Very important new effort for progressive activists. Watch this recording of Leap Year 2016 which was produced today–February 5. It is very worthwhile and shows the incredible leadership given by Naomi Klein and her associates on organizing “progressives” of common purpose around the climate change issue.
No more small steps for the climate and economic justice movement: now is the time to leap. A conversation with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis (This Changes Everything), Bill McKibben (350.org) and Asad Rehman (Friend of the Earth UK) and special guests. Sponsored by Rabble.ca.leapyear2016.org
THE LEAP MANIFESTO
“We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has acknowledged shocking details about the violence of Canada’s near past. Deepening poverty and inequality are a scar on the country’s present. And Canada’s record on climate change is a crime against humanity’s future.
These facts are all the more jarring because they depart so dramatically from our stated values: respect for Indigenous rights, internationalism, human rights, diversity, and environmental stewardship.
Canada is not this place today— but it could be.”
Recent articles by Naomi:
Naomi Klein: the year when people yelled ‘Fire!’
From climate change to police violence and the refugee crisis, this was the year when ordinary people stood up to declare an emergency, writes the author and activist in an extract from the foreword of The Bedside Guardian 2015 → Read More
|Born||May 8, 1970
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Alma mater||University of Toronto (did not graduate)|
|Subject||Anti-globalization, anti-war, anti-capitalism, environmentalism|
|Notable works||This Changes Everything, No Logo, The Shock Doctrine|