December 17, 2020
By Alex Colás
Leo Panitch’s untimely death last weekend is a tragic loss for the international left. His intellectual and political contributions toward rebuilding working class movements in such diverse settings as North America, the UK and Greece were consistently lucid, incisive and trenchant – that is, indispensable. They reflect an internationalist commitment to concrete struggles for democratic socialism from a strategic standpoint, always mindful of capital’s pervasive power across the planet, particularly after the demise of the Soviet bloc.Others will write about Leo’s life-long involvement with the UK Labour Party, both as an active participant and academic observer of the Bennite left – not least in his latest book Searching for Socialism written with Colin Leys.
MiningWatch Canada is a founding member of the COVID-19/Mining Nexus Global Allies Monitoring Group. The group was formed in March 2020 in response to urgent situations emerging around the pandemic, in order to understand how the global mining industry and governments were using the pandemic to advance their interests, putting communities and mineworkers at grave risk, as well as undermining community efforts to protect themselves from environmental and human rights abuses of extractivism – and to build sustainable local economies. The group is also intended to provide a space for civil society organizations and local communities to build international support for urgent actions.
The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the central committee of the monitoring group, as well as directly coordinating with working regional subgroups from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.
Submit applications by e-mail to: Kirsten Francescone, Latin America Program Coordinator, MiningWatch Canada, email@example.com
– Position: COVID-19/Mining Network Coordinator
– Term: Temporary (10 months) full-time contract, February 8 to December 8, 2021
– Organization: MiningWatch Canada (miningwatch.ca), on behalf of a network of allied international organizations.
– Location: Ottawa, Toronto, or Montreal area
– Application deadline: December 27, 2020 (Midnight EST)
– Starting date: February 8, 2021 at the latest
– Pay: $50,000