Protest - Revolt

Emma Jackson
Trucker image

Feb. 2, 2022

Defeating the growth of the far-right means acknowledging real grievances and countering their narrative with an inclusive left-wing populism

Three years ago, the last time a large group of truckers rolled into Ottawa, I found myself on Parliament Hill locked in a standoff.

Protect the Planet/Stop TMX
Climate Crime Scene
For Immediate Release Feb. 1, 2022
Conflict of interest: CER overrules concerns about Fraser River re-drilling by Trans Mountain
Ceri Warnock
Environmental group Extinction Rebellion protest outside Shell offices at the ongoing extraction of fossil fuels and the resulting environmental damage. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Jan. 31, 2022

Juries have started questioning who the real criminals are in the unforgiving arena of climate change politics, writes Prof Ceri Warnock.

The smart money is moving away from investments in climate-damaging activities and products, towards firms that offer solutions to the climate emergency. BlackRock chief executive, Larry Fink, emphasises this transition is not attributable to environmental activism per se but to good old-fashioned capitalism: the investment risk is simply too great to do otherwise.

Uday Rana
Arshdeep Singh Kang in his neighbourhood in Brampton, Ont., on Sept. 25, 2021.Baljit Singh/The Globe and Mail

Jan. 29, 2022

When the freedom convoy was rolling into Canada’s capital this week, Arshdeep Singh Kang was more than 4,440 kilometres away in Los Angeles making a delivery.

The 30-year-old long-haul trucker followed the news of the convoy on his phone during rest stops, but he certainly had no desire to be part of it.

The Maple
Screenshot of CBC video.

Jan. 28, 2022

A crowd-funded convoy of truckers that was initially launched to protest vaccine requirements for cross-border essential workers is due to arrive in Ottawa today and tomorrow.

A crowd-funded convoy that was ostensibly launched to protest vaccine requirements for cross-border essential workers is due to arrive in Ottawa today and tomorrow.

David Climenhaga
Truckers and supporters against a federal vaccine mandate in Delta before departing for Ottawa on Jan. 23. They vow to snarl traffic on their route. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press.

Jan. 24, 2022

The convoy that left BC Sunday raised $2 million. A key organizer is said to be a big figure in the Alberta separatist scene.

An online fund-raising campaign organized by a person associated with the Maverick Party and other western separatist causes now indicates it has raised close to $2 million in the week to bankroll highway disruptions by truckers angry at Ottawa for imposing a vaccine mandate on cross-border essential workers.

The convoy departed B.C. for Ottawa on Sunday.

international coalition of prominent scientists and governance scholars
Sun in cloud

The following open letter was issued by an international coalition of prominent scientists and governance scholars on January 17, 2022. It calls for an international treaty to outlaw attempts to reduce global heating by blocking sunlight from reaching earth.

Amazon workers
December 21, 2021

From the minimum wage, to precarious work to unemployment benefits, 2021 was a year of intense struggle

Through 2021, COVID-19 continued to expose many flaws in Canada’s labour laws and employment standards, creating opportunities for reform and change.

Taryn Skalbania

Jan. 19, 2022

In recent letter to editor in Kelowna paper, a 'conservative' called protestors at Fairy Creek 'nincompoops', said 'get a real job', so I wrote back Taryn Skalbania

Re: “Find legitimate jobs for protesters,” Letters, Jan 15:

Dear Editor: I support of the actions of “tree-hugging heretics” as Paul Crossley of Penticton refers to the thousands of ancient tree, primary forest and old-growth defenders, province-wide.


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