Book Review
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Am Johal | "Remake the World" reads like a greatest hits package exposing the baked-in structural injustices that perpetuate political harm and give it its particularly hard-edged American form.
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Rick Salutin | The apparently deep roots of social cohesion are really quite shallow, since they must be replanted by each generation, who arrive in the world assumption-free.
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Linda Leon | In modern times, citizens' assemblies have been used to make decisions where the political system is unable to move forward due to deadlocked party politics and electoral fears.
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Jim McDonnell | Democracies are experiencing a crisis of trust, fuelled not only by the actions of those who seek to manipulate us but also by those who manage the networks that claim to enhance our lives.
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Brent Patterson | What are some observations we can make about the results of this federal election and how could that help shape continued grassroots mobilizations?
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Face2Face | Joe Berridge talks about urban life and entropy, why they are like machines and purpose built; liberty and democracy; urban planning; and why successful cities need immigrants.
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Manfred Bienefeld | Canada's election comes at a time when democracies around the world are being eroded and destabilized -- all ultimately linked to an explosive growth in inequality, economic insecurity and debt.
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Philip Lee | Democracy fails when heads of state, populist politicians and unregulated corporate interests are allowed to ride roughshod over freedom of the press.
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Deborah Mebude | At its worst, populism exploits weaknesses in democracy, playing off tensions within society. At its best, it could produce increased democratic inclusion and provide a platform for everyday people.
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Judy Rebick | Last election, support for strategic voting may have won the Liberals their majority. This time we shouldn't do it. We need the NDP and Greens to have more weight in Parliament.
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Duncan Cameron | Europeans go to the polls May 23-26 to elect a new European Parliament. Held every five years since 1979, the ninth direct election of Members of the European Parliament promises to be interesting.
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Duncan Cameron | Despite his campaign promises, Justin Trudeau has been unable to abandon centralized power. His chosen style of governance is through emphasizing public relations, which is wearing thin.