On Tuesday, November 19, Kingston City Council reaffirmed its commitment as a Blue Community. Following the ceremony, nearly 100 Kingston community members gathered at the new Kingston Frontenac Public Library for the launch of Maude Barlow’s new book, Whose Water is it, Anyway: Taking Water Protection into Public Hands.
Council of Canadians Honorary Chairperson Maude Barlow joined a crowd of protestors who brought the rallying cry for a Green New Deal and urgent action on the climate crisis to Capitol Hill in Washington last week.
Marching alongside Jane Fonda and crowds of environmental activists, Indigenous water warriors and land defenders, she helped bring attention to the water and climate crises.
Support local Indigenous, environmental and public interest organizers in Alberta in pushing for Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to immediately reject the proposal for the Teck Frontier Mine,
Jane Fonda has been asking us to flex our muscles for decades, and now she’s asking us to use our brains.
Jeff Bezos is the billionaire CEO of Amazon and currently the second richest man in the world. He recently went to war with a socialist City Councillor and a municipal Green New Deal won.
The world’s water crisis will be front and centre on Capitol Hill in Washington tonight and tomorrow.
Maude Barlow will be part of a teach-in and rally happening as part of “Fire Drill Fridays.” The events, hosted by activist and actress Jane Fonda, are “inspired by Greta Thunberg and the youth climate strikes as well as Reverend Barber’s Moral Mondays and Randall Robinson’s often daily anti-apartheid protests.”
The teach-ins are being held to bring concerned citizens “closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate” as people demand immediate and urgent action from their political representatives. Tonight's teach-in will be live-streamed on Facebook at 7:00 p.m. EST. Tomorrow's rally takes place on the Southeast Lawn starting at 11 a.m. EST.
We've put together four alternative mandate letters of our own on water, trade, the climate crisis, and health with a list of shared progressive priorities
Last month, Canada had its first climate election. As a result of tireless climate justice organizing from coast to coast to coast, action on the climate emergency was a top vote-determining issue. With a new minority Parliament set to convene in the near future, we can learn from and build on the impact of this organizing to win the just transition we need.
Today, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) released the results of their investigation into BP Canada’s unauthorized spill of 136,000 litres of synthetic drilling mud in June of 2018.
When BP's drilling rig entered Nova Scotia's waters we threw the company an 'unwelcoming party' at their offices in Halifax. Photo: Mo Phung.
“The water and the people are intertwined in every way.” - Deepa Joshi, feminist and political ecologist currently coordinating two projects on the themes of environmental justice and climate change in the Eastern Himalayas.
Deepa Joshi @ Ki Ta Ski Naw, 09Nov2019.