Three takeaways from the IPCC's new report The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report is out, and it is a dramatic development . The threat advisory from the world’s scientific climate community just went from orange to flashing red.But here’s the key takeaway: limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is still possible, and will [...]
On February 15th, 2018, key organizers of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn’s insurgent campaigns delivered a message loud and clear to the NDP federal convention in Ottawa: radical politics are not a liability for the progressive left in Canada, but rather the path to power and victory. Courage to Leap, co-organized by The Leap and [...]
Once in awhile, an action, document, demand or slogan breaks out of the social movement world and becomes common currency in the wider culture. Occupy Wall Street is a great example. This process is mysterious – it’s usually not because the people behind it are uniquely brilliant, or the content is completely new. In [...]
Forging a force that can effectively counter Trumpism requires change that will involve tension within each movement as well as between them, but that may be necessary if either is to have a future.