For social movements and climate justice campaigners, the US abandonment of the agreement is disappointing, but there is also a unity in understanding that the future of humanity on this planet does not rest on leaders alone.
Canada’s carbon emissions cannot be stabilized using plans that are acceptable to the capitalist classes and their interest in endless accumulation. An ambitious vision of ecosocialist alternatives must connect restructuring of work to wider social transformations.
Click and learn: 10 new recommended readings for green-lefts and left-greens
B.C. Chiefs react with anger and disbelief to Enbridge claim that most impacted Aboriginal groups support its Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker plan
Largest anti-fracking demo in U.S. history … Environmental justice, tar sands, and indigenous rights … Corporate land grabs in Pakistan … How international investment rules undermine agrarian justice … Climate scientists are right about how hot the planet is going to get
Work and ecological justice; Nuclear in Bolivia; Indigenous voices on Peruvian deforestation; Renewables are not enough; Carbon trading or regulation?
Naomi Klein’s most important book; Sea levels at 6000 year high; 2014 may be hottest year yet; Tar sands battle gaining strength; The other CO2 problem
Book Review: Why opposition to the Alberta Tar Sands is central to the climate justice movement … and how this campaign is transforming activism itself
The class politics of pipeline resistance; Environmentalists must stop ignoring the needs of poor nations when combating global warming; Tar sands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate; Communal lands – Theater of operations for the counterinsurgency
Climate and growth in Vietnam; Tar sands in Quebec; Obama’s emissions plan; Oil-by-rail on trial; Nuclear energy; Climate change and carbon trading
How can Obama suggest that the test for approving the XL pipeline is whether it accelerates our ride to climate hell, death, and disaster?
Carcinogens banned in restaurants and bars are encouraged in tar sands
TransCanada’s massive pipeline scheme is being challenged from First Nations, provincial and municipal governments, environmental and grassroots groups, and even from other pipeline companies. Together, these forces can stop the latest plan to spread dirty tar sands oil across Canada and around the world.
Canada’s prime minister won’t stop until the tar sands are completely mined and burned
Video: Robert Redford explains why the tar sands are good for oil companies but deadly for the Earth.
The term oil sands was invented by public relations flacks, to divert attention from just how dirty the Alberta bitumen deposits are. Andrew Nikiforuk explains why tar sands is the right name.
How to promote a pipeline protest
Video of meeting to protest Enbridge’s tar sand pipeline, organized by Toronto East End Against Line 9, August 25, 2013
Oil-by-rail should be banned for safety reasons, but the explosion also adds to the argument for an urgent, emergency shift away from the extraction and burning of fossil fuels.
People whose water, air and homes are endangered by Enbridge Line 9 have been refused the right to testify. We’re fighting back anyway.