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Movements will mobilize for climate justice at the People's Climate March

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The climate crisis is worsening faster than predicted, by every scientific measure, and is paralleled by another crisis: the failure of the UN climate negotiation process. "You have been negotiating all my life," student activist Anjali Appadurai said as she addressed the formal climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, back in 2011. The climate negotiations have been in a virtual gridlock, with nations, most notably the United States under President Obama, blocking progress and protecting their national interests while the planet heats up, potentially irreversibly.

| September 3, 2014
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| August 21, 2014

Talking about Ferguson: We need social movements if we want change

Emotional responses to material forces of oppression are insufficient for the job at hand. We must employ reason and emotion in a methodical manner. We must organize.

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On the rebellion in Ferguson, Missouri: Organizations are the lifeblood of social change

Photo: flickr/Jorene Rene

The people of Ferguson, Missouri, have mobilized in a rebellion over the killing of the unarmed Afrikan American teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson. In order to sustain the resistance against racial and class domination in Ferguson and elsewhere for the long haul, the people who are currently mobilized need to organize.

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| July 3, 2014
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What happened to the Arab Spring?

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I never liked the term "Arab Spring"; it has a connotation of over-optimism that can't be rationally understood in a region that painfully emerged out of French and British colonialism to quickly fall into a new era of cultural and economic colonialism where foreign soldiers were replaced by TV satellite dishes, Coca-Cola and Star Academy-like shows.

Join Olivia Chow, Judy Rebick and Shirley Douglas at the Tommy Douglas Institute conference

The Tommy Douglas Institute's May 22 conference will ask: What is the role of post-secondary education in promoting democracy and citizenship in our era?

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On May 22: Judy Rebick, Shirley Douglas, Olivia Chow

On May 22, three great Canadian progressives, rabble.ca co-founder Judy Rebick, the actress and activist Shirley Douglas, and mayoral candidate Olivia Chow will be speaking at the Tommy Douglas Institute's conference "Critical Pedagogy and the Citizen-Student" at George Brown College in downtown Toronto.

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