Corvin Russell

Corvin Russell is an activist, writer, and translator based in Toronto. His current focus is Indigenous solidarity and environmental justice work.

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May 1, 2003

The People’s Flag...

Corvin Russell
...is deepest red. Left and right, the labour movement must reckon with its past and with its present. We need to build the social and political power of labour. This will mean, in part, rebuilding a
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Apr 9, 2003

First, Imagine It

Corvin Russell
Then build it. The first ever full Toronto Social Forum that took place the last weekend in March was an event unlike any other the city has seen. And it included the potentially epoch-making initiat
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Jan 29, 2003

Best in Show

Corvin Russell
The convincing margin of Jack Layton’s victory at the NDP leadership convention last weekend gives him solid top-dog status, preventing the federal caucus from undermining him for the foreseeabl
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Jan 25, 2003

Inside the NDP

Corvin Russell
The reporters are looking for a story, because there really isn’t one. Most of the day has passed without tension. The party has massaged away most of the conflict in advance. The only ugly mome
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Jan 24, 2003

The Whole World Isn’t Watching

Corvin Russell
As the NDP gears up to pick its new leader this weekend, it struggles against apathy and accusations of atrophy. To listen to the best and brightest of the mainstream media, the answer to the NDP&#1
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Jan 20, 2003

A Movement is Reborn

Corvin Russell
Normally, protests are like the old guy with his sandwich boards infront of Old City Hall, screaming about some lawyer he hates. He wasthere on Saturday, but he’s there every day. I don’t e
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Jul 4, 2002

Diary of a Reluctant Protester

Corvin Russell
Movement must be towards something as well as away from something. Yet the global justice movement in Canada, laments our writer, shies away from discussing political visions, and ways to achieve the
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Jun 28, 2002

Who Speaks for Africa?

Corvin Russell
The gusto with which those that speak for Africa are proceeding seems to offer no hope for improvement in social or economic conditions. Here's a who's who of the guys in attendance at this week's G8
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Jan 25, 2002

The Idea of Democracy

Corvin Russell
"What is new politics?" This question opened a debate last Saturday that was sponsored by the New Politics Initiative. Exchanges between activist Jaggi Singh and federal MP Svend Robinson were especi
Book Review
May 17, 2006
 Against the New Authoritarianism: Politics after Abu Ghraib

Hope after Abu Ghraib

Corvin Russell
<img src="/images/special/iraq2006/logo.gif" width="100" height="25"> In <I>Against the New Authoritarianism,</I> Henry Giroux makes a convincing case that the Bush administration and neoconservative

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