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16/08/18
Author: 
Jean Swanson

"Every single person who takes a stand against the pipeline is pointing toward a more just future" 

 
14/08/18
Author: 
Casey Williams

15-19 minutes


LAST SEPTEMBER, as record-breaking hurricanes thrashed the Caribbean and southeastern US, the white nationalist magazine American Renaissance asked its readers a question: “What does it mean for whites if climate change is real?”

27/07/18
Author: 
Steven Poole

... the authors argue, capitalism also needs to be overthrown because climate change demands a social revolution along more egalitarian, “sustainable” lines. Business as usual, they say, is not an option, echoing Naomi Klein’s argument in her 2014 eco-socialist manifesto, This Changes Everything....

16/07/18
Author: 
Jean Swanson
Jean Swanson is accompanied by police during her arrest at the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby. Photo by Riaz Behra.

11 Jul 2018

Jean Swanson was awarded the Order of Canada in 2016 for “her long-standing devotion to social justice, notably for her work with the residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.” She is author of the book, Poor Bashing: The Politics of Exclusion (2001). Over the past decade she has been an organizer with the Carnegie Community Action Project and Raise the Rates BC. She is a city council candidate for COPE in the upcoming civic election.

03/06/18
Author: 
Confederation des Syndicats Nationaux, Confederation of National Trade Unions

[Translation by Gene McGuckin]

29/05/18
Author: 
Bob Farkas

May 29, 2018

In the weeks and months ahead, there will be many political casualties of the Liberal government’s crisis surrounding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. The first of these, however, was the carefully-crafted illusion that the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) investment decisions are free from political influence. Over two decades, the Board had painstakingly constructed the pretence that Board decisions stood above retail politics.

06/04/18
Author: 
Vancouver Ecosocialist Group

Following are a series of videos of the event we held on March 22, 2018

'The City As A Site Of Struggle Part 2'.

 

On January 25, 2018 we held a first such event: 'The City As A Site Of Struggle''. The videos of this earlier event can be accessed here: http://www.ecosocialistsvancouver.org/article/city-site-struggle

 

28/03/18
Author: 
Tom Walker

 

March 23. 2018 -  "What makes one poor is not the lack of means. The poor person, sociologically speaking, is the individual who receives assistance because of the lack of means." – Georg Simmel

 “A tight labor market is important for all workers, but especially for historically disadvantaged groups." – Janelle Jones, Economic Policy Institute

Executive Summary

Forty percent of the 678,000 British Columbians living below the poverty line are working adults. This submission focuses on the reduction of poverty among employed adults.

20/02/18
Author: 
Emma Foehringer Merchant
Bolivia lithium brine  Photo Credit: Dimitry B./Flickr
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September 20, 2017

Gigafactories intended to scale the production of electric-vehicle batteries can exact a human toll.

 
In his first Tesla Motors master plan, Elon Musk wrote, “The overarching purpose of Tesla Motors (and the reason I am funding the company) is to help expedite the move from a mine-and-burn hydrocarbon economy towards a solar electric economy, which I believe to be the primary, but not exclusive, sustainable solution.”

14/02/18
Author: 
Richard Moser
Jackson Rising: At Last, a Real Strategic Plan
​30 Jan 2018
 
Jackson Rising: At Last, a Real Strategic Plan

“When the bubble bursts we will need a network of worker cooperatives and people’s assemblies to sustain us.”

“Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality…. — Malcolm X

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