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Adam D.K. King
Safety helmet - Photo from Ümit Yıldırım via Unsplash.

Remember during the 2016 Democratic Primary when Hillary Clinton ineptly said she was “going to put a lot of coal miners […] out of business”? The Bernie crowd — myself included — had a good time with this gaffe, finding in it a microcosm of a certain centrist Democratic politics that touts supposedly progressive policy (in this case, clean energy) while treating the needs of working people as an afterthought, at best. 

Herman Rosenfeld
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh announces the 2019 election platform in Ottawa. Still image from YouTube/CBC.

July 14, 2021

Efforts to radically transform existing social democratic parties are and have been difficult, maybe even impossible

This article is part of a series in which CD editors asked NDPers, current and former, to weigh in on the state of social democracy in Canada, and on Avi Lewis’s recent decision to pursue the party’s nomination in West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country. This is the first component of our coverage in advance of the upcoming federal election in fall 2021.

Ecosocialist Alliance
System Change

June 5, 2021  •  

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US (and the EU) have a great part of the immense wealth of the richest countries in the world in 2021. This wealth is more than sufficient to provide for the needs for food, water, health, housing and education of the global population.

Carl Meyer
Documentary filmmaker Avi Lewis will run for the federal NDP, he announced Monday. The Leap photo / Facebook

May 17th 2021

Documentary filmmaker Avi Lewis will run in the next federal election as an NDP candidate, he announced Monday.

Lewis is expected to be acclaimed as the NDP candidate for the riding of West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country during a campaign launch scheduled for Saturday. Liberal MP Patrick Weiler currently holds the seat.

Tom Athanasiou
World Map

A slow beginning to this article, but it contains a lot of information about what needs to be done (and is NOT being done or even planned) to save at least some of our billions from the impacts of climate disruption. Given how thorough the author is, what is discouraging--and more than a little strange--is that the word "capitalism" is never mentioned. As someone once said, if you don't know where you have to go, no road will take you there.

     - Gene McGuckin


May 12, 2021


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