From Occupy to Idle No More

A new movement in Canada, Idle No More, is worth taking a look at; it is bringing forth a greater participation than both Occupy Canada and the Quebec student movement. In addition, its focus is on First Nations people and their rights. My first experience with the Idle No More phenomenon came on Dec. 21, […]

Todd Paglia | Speaking for the Trees

Todd Paglia started his advocacy career with Ralph Nader in 1995 by taking on some of the largest companies in the US on issues of corporate welfare and consumer protection. He also led in the transformation of the purchasing practices of the federal government, the world’s largest consumer of paper.  After more than a decade with ForestEthics, Todd has […]

How Students Are Painting Montréal Red

The largest, longest student protest in the history of North America is happening now in Quebec, Canada. Hundreds of thousands of students and supporters join together to protest tuition hikes and the passage of Law 78, the new anti-protest law, which does not allow for unpermitted marches of over 50 people. As a sign of […]

Game Over for the Climate

Climate change, oddly enough, is something you can believe in–or not. Whatever you believe, global warming is affecting us, and the changes are happening more rapidly than scientists originally expected.  GLOBAL warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in Rolling Stone in […]