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Rise Up: A new board game in which all play as one

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Most board games pit players against each other but a new kind of board game seeks to subvert that narrative, requiring players to unite and play against the game itself.

"We are providing an alternative to games like Monopoly and Risk," Brian Van Slyke told rabble in a Skype interview from Chicago. Van Slyke is one member of a five-person collective, The Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA), which launched more than five years ago.

Rise Up is their latest invention.

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Land protectors and activists stand together for climate justice

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Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, leaving devastation in its wake. So far, at least 1,000 people are reported to have died in Haiti, and at least 39 have died throughout the southeastern United States. In North Carolina, the rivers are still rising. In this election year, given the destruction, you would think climate change would be a major issue. In the presidential debates, which tens of millions watch, there has hardly been a mention. It is what is happening outside, in the grassroots around the country, that gives us hope.

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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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Social movements and how they make, learn and teach ideas

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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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