A judge in Brazil has suspended construction of the Teles Pires dam in the Amazon, citing violations of the rights of the indigenous peoples whose livelihoods are seriously threatened by the project.
Island nations face major threats from rising sea levels and increasingly extreme weather events. Cuba is moving to protect hundreds of shoreline and inland communities, and is offering to help other Caribbean countries to prepare for and adapt to climate change.
Cartoon from Le Devoir …
U.S. government scientists say that record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation and contributed to the warmest March on record, a record that dates back to 1895.
Over the last several months, Alberta has killed more than 500 wolves, to conceal the impact of rapid industrial development on woodland caribou
Why, in the face of massive evidence that the constant expansion of production and resource-extraction is killing us, do governments and corporations keep shoveling coal for the runaway growth train? Ian Angus introduces Gareth Dale’s critique of the “the growth paradigm.”
Video: Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawmn interviewed on the BBC. Can capitalism change its stripes?
Video of Bella Bella residents’ welcome to the government’s pipeline review panel, and an eyewitness report on the protest and the regulators’ cowardly response.
Whatever the slipperiness of its meaning, usage, or connotation over time, liberalism is and has always been, at bottom, a defence of capitalism. If we are serious about addressing climate change, it is long past time to move forward beyond liberalism and beyond social democracy.
A new study shows that rapid Arctic warming exerts a growing influence on the weather far beyond the Arctic Circle raising the probability of long-duration extreme events for many years to come.
Members of the Lakota Nation in South Dakota have launched a 48-hour hunger strike against the Keystone and Gateway pipelines, in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of British Columbia
Firm resistance by Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) has forced the Ontario government to buy out mining leases, preventing another assault on Indigenous rights and lands