rabble.ca series - Reinventing democracy. Reclaiming the commons.

rabble.ca series - Reinventing democracy. Reclaiming the commons.

A progressive dialogue on Canada's future

This is an extended series on the Canadian left -- Reinventing democracy, reclaiming the commons: A progressive dialogue on the future of Canada -- a look at where it stands after the recent federal election, and what the future can hold. The series will run in this, rabble.ca's 10th year, and is curated by journalist Murray Dobbin.

 

 

Dec 16 2011 | by Murray Dobbin | rabble.ca's series, 'Reinventing democracy, reclaiming the commons', ran 32 stories in an incredible year, politically, on the future of progressive political action in Canada and beyond.
Dec 9 2011 | by David Thompson | Conservatives have been winning for the last 30 years. That's because they've been playing to win. Time to use their own strategies to move the conversation -- and power -- leftward.
Nov 30 2011 | by Murray Dobbin | Imagine that a New New Politics Initiative reconstituted itself, examined the new political landscape, and perhaps engaged with the new Occupy forces -- or emerged out of it.
Nov 30 2011 | by Mel Watkins | It is important to remember the NPI and Waffle, but looking forward this is arguably the time for those on the left to support the NDP and to hold it to the progressive politics of Jack Layton.
Nov 29 2011 | by Jim Stanford | We argued the success of progressive political parties ultimately depends on whether we are winning that day-to-day battle of ideas in society, and connecting with those fighting for social change.
Nov 29 2011 | by Judy Rebick | The NPI was actually just 10 years ahead of its time. In some ways, it was the last try in Canada to bring together social movements and a political party.
Nov 29 2011 | by Marc Lee | Re-reading the NPI's manifesto, the calls for a more fundamentally democratic society and for a new type of politics still ring true -- and have a huge resonance with the current political moment.
Nov 28 2011 | by The Cofounders of the New Politics Initiative | The original vision statement for NPI, published in June 2001, was comprehensive. It declared: 'Decades of pro-business policies have not delivered better life prospects or a healthier environment.'
Nov 25 2011 | by Aalya Ahmad | I have been energized, above all, by the people supporting the Occupy movement who I would never expect to see at the rallies, people who I felt I would never be able to make common cause.
Nov 18 2011 | by Charles Dobson | The most remarkable thing about Occupy Wall Street is how fast it spread. What happens now? Here are suggestions for new social movements.