Protest - Revolt

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.

Scott Martin
Image: Screenshot of YouTube video.

Nov. 8, 2022

"The government managed to unite the entire labour movement in an effort to repeal Bill 28 and protect the Charter rights of workers across Canada.”

A union representing tens of thousands of education workers in Ontario called off planned strike actions on Monday in exchange for the Doug Ford government promising to rescind legislation that imposed a contract and made going on strike illegal.

Socialist Project Steering Committee
Support CUPE Rally

Nov. 4, 2022

Over the past several decades, governments in Canada have intervened in labour disputes on behalf of employers with increasing frequency. In recent years postal workers, teaching assistants, college instructors, pilots, healthcare workers, and others, have had their collective bargaining rights trampled by back-to-work legislation passed at both the provincial and federal levels.

Adam D.K. King
Photo via CUPE Ontario on Twitter.

Nov. 4, 2022

For this strike to be successful, unions across Ontario and Canada will need to offer more than strong words.

To borrow a phrase from Mark Hancock, the national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Doug Ford government in Ontario has gone “full nuclear” and suspended the Charter-protected rights of the provinces’ lowest paid education workers to collectively bargain and strike. 

George Monbiot
Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion join Enough Is Enough protesters on a march through central London, 1 October. Photograph: Vuk Valcic/Sopa Images/Rex/Shutterstock

Website editor: the second short video below is worth watching - "Heating and eating: can cost of living and climate protesters join forces?"

Oct. 26, 2022

As the crackdown on our freedoms intensifies, the list of our national ailments seems endless. But there’s one issue that can prise things open

Before we decide what needs to change, let’s take stock of what we have lost. I want to begin with what happened last week. I don’t mean the resignation of the prime minister. This is more important.


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