We Don’t Need Jobs or Money; We Need a Habitable Planet

Tools of control

Canada, the most affluent of countries, operates on a depletion economy which leaves destruction in its wake. Your people are driven by a terrible sense of deficiency. When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.” Canadian filmmaker of Abenaki descent, Alanis Obomsawin said this to Ted Poole in an interview for his book, Who is the Chairman of This Meeting? : A Collection of Essays (1972) in the chapter “Conversations with North American Indians.” While this insightful quote has proliferated, it doesn’t seem that several decades later, the ruling class and industrial parasites of the world have taken this to heart.

With the election of Trump and his climate-denying Klan cabinet, the waves of legislation…

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