Articles Tagged ‘Social Movements’

  • Alberta finally shifted left in these elections. But can it go green?

    Canadian Politics

    Alberta has a chance to make real progress ahead of the United Nations climate conference in Paris in December, where the world will be expecting high-polluting regions to commit to positive change. The people of Alberta want to be part of that conversation – Notley should make sure their voice is heard.

  • Tariq Ali: The Time Is Right for a Palace Revolution

    Social Movements

    Tariq Ali is part of the royalty of the left. His more than 20 books on politics and history, his seven novels, his screenplays and plays and his journalism in the Black Dwarf newspaper, the New Left Review and other publications have made him one of the most trenchant critics of corporate capitalism.

  • Who Killed Boris Nemtsov?


    Putin is no angel, but if you want to see devils just look at his probable successors – no, not the Putinists, none of whom have the stature to measure up to the original, but the outright fascists and ultra-nationalists who will take full advantage of Washington’s open hostility.

  • Climate Justice Resurfaces Amidst New York’s Corporate Sharks


    The world’s largest ever march against climate change on Sunday (21 September) brought 400,000 people to the streets of New York, starting a lively parade at Central Park. On Tuesday, 120 of the world’s political leaders – notably not including the Chinese and Indians – gathered 25 blocks away at the United Nations.

  • Canada’s New Climate Abolitionists

    Today, as we face down the reality of a warming and destabilized climate, the environmental movement is in need of new energy. This new surge of energy and organizing on campuses, in high schools, in communities and on the frontline of destruction is inspiring, and a sign that the youth climate movement may finally be ready to take on the task at hand.

  • Harper takes on Environmental Terrorists

    Soon after the 2011 election, with his majority government at last in hand, Prime Minister Harper decided that nothing, but nothing, was more important to Canada’s entire future than a pipeline to carry oil from Alberta to the Pacific. This came as a shock to many Canadians, first because it hadn’t been raised in the election, second because many believe that to combat global warming we must reduce, not expand, our reliance on fossil fuels.

  • Alter Summit: A People’s Manifesto

    Europe stands on the edge of a precipice, looking into the abyss. Austerity policies drive the people of Europe into poverty, undercut democracy and dismantle social policies. Rising inequalities endanger social cohesion. Ecological destruction is worsening while acute humanitarian crises devastate the most affected countries. Women and young people are hardest hit.

  • How Martin Luther King’s legacy speaks to our Canadian reality

    From the Arab Spring to the global movement to end violence against women and girls, from anti-austerity protests in Europe to Occupy Wall Street, from rebellions of urban youth in France and the U.K. to indigenous struggles in the Americas, once again people are on the move the world over. We are waiting for new systems of justice and equality to be born.

  • Organized Labour and New Social Media

    It is fair to say that Canadians are increasingly using New Social Media for personal and professional networking. But what does this mean for organized labour?

  • Mr Harper’s End Game

    It is telling that the Idle No More movement started with four First Nations women—Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon and Sheelah McLean who gave the first “Idle No More” teach-in. Sylvia McAdam is a lawyer, as is Tanya Kappo, who first tweeted #idlenomore.

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