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Op-eds | October 01, 2012

Elite’s lectures on free lunches often spiced with hypocrisy

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” It’s a common enough slogan. You may have heard it today — perhaps even over lunch.

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Tagged with: corporations | economics | taxes
For Immediate Release | November 07, 2011

Edmonton conference to look at how workers are fighting back against attacks on their rights and dem

The past year has seen numerous attacks on public services, democracy, and the rights of workers all under the guise of austerity and with the economic crisis as a backdrop.  We have also seen mass mobilizations and organized actions in response to these attacks

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Tagged with: class | conference_2011 | corporations | labour | neoliberalism | occupy
Op-eds | September 01, 2011

The debt crisis: A case of false memory syndrome

The acclaimed author, Milan Kundera, has written that, “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” But the ongoing world financial crisis shows how false memories can fool us and make us unable to confront corporate power.

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Tagged with: bail-outs | corporations | debt | debt crisis | taxes
For Immediate Release | March 25, 2009

Yesterday’s fuel, yesterday’s deal

Petro-Canada, taken over by Suncor, pushes to deliver more fossil fuels when the world is moving to renewables

Suncor’s proposed buyout of Petro-Canada is being touted as a match made in Canada to create a national champion that will kick-start the oil sands. Paula Simons of the Edmonton Journal bet that Pierre Trudeau’s ghost was smirking somewhere to see his dream realized.  Should advocates of Canadian energy security, domestic control and transitioning to a conserver society throw confetti at the corporate wedding?

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Tagged with: Canada | corporations | energy policy | tarsands

 

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