People or Profit? Tar Sands, the First Nations, and the Struggle for Canada’s Oil Reserves

On the 3rd of February tens of thousands of Canadian activists held overnight vigils in over 270 towns and cities nationwide against the construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Organized by opposition groups such as CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, the Sierra Club, #IdleNoMore, and 350.org, demonstrators gathered to urge President Obama to reject… Read More People or Profit? Tar Sands, the First Nations, and the Struggle for Canada’s Oil Reserves

Hungary and the nuclear option: going backward or looking ahead?

Greenpeace activists staged a demonstration in front of Budapest’s landmark Liberty Statue 10 days ago, to protest against the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant. Under the agreement that was settled by the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, with Moscow a few weeks ago, the Hungarian government will receive a thirty-year loan of  10… Read More Hungary and the nuclear option: going backward or looking ahead?

S.O.S.

Too slow is the aid sent to the survivors of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan, and help in many areas has not yet arrived. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, hopes that in the next 48 hours intervention will be more timely. “The situation is… Read More S.O.S.