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The Dirty Dozen: ‘Carbon bombs’ threaten to blow up Canada’s climate commitments

Website Editor: A great summary of Canada's fossil fuels situation and politics in this article.

Nov. 22, 2022

Canada wants to be the last country producing fossil fuels, even if it kills us

COP27 is over. The UN summit took one big step forward on climate justice with the creation of a loss and damage fund for the most impacted nations, while taking two enormous steps backwards by failing to call for a phaseout of all fossil fuels.

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CUPE members and supporters rallied outside of Queen's Park in Toronto on the first day of a strike earlier this month that closed schools in boards across the province. (Carlos Osorio/CBC)

Nov. 16 2022

CUPE says province has 'refused to invest in the services that students need,' gives 5-day notice

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has filed another strike notice, leaving education workers poised to walk off the job again in Ontario, according to both the province's minister of education and the union.

Jesse Sharkey
Ex-president Jesse Sharkey says sometimes the union's victories required taking real risks—where the outcome could have gone either way. . Photo: Joe Brusky, 2019 CTU strike.

Hi folks:

From Labor Notes comes an article from the ex-president of the Chicago Teachers Union.  It’s not the full story of that amazing union, but it is a part.  They – the union leaders – were not only the leaders of their union, but the leaders of the communities around their schools, of the anti-racist struggle, of getting food for the students, of ensuring safe transit, and so much more.  And the article is pretty good too.

In solidarity,

Larry Tallman

Daniel Tanuro
The River Rhine running dry

Nov. 11, 2022

November 11, 2022  

Global warming, extreme severity of drought in Europe, heatwaves, snowball effect (or cascading reactions) among all these crisis factors… Risk of sudden changes in ocean circulation with incalculable consequences… This article addresses three points: the explanation of this incontestable observation, the possible evolution, and the policies to be implemented.

Luke Ottenhof
CUPE Ontario members and supporters wave signs and flags as they demonstrate outside the Queen's Park legislative building in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Nov. 14, 2022

When the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its labour allies seemed to be moving toward a general strike, Premier Doug Ford jumped to beat the news.

Davide Mastracci
Photo via CUPE National on Twitter.

Nov. 9. 2022

Writers Adam King and Abdul Malik discuss whether the union made the right choice by sending members back to work.


NOVEMBER 9, 2022

Jon Queally
Greenpeace Netherlands and Extinction Rebellion activists block a private jet at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam A large group of activists from Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace Netherlands hold a peaceful protest at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the second biggest in the EU, stopping private jets from landing and taking off and sitting and cycling around the area where private jets are parked on Saturday, November 5, 2022.  (Photo: © Marten  van Dijl / Greenpeace )

Nov. 5, 2022

"The wealthy 'jet set' is responsible for most of the flights and the highest carbon emissions," said one participant, "and nothing is being done to stop them."

More than 500 environmental and social justice campaigners on Saturday occupied the runway and blocked private jets from taking off from a major airport in the Netherlands to call attention to the highly-polluting travel practices of the uber-rich in the face of runaway climate catastrophe.

Amanda Follett Hosgood
Four RCMP vehicles belonging to the force’s Community-Industry Response Group were burned last week in an apparent arson in Smithers. Many have been quick to link the incident, which police say targeted emergency vehicles, with pipeline protests. Photo for The Tyee by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

Nov. 8, 2022

An arson attack on RCMP vehicles in Smithers has renewed speculation and conspiracy theories.

When eight vehicles were set on fire in a Smithers hotel parking lot a few days before Halloween, it seemed everyone had a theory.


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