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Pierre Beaudet's Blog

Pierre Beaudet, active in international solidarity and social movements in Quebec, is founder of Quebec NGO Alternatives, and Editor of the Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme. He blogs on rabble.ca in English and French.

Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog August 10
Pierre Beaudet | Thousands of people from over 95 countries are expected to gather in Montreal from August 9-13 for a social movement summit called the World Social Forum.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 24
Pierre Beaudet | Le résultat du vote du 19 octobre aura été aussi cruel pour le NPD que les sondages à répétition depuis plusieurs semaines.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog August 17
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Pierre Beaudet | Fighting the right requires more than defeating Harper. It demands a fundamental rethinking of the Canadian state at the grassroots, and not partial accommodations or constitutional reform.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog May 31
Nouveaux Cahiers du socialisme | The Nouveaux Cahiers du socialisme grew out of the efforts of a group of people involved in Québec social movements and the political left.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog April 1
Françoise David, spokesperson for Québec solidaire, in 2008
Pierre Beaudet, Richard Fidler | Paul Cliche has witnessed first-hand the 60-year struggle to build a viable democratic and progressive party of the left in Quebec. Here are his observations in a remarkable interview.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog January 12
Pierre Beaudet | Charb, Cabu and the other members of Charlie Hebdo routinely denounced the right's nostalgia for colonialism -- now these same voices are beatifying them as victims of the enemies of 'civilization.'
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog January 9
Pierre Beaudet | Pour être loyal à la tradition de Charlie-Hebdo, il faut empêcher une dérive autoritaire et anti-immigrante au nom de la "civilisation".
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog July 21
Pierre Beaudet | NCS and Canadian Dimension, with a host of people's movements across the land, are organizing a wide platform of discussions that will occur during the People’s Social Forum.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog July 21
Pierre Beaudet | Il se pose donc de nouvelles conditions pour défaire le divide and rule. L’occasion du Forum social des peuples survient à point. Pour avancer, il faudra du courage.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog July 3
Pierre Beaudet | A full day of workshops exploring the big questions for activists in Canada, brought to you by the Nouveaux cahiers de socialisme and Canadian Dimension Magazine.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog July 2
Pierre Beaudet | The People's Social Forum is coming to Ottawa. Canadian Imperialism and Militarism: Fighting Back is an event and planning assembly organzied by the Nouveaux Cahiers de Socialisme.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog June 22
Pierre Beaudet | For a meaningful dialogue at the People's Social Forum in Ottawa this August, social movements need to be prepared to look at themselves 'in the mirror.'
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog April 12
Pierre Beaudet | Avant de faire le diagnostic du défaite du PQ, il est important de comprendre le sens et la profondeur de la victoire du 1 %.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog March 6
Pierre Beaudet | With the People's Social Forum set to take place in Ottawa in August, Pierre Beaudet reminds us to take stock of the history between First Nations, Quebec, and Canada. This article is in French only.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog March 5
Pierre Beaudet | With the Quebec election launched, Pierre Beaudet considers the position of Quebec in Canada, and what is at stake in the 2014 election.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog January 26
Pierre Beaudet, Geneviève Beaudet | The blossoming of the Idle No More movement signals the return of Indigenous resistance to the political and social landscape of Canada and Quebec.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog July 17
Pierre Beaudet | The last months have been intense in Quebec, but the news is, wait till to August. The "Maple spring" is likely to become a hot autumn. Join in discussion at the annual "popular university".
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog February 28
Pierre Beaudet | Progressives in English Canada lack in their understanding of Quebec. This has serious consequences for the NDP leadership race.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog February 18
Pierre Beaudet | As Harper sets the stage for Canada's participation in "war with no end" - next with Iran, where do NDP leadership contenders stand? One is known: Thomas Mulcair stands with Israel.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog December 16
Pierre Beaudet | Daniel Paille's election as the leader of the Bloc is a relatively good reflection of the kind of dark hole in which the Nationalists find themselves at this moment.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog November 11
Pierre Beaudet | Apres l'election du 2 mai dernier et la percee surprise du NPD, plusieurs electeurs et electrices du Quebec etaient enclins e donner la chance au coureur. Mais six mois plus tard...
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 22
Vancouver, juin 2011. Photo: flickr.com/kimkim
Pierre Beaudet | Depuis l'élection fédérale de mai dernier, un débat traverse la gauche québécoise sur le NPD.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog August 5
Pierre Beaudet et François Cyr | Lutter pour changer l’État fédéral n’est pas contradictoire avec une insertion dans le mouvement social et national québécois, au contraire.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog May 6
Pierre Beaudet | Many political and social activists right now are taking stock. The left and for that matter, the right, did not see this coming.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog April 30
Pierre Beaudet | Décidément, cette élection fédérale du 2 mai aura été une grande surprise.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog April 27
Pierre Beaudet | The left in Quebec has, as always, different opinions about the rise of the NDP in this province.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog April 26
Pierre Beaudet, Francois Cyr | La plus grosse surprise de la campagne électorale aura été sans nul doute la progression du NPD.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog April 24
Pierre Beaudet | An extraordinary alliance is building up in Quebec to defeat the Bloc, and pushing Jack and the NDP forward.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog April 23
Pierre Beaudet | After the departure of Chretien, a sort of “civil war” erupted in the Liberal Party against the establishment led by Chretien and the inheritors of Trudeau, heavily supported by an opaque network.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog April 17
Pierre Beaudet | Jack needs to concentrate where the NPD can make real and sustainable gains, in Ontario and B.C. The enemy of the Canadian left is not Quebec nationalism.

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