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23/09/19
Author: 
Vancouver Ecosocialists

Election offers only partial solutions

Roll Up Your Sleeves,

For the Green New Deal

   Our federal election should let us choose a climate justice plan to remedy global climate disruption and growing economic inequality. But, at best, the major parties offer only extremely partial solutions.

12/09/19
Author: 
Will Offley
 
If nothing else, nine days in the North Fraser Pretrial Centre taught me quite a few valuable (and in some cases, unexpected) lessons about the realities of short term incarceration in Canada’s prison system.  These included the realization that while extremely unpleasant, a short-term internment is not necessarily an awful experience, depending on how you approach it, and that you may encounter significantly more kindness and humanity from fellow inmates than you might otherwise expect.
 
12/09/19
Author: 
Gene McGuckin
Climate Change Action Canada - Photo credit: Justin Tang/Canadian Press

September 12, 2019

While many Canadians are looking to the October 21st federal election for solutions to global climate disruption, the climate plans from the four major parties offer none.

Any genuine solution will require reining in an economic system that demands eternal growth in a finite ecosystem, mitigating or adapting to multiplying environmental and social disasters, and drastically reducing consumption. Deadline: yesterday!

10/06/19
Author: 
David Camfield

 

The push for a Green New Deal (GND) that’s become a big topic of political discussion in the US has come north. At the beginning of May 2019, the Pact for a GND was launched publicly in Canada. It was endorsed by a range of organizations and prominent individuals. Behind the scenes, staff from a number of major NGOs including Greenpeace and Leadnow are playing key roles in the initiative.

18/05/19
Author: 
Paul Abela

May 6, 2019 - Economists tell us that the federal carbon tax will provide an end to the “externalization” of the costs associated with CO2 emissions. Environmentalists tell us that increasing the cost of carbon-intensive energy will alter consumer behaviour and “save the planet.” Politicians levy the tax and tell us that we’re all in this thing together.

09/02/19
Author: 
Roger Annis

 

Feb 8, 2019 - It is common for liberal, anti-nuclear advocates to ascribe equal responsibility to Russia for the U.S. renewal of the nuclear arms race, the latest chapter of which is the unilateral withdrawal by the U.S. from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

25/01/19
Author: 
Various

 

[Web page editors note: See this compilation of articles that offer background for understanding events in Venezuela.]

Venezuela: Is President Maduro 'illegitimate'? 10 facts to counter the lies

[reposted from Green Left Weekly]

by Pascualina Curcio, January 25, 2019

25/01/19

Click here for this leaflet distributed by Vancouver Ecosocialists.

14/12/18
Author: 
Wenonah Hauter

The images from the streets of Paris over the past weeks are stark and poignant: thousands of angry protesters, largely representing the struggling French working class, resorting to mass civil unrest to express fear and frustration over a proposed new gas tax. For the moment, the protests have been successful. French President Emmanuel Macron backed off the new tax proposal, at least for six months. The popular uprising won, seemingly at the expense of the global fight against climate change and the future wellbeing of our planet.

10/12/18
Author: 
Bill Henderson

Dec 8 2018 - The NDP/Green government of BC has just released their new climate plan: CleanBC. The initial reviews are good.

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