Even before the pandemic, we were living in a revolutionary age. Now, long-standing injustices and inequalities are amplified by COVID-19.
Labrador flags are flying at half-mast all across the Big Land to mark the passing of Jim Learning, which is only right for a man who did so much to have those flags flying high in the first place. To the people of Labrador, Jim was something like a folk hero. To the people of Newfoundland, he was an enigma, calling for the independence of a territory that few imagined could be other than an appendage of the island. To the province’s politicians, he was a subversive, a source of constant irritation, a man of the people calling out injustice with a crystal-clear voice and putting them to shame. To the province’s activists and progressives, he had a stature and “cred” that few can aspire to. It was as an activist I first knew Jim. He played no small part in activating me. In 2011 and 2012, as the Muskrat…
If Dwight Ball has learned anything amid all the turmoil and unrest of his first mandate, it’s that it can’t touch him. He just needs to ride it out.
Ecological ethics confronts petroculture because it does not view the world through markets, and does not privilege our own well-being ahead of others’.
Government has been saying the same thing for decades: we accept climate change is happening, but we’re not going to do anything to stop oil production.
We need more democracy, not less
Any self-respecting people would rise up.
Questionable strategy, fractured university community means everyone loses.
Which side are you on?
No consistent rulings or approach in Canadian courts to journalism and the law.
What does a real victory look like for those opposed to megaprojects?
Worry about what’s happening in N.L. and in Canada.
Independent MHA Paul Lane speaks out on the ways consensus is formed and decisions are made in N.L. politics, disrupting the illusion of representative democracy in the province.
No clear statement of legal justification has been offered for the checkpoints
Provincial government tries to turn down the heat.
Boondoggle hydro project could see Labrador go its own way from Newfoundland.
Elected officials need to step up.
Solidarity is our only weapon against austerity.
Yet our politicians tell us we all must pay.
As the provincial economy circles the drain, it is apparent the Liberals have no plan.