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Judy Rebick is the author of Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political and was the founding publisher of rabble.ca. She also holds the CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy.

Love and respect was political reality for Jack Layton

Jack Layton during the 2011 federal election campaign. Photo: Matt Jiggins/Flickr
Judy Rebick: 'Thank you for showing us what working from a place of love means.'

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Beyond resistance: From the old to the new Left

Welcome to rabble.ca's 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 2011 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.

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One hoax to rule them all

One hoax to rule them all: The Hobbit movie tar sands hoax revealed. Photo: Erin Byrnes
A tale of dirty oil, a Hollywood blockbuster, Yes Men shenanigans, the ever-helpful media and activist geniuses.

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Detroit's Social Forum inspires in a city that has suffered

Three years ago, I followed my heart to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend the first U.S. Social Forum. I had attended several World Social Forums and was convinced that this new way of organizing was building social movements in a more democratic and inclusive way.

I was also part of a failed attempt to organize a social forum in Canada that hit against the shoals of national conflicts. So when I heard there was to be a U.S. Social Forum, I knew I had to go.

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Photo: flickr/Pink Sherbet Photography
| December 5, 2014

Toronto Election: The left has some work to do

photo: flickr/robert taylor

For the first time in decades I worked in a Toronto election.  

I thought that Olivia Chow would make a great mayor and I was worried that Rob Ford could win, but I was also concerned about the anyone-but-Ford movement.  We have seen a strong move to  strategic voting in most of the last few elections but in this case it made absolutely no sense. We had an excellent candidate for mayor in Olivia and John Tory is a Tory, true blue. So why on earth would anyone progressive vote for him?

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Where are we three years after Occupy?

It's the third anniversary of the Occupy protests. rabble is launching a new series that kicks off with this piece by Judy Rebick.

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Long Live Occupy: Occupy, three years later

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This post by Judy Rebick is the first in a rabble.ca series, Occupy is Dead. Long live Occupy. The series will look at what has grown out of the Occupy movement:

Even though the last three years have seen almost a continuous uprising of people demanding more democracy and less corporate control, with most of it taking place in public squares and much of it calling itself Occupy, people still say that Occupy has disappeared. 

Most recently, Occupy Central with Peace and Love was one of the key groups organizing the powerful occupation of the financial district in Hong Kong demanding real democracy. 

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