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  • Magazine

    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.

  • Magazine

    The climate crisis calls for a planetary politics

    By this, I mean: a world democratic socialist republic

  • Sask Dispatch Briefs

    Geothermal power plant to be built with $25.6 million from feds

    A major geothermal power generation facility is set to be built in Estevan, SK, Treaty 4 territory.

  • Magazine

    The leftist’s case against the carbon tax

    It’s a fundamentally libertarian policy – and one that tends to just piss people off, not invigorate them about the possibility of a just and sustainable future.

  • Blog

    The far right, the hard right, and our fight against them

    What’s the difference between the hard right and the far right, and how do we limit their growth in Canada?

  • Magazine

    The Oil Industry’s PR Offensive

    A climate justice journalist heads to the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary to see how the industry is pushing its messages, and who is doing doing the heavy lifting.

  • Blog

    The students of Nicaragua’s April uprising

    Autoconvocados – self-organized student protesters – are mobilizing against the repressive Ortega government. But their movement threatens to fall into the hands of nationalists and pro-capitalists.

  • Blog

    Who will commemorate the Nakba in Canada?

    Trudeau recently celebrated the birthday of Israel while remaining silent on the 700,000 Palestinians that were driven out of their homes. Why is the Canadian government so dead-set on ignoring Israel’s past and present human rights abuses?

  • Magazine

    Oil’s Deep State

    The fossil fuel industry has the Canadian government by the throat – but it’s been a long time coming. Joseph Laforest reviews Oil’s Deep State, by Kevin Taft.

  • Blog

    How do we intervene in the Ontario elections?

    Five Ontario activists on how to change the message and build resistance before and after the 2018 election.

  • Blog

    Camped out for Justice

    Colten Boushie. Tina Fontaine. Countless others. “Something’s gotta change. Something more than fake promises and words.”

  • Magazine

    A Thousand More Beds

    The homeless shelter system in Canada’s largest city is in crisis – but anti-poverty and housing activists are fighting the systemic abandonment of homeless people, and they’re winning important gains.

  • Magazine

    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.

  • Magazine

    Young Muslims and the Federal Election

    As the federal election approaches, young Muslim Canadians are leading new initiatives to engage with electoral politics.

  • Magazine

    The Right to Remain Compliant

    On the combined impacts of bills C-51 and C-24.

  • Blog

    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.

  • Magazine

    “To Take the Land Away From the Children”

    The Klabona Keepers are a small group of Tahltan families and Elders in northwestern B.C. who have been taking direct action to defend their traditional territories from mining and drilling projects since 2005.

  • Magazine

    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.

  • Magazine

    The Struggle for Access to Abortion Today

    Abortion is a safe, legal, and common medical procedure, but in the Maritimes and in northern and rural communities across Canada, there are major barriers to access.

  • Magazine

    Drug War Capitalism

    Anyone seeking to understand capitalism’s evolving capacity to consolidate and extend its power must come to terms with the drug war.