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.
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.
Tahltans continue to protest the proposed mining project in the Klappan region. Though they're not opposed to development, they are opposed to rapid development that does not respect their land.
The Federal Court of Appeal will hear arguments on June 10 regarding the Hupacasath First Nation's legal challenge of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.
A rejoinder to the negative discourse about Nova Scotia from pundits in certain sectors of the province.
The Harper government is making a show of pushing for greater transparency from Canada's mining companies -- but how serious is it really? Some worry that the wealth ends up in Swiss bank accounts.
The B.C. throne speech received little media coverage, partly because it fell in the middle of the Olympics and on the same day as the federal budget, but also because it was rather uneventful.
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.
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.
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.