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  • Magazine

    Politics for the present and for the future

    In a recent article, Vijay Prashad argues that the challenge of the left is to be both present- and future-oriented at once. As the federal election looms, that’s what I’ve tried to do in this issue of Briarpatch.

  • Magazine

    From community organizing to electoral politics

    As we stare down a climate crisis and a hard-right political wave, women activists are setting out to transform electoral politics in Canada. But are the parties ready for them?

  • Magazine

    Is voting really “harm reduction”?

    People who say “voting is harm reduction” wrongly assume that in the lead-up to elections, all we can do is vote for the least-bad candidate or party.

  • Blog

    How do we intervene in the Ontario elections?

    Five Ontario activists on how to change the message and build resistance before and after the 2018 election.

  • Magazine

    The Honduran Election Crisis

    Canadian capital stands to benefit from the fraudulent election of a far right-wing government that has brought down the full force of the military on Hondurans – particularly on activists like Berta Cáceres.

  • Magazine

    Young Muslims and the Federal Election

    As the federal election approaches, young Muslim Canadians are leading new initiatives to engage with electoral politics.

  • Magazine

    Beyond Holding Your Nose

    What a politician is willing to do is never as important as what we can do together when we organize.

  • Magazine

    The Meaning of Elections for Six Nations

    The conflict between the hereditary leadership and the elected band council on the largest reserve in Canada provides an education in colonialism.

  • Magazine

    Why are Canada’s Political Parties so Uninspiring?

    Four activists discuss Canada’s federal election.

  • Magazine

    What to Do About the Federal Election

    Radical perspectives on the federal election.

  • Blog

    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.

  • Blog

    What is to be done about the Ontario NDP?

    Evaluating the provincial election and what’s next for Ontario’s left.

  • Magazine

    From the ground up (part two)

    What is the relation between organized labour, social movements, and electoral politics?