One of the things that's most mysterious about this moment is "Why now?" Suddenly, a group of people in a park set off something extraordinary. How do you account for that?
Let's look at the national policy agenda for 2012 in terms of the spectres of increasing inequality and unsustainable development.
If 2011 was the year rising inequality finally exploded into the mainstream discourse, now we need to have a serious conversation about what to do to reduce the gap.
If this past year -- marked by the Arab Spring and the fall arrival of the Occupy movement -- has taught us anything, it is that we never know when historic moments come.
Despite optimistic pronouncements to the contrary, many believe the Kyoto Protocol died in Durban. Pablo Solon, the former Bolivian ambassador to the UN now calls Kyoto a "zombie agreement."
Attawapiskat is a recent example of the unacceptable living conditions on Canadian reservations.
Further to Toby's post, the OECD report on inequality is worth a careful read. It bolsters, through careful analysis, two key arguments long advanced by the labour movement and progressive economists.
Following concern expressed by the IMF, the Conference Board and thousands of protesters around the world, the OECD has just released an extensive 400-page report on the problem of growing inequality.
Fiona Rayher and Tara Mahoney
The New Era blog demonstrates how young change agents are successfully using new tools and new approaches to re-imagine politics, commerce, culture, faith, collaboration, democracy and community.
With the NDP leadership debates soon to get underway, I thought I would post some thoughts on what themes and issues the party should be emphasizing.