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Hong Kong's biggest protests in decades challenge China on political freedom

Hong Kong is facing its biggest political unrest in decades as tens of thousands of protesters defy a police crackdown to demand greater freedom from China. The new round of protests began last week when thousands of college students launched a boycott to oppose China's rejection of free elections in 2017.

The protesters want an open vote, but China's plan would only allow candidates approved by Beijing.

After a three-day sit-in, police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowds. But that only fueled a public outcry which brought even more into the streets, with estimates reaching up to 200,000 people.

Watch: Idle No More at the People's Climate March in New York

Indigenous leaders at the People's Climate March in New York speak to the urgency of climate change and the need for all of us to be #IdleNoMore. From the Amazon to the Arctic, Indigenous Peoples are defending our climate and teaching allies about how extractive industries are directly connected to sovereignty, colonization, and violence against Indigenous women.

Thanks to Ulali for the beautiful and powerful music!

Watch: The People's Climate March

On September 21, 2014, thousands took to the streets in NYC and across the globe to demand change and action on climate change from our world leaders.

Couldn't attend any of the marches? No problem! Check out this video of the People's Climate March.

Video: Rebel Sage

Watch: How much does CSEC know about your private life?

Ultra-secretive government agency CSEC is collecting hugely revealing information on law-abiding Canadians.
You may have nothing to hide -- but do you really want intimate details of your private life to be collected and stored in insecure government databases?

Learn more and speak up now at http://OpenMedia.ca/CSECisWatching

Video: Energy East 101

The Council of Canadians has released a new video, narrated in English by Maude Barlow, providing a comprehensive background on the controversial Energy East pipeline proposed by TransCanada. Learn how you can be involved in campaign to stop the Energy East pipeline here.

Watch: Baristas rise up and support workers' rights

Feel like listening to a catchy song and learning about how low-paid and precarious workers can organize? 

This music video in support of coffee shop workers does just that!

Watch: Alternative Media Movement Assembly at #PSF2014

Watch the discussion during the Alternative Media Movement Assembly at the Peoples' Social Forum!

Video: Inside the international climate treaty negotiations

What:  A 15 minute informal update on current state of the UN climate negotiations by award-winning journalist Stephen Leahy including his personal observations on the process.

Who: Stephen Leahy is an indpendent, environmental journalist who has covered climate negotiations around the world. He is co-winner of the 2012 Prince Albert/United Nations Global Prize for reporting on Climate Change.

Where: Part of a public forum in Toronto last June titled CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGENCY.

Camp Madii Lii, Gitxsan Nation: LNG prohibited

Camp Madii Lii is located at the entrance to Luutkudziiwus territory within the Gitxsan Nation. On Aug. 26, 2014, access to the territory was closed to all LNG traffic and other unauthorized industrial activity, and the Luutkudziiwus Territorial Management Plan was enacted.

TransCanada is proposing construction and operation of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) pipeline project. The proposed PRGT will cross Luutkudziiwus territory for about 32 km from Suskwa Pass to the Shegunia River. Approximately one-half -- 16 km -- lies on top of the Babine Trail, the ancestral grease trail connecting Gitanmaax with Fort Babine.

The People's Climate March wants you to march, mobilize and make history

The People's Climate march. In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, we will take a weekend and use it to bend the course of history. 

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