After 44 years of conservative government the NDP wins a majority government in Alberta!!!

“Die Legislative und das Parlament gehören dem Volk von Alberta” – eine schallende, wenn auch nur verbale Ohrfeige für Cronyism und Lobbying für die verschmutzungsreiche Ölindustrie von der neuen Premierministerin in der westlichen Provinz mit den Teersanden. Ausschnitte davon in meiner Sendung Spektakel am Samstag auf Radio Tonkuhle. Live stream um 17 Uhr MESZ / tune in live 11am EST!

Veto! US president Obama stops Keystone XL.

For now anyway, or so reads Tom Zeller hier in Forbes (keine Ahnung, wem die gehören, any takers?) http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomzeller/2015/02/24/obama-vetoes-keystone-bill-but-the-saga-is-not-quite-over/

A bit more input is on politico:

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LIKE, WHAT? is that a free market? where is the 24 million dollar GOVERNMENT ad campaign for Renewable energy?

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/obama-vetoes-keystone-bill-115462.html#ixzz3SkC0kgDk

Playlist barKanada MAR 2013

Who Put The Blame On Who (excerpt) PEACEWORK choices 2007
What Up, Steve The Caravan The Caravan 2013
Brandneu und mit großem Zulauf findet sich Halifax Rapper Kyle McKenna mit What Up, Steve, ein Titel, der am 15 März herauskommt, mit seiner Formation The Caravan, und das ist auch der Titel der Debut CD dieses Musikers – und damit herzlich willkommen zur Märzausgabe hier in der BarKanada – während die weiße Pracht hier so langsam wegschmilzt, spitzen sich die Diskussionen um die Erschließung der Teersande zu – ohne die Ölpipelines, alle drei oder vier der vorgeschlagenen Linien sind ja sehr umstritten und werden von vielen Ureinwohnern sowie auch weißen Siedlern in Texas und Oklahoma blockiert, also ohne die Pipelines können die enormen Bitumenvorkommen in Kanada’s Provinz Alberta nicht erschlossen werden, das weiß auch die Regierung. Die Demonstranten sorgen sich um die … Continue reading

Thoughts on today and tomorrow

Macdonald J E Stainsby 10:57pm Jan 18
Not a statement, but a thought on the denial of the Keystone XL permit. This was not Obama “getting it right”– this was Obama afraid of people power. As a result of the long term struggles of many groups– in particular the first nations being killed off in actual fact by tar sands developments and all of the infrastructure from gas lines that feed to pipelines that supply and refineries that develop in Ontario, the US and elsewhere– but also the real fear of an administration that has seen people in city after city and across the US *in the streets*, taking back their power in numbers not seen in decades, the real heroes are all of you who have participated in building resistance to KXL, climate change, tar sands and corporate plunder and even capitalism itself. You– not Obama– are to … Continue reading

Gas prices will go up with new Keystone Pipeline

Update 12 JAN: Hervorragende Richtigstellung in “The Ottawa Citizen“, numbers and all:

“If there were a global competition for the most brazen and preposterously transparent attempt by a ruling political party to change a necessary subject of national debate with alarmist distractions and hubbub, the Conservative escapade engineered in Ottawa these past few days really deserves some kind of grand prize.”

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/real+foreign+interests+oilsands/5981230/story.html#ixzz1jJFgpKPa

Update 11 JAN: The Toronto Star calls a Cabinet Minister using that rhetoric “nuts”. This passage contains a more realistic assessment: “The parody lies with the fact that Canada’s oil industry is dominated by multinationals. That means there will indeed be a lot of big-money foreign interests pushing the three-person federal review panel to okay a pipeline from Alberta’s oilsands to a tanker port at Kitimat on the British Columbia coast.

America’s Exxon Mobil, Britain’s BP, France’s Total E&P, China’s SinoCanada Petroleum … Continue reading