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October - November 2009

Features

  • 16

    CLIMATE CHANGE QUIZ

    Which three sectors produce the most greenhouse gas
    emissions in Canada

  • 17

    COOL COMMUNITIES & HOT WORKSHOPS

    By Carole Pearson

    The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union has been hosting extremely popular gardening workshops as part of its environmental “Cool Communities” campaign. Meanwhile, with the support of many unions, environmental activist Jackie Larkin has developed a workshop called “Climate Change: It’s a Union Issue.”

  • 24

    FIGHTING WILDFIRES

    Photography by Joshua Berson

    A photostory about the firefighters who fought the massive fires this year in Kelowna, B.C.

  • 30

    CONNECTING STRUGGLES, BUILDING THE MOVEMENT: WORKING ON JUSTICE

    By Susan Williams

    The Highlander Center in Tennessee and Toronto’s Labour Education Centre teamed up recently to share experiences and analysis in the struggle for social justice. Says LEC director Jojo Geronimo: “It’s about linking one campaign to the next, and linking every campaign to building a broad-based social movement.”

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    WHAT BINDS US TOGETHER

    By Angela Robertson

    When we fail to address inequality, it opens the door for those seeking to undermine our movements to play us off
    against each other.

Departments

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    NOTES

    Green Energy and Jobs * Good Green Jobs for All
    Youth Climate Conference * Farmworkers Win
    Green for All Video * Green Travel * Anti-Poverty Project
    World Day for Decent Work

  • 9

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    By Sean Cain

    Chance that a bankruptcy in the U.S. is caused by unpaid medical bills: 3 in 5.

  • 11

    WEBWORK: ODDS & SODS

    By Derek Blackadder

    I was too busy shivering this past summer to have complete thoughts, so here are some online bits and pieces.

  • 12

    UNION EXCHANGE: GREENING OF A UNION

    By Gary Shaul

    Eight steps the Ontario Public Service Employees Union
    has taken to help lessen the union’s impact on the environment.

  • 28

    POETRY

    By Kim Goldberg

  • 38

    REVIEW:  TAR SANDS

    Review by Jason Foster

    No issue looms bigger when talking about Canada’s economy, the state of the environment, and climate change. A review of Andrew Nikiforuk’s book Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent.

  • 40

    COMMENTARY: GREEN JOBS & POWER

    By John Cartwright

    Free market supremacy stands directly opposed to basic green principles such as local procurement.