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CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 8th AUGUST 2011

EVENTS

LESSONS FROM STRUGGLE:  POPULAR REVOLTS FROM RUSSIA TO EGYPT – PALESTINE 1987, 2000

Study Series
Tues, Aug 9, 6pm
Bahen Centre, 40 St. George St, Room 3008
Speaker: Salmaan Abdul Hamid Khan

http://www.socialist.ca
toronto.socialists@gmail.com

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LABOURSTART’S 2ND ANNUAL GLOBAL SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE

November 18-20, 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

From social networks to social revolution – That’s the theme of this year’s LabourStart Global Solidarity Conference, to be held on 18-20 November 2011 at the headquarters of Petrol-Is (the Turkish oil workers union) in Istanbul.  The conference will consist of plenary sessions, workshops and cultural events.

Read more: http://www.labourstart.org/2011/

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NEWS & VIEWS

TYCOONS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK

By Linda McQuaig, Common Dreams

There are likely few characters less loved in America these days than hedge fund managers — widely regarded as among the arch villains of the 2008 Wall Street meltdown.

So, months ago, when Washington embarked on a frenzied search for ways to reduce the massive U.S. deficit, a tax loophole that allowed hedge fund managers to pay tax at the exceptionally low rate of 15 per cent certainly seemed like low-hanging fruit.

Read more:  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/08/02

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PODCAST – HOW LOW CAN WE GO: CEILINGS AND FLOORS OF PUBLIC POLICY

By Stephen Benedetti and Matthew Adams

The war on the city continues in Toronto where the mayor and company continue to attack the idea of a city, as many politicians around the world attack the idea of a public commons and instead worship at the altar of public policy as business. How low can this go? Perhaps only in the U.S. (and maybe because it is only here that a “debt-ceiling” exists) can a ceiling be a floor. The general public welfare isn’t the debate, it is: how many cuts can we make?

Hear the podcast:  http://bit.ly/otnRBk

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NEXT LOW-WAGE HAVEN: USA

By Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes

Jokes about the U.S. becoming “Europe’s Mexico” are commonplace, but now high-priced consultants are pushing the notion in all seriousness. As Chinese wages rise and U.S. wages fall, manufacturing costs in the two countries are converging fast.

Read more:  http://labornotes.org/2011/07/next-low-wage-haven-usa

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FAMILY VALUES AND BUDGET CUTS

By  Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Once again, in the middle of summer, the anti-government government has unleashed more anti-policy policy via a compliant Statistics Canada.

Who needs data when you’ve got family values? The Harper team knows what you need. (Hint: tax cuts. Oops! Not for you sister, if you’re a single mom.)

Read more: http://www.behindthenumbers.ca/2011/07/21/family-values-and-budget-cuts/

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):

Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education. For more information about this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca.

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

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