Articles Tagged ‘Democracy’

  • Beyond #ELXN42

    Canadian Politics

    But does change have to wait another four years for a new party to come along, or can we get to the business of organizing ourselves into a social force that cannot be ignored? One answer, as African American poet June Jordan reminded us, is this: “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

  • Can democracy be salvaged?

    The Extreme Centre is a valuable update on the troubled state of democracy. Ali writes with a focused intensity that is at once polemic and deeply lucid. Despite skirting any mention of the environment and how climate change might alter comprehensively the prospects for revolutionary change in the middle of the twenty-first century, there is an inspiring optimism in these pages.

  • Harper ramps up his war on independent thought

    Canadian Politics

    In the conservative quest to shape public debate in recent years, no tool has proved more useful than the think tank. Nobody understood this better than the director of the ultra-right wing U.S.-based ATLAS Foundation, who once stated that his mission was “to litter the world with free-market think tanks.”

  • Working Class Politics After the NDP

    The issue that we can’t ignore this Labour Day is the disorientation in our movement’s politics. List the issues working people are most concerned about today and two things especially stand out. First, how fundamental the actions of the Canadian state are to what is most important to us. Second, how distressingly unable we have been to influence those actions.

  • The case against Julian Assange

    What is it that’s making governments in the West so afraid of information?

  • Race, Civility, and a Good Cup of Tea

    Web Exclusive

    Despite decries of violence as “mindless vigilantism,” and self-aggrandizing volunteer clean-up squads, the London riots convey important ideas about race, civility, and the concept of the “political” in western liberal democracy.

  • Imperialism and Democracy:  White House or Liberty Square?

    The relation between imperialism and democracy has been debated and discussed over 2500 years, from fifth century Athens to Liberty Park in Manhattan.

  • Our successful democracy abroad

    The United States, as we learn from first grade on, represents the world’s best economy and most successful democracy because we live by the rule of law. And we rightfully tell other countries how they too can measure up to our standards–including how to deal with our terrorist foes. And we help them.

  • Unwelcome election

    Hostility to electoral democracy and who do we think of? These days its Omar Gadhafi of Libya, Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d’Ivoire or, if you are really daring, maybe the Saudi royal family. But the discourse of our current election campaign here in Canada should give us pause.

  • Getting smart: Catch 22 ‘super-voters’ can keep Harper humble

    It is the strangest of elections. Nobody really has a feel yet for how many voters will show up or what the outcome will be. If voter turnout is low, the usual response to a flood of televised attack ads, and if there is no new issue which shakes up people’s voting tendencies, then the May 3 headline is: HARPER WINS MAJORITY.

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