The global climate crisis is being used as a weapon to entrench the existing inequalities and strengthen existing centers of power. Social movements have worked swiftly to develop ways of addressing climate change that strengthen communities struggles, confront power structures and advance a vision of self-determination and equality. A special issue on Climate Justice would profile community struggles with fossil fuel infrastructure within Canada (and some of the most inspiring examples abroad), examine Canada's climate diplomacy, critically analyse the existing ENGO approach to climate change, and look at the emergence of international movements for climate justice.
In November, the Cancun negotiations will fail to do anything about climate change. The idea that grassroots, community-based movements are the most effective way to actually stop climate-change is gaining a lot of traction, and we could spread that emerging analysis to a larger audience. A nascent climate justice movement in Canada could use the issue as an educational tool, and to increase its ranks.
- The sinking Maldives, food in Africa, and other results of 350 PPM
- Nunavut's housing crisis: resource revenue and colonialism at work
- The tar sands pipeline infrastructure series: Northern Gateway, Keystone XL, Trailbreaker
- The tar sands go global: Madagascar, Trinidad
- Hunting and fishing on a changing landscape: tales from Denendeh
- The Canadian Boreal Carbon Hoax
- A history of secret deals and stifled movements: Great Bear Rainforest, CBFA, Far North
- A brief history of gender oppression and the environment
- The Navajo nation's fight against coal
- Grassroots movements for climate justice in Bolivia, Mexico, Brazil...
- Infographic: secret agreements compared (GBR, CBFA, FNA, Tar Sands...)
- Round table on movement building and solidarity