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We want change!!

Sister, Brothers, and Friends,

In less than a month our political landscape has changed drastically. Millions of

lives are disrupted in ways unimaginable a few weeks ago. In the absence of

well-organized progressive forces, fighting effectively for progressive policies,

the post-coronavirus world will be designed by corporate bankers and grim for

all the rest of us.

Already there are important campaigns against bailing out the fossil fuel

industry and in favour of closing the industrial construction camps and

Robert Green
Bank of Canada - Photo: Etienne Martin

APRIL 10, 2020

The Bank of Canada’s response to this crisis shows we have the capacity to rebuild social programs, fund Indigenous communities and transition to clean energy, what we lack is political will

“The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled,” famed Canadian economist John Kenneth Galbraith once wrote.

Jake Johnson
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gives a thumbs up sign after speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate on March 25, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
$250 billion for direct payments to Americans, $250 billion for expanded unemployment benefits, $4 trillion to bail out corporations!

March 26, 2020

Naomi Klein
Corona Virus

March 16 2020

I’VE SPENT TWO decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster. I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is this: During moments of cataclysmic change, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes reality. In recent decades, that change has mainly been for the worst — but this has not always been the case. And it need not continue to be in the future.

Eric Doherty
Docked cruise ships - photo sgbirch/flickr

March 20, 2020

The measures taken to stop the pandemic have set a new standard for our collective response to the climate crisis

If a few months ago I suggested that we should shrink the cruise ship industry as a response to the climate emergency, you would probably have rolled your eyes. But now that the cruise industry is on the verge of a shutdown that could bankrupt major operators, does it seem so impossible?

Ben Wray
Green New Deal Logo

Dec. 10, 2019 [- See article below: "Green New Deal Must Get Real"]

Ben Wray assesses the phenomenon of the Green New Deal. where it comes from and what potential it has.

Dougald Hine
Shasta Dam under construction

March 4, 2020

This is the sixth in a series of essays from our Commissioning Editor, Dougald Hine. In Notes From Underground, Dougald invites us to explore the deeper context of the new climate movements that have emerged over the past eighteen months, asking what they tell us about the moment in which we find ourselves. The essays are also available as a podcast and on YouTube.

Rob Urie
 Bernie Sanders - Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair

FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Wherever Bernie Sanders’ campaign goes from here, the left critique of establishment politics is getting empirical backing through popular support for his candidacy. The establishment’s response— incredulity that the little people have the temerity to question their betters, is combined with a posture of victimhood, that blameless elites are being demonized by neo-collectivist malcontents who are too stupid to appreciate the blessing that four decades of neoliberalism has bestowed on them.


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