resource extraction

Columnists
Aug 13, 2014

Mount Polley: Mining is disaster

The mining industry is a key example of Canada's colonial and capitalist foundations, devastating the environment, dispossessing communities, and committing egregious human rights violations.
Podcast
Jul 15, 2014

Uncontacted tribes in Peru threatened by energy industry

Redeye
There are still hunter-gatherer groups in the Amazon who have had little or no contact with the outside world. Oil and gas exploration brings the threat of disease and catastrophic loss of life.
Blog
Feb 14, 2014
Photo: flickr/Maggie's Camera

No jobs on a dead planet, no green jobs under capitalism

Joseph Leivdal
Today a movement is building to resist resource extraction. There are those who argue we need resource extraction for jobs, yet there are no jobs on a dead planet and no green jobs under capitalism.
Blog
Jan 6, 2014
Photo: Mel Watkins

The Staple Theory at 50: Bitumen as a staple

Mel Watkins
We have invited Mel Watkins to provide a rejoinder to the Staple Theory series, reflecting on the significance and evolution of staple theorizing, and engaging as desired with the commentaries.
Blog
Jan 2, 2014
Photo: Mel Watkins

The Staple Theory at 50: Why linkages matter

Jim Stanford
I argue here that Watkins' identification of the importance of fostering stronger backward and forward linkages is still a valid and important tool for Canadians to escape staples dependence.

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