Posts by Kai Nagata

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Your Fortis gas bill could double – here’s what to do about it

05.05.22 | Climate, Commentary, In Depth |  Kai Nagata

The price of fossil fuels is going up. How to save money, your health and the climate. Like gasoline, natural gas is a fossil fuel that’s getting more expensive. Russia’s war in Ukraine has been a great excuse for oil and gas companies to jack up prices. That means you pay more at the pump […]

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Oil and gas oligarchs eager to profit from war

03.16.22 | Climate, Commentary, News |  Kai Nagata

Death and destruction in Ukraine is their latest excuse to bleed us dry Oil companies love war. Not just because their products propel tanks and fighter jets. Missiles flying and people dying also means volatility in global oil markets, which is always a good excuse to jack up prices at the pump – and push […]

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Emergencies Act gives more power to unaccountable Canadian police

02.16.22 | Commentary, News |  Kai Nagata

MPs must push for transparency around ‘national emergency,’ swift expiry Eighty years ago my dad’s parents were accused of being enemies of Canada, because their parents were born in Japan. Under the War Measures Act, 22,000 Nikkei settlers were forced from their homes, stripped of their assets and property, and interned under RCMP guard. The […]

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Private police, corporate prosecutors target Indigenous leaders

01.12.22 | Indigenous rights, News |  Kai Nagata

Oil companies have a new strategy to put opponents in jail. B.C. is their testing ground. Corporate lawyers, backed by American billionaires, have won the right to privately prosecute Indigenous people in Northern B.C. for peacefully standing on their own land. In February 2020, after the second militarized police raid on Wet’suwet’en territory, three Gitxsan […]

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What brings me hope

12.22.21 | In Depth, Organizing |  Kai Nagata

After 2021, it’s hard to say if we’re winning or losing. But we have a responsibility to each other to carry on the fight. My friend said the other day, “we’re the only people in history to have witnessed some of the things we’re seeing now. I’m grateful to be alive.” In that spirit, I […]

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A failure of leadership

11.17.21 | Climate, News |  Kai Nagata

Faced with compounding disasters, provincial politicians are stuck in reaction mode. Who will safeguard our communities? As people lay trapped in their cars under tree trunks and mud, B.C. public safety minister Mike Farnworth had something else on his mind: building a pipeline. The Coastal GasLink project offers “jobs and economic opportunities for thousands of […]

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Jason Kenney’s Halloween house of horrors

10.21.21 | Climate, In Depth, News |  Kai Nagata

Government twists public inquiry results to spook Albertans Be afraid. And get angry. That’s the message from the Alberta government to oil and gas workers, and their families, as they face automation, layoffs and a worldwide transition away from fossil fuels. Commissioner Steve Allan’s “Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns” was supposed to identify a […]

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Liberals move to outflank the NDP on green issues

08.31.21 | Climate, Commentary, Democracy, Election - Canada 2021 |  Kai Nagata

John Horgan, Rachel Notley make things awkward for federal New Democrats When Justin Trudeau was asked by a reporter why he dodged Indigenous youth who traveled from Fairy Creek to one of his photo ops, the Liberal leader didn’t answer the question. “We recognize there’s a real issue here locally around old growth forests, and […]

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