Pro-worker, anti-racist: The Asian Canadian Labour Alliance

rabble news - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:15am
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On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, I speak with Anna Liu and Patricia Chong. They are both long-time labour activists and members of the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance (ACLA), a network of Asian-Canadian labour and community activists with chapters in Ontario and British Columbia.

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John Baird, democracy's gold digger

rabble news - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:15am

Well now we know why John Baird suddenly retired as foreign affairs minister, he got a better job. And not just any job. He's going to be an international advisor to the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold. You don’t get a gold watch when you retire from Barrick, you get a gold butler.

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Will Modi's visit to Canada include the signing of a Canada-India FIPA?

rabble news - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:04am

When Narendra Modi was elected the prime minister of India in May 2014, Stephen Harper stated, "I look forward to working with Prime Minister-elect Modi and the new government of India to further strengthen our social and economic partnership to the benefit of our citizens."

That "economic partnership" could include Canada-India "free trade" and "investment protection" agreements.

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