Natural Resources

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A Line in the Tar Sands

Struggles for Environmental Justice

Tar sands “development” comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponents—fighting a powerful international industry—are likened to terrorists; … ; ; ; 390 View

Free, Fair and Alive

The Insurgent Power of the Commons

From co-housing and agroecology to fisheries and open-source everything, people around the world are increasingly turning to ‘commoning’ to emancipate themselves from a predatory … 448 View

Getting to Zero

Canada Confronts Global Warming

In this book, long-time social and environmental activist Tony Clarke provides hard-to-find information and analysis about what Canada is and is not doing as of 2018 to get to zero emissions. He … 248 View

Mining Country

A History of Canada's Mines and Miners

Mining has had a significant presence in every part of Canada — from the east to west coasts to the far north. This book tells the stories of those who built Canada’s mining industry. … ; 226 View

Oil and World Politics

The real story of today's conflict zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more

This book identifies the underlying role played by the oil and gas resource and the oil industry in international affairs, with a focus on recent conflict zones. It discusses military … 280 View

Oil’s Deep State

How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming — in Alberta, and in Ottawa

Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? … 256 View


Canadian Mining in the Aftermath of Genocides in Guatemala

What is land? A resource to be exploited? A commodity to be traded? A home to cherish? In Guatemala, a country still reeling from thirty-six years of US-backed state repression and genocides, … ; 268 View

The Big Stall

How big oil and think tanks are blocking action on climate change in Canada

This book traces the origins of the Trudeau government’s climate change plan back to the energy sector itself — in particular Big Oil. It shows how, in the last fifteen years, Big Oil … 304 View

The Case for Climate Capitalism

Economic Solutions for a Planet in Crisis

A warming climate and a general distrust of Wall Street has opened a new cultural divide among those who otherwise agree we must mitigate climate risk: anti-market critics such as Naomi Klein … 274 View

The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

Public Betrayal, Justice Denied

This book explores the circumstances leading up to the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, describes the events themselves, and recounts the aftermath including the outcome of criminal trials … 216 View


From: A Line in the Tar Sands

Forward by Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben. ; 2 $0.20 Add

Forward and Preface

From: Testimonio

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From: Free, Fair and Alive

In the introduction, the authors frame current modern challenges such as climate change and social inequity as issues that can be effectively addressed through a lens of the commons, which they … 9 $0.90 Add


From: Mining Country

Introduction ; 8 $0.80 Add


From: Getting to Zero

Identifies how the 2016 wildfires in Fort McMurray should cause Canada to confront climate change. Discusses how oil sand production has increased and why this needs to change for Canada to … 7 $0.70 Add

Petroleum and Geopolitics

From: Oil and World Politics

Discusses petroleum, the most valuable commodity in world trade, and its ties to politics and power. Introduces the links between governments and oil corporations, the history of petrodollars in … 30 $3.00 Add