Political Activism

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In Defiance

On February 7, 2012, as students in Quebec prepared to vote to go on strike, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois gave a rousing speech: “What you do today will be remembered. The decision you make will … ; 186 View

Languages of the Unheard

Why Militant Protest is Good for Democracy

“What we must see,” Martin Luther King once insisted, “is that a riot is the language of the unheard.” In this new era of global protest and popular revolt, Languages of … 232 View

Quiet No More

New Political Activism in Canada and Around the Globe

Spontaneous and creative protest movements have burst onto the political stage in Canada and around the world. Joel D. Harden, an activist, writer, and educator, offers a ground-level account of … 264 View

The Mantle of Struggle

A Biography of Black Revolutionary Rosie Douglas

Rosie Douglas, former prime minister of Dominica, had a life unlike any other modern politician. After leaving home to study agriculture in Canada, he became a member of the young Conservatives, … 360 View

The Socialist Challenge Today – New Expanded Edition

Syrzia, Corbyn, Sanders

In what direction should the left move in the 21st century? The so-called ‘Third Way’ lacked realism as well as imagination. The social democratic embrace of neoliberal globalization now lies … 96 View

Whose Streets?

The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest

In June 2010 activists opposing the G20 meeting held in Toronto were greeted with arbitrary state violence on a scale never before seen in Canada. Whose Streets? is a combination of testimonials … 256 View

From: Whose Streets?


In 2010 G20 leaders met in Toronto to pursue an agenda of bailouts and austerity measures. Unsurprisingly, thousands of people gathered in Toronto for ten days of action to oppose these … ; 15 $1.50 Add


From: In Defiance


Introduction and background to the events that resulted in the Quebec student strike of 2011 and 2012, including a discussion of the provincial government’s attempts to raise tuition fees. ; 7 $0.70 Add

Introduction: Militancy as a Civic Virtue

From: Languages of the Unheard


Riots, as outbursts of rebellion, might sometimes be defensible, even admirable, because they make it impossible to ignore the grievances of the exploited and the oppressed. The author presents a … 11 $1.10 Add