Corporate Control & the Profitability of “Consent”

What do Pinehouse, Saskatchewan and COP18 in Doha, Qatar have in common? They are both under siege by some of the wealthiest extractive corporations in the world.  At the UN climate negotiations the Chairman of Qatar Petroleum presides over COP18, while CEO’s and other higher-ups of corporations such as Shell, Exxon and others freely wander … Continue reading

Think Global. Act Local.

by Megan Van Buskirk Climate change is real. It’s happening. And I literally cannot think of a more pressing issue in our past, our present, or our future. That is why I am going to COP18 in Doha, Qatar. I live in Saskatchewan, where coal-fired power plants provide the energy for over half of our … Continue reading

Post-PowerShift 2012 thoughts from a Prairie Organizer

by Karen Rooney One of my recurrent themes as an organizing member of PowerShift 2012 has been how to engage, involve and empower folks from Western Canada to participate in a meaningful way. While I feel this goal has been somewhat accomplished, I know there is a long road ahead of us when it comes … Continue reading