Roger Annis

Roger Annis is a writer and retired aerospace worker in Vancouver. He publishes a website A Socialist in Canada and can be reached at rogerannis(at)hotmail.com

Amid oil-by-rail profit bonanza, safety and climate concerns loom large

Oil by rail is growing fast, but regulations and climate change concerns are causing some ripples in the industry.

Behind Kyiv regime’s ‘anti-terrorist’ campaign in eastern Ukraine, apparently stalling once again

April 27, 2014--It is day four of the renewed offensive of the governing regime in Kyiv, Ukraine against “terrorists” in the east of the country. Thankfully, conditions are rather calm. The war that...

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition unites loggers, farmers, miners against rampant LNG development

Loggers, miners, farmers, guide outfitters and commercial, sport and recreational fishermen band together to protect northern BC from rampant development.

PQ crushed, Liberal Party returns to power in Quebec election

Quebec's minority Parti québécois government suffered a crushing defeat in yesterday's provincial election. Party leader Pauline Marois, she of the 'charter of Quebec values' initiative that sought...

BC Liberal Party director caught up in billion-dollar scandal in Ontario

Premier Christy Clark’s government is caught up in the scandal surrounding the Ontario Liberal government over the billion dollar-and-rising cost of cancelling two planned natural gas electricity...

Province and Port of Vancouver back down and settle truckers strike

The lengthy strike by truck drivers at the Port of Vancouver BC who move half of the port’s shipping containers has been settled. An agreement was reached on March 26 that will see an increase of 12...

When clearcuts and planning negligence kill

The death toll from the massive landslide at Oso, Washington State, northeast of Seattle, may exceed that of the Mount St. Helen's eruption in 1980, south of Seattle, that killed 57. So far, 24...

Truck drivers on strike call on government to stop bullying

A large group of truckers denounced the BC government's union-busting moves on Friday, after the province announced back to work legislation for the 400 Unifor truck driving members on strike at...

Richard Smith to speak on capitalism and the global ecological threat

Richard Smith is a leading writer on the economic imperatives that are driving the global capitalist economic system and the consequences for planet Earth’s ecology and human society. A resident of...

Lac Mégantic mayor wants oil train shipments to resume

* Story updated on March 22--Incredible but true. Mayor Collette Roy-Laroche of Lac Mégantic, Quebec wants oil train shipments to resume through her town.  She made the comments at a press...