Quebec’s “Red Square” Movement: The Story So Far

By David Camfield In 2012 Quebec has been shaken by the most important social movement in the Canadian state [1] since the 1970s. What began as a strike by students in Quebec’s universities and Collèges d’Enseignement Général et Professionnel (CEGEPs, which most young people attend after high school) against a major increase in university tuition… Read More Quebec’s “Red Square” Movement: The Story So Far

Activists Blockade Chevron Fracking Site in Eastern Romania

25 activists from across seven countries, have today chained themselves to the gates of a Chevron shale gas exploration well in Eastern Romania, and are calling on the government to ban fracking in the country. The Greenpeace activists – from Romania, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Germany – held banners reading “Pungesti anti-Chevron… Read More Activists Blockade Chevron Fracking Site in Eastern Romania

As Cuban Embassy in Washington is opening

History is being made in Washington today when Cuba raises its flag and officially reopens its U.S. Embassy after 54 years. Hundreds are gathering for this historic moment, including U.S. and Cuban lawmakers and diplomats, activists and artists, scholars and historians. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez is leading a delegation of over two dozen officials… Read More As Cuban Embassy in Washington is opening

A Population Perspective on the Steady State Economy

by Herman Daly A steady state economy is defined by a constant population and a constant stock of physical capital. In a way it is an extension of the demographer’s model of a stationary population to include non living populations of artifacts, with production rates equal to depreciation rates, as well as birth rates equal… Read More A Population Perspective on the Steady State Economy

2014 Deadliest Year for Palestinians Since 1967

Palestinians suffered a dramatic increase in fatalities last year, with more killed by Israel in 2014 than any other annual period since the 1967 war nearly 50 years ago. A new report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territory found that, overall, Israel was responsible for… Read More 2014 Deadliest Year for Palestinians Since 1967

Muslim leaders call for climate action

Sixty Muslim leaders from around the globe are calling for serious action to address climate change. After a two-day International Islamic Climate Change Symposium in Istanbul, the leaders released a declaration that makes a moral case for climate action and asks world governments and the business sector to curb emissions, phase out fossil fuels, and… Read More Muslim leaders call for climate action