In temperatures that barely rose above -10 C, except when the wind dropped, up to 15,000 supporters, students, residents and workers, unionized and non-unionized, public and private sector, employed and unemployed, gathered to show their support for the 421 workers of Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) Local 27.
More than 3,000,000 workers were there 'in spirit', Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, told the protestors.
For the first time in a long while,…Continue
In 1972, Chinese Communist leader, Zhou En-lai, was reported to have answered US President Richard M. Nixon's question on the impact of the French revolution on western civilization, with the line that 'it is still too early to tell'.
While it may still be too early to tell, one thing the French revolution did give us was the trio of ideals of 'equality, solidarity and liberty', and of course out of those we got liberalism and socialism and, in reaction against the…Continue
Since my (second) foray on Twitter began on 1 May 2011, I have found it both interesting and somewhat addictive. Although I had tried about one year ago, I hadn't really understood how it worked, which I think is very important to using any kind of new technology. My dear friend, Martin, explained how Twitter works and provided very good advice: 'You need to have an idea for what you are going to use it'.
Can Twitter (and blogging) provide a means to ensure those news and views, that…Continue
'BT Investors hope for payout after pension cut'
This headline from the business section of The Guardian 13 May 2011 reveals much about what is wrong with both the economy and the political structure of our society.
It is no surprise that the business pages will reflect the view of business, and especially those of the executive class, but while the champagne corks are popping for investors, those who have spent…Continue