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Senators Urge Pipeline Approval Amid Groundswell Against Tar Sands
Ignoring warnings from the world's most prominent climate scientists who say that pursuit of mega-carbon projects like development of Alberta's tar sands will lead to 'climate chaos' and irreversible tipping points, 53 US Senators signed a letter on Wednesday urging fast-track approval of the...
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Ethical Enbridge? The Real Story of Line 9 and the Tar Sands Giga-Project
Enbridge's Line 9 reversal project has become a hot button issue in Ontario as Big Oil seeks to expand tar sands markets in the 401 corridor, the U.S . and potentially Europe . Line 9 runs from Sarnia, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec, passing within 50 km of an estimated 9.1 million people, including...
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Rebel Towns, Local Democracy, and the Common Good
The 600 residents of Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, have done a laudable job of keeping the vulgarities of modern life at bay. There are no fast-food restaurants, no neon signs. Instead, the former iron-mining town has rambling country inns and a main road lined with Victorian and Arts and Crafts...
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We're Energy Workers and We Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline
Labor leader calls for renewable push, says we can have good jobs and a safer world, too
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Canada’s Energy Juggernaut Hits a Native Roadblock
Those who believe we can freely trash the environment in our quest to make ourselves richer suffer from a serious delusion — a delusion that doesn’t appear to afflict aboriginal people. Aboriginals tend to live in harmony with Mother Earth. Their approach has long baffled and irritated Canada’s...
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'Idle No More' Actions Sweep Canada
Protest movement takes message to Canadian capital and beyond
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Why Idle No More Has Resonated with Canadians
Imagine a country where the national government introduces and passes legislation that detrimentally affects all of its First Nations communities but it doesn't bother to consult with them. Then a chief of an impoverished northern First Nation community goes on a hunger strike to get a meeting...
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Idle No More: Hints of a Global Super-Movement
What started as a murmur in early October from First Nations People in Canada in response to Bill C45 has become a movement that echoes the sentiments of people all over the world, a battle cry of love for the planet, "Idle No More." At first glance it might appear that this movement is isolated...
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The Emancipation Proclamation and the Politics of Self-Liberation
The 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's document reminds us that freedom is the work of groups, not individuals
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Putting It In Drive: What's Next for Idle No More
Across the country, in shopping malls and in the streets, thousands are rallying and round-dancing and serving notice that they will be Idle No More (INM). Messages of support from around the world have given rise to comparisons with other grassroots protests such as the Occupy movement, Quebec's...
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