Activism & Social Movements

  • The Radical Imagination

    Social Movements in the Age of Austerity

    By Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish     June 2014

    The Radical Imagination is a lively and crucial intervention in radical politics, social research, social change and the collective visions and cultures that inspire them.

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  • The Next New Left

    A History of the Future

    By Alan Sears     April 2014

    The Next New Left explores the challenge of activist renewal in the age of austerity.

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  • Threatening Democracy

    SLAPPs and the Judicial Repression of Public Discourse

    By Normand Landry     April 2014

    Threatening Democracy is an introduction to the phenomenon of judicial intimidation used against socially and politically active citizens. Strategic lawsuits against public participation (also known by the acronym SLAPP) involve the deliberate use of judicial procedures as tools for intimidation, censorship and political reprisal in the context of social and political debates.

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  • Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power

    Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons

    By Max Haiven     March 2014

    How do we move beyond austerity and the colonization of creativity? Today, when it seems like everything has been privatized, when austerity is too often seen as an economic or political problem that can be solved through better policy and when the idea of moral values has been commandeered by the Right, how can we re-imagine the forces used as weapons against community, solidarity, ecology and life itself?

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  • In Defense of Small Producers

    The Story of CLAC

    By Marco Coscione     February 2014

    In an international geopolitical panorama where Northern countries are increasingly in crisis and where the most interesting alternatives to sustainable development are coming from the South, the Latin American small producers, represented by the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair Trade Producers (CLAC), are assuming a more protagonistic role in the defense of the founding principles of the fair trade movement.

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  • Beyond the Fragments

    Feminism and the Making of Socialism

    By Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright     October 2013

    Beyond the Fragments was written to create stronger bonds of solidarity in a new left movement that incorporated feminist experiences and perspectives.

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  • Ethical Consumption

    By Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier     October 2013

    In Ethical Consumption, Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier suggests that ethical consumption can create a consumerism that is not only a forum for expressing the needs and wants as the market has done in the past, but as a space for the construction of social responsibility.

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  • Rebel Without A Pause

    By Nick Ternette     October 2013

    Rebel Without A Pause is the autobiography of Winnipeg’s best-known and most persistent political activist, Nick Ternette.

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  • Merging Fires

    Grassroots Peacebuilding Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples

    By Rick Wallace     September 2013

    The past two decades have witnessed the emerging role of grassroots social movements and community-based peacebuilding as key sites of transformative political and cultural engagement. Merging Fires offers case studies of grassroots alliance building between non-Indigenous activists and three Indigenous communities: the Chippewa of Nawash, the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Anishinaabe Grand Council of Treaty #3.

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  • Resistance in the Age of Austerity

    Nationalism, the Failure of the Left and the Return of God

    By Owen Worth     June 2013

    In November 1999 the first protests associated with the anti-globalization movement took place in Seattle, and came to be seen as the starting point for globalized resistance to neoliberal capitalism. Despite initial optimism, the following years have seen little progress in formulating a coherent alternative to neo-liberalism, a failure that has become particularly poignant in the aftermath of the recent credit crisis. Now, the neoliberal mandate that appeared to be in crisis in just 2008 has reinvented itself through the guise of a new era of austerity.

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