference in the fight against climate change.

Late in 2018, thousands of SumOfUs members in Canada told us that climate change should be SumOfUs' biggest priority in 2019. So we listened and, already this year, put the pressure on TD, TransCanada, Alton Gas, as well as worked on creating a solutions-oriented vision -- the Green New Deal.

Here's an inside look at what happens after you signed petitions and donated to these campaigns.

You’re pressuring banks to pull the plug on fossil fuel funding.

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R&F.ca Weekly Update

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Building the Slovenian Left

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin ... No. 1809 ... April 19, 2019
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Building the Slovenian Left:
Successes and challenges in Eastern Europe’s most promising New Left project

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Luka Mesec is the coordinator for the party Levica (“The Left”) in Slovenia. The party was only founded in summer 2017 and emerged from an electoral alliance between three left-wing parties that has been represented in the Slovenian parliament since 2014. In the last parliamentary elections in summer 2018, Levica won over nine per cent of votes and has tolerated the liberal governing coalition since last fall. This makes it one of the few new left parties in Central and Eastern Europe that has met with electoral success. In conversation with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung’s Wenke Christoph, Luka discusses the political models that helped them succeed, and what challenges and chances come...

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ACTIVlist Update - April 18, 2019

ACTIVlist
This daily ACTIVlist e-mail is a compilation of blog posts, media releases and action alerts from the Council of Canadians. For more information about our campaigns, how to get involved, and how to become a member, go to canadians.org. Please use this link to forward ACTIVlist to a friend and encourage them to join! Thank you for your interest and support.

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Sign our petition: Our health is not for sale in NAFTA.
In the new NAFTA, Democrats are asking for progressive changes to make health care affordable. With pharmacare on the line, why is Canada standing in the way?


Chapters This Week
Chapter activists have been calling for urgent and immediate action on climate change and to standing up for democracy. Here are just a few examples of their recent actions and upcoming...

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