Local, living economies for a Just Transition

In 2021 some of the most powerful voices in our economy — oil executives, corporate bankers, and politicians across the divide — are calling for decisive action against climate change. Is this the end of climate change denial?  As we navigate this changing landscape, the Climate Justice Alliance warns us to be wary of “false solutions” to the crisis. These are approaches that “extract and further concentrate … Continue reading Local, living economies for a Just Transition

The Inner Life of Rebellion

By Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin The history of rebellion is rife with excess and burnout. But new generations have a distinctive commitment to be reflective and activist at once, to be in service as much as in charge, and to learn from history while bringing very new realities into being. Quaker wise man Parker Palmer and journalist and entrepreneur Courtney Martin come together for … Continue reading The Inner Life of Rebellion

Myanmar Rohingya: What you need to know about the crisis

Myanmar Rohingya: What you need to know about the crisis – BBC News In August 2017, a deadly crackdown by Myanmar’s army on Rohingya Muslims sent hundreds of thousands fleeing across the border into Bangladesh. They risked everything to escape by sea or on foot a military offensive which the United Nations later described as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. In January 2020, the … Continue reading Myanmar Rohingya: What you need to know about the crisis

Map of Palestinian loss of land

Israeli Settler Population – increases from 1967 to 2016

In the half century since the on-set of Israel’s second wave of land snatch begun in 1967, American presidents have followed a fairly rote policy of “freeze” and wait while Israel, imbued with blanket U.S. legislative cover and a limitless cheque book, found little reason to pause in increasing its “settler’’ population in the occupied territories from the 10,000 of 1967 to more than 600,000 … Continue reading Israeli Settler Population – increases from 1967 to 2016

Racism is defining religious issue in campaign, Biden campaign says

Oct 1, 2020 By Christopher White  This article appears in the Election 2020 feature series. View the full series. One night after President Donald Trump refused to denounce white supremacists in the first presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden’s faith outreach team put the fight against racism in the spotlight, arguing that for people of faith, it should be the defining faith issue of the campaign. Fighting … Continue reading Racism is defining religious issue in campaign, Biden campaign says

N.T. Wright: “Racism, Christians & Leadership”

The following content is made available by ELO Network . The live Q&A session with NT Wright took place on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020.  “…Systemic racism, recently highlighted in police brutality in the case of George Floyd in Minnesota, has ignited massive protests in the US, Canada and around the world. Citizens are angered by chronic issues, anchored in racial divides, which are not resolved—and … Continue reading N.T. Wright: “Racism, Christians & Leadership”

75 years: Canada, Nuclear Weapons and the UN Ban Treaty

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration with Setsuko Thurlow & FriendsThursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDTby Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition (Toronto) On August 6th, 1945, 13-year old Setsuko Thurlow gathered with 30 classmates near the centre of Hiroshima, where she had been drafted into the student Mobilization Program. She recalls: “At 8:15 a.m., I saw a bluish-white flash like a magnesium … Continue reading 75 years: Canada, Nuclear Weapons and the UN Ban Treaty

Billions earmarked for fighter jets another strike against climate justice, peace and a Green New Deal

Read the article by rabble blogs here By: Brent Patterson February 19th, 2020 The Trudeau government launched a bidding process last year to purchase 88 new fighter jets to replace the current fleet of CF-18s (that cost $4 billion to purchase in 1982, $2.6 billion to upgrade in 2010, with another $3.8 billion now budgeted to extend their lifespan). The three transnational corporations bidding to win the multi-billion dollar contract are Boeing (with … Continue reading Billions earmarked for fighter jets another strike against climate justice, peace and a Green New Deal

Mary McAleese

To go to any of the podcast links, resources and sources mentioned in the document, please download a PDF version below, or scroll down for direct links and content! *Refresh this page, if content doesn’t load* Online Materials Reeling in the Years | Mary McAleese speaking during the visit of Queen Elizabeth in (2011): “Don’t suffer alone” – Former President Mary McAleese | The Late … Continue reading Mary McAleese