Protest - Revolt

Cam Fenton


This is an email I hoped to never have to send. Kinder Morgan has started construction on its export terminal in the Burrard Inlet despite tremendous opposition from First Nations and communities all along its route, without support from the BC government and with no real climate considerations. The company is bulldozing ahead with their plans -- and they have the full support of the Trudeau government.

The District of Saanich has voted to send a letter to greenhouse gas producing fossil fuel companies to hold them accountable for climate change costs. (Martin Meissner/The Associated Press)

Council says taxpayers shouldn't be the only one paying for climate change infrastructure costs

Councillors in the District of Saanich voted unanimously this week to try holding some of the world's largest fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change in their region.

Council pledged to send a letter to 20 large companies involved in extracting fossil fuels, asking them to pay their share of the municipality's climate change costs.

Alex Nguyen and Joshua Azizi
Protesters marched from the Art Gallery to Sunset Beach. Timothy McBurney-Lin
Sept. 10, 2017  ·
The protest at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Zach Kourgialis
Charlie Smith

The north side of the Vancouver Art Gallery was recently given a major facelift to enhance its place as one of the major gathering places in the city.

So it shouldn't come as a surprise that opponents of the Kinder Morgan pipeline have chosen this location for a major demonstration on Saturday (September 9).

The self-styled West Coast Protectors plan to meet there at 1 p.m.

First Nations Leaders

August 24, 2017. For immediate release.  Ernest Alexandra Alfred and a small group have peacefully occupied the Marine Harvest salmon farm, Swanson Island.  They state that they will remain on the farm until their chiefs are satisfied that the Province of BC has cancelled that farm’s Licence of Occupation and thus it has to leave the territory. The farm is located 17km east of Alert Bay.


John Bellamy Foster

Climate change is out of control. It is already too late to avoid soaring temperatures, scarce water, and extreme weather. But the financial structure of capitalism is tied to fossil fuels. Market-based solutions are ineffectual. John Bellamy Foster, a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and the editor of Monthly Review, speaks about the kind of program necessary to stop this catastrophe.


Patrick Bond


Interview by Ethemcan Turhan and Cem İskender Aydın *

Political economist and climate justice expert Patrick Bond comments on the prospects for a progressive anti-capitalist agenda in the face of increasing alt-right populism, xenophobia, climate denialism and economic-political exceptionalism. 


Matt Kieltyka
JENNIFER GAUTHIER/FOR METRO  Environmental and community groups gathered in front of the BC Hydro offices on Dunsmuir Street for a lunchtime rally opposing Site C on June 15, 2017.

A large crowd gathered outside BC Hydro’s offices in Vancouver to protests the Site C dam Thursday, and Gordon August says awareness of the project is growing.A large crowd gathered outside BC Hydro’s offices in Vancouver to protests the Site C dam Thursday, and Gordon August says awareness of the project is growing.

The Site C dam has become top of mind to British Columbians after a historic election that has left the project’s – and government’s – future in flux.

Cara McKenna
CARA MCKENNA/METRO  People demonstrate against the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Burnaby on Sunday, May 28, 2017 following a four-day march from Victoria to the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby.

Four-day walk against Trans Mountain expansion finishes in Burnaby.

Several hundred people rallied at the gates of Kinder Morgan’s terminal in Burnaby on Sunday at the conclusion of four-day walk against fossil fuel expansion.

Some of the marchers, including federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, embarked on a full 75-km journey from Victoria, while others joined at various stops along the way.


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