Protest - Revolt

Brendan Montague
Over 100,000 demonstrated in the streets of Glasgow.
November 19, 2021

Even on its own terms, the outcome of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow was catastrophic

The future was supposed to be copitalism: a new global economic paradigm where national governments work together through the United Nations (UN) Conference of the Parties (COP) process to limit emissions and prevent runaway climate breakdown – while leaving capitalism otherwise intact.

John Woodside
Excavators work to clear a section of Highway 7 east of Agassiz following a mudslide. Photo via B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

November 18th 2021

Extreme weather fuelled by climate breakdown is exposing the vulnerability of key infrastructure in British Columbia and is reviving questions among environmentalists and residents about building the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline.

First Nations leaders
RCMP Set Up Illegal Exclusion Zone

RCMP Set Up Illegal Exclusion Zone Blocking Food, Medicine, And People From Reaching Healing Center And Homes On The Territory

Robert Hackett
B.C. Premier John Horgan announcing "real climate action" in 2017. Credit: BC NDP / Flickr

[Editor: And now the floods!]

November 12, 2021

As British Columbia’s New Democratic Party prepares for its first biennial convention since winning the 2020 election, memories of last summer’s deadly heat domes and wildfires still burn deeply. B.C. is experiencing the global consequences of carbon-intensive extractivism – the kind of “rip and ship” (extract and export) economic policies pursued by the previous right-of-centre B.C. Liberal government for most of its 2001-2017 term of office.

Barry Saxifrage

November 16th 2021

“No more blah, blah, blah. No more whatever the f*** they are doing inside there…” — Greta Thunberg at COP26 in Glasgow

Patrick Martin
Climate activists march through the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 which is the host city of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Nov. 9, 2021

As the global climate summit COP26 drags out to its miserable end this week in Glasgow, Scotland, the major capitalist powers and the banks and corporations that call the shots in national and world politics have largely failed in their efforts to use the summit to provide a semblance of “progress” in resolving the global climate emergency.


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