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Turkey-FSA Take Jarablus From IS Without Fight

Anarkismo.net - 24 August 2016 - 1:30pm
Turkish troops and so-called 'moderate Islamist' Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants have entered Jarablus town centre and taken over all government buildings from Islamic State. Reports say almost no clashes took place between the two sides as IS militants had evacuated the city days before. Footage from FSA militants also shows that there is no civilian presence left in the city in Syria's north.

Not quite back to school for Mexican teachers

Rabble.ca/ - 24 August 2016 - 1:08pm
Thursday, August 25, 2016 Teachers in four Mexican states refused to head back to school on Monday as the teacher-led movement against the president ramps up.

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Teachers in four Mexican states refused to head back to school on Monday as the teacher-led movement against President Enrique Peña Nieto's impeding education reform ramps up with ongoing strikes and renewed road blockades.

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The business case for investing in Canada's auto industry

Rabble.ca/ - 24 August 2016 - 12:37pm

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Contract talks currently underway between Unifor and the Big Three U.S. auto manufacturers are being called the most significant in a generation, maybe a half-century. The union has put future investments at the top of its wish list. Underlying it all is that old existential question: does Canada really need an auto industry, especially now that Mexico is such a magnet for new investment?

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Elizabeth May puts spotlight on the case for a boycott against Israel

Rabble.ca/ - 24 August 2016 - 12:10pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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She may not remember, but when Elizabeth May first contemplated running for leader of the Green Party, I was among those enthusiastically suggesting she go for it.

Now, as she contemplated giving up the job she has successfully held for the past 10 years, I wanted to offer some unsolicited advice: Don't resign.

Whether you agree with the BDS movement's boycott strategy or not, it is a peaceful way to protest a serious violation of human rights.

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With a world in peril, where do our charitable donations have the most clout?

Rabble.ca/ - 24 August 2016 - 11:41am

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For those of you who already think the world is going to hell in a handbasket these days, I have lamentable news: You don't know the half of it. As Danny Glenwright, dynamic executive director of Action Against Hunger Canada (ACF, for the French name), informed his supporters the other day:

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Ban Sought on Commercial Trapping of Wild Turtles in Missouri

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 24 August 2016 - 11:30am
Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity and Great Rivers Environmental Law Center petitioned the Missouri Department of Conservation today to end commercial collection of the state’s wild freshwater turtles. Turtle traders can now legally collect unlimited numbers of common snapping and softshell turtles to sell domestically or export for Asian food and medicinal markets.

Employees of Government Contractors Shouldn’t Have to Arbitrate Discrimination and Harassment Claims

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 24 August 2016 - 11:29am
Public Citizen

Statement of Lisa Gilbert, Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division

Global Wildlife Whistleblower Rewards Introduced at IUCN World Conservation Congress

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 24 August 2016 - 10:54am
National Whistleblowers Center

The National Whistleblower Center (NWC) is attending the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, advocating for the payment of large monetary rewards, worldwide, to whistleblowers who disclose illegal wildlife trafficking and violations of other key anticorruption laws.  The Lacey Act, Endangered Species Act, as well as over 40 other U.S. environmental laws allow whistleblowers from all over the world to qualify for rewards for reporting wildlife crime.

NWC Executive Director Stephen Kohn will make presentations about wildlife whistleblowing at the following conference events:

On the Eve of National Park Centennial, Environment America Doubles Down on effort for Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 24 August 2016 - 10:52am
Environment America

To celebrate the National Park Service centennial, Environment America touted a nationwide campaign calling on President Obama to stop new uranium mining by creating a new National Monument surrounding America's most iconic national park: the Grand Canyon.
More than 40 organizers are on the ground in cities across Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada, gathering petitions and rallying small business support for creating the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.

Groups Deliver Petition Urging Obama Administration to Cancel Gulf Drilling Lease Sale

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 24 August 2016 - 10:49am

This morning, leading national environmental organizations delivered nearly 200,000 petition signatures to the Obama Administration to call for the cancelation of today’s fossil fuel auction in the Gulf in the wake of unprecedented flooding in central and southwestern Louisiana.

The devastating flooding is among the most severe weather disasters since Hurricane Sandy. Across the region, tens of thousands of people have been evacuated, thousands of homes damaged, and at least eleven people killed.

Democracy Now! 2016-08-24 miércoles en español

Democracy Now (En Espanol) - 24 August 2016 - 9:00am
Democracy Now! 24 de Agosto de 2016
  • Obama visita Luisiana tras las inundaciones, pero no hace referencia al cambio climático
  • Arrestan a 4 activistas que protestaban contra plan de vender tierras para explotación petrolera
  • Italia: al menos 73 muertos en terremoto de 6,2 grados de magnitud
  • Clima extremo en todo el mundo: inundaciones, incendios y olas de calor
  • AP: Clinton se reunió con decenas de donantes de la Fundación Clinton cuando era secretaria de Estado
  • Trump: “Es imposible determinar dónde termina la Fundación Clinton y dónde comienza el Departamento de Estado”
  • Washington Post: Clinton recaudó 32 millones de dólares en agosto en eventos exclusivos de recaudación de fondos
  • Prisionero de Bahía de Guantánamo Abu Zubaydah argumenta a favor de su liberación
  • La Dirección Nacional de Relaciones Laborales de EE.UU. reconoce derecho de sindicalización de estudiantes que trabajan en universidades privadas
  • Afganistán: Soldado estadounidense muere en explosión de bomba en Helmand
  • Turquía lanza ofensiva por tierra en Siria con respaldo estadounidense
  • Cachemira: Muere otro manifestante en medio de brutal represión
  • México: Periodista sobrevive a intento de asesinato en Veracruz
  • Nueva Jersey: Policía persigue a niño de diez años con armas en mano
  • California: Juez del caso del exnadador de Stanford Brock Turner se abstiene de otro caso
  • Madres inmigrantes suspenden huelga de hambre en centro de detención de Berks alegando intimidación
  • Virginia Occidental: Clausuran mina de carbón a cielo abierto tras lucha de dos años

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Why are Dalhousie University students carrying costs for governments and CEOs?

