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    The rise of the real estate state

    Whose interests guide the state apparatus that sets the parameters of city development? Yutaka Dirks reviews Samuel Stein’s Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State.

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    Is voting really “harm reduction”?

    People who say “voting is harm reduction” wrongly assume that in the lead-up to elections, all we can do is vote for the least-bad candidate or party.

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    The Canadian state seems like an immovable object. But Indigenous women are an unstoppable force.

    It’s been barely two weeks since the federal government released the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. And yet, amid an admission of genocide, the colonial project continues apace; its existence met with celebration for another year.

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    This is a prison, no matter what you call it

    Activists are determined to halt the construction of a new migrant detention centre in Laval.

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    The #UniteAgainstRacism campaign – what it is and why we launched it

    Across the globe, right-wing politics are gaining ground by demonizing migrants and Others. These politics become particularly pronounced in election years. With the federal election approaching, we knew Canada was not immune.

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    Just transition: a vision and a plan

    Around us, we see fear and uncertainty about the world that is coming into being. This issue of Briarpatch came from a desire to articulate a hopeful vision of the future, and a plan for how to get there by addressing interwoven social and environmental crises.

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    Just transition means returning Indigenous land –  but that might look different than you think

    When the weight of our entire imbalance crashes down on me, I remember that, through treaties, our ancestors planned for us to remain in our homeland through another apocalypse.

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    Bending the arc of movement history toward a just transition

    This is some of the history of the just transition movement, traced across Turtle Island through three decades of struggle.

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    What’s in a just transition?

    We convened a roundtable of activists from different movements to talk about what a just transition means to them, and what it looks like on the ground.

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    “We need to begin protecting all of our territories”

    Two hours east of the Unist’ot’en camp, Wet’suwet’en land defenders from the Likhts’amisyu clan are starting a new camp in the path of the Coastal GasLink pipeline

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    Bridging the gap with Saskatchewan’s coal communities

    As the Canadian government phases out coal, we set out to learn what a just transition could mean for Saskatchewan’s coal-producing communities

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    This is what Indigenous energy sovereignty looks like

    Just as Indigenous peoples are at the front line of climate impacts, we must also be at the forefront of climate solutions. This is where Indigenous Climate Action was born.

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    Decentralizing climate justice in Halifax

    Environmental organizations can sometimes act as gatekeepers of environmental work. In response, the Imagining 2030 Network is creating new connections in Halifax’s climate justice movement.

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    Tarsands vs. treaty

    The Beaver Lake Cree Nation is taking on the tarsands, arguing that they represent too much industrial development in the face of constitutionally protected treaty rights.

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    Transition and resistance in the Global South

    People in the Global South are least responsible for climate change historically but suffer most from its impacts. Here are four snapshots of struggles for just transition in the Global South.

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    Unbordering

    In this world, a world where many worlds coexist, there would be no forced migration, no mass extinction.

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    Qu’est-ce que la décroissance?

    Pour les partisans de la décroissance, il est urgent que nos sociétés rompent avec la course à la croissance économique avant que les limites biophysiques de notre planète ne nous imposent une décroissance forcée et brutale. Aujourd’hui, le mouvement fleurit au Québec.

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    Décroissance

    The degrowth movement calls for a radical downscaling of production and consumption, in order to save us from climate catastrophe. Today, the movement is blooming in Quebec.

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    Degrowth vs. the Green New Deal

    Unlike the Green New Deal, degrowth isn’t a policy platform – it’s more of a movement, or what participants call an “umbrella concept.” What would a conversation between degrowth and the Green New Deal look like?

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    Confronting economic barriers to a just transition

    I sat down with six economists to ask them two pressing questions: first, what are the biggest economic barriers to a just transition in Canada and, second, how do we overcome them?