A couple of posts ago I reported on a talk by Pervez Hoodbhoy (who I will now call “my friend Pervez Hoodbhoy”) that he gave at the University of Toronto on October 6. I sent my post to him to elicit reactions and corrections. He made a correction and posted a response in the comments […]
Justin Podur October 23, 2008 Talk given at rabble.ca media democracy day. University of Toronto.
Colombian riot police surround thousands of indigenous and labor activists in Cauca, in southwest Colombia. The number of protestors remains around 10,000, and has been that high for a week, according to on-site reports. Most of the demonstrators are indigenous Nasa people from the region, struggling to stay on their land. Others are sugar cane-workers […]
On October 6 I was lucky enough to finally meet Pervez Hoodbhoy, the Pakistani activist and physicist, who I have long admired and corresponded with a little. He was going to be in Ottawa and on short notice people at the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre managed to organize a talk for him. The talk […]
It’s too bad that liberals don’t look to leftists for advice. Every once in a while in this blog I come up with brilliant ideas for what Canada’s Liberal party should do. The following is another instalment in that long and futile tradition.
“This extraordinary capacity to finance not on past wealth but on the present value of future anticipated cash flows is at the core of America’s dynamic approach to wealth creation” – Edelstein, R., and Paul, J.M. Europe needs a new financial paradigm. Wall Street Journal Europe June 12-13, 1998. Quoted in The Fisherman and the […]
For those in Toronto, please come to the Media Democracy Day conference and my workshop. Callout below. MEDIA DEMOCRACY DAY WORKSHOP 33 ST GEORGE ST TORONTO, ON 2:30-3:30 Organized by OPIRG U of T Left punditry: doing and presenting political analysis. This workshop is for the rogue opinionated radical, or (better), the activist with an […]
I have written a bit about Canadian foreign policy over the past few years. The big piece I wrote and built on since, I called “Canada for anti-imperialists”. That was about four years ago now. Since then, I learned two things. 1) Films can reach audiences that written articles can’t, and 2) I have absolutely […]
The 2008 Canadian election has some of the features of the past few elections. The majority of the population faces the quandary of how to defeat a reactionary party that just might have the largest plurality of support. Will they get a majority or just a minority? The second place party has slight differences with […]