Over 100 people were arrested at an anti-tar sands action in Ottawa Sept 26

Rethinking Resistance

AS THE PUSH FOR TAR SANDS PIPELINES ESCALATES and the legal channels for fighting them become exhausted, some environmentalists are reconsidering the value of civil disobedience, which Sierra Club Canada (SCC) executive director John Bennett describes as “breaking an unjust law or breaking a law to draw attention to an […]

Shattered Sky film reviews A\J

Shattered Sky

Back in the days of big ol’ lacquered hair, aka the 1980s, the United States led the charge on saving the ozone, responding to damage caused in part by the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) found in hairspray and other aerosols, as well as refrigerants. In Shattered Sky, Dorst and Evans argue this […]


Enough is Enough – First Nations Say No More Pipelines

First nations chiefs and hereditary leaders gathered in Ottawa on March 20, 2013, to take a stand against the plan to build four tar sands pipelines through their territories in the United States and Canada. The Yinka Dene Alliance, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Yankton Sinoux […]

The Wilderness Within book review A\J

The Wilderness Within: Remembering David Brower

David Brower’s legacy is unparalleled. The visionary activist practically created the environmental movement, and he might be its most controversial and influential figure. Brower transformed the Sierra Club from a group concerned primarily with California into the most powerful environmental organization in the US. Later he founded Friends of the […]