Author: Roger Rashi

Roger Rashi is a founding member of Québec Solidaire and presently sits on the party's Commission on the environment.

  • Good Riddance and Old Quandaries

    Two Views from Quebec on the Canadian Federal Election The recent Canadian federal election results have taken most commentators and social activists by surprise. If the anti-Harper sentiment amongst two-thirds of the population had been clear enough for more than a year, very few had on their radar a Liberal majority outcome (even given the notoriety … Keep reading »

  • Peoples Social Forum

    Roger Rashi, Coordinator of the PSF and Dylan Penner discuss the plans for the forum including plans for marches, opportunities for groups to propose workshops, and plans for convergence assemblies to address common goals and strategies. For more information, visit the peoplessocialforum.org website. Ottawa — 23 June 2014.

  • Left Alternatives to Social Democracy

    Toronto — 16 March 2014. Moderated by Abbie Bakan. Presentations by: Leo Panitch is member of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly, is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University. Editor of The Socialist Register, his books include Working Class Politics in Crisis (1986); The End … Watch video »

  • Building New Parties or Building Direct Democracy?

    Vancouver — 2 November 2013. This forum was part of the 2013 World Peace Forum in Vancouver. Video from other workshops can be found on pasifik.ca website. Moderated by Ingo Schmidt. Presentations by: Michael Lebowitz is Professor Emeritus, Economics Department, Simon Fraser University Roger Rashi is a member of Quebec Solidaire Tara Ehrcke BC Teachers’ … Watch video »

  • After A Highly Successful Year, Quebec Solidaire Starts Debate On Program

    In the past year Amir Khadir, Québec Solidaire’s first elected MNA (Member of the National Assembly), has become one of Quebec’s most popular personalities. He has won plaudits from all observers and more importantly, from the public for his performance in and out of the Quebec parliament. His widely publicized positions denouncing political corruption among … Keep reading »

  • From Cochabamba to Cancun: Building a Climate Justice Movement in Quebec

    The recent Cochabamba Conference on Climate Change has issued a call to build “a global peoples movement for climate justice.” A novel feature of this call is that it is supported by progressive countries, mainly those of the ALBA Alliance (Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Cuba, and others), as well as by social movements, primarily but not … Keep reading »

  • Cochabamba Eyewitness: A Great Boost to Ecosocialism

    I attended the alternative Climate Conference in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba as part of an eight-person Quebec activist delegation. I came back convinced that we witnessed a turning point in the global Climate Justice movement. Up to now it has been very difficult to link environmental demands to social justice issues. The mainstream ecological … Keep reading »

  • Québec solidaire: A Left-of-the-Left Formation?

    The first decade of the 21st century has seen the rise of new ‘left of the left’ formations in several Western countries. The best known cases are the Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste (NPA) in France and Die Linke (The Left) in Germany. These new parties share some common traits: they are based on an explicit rejection … Keep reading »

  • Canada’s Big Five: Banking on the Crisis?

    On the eve of the G-20 summit in London, Prime Minister Harper sang the praises of Canada’s big banks to the UK financial press: “[we have] the most free-enterprise financial sector in the world. We’re the only one not nationalising or partially nationalising or de facto nationalising [the banks].” According to the Financial Times, which … Keep reading »