Amanda Follett Hosgood
The Gidimt’en camp is located south of Smithers in northern British Columbia. Photo by Michael Toledano.

05 Jan 2020

‘It’s unnerving that might be our reality again.’

One year after a police raid in northern British Columbia attracted international attention, tensions between Wet’suwet’en land defenders and Coastal GasLink are rising once again.

Aaron Saad
Lorenzer Platz, Nuremberg WE ARE ON FIRE - ACT NOW! Global climate change strike - No Planet B -  09-20-2019

Dec. 29, 2019

But if a Green New Deal can be won, it would recast the past 10 years as something other than a lost decade

Perhaps the most unsettling fact about the effort to get the world on track to addressing climate change this decade is this: there was no point where we came even close.

Hina Alam
A checkpoint is seen at a bridge leading to the Unist'ot'en camp on a remote logging road near Houston, B.C., on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

January 1st 2020


The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted Coastal GasLink an interlocutory injunction against members of a First Nation and others who oppose the company's natural gas pipeline.

The company is building a pipeline from northeastern B.C. to LNG Canada's export terminal in Kitimat on the coast.

Coastal GasLink says it has signed agreements with all 20 elected First Nations councils along the 670-kilometres route but hereditary chiefs in the Wet'suwet'en First Nation say the project has no authority without their consent.

Primary Author Paul McKay
Brazil Oil Spill 2019 - TV BrasilGov/Wikimedia Commons
November 11, 2019

Eight weeks ago, the famed white sand beaches of northeast Brazil began blackening as globs of toxic oil suddenly appeared to coat or contaminate crustaceans, fish, sea turtles, birds, rocks, and shallow mangrove nurseries sheltering all manner of marine life.

Charlie Smith
The spokesperson for the Unist'ot'en, Freda Huson, was one of the defendants in Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd.'s injunction application. CARLITO PABLO

 December 31st, 2019

A company building a $6.6-billion, 670-kilometre pipeline across B.C. says it "will continue efforts to engage with any affected groups to ensure public safety while our field crews continue to progress [with] their critical activities".

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. issued the statement after B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church extended an injunction on December 31 until the project is completed.

Ryan Pollock
Construction workers are seen as they work with steel rebar during the construction of a building on May 17, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle / Getty


Editor: This article is about how to get building trade unions in California and Texas to back a resolution supporting a Green New Deal or similar policy package.  Be sure to check out other articles linked within to read about what other strategies union organizers have pursued to this end. This will be of interest for how such tactics or strategies could be adapted in Canada.

Taylor C. Noakes
Photo: Amit Patel

Investments have to be decoupled from the profit motive and tied to specific goals to transform our transportation systems

Dec. 23, 2019

At a hastily convened press conference held outside Montreal’s Beaubien Métro station about a week before the federal election, Liberal candidates Mélanie Joly, Steven Guilbeault, Rachel Bendayan and Geneviève Hinse announced the funding of the Pink Line, a proposed major expansion of Montreal’s primary mass-transit system.

Tamara Lorincz
Nato - warplane

Dec. 23, 2019

Rapidly reducing carbon emissions impossible with rising militarism and military spendingRapidly reducing carbon emissions impossible with rising militarism and military spending

Earlier this month, the 29 leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) went to London to celebrate their alliance’s anniversary but snubbed the opening of United Nations climate conference, where the other 164 world leaders and their delegations were meeting in Madrid.


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