Fred Pearce
A worker ladles molten recycled lead into billets in a lead-acid battery recovery facility, June 18, 2008. Photo by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)
Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business

November 19, 2020

New York (CNN Business)Tyson supervisors at a pork processing facility in Waterloo, Iowa took bets on how many workers would get infected with Covid-19, even as they took measures to protect themselves and denied knowledge of the spread of the illness at work, according to new allegations in a lawsuit against the company and some employees.

Robert Hunziker

"According to Carter: The world community needs to sink their teeth into the science and wake up. The world needs to take a hard look because what’s happening is equivalent to “the crime of all time, undercutting all society… Our perverse form of economics is destroying the planet disrupting all the oceans, poisoning the oceans, entire oceans with acidification, with heating, which disturbs and breaks down all the healthy ocean currents and… it is the definition of evil.” (Carter)"

November 21, 2020

Mitchell Thompson NOVEMBER 16, 2020 Photo: Governor of Virginia / Flickr
Amazon warehouse - Photo: Governor of Virginia / Flickr


Leaked images show mega-corporation’s use of ‘virtual foreman,’ which advocates say puts workers’ pandemic safety at risk

Amazon warehouse workers say a version of the company’s infamous “time off task” productivity-monitoring system is operational in Canada — and it’s pushing them to race against seemingly arbitrary digital timers, at the expense of their health.

CBC Radio Ideas
Astra Taylor

[Editor: These are two very interesting podcasts on the subject of democracy, inequality, capitalism, racisism, imperialism, and freedom.]

1. Canadian-American filmmaker and writer Astra Taylor admits that for most of her life the term "democracy" held little appeal. But when she took on the what-is-democracy question, her inquiry turned into a belief that while it may not fully exist, democracy is still worth fighting for.

Aired: March 10, 2020

Joseph Fantauzzi
Doug Ford poster - I Want You To Die For The Economy

 November 18, 2020  

“We are here at a critical time; not just for Ontario but for the whole country. And during this difficult time, my government’s top priority is the health and well-being of all Ontarians. Moments of urgency require us to put aside our differences, have each other’s backs, stick together as a country, and reassure the people of Ontario, and the people of Canada, that we’re all in this together.” – Ontario Premier Doug Ford, March 2020.

Erika Beauchesne
Premier John Horgan meets with Jagmeet Singh, leader of the federal NDP, in Vancouver ahead of the B.C. election last month. Photo by BC NDP

November 18th 2020

The federal government’s upcoming fall fiscal update will look like no other in Canadian history. With an already record $343-billion deficit and significant promises still to fulfil from the Liberals’ September throne speech, the cost of COVID-19 is mounting.

Jonathan Cook
Jonathan Cook Blog header

25 October 2020

Here is a word that risks deterring you from reading on much further, even though it may hold the key to understanding why we are in such a terrible political, economic and social mess. That word is “externalities”.


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