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White Water, Black Gold – Canadian Premiere March 22 at 10 pm on TVO

Published on March 17, 2012 by in Home

An investigative point-of view documentary that follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the Tarsands. As a mountaineer and hiking guide, David is on the front lines of climate change. Over the past 15 years he has worked in

 
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Canada indigenous group sues over pollution

Published on March 17, 2012 by in Home

Aamjiwnaang people launch lawsuit against chemical firm and Ontario over alleged environmental damage. An indigenous community has launched a lawsuit against the Ontario provincial government and the petro-chemical company Suncor for failing to prevent pollution. The community of Aamjiwnaang, located in the centre of Canada’s largest concentration of chemical industries, claims it has recorded rising asthma and cancer

 
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Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein – A Short Film

Published on March 17, 2012 by in Home

  Sacred Economics (2012) – short film by Ian MacKenzie, a teaser on the ideas of Charles Eisenstein and the return of the gift. Get the Book In keeping with one of the main themes of the book, gift economics, Charles has made the full text of the book, Sacred Economics,  available on line as

 
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Environmental lawyer Polly Higgins on criminalising “ecocide”

Published on March 17, 2012 by in Home

LONDON (AlertNet) – Current environmental measures do not go far enough to protect the planet, argues Polly Higgins, an international environmental lawyer and the author of “Eradicating Ecocide”, a book about criminalising the destruction of ecosystems . In April 2010, Higgins submitted a legal proposal to the United Nations that would make the destruction of

 
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Toronto Climate Campaign: Notice of Green Screens

Published on March 16, 2012 by in Home

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 7 pm Free/PWYC screening of Sisters on the Planet: Four inspirational women and the fight against climate change. Climate change has a disproportionate impact on poor people, and it’s hitting women hardest. Four portraits are drawn: Sahena in Bangladesh; Sharon in Mississippi; Muriel in Brazil; Martina in Uganda. http://www.oxfam.ca/grow/act/cop-17  Please join us for the

 
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Stop rape and murder for profit

Published on March 16, 2012 by in Home

Avaaz.org When security forces of a Canadian mining company brutally evicted Mayan families from their villages in Guatemala, eleven women were raped, a community leader was killed, and a young man paralyzed. Now villagers are standing up and suing HudBay Minerals for these horrific crimes — but they need our help to match the corporate

 
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Executive Summary – Dirty Oil Diplomacy: The Canadian Government’s Global Push to Sell the Tar Sands

Published on March 16, 2012 by in Home

Climate Action Network Canada This is the Executive Summary of the new report, Dirty Oil Diplomacy – The Canadian Government’s Global Push to Sell the Tar Sands, which outlines the changing domestic and international policies of the Canadian government as they work to expand the tar sands – Canada’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas

 
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Has Dutch Disease infected the Canadian economy?

Published on March 16, 2012 by in Home

If you lived through the last back-and-forth between a booming Alberta and the East then you’ll know why Ontario’s Premier set something off with his comment preferring a lower dollar benefiting Ontario then growing oil economy in the West. An Economic report suggests Ontario’s Premier is merely recognizing Dutch Disease characterized by an oil boom

 
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The track record of the International Criminal Court

Published on March 16, 2012 by in Home

The goal of the Ecocide Campaign is to make Ecocide the fifth Crime Against Peace under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. Anna Mari Tremonti featured the ICC in this broadcast of The Current (listen here) International Criminal Court Track Record The chamber has reached it’s decision unanimously. The chamber concludes, that the prosecution

 
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“When it gets down to ethics versus economy there can only be one winner – and it has to be the right winner.”

Published on March 16, 2012 by in Home
 
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White Water, Black Gold – Canadian Premiere March 22 at 10 pm on TVO

Published on March 15, 2012 by in Home

White Water, Black Gold — Canadian Premiere Thursday March 22, 2012 at 10 pm 60 minutes Produced by White Gold Productions An investigative point-of view documentary that follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the Tarsands. As a mountaineer

 
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Study Disputes Oil Sands ‘Restoration’ Pledge

Published on March 15, 2012 by in Home

by Ian Austin New York Times Most television viewers in Canada have witnessed attempts by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to buff the environmental image of oil sands. One of its commercials depicts a pleasant forest that an oil company manager says was created on land reclaimed from an oil sands open pit mine.

 
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EU blocks passage of Canada’s ‘tar sands’ ranking

Published on March 15, 2012 by in Home

Action is still needed! by  Ecological Internet The vote by a European Commission committee to label Alberta oil sands as a highly polluting source of oil has failed. Proponents of the tar sand fuel quality directive listing failed to win a majority of votes in favor, but neither was there a majority to kill the

 
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Two Years On, Tar Sands Spill Casts Long Shadow

Published on March 14, 2012 by in Home

by Tim McDonnell Mother Jones This week, as Senate Democrats narrowly defeated a renewed—and some say misguided—call to rush construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, residents and officials at the site of the country’s largest-ever tar sands oil spill are still reeling nearly two years after the fact. A look at the fallout from that

 
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Gorbachev calls for global court for environmental crimes

Published on March 14, 2012 by in Home

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Tuesday for the creation of an international court to try environmental crimes, in an interview published in French daily Le Monde. “I would personally look favourably upon creating an international tribunal to try those responsible for environmental crimes, both business leaders and the heads of state or government,”

 
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