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11/02/20
Author: 
Larry Barzelai and Warren Bell

OPINION: In much of northeastern B.C., Indigenous populations can no longer hunt and fish as their ancestors did, because their land and water are too polluted and disturbed by infrastructure.

As physicians, we are deeply distressed to see force being used to disrupt a legitimate protest by the Wet’suwet’en people. They are simply trying to protect the present and future health of their people. We need to be cognizant of the devastating effect that the Coastal GasLink pipeline will have on their way of life.

06/02/20
Author: 
Emily Fagan
 “lockdown” at the B.C. Legislature, Photo by Emily Fagan, Editor in Chief

Feb. 6, 2020

Locked arm-to-arm in front of the ceremonial entrance of the B.C. Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, dozens of Indigenous people and over 200 allies gathered around noon on Feb. 6 to show solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline. 

“We are shaming the Canadian government right now,” said Ta’Kaiya Blaney of Tla’amin First Nation to the crowd of supporters.

06/02/20
Author: 
Julia Conley
At a rally, Indigenous land defenders showed solidarity with Wet'suwet'en people who were violently ordered off their land in British Columbia early Thursday morning. (Photo: @StacieASwain/Twitter)

February 06, 2020

"We are in absolute outrage and a state of painful anguish as we witness the Wet'suwet'en people having their Title and Rights brutally trampled on and their right to self-determination denied."

Climate action campaigners and Indigenous leaders on Thursday condemned a violent pre-dawn raid by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at a camp set up by Wet'suwet'en land defenders in British Columbia.

05/02/20
Author: 
Planka
Montpellier Transit

 February 4, 2020 

Five Concrete Steps Toward a Climate-Smart and Fair Transport Sector in Stockholm

The climate threat is the most fatal problem humanity has ever faced.

In 2009, the current Kyoto protocol will be replaced with a new international climate agreement, a process in which the EU must be one of the main drivers. As holder of the EU presidency, Sweden will play a key role when world leaders gather to sign the new agreement. Does the Swedish government deserve such a pivotal role? – We don’t think so.

 

01/02/20
Author: 
Planka
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January 30, 2020

One is not born a motorist, one becomes one.

Mobility and class are deeply entangled. Not only because one’s potential for mobility often has to do with one’s economic position, but also because a society built on today’s mobility paradigm – automobility – directly contributes to growing economic and social differences.

01/02/20
Author: 
25 BC-based organizations and 4 leading academics.

For Immediate Release – January 31, 2020

 

BC’s Emergency Management laws must address climate costs, say organizations and academics

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – BC is not doing enough to investigate, prepare for, and protect taxpayers from the looming costs of climate change, say 25 BC-based organizations and 4 leading academics.

01/02/20
Author: 
Samir Gandesha
Indigenous youth demand that Canada’s minister of energy and mining meet with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. INDIGENOUS CLIMATE ACTION VIA FACEBOOK

February 1, 2020

Canada seems to have bucked the global trend toward authoritarianism that we have seen from the U.S. and Brazil to Turkey and India. But to what extent is this reality rather than mere appearance?

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