Dispatches from Manhattan on the largest climate march in history
The renowned Canadian scientist and activist speaks with The Independent in advance of what could be his final national tour, which begins tonight in St. John’s
More and more Canadians are speaking out against the Israeli military’s “massacre” of Palestinians, and condemning the Harper Government’s unwavering support for Israel
When Ottawa sells out the fishery to score international political points, it raises questions about our current – and future – relationships
As the number of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada continues to rise at an alarming rate, people, human rights groups and politicians strengthen the call for a national public inquiry
Newfoundland and Labrador’s astonishingly poor protected areas record cannot simply be the result of benign neglect (Part 2 of 2).
If we accept that water is a basic human right, why do we allow our governments to give it away while neglecting to provide drinkable water to people and communities across the province and country?
How Canadian mining companies are profiting from environmental and human rights abuses in water-poor countries, and with the help of the Canadian government.
Note: 61st Parallel will be published every four weeks, instead of bi-weekly, to make room for Charlene Paterson’s new column “Remote Control”
On August 14, 1941 a historic meeting between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt took place off the coast of Newfoundland. The “Atlantic Conference” resulted in the “Atlantic Charter”, a joint proclamation by Britain and the United States declaring that they were fighting the axis powers to “ensure life, liberty, independence and religious freedom and to preserve the rights of man and justice.” This was significant as the United States did not officially join the war until after the bombing of Pearl Harbour in December of that year. The Atlantic Charter served as a foundation stone for the later establishment of the United Nations, setting forth several principles for the nations of the world, including — the renunciation of all aggression, right to self-government, access to raw materials, freedom from want and fear, freedom of the seas, and disarmament of aggressor nations. Source: Wikipedia