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COP28 ‘breakthrough’ elevates litigation as vital route to climate action

Click here to view original web page at news.mongabay.com In the past three decades, the United Nations has sponsored 28 annual climate summits. But that...

Rampant consumerism leads to inequality and climate catastrophe

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca As long as people continue to worship money and stuff, ...

What Will Tomorrow’s World Order Look Like?

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net Ukraine, the Caucasus and the Middle East. The latest eruptions of violence mark the end of...

Food insecurity in Canada is the worst it’s ever been — here’s how we can solve it

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com According to the latest Statistics Canada data, household food insecurity in the 10 provinces has reached...

On the problems with Public Private Partnerships

Click here to view original web page at www.globalsocialjustice.info Public-private partnerships (PPPs) for infrastructure and service provision are both costly...

Global tax evasion: the good and the bad news

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu A genuine assault on individual and corporate tax evasion, ...

Even Rich Nations Now Worried About Global Investor-State Dispute Rules

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net Governments the world over are worried about investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) rules. These allow foreign investors...

One way to fix social media? Give it back to the communities who use it

Click here to view original web page at www.fastcompany.com The early web was defined by self-governance. Could that same idea work today? In the 2018 documentary...

Living in a World-in-Crisis: Thinking Beyond Catastrophism. Part 1

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Originally published in revised form by Resilience.org on October 16, 2023. As evidence of probable civilizational collapse...

Water Watchers wants to end Blue Triton’s water taking permits

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Water Watchers is hosting an evening of learning and sharing around protecting water as part of...

Ultra-processed foods are not only bad for our bodies, their production damages our environments

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Ultra-processed foods (UPF) have become increasingly popular and range from chips to microwave meals and even...

The Case for Afghan Women and Girls: How an International Criminal Court Investigation Could Expand Human Rights

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 2023 (IPS) - Two years have passed since the Taliban re-assumed power...

If spending is out of control, why are many important federal services underfunded?

Click here to view original web page at policyoptions.irpp.org The mix of government spending in the budget process never gets as much attention ...

Salvaging global democratic politics requires far-reaching economic reforms

Click here to view original web page at www.theguardian.com There has been much handwringing about the retreat of democracy and the rise of authoritarianism in...

Wildfire smoke is an increasing threat to Canadians’ health

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Air quality in Canada has improved over the past several decades, and Canada’s air is among...

The media is blaming immigrants for the housing crisis. They’re wrong

Click here to view original web page at breachmedia.ca Instead of halting immigration, we should regulate the investors and ...

To mitigate the climate crisis, we need to level the energy playing field

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca It’s becoming increasingly clear that the climate crisis is also a social justice crisis. Much of...

Taking inequality seriously—and tackling it seriously

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu Rising inequality is a challenge for the multilateral system, Jayati Ghosh writes, which must first measure...

Access to vaccines and medicines—a new public goods paradigm

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu "Vaccines and medicines must no longer be thought of as ...

Who is a prisoner? Is mass detention obsolete?

Click here to view original web page at briarpatchmagazine.com Mass incarceration is the norm in Canada. In 2021/2022, nearly 150,000 people were incarcerated in prisons,...

Canadian oil production more carbon-intensive now than it was in 1990

Click here to view original web page at www.pembina.org Much more to be done to make Canadian oil competitive ...

Heat pumps save money, reduce pollution and help the climate

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca The fossil fuel industry is putting enormous resources into campaigns to keep people hooked on (mostly...

Insurance companies warn climate disasters will cost $2 billion a year

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca If smoke-choked skies and evacuations don’t convince people the climate crisis is real, and costly, maybe...

House of Cards: high interest rates, more household debt, and worsening the housing crisis

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca The Bank of Canada is continuing its self-defeating policy of raising interest rates, and worsening Canada’s...

Canada urgently needs a FEMA-like emergency management agency

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Disasters often bring politicians, policymakers, researchers and the public to the discussion table. Due to their...

Is the media fueling Canada’s foreign interference scandal?

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Our national media outlets have been supplying endless oxygen to the political drama, helping Poilievre pummel...

A clean energy transition means moving away from nuclear power

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Because we’ve stalled for so long in getting off coal, oil and gas for electricity generation,...

Canada Needs To Tax Extreme Wealth, Minimize Tax Avoidance

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com The rise of extreme inequality has provoked growing calls for an annual wealth tax on the...

Mothers on Six Continents Demand Action to Protect Children From Climate Crisis

Click here to view original web page at www.commondreams.org "If we don't act now, it will be too late," one mom warned. "I could not...

US Sanctions Are Brutal and Inhumane. And They Don’t Work.

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com The US government is sanctioning so many countries right now, it’s hard to keep track of...
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