Activism

Active Hope book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy

Climate change, overpopulation, rampant consumerism and other huge problems make it pretty hard to feel hopeful about the fate of the world. We can all rhyme off many ways in which our planet is being assaulted. Yet, according to Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, none of these phenomena are what […]

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Generation Green

Re-published from Green Living Online. They are the next generation of thinkers, teachers, politicians, scientists, activists and environmentalists. People under 25 make up almost half of humankind – three billion people who, for the most part, have little say in political affairs, yet it’s their future that’s at stake.

You've Been Trumped film review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

You’ve Been Trumped

Whether it’s infiltrating reality TV or politics, Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy or the limelight. This doc profiles The Donald’s plans for a megaplex golf resort in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and the locals who dare to oppose his plans, which include two courses, a 450-room hotel and holiday apartments […]

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Blocking the Arteries of the Tar Sands

There’s been a tremendous amount of media coverage surrounding Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, which spawned an incredible resistance movement led primarily by indigenous nations of British Columbia. Events such as Defend Our Coast attracted thousands of protestors, while the Yinka Dene Alliance made national headlines with their anti-pipeline tour across […]

Shoreline of the Shell Albian Oil Sands tailings pond, near Fort McKay. © Ian Wi

Battling Canada’s Carbon Addiction

To celebrate the new year, many people have made resolutions – which ultimately may or may not be successful. The nations of the world made their own resolution shortly before the holidays, and what we can expect isn’t entirely clear. What is clear is that climate change is accelerating, and […]

Tangled Roots book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Tangled Roots: Dialogues exploring ecological justice, healing, and decolonization

It would be easy for a writer to bite off more than they can chew by addressing subjects as far-reaching as colonialism, genocide and the guiding magnetic orientation of bees. But in Matt Soltys’ first book, he not only addresses these diverse, complex topics, he weaves them into a thundering […]