Monday's march from Battery Park near the waterfront to the financial district of New York and the sit-in near Wall Street was high energy and powerful. Acknowledging the connection between capitalism, big corporations and climate change is an important part of an effective movement for climate justice and that statement was made loudly and clearly today.
I'm a community organizer and facilitator from Saskatchewan and I am in New York City for the People's Climate March. I first got involved in climate change organizing 13 years ago, when a group called The Climate Change Caravan biked across Canada.
As shale gas has become the defining election issue for New Brunswickers going to the polls Monday, the Council of Canadians, along with several allies in the anti-shale gas movement, released the results of a questionnaire sent to all parties asking them to clarify their positions.