The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is suing the Trudeau government over its approval of Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline. First Nations leaders have repeatedly stated that no genuine reconciliation is possible as long as Canada continues to approve fossil fuel-based projects that threaten their communities and the planet.
Two weeks after promising to respond “at a time and place of our choosing” to Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats. The Russian embassy in London smells “Cold War deja vu”.
As part of an effort to disappear potential conflicts of interest, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump recently announced he’d dissolve the Donald J Trump Foundation. Meanwhile, the 45th President of the United States says its unfair that his son Eric must now give up charity work.
Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York just revealed that October 2016 was “the second warmest October in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures.” Even more alarming is the fact that the last three Octobers are the warmest on record.
“As the human population continues to grow and consumerism shows no signs of abating, the technosphere expands, causing pollution, contamination and resource depletion, further upsetting the delicate natural balance that keeps our planet habitable for humans and other life forms,” writes award-winning environmentalist David Suzuki.
UN peacekeepers were directly responsible for the 2010 cholera outbreak in in Haiti. Last week Sec-General Ban Ki-moon finally admitted “moral” responsibility, but offered only a “half apology” to Haitians.
The Canadian Judicial Council will soon determine the fate of a judge who admonished a sex assault complainant with “sexist and disrespectful” remarks such as: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?”