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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Canada: losing energy

Canada: losing energy | real utopias | Scoop.it
So Justin, the son of the former Liberal PM of the 1970s, Pierre Trudeau, has triumphed in Canada’s general election.  The Liberal party came from behind to sweep into an outright majority victory,...
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Communist parties battle for few Marxist votes: No will to unite Canada's far left - National Post

Communist parties battle for few Marxist votes: No will to unite Canada's far left - National Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
It’s safe to say that Canada’s two communist options are selling a far less threatening version of Marxism than the bomb-throwing, world-revolution communism
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NDP should use Venezuelan revolution as inspiration for Canada's labour ... - rabble.ca

NDP should use Venezuelan revolution as inspiration for Canada's labour ... - rabble.ca | real utopias | Scoop.it

The Canadian government has become the latest imperialist power to jump to the defence of the far-right protests in Venezuela. Parliament has just passed a unanimous motion that places the responsibility for the current violence in the country on the shoulders of the Venezuelan government rather than the opposition gangs that initiated the unrest. We have become accustomed to both the Conservatives and Liberals attacking the Venezuelan revolution, but what is concerning this time around is the fact that the NDP has sided with the two right-wing parties in condemning the Bolivarian government. As Canada's labour party, we think that the NDP should be standing against the right-wing at home and in Venezuela, while championing the successes of the revolution as an inspiration for our own struggles against capitalist austerity.

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Four reasons why defending the postal workers must be labour's top priority - rabble.ca

Four reasons why defending the postal workers must be labour's top priority - rabble.ca | real utopias | Scoop.it


Most importantly, the postal workers have fought for control of the process of their work.

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Should the public service have the right to strike? YES

Should the public service have the right to strike? YES | real utopias | Scoop.it

It might seem like ancient history, but it wasn’t long ago that Canadian governments knew how to balance their books — and then some. The collective operating surplus of Canadian governments in 2007 equalled almost $40 billion. Teachers, nurses, and other public servants did their jobs. Tax revenues were more than sufficient to pay for their valuable work (in fact, average tax rates were falling, not rising).

 
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Noam Chomsky: Canada on Fast-Speed Race 'to Destroy the Environment'

Noam Chomsky: Canada on Fast-Speed Race 'to Destroy the Environment' | real utopias | Scoop.it

Chomsky took aim at the conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, which has pushed forincreased exploitation of the tar sands,muzzled federal scientists, championed the Keystone XL pipeline and gutted environmental protections.

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Workers’ Control at Canada Post

Workers’ Control at Canada Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Workers at Canada Post are facing an uncertain future.
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The Afterparty: A Discussion on the Future of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada

The Afterparty: A Discussion on the Future of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada | real utopias | Scoop.it
Join us, Elizabeth May, Brent Rathgeber, Graham Steele and Danny Graham as we discuss the future of parliamentary democracy in Canada.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation