This and that for your Tuesday reading.
- Duncan Cameron writes that Canada needs a new political direction rather than just a new government – and offers some worthwhile suggestions as to what that might include: The inter-generational bargain needs to be renewed. Today’s workers pay for their past studies and future retirement. Investing in youth and providing for retirement has social benefits and requires collective support. Much can done through a serious progressive income tax, but notable additional sources of revenue for student grants and other social spending exist. A financial transaction tax for instance could raise an estimated (Read more…)
I’m on a (low-carbon) holiday for the next while, with little access to a computer, so please accept my apologies for delayed responses or posting of comments. All should be back to normal the last week of March. In the meantime, I scoured my files for some photos and graphics to post while I’m away. [...]
This week on Earthgauge, we hear speeches and interviews from the huge ‘Forward on Climate‘ rally in Washington D.C. on February 17. We have speeches by Van Jones of Rebuild the Dream, Bill McKibben of 350.org, Michael Brune, executive director of the U.S. Sierra Club, and Jacquie Thomas of the Saik’uz First Nation in B.C., and interviews from the rally with Michael Brune and Canadian author/ activist Naomi Klein. We also have our weekly update from Kathy of Ecology Ottawa on local environmental events and campaigns in the (Read more…)
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I attended the huge Forward on Climate rally in Washington D.C. last week and tomorrow I’ll be playing speeches from the rally by Van Jones of Rebuild the Dream, Bill McKibben of 350.org, Michael Brune, executive director of the U.S. Sierra Club, and Jacquie Thomas of the Saik’uz First Nation in B.C.
We’ll also hear my interviews with Michael Brune and author/ activist Naomi Klein. Things are heating up these days and it ain’t just the weather!
Earthgauge Radio airs every Thursday morning at 7:00 AM on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa and
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by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 15, 2013: Support from Naomi Klein, Maude Barlow, David Suzuki, and others: OAKLAND, Calif — Prominent Canadians from a variety of backgrounds have signed on to a letter in support of the “Forward on Climate” rally on February 17, when tens of thousands of committed activists will converge on Washington READ MORE
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Jan 11, 2013 7.00 PM EST #IdleNoMore’s show of people-power forced Prime Minister Stephen Harper to stay for entire five hours of meeting with First Nations leaders. More than five thousand #IdleNoMore protesters gathered in Ottawa today as Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders held a closed-door meeting in the capital. The protesters READ MORE
During my 85-day hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s New Jim Crow-style crime Bill C-10, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, a prominent opposition MP told me hunger protests weren’t part of the process of democratic engagement in Canada. I was shocked and disappointed. First, during our conversation on the steps leading to the READ MORE
Assorted content for your Christmas reading.
- Naomi Klein comments on what we should take from the Idle No More movement: Chief Spence’s hunger is not just speaking to Mr. Harper. It is also speaking to all of us, telling us that the time for bitching and moaning is over. Now is the time to act, to stand strong and unbending for the people, places and principles that we love.
This message is a potent gift. So is the Idle No More movement – its name at once a firm commitment to the future, while at the same time a
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Naomi Klein was out in the shattered neighbourhood of Rockaway Park Queens last weekend, participating in the Occupy relief efforts there. In this interview she underscores the importance of both increasing local resilience as a response to our changin… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Naomi Klein: Do The Math, The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Destroying Our Future
Miscellaneous material for your Monday reading.- Naomi Klein comments on how disaster capitalists have tried to turn Hurricane Sandy into a quick buck, while pointing out that there’s a far more rational public policy response available:The prize for s… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
On Earthgauge Radio this week, we’ll be featuring a wrap-up of the recent PowerShift 2012 conference, which took place over the past weekend in Ottawa and Gatineau. I have two special features on today’s show from PowerShift 2012:
Bill McKibben‘s keynote address Media panel Q&A with Naomi Klein
Click the audio player above to stream the show or right click here to download.
We are of course continuing with our annual CKCU funding drive programming today and we have our usual update from Ecology Ottawa on local environmental events and campaigns.
We kick things off with
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Happy Halloween! On Earthgauge Radio this week, a huge youth conference climate conference took place in Ottawa and Gatineau this past weekend called PowerShift 2012. This was an historic gathering of over 1500 young people from across the country intended to strengthen the movement for climate and environmental justice.
PowerShift 2012 featured leading voices in the movement to stop climate change and social injustice including Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Winona LaDuke and many others. On tomorrow’s show we’ll be featuring the conference keynote address from 350.org founder Bill McKibben and a media panel Q&A with author and activist Naomi
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Here is a video taken over the Labour Day Weekend in North Vancouver. Naomi Klein may be best known for her book, ‘The Shock Doctrine.’ Well the good news is that she has joined the fight against reckless pipeline construction and increased tanker traffic through the port of Vancouver.
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Over 80 influential leaders from the business, First Nations, environmental, labour, academic, medical and artistic communities across Canada today announced an upcoming mass sit-in in front of the provincial legislature in Victoria, British Columbia on October 22. The sit-in will oppose tar sands pipelines and tankers and the threats they would pose to the west coast. “There are moments in history when it’s clear that our elected leaders are failing us and it is necessary to take a stand,” said prominent author and environmentalist Tzeporah Berman. “Today we are stating our intention to defend our coast and calling on others
. . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Massive Peaceful Tar Sands Protest Before B.C. Provincial Legislature Planned For October 22
Over Labour Day weekend in Vancouver members of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations launched a protest flotilla against the proposed twinning of Kinder Morgan’s oil pipeline. It transports crude from the Alberta tar sands to Vancouver.
Protesters from the Tsleil Waututh and Squamish First Nations travelled along a ceremonial route from Ambleside Park, just west of Lions Gate Bridge, before heading through Burrard Inlet and then east towards Cates Park in Deep Cove.
Others from Vancouver Island and Washington were expected to join the paddle, which culminated with both First Nations signing a joint declaration against the pipeline project
. . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: First Nations protest Kinder-Morgan pipeline: Naomi Klein at Salish Festival
Here’s the second part of my freewheeling interview with environmental artist and activist Franke James. We discuss the pro-active philosophy that guides her visual essays, including her most recent essay ‘What’s Harper Afraid Of?’ Which has generated more that 5,300 letters to the PM, her workshops and the lack of ethics and common sense that drive Progressive Conservative policies. In conversation she’s as spirited and fun as her visual essays.
This podcast is from my morning radio show and includes the audio from Naomi Klein’s TED talk (posted below), some really great jazz (John Coltrane, Miles (Read more…)
Ms. Klein gives a thoughtful and timely talk about our oil addiction. A whole lot of information you won’t find in your local fishwrap.