Apr 202016
2016-04-16   Court Challenge to Saudi Arms contract by Constitutional lawyer Daniel Turp - - interview on The House.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thehouse/health-minister-jane-philpott-discusses-crisis-in-attawapiskat-and-assisted-dying-bill-1.3535593/saudi-arabia-deal-a-question-of-principle-1.3535644 Saudi Arabia deal: a question of principle?    (I would prefer a better title – –  this is a story about the resistance, one man who is mounting a Court Challenge, Daniel Turp.  A good interview.) Listen 8:51   Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the government’s decision to go ahead with a $15 billion arms […]

2016-03-03 Can Trauma be Passed on through our DNA? By Jonathan Davis

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Apr 202016
2016-03-03   Can Trauma be Passed on through our DNA?   By  Jonathan Davis

Can Trauma be Passed on through our DNA?   This is a topic we’ve followed.   Links to the set of related articles is included in: 2015-06-06 Epigenetics, is it the same as, or different from, cellular memory passed inter-generationally? (Residential Schools. Trauma) – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Apr 152016
2016-04-15   Vindication: Protesters Who 'Put Arms Trade on Trial' Acquitted

This news will make your heart sing!    Hallelujah!   “We invite you to question why it is us—and not the war makers and profiteers—that are on trial,” protesters had said. Court dismisses charges against London arms fair protesters Five men and three women said they had blocked road to stop sale of weapons to regimes […]

Apr 152016
2016-04-15    Jean-Michel Jarre and Edward Snowden collaborate on new song "Exit" – video.   (Snowden is penetrating, as usual!)

You might not be a fan of this kind of music.  Don’t let that prevent you from listening to the video! Excerpts from the dialogue: “music is the thing that can humanize even the most abstract moment.” “Technology can actually increase privacy.” “Saying that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have […]

Apr 152016

RELATED: 2016-02-05   Ottawa to face court challenge over $15 billion Saudi arms deal, G&M 2016-01-07   Canadian Arms Sale Pours Fuel on Saudi-Iran Fire, Chronicle Herald We can kiss Canada’s human rights credibility goodbye http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/we-can-kiss-canadas-human-rights-credibility-goodbye/article29630940/   CESAR JARAMILLO Contributed to The Globe and Mail Cesar Jaramillo is executive director of Project Ploughshares, an anti-war group that […]

Apr 122016

Many thanks to Janet. Dear All:   Last Friday  I attended the excellent TPP Conference Making Sense of the TPP  held at the University of Ottawa and co-sponsored by the Canadian Writer’s Association, two Departments at Ottawa U and the national Trade Justice Network [of which I am a member], The list of  stellar speakers […]

Apr 052016

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now – – great coverage, as usual. With thanks to Elaine for bringing to attention. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  Panama Papers: World Leaders from Iceland to Argentina Exposed in Massive Tax […]

Apr 042016

Slow progress on tax havens and offshore banking.   We started following the issue more seriously in June 2013. In 2015 the CRA report about KPMG Canada sending its clients to offshore tax havens helped heighten awareness that we plebeians are footing the tax bills while the wealthy are doing their share, gorging themselves, enjoying the generosity of […]

Apr 042016
2016-03-08  Canada Revenue offered amnesty to wealthy KPMG clients in offshore tax 'sham', CBC.  IMPORTANT VIDEO.

Federal authorities demanded secrecy in no-penalty, no-prosecution deal to high net worth Canadians   IMPORTANT  go to this CBC  URL:   http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-revenue-kpmg-secret-amnesty-1.3479594 and listen to the mini-doc near the top.   The story of two women the CRA went after is told,  in sharp contrast to the “no-penalty, no-prosecution” confidential deals offered to the very wealthy.  All you […]

Apr 032016

Sent to CBC Sunday Edition (Host Michael Enright) RE:  Interview of Wayne Smith, Canada’s Chief Statistician I am happy to hear that StatsCan no longer charges for its products. Canadians could not know whether to be happy about other questions around StatsCan because you, Michael, did not ask the hard questions!  Uncharacteristic of you.   Nor did […]