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03/04/20
Author: 
George Monbiot
 ‘There is no guarantee that this resurgence of collective action will survive the pandemic. But I think it will.’ People distribute free food in Bangalore, India. Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images

All over the world, mutual aid groups have blossomed where governments have failed, as people support each other through the pandemic.

02 Apr 2020,  published in the Guardian 1st April 2020

03/04/20
Author: 
Jessica Wallace
Pipe for Kinder Morgan's planned Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is piled high on Mission Flats Road in Kamloops. Construction in the urban area of Kamloops is expected to begin in April 2020 and continue through to June 2021, subject to approvals. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES

Apr. 2, 2020

The company said it expects a peak of 240 workers, including a number of local and Indigenous people, on the job in Kamloops. Trans Mountain said it is working with the Kamloops Accommodation Association to identify interest and capacity at hotels, motels and RV parks

A Kamloops councillor is calling for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion construction to be postponed, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

03/04/20
Author: 
James Peters
TMX construction site = Image Credit: CFJC Today
Apr 02, 2020

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops councillor is calling on federal and provincial officials to call a halt to Trans Mountain (TMX) pipeline expansion construction within city limits.

Denis Walsh says expansion activities are scheduled to begin soon for TMX’s ‘Kamloops Urban Special Project’, which would lay new pipe beneath the Thompson River.

Walsh doesn’t think the project, which will require hundreds of construction workers, is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/04/20
Author: 
John Smith
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Open Democracy          31 March 2020


There is no magic money tree – the ‘rescue packages’ aim to rescue a rotten system, and won’t work. Everything that central banks have done since 2008 has been designed to postpone the inevitable day of reckoning. But now that day has come.
 

This article is part of our Economy's 'Decolonising the economy' series.

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03/04/20
Author: 
Robert Hackett
RCMP officers cross the bridge leading to Unist'ot'en Camp in Wet'suwet'en territory in northern British Columbia on Feb. 10, 2020. Photo from Unist'ot'en Camp on Twitter
April 2nd 2020
 
As the global pandemic marches on, governments scramble to mitigate it and cobble together economic aid packages. Mass climate protests and the Wet'suwet'en solidarity blockades, just a few weeks ago, seem like a distant memory.
03/04/20
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood 
Hereditary Chief Dsta’Hyl makes regular patrols through Wet’suwet’en territory to tell pipeline workers to go home. They aren’t listening, he says. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.
31 Mar 2020

Union of BC Indian Chiefs calls for Coastal GasLink to halt work to reduce COVID-19 threat.


Amanda Follett Hosgood is the Tyee’s northern BC reporter. She lives amidst the stunning mountains and rivers of Wet’suwet’en territory. Find her on Twitter @amandajfollett.
 
01/04/20
Author: 
International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles - ILNSS
ILNSs Symbol

April 1, 2020

Governments and bosses claim to be at war with coronavirus. In reality, it is a war against our social class that they are waging. A war against us for their profits!

01/04/20
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
Hereditary Chief Dsta’Hyl makes regular patrols through Wet’suwet’en territory to tell pipeline workers to go home. They aren’t listening, he says. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.
Coastal Gas Link's ongoing construction is putting entire communities at risk! 

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