Category: Environment

  • Green Jobs Oshawa and a Just Transition

    One year ago, GM announced the closure of the Oshawa Assembly Plant. Workers in the community faced the crushing reality that their livelihood was being stolen. At a time of record profits, in the billions of dollars, GM showed a complete disregard for thousands of workers and their communities. Out of this devastation Green Jobs … Keep reading »

  • Trade Unions and Climate Change

    The Need for a Programmatic Shift Climate change is a trade union issue. That is what we increasingly, and rightly, have been told by international trade union leaders over the last ten to fifteen years. While the inter-governmental negotiations on climate change can be dated back to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 … Keep reading »

  • Nurses’ Unions, Climate Change and Health

    Toward A Global Agenda for Action Energy and emissions trends provide a crucial backdrop for making use of the information on health impacts presented in this report. In the longer term, unless we collectively act to shift what is happening with energy production, distribution and use, then making meaningful inroads to tackling the health impacts of … Keep reading »

  • From Canada’s Election to Public Action

    Beyond the Alberta Tar-Sands For months, during and after Canada’s 2019 federal election campaign, corporate media provided daily frontpage news space for Alberta’s non-stop demands for more tar-sands-export infrastructure through British Columbia, as well as space for discrediting stories on the Trudeau government for his attempt at questionable legal protection of a Quebec big business and … Keep reading »

  • The Mining Industry and Ecological Transformation

    “The mining industry continues to be at the forefront of colonial dispossession around the world. It controls information about its intrinsic costs and benefits, propagates myths about its contribution to the economy, shapes government policy and regulation, and deals ruthlessly with its opponents. “Brimming with case studies, anecdotes, resources, and illustrations, Unearthing Justice exposes the … Keep reading »

  • California of Fire and Profit

    Intentional blackouts by power companies were designed to prevent fires. Yet the strategy has not spared California from infernos caused by faulty infrastructure. It’s a case which sheds light on the equally untenable condition of capitalism applied to public administration. Keep reading »

  • Red-Green Alliance: A Green Earth With Peace And Room For Us All

    Draft Globalization programme submitted by the National Board of the Red-Green Alliance/Enhedslisten, Denmark, to the party’s next Annual Congress on 5 – 6 October. The world economy is characterized by major economic inequalities and by a production system that has already exceeded the limits of what is globally sustainable. Today we see upheaval and war, … Keep reading »

  • Global Strike for Climate Justice /Toronto

    Video from the #GlobalStrike for #ClimateJustice in #Toronto We can no longer continue with business as usual. #ClimateStrikeToronto #climatestrike #fridaysforfuture Watch video »

  • Open Letter: We’re Stepping Up

    Join Us for a Day to Halt This Climate Crisis Naomi Klein, Bill McGKibben, and others On 20 September [through to September 27], at the request of the young people who have been staging school strikes around the world, we’re walking out of our workplaces and homes to spend the day demanding action on the climate crisis, … Keep reading »

  • Canadian Unions and the Student-Led Global Climate Strike

    A week of student-led global strike actions to address the climate change crisis, under the banner FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike, was kicked off this past Friday with actions across the world. This Friday September 27 students, First Nations, workers and allies will be mobilizing across Canada in the tens of thousands. Canadian Labour Congress Stands in Solidarity … Keep reading »

  • As Bolsonaro incinerates the Amazon, urgent action is needed for climate justice

    Did South Africa need another high-profile reminder of climate chaos, after the Cape Town drought in 2015 to 2018; the two cyclones in March to April that ravaged Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe and killed more than 1,000 of our neighbours; and Easter Monday’s “Durban Rain Bomb,” which dropped 170mm that day, leaving 71 people dead? … Keep reading »

  • Ecosocialism and Just Transition

    Climate change requires major societal change. But how do we ensure this transformation is done in a fair and just manner? John Bellamy Foster – a renowned environmental sociologist and editor of Monthly Review – takes a look at the idea of the Just Transition, arguing that any strategy to save the planet must go … Keep reading »