Protest - Revolt

Brendan Montague
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, June 11, 2013. Image: Gabriel Cabral / Creative Commons 2.0.  Gabriel Cabral / Creative Commons 2.0

Website editor: Important read.

Dec. 18, 2023

We need a mass movement to ensure a just transition and prevent climate breakdown. But such contestations can go very wrong.

The people in power are not acting on climate breakdown. Which presents us, those not in power, with three options. We change the actions of those in power, we change the people in power or we change the nature of power itself.

Owen Schalk
Photo: Indigenous land defenders from across the Global South were in Toronto last year demonstrating outside the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference | Mining Injustice Solidarity Network on X

Dec. 19, 2023

The ‘green’ transition is spurring a neocolonial rush for minerals

Around the world, Indigenous-led resistance to mining and extraction projects have been intensifying, and it is frequently Canadian companies who are the aggressors, pushing forward with neocolonial land grabs and violent state-sanctioned repression when projects are opposed by locals.

Saeed Rahnema
Obstacles to Palestinian-Israeli Peace - walkers with Israeli flags

December 24, 2023 

If Al-Qaeda and ISIS were the indirect products of the policies of US imperialism, Hamas is a direct product of Israel. A glimpse into the painful history of 75 years of conflicts and confrontations between Israel and Palestinians helps one better understand the latest Hamas/Israeli fighting that started on October 7, 2023.

The Origins of the Palestinian Movement

Brishti Basu
A man waves a Palestinian flag during a pro-Palestinian rally in Montreal on Nov. 12. Protests like this have been taking place across Canada for more than two months. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

Dec. 22, 2023

Employers, institutions alerted to individuals supporting Palestinians in Israel-Hamas war, CBC has learned

Restaurant staff losing their jobs for cheering on a pro-Palestinian protest. A Palestinian Canadian journalist fired for her social media posts calling for a #freepalestine. Medical residents flagged to potential hiring committees for their support of Palestinians.

Alex Cosh
Bob Rae - Photo credit: United Nations video screenshot.

Dec. 14, 2023

Good morning Maple readers. On Tuesday, Canada voted for a resolution at the UN General Assembly to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, a move that human rights activists said shows the Trudeau government is finally listening to the demands of Palestine solidarity protests.

As we have reported, these protests have frequently been met unkindly by government officials and law enforcement services.

Damian Carrington
Cop28 was hosted by a petrostate, the United Arab Emirates, and run by the boss of its state oil company, Adnoc. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

Dec. 14, 2023

The absence of a ‘phase-out’ let petrostates off the hook, but there are other ways to end the era of coal, oil and gas

Petrostates fought fiercely against the call from 130 nations at Cop28 for a fossil fuel phase-out. That is because they are engaged in a colossal fossil fuel phase-up, already working on double the extraction that the planet can cope with.

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For Immediate Release

Dec 11, 2023

Land Defenders chain themselves to Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX) boring tunnel to protect sacred Secwépemc territory


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