A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.
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Avi Lewis, co-founder and strategic director of the Leap, shares the untold story of the Leap Manifesto, labour and the 2016 Federal NDP convention in Edmonton, Alberta. We’ll also talk about the pressing need to bridge the labour and climate justice movements, and what we can do to get there. The Leap is a coalition member of the Pact for a Green New Deal, alongside other groups such as the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, CUPE Ontario, Fight for $15 and Fairness, and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. The Green New Deal envisions a just transition away from fossil fuels, implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and a massive expansion of low carbon, green jobs. I talked to Avi Lewis on Saturday, June 22 in Winnipeg, on the last stop of the Leap’s seven city tour across Canada to promote the Pact for a Green New Deal. www.greennewdealcanada.ca www.fridaysforfuture.ca https://www.mbenergyjustice.org/ -Bill 9- https://albertapolitics.ca/2019/06/the-strategy-behind-the-ucps-public-sector-arbitration-deferral-act-explained/ -Saskatoon Co-op AGM- www.co-opmembersforfairness.com https://briarpatchmagazine.com/saskdispatch/view/what-happened-to-the-saskatoon-co-op