Protest - Revolt

02/01/19
Author: 
Melanie Green
Though the work is all-consuming, Jean Swanson does find respite in taking the odd nap. In fact, she moved her favourite rocking chair from home to her office at City Hall where she’s rested her eyes on particularly long days during the dinner break.  (JENNIFER GAUTHIER / FOR STARMETRO)

Dec. 30, 2018

VANCOUVER—Vancouver city councillor Jean Swanson still wears the friendship bracelet woven by young female inmates she befriended during her four-day stint at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in August. She hasn’t taken it off once.

31/12/18
Author: 
Michael D. Yates
Workers and supporters picket outside the Sheraton Boston by Marriott in Boston on October 3, 2018. Building the world anew under a new social order is the hardheaded realism the working class must face. CRAIG F. WALKER / THE BOSTON GLOBE VIA GETTY IMAGES

There have been millions of conflicts that reflect the fundamental antagonism between the working class and capital: in workplaces, in politics, in most of the institutions that help make the system tick. Through struggles, workers, sometimes in alliance with peasants, have won markedly better working conditions, protective laws, extensive social welfare provisions, even, in a few cases, sweeping revolutionary transformations. They have fought against racism and sexism and the destruction of Mother Earth. Indeed, the working class has significantly changed the world.

30/12/18
Author: 
Aaron Saad
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley high fives Finance Minister Joe Ceci at a press conference to speak about the Kinder Morgan pipeline project, in Edmonton on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason FransonJASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS

 

A look at some of the major climate stories of the past year to prepare us for 2019

Dec. 29, 2018

We are now three years on from the signing of the Paris Agreement, the last major international climate agreement, and the one that was supposed to right a ship that is desperately off course.

29/12/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
INJUNCTION DEADLINE PLUS 12

RCMP APPEARS TO HOLD OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS BUT LAND DEFENDERS ON HIGH ALERT AS NEW YEAR APPROACHES 
25/12/18
Author: 
Emily Witt
Sunrise, founded a year and a half ago by a dozen or so twentysomethings, has established itself as the dominant influence on the environmental policy of the Democrat’s young, progressive wing.Photograph by Michael Brochstein / SOPA / Getty

December 23, 2018

Sunrise, founded a year and a half ago by a dozen or so twentysomethings, has established itself as the dominant influence on the environmental policy of the Democrat’s young, progressive wing.Photograph by Michael Brochstein / SOPA / Getty

24/12/18
Author: 
Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver

Climate Convergence stands in solidarity with the Unis'ot'en Camp and Wet’suwe’ten Hereditary Chiefs in defending their traditional territories against the $40 billion LNG Canada mega-project approved by B.C. premier John Horgan.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered the Unist’ot’en to remove a bridge barricade because it blocks access to a Coastal GasLink pipeline site. The 670km pipeline would bring fracked gas from Dawson Creek to LNG Canada’s planned processing plant in Kitimat on the coast. More than a quarter of the pipeline route crosses Wet’suwe’ten Territory.

24/12/18
Author: 
Leah Temper
Rendering of the LNG Canada terminus. LNG CANADA / VSUNWP

December 22, 2018

Ground zero in the global battle against climate chaos this week is in Wet’suwet’en territory, northern B.C. As pipeline companies try to push their way onto unceded Indigenous territories, the conflict could become the next Standing Rock-style showdown over Indigenous rights and fossil fuel infrastructure.

Since 2010, the Unist’ot’en clan, members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, have been reoccupying and re-establishing themselves on their ancestral lands in opposition to as many as six proposed pipeline projects.

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