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The water justice movement's fight against commodification and extractivism 19.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Emma Lui Last month, I gave a keynote presentation called "Come Hell or High Water: The Water Justice Movement's Fight Against Commodificaton and Extractivism ." The presentation was part of  the Institute of Political Economy's 20th Annual Grad Conference at Carleton University. The conference theme was "Perspectives of Power," and speakers where asked to grapple with questions like: how is power manufactured and deployed? How is power contested, transformed and embodied?Panel topics included labour, (de)colonization, inequality and food.  This blog is part one of a three-part blog series based on my presentation at this conference. This part includes an overview of the water justice movement in Canada and the ways in which power is manufactured and deployed in water governance. Water is a cross-cutting issue among many social movements in Canada and in Indigenous nations. The water justicement movement here is diverse and includes grassroots groups, individual activists, Indigenous nations and groups, ...
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Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay. 19.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Nearly 2 billion pounds of toxic waste were dumped into western waterways in 2017, and taxpayers are left to clean up the mess.
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25 badass women shaking up the corporate climate movement 8.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From determined diplomats to compassionate policy experts to pragmatic executives, they are role models for any gender.
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Indigenous land defenders and anti-fascist activists challenge United We Roll convoy 27.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Political Action Indigenous Solidarity Ottawa and Ottawa Against Fascism organized a highly successful "Stand Up for Land Defenders!" direct action to challenge the "United We Roll" truck convoy when it arrived in Ottawa on February 19. The convoy was pro-tar sands (expressing support for the building of pipelines), anti-Bill C-48 (the Oil Tanker Moratorium that restricts oil tankers on the north coast of British Columbia), anti-Bill C-69 (an act primarily on the approval process for pipelines), and anti-carbon tax (that would tax carbon pollution at C$20 a tonne). The convoy also brought messages from Yellow Vests Canada (not to be confused with the more progressive gilets jaunes in France), opposing "illegal" immigration (targeting the non-binding United Nations Global Migration Pact), and the UN more generally, including its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that reflects the right to water and sanitation. Messages of hate A truck that arrived with the convoy had a huge sign on it that read "no" ...
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One family makes sense of losing its Colorado River water 21.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Pinal County farmers suffer more drastic cuts than cities in Arizona’s tenuous drought plan.
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The Green New Deal would boost the restoration economy. What does that mean? 19.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Few are paying attention to a thriving $25 billion economy that's already supporting more than 200,000 jobs outside of renewable energy. These 11 points clear up misconceptions and myths.
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Dirty policies, filthy fish 18.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
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The greenback cutthroat trout needs saving, again 15.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
After a case of mistaken identity, scientists double down on their efforts to save a fabled fish.
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Humanitarian aid is being criminalized at the border 8.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Deterrence strategies have turned increasingly punitive for immigrants and activists.
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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Western voters care more about climate than ‘energy dominance’ 7.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
An annual survey reveals a leap in support of conservation policies.
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In need of water, an Idaho town turns to its neighbors 6.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Does recharging an aquifer solve one of the West’s oldest water problems, or perpetuate it?
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One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan 29.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The Gila River Indian Community could pull out of the plan in light of a new bill threatening to undermine their water rights.
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California contemplates water for struggling fish 23.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In an unprecedented move, the state may require upstream users to cut water use to improve water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
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Why bulldoze one of the wildest places on Earth? 18.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The Trump administration wants a road built through an Alaska wildlife refuge for medical needs – but commerce may be the real reason.
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A toxic past and present on the Spokane River 9.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In eastern Washington, a push to clean PCBs from its namesake river faces a dirty legacy and global pollution problem.
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8 types of ag-tech startups with the right ingredients for sustainability 9.1.2019 GreenBiz.com
Here are some of the promising ventures being backed by the likes of Tyson, Campbell Soups and Danone.
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Democratized, distributed and digital: 2019 will be transformative for water 3.1.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Awareness and action are no longer the sole domain of insiders and industry professionals.
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Trump’s EPA is reluctant to punish law-breaking polluters 28.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A recent report shows that law enforcement at the agency is declining.
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The 10 best climate and business books of 2018 22.12.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Tales of inspiration, optimism, activism and self-reflection.
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