Matthew Huber

Democratic socialism is in the air. Since Bernie Sanders’s miraculous 2016 primary run – garnering 13.2 million votes and 23 state victories – the politics of democratic socialism has grown in popularity. I believe this popularity is based on its capacity to articulate clear and simple principles.


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Against the brave and dedicated efforts of firefighters, wildfires still continue to burn across the province.

Alexander C. Kaufman
Fracking and water use - Education Images/Getty

Up to 1,440 percent more was generated in the first year.

Aug. 17, 2018

This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.


I’ve been following fires for a couple of years in BC, California and elsewhere and have never seen anything quite like this. The AQI for PM2.5 in Prince George is over 500 (hazardous) and it is not in the worst of it...... [From a comment on the "Landwatch" list]

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Jean Swanson

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

Behdad Mahichi
Jean Swanson arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for sentencing after her June 30 arrest at the Kinder Morgan in Burnaby. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG

Two high-profile Vancouverites were led off to jail on Wednesday, sentenced to seven days in jail for defying an injunction by protesting at a Kinder Morgan property in Burnaby on June 30.

Jean Swanson, a candidate for Vancouver city council, and Susan Lambert, a former president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, were among seven people who appeared before Justice Kenneth Affleck of the B.C. Supreme Court.

All seven pleaded guilty to contempt of court for blocking construction, were sentenced to seven days behind bars and were taken straight to jail.

Michael Franklin
Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:39PM MDT 
Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:28PM MDT
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A special air quality statement is in effect for Calgary and surrounding areas because of a thick blanket of smoke coming from several nearby wildfires.

Environment Canada predicted the Air Quality Health Index to reach a very high risk, or 10+, on Saturday.

Justin Mikulka
Main image: Portland, Oregon's Marine Drive looking north to Hayden Island. Credit: Washington State Department of Transportation, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

August 3, 2018

In a big win for the City of Portland, Oregon, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued a ruling that the city had not violated the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause by voting to ban any new fossil fuel terminals within its borders.


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