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France erupts in defiance of employer-friendly labour reforms

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France is continuously rocked by debates around the meaning of the Enlightenment ideals of liberty, equality and solidarity that predate the French Revolution.

Some important notions are widely shared. Most French citizens expect governments to meet the basic needs of all and promote individual expansion of talents and abilities.

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Harriet Tubman's fight for justice should be the currency of democracy

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In a bold move, NDP delegates save their party

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'The Struggle for Democracy' offers framework for assessing democratic change

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The crisis in the NDP

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As delegates prepare for its April 8-10 Edmonton convention, the federal NDP membership is in turmoil. As a group of Quebec members wrote, the party has lost its way.

The New Democratic Party needs to redefine itself in a new political environment.

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The NDP can be renewed by the Waffle, NPI and Leap manifestos

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Talking Radical Radio

Social movements and how they make, learn and teach ideas

January 20, 2016
| Aziz Choudry talks about his new book, "Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements."
Length: 28:47 minutes (26.36 MB)
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Maurice Strong leaves message for COP21 climate talks: Activism works

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The first UN environmental conference was in Stockholm in 1972. Canadian Maurice Strong who very recently passed away, organized it, and he went on to become Secretary General of the newly created United Nations Environmental Programme headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

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With new governments in Alberta and Ottawa, Parkland Institute asks: What's left?

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Not many universities in the world can claim a full-blown left-wing think-tank. To its credit (and continued surprise for some, including its senior officers), the University of Alberta houses the Parkland Institute, a leading source of Canadian political economy research, and left animation of political life in Alberta and Canada.

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Democracy beyond voting: We are the ones we've been waiting for

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While the 2015 federal election featured many firsts, one new electioneering element stood out baldly in the social media age.

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