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    Election Day in Alberta – and Beyond

    Electoral politics and grassroots movement building are often at odds; significant change in Alberta will hinge on independent organizing.

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    This Changes Something

    Why have environmentalists become so much less effective than they used to be?

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    On the Front Lines of the Great Lakes

    The Great Lakes region is the most important hub for tarsands projects outside of Alberta. Climate activists are working to connect local resistance in front-line communities with the broader movement to halt tarsands expansion.

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    A Call to the South from Baffin Island

    The Inuit community of Clyde River on Baffin Island is fighting to stop offshore seismic testing.

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    The Class Politics of Pipeline Resistance

    As anti-pipeline campaigns rise to the forefront of activist activity, do environmentalists need to re-evaluate their engagement with affected communities such as Toronto’s Jane-Finch neighbourhood?

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    Indigenous Farmers Confront Canada’s Goldcorp

    The Maya-Mam people of northwestern Guatemala are struggling to protect the land and water.

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    The battles in New Brunswick

    A grassroots Mi’kmaq resurgence is bypassing Indian Act leaders to protect the land and confront the colonial power that operates through the revolving door between government and industry.

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    Chevron’s Pacific Trail Pipeline is the one to stop this summer

    Stopping Chevron’s Pacific Trail Pipeline this summer could be a decisive event in the history of pipeline resistance.

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    A short introduction to the Two Row Wampum

    The return to a 400-year-old treaty relationship.

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    Driftwood

    Drifting with coastal wood.

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    The trouble with twitter

    Twitter performs a magic trick with public perception, disappearing the material costs and conditions of tweeting.
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    Good ancestors

    How can we become the ancestors future generations demand that we be?

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    Tarsands divestment and its discontents

    Leading activists discuss the strengths and possible pitfalls of a burgeoning campus movement to have universities divest from the fossil fuel economy. Can the campaign succeed?

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    Cracking the soil in Uganda

    How will subsistence farmers like Ninsiima Florence fare under the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition?

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    Courting collaboration

    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.

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    A voice for the grasslands

    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.

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    A sacred journey for future generations

    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.

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    Organizing for Gaza’s land and sea

    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.

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    Innu not idle as Plan Nord advances

    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.

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    No force more powerful

    Nothing can really convey the power of moments where people come together to realize their collective strength, but we thought we’d try anyway