The Turning Spiral

Monthly Archives: June 2014


Carbon-Measuring NASA Satellite to Take Orbit This Week | EcoWatch

A NASA satellite will take orbit Tuesday to help the agency better understand carbon’s role in our changing climate.With the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, scientists can record around 100,000 measurements of carbon dioxide measurements in detail each day around the world.“Now that…

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Gitxaala Thanks Tsilhqot’in and Calls on Crown to Live Up to Its Own Laws

Gitxaala Thanks Tsilhqot’in and Calls on Crown to Live Up to Its Own Lawsby ahnationtalk on June 27, 2014June 26, 2014KITKATLA, BRITISH COLUMBIA–June 26, 2014 – Gitxaala extends its thanks to the Tsilhqot’in for bringing the important issue of aboriginal…

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Why was Teina Pora gagged? – crime – national | Stuff.co.nz

This story comes with a warning: there are authorities who would much rather we were not writing this, let alone have you read it.It traverses areas they believe threaten “the maintenance of the law” in this country. It concerns a…

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The Harper Government Is Expanding Their Surveillance Policy to Treat Every Protester as a Potential Threat | VICE Canada

In a push that sees Canada move one step closer to a state where being constantly watched, catalogued, and data mined is the norm, the Conservative government recently decided to expand its public surveillance policy to include all protests and…

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Chief Allan Adam: Oilsands health study to “knock socks” off industry, government (with video)

Originally posted on Mike De Souza:
Dr. John O’Connor (centre) speaks about health impacts of oilsands development on a panel with Mikisew Cree member George Poitras (left) and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam (right) FORT McMURRAY, AB –…

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Activists Call For UN Intervention As Government Moves To Shut Off Water In Detroit

As the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department moves to shut off water to thousands of residents who are delinquent on their bills, a coalition of activists is appealing to the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to intervene on…

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WikiLeaked Doc Reveals Wall Street Plan for Global Financial Deregulation | Common Dreams

Known as a Trade in Services Agreement TISA, the draft represents the negotiating positions of the U.S. and E.U. and lays out the deregulatory strategies championed by some of the worlds largest banks and investment firms.According to WikiLeaks:Despite the failures…

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A life of activism gives you hope, energy and direction | rabble.ca

Maude Barlow received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University in Toronto yesterday morning. Here are her speaking notes for the Convocation ceremony.Chancellor Gregory Sorbara, President Mamdouh Shoukri, the Senate of York University, and all the graduation students, It is…

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Capitalism’s bullets in Latin America: invisible empires, state power and 21st century colonialism

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Resisting Inclusion: Decolonial relations between Peoples of Afrikan Descent and Original Peoples

Originally posted on Decolonization:
“Black people have been in Canada since 1604. Their contribution to the nation-building process is, however, subject to erasure and their presence is often taken as a sign of trouble, “a problem.” Furthermore, African Canadians, in…

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