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VIDEO: Naomi Klein: We Can Have Climate Salvation and Economic Justice

Activist Naomi Klein talks with “Democracy Now!” about the Leap Manifesto, a plan to transition away from fossil fuels to a 100 percent clean economy by the middle of the century.

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 READ MORE

May Alan Kurdi’s Death Inspire Us to Create a World Without Borders

Children all over the world are suffering, and families remain trapped by artificial borders and legal requirements. Rather than simply increase quotas for some refugees, we need to envision a world where everyone has the right to flee violence and poverty.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE

Scott Walker Says Building a Wall Between the U.S. and Canada Is a ‘Legitimate Issue’

Walker’s folly was only the second-craziest notion on immigration that we heard from a flailing GOP hopeful over the weekend.

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 READ MORE

Canadian Province Pulls the Plug on Renewable Energy Program

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has canceled a successful project that rewarded people for generating renewable energy.

Posted on Aug 9, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: David Cameron Says All Law-Abiding U.K. Citizens Will Essentially Be Treated as Terrorists

“For too long we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens so long as you obey the law we will leave you alone,” David Cameron announced after his reelection. It is possibly one of the scariest statements a Western leader has made in the past century.

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Robert Fisk: Taking Away the Right to Protest Empowers Terrorism

Depriving people of the right to express moral outrage through boycotts—as Canada’s Harper government intends to do with critics of Israel—increases the probability that some will resort to violence as a means of political expression, writes Robert Fisk at The Independent.

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AUDIO: Chris Hedges on the Implosion of Global Capitalism

In this sweeping survey of an international crisis caused by “global capitalism based on speculation,” author, Truthdig columnist and activist Chris Hedges delivers a stark and urgent apprisal of the worldwide catastrophe that’s sure to come if the current system isn’t confronted and forced to change.

Posted on May 26, 2015 READ MORE

Why We Need to Praise Whistleblower Jeremy Hammond, Too

Jeremy Hammond’s hacktivism is overlooked by the media, but his actions have some calling him “the original Snowden”; Canada is threatening to come down hard on activists calling for a boycott of Israeli products; and it seems bees are far more complex creatures than most of us may think. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 26, 2015 READ MORE

Alberta Elects Government Opposed to Keystone XL Pipeline (Video)

The survival of the controversial pipeline project is cast further into doubt with the election of a left-wing government in Canada’s wealthiest and most conservative province.

Posted on May 7, 2015 READ MORE

Canada Will Lose Many Glaciers as Climate Warms

Climate change could cause many glaciers in western Canada to start disappearing by 2040, affecting people and places that depend on their water.

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 READ MORE

Just How ‘Socially Advanced’ Is the U.S.? You Might Be Surprised

The Social Progress Index has published the latest global data on quality of life, and America’s “We’re No. 1” crowd isn’t left with much to shout about.

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 READ MORE

Flush the TPP

President Barack Obama and the Republicans in Congress are united. Yes, that’s right.

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 READ MORE

Obama Prepared to Veto Keystone XL Pipeline Bill on Tuesday (Updated)

He said he’d do it, and it looks like he means business: President Obama is ready to flex his executive power and veto the divisive bill designed to launch construction of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that would span from the U.S.-Canadian border to the Gulf Coast.

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 READ MORE

A Republican Neo-Imperial Vision for 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s blueprint for a U.S.-led “North American energy renaissance” is nothing less than a plan to convert Canada and Mexico into energy colonies of the United States while creating a North American power bloc capable of aggressively taking on Russia, China and other foreign challengers.

Posted on Feb 13, 2015 READ MORE

Obama Poised to Veto Keystone Pipeline Legislation

He might be viewed by some as a lame duck cornered by an antagonistic Congress eager to shut him down, but President Obama is apparently still willing to flex his executive powers when it comes to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would stretch from the U.S.-Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted on Jan 6, 2015 READ MORE

‘Left, Right & Center’: Fear in Canada and Ebola in New York

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the shooting on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, the Doctors Without Borders physician with Ebola in New York City, and whether Republicans will win all six competitive seats in the Senate.

Posted on Oct 25, 2014 READ MORE


Canadian Parliament Terrorized by Armed Gunman

A shooter killed a Canadian soldier and stormed the parliament building in Ottawa on Wednesday, where he was himself killed by the sergeant-at-arms.

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Fox News Logic

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Canada Puts Oil Exploitation Before Forests

Having repudiated the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Canada is still exploiting tar sands for oil—despite accepting that climate change is destroying its forests.

Posted on Aug 10, 2014 READ MORE

Now What?

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Bee-Killing Pesticides in 51 Percent of ‘Bee-Friendly’ Plants Sold in U.S. and Canada

Garden plants advertised at Home Depot, Lowe’s and Walmart as harmless to bees have been shown to kill them, a study released by the environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth and allies reports.

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 READ MORE

Antibiotic Resistant ‘Superbug’ Detected in Squid

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday that a bacterium highly resistant to antibiotics has been found in squid imported from South Korea.

