Bethany Lindsay

Mar 31, 2021

SFU team says rising construction costs, new climate change measures mean project should be shelved

The estimated construction cost for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has ballooned from $5.4 billion to $12.6 billion. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

Eugene Kung - Staff Lawyer, Julia Kidder - Communications & Engagement Specialist
Glass of water and pipelines
March 25, 2021

Watered down promises do more harm than good

The federal government has an over-promising problem, and it’s doing more harm than good.

Ron Kampeas, JTA
A pro-Palestinian demonstration in Lyon, France, before the trial of political activist Olivia Zemor for her call to boycott the Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva, March 16, 2021. (Photo/JTA-Jeff Pachoud-AFP via Getty Images)

MARCH 26, 2021

A group of over 200 scholars has released a definition of antisemitism that explicitly excludes efforts to boycott Israel — the latest pushback against a campaign by a number of establishment Jewish groups to label as antisemitic double standards applied to Israel.

Yasmine Ghania
Nova Scotia MP Lenore Zann (right) and Dr. Ingrid Waldron (left) pictured in the Nova Scotia legislature in 2017. Waldron was a driving force behind Zann’s environmental racism bill. Zann photo / Facebook

March 24th 2021

Conservative and Bloc Québécois MPs say they are against a proposed private member’s bill that aims to address environmental racism.

Bill C-230, sponsored by Liberal MP Lenore Zann, headed to second reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

The bill would require the federal government to collect data on locations affected by environmental hazards, and to examine their connections to race, socioeconomic status and health.

Carl Meyer
File photo of air pollution in Toronto at a manufacturing complex. United Nations Photo / Kibae Park

March 25th 2021

Air pollutants have cost Canada $120 billion per year, according to recently released figures from Health Canada, a toll that roughly equals the value of all oil and gas exports.

The health burden from pollutants in the air that come from industrial activities like oil and gas extraction, mining, manufacturing, construction, and transportation — as well as natural events like forest fires — contributed to 15,300 premature Canadian deaths in 2016, the most recent year figures are available.

Vicki Robin, Kim Stanley Robinson

I highly recommend this interview with Kim Stanley Robinson about his most recent novel, The Ministry for the Future, which charts an imaginary path through our realistically projected future of ecocatastrophe. It's simultaneously brutal and optimistic. The interview delves into some of the book's main themes.

Christopher Rowland, Emily Rauhala and Miriam Berger
21 March 21

As immunization gap widens between rich and poor countries, the industry faces a battle over patents and know-how

John Clarke
If we are to develop a clear and consistent form of international solidarity, we must be ready to face the contradictions and complications of the global context in which working class struggles take place. Image by Canadian Dimension.

As socialists, our solidarity should be with the international working class, not with governments or states

March 19, 2021

Jack Delaney
Magnus Panvidya, a member of the Boogaloo Boys, on The Jimmy Dore Show.

MARCH 7, 2021

On May 29, 2020, in the wake of the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, a Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstration marched about a half-mile from Oakland’s Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building. Around ten o’clock at night outside the federal building, as the protest continued close by, bullets spewed from a moving vehicle striking security personnel and killing one.


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