The Harper Offensive: Selling Tar Sands to Europe and the USA

Martin LukacsCanadian DimensionNovember 29th 2011In the halls of power in Europe and the United States, well out of sight of Canadians, the Harper government has been waging a diplomatic and political war over the energy future of North America.The Alberta tar sands are the centrepiece of Harper’s Canadian energy agenda, and he and his Conservative government have spared no effort in protecting and ... [click title to continue]

Canada’s fossil fuel exports a threat to global climate: study

National Office, CCPA November 29, 2011   To get serious about climate change, Canada needs to not only cut its consumption of fossil fuels, but also stop peddling fossil fuels in export markets, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).According to the study, greenhouse gas emissions embodied in Canadian ... [click title to continue]

African Activists Blast Tar Sands

Tar sands highlighted in lead up to UN climate summit in South Africa By Tim McSorleyThe DominionNovember 28, 2011In Durban this week, you're blinded by green. From billboards to uniforms, it's impossible to miss that this South African city is hosting the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.One would think you could not get any further ... [click title to continue]

Canada Wins 1st and 2nd Place Fossils – Threatens, Insults

CAN InternationalNovember 28 2011 Durban, South Africa – The first day of the United Nations climate change negotiations started off badly for Canada. It earned the First Place Fossil of the Day for failing to support a Second Commitment Period for the Kyoto Protocol, and abandoning even its current participation in Kyoto.It also took Second Place Fossil for insulting the Least Developed Countries, ... [click title to continue]

Conservative free trade agenda low on jobs, environmental protection

Council of CanadiansNovember 15, 2011Free trade agreements with Panama and Jordan, legislation for which was announced today by International Trade Minister Ed Fast, will have little effect on jobs or the economy while putting Panamanian workers, Indigenous peoples and environmental protections at risk, says the Council of Canadians and MiningWatch Canada."The amount of trade Canada does with either ... [click title to continue]

Climate Change and Indigenous Movements

By Ben PowlessNew Socialist webzine07 November 2011 Climate change: you can't get away from it these days.Except for a few die-hard holdouts, the scientific argument has carried the day in most places. It is now recognized as an international priority, though you wouldn't know it from the actions of our so-called leadership. That urgency is being felt by nobody more than Indigenous Peoples, who happen ... [click title to continue]

We won one battle against big oil, but not the war

Statement of the Indigenous Environmental NetworkNovember 11, 2011Mother Earth Achieves a Victory Today with Obama Administration Decision to Delay the Keystone XL Pipeline Decision The United States Department of State and President Barack Obama announced they would seek a new environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline. This will delay and hopefully stop the Trans Canada Corporation from pursuing ... [click title to continue]