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The class politics of pipeline resistance
Jane-Finch is a low-income, racialized community in northwest Toronto. Despite the concerns about the pipeline that exist in Jane-Finch, it’s been tough to build links between the community and the anti-Line 9 work being done elsewhere in Toronto. To a significant extent the difficulty in building links arises from differing terms of engagement with environmental issues.
Environmentalists must stop ignoring the needs of poor nations when combating global warming
Campaigns against pollution that causes climate change often focus on reducing energy usage, when poor countries desperately need that energy to give their citizens freer and fuller lives. A new ethical framework for evaluating environmental issues is needed.
Tar sands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate profit
A new IATP report examines how tar sands have developed from an unconventional, inefficient energy source to the spotlight of the corporate agenda as conventional oil supplies dwindle. One trend remains constant: The protection of corporate profits at the expense of human rights, sovereignty and the environment.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
Communal lands: Theater of operations for the counterinsurgency
Academic geographers are working with the US military to incorporate indigenous territories into the transnational corporate model of private property, The ideologue coordinating these projects, Geoffrey B. Demarest, considers collective land ownership to be the birthplace of delinquency and insurgency, and thus believes that collective property must be destroyed.
Renata Bessi, Santiago Navarro F.