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Cowichan Conversations: Disobedience-The Rise Of Global Fossil Fuel Resistance

  It has become crystal clear that our governments will only move as far and fast as they have to. The pressure from the corporate fossil fuel world, their bankers, and their obedient politicians Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Disobedience-The Rise Of Global Fossil Fuel Resistance

wmtc: u.s. iraq war resisters: the struggle continues

Still war resisters. Still in Canada. Still fighting to stay.So far, the change in government hasn’t helped the Iraq War resisters who remain here, nor the ones who were forced out of Canada who would like to return. The Trudeau government could do thi… . . . → Read More: wmtc: u.s. iraq war resisters: the struggle continues

Cowichan Conversations: Horgan Stuck Between A Rock and a Hard Place- Premier Notley Sells out the BC NDP!

We are at a crossroads. The old way got us here. Time to discuss, consider, debate and find new ways to manage our energy needs in a way that does not contribute to climate change. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Horgan Stuck Between A Rock and a Hard Place- Premier Notley Sells out the BC NDP!

Cowichan Conversations: Leonard Di Caprio- No More Excuses on Climate Change

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Alberta Politics: Same old same old at the CPC: The Conservative boss hasn’t gone crazy, and he may even be the same guy …

PHOTOS: The Conservative Party of Canada is still singin’ the same old tune – Stephen Harper’s. (CBC photo.) Below: Senator Mike Duffy, former Conservative cabinet member Jason Kenney, Manitoba Tory MP Candice Bergen, Ontario Court Judge Charles … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Same old same old at the CPC: The Conservative boss hasn’t gone crazy, and he may even be the same guy …

Cowichan Conversations: The Political Play Between Alberta Premier Notley And The BC Liberals Is Surreal!

Climate Change is creating serious reductions in food and fruits being grown and exported from California. There is nothing to suggest that it will improve, to the contrary, it will get worse as water shortages Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Political Play Between Alberta Premier Notley And The BC Liberals Is Surreal!

wmtc: 39% is not a majority: fair voting now

Will you sign a declaration to make Canada more democratic?Declaration of Voters’ RightsAnd some myth-busting about proportional representation:A ranked ballot is not a voting system.How will anything get done?Is proportional representation constitutio… . . . → Read More: wmtc: 39% is not a majority: fair voting now

Cowichan Conversations: Province Steps Into Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal

The impact of this decision tosses the ‘Equivalency Agreement’ with the highly suspect and biased National Energy Board back into the province’s lap. Earlier this month, B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) officially notifi… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Province Steps Into Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal

Cowichan Conversations: Manitoba PC’s Thump the NDP – Whither Today’s NDP!

By Éric Grenier, for CBC News The Manitoba Progressive Conservatives under Brian Pallister won a majority government in a historic fashion Tuesday night, putting up some of the biggest numbers by any party in Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Manitoba PC’s Thump the NDP – Whither Today’s NDP!

Cowichan Conversations: The ‘Leap’ is Not a Protest, It is a Plan Democratically Supported At The NDP Convention

Read More I see that Bill Tieleman has lept to action in today’s column in ‘The Tyee.’ He deceptively attempts to reframe the play away from a common sense approach to facing the challenges of Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The ‘Leap’ is Not a Protest, It is a Plan Democratically Supported At The NDP Convention

Canadian Dimension: My Advice to NDP: Look Before You Leap. Then Leap

Avi Lewis • Photo from Public Domain To judge from the reaction of the Canadian punditariat, the New Democrats’ convention in Edmonton was a murder-suicide. Tom Mulcair was ousted (and immediately resurr… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: My Advice to NDP: Look Before You Leap. Then Leap

Canadian Dimension: NDP Now Has Chance to End 13 Years of Error

Photo by Jonathan Allard In the aftermath of Tom Mulcair’s crushing repudiation at the NDP convention, the party is entering a period of self-reflection and reinvention that it has never experienced before… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: NDP Now Has Chance to End 13 Years of Error

Canadian Dimension: Build a dozen pipelines, Alberta. It won’t help

Photo by Connor Mah “I won’t let up,” Alberta Premier Rachel Notley told delegates to the NDP’s national convention last week. “We must get to ‘yes’ on a pipeline.” She repeated that message Satu… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Build a dozen pipelines, Alberta. It won’t help

Cowichan Conversations: Dear Leap Manifesto Critics: There Will Be No Jobs On A Dead Planet

The freak out response by many corporate media pundits and confused politicians opposed to the ‘Leap Manifesto’ is revealing and instructive. Their outrageous over reaction to a well thought out direction for survival in Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Dear Leap Manifesto Critics: There Will Be No Jobs On A Dead Planet

Alberta Politics: The federal NDP’s ‘Leap’ of faith advocates and Alberta’s right-wing opposition: strange bedfellows?

