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There's too much at stake. We need real consultation on the TPP. | Feb 5 2016 | Murray Dobbin | What are we to make of the Trudeau government's erratic attitude towards the Trans-Pacific Partnership? So far the consultation process has not penetrated the ideological bubble of trade officials.
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Climate justice activists make 2016 the year of action | Feb 5 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | The Leap Manifesto has declared this leap year to be the time to take action on its call for new economic and energy systems.
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Waterloo's people's injunction against the NEB | Feb 5 2016 | Dan Kellar | Audio from the January 24 "People's Injunction" demonstration in Waterloo which demanded new rules for the NEB which consider Indigenous rights and climate change in their decisions.
TPP as Global Economic Eugenics
TPP as global economic eugenics | Feb 5 2016 | Daryn Caister | Lawyer and Author Gus Van Harten walks us through just some of the ways in which the TPP is a direct assault on democracy.
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The tragedy and injustice of the Flint water crisis | Feb 4 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | In the city of Flint, lead-poisoned water has been piped into homes and offices since 2014, causing widespread illness and potentially permanent brain damage among its youngest residents.
The struggle for responsible investment continues: UBC committee votes against divestment | Feb 4 2016 | Jen Halsall | Despite many successful international examples, credible financial advice, and strong student and faculty support, the University of British Columbia has voted not to divest from fossil fuels.
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Taking dietary action to stop climate change | Feb 3 2016 | Ole Hendrickson | Today's vegans and vegetarians are increasingly making positive connections between food and the environment. Can eating less meat help limit damage to the planet?
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NDP Premier Rachel Notley lives the bitumen bust | Feb 2 2016 | Duncan Cameron | From 2000 to 2015 the supply of Alberta oil increased by 400 per cent. Now with fracked U.S. oil flowing, the bitumen sands investments are being mothballed, and more than oil royalties are at stake.
Solar: A brilliant way to get energy | Feb 2 2016 | David Suzuki | Every hour, the sun bathes the Earth with enough energy to supply our needs for more than a year. There's no reason we can't harness more of it to cut back on polluting, climate-altering fossil fuels.
Sophie Harkat, B.C. Enbridge pipeline and 'Harvesting Freedom' | Feb 2 2016 | GroundWire | On this episode: Sophie Harkat, Justicia for Migrant Workers launch their campaign 'Harvesting Freedom' and the B.C. Supreme Court ruling against the Northern Gateway pipeline.
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What we wear matters, and why | Feb 2 2016 | Kelly Okamura | Clothing matters. Attire choices tell others about who we are. And what we choose to buy has impact through the purchasing system -- from field to landfill.
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Carbon tax question could decide B.C. byelections | Feb 1 2016 | Stephen Hui | Eight candidates answer survey on climate change issues that threaten to dominate the ballot box in the upcoming B.C. byelections.

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Trudeau Liberals and the Environment mark_alfred said... Here's a clip from the first question period (today, December 7, 2015) that includes a couple of...
COP21 climate demonstrations banned after attacks NDPP said... Stephane Dion Pessimistic Ahead of COP21 Climate Conference http://www.cbc.ca/news/cop21-paris-...
Report: Obama Administration Will Reject The Keystone XL Pipeline Unionist said... Trudeau ‘disappointed’ Obama rejects $8 billion Keystone pipeline   in
Favourite housing and planning policies (all parties) Mr. Magoo said... I think that you often start threads that probably should be the kindling for bigger fires, but...
Do Liberal supporters have the right to expect the party to have a "this far, and no further" point on the rightward shift? mark_alfred said... Since there's so many Liberals here now, I figured I'd make a parallel thread to the similarly...
Pemberton Music Festival visitors left B.C. campground covered in garbage Todrick of Chatsworth said... Pemberton Music Festival visitors left B.C. campground covered in garbage  http://www.cbc.ca/...
Soil Doug Woodard said... We're treating our soil like dirt. It's a fatal mistake... - Monbiot: http://gu.com/p/47vg4/sbl...
Environmental Defence rates the parties on climate change mark_alfred said... From the site: Quote:The scorecard shows that the NDP is promising the most ambitious carbon...
ITUC calls global union climate summit (Paris 2015) NDPP said... Capitalism Threatens All Life on the Planet http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/05/capitalism-threatens-...

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Thousands protest HudBay Minerals mine in Peru, force company to the table
Thousands gathered in southern Peru despite word that police officers protecting the Constancia mine had been authorized to use deadly force against protestors.

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