The myriad assaults on the nation being implemented by the Harper government are really just the latest chapter in what has been a revolution of lowered expectations.
The innovation of the newest left will lie not in any one given approach but instead in its evolving ability to access multiple democratic strategies when confronting the unexpected.
With the NDP leadership debates soon to get underway, I thought I would post some thoughts on what themes and issues the party should be emphasizing.
How aligned are we with our progressive representatives and left-wing allies when it comes to prostitution?
Desperation, coupled with the growing influence of neo-liberal discourse, has led mainstream feminism to look for empowerment where there is none.
The occupations around the world may become a symbol of the moral authority that is a precondition for successful social change movements.
Union influence within the NDP has slipped away over the years, and it was probably only a matter of time before separation proceedings were instituted.
Jack brought young people to politics like no one before him, fighting off cynicism and apathy as he inspired a generation of Canadians to fight for what they believed in. I am one of them.
Looking for some thought-provoking August reading? Try our stories from the series Reinventing democracy, reclaiming the commons: A progressive dialogue on the future of Canada.
Joshua Kahn Russell
I've been thinking a lot lately about the activist filter bubble, the reverberating echo-chamber of insular social media and political networks that keeps progressives marginal.