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The Canadian Progressive: ‘Idle No More’ Inspires Canada’s First Nations

Via Aljazeera / YouTube: An aboriginal protest movement in Canada has captivated the country and gained supporters around the world. But can Idle No More and the rest of Canada’s indigenous community come together and force the government to act? Guests: Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Pamela Palmater, and Tim Powers. […]

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Queerly Political: Activism, Feminism, Marxism and Queer Politics

View on YouTube website How can we build a united movement that respects difference and autonomy, and also advances common struggles against oppression and exploitation? What are the linkages, and tensions, between feminism and queer politics? And how can we understand women’s liberation in the context of other movements against oppression? […]

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The Canadian Progressive: Abortion rights group launches website to celebrate historic 1988 Supreme Court “Morgentaler Decision”

by Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada | Jan 15, 2013 In honour of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic 1988 decision to overturn the nation’s criminal abortion law, the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada is delighted to dedicate a new website to the anniversary: www.morgentaler25years.ca The day of the court decision – . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Abortion rights group launches website to celebrate historic 1988 Supreme Court “Morgentaler Decision”

The Scott Ross: Idle No More Will Fail Unless Votes Follow

Idle No More will fail, not because aboriginals don’t matter, but because they don’t vote.

Elections Canada has tracked federal voter turnout on First Nations Reserves since the 2004 general election, and over that time period aboriginal turnout was on average 28% less than that of all Canadians.

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The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More: An audio essay by the CBC Radio’s Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi, the host of “Q”, a national daily cultural affairs talk program on the CBC’s Radio One, weighs in on the Idle No More grassroots movement for First Nations rights in Canada. Ghomeshi tackles the slogan, the hashtag, and the movement. RELATED: Canada’s First Nations leaders confront Harper Gvt on Parliament Hill Canadian Labour . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More: An audio essay by the CBC Radio’s Jian Ghomeshi

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: PowerShift 2012 Conference Day 1 (VIDEO)

More than 1000 youth from across Canada are currently gathered in Ottawa for the for the PowerShift 2012 conference. The 4-day conference seeks to push the Harper Government to act to stop climate change and social injustice, and end annual handouts of “$1.4 billion in taxpayer money to the richest, dirtiest corporations in the world.” . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: PowerShift 2012 Conference Day 1 (VIDEO)

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: 1000 youth converge in Ottawa to demand just solutions to climate and economic crises

by We Are Powershift From October 26 to October 29, 1000 youth from across the country will converge at Power Shift 2012 in Ottawa to galvanize a broad movement pushing the federal government to aggressively reduce carbon emissions and tackle the corporations that are fueling climate change, building on the momentum of the tar sands . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: 1000 youth converge in Ottawa to demand just solutions to climate and economic crises

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: The Canadian Progressive covers Power Shift 2012

The Canadian Progressive’s publisher and progressive political blogger, Obert Madondo, will be reporting on the 4-day Power Shift 2012 conference taking place in Ottawa and Gatineau on October 26-29, 2012. More than 1000 youth from across Canada are expected for the conference, which seeks to “galvanize a broad movement” pushing the Harper Government to act . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: The Canadian Progressive covers Power Shift 2012

Canadian Progressive World: NYPD brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters and violated their rights: REPORT

I spend the last five hours digesting the contents of the report on the first systematic look the NYPD’s response to Occupy Wall Street protests. The report is the product of an eight-month investigation undertaken by law clinics at Fordham, Harvard, NYU and Stanford.

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CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: A CLASSE act for Quebec’s next provincial election

Should an election be called, the more militant group of the Quebec student protest movement will mobilze students against ideology and neo-liberal politics. That’s according to CLASSE’s new manifesto, recently launched by Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois (pictured), the organization’s spokesman. The manifesto focuses on four core themes: democracy, feminism, social justice and ecology.

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The Scott Ross: Nature’s Environment Is Man

Facing an unprecedented environmental crisis a world summit like no other was called.

“We have to do something, we can’t let our environment just die.” A member of the Dirt delegation said with the driest of throats.

Other representatives of the world’s nature lined the large circular table. Tree’s foreign minister sat there with . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Nature’s Environment Is Man

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: This Is Generation Waking Up

Generation Waking Up is a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world. This video is part of the Generation Waking Up Experience – called a ‘WakeUp’ for short – a multimedia educational workshop that inspires young people to transform their lives and communities. Learn more . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: This Is Generation Waking Up