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    Farmer Fightback

    Amid neoliberal government policies, rampant climate change, and corporate land grabbing, the National Farmers Union continues to fight for sustainability, income security, and farmers’ dignity.

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    The Honduran Election Crisis

    Canadian capital stands to benefit from the fraudulent election of a far right-wing government that has brought down the full force of the military on Hondurans – particularly on activists like Berta Cáceres.

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    Silencing Opposition of the Site C Dam

    Protesters of the Site C dam in the Peace River Valley are facing a civil suit from both BC Hydro and the B.C. government.

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    INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

    The largest contemporary Indigenous art exhibition in the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s history, INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE is framed as an act of rebellion and a revitalization of Indigenous culture that challenges dominant Western methods of artmaking and presentation.

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    Who Controls the Climate Discourse?

    Do we have a problem imagining carbon neutrality?

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    Chasing the National Energy Board out of Montreal

    An interview with activist Alyssa Symons-Belanger after her release from arrest.

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    Tracking HudBay

    The film Flin Flon Flim Flam documents a bloody and violent trail of HudBay’s resource extraction practices.

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    The Luxury of Air

    The liberalization of China’s economy has widened the gap between rich and poor, rendering clean air and clean water a privatized luxury.

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    Oil’s Violent Disturbances

    Fort Chip is but one northern Albertan community resisting the toxicity and displacement wrought by the oil industry.

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    #authentic at all costs

    The cultural prevalence of the #liveauthentic trend is lining pockets and rewriting history.

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    Rejecting the Master’s Tools: An Interview with a Line 9 Activist

    David Gray-Donald speaks to one of the activists who was involved in shutting down Line 9 at the Quebec–Ontario border on December 7, 2015.

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    Managing Sandy

    How are the devastating effects of climate crises in Cuba managed by female farmers?

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    Line 9 Shut Down

    An activist’s first-hand account of shutting down Line 9.

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    “The Wall of Separation”

    Bonus video feature for Joshua Campbell’s story, “A Very Fertile Occupation.”

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    A Very Fertile Occupation

    A Canadian fertilizer giant and the Saharawi people.

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    The Toxic Contamination of Manitoba First Nations Communities

    According to a federal inventory, the vast majority of Manitoba’s most highly contaminated sites are in First Nations communities.

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    Land-based Resistance at the Unist’ot’en Camp

    The Unist’ot’en continue to square off with pipeline companies and the RCMP.

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    The Responsibility to Act: An interview with Maude Barlow

    Maude Barlow stresses the need for broad mobilization from below in addition to voting to defeat the Harper government this fall.

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    Daniel Ortega and the Interoceanic Grand Canal

    A planned megaproject that would dwarf the Panama Canal and split Nicaragua in two reveals much about both the Ortega regime and global capitalism today.

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    Quebec’s Movement for Economic and Environmental Justice

    Quebec’s social movements are working to wed anti-austerity politics with climate justice.