Topics – Environment

From resource extraction to climate chaos and food sovereignty, the environment is a topic that defies human-made borders like no other. Industrial capitalism and its dependency on unhindered, never-ending growth represents a sustained assault on the Earth and its inhabitants. In this context, seekers of environmental justice have their work cut out for them. Here, you’ll find stories on agriculture, food, environmental racism, resource extraction, climate change and more.

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 6

    Authors’ responses to the interventions and comments that emerged through the symposium

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 5

    Nicole Fabricant: What does the hyper-militarization of resource-based capitalism in the Andes and mean for social movements in the region, for Indigenous peoples, and for alternative socio-ecologies?

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 4

    Kyla Sankey: How do the authors invoke David Harvey’s concept of accumulation by dispossession?

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 3

    Simon Granovsky-Larsen argues that the greatest contribution of Blood of Extraction lies in the use of documents released through access to information requests in Canada.

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 2

    Jerome Klassen on Blood of Extraction demonstrates how Canadian foreign policy in Latin America can be viewed in relation to global dynamics of economic, political, and military power.

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America

    A six-part discussion on the contributions of the new book by Todd Gordon and Jeffery Webber, Blood of Extraction.

  • Deep Cuts

    What’s at stake in Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum’s fight against the clearcutting of her land?

  • Inside Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy

    An adapted excerpt from Fault Lines: Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy

    How are workers in the oil and gas industry affected by Saskaboom’s bust?

  • Who Controls the Climate Discourse?

    Do we have a problem imagining carbon neutrality?

  • Accumulation by Dispossession

    Corporations are after the resource-rich land – not sustainable, fair employment.