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Marc Lee
Bus travellers - illustration

Feb. 16, 2024

British Columbians deserve to be able to get to where they need to go quickly, conveniently and affordably, no matter where in the province they live. And meeting our climate goals demands modern, sustainable zero-carbon transit—with great service that can offer a compelling alternative to personal cars.

But after years of neglect and privatization, today’s transit system is plagued with overcrowding, delays and big gaps in service.

Otto Fors and R. F. Landers , Left Voice.
photo: Enfoque Rojo.

Feb. 7, 2024

After A National Strike And Days Of Mobilizations, The Movement In The Streets Has Defeated Far-Right President Javier Milei’s Anti-Worker Omnibus Bill.

This week in Argentina, members of congress voted on the highly repressive Omnibus Bill proposed by far-right president Javier Milei. After a general strike and four days of massive mobilizations, the bill was withdrawn. It’s a huge victory for the working class and the movement in the streets.

Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood
The longer we fail to address climate change, the more urgent the problem becomes. Photo by Markus Spiske/Pexels

The year 2024 is shaping up to be the most important ever for climate action — just like 2023 before it and 2022 before that, and so on back through at least the 1980s.

It may be a tired refrain. But in this era of accelerating and compounding crises, the longer we fail to address climate change, the more urgent the problem becomes.

So what trends, events and opportunities should concerned citizens be paying attention to in 2024?

Max Fawcett
Ontario Premier Doug Ford participates in a discussion with future Alberta Premier Danielle Smith at the 2019 Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Feb. 1, 2024

Of all Pierre Poilievre’s familiar slogans, there’s one that stands above the rest: Canada is broken. There’s no shortage of irony there, not least because what little we know of his proposed plans and policies revolve almost exclusively around breaking things, whether it’s the CBC or Canada’s climate change policies. But the most ironic thing of all is that while Poilievre pretends Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are breaking the country, its conservative premiers are busy doing exactly that.

David Camfield
If We Burn - book cover

Dec. 29, 2023

new book takes a broad look at the protest movements of the 2010s and asks why—despite being massive—most of these movements fell far short of their goals. In this review, David Camfield takes issue with the author’s prescription for building more successful struggles.

Marc Lee
BC is still backing megaprojects like LNG Canada’s Kitimat plant that depend on more fracked gas. Photo via LNG Canada.

Jan. 24, 2024

Just as climate policies begin to work, the government is being pressured to gut them.

Conor Smyth, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.
fast food workers

Jan. 21, 2024

Reporting on California's Fast-food minimum wage raise comes with fear.

What’s scarier than a shark attack? An increase in the minimum wage.

At least that’s what many corporate media outlets seem to want you to believe, given the apocalyptic tone of much of the coverage of California’s recent decision to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $20 an hour, starting this April, a bump from the current level of $16.

Andy Takagi
In the third quarter of 2023, the wealthiest 20 per cent of Canadians accounted for the vast majority of total wealth across the country.   Steve Russell

Jan. 22, 2024

The wealthiest 20 per cent of Canadians recently accounted for more than two-thirds of total net wealth in Canada.

Canada’s income inequality continues to widen, highlighting the struggle of the lowest income Canadians to make ends meet amidst a prolonged cost-of-living crisis.

Jeremiah Budin
Massive new $11 billion project could revolutionize US power grid: ‘What’s amazing … is the speed of deployment’

Jan. 15, 2024

The American Southwest is about to get a lot more clean energy. California-based developer Pattern Energy just closed on $11 billion of non-recourse financing to construct a massive wind and transmission project across New Mexico and Arizona, as Electrek reported.


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