Indigenous Peoples

Cloe Logan
Illustration by Ata Ojani - What’s an SMR?

"Are SMRs viable? That is the biggest question surrounding SMRs. Although the plans for these next-generation nuclear units might hypothetically work, their viability hasn’t been proven anywhere. 

Jan. 4, 2023

Canada has big climate goals and we need ambitious solutions to meet them. The federal government is banking on a new generation of nuclear technology to help us clean up power grids and reduce planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. But will it work?

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

John Woodside
The Xingu River, near Aldeia São Francisco. Photo via Amazonia Real/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Jan. 4, 2023

A Canadian mining company wants to open the largest open-pit gold mine in Brazil's history in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

However, Indigenous rights and environmental advocates are targeting the company's shareholders to stop it, saying Toronto-headquartered Belo Sun has made “misleading” claims to investors about its Volta Grande project.

Jonathan Watts
Bolsonaro’s ministers trashed the government agencies responsible for protecting the forest, nature reserves and Indigenous territories. Photo by Jonny Lew/Pexels

Jan. 3, 2023

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Bryan Palmer
inm rally

January 3, 2023

On January 13, Bryan D. Palmer, one of Canada’s most celebrated labour historians, will be giving the inaugural lecture at the opening of the Leo Panitch School for Socialist Education. In this essay, Palmer introduces the themes he will be elaborating in his talk.

Gidimt'en Access
Tsel Kiy Kwa

Dec. 23,  2022


Tsel Kiy Kwa

On December 8th we got reports that there was blasting happening less than 1km from Gidimt’en Checkpoint, one of our homesites on the yintah at 44km.

Matteo Cimellaro
Francisco von Hildebrand, president of Gaia Amazonas, at COP15 in Montreal. Photo by Matteo Cimellaro / Canada's National Observer

Dec. 15, 2022

With 17 per cent of its forest already lost, the Amazon is near a tipping point. If that reaches 20 to 25 per cent, scientists say there will be irreversible changes.

Uyunkar Domingo Peas Nampichkai, a leader from the Achuar Nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon, put it simply at a news conference Wednesday: the Amazon is in a “deep crisis.”


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