The Answer to Converging Crises is a Green New Deal by Avi Lewis If you’re feeling a mounting sense of apocalyptic unease as you wash your hands and sing “Happy Birthday” for the eighth time this morning, you are not alone. It is perfectly possible that before 2020 is half over, we will be [...]
In February 2020, we asked Leap supporters to share your dreams for how we can improve public transit -- and over 1000 of you responded, from nearly every province and territory. Here's what we heard. How do you use transit? We found that 25% of respondents take public transit to work, and of that [...]
A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR ALL In June 2019, The Leap traveled from Vancouver to Halifax, coast to coast, for 6 SOLD OUT STOPS of our Green New Deal for All Tour. Vancouver Livestream Watch a livestream of our sold-out Vancouver event, [...]
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.