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)

Oil train derailment in Alberta and gas fracking protest in New Brunswick add to fossil fuel industry woes

Oil train derailment. Fracking protests. Public relations failures continue to mount for Canada's fossil fuel industry.

Historic lawsuit launched against UN over negligence in Haitian cholera epidemic

An unprecedented lawsuit has been launched against the United Nations.

Federal police and New Brunswick government assault First Nations anti-fracking protest

Yesterday, the RCMP launched a violent assault on a blockade protest against a shale gas fracking company on the outskirts of the New Brunswick village of Rexton, just north of Moncton. The protest...

BC, Alberta governments press ahead on plans for tar sands pipelines and exports

Last summer, the then-unelected premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark, hit the ‘pause’ button on promotion efforts for the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline across northern British Columbia....

UN rapporteur James Anaya wraps up visit to Canada with stern warning of need for action on Aboriginal concerns

James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Aboriginal Peoples has completed an official, eight-day visit to Canada on October 15 with a press conference where he reported on his initial...

James Anaya, special UN rapporteur on Indigenous peoples, begins eight-day inquiry in Canada

The extraordinary and much-anticipated arrival and visit to Canada of James Anaya begins today, Monday, October 7, 2013. He is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous...

‘Pipeline or rail, the oil will flow’, say Alberta oil industry and Canada’s government

Feds fierce in determination to fast-track black gold transport from oil sands, despite powerful opposition

In Vancouver, thousands walk for sovereignty and justice for First Nations

It was an exceptional week in Vancouver for First Nations rights. Here's a summary of the week with photographs by Zack Embree.