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Dec 042016
 

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Oct 272016
 
2016-10-27   First Nations & Conservation Groups Sue to Block Massive LNG Project in BC

  ‘They couldn’t have chosen a worse place for an industrial facility’ by Nika Knight, staff writer (NOTE:  Search this blog on “Skeena”.  We joined others as long ago as 2007 to protect this River.) The Skeena River, where Canada’s second largest salmon run occurs each year, is to be the site of a liquefied […]

Oct 272016
 
2016-10-27  Armed With Riot Gear, Militarized Police Begin Forcibly Clearing DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) Protest Camp. (Common Dreams)

Media Blackout as Militarized Police Begin Clearing DAPL Protest Camp by Deirdre Fulton ‘We will be peaceful, we will be prayerful, we will not retreat’   There are a number of videos for viewing at the above link (Media Blackout).   The text of the article appears below. There are 2,000 people in solidarity, now at the […]

Oct 202016
 

“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.  We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life—daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right […]

Oct 202016
 

The Police Officer will do a good job.  But at the root?   it’s not actually his job.   The growth of gangs is a symptom that tells us we are failing.  So how do we get a passing grade? A fundamental responsibility of our communities is to provide the stew to nourish our individual toddlers into […]

Oct 202016
 
2016-10-20   University of Ottawa won't commit to investigating sexualized pub crawl

WARNING: This article contains graphic details Jacques Frémont, president of the University of Ottawa, says the university’s student federation is investigating the pub crawl. (Giacomo Panico/CBC) University of Ottawa administrators will not commit to investigating the organizers of a now cancelled annual pub crawl, during which students were reportedly encouraged to engage in sexual acts […]

Oct 162016
 
2016-10-14   This is a chiller.  Journalists Amy Goodman, Deia Schlosberg and actor Shailene Woodley face criminal charges over filming of Dakota Access Pipeline protests

I’ve followed developments in North Dakota starting back when oil spills did a number on the water that these people are dependent upon.   They came together to try and stop events that make their homes uninhabitable.   Excellent and dedicated people doing what you or I might do under similar circumstances. The story is a repeated one.  The oil and gas […]

Oct 102016
 
2016-10-02   Ralph Nader CBC interview.  On ethics of voting for third-party candidate, if polls show Donald Trump might win.  Well done!

RELATED:   A worthwhile PBS documentary, The Choice for American voters in the upcoming presidential election is found at #4 (the Clinton-Trump duo) in  Surveying the landscape of the empire.    A deficit in the documentary:  it assumes there are only 2 choices.   NADER ARTICULATES ANOTHER OPTION:   (From  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/email-madness-ralph-nader-farewell-to-the-upright-piano-gopnik-on-being-a-parent-1.3782876/ralph-nader-on-the-ethics-of-voting-for-a-third-party-candidate-if-polls-show-donald-trump-might-win-1.3782887 Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader gives the thumbs up to […]

Oct 102016
 

Written in 1898: I thought, on the contrary, that a revolutionary paper must be, above all, a record of those symptoms which everywhere announce the coming of a new era, the germination of new forms of social life, the growing revolt against antiquated institutions.  These symptoms should be watched, brought together in their intimate connection, […]