Protest - Revolt

Natasha Bulowski
Pascal Bergeron holds his young son in his arms at Camp de la Rivière, a citizen occupation on a forest road near Gaspé, Que., that leads to the site of the oil company Junex. It was created in August 2017 to demand that drilling work be stopped. Photo by Isabelle Hayeur

April 15, 2022

Quebec became the first jurisdiction in the world Tuesday to explicitly ban oil and gas development in its territory after decades of campaigning by environmental organizations and citizen groups.

"Citizens rallied, citizens regrouped and actually won this fight because it was in their backyards … it would have had major impacts on their way of living on the territory," Émile Boisseau-Bouvier, Équiterre’s climate policy analyst, told Canada’s National Observer.

Dianne Mathiowetz, Workers World
Photo: Credit: Housing Justice League, Facebook.

Jul 15, 2023

Atlanta, Georgia – Tenants and housing activists packed the Neighborhood Church in East Atlanta July 8 for a People’s Town Hall to launch a statewide effort to overturn a Georgia law that forbids any rent control measures from being enacted in any jurisdiction.

People traveled from around the state, coming from small towns and large cities like Valdosta near the Florida border, Columbus and Albany. Atlanta and its suburbs were well represented.

Michael Gould-Wartofsky
On the Line by Derek Simeone is licensed under CC BY 2.0 / Flickr

June 29, 2023

Field notes from the frontlines of the government's war on the left

“There must be some kind of way out of here…”

As night fell over the South River Forest, the music festival was in full swing. Young and old swayed to the sounds of Suede Cassidy. Families gathered around the grill. Little ones frolicked in an inflatable bouncy house bedecked with a banner that read: “Stop Cop City.”

Henry Heller, Canadian Dimension.
Photo: Intersyndicale parading during a demonstration for the defense of public services, Dijon, France, May 22, 2018. Haldu/Wikimedia Commons.

June 29, 2023

In The Face Of Rapidly Increasing Levels Of Exploitation, A Global Awakening Of The Working Class Has Taken Place.

After years of passivity in the face of upper class greed workers have begun to fight back. Recent walkouts in Canada and around the world reflect a pattern of rising participation of workers in strike activity, evident since 2020 as a belated response to years of wage suppression and recent spectacular increases in consumer prices.

Tori Fitzpatrick
Environmental advocates called on Premier David Eby and the B.C. government to put an end to fracking and other fossil fuel extraction in the province. Photo by Tori Fitzpatrick

June 29, 2023

On the two-year anniversary of a heat dome that killed 619 people, environmental advocates issued a plea to B.C. Premier David Eby to slash greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate targets the province has set for the end of the decade.


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