Lascaris, Dimitri

2020 Feb 18 - 5:37am
Today, I was interviewed by RT America about Justin Trudeau’s unscheduled return to Canada from an international charm offensive designed to secure Canada a seat on the U.N. Security Council. Trudeau suddenly came home to deal with spreading protests being held in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders. As I explained to RT America, there is only one principled way for Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan to end...
Tags: Canadian Politics, climate change, Human Rights
2020 Jan 25 - 12:59am
This week, I spoke to Chris Cook of Gorilla Radio in Victoria, B.C.  (CFUV 101.9FM) about recent statements by NDP leader Jagmeet Singh relating to Palestinian rights and the rights of the Wet’suwet’en people on their un-ceded land in British Columbia. As I explained to Chris, Mr. Singh’s recent statements amount to a betrayal of indigenous rights. My discussion with Chris Cook can be heard here (starting at 42:33): Gorilla...
Tags: Canadian Politics, Human Rights, Middle East
2020 Jan 11 - 3:40am
For The Real News Network, I spoke with indigenous activist Kanahus Manuel​ about recent revelations that RCMP officers were authorized to shoot indigenous land defenders who were blockading construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia. The planned route of the Coastal GasLink pipeline crosses un-ceded territory of the Wet’suwet’en nation.
Tags: Canadian Politics, climate change, Real News Reports
2020 Jan 6 - 8:46am
In the early hours of January 3, 2020, the United States military assassinated Iran’s most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani’s killing, accomplished by means of a drone strike in Baghdad, was done without the authorization of the Iraqi government. It thus constitutes a grave breach of Iraqi sovereignty. It also constitutes an act of war against the state of Iran. Soleimani was a high-ranking...
Tags: Human Rights, Middle East
2019 Dec 27 - 1:02am
On The Real News, Steve Horn and I discuss major environmental developments in 2019, including a new climate model developed in Canada which has predicted devastating levels of global heating unless dramatic action is taken to address the climate crisis:
Tags: Canadian Politics, climate change, Real News Reports
2019 Dec 18 - 5:19am
As I have previously reported, Palestinian solidarity activists staged a peaceful protest at York University on November 20, 2019 when former soldiers of the Israeli military – including an ex-commando from an IDF death squad – staged a propaganda exercise on campus. The propaganda exercise was organized by Herut Canada, the Canadian affiliate of a far-right, racist political party in Israel. Thugs from the violent Jewish Defence...
Tags: Human Rights, Middle East
2019 Dec 18 - 2:43am
For The Real News Network, I spoke this week to Dr. Andrew Shepherd, a professor of earth observation at the University of Leeds, about a new study he has co-authored. The study concluded that Greenland’s massive ice sheet is melting at a pace far faster than previously estimated. Global sea level rise could displace up to 400 million people by 2100. As the Pentagon itself has acknowledged, a human displacement of that magnitude is likely...
Tags: climate change, Real News Reports
2019 Dec 14 - 2:29am
For The Real News, I spoke yesterday to Oxfam’s Nafkote Dabi and Gary Hughes of Biofuelwatch about the realities of COP25. Nafkote reports from Madrid that rich, heavily-polluting nations are shirking their profound responsibility to address “loss and damage,” while Gary reports from Chile that the real reason COP25 was moved to Madrid was to conceal the shocking human rights violations of Chile’s Western-backed, right-wing...
Tags: climate change, Human Rights, Real News Reports
2019 Dec 11 - 3:03am
For The Real News Network, I spoke this week with Dr. Neil Swart of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling & Analysis (CCCMA). The CCCMA has developed a more sophisticated climate model which predicts that, under a high emissions scenario, we will see 7-8C of warming by 2100. The model also predicts that, even in a strong emissions mitigation scenario, the world will experience 2.4C of global heating over pre-industrial levels by 2100...
Tags: climate change, Real News Reports
2019 Dec 4 - 12:56pm
For The Real News, I spoke with Lisa Song of ProPublica and Nikita Naik of Food and Water Watch about serious flaws in two major cap and trade systems in the United States, one of which includes the Province of Quebec:
Tags: climate change, Real News Reports
2019 Dec 3 - 8:54am
For The Real News Network, I spoke recently with freelance journalist Justin Mikulka about a new study which reveals that the rail industry spent even more on climate crisis denial than the fossil fuels industry:      
Tags: climate change, Real News Reports
2019 Nov 30 - 11:28pm
On Question de Preuve with Me Hugo Martin of Rivercast Media, I recently discussed Canada’s crisis of access to justice, the challenges of being a lawyer and an activist, and the decision of Canada’s Federal Court to reject “Product of Israel” labels on wines made in Israel’s West Bank settlements. Among other things, I expressed the view that lawyers should be required to devote significant amounts of time to...
Tags: Human Rights, Middle East