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Could First Nations end the tar sands destruction?

2014.07.03 Our recent article about indigenous issues in North America was obviously very well timed, as there have been two major breakthroughs on the issue since writing it – both of them in Canada. Firstly, the city of Vancouver, on Canada’s western coast, has officially recognized that it was built on First Nations land (First…

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Ignoring the past for our own convenience

2014.07.02 We spend so much time focusing on the problems of the present day that it can be very easy for us to ignore the past, and to ignore the historical actions and events that have led us to the situation of inequality and injustice that we face today. But as the famous saying goes,…

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Chemical Valley or Death Valley?

2014.01.08 Over the last two months, Canada and the US have celebrated Thanksgiving and Columbus Day, both festivals that have traditionally been used to push an uncritical narrative on the colonization of North America. In recent years, however, people have started to use these occasions to think a bit more skeptically about the situation, and…

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