Conrad Black booted from British House of Lords
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by David J. Climenhaga
2d ago
Conrad Black, the palaverous peer who forfeited his Canadian citizenship for a plush seat in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, has been booted by that august chamber, poor thing.  Black – variously known as Baron Black of Crossharbour, Lord Black, and Inmate No. 18330-424 of the Federal Correctional Complex Coleman for his misdeeds – is not to be confused with the fondly remembered racing legend Donald Eugene “Tubby” Black, 17-time track champion at various raceways near Farmington, Missouri, who passed his final checkered flag in September 2013. By contrast, no one seems ..read more
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Ford’s privatization of alcohol will cost taxpayers
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by Linda McQuaig
2d ago
There are a lot of things that can be hard to get in Ontario — a job, a home, an ambulance when you need it. But one thing that’s rarely difficult to get in Ontario is a drink. Given how easy it’s been to purchase alcohol in the province, it’s odd and a little infuriating that Premier Doug Ford is putting great effort — and considerable taxpayer money — into making alcohol even more widely available. Meanwhile, when it comes to things that actually do matter in our lives — like access to excellent health care and education — the premier is always scrimping, seriously underfunding these v ..read more
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McGill shuts down Gaza camp, but cannot silence students
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by Yves Engler
2d ago
Those running McGill University are deeply anti-Palestinian. Soon after Israel was reported to be responsible for upwards of 200,000 deaths in Gaza, the university hired a private security company to dismantle a camp opposing its horrors. Early Wednesday morning the McGill administration hired private security firm SIRCO to dismantle an encampment calling for the university to cut ties with Israeli universities and companies assisting the slaughter in Gaza, which prestigious medical journal The Lancet says has likely caused 186,000 Palestinian deaths. Hundreds of police, including the provinc ..read more
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Avi Lewis: An enduring activist of our times
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by rabble radio
2d ago
This week on rabble radio, Libby Davies sits down with Avi Lewis to talk about a lifetime of activism and his plans to run in the next federal election. Avi Lewis is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, educator, and activist. Lewis is also the co-founder of The Leap, a grassroots climate organization launched to upend our collective response to the crises of climate, inequality and racism. Lewis engages in transformative change locally and globally. He was a candidate for the NDP in the last federal election and is currently an associate professor in geography at the University of Briti ..read more
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‘What I want … is for you to apologize to Arlen’: Advocate calls out corporation about 2009 death
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by Tom Sandborn
4d ago
A tireless worker advocate has recently issued an open letter to a company he believes was responsible for the 2009 death of a friend’s son. The advocate, Mike Pearson, believes that Kiewit, a huge multinational construction firm, recklessly exposed a young worker, Sam Fitzpatrick and his brother Arlen to danger by ordering them to work downslope from heavy equipment moving boulders at the Toba Montrose job site in BC. These orders were issued despite an incident the day before when a boulder was dislodged, rolled downslope and struck a piece of equipment close to where the brothers were work ..read more
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Doug Ford must implement emergency protection for agri-workers
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by Justice for Migrant Workers
5d ago
Justice for Migrant Workers (J4MW) continues to reiterate its previous demand that the provincial government implements immediate emergency protections for the tens of thousands of agricultural workers employed in Ontario. 2024 is once again becoming one of the hottest years on record. In the last few weeks alone, temperatures have soared and Ontario has become a heat dome while tens of thousands of workers labour without heat protections. Farm workers are 35 times more likely than the general public to die of heat exposure. The province should not wait for a tragedy to happen before it passe ..read more
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LCBO one of many fighting against privatization
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by Gabriela Calugay-Casuga
5d ago
At 12:01 am on Friday morning, more than 9,000 Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) workers began strike action against the liquor retailer. The union representing striking workers has said privatization is one of the key issues that led workers to strike.  In May, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a plan to expand the availability of alcoholic beverages in grocery stores and convenience stores. Under this plan, eligible grocery and big-box stores will be able to sell beer, cider, wine and ready-to-drink beverages, including in large pack sizes by the end of October.  Ontario Pu ..read more
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UK election results are both schadenfreude and a cause for concern
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by David J. Climenhaga
6d ago
As the world reeled from the unexpected outcome of the United Kingdom’s disastrous Brexit vote on June 23, 2016, Jason Kenney notoriously tweeted: “Congratulations to the British people on choosing hope over fear by embracing a confident, sovereign future, open to the world!” Well, we all know how that turned out.  At the time, the former Harper Government cabinet minister was still being paid to be the Conservative MP for Calgary Midnapore. He was known, though, to be seriously pondering a run for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta, with an eye to bringing t ..read more
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Clean growth is anything but clean
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by Ole Hendrickson
6d ago
A just-released report, Building Canada’s Clean Future, contains a plan “to modernize federal assessment and permitting processes to get clean growth projects built faster.”  Cabinet and Privy Council Office (PCO) appear to have fallen under the spell of corporations who claim that the federal government is slowing down their oil, gas, nuclear, and mining projects through excessive regulation. Members of a Cabinet Ministerial Working Group on Regulatory Efficiency for Clean Growth Projects, and its PCO supporters, appear to lack scientific and technical knowledge to critically evaluate n ..read more
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Washington’s new Stripper’s Bill of Rights is promising in all the right ways
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by Natasha Darling
1w ago
Earlier this year, the Washington State legislature adopted Bill SB 6105, better known as the Strippers’ Bill of Rights, a new state law that will protect strippers’ rights in the workplace. This law began as a grassroots effort in 2018 led by the organization Strippers Are Workers, when dancers, fed up with the lack of safety and labour protection at work, started to organize. This bill will provide strippers with protection in terms of occupational health and safety, labour law, and have a positive impact on our human rights in the workplace. There are also some interesting clauses that try ..read more
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