Canada

24/08/21
Author: 
Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks
Sinking Yacht illustration - Even amid the pandemic, the ultra-rich have continued to hide and hoard their fortunes. The time for a wealth tax is now, write Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks. Image by Canadian Dimension.

August 23, 2021

A wealth tax would raise badly-needed revenue. More importantly, it could reduce the fortunes—and power—of billionaires

In 2008, just after the election of Barack Obama, the two of us were trying to peddle an idea for a book decrying the rise of billionaires. A New York publisher told us he loved our proposal but it came too late. With Obama’s election, he said, the super-rich would soon be hit by steep taxes that would start depleting their fortunes. Their day in the sun was done.

22/08/21
Author: 
Nick Cunningham
Alberta's oil sands. Credit: Dru Oja Jay (CC BY 2.0)

Aug. 17, 2021

New pipelines could help Canada export more tar sands, boosting the bottom lines of Alberta’s oil producers. But experts warn that Canada is charting a ‘path to climate crisis.’

Wall Street analysts are advising their clients to invest in Canadian tar sands companies on the expectation that the highly controversial Line 3 and Trans Mountain Expansion pipelines overcome Indigenous-led public opposition and reach completion. 

22/08/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Alberta tar sands - Wikimedia Commons

August 17, 2021

Alberta oil production now exceeds its pre-pandemic high, and has increased 86.2% since 2010, according to new data from the Alberta Energy Regulator and ATB Economics.

The lion’s share of the output—86% —comes from the tar sands/oil sands, CBC reports.

22/08/21
Author: 
Shaena Lambert
Protestors pushed and shoved violently as they form a civil disobedience cluster at Fairy Creek on August 21, 2021. Photo by Shaena Lambert

August 22nd 2021

Tall tree, deep water, strong wind, warm fire –

I can feel it in my body, I can feel it in my soul.

 

22/08/21
For Immediate Release

August 21, 2021
Province-Wide RCMP Stand Down Actions
Monday, August 23
1:00-3:00 pm Pacific

Where: RCMP detachments and offices across British Columbia (and Toronto, as of August 21).

19/08/21
Author: 
Maeve Campbell
Exploration in the Arctic   -   Copyright  Canva

August 16, 2021

Ocean bacteria in the Canadian Arctic is capable of biodegrading diesel and oil, according to a new study.

Scientists at the University of Calgary found “unexpected” microbes in the icy waters of the Arctic which they say would respond well to an oil spill in the region. The study’s findings were published in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal.

16/08/21
Author: 
First Nations leaders
From: Nuskmata Jacinda Mack <jacinda.mack@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 9:07 AM
Subject: Call For Solidarity: Nuxalk Nation Evicts Juggernaut Exploration Ltd.
To:
 
Yaw Smatmcuks ( hello relatives )
 
15/08/21
Author: 
Audrey Carleton
DEMONSTRATORS PROTEST LINE 3 PIPELINE. IMAGE:  NICOLE NERI/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGE

Aug. 9. 2021

Enbridge is funding police who have violently responded to protests of its Line 3 pipeline.

A Canadian Oil company has given Minnesota law enforcement $2 million to fund the policing of protests against construction of its pipeline, Motherboard has learned.

15/08/21
Author: 
Steve D'Arcy
Delegates at an IPCC working group meeting in 2013

Aug 10 2021

The root economic causes of the climate crisis appear nowhere in the report, but must be at the centre of movements’ efforts

The backdrop for the latest climate report from the United Nations has been a series of terrifying reminders of the unfolding crisis.

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