Rabble.ca/ - 24 August 2016 - 8:33am

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So this is embarrassing. For whom?

Well, it should be shame-making for everyone involved.

Back in April, Dalhousie University's Board of Governors approved a three per cent across-the-board tuition fee hike -- even higher for students in engineering, pharmacy and agriculture -- and squeezed faculty budgets to achieve its goal of a balanced budget.

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Our media's sad, unsavoury relationship with 'native' ad content

Rabble.ca/ - 24 August 2016 - 8:12am
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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We all know an uncle or aunt who not only has a drinking problem, but denies it and has family members who ignore or enable the unhealthy behaviour.

These days I'm feeling like mainstream media in Canada is a bunch of drunken uncles, not incapacitated and embarrassing from alcohol consumption, but from their addiction to "native" ad content.

Mainstream media can't have it both ways. It can't pretend that increasingly depending on sponsored native content to boost its bottom line will have no impact on how it produces news.

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La terra trema ancora

Anarkismo.net - 24 August 2016 - 7:02am
La terra trema ancora in Italia, ma non abbiamo imparato nessuna lezione...

France's fear of the 'burkini' has nothing to do with protecting women

Rabble.ca/ - 24 August 2016 - 6:54am

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There was, of course, a subtext to the Paris murders of Charlie Hebdo staff and Jewish shoppers in a kosher supermarket all along. Vile crimes by any standard, these were the work of ISIS-supporting Islamists, and so the murders immediately became iconic. The Other had struck again.

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New Oceana Animated Maps Show Dolphins and Whales Threatened by Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 24 August 2016 - 6:39am

Today, Oceana released new animated maps showing dolphins and whales threatened by proposed seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. The maps, which are based on groundbreaking research from Duke University’s Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, draw from 23 years of data to show us the density of bottlenose dolphins, and endangered fin, humpback and sperm whales overlaid with the current seismic airgun permit application area, over the course of a year.

Bank of Canada really needs some new marching orders

Rabble.ca/ - 24 August 2016 - 6:27am
Every five years the federal finance minister updates the "marching orders" that guide the Bank of Canada and its conduct of monetary policy. The time is right for some new thinking. New thinking needed on Bank of Canada's approach to monetary policy

A broad coalition against austerity in Newfoundland

Rabble.ca/ - 24 August 2016 - 6:24am

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On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Mary Shortall, Jim Dinn, and Sara Langer. They are all members of Common Front NL, a broad coalition that has formed to oppose the drastic austerity measures being implemented by the provincial government in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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(pt) France, Alternative Libertaire AL n° special - Primavera de 2016: Libertaire alternativa na luta (en, it, fr) [traduccion automatica]

A Infos - 24 August 2016 - 5:13am
Os comunistas libertários se esforçar para ser tanto do motor em greves, com os colegas, através da ferramenta de união e produzir uma expressão revolucionária legível, para o público em geral. ---- Diariamente, AL está implementando uma estratégia em dois níveis: primeira animação contra os poderes nas empresas, bairros e locais de trabalho; em segundo lugar, a propagação das idéias comunistas e práticas de auto-gestão libertárias. ---- E este ano, a organização tem sido ocupado! Desde fevereiro, dezenas de pacotes de cartazes e adesivos contra a Lei do Trabalho tenham sido enviados em todo o país para os grupos AL (e qualquer pessoa mediante solicitação); campanhas virais foram realizadas na Web, incluindo "make up" crucial 09 de março; comunicados de imprensa e análises têm sido regularmente transmitido; dez folhetos foram produzidos e distribuídos em manifestações de ...

(it) France, Alternative Libertaire AL n° special - Primavera 2016: Alternative Libertaire nella lotta (en, fr, pt) [traduzione automatica]

A Infos - 24 August 2016 - 5:13am
I comunisti libertari si sforzano di essere al tempo stesso motore in scioperi, con i colleghi, tramite lo strumento di unione e producono una espressione rivoluzionaria leggibile, verso il grande pubblico. ---- Ogni giorno, AL sta attuando una strategia su due livelli: prima animazione contro i poteri nelle imprese, nei quartieri e nei luoghi di studio; in secondo luogo, la diffusione delle idee comuniste e pratiche di autogestione libertari. ---- E quest'anno, l'organizzazione è stato occupato! Da febbraio, decine di pacchetti di poster e adesivi contro la legge sul lavoro sono stati spediti in tutto il paese ai gruppi AL (e qualsiasi persona su richiesta); campagne virali sono state condotte sul Web, tra cui "make up" il cruciale 9 marzo; comunicati stampa e le analisi sono stati regolarmente trasmessi; dieci volantini sono stati prodotti e distribuiti in ...