INTRODUCTION: Imagine a film about the Holocaust that makes no mention of the forces that built the concentration camps or established Hitlerite Germany. Imagine living in a country 70 years later where these same forces are celebrated as “good corporate citizens” – honoured for “creating jobs?” Then imagine that Continue reading
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The Harper agenda and the need for a new direction for the economy
By TONY SEED
Originally published May 6, and extensively revised May 16 and May 28, 2011 and again on January 23, 2013.
SHIPBUILDING is one of the traditional manufacturing industries in the Maritimes, Quebec, certain lake ports in Ontario, and British Columbia that is in crisis. Now, instead of resolving the crisis in favour of the people, the warmongering positions of the Harper government include the militarization of all shipbuilding. In Nova Scotia the suggestion always hangs in the air that the militarization of the economy and the $20 billion war budget are the solution to the economic crisis and regional disparities and it is a matter of “buy Canadian” or “buy Nova Scotian” versus outsourcing, either abroad or to another region such as Quebec.
Electrolux closure: A disaster for the community and nation that can be averted
The Swedish imperialists have announced the closure of a productive appliance factory in L’Assomption, Quebec and the transfer of its production capacity to a new plant in Memphis, Tennessee. The entire community near Montreal is reeling in dismay and anger at this outrageous attack. Not just the lives of the 1,300 Electrolux workers affected have been turned upside down. Those of thousands more, who depend directly on supplying the factory with goods and services and transporting the means of production to the factory and the finished product to customers are affected. Continue reading