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13/08/19
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Capilano University student Grace Grignon says that she was attracted to Extinction Rebellion because it's taking a "different and stronger approach" than other groups.

Last night, I was curious to learn more about Extinction Rebellion, a global climate-justice movement with chapters in British Columbia.

Founded last year, it's been the talk of the U.K. and, more recently, Australia, for its peaceful, direct actions that disrupt the establishment.

 

In many respects, the Extinction Rebellion protests are reminiscent of the U.S. civil rights movement or Mahatma Gandhi's efforts to get the British to leave India.

13/08/19
Author: 
Paul Fleckenstein
Bill McKibben accepts the EMA Lifetime Achievement Award onstage during the 23rd Annual Environmental Media Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on October 19, 2013 in Burbank, California. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images)

Climate activist and writer Bill McKibben's new book is an excellent account of how urgent the climate crisis in front of us is. But it stumbles in trying to prescribe green capitalist solutions to a problem that requires systematic change.

07/08/19
Author: 
Aviva Chomsky
Despite challenges from parts of both the labor and the environmental movements, which its sponsors had undoubtedly hoped would be among its strongest supporters, Markey and Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal resolution has gone a remarkably long way toward putting a genuine discussion of what an effective and just climate policy might look like in the public arena for the first time. (Photo: Emelia Gold)

This article contains some rare information and analysis about U.S. unions' positions on the Green New Deal and the climate disruption crisis in general.

Published onTuesday, August 06, 2019 by TomDispatch

07/08/19
Author: 
Kris Hermes
Indigenous leaders led a march against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. And the Protest Papers suggest CSIS was watching. Photo by Rogue Collective.

Aug. 7, 2019

The “Protest Papers” released by the BC Civil Liberties Association are just the latest chapter in a five-year battle to determine if CSIS and the oil and gas industry are illegally spying on citizens’ groups.

16/07/19
Author: 
Hans Baer

July 11, 2019

Hans Baer is the author of Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia. He originally contributed this essay to a recent online discussion on “The Climate Movement: What’s Next?” organized by the Great Transition Initiative

06/07/19
Author: 
BC Civil Liberties Association
Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY: Spying on Protestors - Press Conference Announcing Release of Secret Documents from CSIS Spying Complaint
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:00:22 +0000
From: BC Civil Liberties Association <info@bccla.org>
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19/06/19
Author: 
Diverse BC Groups - Union, Environmental, Legal, First Nations, Youth, Advocacy

 

Widespread Opposition Reasserts the Trans Mountain Pipeline Will Never Be Built

 

For Immediate Release

 

 

14/05/19
Author: 
Jane McAlevey
System Change, Not Climate Change / Flickr

Demands for real climate justice got a welcome boost recently as youth walked out of schools worldwide on March 15, urged to go “on strike” by sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden. Images in mainstream and social media exploded with pictures of young people marching into plazas across the world, confronting intransigent elected officials and speaking truth to power.

08/04/19
Author: 
Peter McCartney
An aerial view of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain marine terminal in Burnaby. Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS

It was election night in 2017 and Wilderness Committee staff were gathered at our local watering hole nervously watching the vote totals roll in. We had a lot riding on this election, especially in the fight to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project.

I remember celebratory cheers from NDP candidates that they would stop the pipeline as the night turned in their favour and I have no doubt many of these MLAs still hold this as a priority, and even believe their government is honouring its election promise.

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