Articles Tagged ‘Social Movements’

  • Why I’m sitting in for climate action

    Environment

    In October, our generation will head to the polls. While politicians bank on our supposed apathy, we will turn up en masse to vote for this future we believe in. We will remember the moments when climate change touched our own communities, and, this time, we will cast our ballots for real climate leadership.

  • Beyond teamsters and turtles: Jobs, justice, climate

    Social Movements

    Those of us who have been fighting for social justice all our lives now have an opportunity to create a new vision of a just and caring society. A society where caring for each other, the land and the creatures that share it with us is a powerful transformative idea that can appeal to a majority of people around the world.

  • The Lonely American

    Culture

    We must connect with those around us. It is only the communal that will save us. It is only the communal that will allow us to build a movement to resist. And it is only the communal that will sustain us through mutual aid as climate change and economic collapse increasingly dominate our future.

  • The movement against Stephen Harper

    Canadian Politics

    The movement to bring down the Harper government goes well beyond the opposition political parties. Canadians horrified by the authoritarian market fundamentalism of the Conservatives are trying in a number of ways to expand democracy to overcome the authoritarian grip that the Harperites hold on our national politics.

  • New Paths Toward 21st Century Socialism

    Socialism

    Instead, it is about being capable of creating spaces for coming together and for struggle, that bring in broader sectors, because realizing that there are many of us in the same struggle is what makes us strong and radicalizes us.

  • Syriza, Podemos, Left Bloc, and the Left

    Europe

    The opening plenary focused on anti-austerity politics, alliances, and national and international political potentials and challenges emerging in Europe and impacting the world; revolutionary dimensions of these developments - in the context of a mass-based political, economic, cultural, ecological, race and gender - of electoral, left, and social movement organizing.

  • 350 Responds to Canada’s G7 Commitments

    Environment

    Our movement isn’t leaving this to the whims of Stephen Harper and other G7 leaders— which is why this July, we’re bringing together thousands of people across the country to demand more from those in power, and show that people in Canada want a swift and just transition away from fossil fuels and onto renewable energy.

  • The Class Logic behind Austerity Policies in the Euro Area

    Europe

    In a society where mass unemployment is the numerical complement of a severe deterioration in working conditions, in a society of multiple contradictions and expectations, the policy of the SYRIZA government can only become hegemonic if it clearly supports the interests of the working majority in their struggle against capital.

  • Write2Know: Amplifying the Silences of Muzzled Scientists and Performing Participatory Democracy

    Environment

    At first I imagined this action as an absurdist form of performance art: by sending out a massive call to federal scientists, participants would be forced to collectively confront the injustices of this muzzling. How could we make scientists’ silences as loud as possible? How could we map imposed ignorance in Canada today?

  • Why Students Are Joining the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

    Social Movements

    We’re marching because there is no Planet B. And part of what we’re marching for, part of the vision I have for our future, is for our universities to not only be places for intellectual and academic growth, but also to represent the kind of ethically and morally just society that we need to live in.

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