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Posted inPolitics and Movements: US

New Democratic Party Ends 43 Year Conservative Domination in Alberta

The victory of the new Premier-elect of Alberta Rachel Notley and the loss of the bastion province of the conservative Harper government is analyzed by Notley’s former professor Gordon Laxer of the University of Alberta Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from […]

Posted inArticle, Politics and Movements: US

Quebec Election: A Seismic Shift Within the Independence Movement?

By Richard Fidler. This article was first published on the Socialist Project. The defeat of the Parti Québécois (PQ) and the election of a federalist Liberal party government in the Quebec general election of April 7 raises important questions about the future of the Quebec movement for sovereignty and political independence. And it poses some […]

Posted inEconomy and Inequality, Politics and Movements: International, Politics and Movements: US

Why Aren’t the 50% Living in Poverty Protesting in the Streets?

Paul Buchheit PT2: Poor Americans are angry but so far don’t think there is much they can do about their situation except find some individual solution Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. We’ve been talking to Paul Buchheit, who now joins us again […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: US

Quebecers Reject PQ and Elect a Liberal Government Representing Big Business

Leo Panitch: “PQ fronting Pierre Peladeau as a their star candidate blew up in their faces” Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. In the Quebec provincial elections that took place earlier this week, the separatist party Parti Québécois suffered its worst […]

Posted inEconomy and Inequality, Politics and Movements: US

Over 165,000 Students On Strike in Quebec Over Planned Tuition Hikes

Students lead tens of thousands in protests against tuition hikes and neoliberal reforms of Quebec government Story Transcript VOICEOVER: More than 165,000 students in Quebec, Canada have been on strike for more than 9 weeks in response to a Provincial government plan that would raise university tuition rates, some of the lowest in the country, […]

Posted inArticle, Politics and Movements: US

As Anti-Protest Law Attempts to Stifle Dissent, 400 Students in Quebec Arrested in Mass March

By Yana Kunichoff. In the most recent escalation in the battle between a Quebecoise government pushing tuition hikes and striking Canadian students, at least three cities saw mass arrests at demonstrations against a newly minted anti-protest law that activists are calling “absurd.” The “biggest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history,” as some groups are calling […]