Indigenous people debate building Canada pipeline

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020
Construction of Coastal GasLink pipeline to transport natural gas to port in British Columbia. Most Indigenous people on the route support project to take jobs that it will create.

MONTREAL — A Feb. 24 raid by dozens of armed Ontario Provincial police on a 18-day-long Tyendinaga Mohawk First Nation camp blocking the Canadian National Railway line near Belleville, between Montreal and Toronto, resulted in a new round of demonstrations…


Climate summit didn’t, won’t stop capitalist rulers fouling the earth

Vol. 83/No. 48 - December 30, 2019

No binding decisions to reduce greenhouse gases were produced at the Dec. 2-16 United Nations Madrid Climate Change Conference. The representatives of the competing imperialist and capitalist powers there stuck with “voluntary” targets to reduce emissions and finagled over “carbon…


Only the working class can stop capitalism’s plunder of land, labor

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

As the administration of President Donald Trump began the process of formally withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris accords on climate change Nov. 4, it was met with rebuke from rival governments from Beijing to Paris, from prominent Democratic 2020…


California blackout, fire show need for workers control of power companies

Vol. 83/No. 42 - November 18, 2019

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. — In late October hundreds of thousands of California residents had their electric power shut off by Pacific, Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison — the state’s two largest utility monopolies. Both companies initially claimed the shutdowns…


‘The stewardship of land and labor falls to the working class’

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

MONTREAL — Pierre-Luc Filion, Communist League candidate in the Montreal riding of Longueuil-St. Hubert, and Steve Penner, CL candidate in the federal riding of Papineau in Montreal, and a number of supporters went to the “climate crisis” rally here Sept.…


Imperialism is the arsonist in Brazil’s rainforest

Vol. 83/No. 36 - October 7, 2019

Much liberal media space has been given to the fires currently burning in the Amazon in Brazil, with calls coming from “concerned” celebrities, bourgeois environmentalists and imperialist heads of state to “save the rainforest.” In late August more than 93,000…


Climate hysteria is obstacle to defense of land and labor

Vol. 83/No. 36 - October 7, 2019

“If we translate everything commonly thought of as an environmental issue into how to advance the protection of the working class, and how the working class can extend that protection to all, then we can hardly ever go wrong,” explains…


2019 version of Roosevelt New Deal no road forward for working people

Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019

The “Green New Deal,” the project of Democratic Socialists of America member and liberal media darling House member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other young self-anointed progressives, that’s backed by at least five of the Democratic Party presidential hopefuls, claims to address…


Liberals’ ‘Green New Deal’ scheme no road forward for working people

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019

“We will save all of creation!” Sen. Edward Markey claimed when he and House of Representatives member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launched their “Green New Deal” Feb. 7. Their scheme is backed by a number of Democratic Party 2020 presidential candidates and…


Stewardship of nature falls to working class

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019

The excerpt below is from “The Stewardship of Nature Also Falls to the Working Class,” a resolution adopted by the Socialist Workers Party and published in New International no. 14. The Militant is printing it as part of addressing the…