Science for Peace in the Decisive Decade

  Today we face at least three overlapping, existential crises: militarism, the climate crisis and the collapse of biodiversity. While interrelated in many complex ways, these are separate threats, in that solving one will not eliminate the others. Climate change is certainly exacerbating the decline of species in countless ways. However, stopping climate change (if … Read more Science for Peace in the Decisive Decade

Making the Impossible Possible: Coalitional Movement Politics in the Decisive Decade

This is the decisive decade for humankind and other species. We tackle dire trends now.  Or we face a bleak future in which our constricted pandemic life now becomes the norm for all but the wealthiest. Our rational and technological prowess, in combination with market-based power structures, has brought us to the brink of catastrophe. … Read more Making the Impossible Possible: Coalitional Movement Politics in the Decisive Decade

Racism, Class Solidarity and Systemic Change

Brisbane Anti-Racism Protest - 6 June 2020 - AndrewMercer

(Image: Brisbane Anti-Racism Protest – 6 June 2020 – Andrew Mercer) To usher in systemic change, the left faces the challenge of not only reconciling racial inequities with class solidarity, but also avoiding two strategic errors of the past that have consigned the left to cooptation or irrelevance. Martin Luther King’s observation in the late … Read more Racism, Class Solidarity and Systemic Change

Canadian challenges for justice and sustainability in the Anthropocene

  While the emergence of Covid-19 and its global spread is radically changing the social and economic future of our planet, it is appropriate to reflect on how all life is interconnected and interdependent. Two fairly recent events in Toronto drew attention to deep and interlinked adverse local and global trends that provide points of … Read more Canadian challenges for justice and sustainability in the Anthropocene

Naomi Klein and the Politics of the Green New Deal

“Winning is a moral imperative. The stakes are too high, and time is too short, to settle for anything else.” Naomi Klein addressed these words to the British Labour Party, but they aptly express the urgency of the climate movement today. We have arrived at a critical juncture in human history. As we all know, … Read more Naomi Klein and the Politics of the Green New Deal

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