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Need for right to healthy environment in Canada's Constitution

October 26, 2014
| More than 110 countries recognize their citizens' right to a healthy environment. A recent report by Ecojustice argues that Canadians are in urgent need of the same right.
Length: 17:20 minutes (15.88 MB)

Let's set the record straight: Tar sands = 'dirty oil'

Photo: flickr/Peter Blanchard

Environmentalists on both side of the Atlantic are shocked at the news that the European Union is proposing to scrap a mandatory requirement to label tar sands crude as highly polluting.

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Stephen Harper in the Tar Sands
| October 5, 2014
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Ban tar sands dilbit from Line 9 and Waterloo region and respect the treaties

September 30, 2014
| On September 17, Waterloo region residents presented to council urging them to enact a municipal tar sands dilbit ban, and to honour settler treaty responsibilities to Indigenous nations.
Length: 11:44 minutes (16.12 MB)

Why we need to win the battle over the tar sands

A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice

by Edited by Stephen D’Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis and Joshua Kahn Russell
(Between the Lines,
2014;
$25.95)

As our governments willingly unleash unprecedented destruction upon the earth through the promotion of extractive industries, and growing mobilizations of climate activists challenge climate emergency, I am reminded of a cautionary warning: "the Owl of Minerva takes flight at dusk."

This environmental metaphor conveys that the awareness of a historical period only becomes apparent when that era is coming to a close and as we come face-to-face with urgent tasks that need to be addressed.

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| September 30, 2014
| September 29, 2014

'Hey ho, Patriarchy has got to go!' Women for Climate Justice at the People's Climate March

Photo: flickr/Climate March

Yesterday, on Sunday September 21, women from all over the world took action for climate justice at the People's Climate March in New York City.

At 68th street and Central Park over 40 women's organizations met, united under the slogan "there will be no climate justice without gender justice." The message acknowledges that the climate crisis is most dramatically affecting women, particularity of the Global South, when they are the least responsible for global warming and environmental destruction.

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| September 16, 2014
| September 15, 2014
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