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Amanda Follett Hosgood
Iris Energy’s Prince George bitcoin mining operation, which opened in September, sits on 12 acres of land near the Fraser River. The facility employs about 15 people and draws 50 megawatts of electricity. Photo provided by Iris Energy.

Jan. 19, 2023

Cryptocurrency operations have been taking up residence in forestry towns. Amidst a turbulent market, the province is hitting pause.

When most people think about bitcoin, they likely think of a shiny new tech industry that operates somewhere in “the cloud.”

Michael A. Lebowitz
Just Do It - cartoon

Jan. 29, 2023


Given that the immanent drive and constant tendency of capital is to atomize the working class, what are the effects of this tendency? For the atomized worker, all other workers are competitors; all other workers are enemies in so far as they are competing for the same jobs. All other workers potentially stand between them and the satisfaction of their needs.

D'Arcy Briggs
Free public transit: A path to climate justice - illustration

Jan. 24, 2023

We are in the midst of both an environmental crisis and an affordability crisis, which are linked. The solutions on offer, from raising fares to relying on electric cars, don’t solve either problem. But increasing access to public transit is good for all workers, all riders, and the planet. Taking action for free and accessible public transit can win reforms and set us on track for climate justice.

Kat Eschner
John Peters is the author of “Jobs With Inequality: Financialization, Post-Democracy, and Labour Market Deregulation in Canada.” (intuilapse/iStock)

Website Editor: a 'mainstream' point of view!

Jan. 25, 2023

George Monbiot
‘If Rishi Sunak’s new proposal is passed, protests can be stopped before they begin on the grounds that they might be ‘disruptive’.’ Photograph: Janine Wiedel Photolibrary/Alamy

Jan. 18, 2023

In relationships, controlling and coercive behaviour is now a criminal offence. In British politics, it is glorified

Don’t let them talk to you about freedom. This government is stripping out fundamental liberties with the speed and determination you would expect in the aftermath of a military coup. Knowing that their days in office are numbered, the Conservatives seem to be snuffing out democracy as quickly as they can.

Gary Wilson, Struggle La Lucha.
Photo: Workers gather on Place de la République in Paris, Jan. 19.

Jan. 21, 2023

French President Emmanuel Macron’s retirement and pension cuts sparked more than 200 mass demonstrations and strikes across France on Jan. 19. Labor unions said more than 2 million people took part nationwide, including 400,000 in Paris.

Damien Gayle
Tendayi Achiume said the same structures that created ecological inequality were being relied on to solve the problem. Photo by UN Geneva/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Jan. 20, 2023

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

The world’s reliance on high-tech capitalist solutions to the climate and ecological crises is perpetuating racism, the outgoing UN racism rapporteur has warned.

Ben Parfitt
Logs piled up awaiting conversion to wood pellets at a factory now owned by multinational Drax Group. Photo from

Jan. 18, 2023

The closure of a Prince George pulp mill is yet another warning we’re running out of trees.

Philip Oltermann
Garments from the Realitywear collection shown at the spoof launch event. ‘This announcement is not by Adidas and not correct,’ a spokesperson for the sportswear company said. Photograph: Realitywear

Jan. 16, 2023

Adidas has had to deny it appointed a former Cambodian union leader as its new co-CEO and launched a Derelicte-style collection of garments pre-worn by factory workers, as a spoof launch event at Berlin fashion week sent confusion around the fashion world.


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