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The Earth Does Not Belong to Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 17 January 2021 15:24

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JANUARY 17, 2021

from TOMDispatch

Only one thing truly hurt him at a gut level, and it wasn€™t the‚ endangerment‚ of his vice president in a Capitol attacked by a rabid mob sporting the‚ Confederate flag, MAGA hats, and‚ anti-Semitic T-shirts.  Nor, believe it or not, was it even the threat of being the first president in American history to be‚ impeached twice; nor having‚ Deutsche Bank‚ (which kept him afloat for years) and other major corporate entities suddenly sever ties with him; nor even having one of his major financial supporters, Sheldon Adelson,‚ die‚ on him. For Donald Trump, the biggest blow of last week was reportedly the Professional Golfers€™ Association, or P.G.A.,‚ announcement‚ that it was taking its 2022 championship match away from the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.  In other words, the man who had visited golf courses more‚ than 300 times‚ during his presidency had suddenly become the golf equivalent of an undocumented immigrant and, according to those close to him, that truly €œgutted€ him.

 

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UN Blue Could Urgently Solve Triple Climate Emergency PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 19 February 2021 12:53
 /IPS Biodiversity, Climate Change, Development & Aid, Editors' Choice, Environment, Featured, Global, Green Economy, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Population, Poverty & SDGs, TerraViva United Nations CLIMATE CHANGE UN Blueprintthat Could Urgently Solve Earth€™s Triple Climate Emergencies By Manipadma Jena BHUBANESWAR, India, Feb 19 2021 (IPS) - €œOur war on nature has left the planet broken. This is senseless and suicidal. The consequences of our recklessness are already apparent in human suffering, towering economic losses and the accelerating erosion of life on Earth,€ Antonio Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations said. €
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Moving Forward, Not Backward: A Regional Agenda for Caring, Low-Carbon Communities After Covid-19 PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 11 May 2020 19:36
 
May 2020
 
 
 
This Solutions Statement was developed with input from more than
a hundred people representing dozens of community organizations,
in a collaborative policy-development process in April 2020
facilitated by Common Vision, Common Action.
Common Vision, Common Action is a grassroots initiative in
 
British Columbia's Capital Region, Coastal Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth Territory,
to create and implement a regional agenda for social and ecological justice.
To get involved or provide feedback on this Solutions Statement,
please contact us at contact@commonaction.
 
 
Preamble
The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the fragility of the private enterprise economy in
British Columbia’s capital region – how a temporary shift in consumer spending habits and
government policy can immediately result in unemployment and economic insecurity for tens of
thousands of working people in the region, and the closure of thousands of businesses.
The pandemic has also demonstrated enduring sources of strength, including the natural human
inclinations toward co-operation, care, compassion and the rendering of mutual aid.
Finally, the pandemic has demonstrated ecological benefits arising from reduced impacts from
human activity on the atmosphere and on fragile ecosystems, with substantial reductions in
greenhouse gas emissions (CO2), which contribute to climate change, and nitrogen dioxide
(NO2), which impacts air quality and human health. Natural ecosystems are already
demonstrating signs of recovery within the very short timeframe of declining economic activity.
 
As we look ahead to the post-Covid-19 recovery, and begin to consider the measures that
individuals, communities and public and private institutions can take, it is worth considering
retaining elements of the Covid crisis response on a steady-state basis, to respond effectively to
three major crises that pre-dated Covid-19 in BC’s capital region and beyond:
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:39
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The dark side of Canadian hydropower exposed in U.S. International Trade Commission investigation PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 13:01

August 2020: Developing News: 

This post is a road map to a critical ongoing investigation into the greenwashing of Canadian hydroelectricity. Topics addressed are in separate tabs accessible from the home page.

Brief and testimony from Indigenous communities and their allies are highlighted here and all materials are available directly from the ITC website by looking up Case. No. 332-574 at 

United States International Trade Commission began an investigation into renewable electricity imports including Canadian hydroelectricity. The name of the investigation is “Renewable Electricity: Potential Effects of Increased Commitments in Massachusetts.” The investigation is ongoing and NAMRA and others provided key testimony in July and August 2020 about the dark side of Canadian hydroelectricity production.

four topics, including Massachusetts’ plan to use Canadian hydroelectricity to meet “ambitious goals for seeking alternative renewable means of providing energy while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” The U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means requested the investigation in January 2020 letter. Representatives from both sides of the border are participating.

The greenwashing of this hydroelectricity was exposed in the ITC proceedings. NAMRA has asked for an investigation of fraudulent claims by hydropower promoters about the climate and greenhouse gas benefits of this dirty energy. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 September 2020 11:54
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE FOR THE SAKE OF PEACE AND DISARMAMENT PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 21 September 2020 07:01

 

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project

(OUTLINE FROM A LARGER DOCUMENT)

(RE POSTED  2020-09-17) LEST WE FORGET  INCREASED MILITARISM AND DEFIANCE OF THE RULE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW)

 

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DISARMAMENT POSTER - NORTHERN fRIENDS' pEACE BOARD 1935

UPDATE IN 2020

In December 2016, Canada along with US allies  gave the reason for not adopting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapon, that US nuclear weapons are necessary for the security of Canada  and that Canada would never agree that nuclear weapons would never be used

And in july2017 Canada refused to sign and ratify a Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons which undertakes never under any circumstances to:

(a) Develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;

 (b) Transfer to any recipient whatsoever nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or control over such weapons or explosive devices directly or indirectly;

 (c) Receive the transfer of or control over nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices directly or indirectly;

 (d) Use or threaten to use nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;

 (e) Assist, encourage or induce, in any way, anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Treaty;

(g) Allow any stationing, installation or deployment of any nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices in its territory or at any place under its jurisdiction or control.

 

And  instead Canada  had  agreed, at a NATO Conference, to the following;

1) Nuclear weapons must be maintained indefinitely.

2) we will improve their use and accuracy (modernize them).

3  wecan use them first.

4) we can target non-nuclear weapons states.

5) We can threaten to use them.

6) We can keep them in Europe, as we are now doing.

7)  We can launch some on 15 minutes warning.

8) We say “they are essential for peace."

And We will never agree that they should never be used.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2020 07:07
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