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by Editors — last modified 2018-10-06T08:57:06-04:00
Original articles by non-sectarian socialist student, labour and community organizers based in Canada.

Alberta and Just Transition | What's Left

by Editors (What's Left) — last modified May 03, 2016 10:50 AM
We need reality-based solutions for facilitating and funding a Just Transition for workers. It will require the government to invest in publicly owned productive capacity that will generate the revenue needed to fund the hiring and drive the economic transition in the correct direction. This is not a new idea, but it is one that is proven to work.

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.
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