• Nukes in the Bruce

    18 communities are being considered by NWMO to host an underground repository for high-level nuclear waste (used fuel) from all the reactors in Canada.

  • Dispatches from Rio+20

    On 15 June, our first day at the organized Rio+20 events, a group of about 30 Friends of the Earth International delegates headed out on a bus to Santa Cruz, Pedra de Guaratiba, a community located just outside of Rio de Janeiro. Santa Cruz is one of seven communities surrounding Rio that will receive international guests as part of the Toxic Tour organized by Friends of the Earth, Justica Global, (Global Justice) Associacao Homens do Mar (Association of Ocean People) and twelve other organizations.

  • Bella Bella: Peaceful protest unnerves regulators

    The federal government’s review panel was scheduled to begin hearings on the pipeline in Bella Bella on April 2. The video below shows the welcome organized by residents, and the regulators’ cowardly response. Here’s an eyewitness account by a long-time environmental activist.

  • Secret documents expose Ottawa’s tar sands enemies list

    Minister Oliver has gone so far as to say that he expects the Joint Review Panel (JRP) to rule in favour of the Enbridge pipeline. Meanwhile, internal documents detailing the government’s strategy for promoting oilsands projects overseas, released by Greenpeace, labelled environmental groups, First Nations groups and the media as “adversaries.”

  • After Durban: We must pull the emergency brake before the 1 per cent drive us off the cliff

    The result of the 2011 Durban climate talks is that the big polluters have given themselves a few more years to fiddle while the world burns. They spin this by telling us that at Durban they agreed to a “roadmap” to a future agreement.

  • Durban COP17

    Nothing will be different in Durban, but in the meantime all the worst tendencies in world capitalism have conjoined to prevent progress on the two main areas of COP17 decisions: financing and technology.

  • Ten quick propositions on Climate Change

    An ecosocialist response to the climate crisis.

  • Time for a food revolution

    The solutions to the food crisis are thus deeply intertwined with solutions to the climate crisis and the larger question of global poverty. The steps to get there are not so complex: genuine agrarian reform, local markets, biodiversity, a decentralization of decision-making, all things that social movements have been demanding for decades. There are no technical hurdles standing in the way, only political ones.

  • Roads to renewal

    Without rebuilding our economies from the ground up, sustainably and on a human scale, we face relentless environmental degradation and planetary chaos. We must see this an opportunity for renewal.

  • The Garden Path

    For many in the mainstream, the risks posed by climate change, while real, can be combated by a combination of new technology, market incentives to nudge industry towards greener production methods, and the greening of consumerism. Many ecologists, however, drawing on the findings of prominent climate scientists like James Hansen, dispute this view.

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