German social scientists who had fled from the Nazi domination of their country were, by the late 1940s, trying to understand the causes of the political events that had resulted in the rise of such an authoritarian regime. Theodor W. Odorno, who by then had become an American philosopher and psychologist, led a number of research projects into this intriguing subject. Why would people be so subject to Nazi propaganda and to the power of centralized control, hierarchy, compliance and loyalty?Continue reading Quadra Project: The Authoritarian Reflex
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Canada’s eastern Rockies risk becoming a carbon bomb
By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Oil, gas and coal extraction projects located in Canadian protected areas could unleash a potential 2.7 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, a global analysis found.
Alberta’s iconic coal-bearing Rocky Mountains are among the nearly 800 protected areas under threat of fossil fuel development worldwide, according to the analysis by LINGO, a.k.a. the Leave It In the Ground Initiative. The Germany-based non-profit’s stated mission is to “leave fossil fuels in the ground and learn to live without them,” and accelerate the world’s transformation to 100 per cent renewable energy. The research was done in collaboration with Oil Change International.Continue reading Canada’s eastern Rockies risk becoming a carbon bomb
Canada is facing the largest wave of Ukrainian immigration ever
By Yuriy Umansky, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
More than seven million Ukrainians were forced to leave the country when Russia invaded Ukraine – 20 per cent of the country’s population. And while most of the refugees are remaining in Europe, many have applied for a visa to come to Canada.
According to the Canadian government, Canada has received almost one million applications under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) and has approved more than 650,000.Continue reading Canada is facing the largest wave of Ukrainian immigration ever
Canada declares moratorium on deep-sea mining at global ocean conservation summit
Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada has announced a moratorium on deep-sea mining in both territorial and international waters on the last day of a global ocean conservation summit.
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray and Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault made statements Thursday confirming Canada’s position on seabed mining at the IMPAC5 leadership forum in Vancouver.Continue reading Canada declares moratorium on deep-sea mining at global ocean conservation summit
Canada under pressure to ban deep-sea mining as global ocean summit starts in Vancouver
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada is under increasing pressure to declare a moratorium on seabed mining just as federal leaders are set to host an international marine conservation summit.
More than 700 international scientists and a multitude of environmental organizations are calling on Canada to ban the search for deep-sea minerals in its own waters and show global leadership by joining a chorus of countries, such as France, Germany, Chile and Pacific Island nations, in calling for a mining ban in shared international waters. The country will host the fifth International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC5) starting Friday in Vancouver.Continue reading Canada under pressure to ban deep-sea mining as global ocean summit starts in Vancouver