Wednesday, January 30, 2013

USD 600B spent on gas and oil exploration and production in 2012

Majority of Oil, Gas and Coal Reserves Too Dangerous To Use – International Energy Agency (IEA) « Stephen Leahy, International Environmental Journalist: "In 2012, more than 600 billion dollars will be spent worldwide on oil and gas exploration and production, according to a Harvard University study titled “Oil: The New Revolution”.  That study forecasts a boom in fossil fuel production that could push global heating of the planet to a catastrophic eight degrees C higher, according to Oil Change International, a U.S.-based NGO."

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

"everything you know about Aboriginal people is wrong"

@WinnipegJules: "So in conclusion white people, once you accept these things: This isn't your country, you've been lied to your whole life, and everything you know about Aboriginal people is wrong, you'll be able to thrive as a Nation and Canada will be better for it. And once that happens, you can join us Aboriginal people in reality, and we can all work together for a better society and find answers that suit ALL of us. After all, we have to share this land you named Canada.

And hurry up will you? We've been waiting 400 years. "

Friday, January 11, 2013

Oh, Canada, your home on native land... #idlenomore

Idle No More: A crucial call for justice | Amnesty International Canada:
Grassroots rallies across Canada under the banner 'Idle No More' have put the spotlight on a federal legislative agenda that is trampling the rights of Indigenous peoples set out in  domestic and international law.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Idle No More: Canada’s Growing Indigenous Rights Movement, Fast Going Global — The International

Idle No More: Canada’s Growing Indigenous Rights Movement, Fast Going Global — The International: "In October 2012, four women from Saskatchewan, Canada decided that it was time to address damaging legislation against the nation’s aboriginal peoples, lands and waters. Their movement, Idle No More, started as a simple campaign against Bill C 45, a bill which many claim violates Canada’s Indian Act. The bill is seen to limit Indigenous rights granted by previous treaties and the Indian Act regarding sovereignty over aboriginal lands, their resources, and government decisions concerning them. Yet the movement has grown, now representing all fights for indigenous sovereignty, cultural respect, and the rights of all Canadians to a healthy environment."

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Letter-writing and peaceful rallies have not worked - #idlenomore

Idle No More spreads beyond border as aboriginal activists ramp up pressure: ""We did letter writing and phone calls and trying to talk to MPs and, you know, we took that route and it didn't work," she said.

"Then we had to move up to peaceful marches and rallies, and that didn't work. So now we're doing all these flash mob round dances, which are more about working hand in hand with Canadians and also keeping the focus on the media. But now you see blockades.""

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Mad dash for arctic oil -- throwing caution to the wind

Oil ship runs aground in Alaska | Environment | "The ship, the Kulluk, broke away from one of its tow lines on Monday afternoon and was driven, within hours, on to rocks just off Kodiak Island, where it grounded at about 9pm Alaska time, officials said."

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