Denis Delestrac

[Editor: We are aware of how we are using coal, oil, water, arable land, minerals and so on but how many of us have considered sand as a critical and diminishing resource?  You can watch this interesting film at the Knowledge Network site until April 1, 2017.]

Barry Saxifrage
Canadians are playing a dangerous game of roulette with the climate, writes Barry Saxifrage. Image taken from Wikimedia Commons

In OpinionEnergyPolitics | February 21st 2017

#632 of 632 articles from the Special Report:Race Against Climate Change

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Michael A. Lebowitz
LeftStreamed - Recorded in Athens -- 14 January 2017:

If You Don’t Understand the Second Product,
You Understand Nothing About Marx's Capital

The following talk was given at the International conference "150 years
Karl Marx's Capital - Reflections for the 21st century" held in Athens,
Greece on January 14-15, 2017. Organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung -
Athens Office in cooperation with Theseis, the conference discussed the
Marty Hart-Landsberg

[See Below: "Despite what President Trump says, our problems are not caused by other governments or workers in other countries.  Instead, they are the result of the logic of capitalism. The Trump administration, really no US administration, is going to willingly challenge that. That is up to us."]

Paul Buchheit
We've seen what capitalism can do, but it's possible we ain't seen nothing yet. (Photo: Jörg Kantel/flickr/cc)

In each of the following areas of our lives, capitalism has been a deadly force in the past, and prospects for the future seem even worse with Donald Trump's Cabinet picks. 

1. Medications 

Norm Farrell
Christy Clark pirate

Until the mid-twentieth century, much of British Columbia lacked reliable and affordable electricity. To resolve the privation, W.A.C. Bennett created BC Hydro, a publicly owned utility. The province’s leader acted because the private sector had refused to meet growing needs for electricity. Unlike less effective successors, Premier Bennett was a pragmatist, not an ideologue.

Jeff Matthews

Posted: 04/21/2015 5:22 pm EDT Updated: 06/21/2015 5:59 am EDT

This month's bunker fuel spill in Vancouver's English Bay was a stark reminder of just what is at stake as resource industries lay claim to more and more of our coastline. The accident has already re-energized the debate over the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion and the increased tanker traffic that will accompany it. But, notably absent from this debate is the one group most Vancouverites look to on issues affecting our oceans -- the Vancouver Aquarium.

Matthew Behrens
Pipeline Solidarity

It's a sign of how utterly frightened they are of democracy when politicians and pundits start lecturing us about the "real" definition of civil disobedience. This usually happens during the sanitizing rituals of the January Martin Luther King Day holiday, when King's revolutionary calls to justice are erased in favour of saccharine, self-congratulatory events wholly unconnected to the civil rights movement's multiple, powerful legacies.


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