Martin Lukacs

Martin Lukacs is an independent journalist living in Montreal, Quebec.

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:15am
It's Time for a Public Takeover of the Tar Sands
It would be hard to invent a more destructive ritual of national self-punishment. Year after year, we hand oil companies gigantic tracts of pristine land. They skin them of entire ecosystems. They vacuum billions of dollars out of the country. Their oversized power, sunk into lobbying and...
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:13am
In Canada, Indigenous Rights 'Scare the Hell Out of' Dirty Energy Investors
The Canadian government is increasingly worried that the growing clout of aboriginal peoples’ rights could obstruct its aggressive resource development plans, documents reveal.
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Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 10:25am
‘Nobody Understands’ Spills at Alberta Oil Sands Operation
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Friday, July 12, 2013 - 6:40am
Quebec's Lac-Mégantic Oil Train Disaster Not Just Tragedy, But Corporate Crime
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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 2:13pm
Indigenous Rights are the Best Defense Against Canada's Resource Rush
In a boardroom in a soaring high-rise on Wall Street, Indigenous activist Arthur Manuel is sitting across from one of the most powerful financial agents in North America.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 2:58pm
Quebec's 'Truncheon Law' Richochets as Student Strike Spreads
At a tiny church tucked away in a working-class neighbourhood in Montreal's east end, Quebec's new outlaws gathered on Sunday for a day of deliberations.
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Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 12:53pm
Quebec Student Protests Mark 'Maple Spring' in Canada
The social unrest roiling Quebec is colour-coded red. One cannot miss the hundreds of thousands of people with cloth of the colour pinned to their coats and satchels; the stickers pasted on street poles and storefront mannequins; and the sheets fluttering from balconies and windows.
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Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:13am
Canada's PR Work for Tar Sands: Dirty, Crude and Oily
Another climate-related record will soon be broken, but it's not like those you've been hearing about: the heat waves, droughts and torrential floods setting calamitous precedents everywhere. For a change, mark down this next one as a sign of hope. It's that Washington will play host to the largest act of civil disobedience for the climate in US history.
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