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Transformative change in 2017 starts with community

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As has been pointed out by too many people, 2016 was a devastating year for progressives (a homely term for all those who are want equality, democracy and ecological sanity). There is no need to repeat the list of atrocities, failures and disappointments, as we all have them indelibly marked on our psyches. One result of the annus horribilis is that activists everywhere have pledged to try harder -- at what is clearly not working. There is even a sense of optimism rooted in the old left-wing shibboleth that "the worse things get, the better" -- meaning, of course that if things get really, really bad, people will rise up (and overthrow the 1%). 

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With a feminist prime minister, can feminist policy be far behind?

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With the House of Commons back in session, the three-month-old Trudeau government gets to demonstrate its priorities. So far the government has been a study in ambiguities.

Speaking in Davos, the prime minister made himself clear on one important point: he is a feminist. You can watch him say it in the top video of the 2016 World Economic Forum.

In a panel discussion on pay equity, he underlined how feminism was not just something for women. Men and boys should not be afraid to say they were feminists, said Justin Trudeau.

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WINGS

The Scottish independence victory

June 27, 2015
| The referendum failed, but the movement lives on. Radical Independence leader Cat Boyd speaks on the topic "The Scottish Left After the Referendum and the U.K. Election."
Length: 29:14 minutes (40.15 MB)
Needs No Introduction

Unite Against Austerity: Anti-austerity talks in Toronto

May 12, 2015
| A panel discussion was held in Toronto on April 25, 2015 at the Steelworkers Hall to discuss austerity agendas.
Length: 55:45 minutes (102.08 MB)
Needs No Introduction

Harperism and how it changed Canada

October 13, 2014
| Wondering how Canada got where it is today? In this podcast, Donald Gutstein talks about his new book "Harperism - How Stephen Harper and his think tank colleagues have transformed Canada."
Length: 1:05:14 minutes (59.73 MB)

The Debt Resisters' Operations Mannual

Debt, like many things in our capitalist system, is something that people generally believe is an individual problem. But in our current economic state, debt just another part integrated into a system designed to fail. It is a systemic issue that activists need to collectively resist and reject. The Debt Resisters' Operational Mannual was created by the writers, activists and academics at Strike Debt. It aims to give folks plain language tools to resist debt and offers up creative alternatives.

Find the Debt Resisters’ Operational Manual here!

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John Bonnar Audio Blog

G20 Anniversary Panel (part 2): Reclaiming university campuses from the neoliberal agenda

June 28, 2011
| Students and community activists looked at how they have been organizing to reclaim their campuses from the neoliberal agenda of privatization and austerity.
Length: 1:02:11
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