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 READ MORE

Ford Getting High

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Activist Says U.S. Using Terrorism Charges to Stifle Political Dissent

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why is the FBI harassing peace activists in the Midwest? Also: The Sunlight Foundation’s plan to fight money in politics, the mystery of Canada’s vanishing women, and the threat of big data.

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 READ MORE

Activist Says U.S. Using Terrorism Charges to Stifle Political Dissent

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why is the FBI harassing peace activists in the Midwest? Also: The Sunlight Foundation’s plan to fight money in politics, the mystery of Canada’s vanishing women, and the threat of big data.

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 READ MORE

Why Didn’t Anyone Ever Question the Legality of Quebec’s Referenda on Independence?

Crimea, like the Canadian province, should have the right to vote on its future status; the U.S. is prepared for a “military response” in Ukraine; meanwhile, the creator of the World Wide Web explains, “Nothing is perfect.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 READ MORE

White House/Pete Souza

NAFTA Partners Meet to Negotiate TPP Deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is like NAFTA on steroids, so it makes some sense that Canada, the United States and Mexico hope to fix the old, ostensibly bad trade deal with another, bigger one.

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 READ MORE


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AP/Ivan Pierre Aguirre

After 20 Years, NAFTA Leaves Mexico’s Economy in Ruins

Twenty years ago, on Jan. 1, 1994, a trade deal championed by Democratic President Bill Clinton went into effect. The North American Free Trade Agreement was meant to integrate the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico by breaking down trade barriers among them, creating jobs and closing the wage gap between the U.S. and Mexico.

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 READ MORE

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Try to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets

A Canadian court Tuesday granted Ecuadorean farmers and fishermen the right to attempt to seize the oil giant’s Canadian assets due to a 2011 decision in an Ecuadorean court that found the company liable for nearly three decades of soil and water pollution and the ruined health and livelihoods of people living in nearby areas of the Amazon rainforest.

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 READ MORE

AP/Mike Groll

The Saboteurs

Wiebo Ludwig, a messianic Christian minister, took God’s law seriously. And to him that meant blowing up oil and gas drilling stations in northern Alberta to protect his children, his livestock, his water and the planet.

Posted on Dec 1, 2013 READ MORE

Rob Ford Movie

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Thumbs Down

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Smoking Cracks

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Dudley Do-Wrong

Posted on Nov 17, 2013 READ MORE

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 READ MORE

Going Nuclear: An Environmentalist Makes the Case

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The director of “Pandora’s Promise” pitches nuclear power. Also: Bringing quality food to the poor, and bullying in sports.

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 READ MORE

Going Nuclear: An Environmentalist Makes the Case

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The director of “Pandora’s Promise” pitches nuclear power. Also: Bringing quality food to the poor, and bullying in sports.

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 READ MORE

Obamacare Is a Rip-Off of the Worst Kind

Redacted and pushed through Congress by the health care industry, it’s no surprise the Affordable Care Act is just one big scam; a Toronto newspaper urged Canada to arrest Dick Cheney for war crimes upon his visit to the country; meanwhile, corporate America has both political parties in its pocket. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 READ MORE

Shannon Ramos (CC-BY)

Koch Brothers Stand to Make $100 Billion From Keystone Pipeline

Through their investments and various subsidiaries, Charles and David Koch could make a fortune from the transcontinental oil pipeline, contrary to previous Koch claims.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE

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Canadian Pacific Fishermen Catch No Sardines in 2013

Commercial fishermen off the coast of British Columbia came home this fall without having caught a single sardine, an outcome that suggests a $32 million fishery has collapsed.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE

Desperation Drives Some Scientists to Consider Climate Hacking

The idea of terraforming Earth is abhorrent to most scientists, but the consequences of climate change may be such that we have no alternative.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 READ MORE

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Tar Sands Catastrophe: Months-Long Leak Still Bubbling Away

Four months after a leak was first noticed in a northern Alberta, Canada, tar sands field, operators still don’t know what caused it or how to stop it. Now a lake will be drained to try to find the source—a catastrophe that points up the industry’s failure to understand its own processes.

Posted on Sep 27, 2013 READ MORE

Citizen Cruz

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Photo by Alexis Gravel (CC-BY-ND)

Canada Bans the Mask: Unlawful Protesters Risk 10 Years in Prison

Masked protesters have become a common sight around the globe and Canada is so concerned about the phenomenon that parliament passed a bill that could, under certain circumstances, put disguised men and women away for a very long time.

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 READ MORE

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Catastrophic Oil Spill Threat to Canadian River Basin

A vast, globally important river basin in Canada five times the size of France is at great risk from a potential catastrophic oil spill from the mining of tar sands.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 READ MORE

Toronto Mayor Reportedly Knew Location of Video Said to Show Him Smoking Crack Cocaine

Before he denied the existence of a cellphone video of him allegedly smoking crack cocaine, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford confirmed to senior aides at a meeting in City Hall nearly two weeks ago that he knew such a video had been shot and where it was being kept, the Toronto Star reported Thursday.

Posted on May 30, 2013 READ MORE

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