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Confirmed: Tar Sands Toxic Liquid Waste Contaminating Local Waterways

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  Environmental Defence As tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. yesterday to urge President Obama to reject theKeystone XL tar sands pipeline, more evidence emerged that the public isn’t getting the full story of the environmental impacts of tar sands. Media yesterday reported on an internal government memo revealing a Canadian government study on a tar sands tailings

 
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Jail Before Climate-Wrecking Tar Sands, Canadians Say

Published on February 20, 2013 by

    By Stephen Leahy OTTAWA, Sep 27, 2011 (IPS) More than 200 Canadians engaged in civil disobedience, with 117 arrested in Canada’s quiet capital city on Monday. The reason? To protest the Stephen Harper right-wing government’s open support for the oil industry and expanding production in the climate-disrupting tar sands. The normally placid and

 
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Chief Rueben George – Unprecedented Unified Action in BC to Stop Tar Sands, Pipelines, and Tankers

Published on February 20, 2013 by

    Sun Dance Chief Rueben George – Unprecedented Unified Action in British Columbia to Stop the Tar Sands, Pipelines and Tankers, Gathering to Protect the Sacred, January 23 -25, 2013, Ihanktonwan Territory, South Dakota A CALL FOR UNPRECEDENTED UNIFED ACTION TO PROTECT MOTHER EARTH At the Gathering to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands

 
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If Keystone Pipeline doesn’t get Obama’s OK, what happens to tarsands?

Published on February 20, 2013 by

    Plan B and impact on Canada   CBC Radio, Metro Morning

 
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Fort McMurray could cut school week down to just four days

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  This is what happens when you fund  social programs using an fluctuating  unstable resource-based economies. Jen Gerson National Post   Board will decide Tuesday whether to add a twist to the school week. While maintaining the same number of annual instructional hours per year, it may be ready to try shrinking the school week

 
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Groups seek formal probe into Ottawa’s ‘muzzling’ of scientists

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  MARK HUME VANCOUVER — THE GLOBE AND MAIL     The Information Commissioner of Canada is being asked to launch a formal investigation into the federal government’s policy of controlling media access to scientists. The government has been under fire from a number of groups over the past few years for refusing to give

 
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The ATM for Climate Denial: Secretive Donors Trust Funds Vast Network of Global Warming Skeptics

Published on February 20, 2013 by

Democracy Now A DAILY INDEPENDENT GLOBAL NEWS HOUR With Amy Goodman & Juan González Watch Video: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/19/the_atm_for_climate_denial_secretive While the secretive Donors Trust has given millions to a variety of right-wing causes, denying climate change appears to be its top priority. An analysis by the environmentalist group Greenpeace reveals Donors Trust has funneled more than one-third of

 
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Why blockades are now indigenous to Indigenous issues in Canada

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  By Tim Querengesser This Magazine   Today, the snow-crusted supply road that winds north of Attawapiskat to the Victor diamond mine has a new blockade, right where the last one was only recently dismantled. Blockades are yet again costing mine-owner De Beers, as well as Canadians, mineral revenues, royalties, and taxes. Unfortunately in Canada, blockade stories typically begin and end like

 
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Women, work and peace

Published on February 20, 2013 by

  The Ecocide Act is proposed as the Fifth Crime Against Peace under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. Women are leading the peace movement–Polly Higgins, Ela Bhatt, and, in Canada,  Lyn Adamson, and the Idle No More founders Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon, and Sheelah McLean.   “Poverty is day-to-day violence, no less

 
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Harper Watch February 12 to 18, 2013

Published on February 19, 2013 by

  Here are just a few of the headlines you’ll find this week at https://harperwatch.wordpress.com Ottawa Citizen – Feds new confidentiality rules on Arctic project called ‘chilling’ CBC News – Canadian federal research deal ‘potentially muzzles’ U.S. scientists MUST READ ARTICLE – FREE TRADE IS A POLICY FOR ECONOMIC DISASTER ipolitics – Free trade: is more

 
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re West – East pipeline, the tarsands, & other considerations

Published on February 19, 2013 by

  Jeff Berg, Chair Post Carbon Toronto   Canada currently makes up a little over 2% of the world’s carbon emissions. (2.3% UNEP data) This means in a factual sense that Canada could eliminate its GHG emissions completely and this gain would be wiped out in a year or two by the number of coal

 
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Is Shell too Big to Punish?

Published on February 19, 2013 by

    Katie Redford EarthRights International Twenty years ago this past weekend, according to court documents, Shell officials gathered to develop a plan to “restore law and order” in Ogoniland, Nigeria, where nonviolent protestors had disrupted their oil operations. “Based on past behavior, Shell and SPDC knew that the means to be used in that

 
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Ecojustice Winter Newsletter 2013

Published on February 19, 2013 by

   

 
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Terence Corcoran: The price of Keystone may be a carbon tax

Published on February 19, 2013 by

  From deep in far right field Terence Corcoran wrings his hands and  ruminates about a possible carbon tax. Oh the pain! And all because of those dreaded environmentalists. Terence apparently lives on a different planet. Terence Corcoran Financial Post   Tax could provide cover for approval of oil sands pipeline Hello Canada! Are you

 
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Chief Theresa Spence, Attawapiskat and International Indian Treaty Council File Urgent Action Request with U.N. Human Rights Body

Published on February 19, 2013 by

  Gale Courey Toensing Indian Country Today Media Network The legal fight against Canada’s omnibus Bill C-45 and its environmentally focused companion, Bill C-38, has gone international, with an appeal to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (HCHR). As the United Nations Committee to Eliminate Racial Discrimination (CERD) entered the

 
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