Relaunching Ecosocialism Canada

Ecosocialism Canada does not pretend to be impartial. This is a partisan project, written and edited by people who strongly believe that an ecological revolution is needed, and that no such revolution is possible within the framework of the capitalist system. In John Bellamy Foster’s words, “There can be no true ecological revolution that is not socialist; no true socialist revolution that is not ecological.” ... [click title to continue]

Le Reseau ecosocialiste: Toward new ways of organizing

In Québec, many socialists and anti-capitalists see ecosocialism, the junction of socialism, Marxism and critical ecological justice, as a necessary framework under which to organize. Ecosocialism is an analysis that correctly identifies capitalism and the pursuit of profit as the driving force behind environmental destruction and climate chaos. ... [click title to continue]

Canada’s environmental activists seen as ‘threat to national security’

Police and security agencies describe green groups' protests and petitions as 'forms of attack', documents revealBy Stephen Leahy 14 February 2013 Monitoring of environmental activists in Canada by the country's police and security agencies has become the "new normal", according to a researcher who has analysed security documents released under freedom of information laws.Security ... [click title to continue]

New Book: Trade Unions and Canadian Democracy

Next Year Country Books is pleased to announce our first publication.- NYCAs Brad Wall's Saskatchewan Party is posed to launch yet another attack on Saskatchewan workers and their unions through their "Labour Law Review",  Lorne Brown's Trade Unions and Canadian Democracy provides a timely historical perspective on the role labour has played in the fight for democratic rights.Submitted by ... [click title to continue]

The Quiet Revolution of Our Generation Must be Green and Red

Youth for Real Climate ActionApril 21, 2012 The creative, courageous and inspiring Quebec student movement will today weave its way through Montreal's Earth Day rally, mixing red and green, merging demands for a freeze on tuition with respect for the earth and those most impacted by climate change. Let the meeting not remain accidental, but deepen and flourish.Our country has always been divided by ... [click title to continue]

Victoria rises up against the tar sands, pipelines, tankers, capitalism and colonialism

By Joan.Russow Peace, Earth, Justice NewsApril 15, 2012 Hundreds attended the rally against pipelines and tankers. Victoria, April 15, 2012. Photo: Sandra Cuffe Over 2000 people rallied at the Legislature and then walked to Centennial Square where there were panels and workshops. It was clear that this event is a beginning and foreshadowing of the solidarity resistance to come. There were passionate ... [click title to continue]

David Suzuki grapples with Ottawa’s crackdown on green groups

By OLIVER MOORE and SHAWN McCARTHYGlobe and Mail Update April 12, 2012 Environmentalist distances himself from foundation that bears his name as Conservatives budget money to audit charities that engage in political advocacyThe head of one of Canada's most prominent environmental groups said the green movement is facing a "chill" in the wake of increasingly harsh scrutiny from Ottawa.Peter Robinson, ... [click title to continue]