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by Editors — last modified 2017-02-02T09:57:36-04:00
Original articles by non-sectarian socialist student, labour and community organizers based in Canada.

This week in Left Noise

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified May 05, 2016 08:46 AM
This Week in Left Noise is a new feature of What's Left. Left Noise outlines the music that accompanies the movements, revolutions and icons of the struggle for social justice and the hope for a better future.

Leap Manifesto needs to move farther left | Graham Cox

by Graham H. Cox — last modified May 24, 2016 10:57 AM
The criticism of the Leap Manifesto as being too radical or too far to the left falls flat when examined in the context of current policy of progressive energy labour unions. The fact is, the Leap document is not "radical" in essence, it is centre-left/liberal. This is a problem for those who want to discredit it with baseless name calling. Unfortunately, calling it far-left or extremely radical causes confusion and undermines the broader left program demanding the necessary radical solutions to climate change.

Lost in technology: The struggles of the modern political campaign | Ben Lewis

by Ben Lewis — last modified Apr 02, 2016 04:17 PM
Why do some political campaigns and social justice movements seem to have such a hard time taking advantage of new technology? Why do expensive communications firms never seem to deliver? Reflecting on a decade spent working in technology and politics, What’s Left contributor Ben Lewis provides some insights. The bottom line: no one knows the goals of a campaign better than the organizers involved, and the best path forward is to build the internal capacity needed to take advantage of constantly changing technologies. Though focused on political campaigns, these strategies are also useful for small not-for-profits and large unions.

New data alarms climate scientists: Climate change's worst consequences only decades away | What's Left

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified Mar 29, 2016 11:34 AM
James Hansen, the founder of modern climate change research, and his colleagues have released a new study on the impacts of climate change. This research shows that, at current levels of internationally agreed CO2 emissions, we only have a few decades left before sea levels rise multiple metres and sink coastal cities. Previous research had concluded it would take much longer.
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