Fred Pearce
A worker ladles molten recycled lead into billets in a lead-acid battery recovery facility, June 18, 2008. Photo by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)
Alexander C. Kaufman
A deserted Times Square during the coronavirus lockdown in New York City. Photo by Paulo Silva on Unsplash

Nov. 24, 2020

This article was originally published by Huffington Post and appears here as part of Canada's National Observer's collaboration with Climate Desk.


Alastair Sharp
Malaika Collette is one of the organizers of a global youth climate conference developing demands of world leaders. Photo by Laurie Collette

November 23rd 2020

Young people from around the world, frustrated at yet another delay at the primary forum for global climate action, are creating their own legal document and asking world leaders to adopt it.

Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business

November 19, 2020

New York (CNN Business)Tyson supervisors at a pork processing facility in Waterloo, Iowa took bets on how many workers would get infected with Covid-19, even as they took measures to protect themselves and denied knowledge of the spread of the illness at work, according to new allegations in a lawsuit against the company and some employees.

Robert Hunziker

"According to Carter: The world community needs to sink their teeth into the science and wake up. The world needs to take a hard look because what’s happening is equivalent to “the crime of all time, undercutting all society… Our perverse form of economics is destroying the planet disrupting all the oceans, poisoning the oceans, entire oceans with acidification, with heating, which disturbs and breaks down all the healthy ocean currents and… it is the definition of evil.” (Carter)"

November 21, 2020

Dora Dimitrova and Joe Attard
[From the International Marxist Tendency in the UK]
Nov. 20, 2020

Millions of people around the world are jubilant that a COVID-19 vaccine might soon be available.

Aaron Vincent Elkaim
A portrait of a young girl on the streets of Easterville, Manitoba. Easterville is the reserve community of the Chemawawin Cree Nation, founded in 1962 after they were forcibly relocated during the construction of the Grand Rapids dam which flooded 202,343 hectares of land. Photo: Aaron Vincent Elkaim / The Narwhal

Nov. 7, 2020

For five decades, hydroelectric development has altered the lives and landscapes fed by the Nelson River in the province's north. The Keeyask dam, the sixth to modify the river's course, is scheduled to come online in 2021

Ninety-seven per cent of energy produced in Manitoba comes from hydroelectricity. The vast majority of that energy comes from a string of dams on the Nelson River system in the province’s north. There, a sixth mega dam, known as the Keeyask, is under construction to provide electricity for export to the United States.

Mitchell Thompson NOVEMBER 16, 2020 Photo: Governor of Virginia / Flickr
Amazon warehouse - Photo: Governor of Virginia / Flickr


Leaked images show mega-corporation’s use of ‘virtual foreman,’ which advocates say puts workers’ pandemic safety at risk

Amazon warehouse workers say a version of the company’s infamous “time off task” productivity-monitoring system is operational in Canada — and it’s pushing them to race against seemingly arbitrary digital timers, at the expense of their health.

Andrew Kurjata

Nov 19, 2020

Industrial site safety plans still working, Dr. Henry says


John Horgan poses for a selfie while on a tour of LNG Canada in Northern B.C. on Friday Jan. 17, 2020. (John Horgan/Twitter)

CBC Radio Ideas
Astra Taylor

[Editor: These are two very interesting podcasts on the subject of democracy, inequality, capitalism, racisism, imperialism, and freedom.]

1. Canadian-American filmmaker and writer Astra Taylor admits that for most of her life the term "democracy" held little appeal. But when she took on the what-is-democracy question, her inquiry turned into a belief that while it may not fully exist, democracy is still worth fighting for.

Aired: March 10, 2020


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