Politically Speaking is a refreshing antidote to the right-wing perspective that dominates the political scene today. In a series of lively conversations, committed social activists Judy Rebick and Kike Roach take a new look at some of the issues that have troubled our hearts and minds over the past decade: racism, Quebec sovereignty, identity politics, the changing nature of work, the power of the media, violence against women, and the future of the women's movement and the left.
Rebick and Roach -- one white, one Black, one a child of the sixties, the other of the nineties -- debunk right-wing philosophies and concepts, but they also talk candidly about where feminists and activists on the Left have gone wrong. Politically Speaking is guaranteed to raise hackles, challenge accepted wisdom and spark creative thinking about how we can get back on th eroad to social equality.
This is a new release of the book published in September 1996.
About the authors
JUDY REBICK is a well-known social justice and feminist activist, writer, journalist, educator, and speaker. She is the author of Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political, Occupy This!, Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution, and Imagine Democracy. Founding publisher of rabble.ca, Canada’s popular independent online news and discussion site, Judy continues to blog on rabble.ca. She is the former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Canada’s largest women’s group, and was the first CAW Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University. During the 1990s, she was the host of two national TV shows on CBC Newsworld and is a frequent commentator on CBC Radio and Television. In the 1980s, she was a well-known spokesperson for the pro-choice movement during the fight to legalize abortion. She lives in Toronto.
Kike Roach is a community organizer and public speaker who appears frequently in the media on social justice issues. After studying law at both Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and at Université Jean Moulin, Lyon III in Lyons, France, she joined the law firm of Roach, Schwartz & Associates.