— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Mar 20, 2017 07:07 PM
Québec just finished consultations on what the people want from their democracy. Called Faut qu'on se parle (Let's talk), the group which included some big names across the political sphere have released their findings.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Feb 06, 2017 08:46 PM
Special contribution by Mike Fancie: Fortunately for progressive organizers, the Liberal government has racked up a remarkable rap sheet of broken promises in just over a year of power. Aside from recent electoral reform and Syrian immigration backpedaling, the Liberals have failed to fund First Nations education, they haven't repealed a word of Bill C-51, and they're following the same emissions targets set by Stephen Harper. Heck, even Katimavik is publicly begging Trudeau to follow through on his promise to re-fund its youth leadership programming.
— by Roxanne Dubois — last modified Jan 30, 2017 05:19 PM
Are you wondering what you can do to fight Donald's Trump travel ban on members of the Muslim community and refugees? Do you want to do something to combat Islamophobia and racism here in Canada? You can start by writing a letter to your Member of Parliament to urge them to repeal the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement and publicly condemn the travel ban.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Jan 29, 2017 05:37 PM
The "far-right" is really just the politics of division. The liberal press call it "populism", but in reality it is the opposite of that. Trump is an expression of power of the elite social minority. In many ways, in the US and other countries where the far-right has won, we are witnessing the replacement of the liberal elite minority with the another elite minority: those who are unconstrained in their use of social aggression and violence. It is for this reason that socialists are the ones who will be leading the battle against the rise of the far-right.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Jan 29, 2017 04:47 PM
This week's travel ban imposed by Donald Trump caused havoc, resistance, and brought to light the extent to which Canada's refugee policy is tied to that of the US.
— by Roxanne Dubois — last modified Feb 12, 2017 10:32 AM
It is widely said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. While this should be obvious to any modern society, these times require us to never take for granted some of the most basic assumptions. As we seek answers to understand the increasingly divided, unequal, and unpredictable world we live in, going back in time and space is a good place to start. It seems more appropriate than ever to revisit great classics of literature, to soak in the world order that once was in order to understand the context and conflicts of today.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Jan 17, 2017 07:31 AM
"We can't shut down the oilsands tomorrow. We need to phase them out. We need to manage the transition off of our dependence on fossil fuels. That is going to take time. And, in the meantime, we have to manage that transition.” That was a statement made by Justin Trudeau last week about the Alberta oil sands.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Jan 17, 2017 07:28 AM
The war against fake news is being waged in the trenches of the information superhighway -- thanks to a small but mighty class of online soldiers.
— by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Jan 17, 2017 07:21 AM
Long after the march is done, it is hoped that these expanded demands will set a solid foundation for a new movement that will move all women forward.
— by Graham H. Cox — last modified Jan 13, 2017 03:47 PM
While no media organization is immune to sensationalist headlines, it is hard to see how the current frenzy is sustainable or helping to build understanding – which is arguably the point of mainstream news media.