Our Songs Are the Language of Our Forests
I feel completely underwhelmed and concerned by the outcomes of COP26, knowing the deal struck is weak and full of loopholes for corporations to continue business as usual.
FLAMES ON THE FRONTLINES
For six weeks there was no real daylight, says Joanne Hammond. “On the ground, Firekeepers were able to share their services and knowledge with the BC Wildfire Service firefighters.”
INTO THE FIRE ZONE
“I remember the first time we jumped,” says smoke-jumper Ingrid Pond. “I thought ‘nope I’m not doing this today.’ But the training is impressive.”
PUSHING FOR A JUST TRANSITION FOR WORKERS
Looking at just transition and whether workers’ interests were taken into consideration when coal plants were phased out in Alberta, Ontario and Australia.
Climate and Just Transition Forum • On Journalist Robert Devet’s Passing • British Columbia’s Untold Stories • 10 Paid Sick Days • A Letter to Our Times’ Webhead • The Tally Will Return
LABOUR CONFRONTS THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Hosted by the Ontario Federation of Labour, an online conference allowed trade unionists to explore the unique role unions can play in shaping climate action.
DAYANISMA & DISCOVERIES IN DUBLIN
Have a look at the websites of the major Brazilian unions. Are they unions or political parties? Or both?
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39 HAVE YOUR SAY
A LETTER TO OUR LABOUR MOVEMENT ABOUT ADA’ITSX/FAIRY CREEK
Forestry workers are played off against Indigenous and environmental activists by the very corporations that profit from their exploitation.
41 HAVE YOUR SAY
TAKE THE MATH PROFICIENCY TEST OUT OF THE EQUATION
Ontario’s math proficiency test for teachers imposes needless barriers. That’s just one reason why it’s got to go.
43 WORKING FOR A LIVING
THE ART OF RUNNING AN EMPTY LIBRARY
Our tallest student had lots of fun teasing me by poking his head over the partition, reminding me of a mischievous giraffe.
OUR CLIMATE, OUR STORIES
Full of climate anxiety, devotion to the Earth, hope for the future, and calls to action, Our Climate, Our Stories is a collection of young voices refusing apathy in the face of the climate crisis. Bea, whose story “It’s Our Blood” is excerpted in this issue, is one such voice.
We will not see far-reaching and profound changes from this government unless we — the people of Canada — force them into climate action.