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Danger Ahead: The Oligarchs Don’t Understand That Economic Collapse Happens When They Get All the Money

Thomhartmann.com / By Thom Hartmann, Sam Sacks The corporate masters seem to have forgotten they depend on working people for their own survival. November 12, 2012  | Photo Credit: Tatiana Popova/ Shutterstock.com Let’s face it, if your opponent in Monopoly scoops up Boardwalk, Park Place, North Carolina Avenue, Pacific Avenue, both utilities, and the four railroads – that’s game over.

 
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Corporations Create the Problem, Co-Ops Offer the Solution

Published on November 13, 2012 by in Home

  By Brian Van Slyke and Taliesin Nyala Truthout    Cooperatives offer a means by which to change the economic and social landscape and directly tackle issues of wealth inequality, outsourcing of jobs and high unemployment. Our current economic and political systems benefit the wealthy. Change will not come from the top down, but from building over

 
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British Columbians willing to pay more carbon tax: poll

Published on October 23, 2012 by in Home

  Matt Horne and Tom Pedersen Pembina Institute    VANCOUVER — The carbon tax is motivating behaviour changes in British Columbians and many are supportive of further rate increases if revenue is invested in ways that align with their priorities, a new opinion poll has found. In an online survey of over 1000 British Columbians

 
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Tackling climate change offers economic benefits

Published on October 10, 2012 by in Home

The cost of  ignoring climate change is far greater than the cost of seriously addressing the problem. The result is that millions of people are dying unnecessarily each year, biodiversity loss increases, and avoidable ecocide becomes a certainty. David Suzuki and  contributions from  Ian Hanington David Suzuki Foundation      The failure of world leaders to

 
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Coordinated Actions Worldwide Call for Banning Fracking

Published on September 26, 2012 by in Home

 This ‘global frackdown’ is just part of the campaign to protect Earth from the actions of oil and gas corporations which view water, land, and air contamination as  externalities not affecting their bottom line. New laws that make ecocide a crime are required to protect Earth and its inhabitants. We have to change the legal rules

 
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Occupy the Truth: Challenging the Media’s Premature Post-Mortem on Occupy

Published on September 24, 2012 by in Home

 The Occupy Movement highlights the growing income gap in  society, whether in Canada and the U.S.  The message is pretty clear: the economic system as it is presently structured, is not designed to deliver economic benefits fairly or support social equity. The 1%, has undue influence over government policy and gives corporations undue influence. It’s

 
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Corporations Shouldn’t Have to Pay For Torturing People

Published on September 19, 2012 by in Home

  care2     Corporations want to have it both ways in law–treated as persons in law but exempt from legal obligations that govern individual behaviour. This drift towards fascism and corporate colonialism has to be stopped and the rules changed to reign in corporate activity and restrict it to activities that enhance Earth and her

 
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Help stop “NAFTA on steroids”

Published on September 5, 2012 by in Home

 This anti-democratic, secret trade deal that will virtually gut national environmental laws is the transnational corporate colonialists latest attack on nature. This will result in scarcity, resource depletion, conflict, and inevitably to war, all in the name of greed. We can and must do better than this.   Ashley Schaeffer Rainforest Action Network    

 
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Resolving jurisdictions key to saving ‘Amazon of the North’

Published on September 4, 2012 by in Home

The Mackenzie River Basin is an area where climate change is happening two or three times faster than the south. Canada, apart from the NWT, has not recognized water as a human right. Fighting against the corporate agenda to make water a commodity has been a major concern for groups like The Council of Canadians

 
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Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists

Published on August 31, 2012 by in Home

It is difficult for Canadians to appreciate that we as a country, blessed with abundant water sources, could very easily run out of potable water in the future, but, that is what scientists have warned.  Fossil fuel extraction and nuclear production requires huge amounts of water. As water becomes scarcer, there is more pressure by

 
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Many Sask. projects no longer need federal assessments

Published on August 29, 2012 by in Home

Stephen Harper’s neoliberal agenda which favors the rights of corporations in mining, and oil and gas extraction, leaves the environmental consequences of corporate actions for the public to cope with as best they can.  Enviromental groups warn that the long-term consequences of Harper’s ideology  place ecosystems at risk.   CBC News   The federal government

 
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Action: Help #WikiLeaks Liberate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiating Text

Published on August 20, 2012 by in Home

The internet is a powerful tool for fundamental justice and democracy. WikiLeaks is a threat because it threatens the secrecy that often makes democratic governments subservient to their corporate clients.   JustForeignPolicy   On September 6, negotiators will go to Leesburg, Virginia, for the latest round of secretive talks on the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” agreement. This

 
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In Vancouver, Memorial for Killed Anti-Mining Protesters

Published on August 4, 2012 by in Home

Group sends letters to companies to ‘end unjust mining’ and honour victims.   By David P. Ball TheTyee.ca     Several dozen people set up a memorial for slain anti-mining activists near the headquarters of Vancouver-based Goldcorp yesterday, highlighting what they said is widespread human rights abuse, ecological damage and health affects triggered by resource extraction

 
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Government’s Forgone Income

Published on July 29, 2012 by in Home

  Huge tax cuts, uncollected taxes starve our social programs   Ed Finn The Monitor, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives  “Where’s the money coming from?” That’s the question thrown at any individual or group seeking increased funding for Medicare, education, child care, or pensions; for more battered women’s shelters, more social housing; for a genuine

 
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Success! Chevron Ordered to Pay $19 Billion for Environmental Damage

Published on July 28, 2012 by in Home

Please note that in spite of the victory over polluters detailed in this story, those with principal responsibility for the deliberate dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste have escaped prosecution in a criminal court. This is precisely why the Earth needs an ecocide law.   by Colleen Hodgetts Care2     Thanks to your

 
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