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13/04/20
Author: 
Vancouver Ecosocialists
We want change!!

A ‘New Normal’? WHOSE ‘New Normal’?

 

Sister, Brothers, and Friends,

 

In less than a month our political landscape has changed drastically. Millions of

lives are disrupted in ways unimaginable a few weeks ago. In the absence of

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28/03/20
Author: 
Will Offley

In the last week the NDP government has taken a host of welcome steps to deal with the Covid-19 crisis in our province. There are a number of glaring exceptions to this, however, especially including Horgan's conntinuing refusal to actually require social distancing when that policy comes into conflict with the economy. Mining and construction are explicitly exempted from this, having been designated as essential services yesterday by the Solicotor-General.

18/03/20
Author: 
Will Offley

Mar. 18, 2020

04/02/20
Author: 
Roger Annis

Photo: Funeral procession for Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran on Jan 6, 2020 (AP photo by Ebrahim Noroozi)

On January 3, 2020, the Trump-led U.S. government carried out the assassinations of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi military commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Both men had played key leading roles for years in the war against the right-wing paramilitaries of ISIS.[1]

15/11/19
Author: 
Carlito Pablo
Former union local president Gene McGuckin is a member of the Vancouver Ecosocialists organization.

November 13th, 2019

Gene McGuckin says he has yet to meet a member of the Green Party of Canada who is an avowed ecosocialist.

23/09/19
Author: 
Vancouver Ecosocialists

Election offers only partial solutions

Roll Up Your Sleeves,

For the Green New Deal

   Our federal election should let us choose a climate justice plan to remedy global climate disruption and growing economic inequality. But, at best, the major parties offer only extremely partial solutions.

12/09/19
Author: 
Will Offley
 
If nothing else, nine days in the North Fraser Pretrial Centre taught me quite a few valuable (and in some cases, unexpected) lessons about the realities of short term incarceration in Canada’s prison system.  These included the realization that while extremely unpleasant, a short-term internment is not necessarily an awful experience, depending on how you approach it, and that you may encounter significantly more kindness and humanity from fellow inmates than you might otherwise expect.
 
12/09/19
Author: 
Gene McGuckin
Climate Change Action Canada - Photo credit: Justin Tang/Canadian Press

September 12, 2019

While many Canadians are looking to the October 21st federal election for solutions to global climate disruption, the climate plans from the four major parties offer none.

Any genuine solution will require reining in an economic system that demands eternal growth in a finite ecosystem, mitigating or adapting to multiplying environmental and social disasters, and drastically reducing consumption. Deadline: yesterday!

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.

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