Activism, Climate Justice, Human Rights

When all else fails, think of Thestrals

How do you talk to the people you love about privilege? It’s like trying to explain Thestrals to someone who’s never experienced death. It’s not in their reality, and therefore does not exist except as a sort of belief system by those of us who are actually oppressed. Consider the following: Quotes like “black and… Continue reading When all else fails, think of Thestrals

Climate Justice, environment

Oil executive son’s testimony at Prince Rupert Northern Gateway pipeline joint review panel

  Carrie Saxifrage Posted: Feb 20th, 2012 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/02/20/oil-executive-sons-testimony-prince-rupert-northern-gateway-pipeline The most moving moment of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel hearings in Prince Rupert which wrapped up Saturday were spoken by Lee Brian, the 26-year-old son of an oil executive. Here is an excerpt of his speech: My oral evidence today comes in the form of a story,… Continue reading Oil executive son’s testimony at Prince Rupert Northern Gateway pipeline joint review panel

Activism, Climate Justice

Post Durbin: Let’s Remember our Occupy Spirit

Here's a video to uplift you on your Friday. Let it also remind you that while politicians have there heads in the sand over climate change, the people have the power to create real change. We are the people who matter this year, but the truth is we are only starting to realize the power… Continue reading Post Durbin: Let’s Remember our Occupy Spirit

Book Review, Climate Justice, Uncategorized

TOO MANY PEOPLE? Book Launch November 6th

TOO MANY PEOPLE? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis By Ian Angus and Simon Butler TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH Featuring co-author Ian Angus and special guests Sunday, November 6 at 3pm Trinity-St. Paul's Centre 427 Bloor St W | TTC: Spadina Facebook: http://on.fb.me/qwF189 Resistance Press invites you to hear author, socialist and climate justice activist Ian Angus speak about his new book. Ian is editor of Climate and Capitalism, an online journal focusing… Continue reading TOO MANY PEOPLE? Book Launch November 6th

Climate Justice, environment, sustainability

Why Scrapping the #Toronto #Plastic Bag Tax would be a Step in the Wrong Direction

In case you haven't already heard, Rob Ford is considering an end to the plastic bag tax.  I guess ending the war on car wasn't going fast enough, so he decided to end the war on poorly made plastics too.  According to a recent Sun Article, "the mayor’s office had received several calls and e-mails… Continue reading Why Scrapping the #Toronto #Plastic Bag Tax would be a Step in the Wrong Direction

Climate Justice, environment, public education

National First Nations Women’s Speakers Tour on Tar Sands in #Toronto

Wednesday, October 27, 7pm - 9pm Sidney Smith Hall, room 2118 100 St. George Street University of Toronto, St. George Campus Featured Speakers: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a Dene from the Athbasca Chipewyan First Nation of Northern Alberta, Canada. Eriel is currently employed with the Rainforest Action Network as the Freedom From Oil Campaigner in… Continue reading National First Nations Women’s Speakers Tour on Tar Sands in #Toronto