What's New: Paris climate protesters banned but 10,000 shoes remain
Over 10,000 pairs of shoes on the Place de la Republique replace marchers who were set to take part in a climate cancelled protest as activists take to the streets around the globe. The Paris march was expected to bring 200,000 people onto the city's streets but was forbidden by French authorities in light of security concerns. Elsewhere, thousands marched in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney ahead of the Paris climate summit on Monday.
What's New: Global climate march 2015
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Edward Snowden meets Arundhati Roy and John Cusack
The Moscow Un-Summit wasn’t a formal interview. Nor was it a cloak-and-dagger underground rendezvous. The upshot is that John Cusack, Daniel Ellsberg (who leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam war) and I didn’t get the cautious, diplomatic, regulation Edward Snowden. The downshot (that isn’t a word, I know) is that the jokes, the humour and repartee that took place in Room 1001 cannot be reproduced.
www.theguardian.com | 30 Nov 2015, 7:00pm
How to Avoid a 'COP Out' at the Paris Climate Talks
Six years ago, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America condemned the Copenhagen Climate Conference, stating: “We, the developing countries, are dignified and sovereign nations and victims of a problem that we didn’t cause.” As it continued, the statement pointed out that the climate crisis is the result of the “imposition of an absolutely predatory model of development on the rest of the world.”
www.telesurtv.net | 30 Nov 2015, 6:00pm
British air strikes in Syria
Jeremy Corbyn's full letter to Labour MPs on why he 'cannot support' plans.
www.independent.co.uk | 30 Nov 2015, 5:00pm
Chiefs of Ontario support fight against Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline
An Ontario First Nation is ready to take its fight against energy giant Enbridge all the way to the Supreme Court.
aptn.ca | 30 Nov 2015, 4:00pm
Paul Godfrey set records for firing journalists. So why is he in the News Hall of Fame?
Even Paul Godfrey acted surprised when he was installed in Canada's News Hall of Fame this week. "I was quite surprised when told I was going to be inducted," he said in his acceptance speech. "I'm not a journalist, I don't pretend to be a journalist."
rabble.ca | 30 Nov 2015, 3:00pm
Drone terror: Welcome to the barbarism of 'civilisation'
Terrorists like to believe they are committing mass murder for a noble political cause. Islamic State (IS) acolytes believe they are fighting against the evil “Crusader” states of the kuffar (disbelievers), to establish a global khilafah (caliphate). “War on terror” proponents believe they are defending Western civilisation against barbaric terrorists hell-bent on destroying our “values” and “way of life”.
www.middleeasteye.net | 30 Nov 2015, 2:00pm
Canadian mining companies continue to devastate Africa with human rights abuses
Two weeks ago police shot and killed an individual at Pacific Wildcat Resources tantalum mine in central Mozambique. The incident received some attention in Canada because community members responded by seizing the Vancouver-based company's mine site and setting some equipment ablaze.
rabble.ca | 30 Nov 2015, 1:30pm
Alberta carbon plan looks ambitious, but won't actually cut emissions
Beware environmental announcements that the oil industry likes, and the Alberta oil industry certainly liked Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s response to her province’s delinquent status on the climate file. There they were, lined up alongside Ms. Notley in Edmonton last Sunday, as the climate plan was rolled out. The bosses of Suncor Energy, Shell Canada, Cenovus Energy and Canadian Natural Resources – among the biggest emitters of planet-warming carbon dioxide not just in Canada, but in North America – were all smiling. The message: We have a deal we can live with. Uh-oh.
www.theglobeandmail.com | 30 Nov 2015, 12:30pm
Workers in Québec are in the middle of an historic moment
Public sector negotiations have been going on for months. From the start of the bargaining (indeed, from the start of the Liberal mandate), it’s been clear that the Liberal government would not bargain in good faith. They’ve barely bargained at all. Unions, anticipating this at the start of negotiations, have built an impressive and important common front, and it’s nearly reaching its fever pitch.
rankandfile.ca | 30 Nov 2015, 12:00pm
Beijing residents told to stay inside as smog levels soar
Beijing’s residents have been advised to stay indoors after air pollution in the Chinese capital reached hazardous levels. The warning comes as the governments of more than 190 nations gather in Paris to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change.
www.theguardian.com | 30 Nov 2015, 11:30am
The Incredible Shrinking Incomes of Young Americans
It's repetitive for some to hear, but important for everybody to know: You can't explain Millennial economic behavior without explaining that real wages for young Americans have collapsed.
www.theatlantic.com | 30 Nov 2015, 11:00am
If Canada is 'back', Paris is just the introduction
Based on the details Canadians have so far, the federal government is effectively taking a rain check on getting serious about climate change. The logistics haven’t been kind to the Liberals. Less than a month after taking office, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his team have to show up next week at what could the most important United Nations conference on climate change ever. It’s not their fault that their plan going into Paris leaves something to be desired.
ipolitics.ca | 30 Nov 2015, 4:00am