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16/09/20
Author: 
Linda Solomon Wood
PM Trudeau speaks with media at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. June 18, 2020. Photo from PMO Flickr feed.

[Editor: Too bad that the Author's answer to the question "So what can people do to push back against this barrage of disinformation and denial?" is only "We can all write letters to our MPs, demand more action from the federal government now, for a start."  Though she does say ". . for a start"!! ]

September 15th 2020

As of Sunday, around 4 million acres have been scorched by wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon.

15/09/20
Author: 
Democracy Now
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

[See Video here].

Transcript

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman.

15/09/20
Author: 
Premila D'Sa
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has been pressed by the Liberal caucus to make universal basic income policy a top priority. Photo by MChe Lee/Unsplash

September 15th 2020

The idea of a universal basic income, a system through which everyone is guaranteed to receive a base level of money periodically, is quickly gaining traction in Canada as the federal government looks for ways to tackle the economic downturn left in the wake of mandatory pandemic shut-downs

13/09/20
Author: 
Hadas Thier
Monument to Karl Marx outside Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, 2019. (TxeTxu / Flickr)

09.07.2020 [Editor: the video at the end goes much further than this article and is very well worth watching.]

13/09/20
Author: 
Kevin Skerrett
Protest - Pension Fund Capitalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Revera

September 12, 2020 

Of the many crises provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada, the dire situation in long-term care facilities and retirement housing may be the most widely and urgently recognized. Even Ontario Premier Doug Ford, whose own party engineered the significant shift to more privatized and ‘marketized’ long-term care (LTC) provision in the 1990s, recently declared the system to be “absolutely broken.”

13/09/20
Author: 
Christopher Curtis, Virginie Ann
The recycling site is owned by both Gabriel’s brothers, Robert and Gary, and has been causing tension since 2014. (COURTESY VIRGINIE ANN )

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

The ‘recycling centre’ is packed with nearly 15 times more waste than its permit allows, and nearby residents complain of headaches, nausea and nosebleeds

We are trespassers.

That fact dawns on us as we crouch in the bushes, waiting to sneak onto a landfill in Mohawk territory. When we hear the last car leave the property, “Dave” motions to us and we set out for the dump at the edge of the woods.

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