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Climate chaos sees heatwave and flood

Climate chaos sees heatwave and flood As people face extreme weather across Canada and the US, Sophie Squire explores the developing nature of the climate crisis

School climate strikes called as heatwave hits

School climate strikes called as heatwave hits Youth Climate group Fridays for Future has announced a global climate strike on 24 September.

Heatwave driven by climate change smashes temperature records

Heatwave driven by climate change smashes temperature records The death toll is rising as a heatwave continues to sweep parts of the US and Canada.

Heat wave shows climate danger

Heat wave shows climate danger A heat wave across the US pacific northwest is a reminder of how climate change can lead to weather events that are potentially “life-endangering”.

G7 Summit—world leaders accelerate towards climate chaos

G7 Summit—world leaders accelerate towards climate chaos The G7 Summit this week in Cornwall will see the world’s most powerful leaders discuss a response to the environmental emergency. Sophie Squire explores the leaders’ response to the climate crisis that is threatening all our futures

Mass grave of Indigenous children exposes Canada’s genocide

Mass grave of Indigenous children exposes Canada’s genocide The discovery of 215 First Nation children’s remains at the site of Canada’s biggest residential school has sent a shockwave of grief and anger across the country.

Canada—big business launches racist offensive on indigenous fishers

22 October 2020
A pitched battle is being fought over fishing rights in Nova Scotia, Canada. On one side, is the Mi’kmaw nation, and on the other stands commercial fishers backed by big business. 

International round-up - Win for Sanders and First Nation protests in pipeline

25 February 2020
Bernie Sanders is the frontrunner to be the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate after a landslide victory in Nevada last Saturday.

Canada fracking pipeline faces fierce defiance

18 February 2020
The Canadian government is ramping up attacks on indigenous First Nation land in an effort to support fossil fuel interests.

Vancouver sees 10,000 attend climate rally

29 October 2019
Over 10,000 people joined Greta Thunberg in Vancouver, Canada, last Friday to march for climate justice.

Three million join second day of strikes over climate change

01 October 2019
Some three million people joined a huge climate strike across 28 countries on Friday of last week.

Pitch to seem ‘respectable’ backfires on leftist NDP in Canada's election

27 October 2015
Jesse McLaren and Pam Frache argue the Tories’ defeat will strengthen the movement for the battles ahead

International round-up

14 April 2015
French workers join mass demos | Climate march held in Quebec | US cop charged with murder

New Canadian indigenous movement blocks roads over land grab

12 January 2013
Flash mobs of indigenous activists and their supporters, hundreds strong, blocked roads, bridges and railway lines across Canada last week.

The real record of new Bank of England governor Mark Carney

30 November 2012
Earlier this week Tory chancellor George Osborne named the new governor of the Bank of England—the Canadian banker Mark Carney, who will take over from Mervyn King.

Thousand join London 'Slutwalk' march for women's rights

25 September 2012
Up to 1,000 joined this year’s "Slutwalk" march last Saturday in London. It comes a year on from the disgusting remarks from a Canadian police officer, who told students, "If you don’t want to get raped, don’t dress like a slut."

Huge protest march in Quebec

28 August 2012
Some 100,000 protesters marched through Quebec in Canada on Wednesday of last week to mark the six month anniversary of the student strike movement against tuition fee rises there.

Elections called as Quebec students’ Red Square revolt deepens

14 August 2012
Quebec’s student-led "Red Square" movement, which started in February, has sparked the greatest social unrest seen anywhere in Canada for decades.

Edward Burtynsky: Lifeless landscapes that only oil makes possible

26 June 2012
The Photographers’ Gallery in London has reopened its doors with a new exhibition by Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky.

Nightly protests challenge Quebec's clampdown law

12 June 2012
Students in Quebec, Canada, marched again in defiance of the anti-protest Special Law, following the collapse of new negotiations with the government at the end of May.

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