CSJ Newsletter

August 19, 2021

CALLS TO ACTION

End This Pandemic for All

This pandemic won’t be over for anyone until it’s over for everyone, everywhere. Most other countries are far behind the United States in vaccination. That’s why Doctors Without Borders is calling for COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed fairly and equitably to people all over the world on the basis of need—not profits.

We’re calling on the Biden Administration to do more to ensure global vaccine equity. Here’s what you can do to help give everyone a shot.

doctorswithoutborders.org

EVENTS

Land Acknowledgements 101

When: Monday, August 23rd, 10am

Join us and Anishinaabe scholar Katelyn Knott to learn more about the significance of Land Acknowledgements. This workshop will discuss what Land Acknowledgements are, why they are important, and how to meaningfully engage in the protocol as individuals and as a collective.

zoom.us

Indigenous Roots: A Living History

When: August 24th, 6pm

Heritage Toronto Tour offered as an in-person walk, online event, and digital tour. Aug 24 at 6 pm. Free.

heritagetoronto.org

Beyond Land Acknowledgment

When: August 25th, 1pm

Have you ever heard a land acknowledgment statement and thought, “What’s next?” Are you looking for ways to take meaningful action to support Indigenous people and nations?

Join Native Governance Center for our free virtual event, “Beyond Land Acknowledgment.” The event will provide attendees with an overview of why it’s important to move beyond land acknowledgment and toward meaningful action.

We’ll take a close look at three case studies: Indigenous land return, voluntary land taxes, and showing up at Native-led protest movements. This event is geared toward beginners and open to all: come with your questions!

Facebook event

TPFF 2021

When: September 22-26

Since its inception, TPFF has pushed the boundaries of storytelling year after year. Our 2021 hybrid program is our latest contribution and confirmation of our commitment to the Palestinian arts community. Featuring film, panels, an art show, talks with groundbreakers, special events, and performances, you can join us wherever you are in the world for an inspiring, engaging, and powerful five days of the best in Palestinian arts, cinema, and culture. #TPFF2021

tpff.ca | Facebook event

ARTICLES

Climate Vandalism: The Earth is Burning

By Phil Hearse

From Oregon in the United States, to Antalya and Bodrum in Turkey, to some of the coldest areas of Siberia, in the last month wildfires have been devastating thousands of acres amidst temperatures above 40°C. The flip side of this has been simultaneously catastrophic floods in Germany and China. As this article was being prepared, wildfires threatened to ignited huge coal stocks at the Milas power station in Turkey.

Source: The Bullet No. 2436

Remembering Richard Lewontin

By Prabir Purkayastha

On July 4, Richard Lewontin, the dialectical biologist, Marxist and activist, died at the age of 92, just three days after the death of his wife of more than 70 years, Mary Jane. He was one of the founders of modern biology who brought together three different disciplines – statistics, molecular biology and evolutionary biology – that mark the discipline today. In doing so, he not only battled crude racism masquerading as science, but also helped shed light on what science really is. In this sense, he belongs to the rare group of scientists who are equally at home in the laboratory and while talking about science and ideology at a philosophical level.

Source: The Bullet No. 2437

Education Under Neoliberal Capitalism

By Yanis Iqbal

Neoliberalism has radically restructured the sphere of education. Under the present-day social structure of accumulation, education has been reduced to intellectual labour-power. Intellectual labour – on the most general level – refers to mental activities done for a conceptual-academic aim. Intellectual labour-power, however, is substantively different. The term designates a quantified unit of labour sold on the open market by a person to a capitalist. It is, accordingly, a commodity, sold and bought in a society whose metabolism revolves around the exchange of things.

Source: The Bullet No. 2438

Ontario Government: Hospital Workers Should Work Harder

By Doug Allan

With as much fanfare as it could muster, the Progressive Conservative government of Doug Ford re-announced its Budget plan of $300-million for hospitals to deal with the backlog of surgeries and procedures caused by the COVID-19 shut down of hospital services. Despite the (attempted) fanfare, the Financial Accountability Office (FAO) has reported that the government’s budgeted plan for dealing with the backlog will fall hundreds of millions of dollars short of what is required to clear the COVID-19 backlog over three and a half years.

Source: The Bullet No. 2439

The State and Global Capitalism

Part 3 of the “Beyond the Socialist Impasse: Remembering Leo Panitch” series. Discussion with Jayati Ghosh, Nicole Aschoff, Clyde Barrow, Rick Wolff and Doug Henwood. Moderated By Zhun Xu. Closing Remarks by Eric Canepa.

Source: LeftStreamed

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