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Alphabet Workers Union
Alphabet Workers Union logo

January 13, 2021  

On January 4th, workers at Google and other Alphabet companies announced the creation of the Alphabet Workers Union with support from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) – the first of its kind in the company’s history. It will be the first union open to all employees and contractors at any Alphabet company, with dues-paying members, an elected board of directors, and paid organizing staff.

Kris Hermes
The Kwekwecnewtxw (Watch House) monitors work carried out at the nearby Burnaby Terminal, part of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Photo via Kwekwecnewtxw – Coast Salish Watch House/Facebook.

Jan. 19, 2021

The handful of supporters in the sparsely-populated courtroom came there to bear witness and stand in solidarity with an Indigenous Elder who had just been tried for a second time and was now awaiting the verdict.

Naveena Sadasivam
Image - pipeline protest - Grist / Kryssia Campos / spooh / Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Earlier this week, with national attention focused on accountability for the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the capitol building in Washington, D.C., Ohio quietly became the 13th state since 2017 to legislate harsher penalties for trespassing on or otherwise interfering with energy and industrial infrastructure — a move that activists and civil liberties groups say is a transparent attempt to criminalize nonviolent protest.

Alan Macleod, Mintpress News
Trump and Zuckerberg

“This Will Be Remembered As A Turning Point.”

While many breathed a collective sigh of relief when Trump’s social media bans were announced, Edward Snowden and other internet freedom advocates warned that the move sets a dangerous precedent.

Elana Shepert
New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh is encouraging Canadians to sign a petition that would designate the "Proud Boys" group as a terrorist organization.Photo via New Democratic Party

Jan 8, 2021

New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh says Trudeau's government has failed to list them as a terrorist organization

New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh is encouraging Canadians to sign a petition that would designate the "Proud Boys" group as a terrorist organization.

The federal NDP is calling on the Trudeau government to immediately ban and designate the Proud Boys as a terrorist organization. 

Singh took to Twitter Thursday (Jan. 7)  to share the petition, which he encourages Canadians to sign and share, too. 

Roxanne Egan-Elliott
Protesters set up a blockade in early August to prevent logging company Teal Jones from building a road into the Fairy Creek headwaters and have maintained a constant presence for more than 140 days. SUBMITTED

Dec. 20, 2020

A group of protesters trying to protect old-growth forests have been blocking a logging road near Port Renfrew for nearly five months and say they’ll remain as long as the trees are threatened.

Lost Creek Protection Camp

After demolition of Homes Creek Camp, a new occupation has begun in pipeline path near Brunette River.

Chris Campbell
According to that protest camp’s organizers, Timothee Govare, with the help of a small crew, has now climbed to a 20-metre-high perch near the same area and that he plans to remain.Submitte

Dec. 19, 2020

With Trans Mountain work suspending, protesters have moved back in after camp was cleared out

Someone has re-occupied a forested Burnaby area in the way of the Trans Mountain pipeline project just days after all work on the project was stopped due to safety issues.

On Dec. 9, a protest treehouse called the Holmes Creek Protection Camp was cleared out of a wooded area just west of North Road and south of Highway 1 in Burnaby.

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy - TUED

Dec. 18, 2020

Good news that the four major union federations are cooperating on this.

              -- Gene McGuckin



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