How the uranium industry bought the Village of Pinehouse, and what residents are doing to take it back
Pinehouse residents Fred Pederson, John Smerek, and Dale Smith all feel like they have been wearing targets on their backs since their names appeared in a lawsuit filed in June.
The fight is on to keep Monsanto alfalfa out of Canada
Canadian farmers have successfully blocked genetically modified flax, wheat, and pigs. Now the fight is on to keep out Monsanto alfalfa. It’s a fight farmers and their consumer allies can win, writes Cathy Holtslander.
The struggle for an endangered prairie ecosystem
Grasslands ecosystems are under threat globally. With less than 20 per cent of Saskatchewan’s prairie lands remaining, the provincial and federal governments are attempting to privatize the public pastures established in the 1930s by the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA). Ex-oil-industry contractor and inveterate grasslands lover Laura Stewart is our personal guide through a vibrant ecosystem, revealing the global, and colonial, stakes of grasslands health – and the growing movement rising to its defence.
Stanley Mission walkers trek from northern Saskatchewan to Parliament Hill to defend lands and waterways
The Stanley Mission walkers are trekking from northern Saskatchewan to Parliament Hill to defend lands and waterways against the Conservative government’s assault on the environment and the rights of Indigenous people.
Farmers and fishers on the front lines of a one-sided ceasefire
Gaza’s farmers and fishers are on the front lines of a military occupation intended to force them from their land and seaways. The Union of Agricultural Work Committees is organizing Palestinian farmers and fishers to support their efforts to remain on the land and sustain an independent agricultural economy. With the help of a growing international boycott against Israel, their strength is growing.
Resistance to repackaged neoliberalism grows in Quebec’s North
As Pauline Marois’ Parti Québécois tries to repackage the Charest government’s neoliberal policies, resistance to the massive Plan Nord project is escalating among the northern Innu people and their allies. Even as band councils enter negotiations with the Canadian government, grassroots activists inspired by Idle No More are fighting for Indigenous autonomy and their traditional territories.
It’s not clear why how to be lonely is this way, but it’s certain it wants a tool to dig.
The Idle No More movement in photos
Nothing can really convey the power of moments where people come together to realize their collective strength, but we thought we’d try anyway
Women on the front lines of a continental struggle
Across the Americas, Indigenous women are working to restore values of harmony, co-operation, balance, and respect within their communities.
A profile of the Grand Rapids Fishermen’s Co-op
Many fishers are passionately opposed to wasting fish but struggle to survive in an industry where the price paid per pound has declined over the years while costs such as gasoline, labour, and equipment have only risen. Fishers in Grand Rapids have come up with a potential solution.