Jun 172019
 
2017-04-30  The Anthrax Vaccine and Gulf War Illness

by Rishma Parpia and Barbara Loe Fisher Health, Immune & Brain Disorders Story Highlights In anticipation of biological warfare, military personnel were given the anthrax vaccine during the 1990s Gulf War. After their service, Gulf War veterans suffered a wide range of debilitating symptoms that became known as the Gulf War illness or “Gulf War […]

Jun 142019
 
2019-06-12  Canada's top military general needs to resign.  Bruce Moncur, rabble.ca

I support the call for the resignation of General Jonathan Vance.  Bad enough what is outlined in the article below. What concerns me more is the intentional use of propaganda: I was skeptical about the “largest PR machine” from the “Further Reading” at bottom, but it checks out  – –  The Canadian Forces boast largest […]

Jun 142019
 
2015-09-21  Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jon Vance and the “weaponization of public affairs”. Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen

Defence Minister Jason Kenney, right, shares a laugh with Admiral William Gortney, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, middle, and Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command Lieutenant-General Jonathan Vance, left, during the Conference of Defence Associations Institute conference on security and defence at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Sean Kilpatrick / THE […]

Jun 142019
 

Recommend:  listen to the video at this link.   The transcript is provided if you prefer. https://www.democracynow.org/2019/6/14/ola_bini_ecuador_arrest_wikileaks_assange WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared before a magistrates’ court in London Friday, saying his life was “effectively at stake” if the U.K. honors an extradition request from the United States, where he faces 17 counts of violating the Espionage […]

Jun 082019
 

I remember posting: On Friday, November 2, 2018, a youth in Sudbury, Ontario was the first youth in the Western Hemisphere to join Greta’s #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike. (11-year-old Sophia Mathur is the Sudbury youth.) I wanted Greta’s and Sophia’s actions to have meaning.   But I didn’t have a lot of confidence in North America.   I wondered […]

Jun 082019
 
2019-05-23  Young people have led the climate strikes. Now we need adults to join us too,  SEPT 20.  The Guardian

We can’t stave off global heating by ourselves. Together, on 20 September, we can unleash mass resistance Greta Thunberg and 46 youth activists School students protest against the climate crisis in Melbourne, May 2019. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images Tomorrow, schoolchildren and students will be out on the streets again, in huge numbers, in 150 countries, […]

Jun 082019
 
2019-01  1919 A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike  By Graphic History Collective and David Lester

NOTE:   There is a good interview of David Lester and another member of the Collective,  CBC Radio  (https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-43-north-by-northwest) (June 8th).   (wait for it to be posted.)   BOOK LAUNCH  for “1919”, part of the celebrations, Miners Memorial Weekend Cumberland B.C. Museum & Archives Sunday, June 23,  11:00 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/405553010273333/ = = = = = =  […]

Jun 052019
 

Netflix documentary “John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky”  (2018),  1.5 hours long.   https://www.netflix.com/watch/81069255 (note:  a web search brings up a video that looks like the Netflix film.  It is shorter and not the same.) The film is about the making of the “Imagine” album (release date Sept 1971;  Vietnam War ended Apr 1975).  But […]