Author: Jules Achard

Trump & Trudeau: An Unlikely Fossil Fuel Alliance

On October 24th, 99 young people were arrested in Ottawa calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to reject the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline. Together, they gave the Canadian Prime Minister a ‘Climate 101 Crash Course’ which starts with the most basic lesson -- climate leaders don’t build pipelines. (Credit: Robert van Waarden | Survival Media)

Before Donald Trump ascended to his gilded chair in the oval office and attempted to remove all trace of opposition to himself or his opinions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website showed that 20,000 oil spills were reported to the United States Federal…

The Rise of Reactionaries: An End to Ideological Politics?

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Seventeen years ago, the twenty-first century was given a rousing reception, seen as the harbinger of hopeful times in the West after the fall of the Soviet Union. Since then, unrelenting reference has been made to the implications of the…

The End of the Party of Clinton: A New Era

Bill Clinton looks on as Hillary Clinton is sworn in as New York State Senator by Vice-President Cheney, January 4, 2007. Photo Credit: Victor Willi (Flickr Creative Commons).

A number of months ago, during the heat of the primaries, I wrote an article examining the numerous ways in which the Democratic Party – generally viewed as the party of the left – had shifted more closely to the…

Hypocrisy at 10 Downing Street

Revelations of the extent to which tax avoidance takes place, through a leak at global Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, should not come as a great surprise. The last decade has been punctuated by greatly increasing income inequality that has only…