Dru Oja Jay is a writer and organizer, and co-author of Paved With Good Intentions: Canada’s development NGOs from idealism to imperialism.

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    What Will It Take to Embolden and Strengthen the Left?

    The Courage coalition wants to transform the social and economic configuration of Canada. In an interview, two members discuss the efforts to focus, embolden, and strengthen the left.

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    Growing Sustainable Forestry Alliances

    The forestry model conventionally pursued by the Canadian forestry industry has long been battering community economies, trampling Indigenous rights, and damaging forestry ecosystems, all the while empowered by colonial and capitalist legislative frameworks. Sustainable forest management is gaining traction as allied forestry workers, grassroots environmentalists, and First Nations create new models of forestry.

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    Election Day in Alberta – and Beyond

    Electoral politics and grassroots movement building are often at odds; significant change in Alberta will hinge on independent organizing.

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    This Changes Something

    Why have environmentalists become so much less effective than they used to be?

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    NGOs and empire

    This article is excerpted from Paved with Good Intentions: Canada’s Development NGOs from Idealism to Imperialism, released April 2012 by Fernwood Publishing fernwoodpublishing.ca