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Showdown at Caterpillar Plant 'Watershed Moment' for North American Labor
Canada’s Labor Movement Digs in for ‘PATCO Equivalent,’ as Lockouts Drag On
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Oh, Canada’s Become a Home for Record Fracking
Early last year, deep in the forests of northern British Columbia, workers for Apache Corp. performed what the company proclaimed was the biggest hydraulic fracturing operation ever. The project used 259 million gallons of water and 50,000 tons of sand to frack 16 gas wells side by side. It was "...
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Why Naomi Wolf's Occupy Conspiracy Theory Can't Explain Occupy LA
Compared with the brutal police crackdowns against the Occupy movement in New York City, Oakland and even the pacific Davis campus of the University of California, the attempted eviction of Occupy Los Angeles has been almost entirely peaceful. The question is why, and whether it can last. Occupy LA...
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Arctic Sea Ice Shrinking at 'Unprecedented' Levels
The recent loss of sea ice in the Arctic is greater than any natural variation in the past 1½ millennia, a Canadian study shows. "The recent sea ice decline … appears to be unprecedented," said Christian Zdanowicz, a glaciologist at Natural Resources Canada, who co-led the study and is a co-author...
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Canada's Occupy Movement Remains Determined Despite Chilly Weather
OTTAWA — As the Canadian winter creeps closer and the mercury dips toward — or past — freezing, the Occupy movement in some cities has experienced its own drops in attendance, but the faces of the "99 per cent" continue to maintain their tented presence. When Occupy sites in Vancouver, Calgary,...
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Separating Oil and State
The Alberta tar sands are not called a giga project for no reason. Their reach extends far beyond a Florida-sized deposit in northern Alberta and inhabit a spider web-like network of expansion pipelines across Canada and the United states. Add this to a transcontinental supply chain for materials...
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Al Gore's '24 Hours of Reality': Reality Show Worth Watching
Most reality TV has little to do with the real world. But here’s an online show that will reflect what is happening in and to our world: 24 Hours of Reality will feature 24 presenters in 24 time zones talking about the climate crisis in 13 languages. It starts September 14 at 7 p.m. local time in...
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Governor: Vermont Seeing Worst Flooding in a Century
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont awoke Monday to the aftermath of the storm that was Hurricane Irene with some communities cut off, almost 50,000 customers without power, thousands more without full phone service, hundreds of roads closed and the loss of at least three historic covered bridges. Gov. Peter...
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Jack Layton's Final Words: Hope Is Better Than Fear
Across Canada, people mourned the death of Jack Layton, 61, leader of the New Democratic Party and by all reports a good and deeply progressive guy. In a final letter to Canadians shortly before his death, he urged the people of his country to become their better selves. The letter: August 20, 2011...
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Canadian Progressive Leader Jack Layton's Final Letter
"Let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."
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