Transportation

12/10/19
Author: 
Jon Milton

Oct. 9, 2019

Montreal-area NDP candidates speak in favour of urban transit and housing proposals central to proposed ‘Green New Deal of the North’

hen the largest demonstration in Canadian history happened, Montreal’s car traffic came to a standstill. It was predictable — hundreds of thousands of people were expected to descend on the downtown that day, conditions that aren’t exactly ripe for the free flow of cars.

23/09/19
Author: 
Nick Boisvert

Plant could build electric vehicles for government agencies, workers group proposes

 
22/09/19
Author: 
Russ Christianson
Germany’s Post Office (Deutsche Post) developed and began manufacturing Streetscooter battery electric vans in 2016 to replace its 70,000 vehicle fleet.

The Case For Nationalization and Conversion of the Oshawa GM Plant

22/09/19
Author: 
George Monbiot
 Illustration: Bill Bragg

It’s not just the megarich: increased spending power leads us all to inflict environmental damage. It’s time for a radical plan

12/09/19
Author: 
Gene McGuckin
Climate Change Action Canada - Photo credit: Justin Tang/Canadian Press

September 12, 2019

While many Canadians are looking to the October 21st federal election for solutions to global climate disruption, the climate plans from the four major parties offer none.

Any genuine solution will require reining in an economic system that demands eternal growth in a finite ecosystem, mitigating or adapting to multiplying environmental and social disasters, and drastically reducing consumption. Deadline: yesterday!

23/08/19
Author: 
Wojciech Kębłowski
Photo of bus
 22.08.2019


Free public transport is not a pipe dream. It exists in over 100 cities across the world - and has transformative impacts.
 
If we are to believe transport experts and practitioners, abolishing fares for all passengers is the last thing public transport operators should be doing. For Alan Flausch, an ex-CEO of the Brussels public transport authority and current Secretary General of International Association of Public Transport, “in terms of mobility, free public transport is absurd.”
23/08/19
Author: 
Wojciech Kębłowski
Photo of bus
 22.08.2019


Free public transport is not a pipe dream. It exists in over 100 cities across the world - and has transformative impacts.
 
 
27/06/19
Author: 
Judy Deutsch

The New Deal and World War II are reminders of past transformative times, reverberating in current severe hardships and extreme dangers. Emergencies can bring clarity and reason about what to do, though at the opposite end, crises can elicit the worst outcomes, such as outlined by Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine.

14/06/19
Author: 
Laura Millan Lombrana
Dry and cracked ground marks an area where water is being pumped by mining companies in the southern tip of the Atacama salt flat.  Photographer: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg
 June 11, 2019
 
Mining lithium and copper to supply the battery boom and fight climate change is wrecking a fragile ecosystem in Chile.
 
The oases that once interrupted the dusty slopes of the Atacama desert in northern Chile allowed humans and animals to survive for thousands of years in the world’s driest climate. That was before the mining started.
 
 

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