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Fiona Harvey
Pope Francis also cautioned against relying on technology such as carbon capture and storage to resolve the climate crisis. Photograph: Reuters

Oct. 4, 2023

Pope urges rich world to make profound changes to tackle climate crisis

Francis also defends climate protesters and calls on governments to make Cop28 in Dubai a turning point

Pope Francis has said the rich world must make profound changes to tackle the climate crisis, while defending climate protesters and urging governments to make the forthcoming Cop28 climate summit a turning point.

Mark Gruenberg
Caroline Lucas, executive director of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, along with workers employed by the healthcare giant. 75,000 or more of them could be on strike starting Oct. 4. | Courtesy of Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions

Oct. 2, 2023

KENSINGTON, Md.—Linda Bridges, president of Office and Professional Employees Local 2, has some of her Kaiser Permanente clinic union members “sleeping in their cars.”

That’s because even with their jobs at Kaiser clinics in the D.C. suburb of Kensington, Md., plus second jobs after that, they can’t afford rent.

“They drive to work. Then they drive to their second jobs. Then they sleep in their cars” and report to their Kaiser posts again, Bridges explains.

Jen St. Denis and Katie Hyslop
A ‘parents’ rights’ rally opposing sexual orientation and gender identity resources in schools is met by a counter-protest on Sept. 20, 2023, in Vancouver. Photo by Jen St. Denis.

Sept. 26, 2023

What it means for BC and Canada. And why it’s important to fight back.

Amanda Stephenson
In this photograph taken with a drone, workers lay pipe during construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on farmland, in Abbotsford, B.C. Photo by: The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Sept, 28, 2023

CALGARY — A B.C. First Nation is asking the Canada Energy Regulator to release its reasons as soon as possible for allowing a modification of the Trans Mountain pipeline's route.

In a letter to the regulator dated Wednesday, a lawyer representing the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) said the decision to grant the route deviation Monday without providing its reasons has left the First Nation without the ability to decide its next steps.

Lital Khaikin, Canadian Dimension
photo: Members of the front commun march down Park Avenue, Montréal

Sept. 23, 2023

An Inter-Union Alliance Representing 420,000 Workers Is Mounting A Serious Challenge To The CAQ’s Austerity Program.

“I make $30 an hour and am barely scraping by,” said Audrey Perreault, a radiology technologist who marched in downtown Montréal last weekend during a massive demonstration of public sector workers.

Vipal Monga
Flying over the Hudson Bay Lowlands to the Ring of Fire in Northern Ontario.

Sept. 28, 2023

$67 Billion of Rare Minerals Is Buried Under One of the World’s Biggest Carbon Sinks

A fight is brewing in Canada about how, or whether, to dig out materials essential for EV batteries that lie deep beneath vast peat bogs

The pace of the global transition to electric vehicles depends on the future of a remote region in Canada known as the Ring of Fire.

United Auto Workers president Shawn Fain shakes hands with a union member before marching in the Detroit Labor Day Parade on September 4, 2023., (Bill Pugliano / Getty Images)

Sept. 24, 2023

Today the UAW is making headlines for an energetic strike, helmed by new leadership that doesn’t shy away from the language of class war. It’s happening, in large part, because a small group of workers got together four years ago to reform their union

What can we learn from the new militancy in the United Auto Workers (UAW)?


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