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They Vilified Us. We Won. (Quebec Students Hail Their Movement’s Victories)
Many mocked us, many vilified us, many told us we would achieve nothing. But after a wave of student mobilization in Quebec through the spring and summer, we can count our victories: on the first day of the new PQ government’s term, it cancelled a tuition hike and repealed an anti-protest law that...
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Recognizing the Importance of Goldwater, or Learning to Analyze and Practice Progressive Politics in their Historical Dimension
If you get a chance, you should take a look at the debate between Glen Ford and Michael Eric Dyson that aired as part of the September 7th edition of Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now (video below). The extended interchange is valuable for many reasons. The most immediately evident of these is that it “...
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Coordinated Actions Worldwide this Weekend Call for Banning Fracking
Concerned people from the U.S. and numerous other countries will join in a global campaign event Saturday to call for a ban of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking." More than 150 events, on five continents, are planned for this weekend’s “ Global Frackdown ” -- a day of action against fracking --...
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In Quebec It's Official: Mass Movement Leads to Victory for Students
Naomi Klein: 'This is why radical movements are mercilessly mocked. They can win.'
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America the Possible: Breaking the Chains of Consumerism
The following is an excerpt from the recently published America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012) . The book, written as the third volume of Speth's award-winning American Crisis series, calls for deep, transformative change in a dozen areas of...
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Montreal Student Strike Continues after Classes Forced to Reopen
Two days of student protests, arrests after Bill 78 forces students back
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Victory/Victoire!
Remember this fabulous front yard garden in Drummondville, Quebec that city officials, in all their wisdom, wanted to dig u p? It's staying, thanks to a 30,000-signature petition, media attention and much grousing from sensible people. City council members even invited its creators, Josée Landry...
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Massive Student Protests Return to Streets of Montreal
Thousands of protesters marched against planned tuition hikes in Montreal, opposing the Liberal government of Premier Jean Charest, two weeks before Quebec's parliamentary elections. The students marched just as they have on the 22nd of every month, for the last six months. Organizers of Wednesday’...
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Worldwide Demand for Water Outstrips Supply: Study
Groundwater use is unsustainable in many of the world's major agricultural zones
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Greetings from the New Economy
“Are you ready for a new economy? Are you ready for a new politics?” The challenge at the podium came from Gus Speth, the courtly co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, now a professor at Vermont Law School, who is on the board of the newly created New Economics Institute (NEI). The...
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