Ann Grant

[Note: Mine was just one of many, sometimes very eloquent, presentations to Council on the topic Future of False Creek South: Advancing a Conceptual Development Plan and Addressing Lease Expiries.  The meeting extended over three days because of the large number of presentation, (over 170 signed up to speak), and only very few were in favour of the plan.  The presentations may be viewed/heard on the videos of the Council here starting on Oct.

Robert Kuttner
Thomas Piketty, 2017Credit...SIPA, Associated

Oct. 26, 2021

"Nobody is as surprised by this turn as Piketty himself."


Dispatches From a World on Fire, 2016-2021
By Thomas Piketty

Ecosocialist Alliance

October 24, 2021

This statement was drafted by the Ecosocialist Alliance, a UK-based coalition organized by Green Left, Left Unity and Anti-Capitalist Resistance. After discussion and adoption of amendments proposed the Global Ecosocialist Network, it has been endorsed by a wide range of individuals and groups, including Climate & Capitalism. It will be distributed at COP26, the United Nations climate conference that opens on October 31 in Glasgow.


Robert A. Hackett
BC NDP Premier John Horgan on the campaign trail last year. His political history showed him environmental policy is ‘all about cutting deals, not pursuing ideals,’ concludes one veteran journalist. Photo by Jonathan Hayward, the Canadian Press.

The daunting tale retold of social democrats' dilemma--whether to keep trying to reform what two centuries of evidence shows cannot be reformed or to recognize that the task is to replace the global capitalist socio-economic system before it's too late! And no, I don't think that's going to be simple, which reinforces the urgency. The various scientific deadlines for effective, collective action to counter climate disruption impacts (and other systemic crises) mean we are limited to a half-dozen more electoral cycles.....give or take...

        -- Gene McGuckin

Yves Engler
Jim Harris, Annamie Paul

Oct. 9, 2021

It was quite the performance. Evan Solomon’s response to former Green party leader Jim Harris demonstrates just how enamored the media is with Annamie Paul’s pro-imperialist and capitalist identarian politics.

Tara Olivetree Ehrcke
Activists stage a “die-in” to protest old-growth logging in Vancouver. Photo: Pa-to-ri-ku.
Tara Olivetree Ehrcke analyzes Canada’s recent snap election and why the issues most important to Canadian voters—such as climate change, housing, and Indigenous rights—failed to translate at the ballot box.
 Susan Rosenthal
Suffering from Capitalism

 October 4, 2021  • 

Does capitalism make us crazy? The short answer is YES! Life under capitalist rule is perilous. We can’t survive on our own, and we can’t rely on society to support us. We live with perpetual uncertainty: Can I pay my bills? Will I lose my home, my job? What happens if I’m sick or injured? Add the constant threat of racism, war, and climate change disasters.

Do you feel safe in this world? I don’t. Every morning, I wake up with a sense of dread, thinking, “OMG. I’m still here, and this is still happening.” I am not alone in this.


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