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27/08/19
Author: 
Louis Proyect; Alexandra Minna Stern

[Editor: Below are two articles with differing points of view on the topic of climate change and the rise of eco-fascism]

1.

Could Climate Catastrophe Lead to Ecofascism?

By 

Aug. 25, 2019

https://truthout.org/articles/could-climate-catastrophe-lead-to-ecofascism/

25/08/19
Author: 
The Sunday Edition CBC

[Editor: A frightening account of the effects of climate change right now in India and the political, economic and social background to the suffering of people from climate change there.] 

Listen at link here 26/37

Aug 23, 2019

25/08/19
Author: 
Lee Fang

Aug/ 23, 2019

IN 2015, the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, classified glyphosate, an active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, as a “probable carcinogen,” setting off a global debate about the world’s most popular weedkiller.

23/08/19
Author: 
Wojciech Kębłowski
Photo of bus
 22.08.2019


Free public transport is not a pipe dream. It exists in over 100 cities across the world - and has transformative impacts.
 
If we are to believe transport experts and practitioners, abolishing fares for all passengers is the last thing public transport operators should be doing. For Alan Flausch, an ex-CEO of the Brussels public transport authority and current Secretary General of International Association of Public Transport, “in terms of mobility, free public transport is absurd.”
23/08/19
Author: 
Wojciech Kębłowski
Photo of bus
 22.08.2019


Free public transport is not a pipe dream. It exists in over 100 cities across the world - and has transformative impacts.
 
 
20/08/19
Author: 
Elizabeth McSheffrey, with files from Mike De Souza and Carolyn Jarvis
Matthew Linnitt says he's grateful his livelihood no longer depends on oil and gas. He no longer fears reprisal against his family. Photo by Jennifer Osborne

August 20th 2019

The words may not have been explicit, but oilpatch contractor Matthew Linnitt says he read between the lines: lie on official documents about an incident that could have killed him, or someone would be fired.

The tacit threat, he alleges, was handed down by his supervisor at Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) after a close call with hydrogen sulfide on a northwestern Alberta well site on May 2, 2016.

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