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01/06/22
Author: 
Jason Proctor
Protesters display a Women's Warrior flag on Wet'suwet'en traditional territory on Dec. 19, 2021, after returning to blockade an area along the Coastal GasLink pipeline route. Crown is being asked to consider charges against 27 people arrested last fall in a series of blockades and actions against the pipeline. (Submitted by Arvin Singh)

Jun 01, 2022

The B.C. Prosecution Service plans to prosecute 15 protesters for criminal contempt for allegedly defying an injunction protecting construction of a controversial pipeline in northern British Columbia.

A Crown lawyer told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church on Wednesday that prosecutors need four more weeks to decide whether to charge 10 other protesters with criminal contempt in relation to blockades and actions last fall opposing Coastal GasLink's natural gas pipeline.

01/06/22
Author: 
Nina Larson
The WHO accused the tobacco industry of various means of environmental damage, from widespread deforestation to spewing out plastic and chemical waste.

May 31, 2022

The tobacco industry is a far greater threat than many realise as it is one of the world's biggest polluters, from leaving mountains of waste to driving global warming, the WHO said Tuesday.

The World Health Organization accused the industry of causing widespread deforestation, diverting badly needed land and water in poor countries away from food production, spewing out plastic and chemical waste as well as emitting millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide.

28/05/22
Author: 
Vijay Prashad
Photo: Bisa Butler (USA), I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 2019

NOTE: Listen to this week’s interview on Clearing the FOG with Claudia de la Cruz of The People’s Forum about the Summit of the Americas and The People’s Summit.

May 27, 2022

28/05/22
Author: 
Kristina Hill
Damage to the South Roosevelt Boulevard seawall after the 1944 hurricane. Photo by Florida Keys Public Libraries / Dewey Riggs Collection / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

May 27th 2022

This story was originally published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

28/05/22
Author: 
Kevin Anderson, Jessica Jewell
Figure 1 | Flooding in Houston, Texas, from Hurricane Harvey. Climate change is estimated to have made such rainfall three times more likely than it otherwise would be for the Houston area20.Credit: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/Getty

So, even the "planning" process is fundamentally distorted by the desire to make climate "solutions" seem within reach, when no realistic, mathematically rigorous research has been done on the feasibility of these much-celebrated "mitigation pathways." Once again, the capitalist system's primary objective is shown to be protecting the capitalist system of consumption, growth, and profits. Capitalism or the future: WE CAN'T HAVE BOTH!!

       -- Gene McGuckin 

Sept. 19, 2019

25/05/22
Author: 
Dimitri Lascaris
Green Party of Canada supporters march in downtown Toronto. Photo from Shutterstock.

May 19, 2022

I stand ready to help the GPC’s next leader to build the party into a champion of an eco-socialist movement in Canada

After months of reflection and consultations with family, friends and political allies, I’ve decided not to run in the upcoming Green Party of Canada leadership contest.

Without a doubt, this has been a difficult decision.

24/05/22
Author: 
Chris Hedges (via Passage - Introduction - Passage)
“No Guts No Glory” by Mr. Fish

May 22

24/05/22
Author: 
Taylor C. Noakes
 Montreal Subway - Photo by Ilia Usmanov

Mayor Valérie Plante’s recent statement that Montreal cannot afford to provide free public transit struck me as incredibly shortsighted: she might be surprised to learn how unaffordable terminal climate change is going to be.

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