With an aggressive wealth tax and Green New Deal in their platform, the New Democratic Party of Canada has the potential to change the national conversation. But if the NDP can’t outflank the Trudeau Liberals from the left, it might as well pick up and go home.
Derrick O’Keefe is a cofounder and editor of Ricochet Media and is the author of Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil? and A Woman Among Warlords (coauthored with Malalai Joya). Derrick is a longtime political organizer in Vancouver, BC.
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British Columbia has historically been dominated by right-wing governments, so last weekend’s overwhelming New Democratic Party win is a significant moment. John Horgan, the first two-term NDP premier in the province’s history, needs to set out a more ambitious agenda in his second term.
Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of more than twenty books, including New York 2140, Red Moon, and the Mars trilogy. He talked to Jacobin about his latest work, his vision of socialism, and why we must fight to imagine the end of capitalism rather than the end of the world.
We talked to four tenant organizers about how to build working-class movements for housing justice.
Justin Trudeau’s shiny image is losing its luster amid a devastating corruption scandal. With movements pushing their own version of a Green New Deal, it might just be enough to take him down.