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The Canadian Progressive: Naomi Klein Wins 2016 Sydney Peace Prize

Canadian social activist, journalist and award-winning author of numerous bestsellers, Naomi Klein, is the the winner of the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize. The post Naomi Klein Wins 2016 Sydney Peace Prize appeared first on The Canadian Progressive. . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Naomi Klein Wins 2016 Sydney Peace Prize

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Is the climate crisis creating a global consciousness shift?

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki urges us to resist the “fossil fuel industry’s massive PR machine”, enlighten climate deniers, and continue to defend the climate.

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The Canadian Progressive: Elizabeth May: Join Me On Global People’s Climate March 2014

The leader of the Green Party of Canada explains why she’s participating in the 2014 People’s Climate March, and why you must join her in New York City

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The Canadian Progressive: The climate movement returns to the international stage

With three major international climate change-focused meetings on the horizon, the climate movement returns to the international stage, argues Jim Shultz, the founder and executive director of The Democracy Center in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Cowichan Conversations: The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External-Naomi Kline

Naomi Kline once again shares her eloquence and understanding of the challenges facing us on what is the threatened condition of ‘Planet Earth’

The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking.

“If the ideas that rule our culture are stopping us from . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External-Naomi Kline

The Canadian Progressive: Fracking in Canada: Why the Council of Canadians’ new “Fracktivist’s Toolkit” matters

by: Obert Madondo

In this age of the Harper Conservatives and a rampaging fossil fuel industry, Canadian anti-fracking activism requires more than a sense of environmental and social justice. It requires a toolkit of knowledge about what’s happening and how to effectively respond at the local, national and global level.

The Council of Canadians’ new . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Fracking in Canada: Why the Council of Canadians’ new “Fracktivist’s Toolkit” matters

The Canadian Progressive: HISTORY: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17

What: The largest Climate RALLY in U.S. history. When: February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (please arrive by 11:30 a.m.) Where: The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Who: Organizations leading and supporting rally Resources: 1. Speakers, Map, Weather, Transportation, Other Info; 2. Livestream From D.C.; 3. Press Inquiries; 4. Tar Sands; 5. Solidarity Rallies; . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: HISTORY: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17

The Canadian Progressive: Sierra Club Greets President Obama In Atlanta With Climate Message

By Sierra Club | Feb. 14, 2013: ATLANTA, GA – As President Obama visits Decatur today, members of the Georgia Beyond Coal Campaign will rally around the downtown Decatur MARTA station to call on the president to protect future generations by addressing climate disruption with bold executive action to hold fossil fuel polluters accountable and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Sierra Club Greets President Obama In Atlanta With Climate Message

The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL pipeline: Leaders in historical act of civil disobedience in front of White House

48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders engage in historic act of civil disobedience to stop Keystone XL pipeline. Julian Bond, Bill McKibben, Michael Brune, and others arrested in front of White House in call for action on climate. By Sierra Club | Feb. 13, 2013: WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, 48 environmental, civil rights, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL pipeline: Leaders in historical act of civil disobedience in front of White House

Chris Tindal: A climate negotiator’s tearful plea

The world’s most poor and vulnerable nations experience climate change as a present reality, while we tend to talk about it as a future abstraction. They’re already suffering, but can’t do much about it. We could do something about it, but we’re not yet suffering.

I became aware of that distinction in Copenhagen during the . . . → Read More: Chris Tindal: A climate negotiator’s tearful plea

350 or bust: Hurricane Sandy “More Scary Than 9/11,Because You Get The Feeling It Could Happen Again & Again & Again”

Colin Beavan, aka “No Impact Man“, lives in New York City and wrote this thoughtful response to experiencing Hurricane Sandy last week (bold type added): Dear friends, I don’t say this often but I am scared. Not scared to the point of paralysis. Not scared enough to run away. Not scared enough to stop trying . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Hurricane Sandy “More Scary Than 9/11,Because You Get The Feeling It Could Happen Again & Again & Again”

350 or bust: The Earth Is Full

For TED talk Tuesday, here’s Paul Gilding, author of The Great Disruption: Why Climate Change Will Bring About The End of Shopping And the Birth of A New World. At TED 2012 Gilding addressed the issue of whether or not we humans have used up all our resources. While the first part of the talk . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The Earth Is Full