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Bernie Sanders speaking to rally attendees in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Image: Matt A.J./Flickr
Rick Salutin | It's not just about being "for the people," it's also about naming the people's enemies.
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Alberta Premier Kenney and Energy Minister Savage respond to the federal government's decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | In electing Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party, Albertans have given themselves a fake populist government, one that is working on behalf of powerful oil interests rather than the people.
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Philip Lee | As migration and displacement of people worldwide have increased, so has media coverage, not all positive.
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Michael Adams (on right) at 2019 Ottawa book event. Photo: Dennis Gruending
Dennis Gruending | Pollster Michael Adams' new book predicts that Trumpism and Brexit divisions are unlikely to sprout in Canada.
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Opening ceremony, Canada Day Toronto Blue Jays game. Image: Ken Whytock/Flickr
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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Andrew Scheer and Doug Ford at Ontario PC Party 2018 Convention. Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Elsewhere in the world, right-wing populism is having a moment. But in Canada, you can't do outright denial or ridicule, à la Trump or Bolsonaro.
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Rick Salutin | Populism is clearly the zeitgeist of our time. It's just a question of whose version.
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Maude Barlow. Photo: Gary Lloyd-Rees/Flickr
Resh Budhu | We need a true vision of social solidarity and economic justice that can sustain our shared humanity and planet. Keynote speaker Maude Barlow will speak at the seventh annual Tommy Douglas Institute.
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Maya Bhullar | The Activist Toolkit takes a look at changing fortunes of Progressive Conservatives across Canada in the slate of elections coming up.
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Dennis Gruending | Tommy Douglas and others were populists who privileged the needs of ordinary people while leaders like Trump are wannabe demagogues.
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Agitate, Educate, Organize by Josh McPhee https://creativecommons.org/2017/03/08/just-seeds/
Maya Bhullar | Veteran organizers south of the border share some lessons for working toward social change.
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Twitter photo via @JustinTrudeau.
Brent Patterson | A wealthy, privileged establishment defending liberal democracy risks being an accelerant, not an antidote, to right-wing populism.