George MonbiotThe fake grassroots campaign run by grouse shooters is just one instance of the way democracy is being bypassed. Story here.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Dear Ontario Government - Please Revisit Your Royalty Regime and Make De Beers Compensate Attawapiskat Fairly. PLEASE SIGN!
The De Beers diamond mine 90 km from Attawapiskat paid just $226 in royalties two years ago -- after extracting $2.5 billion in gems since 2007.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
For generations, the Nenets and the Khanty people have bred reindeer, fished, picked berries and gathered. They travel hundreds of kilometers to come together and conduct sacred rituals at Lake Numto. It's threatened by an oil company; oil operations would wreck local communities and spell disaster for its wildlife and ecosystems. Story here.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Credit Suisse report shows worldwide inequality growing even faster than experts had predicted. Story here.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
RCMP document says 'small but violent-prone faction' of groups could pose 'a credible threat' to security. Story here.
Monday, February 9, 2015
They burned him alive in an iron cage, and as he screamed and writhed in the agony of hell they made a sport of his death. Story here.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Kichwa communities along an Amazon tributary, string cables to stop oil company boats from passing. They accuse government of turning a blind eye to contamination from oil operations in the forest. Story here.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
OpEdNews - Chris Hedges
"American Sniper" lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society -- the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a "Christian" nation to exterminate the "lesser breeds" of the earth, a grotesque hyper-masculinity that banishes compassion and pity, a denial of inconvenient facts and historical truth, and a belittling of critical thinking and artistic expression. Many Americans, especially white Americans trapped in a stagnant economy and a dysfunctional political system, yearn for the supposed moral renewal and rigid, militarized control the movie venerates. These passions, if realized, will extinguish what is left of our now-anemic open society. Story here.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Western leaders' responses to King Abdullah's death serve as a reminder that Saudi Arabia, with its wealth and geopolitical influence, is a perpetual exception to the west's emphasis on human rights. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper praised him as a 'strong proponent of peace' in the Middle East. Story here.
Monday, January 19, 2015
New Oxfam report shows the scale of global inequality is "simply staggering." Story here.
Monday, January 12, 2015
by Ann Jones
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
La Via Campesina
(Brazilia) The ministry esplanade was covered in red yesterday afternoon. Around 16 thousand landless workers participating in the 6th Landless Workers’ Movement National Congress made the 9km journey to the Plaza and back. Details here.
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A massive die-off of fish in Shoal Lake, in western Manitoba, has raised the spectre of a huge cleanup ahead.by Larry Powell Countless dead fish litter the shores. The magnitude of the die-off has emerged over the past few days, with spri...
Larry Powell Powell is a veteran, award-winning journalist based in Shoal Lake, Manitoba, Canada. He specialize in stories about agriculture...