Canada

29/11/23
Author: 
Bruce Campbell
Sign - Capitalism caused this Climate Catastrophe

Nov. 28, 2023

The UN climate summit—hosted this year by the United Arab Emirates, a major oil producer—begins Thursday in Dubai. It will review the progress on countries’ 2015 Paris Agreement commitments toward limiting rising global temperature to 2 C, preferably 1.5 C, above pre-industrial levels. It will also define what new commitments countries can agree on to avoid planetary catastrophe.

26/11/23
Author: 
Amanda Stephenson
A flare stack lights the sky from the Imperial Oil refinery in Edmonton on Dec. 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

“This (IEA) report is a stunning rebuke to all the Canadian oil executives and politicians claiming that they can simply slap on some government-funded carbon capture and continue with business as usual in a world rapidly weaning itself off of oil and gas," said Keith Stewart, senior energy strategist for Greenpeace Canada, in an email Thursday.

Nov. 23, 2023

26/11/23
Author: 
Rashid Khalidi
PALESTINIANS TAKE CONTROL OF AN ISRAELI TANK AFTER CROSSING THE BORDER FENCE WITH ISRAEL FROM KHAN YUNIS IN THE SOUTHERN GAZA STRIP ON OCTOBER 7, 2023. (PHOTO: STRINGER/ APA IMAGES)

Nov. 18, 2023

Since October 7, there have been five elements that indicate we may be seeing a paradigm shift in the hundred years' war waged against the Palestinian people.

Editor’s Note: The following is based on a talk Rashid Khalidi delivered on November 16, 2023, at Columbia University.

25/11/23
Author: 
Nick Seebruch
Newly elected Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) president Laura Walton speaking at the OFL convention. Credit: Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care/ X

Nov. 21, 2023

A new executive team is ready to take the reins at the Ontario Federation of Labour in a historic year for the labour movement.

Laura Walton, Ahmad Gaied and Jackie Taylor were elected president, secretary-treasurer and executive vice-president at the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) convention on Tuesday, November 21.

22/11/23
Author: 
Justin Podur - THE ANTI EMPIRE PROJECT
Elbit Systems

Nov. 22, 2023

In my last article I looked at the material flows of the military-industrial complex with a focus on aluminum and Canada’s status as a major aluminum exporter for the Western military industrial complex despite Canada not having bauxite.

22/11/23
Author: 
Libby Davies, Donald MacPherson, Jean Swanson and Michael Clague
‘Arresting people who are selflessly and tirelessly working to save lives through the distribution of drugs that have been tested for impurities will have tragic consequences.’ Photo for The Tyee by Kayla Isomura.

Nov. 21, 2023

Four Order of Canada recipients and drug policy veterans denounce politically driven police action.

22/11/23
Author: 
Crawford Kilian
‘The good old days are gone forever,’ writes Crawford Kilian, and we need a new approach to the climate crisis. Photo for The Tyee by Joshua Berson.

Nov. 22, 2023

Why a carbon tax won’t save us, and what’s next.

22/11/23
Author: 
Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood and Marc Lee
Chrystia Freeland

Nov. 21, 2023

Despite plummeting public opinion polls, the federal Liberals made only a half-hearted attempt to turn the page in a fall fiscal update marked by economic restraint.

The feds are putting housing measures on display, but actual new public spending on that front is marginal. Elsewhere, the government found $3 billion in “refocused” government spending that may signal public service cuts to come. Altogether, the fiscal update is an uninspiring response to the myriad crises confronting the country.

22/11/23
Author: 
John Woodside & Natasha Bulowski
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland at the 2023 Budget. File photo by Natasha Bulowski

“At the end of the day, that’s still counting on the market … to build out these industries and then hoping the benefits trickle down to workers and to communities and to people,” he said. But Mertins-Kirkwood stressed the crux of the issue is time. “If we had 100 years to decarbonize, I’d say it’s better to take it slow and let the market figure it out, but every month counts right now.”

Nov. 21, 2023

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