In the Middle East, fury over the rising cost of energy and other essentials sparked the overthrow of tyrants. In China, desperate truckers held spontaneous strikes to protest against gasoline prices. Even in politically paralyzed America, the government launched a major inquiry into oil industry pricing.
But in Canada, a seemingly well-functioning democracy, soaring energy prices haven't caused a political ripple -- even during a federal election campaign. What gives?
Humberto DaSilva's Syndicalista TV reports on protests around the world: from Libya to Toronto, Canada. Including, protests against tuition hikes and privatization of education from London to Puerto Rico and the TTC workers losing the right to strike in Toronto...and more!
Oil addiction threatens our environment, water and health. Clayton Thomas-Muller, aboriginal activist and tar sands campaigner with the Indigenous Environmental Network, speaks about Alberta's tar sands and its assaults on indigenous rights in the context of climate justice. So what is the cure for oil addiction? Daphne Wysham, a fellow and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies, founder and co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, Washington, DC, argues that one of the proposed solutions - carbon offsets - is not a solution at all. Rob Hopkins, co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network, Devon, U.K.
Anti Tar Sands Campaigner, Clayton Thomas-Muller will speak in Toronto. Rex Weyler, co-founder of Greenpeace will speak live stream from the BC Rally, Carolyn Egan from Good Green Jobs will speak, as well as Bruce Cox, president of Greenpeace Canada. Our action will be in solidarity with the NO Tanks action flotilla rally in the Vancouver Harbor at the same time.
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Event sponsored by Code Pink Canada, Indigenous Environmental Network, Council of Canadians Toronto, Greenpeace Canada, Rabble.ca, Toronto Climate Campaign, Post Carbon Toronto, and Science for Peace.