By HARRISON SAMPHIR - Counterpunch
The Harper government has vehemently attacked the UN over alleged ineptitude, most prominently in its scolding of the Security Council for inaction during the Syrian civil war. But this outright abandonment of a significant scientific initiative aimed at quelling the root causes of desertification harms both the African people and the previously ‘humanitarian’ image of Canada.
March 5, 2013 - AlterNet
Now control of government is narrowly concentrated at the peak of the income scale, while the large majority “down below” has been virtually disenfranchised. The current political-economic system is a form of plutocracy, diverging sharply from democracy, if by that concept we mean political arrangements in which policy is significantly influenced by the public will.
By Yves Engler - February 15th, 2013
Alongside one of this country’s biggest corporations, Stephen Harper’s government has entangled Canada in one of the most controversial decisions of Obama’s presidency. The Conservatives have lobbied vigorously in support of Calgary-based TransCanada’s plan to build a $7 billion pipeline to take up to 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to refineries on the Gulf Coast.
By Julien Lalonde
It may have been EOG and Encana desisting due to Unist'ot'en resistance and grassroots divestment pressure. On Christmas Eve, Kitimat LNG/Pacific Trails Pipeline announced that EOG and Encana had sold their shares in the project to Chevron, allowing the California-based oil giant to move into a 50 per cent ownership position along with Apache.
By Yves Engler - December 19, 2012
...Harper's policies have spurred an unprecedented international backlash against Canada. And, after nearly seven years of this government’s more belligerent and corporate centric foreign policy, displays of opposition are growing...But, only a small percentage of Canadians are aware of this growing international hostility...[I]f more of us knew how much the Conservatives were besmirching Canada’s reputation, foreign affairs very well could become an election issue.
As many of us now know, a vast amount of airplanes are currently spraying most of the Earth's population with aluminum, barium, strontium, etc. Less discussed components of the spray programs include lab-created synthetic life-forms and other biological materials such as red blood cells, fungus, and self-replicating nano-fibers. Massive and diverse geo-engineering operations are indeed occurring. Moreover, a peculiar syndrome called Morgellons has emerged and has now been linked to these eugenics/transhumanist operations.
By Bill Henderson - November 26, 2012
Our economy and its steady growth are important to Canadians but it cannot be at the cost of our kids and grand-kids. It is criminal to benefit today from actions that will cause so much pain, that threaten everything we know and love: civilization or nature as we know it today, or even the opportunity for our kids to have a life, a future.
By Jesse McLaren - November 24, 2012
The Conservative government is denying chemotherapy to refugees and imposing carcinogenic tar sands on indigenous communities, as part of an oil-driven economy that puts profits above people and the planet. But there are growing movements demanding healthcare and a green future for all.
From the beautiful unceded Unis’tot’en Yintah (Territory): On the evening of November 20th, 2012, Wet’suwet’en Chief Toghestiy intercepted and issued an eagle feather to surveyors from the Can-Am Geomatics company who were working for Apache’s proposed Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP). In Wet’suwet’en law, an eagle feather is used as a first and only notice of trespass. The surveyors and all other people associated with PTP were ordered to leave the territory and told that they are not ever allowed to return to Unis’tot’en land.
Unis’tot’en Statement of Solidarity With Tar Sands Blockades: There Will be Many Pipeline Blockades!
The Unis’tot’en Camp stands in solidarity with the Tar Sands Blockade. We commend the courage and dedication of the dauntless eco-warriors of Texas. May our actions be in conjunction with yours.
On August 29, 2005, New Orleans was woefully unprotected. It wasn't accidental. It was planned.
Community Corridor - Part 1: A Strategy to Resist industrial Infrastructure and Pipelines from Kitimat to Texas
Where industry says it will build energy corridors we will build community corridors in its place. The movement must move from isolated blockades and direct actions, as bold as they may be, to actively building radical alternative communities, resistance communities, directly in the path of extraction and industrial infrastructure. Environmentalists, with indigenous communities in the lead, must collaborate to establish fully permanent communities, self-sustaining and autonomous from the industrial system in order to be genuinely effective in resisting it.
Alright, eco-warriors, consider yourselves on notice. Tar Sands Blockade is stepping our game up, and we’re calling on you to do the same...We’ll be throwing down in a big way next Monday, November 19th, somewhere near Nacogdoches, Texas, the heart of outlaw territory in this region for hundreds of years, and we want you to do the same.
Signs of the Depressing State of Our Political Discourse: Climate Change Silence and Jason Kenney's Award
By Karl Nerenberg - November 3, 2012
Canada's Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney, is a master at the game of turning complex policy issues into nasty bumper stickers...We have not had any government, of any stripe, in recent memory...that has chosen to adopt such a negative rhetorical tone on immigration...Rather than cloak his legislative initiatives in the garb of pragmatic necessity, Kenney likes to up the ante with harsh, confrontational and punitive language.
By Fred Mazelis - 3 November 2012
With the death toll from Hurricane Sandy climbing towards 100, and several million people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut facing a fifth day without electricity, heat and, in many cases, food and water, anger and frustration has boiled over at the failure of the federal, state and local governments to provide adequate relief.