Indigenous Peoples

22/08/19
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Angela Barnes with Reuters

 22/08/2019

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, according to research carried out by Brazil’s space research centre (INPE).

It cites 72,843 fires, marking an increase of 83% compared to 2018 — the highest since records began in 2013.

17/08/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
A shot of Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2012. Photo by Kris Krüg from Flickr

August 9th 2019

The Trudeau government and the petrobloc (the fossil fuel industries and their political, financial and media allies) would like you to believe that the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX), intended to triple the flow of diluted bitumen from the Athabasca Sands to the port of Vancouver, is a done deal.

But the latest approval of TMX by the Trudeau government and the industry-friendly National Energy Board does not settle the issue.

09/08/19
Author: 
CBC The Early Edition

August 8, 2019

10:57

CBC reporter Chantelle Bellrichard shares this story with Stephen Quinn.

Listen here: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1584304707757

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.

04/08/19
Author: 
Chris Campbell
Drummers against the Trans Mountain project at a previous protest. North Shore News file photo

JULY 30, 2019

A protest that aims to “surround” the Trans Mountain terminal in Burnaby with drummers is set to go this holiday Monday, Aug. 5.

24/07/19
Author: 
The Canadian Press

JULY 24, 2019

CALGARY — An Indigenous group planning to bid for ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline is launching a "listening tour" of Indigenous communities in B.C. and Alberta.

Project Reconciliation says the tour will begin in Kamloops in mid-August and will invite First Nations and Metis Nation people and communities along the pipeline route from Edmonton to the West Coast to share their thoughts about Indigenous ownership.

10/07/19
Author: 
Camille Bains
A aerial view of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
 July 10, 2019 1:25AM EDT 

VANCOUVER -- Six First Nations that have filed another legal challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion say Canada's ownership of the corporation behind the project created a bias that prevented full consultations as ordered by the Federal Court of Appeal.

Chief Leah George-Wilson of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation said Canada had an opportunity to "get it right" but failed to take environmental risks into consideration as part of a rushed consultation process.

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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04/07/19
Author: 
Bolivia delegation at the UN

 

We should live in a simple way for others to be able to live as well.
Mahatma Gandhi

He who is richer is not who has more, but who needs less.
Zapotec saying, Oaxaca, Mexico

2010 - We suffer the severe effects of climate change, of the energy, food and financial crises. This is not the product of human beings in general, but of the existing inhuman capitalist system, with its unlimited industrial development. It is brought about by minority groups who control world power, concentrating wealth and power on themselves alone.

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