Brent Patterson
Royal Canadian Mounted Police parade following the Last Post ceremony in front of the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing on April 6, 2017 in Ypres, Belgium. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Jan. 11, 2020

"International human rights law requires governments to respect, protect, and promote the right of Indigenous peoples to make their own decisions about their lives and futures according to their own customs and traditions."

The impartiality of state institutions and international human rights obligations towards Indigenous land defenders are crucial elements in making space for peace.

Vikram Dodd
 Counter-terrorism police placed XR on a list of extremist ideologies that should be reported to the authorities running the Prevent programme. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Sat 11 Jan 2020

Group threatens action after being named in guide designed to help prevent terrorism

Extinction Rebellion is threatening legal action against counter-terrorism police for what it said was the illegal listing of the group as an extremist ideology in a guide designed to help stop terrorist violence.

Vikram Dodd and Jamie Grierson
 An Extinction Rebellion protest at the Australian embassy in London on Friday. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

 Fri 10 Jan 2020

Exclusive: Police scramble to recall guide issued to teachers putting climate activists alongside far-right groups

Counter-terrorism police placed the non-violent group Extinction Rebellion (XR) on a list of extremist ideologies that should be reported to the authorities running the Prevent programme, which aims to catch those at risk of committing atrocities, the Guardian has learned.

Amy Smart
A supporter of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline work to set up a support station at kilometre 39 just outside of Gidimt'en checkpoint near Houston B.C., on Jan. 8, 2020. Photo by The Canadian Press

A natural gas pipeline company has posted an injunction order giving opponents 72 hours to clear the way toward its work site in northern British Columbia, although the company says its focus remains finding a peaceful resolution that avoids enforcement.

The order stamped Tuesday by the B.C. Supreme Court registry addresses members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation and supporters who say the Coastal GasLink project has no authority without consent from the five hereditary clan chiefs.

Kolin Sutherland-Wilson

Jan 6, 2020


Watch here.

In an era of Reconciliation and UNDRIP, why must the Unist'ot'en fight so hard for what is rightfully theirs?


The Unist'ot'en currently exist at the cutting edge of Canadian-Indigenous relations. This film discusses the past and present of the events unfolding in British Columbia's north, while guiding us to seek a greater future.

First Nations Leaders
 Wet'suwet'en Stand
Things are happening fast as the Wet'suwet'en make a historic stand! We're doing our best to keep you up to date with all the latest developments and calls to action so you can stand with them. #WetsuwetenStrong
  1. Read Today's Powerful Press Statement From all 5 Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs
George Monbiot

"IMHO, this is a very thought-provoking talk by George Monbiot, especially the part about "the restoration story." An hour seemed to me like a lot of time to invest, but it turned out to be well worth it.



Mar 23, 2018

George Monbiot speaking at Falmouth University.

The Energy Mix

Dutch campaigners are declaring an “immense victory for climate justice” after a strongly-worded supreme court judgement December 20 upheld governments’ human rights duty to protect citizens from climate change and ordered The Netherlands to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 1990 levels by the end of this year.

Saron Gebresellassi, Matt Fodor, Laura Kruse, Alison MacIntosh, Bailey Cameron & Chris Gusen
Toronto transit

December 26, 2019

Free public transit is a growing movement around the world. According to the book Free Public Transit: And Why We Don’t Pay To Ride Elevators, there are 200 cities around the world with some form of fare-free transit, and 97 that are completely fare-free.


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