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Sep 15, 2015

The betrayal of the Left

Louis-Philippe Rochon
Political leaders on the left have betrayed the core ideas of the left, which begs the question: What does it mean to be a leftie in Canada today?
Blog
Nov 29, 2013

Why not boycott the NFL?

Meghan Murphy
While the white, male left focuses on consumerism and 'Buy Nothing Day,' they conveniently ignore the sexist, corporate NFL.
Columnists
Mar 7, 2012

Ecologists, leftists and Rio+20

Substantial sectors of the environmental movement have moved to embrace the concerns of the left and many leftists have themselves begun to integrate an ecological framework.
Blog
Jan 24, 2012

On pornography and the persistence of patriarchy

Michael Laxer
As a man, I cannot speak to differences within the feminist movement on pornography, but I can speak to the misperceptions of pornography that seemingly exist within the broader left and among men.
Blog
Sep 7, 2011

What the right's rage reveals

Erika Shaker
Jack Layton's life and untimely death fundamentally changed Canadian political discourse. But both the public outpouring and its hyper-partisan response speak to another interesting shift.
Blog
Aug 29, 2011

Jack Layton and the politics of anger

Bruce Livesey
There is nothing wrong about being optimistic and hopeful, of course. Yet I contend we are in a time when we need to see people on the left express more anger and less willingness to compromise.
News
Aug 5, 2011

A progressive reading list for the summer

Cathryn Atkinson
Looking for some thought-provoking August reading? Try our stories from the series Reinventing democracy, reclaiming the commons: A progressive dialogue on the future of Canada.
Blog
Jul 15, 2011

French socialism: In a class of its own

Gerry Caplan
As one of the few remaining earthlings to happily call himself a socialist, I have now decided that if anything were to drive me away from my lifelong ideology it's the way it's practiced in France.

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