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One hoax to rule them all

One hoax to rule them all: The Hobbit movie tar sands hoax revealed. Photo: Erin Byrnes
A tale of dirty oil, a Hollywood blockbuster, Yes Men shenanigans, the ever-helpful media and activist geniuses.

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What people believe: How three books shaped my view of 'truth'

A couple of years ago I read a fabulous book by James Scott called Seeing like a State. Rather than portraying an in-depth look at the unique complexities of one failed (or floundering) state, he took a refreshingly more contextualized approach.

By widening his gaze and looking at the commonalities across the globe and over time, Scott makes some similarities among them embarrassingly apparent. In doing so, he suggests that the failures which have been historically noted as disastrous examples of poor decision making are anything but exceptional.


Naomi Klein to police: 'Don't play public relations, do your goddamned job!'

After the widely condemned police brutality during the G20 Summit in Toronto, crowds gathered for a protest in front of Police Headquarters in Toronto on Monday, June 28, 2010. Naomi Klein spoke to them there.
Crowds gathered to protest G20 police behaviour in front of police headquarters in Toronto on Monday, June 28.

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The U.S-China climate deal has a few hopeful elements

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After the mid-term elections, the U.S.-China climate deal is a badly needed piece of good news. It signals that Barack Obama is willing to expend political capital fighting for his climate legacy.

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| October 26, 2014

Watch: 'History is knocking at your door: will you answer?' Naomi Klein at the Peoples Social Forum.

Naomi Klein was the opening keynote speaker at the Peoples' Social Forum last August. Introduced by Gabriel Nadeau Dubois, Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author and one of the most influential voices on our political and cultural environment, nationally and globally.  

Her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate was released in September 2014.

Note: this is the unedited rebroadcast of Naomi Klein's speech. 

Watch Gabriel Nadeau Dubois and Ana Nicole introduce Naomi Klein here.

| September 26, 2014

Hundreds of thousands rally at the People's Climate March

Photo: Tracey Mitchell
We are ready to boldly demand action from government and industry and to do what it takes to stop them in their tracks if they don't act.

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| September 22, 2014
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