Protest - Revolt

07/12/19
Greta Thunberg holds a news conference in Madrid where the COP25 climate summit is being held. Photograph: Sergio Pérez/Reuters

Activist says 4% greenhouse gas emissions rise since 2015 shows action is insufficient

6 Dec 2019 

The global wave of school strikes for the climate over the past year has “achieved nothing” because greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise, Greta Thunberg has told activists at UN climate talks in Madrid.

05/12/19
Author: 
People and Nature

“Barring a miracle, [a global average temperature rise above pre-industrial levels of] 2 degrees C must inevitably be substantially breached.” Nothing that has happened since the 2015 Paris climate conference has “suggested any reason for doubting that judgement”.

The international climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland, in 2018, which were supposed to follow up on the Paris agreements, “can be seen as achieving no more than an elaborate seating-plan for the sun-deck of the Titanic”.

05/12/19
Author: 
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours and Megan O’Toole

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center

Published: 5 Dec 2019

 

Canada has been hailed by some as a leader in the fight to combat climate change. But it is also moving forward with a project to expand a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline to the country's west coast.

The Trans Mountain pipeline has become a flashpoint for politicians, environmentalists and Indigenous groups, many of whom say they weren't adequately consulted on the project and fear a spill could harm their traditional territories.

05/12/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
A protester holds a flare as public and private workers demonstrate and shout slogans during a mass strike against pension reforms on December 05, 2019 in Marseille, France. France has drawn up emergency plans for a major strike against pension reforms, which is one of the biggest challenges in President Macron's far-reaching reform. (Photo: Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images)

"We have one of the best pension systems in the world, if not the best. Yet the president has decided, purely out of ideology, to wipe it out."

December 05, 2019

In the nation's largest public-sector strike in decades, hundreds of thousands of workers—from teachers to air traffic controllers to rail workers—took to the streets across France and effectively brought large swaths of the country to a stand-still Thursday to protest President Emmanuel Macron's plan to overhaul the pension system.

04/12/19
Author: 
Craig Collins

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

“Out of the frying pan, into the fire” is an apt description of our current place in history. No matter what you think of globalization, I believe we’ll soon discover that capitalism without it is much, much worse.

30/11/19
Author: 
Anna Bianca Roach
Global wave of transit fare strikes hits Toronto

They entered the station without paying, then jumped the barriers and held them open for other passengers to go through.

Around 20 climate justice activists in Toronto flooded into Osgoode station, the subway station closest to City Hall, on Nov. 29, filling it with a chant: “Public transit should be free! Liberate the TTC!” The Toronto Transit Commission operates buses, subways, streetcars, and light-rail vehicles in the city.

30/11/19
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Once again, Extinction Rebellion has held a nonviolent protest in downtown Vancouver. RYAN DOUCET

[A toungue in cheek account!]

November 29th, 2019

Tonight, the Vancouver Police Department issued a terse five-line news release after a climate protest blocked downtown traffic.

Here's a line-by-line translation of what was said and what was meant.

What the VPD said in the first sentence: "The protest that impacted downtown Vancouver today has ended."

30/11/19
Author: 
Charlie Smith
The Red Brigade first showed up last year at Extinction Rebellion protests in the United Kingdom. GAZAMP

November 29th, 2019

For Black Friday, Extinction Rebellion activists incorporated several theatrical elements in their Vancouver street protest for the climate.

27/11/19
Author: 
Alastair Sharp
The seven young Ontarians who served notice on Doug Ford's government over climate inaction with two Ecojustice lawyers representing them. Photo courtesy of Ecojustice

November 26th 2019

"We need to go into their court system and show them their own laws and that you need to be practicing and following them," said Beze Gray, one of seven young Ontarians who on Tuesday served legal notice on the Doug Ford government over its climate inaction.

The gang of seven are taking their climate protest from the street to the courthouse, arguing that Ford’s weakened climate targets breach their constitutional right to life, liberty and security.

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