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Greenpeace questions links between Conservatives and Ethical Oil Institute

Greenpeace questions links between Conservatives and Ethical Oil Institute

Greenpeace asks Elections Canada to investigate the Conservative Party for violating rules on campaign donations from corporations.

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Global Governance and the UN

Global Governance and the UN

Considering our vast cultural and political differences, is it really possible to collectively solve the world’s social, economic and environmental problems? And more importantly, if so, how do we formalize our commitments to change without an overarching global government? The highly recommended Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey is a bold attempt to answer these questions by emphasizing the value of international co-ordination in tackling the most pressing and challenging issues of the 21st century. Click through for our full review…

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Book Review: Getting A Grip 2

Book Review: Getting A Grip 2

Getting A Grip 2: Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want is a revised edition of a book that addresses the common feeling that the planet is in trouble and we have little control over the outcome. Author Frances Moore Lappé tackles the issues of the world by acknowledging the problems and the overwhelming task of dealing with them, and then doesn’t waste any time offering up solutions.Click through for our full review…

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Green Party of Ontario – Call for Volunteers

Green Party of Ontario – Call for Volunteers

Green Party of Ontario is actively seeking volunteers for the upcoming October 2011 election. Go Green and get involved!

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Watching: Animal Alliance Environment Voters party candidate – Bonnie Dawson

Watching: Animal Alliance Environment Voters party candidate – Bonnie Dawson

Video clips of Bonnie Dawson, the Animal Alliance Environment Voters candidate in the N.W.T.’s Western Arctic riding discusses animal and environmental issues she feels are important in both the north and across Canada and a conversation with Eli Purchase: N.W.T. Green candidate

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Voting with our stomachs

Voting with our stomachs

Food Forward asks Toronto candidates on behalf of its members, what will you as MP and your party do to increase access to healthy, sustainable food for all Torontonians?

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Online reaction to the non-confidence vote from the CBC

Online reaction to the non-confidence vote from the CBC

It’s official — the government has fallen from power, clearing the way for a spring election.

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The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet

The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet

The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet
John Bellamy Foster, New York: Monthly Review Press, 2009, 328 pages.

Do you ever suspect that there is something fundamentally wrong with our capitalist society? Have you wondered what advice Karl Marx would give to the modern environmentalist? If so, The Ecological Revolution by John Bellamy Foster may interest you.

A professor of sociology at the University of Oregon at Eugene, Foster begins the book in no uncertain terms, arguing that humans need to revolutionize their relationship with Earth, or else suffer many dangerous consequences. He believes that this revolution must be a socialist one, and uses the bulk of The Ecological Revolution to explain why.

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Some Like It Cold: The Politics of Climate Change in Canada

Some Like It Cold: The Politics of Climate Change in Canada

Climate change, climate forcing, global warming – all these terms frame a collective public debate about the future of the world as we know it. Since that “world” is dynamic and geographically diverse, it is not surprising that political responses range widely from hand-wringing to commitment and resignation, to disbelief and reticence, or even outright denial.

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Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe And Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe And Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe And Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
James Hansen, New York: Bloomsbury, 2009, 320 pages.

It’s odd. At 68, James Hansen, arguably the planet’s most renowned climatologist and one of the earliest prophets of human-induced global climate change, has finally published his first book.
“Odd” is a fitting description for the book as well.

Storms of My Grandchildren is an expansive treatise on the perils of increased carbon dioxide emissions, juxtaposed with anecdotes of Hansen’s meetings with the likes of Dick Cheney and his Climate Task Force, … [Click here to read more!]

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