VESG

10/06/19
Author: 
David Camfield

 

The push for a Green New Deal (GND) that’s become a big topic of political discussion in the US has come north. At the beginning of May 2019, the Pact for a GND was launched publicly in Canada. It was endorsed by a range of organizations and prominent individuals. Behind the scenes, staff from a number of major NGOs including Greenpeace and Leadnow are playing key roles in the initiative.

18/05/19
Author: 
Paul Abela

May 6, 2019 - Economists tell us that the federal carbon tax will provide an end to the “externalization” of the costs associated with CO2 emissions. Environmentalists tell us that increasing the cost of carbon-intensive energy will alter consumer behaviour and “save the planet.” Politicians levy the tax and tell us that we’re all in this thing together.

09/02/19
Author: 
Roger Annis

 

Feb 8, 2019 - It is common for liberal, anti-nuclear advocates to ascribe equal responsibility to Russia for the U.S. renewal of the nuclear arms race, the latest chapter of which is the unilateral withdrawal by the U.S. from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

25/01/19
Author: 
Various

 

[Web page editors note: See this compilation of articles that offer background for understanding events in Venezuela.]

Venezuela: Is President Maduro 'illegitimate'? 10 facts to counter the lies

[reposted from Green Left Weekly]

by Pascualina Curcio, January 25, 2019

25/01/19

Click here for this leaflet distributed by Vancouver Ecosocialists.

14/12/18
Author: 
Wenonah Hauter

The images from the streets of Paris over the past weeks are stark and poignant: thousands of angry protesters, largely representing the struggling French working class, resorting to mass civil unrest to express fear and frustration over a proposed new gas tax. For the moment, the protests have been successful. French President Emmanuel Macron backed off the new tax proposal, at least for six months. The popular uprising won, seemingly at the expense of the global fight against climate change and the future wellbeing of our planet.

10/12/18
Author: 
Bill Henderson

Dec 8 2018 - The NDP/Green government of BC has just released their new climate plan: CleanBC. The initial reviews are good.

05/10/18
Author: 
Roger Annis

[Recent articles included in the 'Canada Newsroll' at A Socialist in Canada]

BC Premier John Horgan considers ways to proceed with ‘LNG Canada’ project in Kitimat without an approval vote in the Legislature, by Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun, Oct 2, 2018

21/08/18
Author: 
Guy Dauncey

August 20, 2018 - I wish I didn’t have to write this. I count myself a friend of the NDP/Green Alliance, and I had high hopes for the government’s new climate action plans. [1]  

14/08/18
Author: 
John Bellamy Foster

This interview of Foster by Jonas Elvander for Flamman (The Flame) addresses a wide variety of issues, including the roots of Marxian ecology, the nature of ecosocialism, the global ecological crisis, the question of green capitalism, the relation of ecosocialism to indigenous struggles, and the bases of ecological hope. It was conducted over a number of days in late July and early August 2018It was translated into Swedish and published in an abridged form in Flamman on August 9.

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