Making Mandela’s Rainbow Nation A Reality (Part Two) – Bobby Dean

In Part One IFLRY Vice President Bobby Dean recounted his time with young politicians in Cape Town, South Africa. In this part two, he has travelled across the country to the poorer rural communities to witness the work of Restless Development’s…

Making Mandela’s Rainbow Nation A Reality – Bobby Dean

It’s Sunday night and I’m settling in to sleep in a familiar place – a plane seat. I don’t have ‘wanderlust’ – whatever that discomforting hipsterised term means – but my involvement in international issues has put me on a…

Making Mandela’s Rainbow Nation A Reality (Part One) – Bobby Dean

In this two-part special, IFLRY Vice President Bobby Dean recounts his recent visit to South Africa. The first part below focuses on his week with the Africa Liberal Network and the Democratic Alliance. It’s Sunday night and I’m settling in…

Climate Change as a Conflict Trigger – Tone Bjørndal

We are entering an era of increased risk of conflict due to climate change. We depend on resources for survival, and thus, they have throughout history always been an important factor for conflicts. As anthropogenic climate change and unsustainable use…

Does thinking about Liberalism matter?

You can read an introductory post to Krijn’s series on liberal political philosophy here. This might sound like a strange question to ask, especially on a blog by and for liberals. What’s the point? We all agree that being liberal…

Because Every Single Person Counts – Alena Santalainen

I am extremely happy and proud to have good news to share once again.  Recently, the law that was being used to discriminate against rape victims in Sudan was amended and signed into law by the President. The amazing thing is how this…

Canada must protect its Arctic – Dunja Stajic

The Canadian government has been failing miserably at reaching its target to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions ahead of the upcoming Paris Summit in December. The provinces have yet to hear from the feds* in response to the need to work together…