Justin Trudeau deploys the politics of hype. Jeremy Corbyn offers politics of hope | Martin Lukacs

Canadas PM is a counterfeit progressive who champions war-planes, pipelines and privatization – look across the pond for economic and environmental justice Their depiction in the international media couldnt be more different. You know Justin Trudeau from the Buzzfeed photo-spread or the BBC viral video: the feminist Prime Minister of Canada who hugs refugees, pandas,…

Chernobyl nuclear disaster: Ukraine marks 30 th anniversary

Series of events held to commemorate the misfortune, which remains the worst nuclear accident in history Ukraine is marking the 30 th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the disadvantage of the secretive Soviet system. In the early hours of April 26, 1986, a botched test…

Blockchain: so much bigger than bitcoin …

From voting to healthcare, music to energy production, blockchain may only change the way we run our lives Bitcoin The five Blockchain: so much bigger than bitcoin … From voting to healthcare, music to energy production, blockchain may merely change the route we run our lives Ian Tucker Sun 28 Jan 2018 02. 00 EST…

Let’s make this a real’ leap’ year, and go fossil fuel-free | Naomi Klein

The Leap Manifesto is an unashamedly radical plan to convert the world to 100% renewable energy, fast. And you can be a part of it Leap day is coming up at the end of the month remember this one? Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November.All the remainder have thirty one, except February, on…

The Dows Biggest Loser Last Year Was Its Biggest Winner This Week

After a disastrous 2017, General Electric Co. kicked off this year with the best start on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The topic is whether the gains will last. With no major developings specific to the company, the shares probably got a boost from investors foreseeing a rebound after last year’s selloff, told Deane Dray,…

Shut old nuclear reactors, says unprecedented alliance of EU cities

Communities and campaigners in Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg lobby for closure of two ageing 40 -year old Belgian nuclear reactors close to borders An unprecedented alliance of 30 major cities and districts from three countries has joined forces to try to shut down two ageing Belgian nuclear reactor close to their borders. Cologne and…

‘Political watershed’ as 19 countries pledge to phase out coal

New alliance launched at Bonn climate talks hopes to signal the end of the dirtiest fossil fuel that kills 800,000 people a year with air pollution A new alliance of 19 nations committed to quickly phasing out coal has been launched at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany. It was greeted as a” political…

California’s coal war pits economic survival against environmental justice

Proposed terminal to export coal to Asia generates tense showdown in port city as key players cite potential health risks, yet industry could offer required jobs Margaret Gordon will not get out of the car. She is in the shadow of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge on a triangle of land where a bustling maritime…

The arsonists of Fort McMurray have a name | Martin Lukacs

Fossil fuel corporations are causing the climate change fuelling mega-fires and they should be footing the bill for the devastation As the flame that ravaged Fort McMurray eventually moves past the city, and the province tallies the heartbreaking damage, a search will begin to discover the source of the destruction. Investigators will comb the nearby…