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04/02/23
Author: 
Phil Gasper
A Planet to Win

Website editor: An interesting interview

Winter 2023 (New Politics Vol. XIX No. 2, Whole Number 74)

An Interview with Alyssa Battistoni

Alyssa Battistoni teaches political theory at Barnard College. She is the co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Verso 2019) and is currently writing a book titled Free Gifts: Capitalism and the Politics of Nature. Phil Gasper spoke with Alyssa on behalf of the New Politics editorial board on November 4, 2022.

20/01/23
Author: 
Sierra Club of BC
scales of justice in front of forest

Jan. 17, 2023

Press Release

VANCOUVER/UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (MUSQUEAM), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (SQUAMISH) AND səlilwətaɬ (TSLEIL-WAUTUTH) TERRITORIES – Today, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled on a landmark 2022 climate case brought by Ecojustice on behalf of Sierra Club BC. In the case, Sierra Club BC alleged that the B.C. government failed to adequately report on its progress to reach its climate targets, as required by the province’s climate law.  

17/01/23
Author: 
Nate Wallace
Toronto isn't alone among Canadian cities looking to increase transit fares this year. FRED LUM

 

Website editor: This is a good piece but it should be noted that in the Vancouver area Translink is now cutting back service and proposing to raise fares

 

Feb. 16, 2023

Nate Wallace is the clean transportation program manager at Environmental Defence.

14/01/23
Author: 
Anupriya Dasgupta
CEC's recent "Cleaner, Closer, Committed to Net Zero" campaign featured billboards in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Jan. 9, 2023

Should Canada's public broadcaster be running ads that feature false claims?

This is the first in a two-part series examining fossil fuel advertising in Canada, the implications for news media, and the movement to hold industry accountable for what they tell Canadians.

06/01/23
Author: 
Scott Neigh
Image: The Breach

"While material gains are crucial, they are far from the only way that movements build towards a better world. Also important are the increased confidence and capacity that can result even from collective struggles that have not yet won definitive victories. "

Dec. 22, 2022

05/01/23
Author: 
Robert Booth
Extinction Rebellion protesters in London in October. The group is calling for 100,000 people to surround parliament on 21 April. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images

Jan. 1, 2023

Climate protest group says temporary shift will ‘prioritise relationships over roadblocks’

The climate protest group Extinction Rebellion is shifting tactics from disruptions such as smashing windows and glueing themselves to public places in 2023, it has announced.

24/12/22
Author: 
Victor Anderson and Rupert Read
Teaser photo credit: By UN Biodiversity – 22dec07-COP15-Sec-Gen-Media-3206, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=126536988

". . . fooling ourselves is not good for anyone. It’s certainly not good for nature; nor for our long-term mental health." . . . Optimism of the intellect is not what we need at this time. For it amounts to little more than wishful thinking writ large. What we need is courage: to look the very difficult truth in the face. And a profound determination: to work together to start to build a different system; and to pressure this system we live under to transform.

Dec. 20, 2022

23/12/22
Author: 
David Broadland
This satellite photo of logging west of Kelowna covers an area of 63 square kilometres. The 220,000 square kilometres of primary forest in BC that is being converted to clearcuts, logging roads and plantations is 3,500 times greater than the area shown here (click image to enlarge). For context, the entire state of Washington covers 184,827 square kilometres.

Dec.13, 2022

The BC government is committing a 220,000-square-kilometre, biodiversity-killing, climate-destabilizing fraud on its own citizens and the international community.

THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF WRITING over the past year about the “Big Lie” in American politics: A deliberate, gross distortion of the truth, repeated over and over, even in the face of evidence that what’s being claimed is false.

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