As the world begins to hammer out a draft for the next climate deal at the United Nations climate change negotiations in Bonn, Germany, Canada stands in the way of progress.
Insufficient and out of touch
Our government has put forward its commitment for the upcoming Paris COP21 climate negotiations in December. Canada's commitment, or Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) in U.N. jargon, is to reduce its total greenhouse gas emissions by a paltry 3.6 per cent compared to 1990 levels.
Cabalcor: An Extracted History
The relationship between activism and spoken word has a long, storied history in Canada. From Michèle Lalonde's 1968 Speak White, performed during the rise of separatism in Quebec to Ojibwe First Nation's Duke Redbird's spoken word performances about anti-aboriginal racism to Nanaimo's Shane Koyczan's recent anti-bullying performance poetry.