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At the July 5 March for Jobs, Justice, and the Climate, Sid Ryan, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), sat down to discuss the emerging affinities between labour, Indigenous rights groups and environmentalist groups around the climate.
The first all-Indigenous delegation in Greenpeace history is aboard the ship My Esperanza, sailing along the western coast of Canada. The goal is to connect communities who are opposing pipelines and supertankers from invading coastal communities due to Arctic oil drilling.
Shell is preparing to send its fleet of oil drilling and support vessels to the Alaskan Arctic to begin exploratory drilling July 1 2015.
How can progressives communicate their values to large populations without reinforcing conservative messaging?
In April rabble.ca and our partners Canadian Dimension hosted renowned cognitive linguist and author of the groundbreaking Don't Think of an Elephant, George Lakoff, in Toronto, who expanded on the concept of political framing and how this can be used in progressive Canadian politics.
Hassan Yussuff is the president of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), the umbrella organization which encompasses dozens of affiliated unions and represents over three million workers. In February, the CLC launched its election preparedness campaign, which seeks to mobilize union members to defeat Harper's conservatives in the upcoming federal election.
I spoke with Yussuff about what we can expect from the campaign's second phase, which is set to start in the upcoming weeks. This interview has been edited and condensed.