Pierre Beaudet

Pierre Beaudet, active in international solidarity and social movements in Quebec, is founder of Quebec NGO Alternatives, and Editor of the Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme. He blogs on rabble.ca in English and French.

Pierre Beaudet
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Sep 28, 2008

Half Way There

Pierre Beaudet
In Quebec at this juncture, Harper has not secured his big jump. This is the good news. In the last weeks, anything but Harper has made a difference. The Harper revolution has been challenged.
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Sep 27, 2008

The Middle Class Enigma

Pierre Beaudet
Over the last period, the public discourse over class has changed. Classes and class struggle are now back on the agenda, but in way that the left had not hoped for.
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Sep 26, 2008

Quebec Women Join the Battle

Pierre Beaudet
The Fédération des femmes du Québec, our biggest coalition of women's organizations, is calling to defeat Stephen Harper.
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Sep 24, 2008

Québec solidaire's moment of truth

Pierre Beaudet
Next weekend, the national political commission of Quebec is coming together after months of hard work by over 150 who actually were mandated to write a platform. One could ask, why did it take so lon
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Sep 24, 2008

Moral Issues

Pierre Beaudet
The contradiction is this. Quebec is of the most ‘liberal' societies in Canada and North America. There is no spin here about gay MPs, Ministers or even priests.
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Sep 22, 2008

Finding scapegoats

Pierre Beaudet
Back in the 1950s, it was not nice to be on the left in Quebec.
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Sep 21, 2008

Ups and downs

Pierre Beaudet
Quebec artists have started their own campaign against the Harper revolution. Michel Rivard and a host of other stars have launched a clip called ‘Culture en péril', which is a hilarious parody of the
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Sep 19, 2008

Brian and Stephen

Pierre Beaudet
Throughout the week, Harper was campaigning in central Quebec courting the "soft" nationalist vote. He hopes to gain substantially at the expense of the Bloc Québécois, weakened by the internal divisi
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Sep 18, 2008

Jack on the rise. Can the Left rise to the occasion?

Pierre Beaudet
Last night I was watching Jack facing a lot of hard questions on the National. He was very good, not only eloquent, but convincing. This guy is good at that. According to lots of public and private po
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Sep 17, 2008

The 40 Billion Dollar War

Pierre Beaudet
These days, the rumor in Ottawa is growing that the government has consciously lied about the costs of the war in Afghanistan. All together it would be much higher than the official $15 billion dollar

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