header image

Transforming democracy

Transforming Power by Judy RebickBook Review Political activist Judy Rebick has written a visionary and inspiring book that shows how applied people-power can transform politics from being élitist, secretive, and corrupt, into genuinely open, grassroots, and democratic systems. Her writing is highly-charged and visionary, but her focus on South American politics glosses over the fact that Canadian political culture is very different. Can western democracy be transformed, or are we just too affluent to organise for change?

»Read this post«

Posted in book reviews, Canada, democracy, globalisation | 1 Comment »

The Age of Razor Wire

razor wire with bloodstainA trip to a ferry terminal turned into a reminder of the fragility of democratic rights and the insidious way that both Liberal and Conservative governments have secretly adopted the self-serving corporate agenda of North American integration. Is the repressive, anti-democratic Security and Prosperity Partnership the beginning of The Age of Razor Wire? Wake up, froggies! The water is beginning to boil!






»Read this post«

Posted in Canada, democracy, globalisation | 1 Comment »

Is Homelessness Deliberate Social Policy?

Jack_Etkin_01_half.jpgJACK ETKIN WRITES: In my opinion, homelessness is deliberate, not on the part of the homeless but on the part of the people who are running this country. $1 billion per year in five years would create 30,000 units of housing, which could house homeless people all across Canada and probably reduce rents overall.






»Read this post«

Posted in BC, Corporatism, social justice | 6 Comments »

The Corporatisation of the Green Party of BC

Reflections off corporate office buildingsSomething rotten is eating away at the heart of the Green Party of British Columbia. It’s called corporatism, and it functions through elitism, control of decision-making, and restriction of information. Right now, many Greens are wondering whether the Green Party of British Columbia can still claim to be Green.






»Read this post«

Posted in BC, Corporatism, democracy, Green politics, leadership | 3 Comments »

Haves and Have-Nots

There’s a growing gulf between those in our society that have — jobs, income, property, family — and those who have not. And that gulf is widening to include many more formerly middle-class people in the ‘have-not’ category.






»Read this post«

Posted in democracy, globalisation, social justice | 1 Comment »

Welcome to the Corporate Era

I believe we are now entering a new period in history. Welcome to the corporate era. It’s going to be an interesting time — especially if you’re not safely ensconced inside a corporate castle. From the outside, the castle walls look cold, dark, and steep.






»Read this post«

Posted in Corporatism, globalisation | 2 Comments »

About democracy cover

Now available as an eBook!

It's All About Democracy

By Stuart Hertzog

This intriguing collection from greenpolitics.ca offers a much needed and iconoclastic view of Canada’s Green parties.

Activist Stuart Hertzog’s lively, insightful, and often wry commentary shows just how far Canadian Greens have drifted away from the original Green political principles.

Its profoundly democratic vision offers a practical cure for our dysfunctional political system and a way forward on urgent global issues.

Vital reading for all Greens!

PEGASUS PRESS
Paperback 196 pp. $25
ISBN 978-0-9691159-2-2
Annotated PDF $10
ISBN 978-0-9691159-3-9
EPUB e-Book format $10
ISBN 978-0-9691159-4-6

Click here for more information

Join us on facebook

greenpolitics.ca group on Facebook

Follow us on twitter

greenpolitics on twitter

Support greenpolitics.ca

PayPal logo

This site listed on:

  • Green Bloggers
  • Best Green Bloggers
  • Blogging Canadians
  • Grokodile BC blog directory
  • Progressive Bloggers
  • Vote Green

Support democratic media in Canada:

Support democratic media in Canada

Progressive Bloggers

Creative Commons Copyright ©