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Coalition urges banks to deny financing for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 12 June 2017 11:17

 

Indigenous and environmental groups urge governments to divest from banks that ignore opposition to pipeline

The Canadian Press Posted: Jun 12, 2017 7:59 AM MT Last Updated: Jun 12, 2017 7:59 AM MT

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is the target of a coalition of interest groups is calling on Canada's six biggest banks and others to back away from funding it.

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is the target of a coalition of interest groups is calling on Canada's 

 

A coalition of interest groups is calling on Canada's six biggest banks and others to back away from providing funding for Kinder Morgan Canada's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

The coalition of 20 Indigenous and environmental groups says in an open letter that it will use its influence to urge local and foreign governments to divest from banks that ignore its opposition to the pipeline.

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An 11 year old perspective on canadian politics PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 12 June 2017 16:07

By Sophia Crabb Russow

 

Disabling ISIS With Marijuana

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The cartoon states that Canada could give marijuana to ISIS to cause the entire militant

insurgence to collapse because of the effects marijuana has on human behavior.

The cartoonist is saying that most other countries are using violence and that is bad because

they are killing innocent people but there is a better solution. The plane is a Hercules, one

of the biggest cargo planes ever. The plane can hold up to 45,000 pounds. The cartoon

shows how much marijuana Canada would have to give ISIS to affect the militant group.

Canada is in the process of legalizing marijuana so they could make this happen!

Last Updated on Monday, 12 June 2017 16:46
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PPWC Statement on Old-Growth Logging on Vancouver Island PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 07:38

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PPWC Statement on Old-Growth Logging on Vancouver Island

“The Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) urges the Government of British Columbia to protect the remaining old-growth rainforest on Vancouver Island. Additionally, the PPWC urges forestry companies harvesting on Vancouver Island to transition to second-growth logging.

The temperate old-growth rainforest found on Vancouver Island is among the rarest ecosystems on the planet – covering less than 0.5 percent of the Earth’s surface. These forests have been lived in and utilized by First Nations for centuries and hold significant cultural values for these Nations. These ecosystems support a diversity of economic activities: forestry, tourism, and wild salmon fisheries to name a few.

Less than 25 per cent of original productive old growth forest on the Vancouver Island remains intact – local governments, environmental groups, some First Nations and unions like the PPWC are calling for the protection of the remaining stands of old-growth.

The PPWC prioritizes forest industry workers, and insists that the transition to second-grow

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Nationwide 'March for Truth' Events Take Aim at Trump's Destructive Fact-Free Rule PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 03 June 2017 09:38

 

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From peddling climate lies to his refusal to come clean on his financial holdings, nationwide protests target U.S. president

 

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Marchers demanding "truth" in New York City on Saturday morning. Backed by dozens of local groups and national organizations—including MoveOn, Women’s March, Indivisible, Public Citizen, Free Speech for People, and Town Hall Project—the marches were scheduled in at least 140 cities and towns across all fifty states. (Photo: @MarchforTruth17/Twitpic)

Just days after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement and with the testimony of fired FBI director James Comey scheduled for next week, U.S. citizens gathered for protests in cities nationwide on Saturday to denounce the president's penchant for lying, obscuring facts, and promoting alternative realities.

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Re-Connect with Nature Now… Before It Is Too Late! PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 05 June 2017 10:49

Re-Connect with Nature Now… Before It Is Too Late!

ROME, Jun 5 2017 (IPS) - Now that president Donald Trump has announced the withdrawal of the world’s largest polluter in history—the United States, from the Paris Accord, perhaps one of the most specific warnings is what a United Nations independent expert on rights and the environment has just said: “We should be fully aware that we cannot enjoy our basic human rights without a healthy environment.”

Speaking in Geneva ahead of the World Environment Day on Monday 5 June, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, John H. Knox, said “We should all be alarmed at the accelerating loss of biodiversity on which healthy ecosystems depend.”

We depend on healthy natural ecosystems for so much – nutrition, shelter, clothing, the very water we drink and the air we breathe, Knox reminded. “And yet, natural forest area continues to decline, marine ecosystems are increasingly under siege, and estimated populations of vertebrate animals have declined by more than half since 1970.”

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