Labour - Unions

04/04/16
Author: 
Stefania Barca

Any just transition to a green economy must take place on labor’s terms — not capital’s.

Climate change must be stopped. But who will do the stopping? Who, in other words, could be the political subject of an anticapitalist climate revolution?
23/03/16
Author: 
Sean Sweeney
image from Facing up to the failure of carbon markets

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the “intended nationally determined contributions”submitted to the UNFCCC enshrines carbon markets and emissions trading schemes (ETSs) as a key mechanism for reducing emissions. But are carbon markets effective?

13/03/16
Author: 
Sam Gindin
A worker-owned factory in Argentina. The Working World / Flickr

[Webpage editor: Yes, ecosocialists need to take up the issues about the state and the party that are raised in this sympathetic critique of the limits to workers' ownership and cooperatives.]

 

11/03/16
Author: 
Ron Jacobs

The world is in crisis.  Capitalism, currently the only economic system in existence, is the cause of this crisis.  It is a crisis that impoverishes millions more every year while enhancing the wealth of the rarefied few who conspire with politicians to make it so.  It is a crisis that manifests itself in endless and meaningless wars.  It is a crisis that dismantles schools, hospitals, roads, and other infrastructure in the name of private profit.

03/03/16
Author: 
Ricochet
Canada’s first ministers are meeting today to discuss climate change. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his top cabinet ministers are sitting down in Vancouver with the premiers of all provinces and territories.

On the eve of his meetings with the premiers, Trudeau on Wednesday delivered a keynote address to the Globe 2016 summit in Vancouver on clean energy and sustainability.
 
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02/03/16
Author: 
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Hassan Yussuff and David Suzuki. Photo by Valentina Ruiz Leotaud.

The Liberal government needs to make strategic investments if Canada is going to meet the climate change goals the country announced at the Paris Conference of Parties COP 21.

21/02/16
Author: 
Asbjørn Wahl

The Climate Summit in Paris has once again reminded us of how vulnerable we are on planet earth. However, humanity is faced with a number of deep and challenging crises: economic, social, political, over food – and, of course, over climate change, which is threatening the very existence of millions of people. These crises have many of the same root causes, going to the core of our economic system.

15/02/16
Author: 
Mark Gordienk, Steve Hunt, Brian Cochrane and Tom Sigurdson

[ Editors: Some union leaders in BC continue to advocate the wrong direction for working people. The latest example is the letter below that was published in the Vancouver Sun newspaper. Following this letter's misguided opposition to fossil fuel divestment by UBC is a previous response by the Vancouver Ecosocialists to such views. Note further: "UBC board of governors votes against divestment from fossil fuel industry"- CBC News, Feb 15, 2016 12:52 PM PT]

Letter:

04/02/16

...Today, the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) signed a Solidarity Accord affirming its support for the Save the Fraser Declaration, an Indigenous law signed by representatives of well over 100 First Nations banning tar sands transp

26/01/16
Author: 
Jillian Bell
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre following their joint press conference about the proposed Energy East pipeline in Montreal on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made headlines Tuesday when he met with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, an outspoken opponent of the proposed Energy East pipeline.

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