PHOTOS: Rachel Notley pushes back against the Leap Manifesto Monday in this screen grab from a CBC broadcast. Below: Outgoing federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, Vancouver environmentalist Tzeporah Berman, ProgressAlberta.ca blog author Duncan Kinney, a… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: The federal NDP’s ‘Leap’ of faith advocates and Alberta’s right-wing opposition: strange bedfellows?

Cowichan Conversations: This Changes Everything-Naomi Klein

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Scott's DiaTribes: Liberals have the progressive base on their side – can they keep it?

Liberals are often accused of running (a campaign) on the left and governing right(wing). but recent polling shows that so far, the voters on the progressive left have been rather happy with the Justin Trudeau Government. This article here by Eric Gren… . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Liberals have the progressive base on their side – can they keep it?

Cowichan Conversations: Statement On The Passing Of The NDP Leap Resolution

by Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein, Bianca Mugyenyi, Katie McKenna & Martin Lukacs Climate Science and Impacts, The Leap Manifesto We are heartened by the news that the New Democratic Party of Canada has passed Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Statement On The Passing Of The NDP Leap Resolution

Alberta Politics: The mystery of NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s long fall: Why didn’t he see it coming?

PHOTOS: NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair accepts his defeat at his party’s national convention in Edmonton yesterday. Below: Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman, Alberta Federation of Labour President Gil McGowan, former Ontario NDP leader Stephen Lewis and Albert… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: The mystery of NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s long fall: Why didn’t he see it coming?

Cowichan Conversations: NDP oust Mulcair after contentious convention

JASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair makes a speech during the 2016 NDP federal convention in Edmonton Alta, on Sunday. By: Alex Boutilier Ottawa Bureau Reporter EDMONTON—Thomas Mulcair is Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: NDP oust Mulcair after contentious convention

Alberta Politics: On stage in Edmonton: The tough Rachel Notley who frightens conservatives, and may scare certain New Democrats too

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is not tall, but she casts a long shadow on both sides of the political aisle. She is seen here addressing the national NDP convention in Edmonton yesterday in a tough, memorable speech. Below: Federal NDP Leader T… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: On stage in Edmonton: The tough Rachel Notley who frightens conservatives, and may scare certain New Democrats too

Canadian Dimension: Why the offshore tax haven crisis won’t get fixed, despite Panama Papers

Photo by Kate Gottli For years now, governments, including our own, have been demanding austerity measures, cutting health, education, social and cultural programs – all justifying this hacking by claiming the… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Why the offshore tax haven crisis won’t get fixed, despite Panama Papers

Alberta Politics: Pipeline perceptions, percentages and past Parliamentary performance dog NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair in Alberta’s capital

PHOTOS: Thomas Mulcair in Edmonton … shortly before the disappointing federal election on Oct. 19, 2015. Below: Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff, former NDP MP and leadership candidate Peggy Nash, and influential Alberta union leader… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Pipeline perceptions, percentages and past Parliamentary performance dog NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair in Alberta’s capital

Canadian Dimension: Mistaken Identity

East Vancouver • Photo by Ruocaled With anti-Asian sentiment saturating the real-estate conversation in BC, political correctness isn’t distracting the left from the hard questions. Like many, I was perplex… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Mistaken Identity

Canadian Dimension: If Mulcair Survives Next Week’s Review, the NDP Is Doomed

Cartoon by Greg Perry Can the NDP see the writing on the wall? More than 1,500 delegates will be heading to the federal NDP’s Edmonton convention next Friday. Do they realize how critical their vote on the… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: If Mulcair Survives Next Week’s Review, the NDP Is Doomed