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The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives at 30

Marcus Aurelius was a philosopher, a stoic who believed in translating thought into practical action. When he became Emperor of Rome in the second century A.D. he wanted all of Rome to embrace philosophical ethics. Instead, Rome came under attack from many sides, and Emperor Aurelius was forced to give his full attention to making war on his enemies.

Global Citizenship & Equity Education Professional Network Forum

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:00am


The Estate Banquet Centre
430 Nugget Ave.
Toronto, ON
43° 47' 53.8764" N, 79° 14' 32.2728" W

If you’re a college, university or community professional working on integrating diversity, equity, social justice and global citizenship into curriculum, you will want to attend Centennial College’s first Global Citizenship & Equity Education Professional Network (GCEEPN) Forum on Thursday, Nov. 13 in Toronto.

The GCEEPN is being created to mobilize learning communities who engage in global citizenship and equity education to build inclusive learning environments and affect positive social change. The goal of the GCEEPN is to increase the value of social innovation in education and further develop leadership, entrepreneurship and intraprenuership skills for students.

Uncaring Canada? Business, Politics, and Culture in Canada's New Engagement in the Americas

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm


University College, U of T
15 King's College Circle Room UC179
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 45.522" N, 79° 23' 48.1272" W

Once considered a trusted partner in peace-building and regional cooperation, Canada's reputation has soured as it has increasingly and openly put  the interests of its corporations at the forefront of foreign policy decision making. Interference in Haitian politics, support for the 2009 military coup in Honduras, and revelations of the Canadian government's complicity in acts of industrial espionage against the Brazilian state are but some of the most outstanding examples of Canada’s changing presence in the Americas.

Talking Radical Radio

A new model of multi-issue social justice organizing in Oshawa

August 27, 2014
| Tiffany Balducci and Jim Freeman talk about We Are Oshawa, a new multi-issue, membership-based social justice organization in a small Ontario city.
Length: 28:13 minutes (25.84 MB)

Joshua Oppenheimer on 'The Act of Killing'

August 26, 2014
| An interview with the man behind the Oscar-nominated film, "The Act of Killing," a documentary about the Indonesian killings of 1965–66, and the soon-to-be-released film, "The Look of Silence."
Length: 36:53 minutes (50.67 MB)

If organizing is the weapon of the oppressed, why are we stuck on mobilizing?

Photo: flickr/Jorene Rene

The rebellion in Ferguson, Missouri, against the killing of unarmed Afrikan American teenager Michael Brown has inspired me to reflect on the question of the organizing model versus mobilizing or mobilization model in the struggle for Afrikan liberation in North America as well as the broader humanistic fight for liberation from various forms of oppression. Organizing the oppressed for emancipation is the preferred approach to engaging them in the fight for their liberation as opposed to merely mobilizing them.


#PSF2014: The launch of a partnership for the 21st century

On August 21-24, 2014, dozens of social movement sectors from across the country will converge on Ottawa to attend the Peoples' Social Forum. At this critical moment in our history, social justice, labour, environmental and Indigenous social movements must answer the question: "Are we ready to do what it takes to stop the Harper government's aggressive neoliberal agenda?"

In recent years, two social movements have shown what we are capable of when we really organize.  


Have a radical Canada Day!

Photo: flickr/Dennis Jarvis
Do you want a country that values tolerance, education, public health, nature, social programs and enlightened laws, or one geared to wholesale exploitation and sale of our natural resources?

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