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Sneaky: Tankers carrying tar sands bitumen on the great lakes

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Suncor is setting a precedent around the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin with its new shipments of bitumen on the St. Lawrence River.

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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.

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| October 11, 2014

Watch: Grand Chief Derek Nepinak on sustainable energy and indigenous ways of knowning

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs spoke at the Peoples Social Forum on August 22, in Ottawa.

Niibin Makwa (Summer Bear) spent his early childhood in Pine Creek First nation, observing his great grandparents living the ways of his people. As grand Chief, he has boycotted meetings with federal officials, demanded the recognition of inherent Indigenous rights, and gone on motorcycle tours across the prairies to raise awareness of treaty rights and responsibilities

 

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People's Social Forum: Rally on Parliament Hill

In late August thousands rallied on Parliament Hill, as part of the People's Social Forum.

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| October 8, 2014

The Good Jobs Summit - the audio round up

The Good Job Summit took place in Toronto October 3rd to 5th. rabble's live blogged and and provided audio coverage of the historic week-end, organized by Unifor. See the live blog here

Missed the event? Here is the audio round-up. Listen in:

 

 

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Prince Edward Islanders ask cruise passengers to help fight EI cuts

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CHARLOTTETOWN  – The PEI Coalition for Fair EI is asking tourists to support Island workers in their fight to defend Canada's Employment Insurance Program.

Since 2011, Conservative Government changes have reduced Island workers' access to Canada's Employment Insurance program.

Most notably, the January 2013 overhaul of the program penalizes repeat claimants and requires workers to look for and accept lower paying work further from home. Many feel these changes are putting pressure on Prince Edward Islanders to leave the Island in search of work.

Today, members of the Coalition will greet passengers of the Princess Ruby -- a cruise ship carrying 3000 travellers -- as they re-board the ship after spending a day touring the Island.

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Podcast: 'Green for all' -- Van Jones at the Good Jobs Summit

Van Jones is a CNN commentator, green jobs advocate, and former advisor to US President Barack Obama. His keynote at the Good Jobs Summit began with an oveview of the Harper government agenda. He commented that the left has become very good at saying what they oppose - but that we are challenged to speak to what we believe in.  Saying "Propostion, not just opposition", Van Jones challenges us to speak to the vision we want, ending his talk with the call for "Green for all".  Listen to the full, exciting and inspiriing raw audio from his talk here.

 

 

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Podcast: The Good Jobs Discussion: Saturday morning at the Good Jobs Summit

Day two of the Good Jobs Summit kicked off with a discussion featuring Canadian Federation of Students National Chairperson, Jessica McCormick, GE Canada President and CEO, Elyse Allan, and the Canadian Labour Congress, President, Hassan Yussuff.  An unusual mix of perspectives sharing one stage.  Listen to the audio in the raw here. 

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