Condos without down payments could be sold by B.C. developer Buyers would get a discount on the price, which would become a virutual down payment CBC News Posted: Jan 12, 2016 9:33 AM PT Last Updated: Jan 12, 2016 9:33 … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Working Class can Kiss my…
On 20 December, general elections will be held in Spain, amidst a climate marked by the fallout of the Paris attacks and the pro-independence debate in Catalonia, with a profusion of televised debates but no more than superficial coverage of the parties’ election manifestos. The People’s Party (PP) is presenting the fall in the number… More What are political parties offering workers in the Spanish elections? . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: What are political parties offering workers in the Spanish elections?
As unions and workers suffered defeats over the past few decades, so has labor journalism dwindled from a mainstay of major media outlets across Canada and the US to a relatively niche reporting interest. The past few years, however, have seen a still small but noticeable resurgence of labor reporting. Large media . . . → Read More: Michal Rozworski » Political Eh-conomy: Podcast: A labor journalism resurgence?
Looking at the prevalence of strikes in the US over the past six decades, Doug Henwood writes,
Second Amendment fetishism aside, there’s an old saying that the working class’s ultimate weapon is withholding labor through slowdowns and strikes. By that measure, the U.S. working class has been effectively disarmed since the 1980s.
Doug then produces . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Working class disarmed, Canadian redux
Today’s podcast is a feature interview with fellow political economist Sam Gindin. I interrogate Sam about the political economy of the present: the exit from the 2007 crisis, the role of states, austerity, the place of finance and the possibilities of resistance.
Sam Gindin is a left political economist with . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: In and out of crisis with Sam Gindin
Bitcoin is going nowhere. I promise you that it won’t and I’m positive that I won’t be eating my words at a later date.
I’m going to tell you why: 1) Drugs and 2) Coffee:….
I don’t know why this news induces both laughter and sadness in me. There’s a salty pool of tears collected by irony. Honest Eds is possibly one of the most iconic buildings, business and site in Toronto (Top 5, easily, gaining much more fondness than that phallic “free-standing” structure by the waterfront. The tackiness of . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: The demise of the Annex: Westbank bought Honest Ed site
Russell Brand’s Epic Interview With BBC’s Jeremy Paxman Just Might Start A Revolution (VIDEO) The Huffington Post | By Ryan GrenoblePosted: 10/25/2013 4:11 pm EDT
Many have seen Russel Brand’s remarkable interview with Jeremy Paxman, either on TV or YouTube..if not please go to the HuffPo article cited here and see it..the best ten minutes . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Revolution will Start, With or Without Me….
Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 2
Two current issues that were emphasized at the 2013 International Workers Day rally in Toronto were the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a recent factory collapse in Bangladesh (and the continuing systematic exploitation of all sweatshop workers in that country) . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 2
Two current issues that were…
“Power & The Glory” by Cockney Rejects ———————————————————————————— Those years ago our ships set sail to restore England’s pride. Thousands of blokes like me and you, were on their way to d… . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: “Power & The Glory” by Cockney…
because mass struggles include all kinds of folks
By Way of IntroductionIn many neighbourhoods and cities and towns across Quebec, there is a new phenomenon of people going into the streets every night and banging pots and pans together to signal their opposition to the government’s new repressive legislation, Law 78. This is in the . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: On Mass Struggles in the Metropole: Thoughts Inspired by Quebec
Michael Hudson asks: “In light of the enormous productivity gains since the end of World War II – and especially since 1980 – why isn’t everyone rich and enjoying the leisure economy that was promised?”
The answer (per Hudson) is painfully obvious, but bears repeating (ad infinitum):
What was applauded as a post-industrial economy . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Breaking it Down: Industrial Capitalism vs. Financial Capitalism (or, Why We’re F*cked)
While many the US were celebrating seemingly positive job numbers yesterday, for London, Ontario residents such news was caustic, rock salt poured into a gaping wound.
Caterpillar subsidiary Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) has announced that it is transforming the lockout at its London, Ontario diesel-locomotive manufacturing facility into a plant closure.
Six weeks ago, . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: The New 1% Doctrine in Action (Electro-Motive Diesel Edition)
Yes, that would be the same Eric Duhaime, the one who begged the feds, not once, but twice, to somehow intervene in the construction scandal woes in la Belle province, a problem that dates decades that needs systemic changes that not even the feds can touch. That same scandal that ol’ Chrissie Paradis . . . → Read More: Quebecor And RLQ’s Chou-Chou, Eric Duhaime Has Hit a New Low–Enough With The Canadian Arrogant Complacency! . . . → Read More: Quebecor And RLQ’s Chou-Chou, Eric Duhaime Has Hit a New Low–Enough With The Canadian Arrogant Complacency!
Boys ‘n’ girls, let’s give this college senior a big hand here! No, really! They’re making it on their own without any help from anyone on very little! Or so it would appear…
Oh, college senior, but you are very much part of the 99% ! Say it loud! Say it proud, . . . → Read More: Nice Little ‘Manifesto’ You Got There, But, I’m Going To Burst Your Little Bubble–You ARE Part of the 99% . . . → Read More: Nice Little ‘Manifesto’ You Got There, But, I’m Going To Burst Your Little Bubble–You ARE Part of the 99%
Occupy Wall Street protests have garnered very little media attention, especially the television kind. Yes, there’s been the usual ’dirty fucking hippies’ smirking from the New York Times and the like, but nothing substantial. Most Americans, except those who work or live near Wall Street, have taken little notice. That’s about to change.
The New York . . . → Read More: Occupy Wall Street going mainstream? . . . → Read More: Occupy Wall Street going mainstream?
Finally, I post my thoughts about the NDP filibuster of Stevie Spiteful’s draconian Back to work legislation of locked out Canada Post workers and the press coverage it has received, along with many Canadians’ attitude toward it. I’m not only concerned at Canadians’ attitudes toward Bill c-6, but also all the misinformation that . . . → Read More: Being Oppositional, ‘Socialist’ Filibuster Drinking Games, Pandering to the Misinformed, Attempting To Debunk Some Myths . . . → Read More: Being Oppositional, ‘Socialist’ Filibuster Drinking Games, Pandering to the Misinformed, Attempting To Debunk Some Myths
Assuming Stevie Spiteful stays in power, that is, and after watching both the NDP and the Liberals, this week-end, along with Stevie Spiteful’s spin machine in his media, it looks like it could well be for a very, very long time to come. Only a very sleep deprived Lizzy May seemed to have . . . → Read More: How Bill C-6 Can Set a Dangerous Precedent For All Working Canadians, Including Non-Unionized Workers . . . → Read More: How Bill C-6 Can Set a Dangerous Precedent For All Working Canadians, Including Non-Unionized Workers
I probably shouldn’t be blogging about this asshole, as I’m sure our labour minister, Ms Lisa Raitt would no doubt, find him, well, sexy. However, I’m sure what backward, assinine this British Tory backbencher is pushing will no doubt find its’ way here in Harperland and in the US, to make the tea-baggers . . . → Read More: Meet British Tory Backbencher, Philip Davies–He Can Make Harpercon Cheerleaders Blush . . . → Read More: Meet British Tory Backbencher, Philip Davies–He Can Make Harpercon Cheerleaders Blush