Oct 222018
 
2018-10-22  Germany halts arms deals with Saudi Arabia, encourages allies to do the same, Washington Post

WorldViews Germany: ‘No basis for positive decisions on arms exports to Saudi Arabia’ German government officials said circumstances Oct. 22 were not supportive of exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia. (AP) By Rick Noack BERLIN — In a move that could put further pressure on President Trump to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia, German Chancellor […]

Oct 222018
 

Letter frm Minister McKenna, Nuclear as response to Climate Change   This is in response to my letter, March 19, 2018. Note:  I did not address SMR’s (Small Modular Reactors).   But the response justifies them, too. 2018-03-19 Does Environment Minister McKenna KNOW that Natural Resources Minister Carr is pushing nuclear energy in the UN climate […]

Oct 192018
 
2018-10-19   Assange sues Ecuador over 'fundamental rights',  Agence-France Presse,  Yahoo News

Speculation is mounting that Ecuador is preparing to end its standoff with the British government by terminating Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s high-profile stay at its embassy WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the Ecuador government on Friday for violating his “fundamental rights” and limiting his access to the outside world while in asylum at its London […]

Oct 182018
 

FURTHER to: 2018-10-12    Here’s how I think we can Keep Monsanto milk out of Canada (bovine growth hormone (rBGH / rBST), NAFTA 2.0 UPDATE:  the rBGH Petition to Prime Minister Trudeau, as of Oct 19th noon on the West Coast,  is 60 signatures short of 21,000. Note:  to be clear, Monsanto hasn’t owned rBGH (“Posilac”) […]

Oct 182018
 
2018-06-29   Bayer Bought Monsanto and Is Now Stuck With Its Biggest Headache   (dicamba, after roundup)

A blockbuster herbicide is still causing trouble across farm country. Tom Philpott It’s happening again. In states from Mississippi to Indiana, some US soybean farmers are seeing a troubling sight: Previously healthy plants begin to look wan, their leaves puckering into a cup-like shape. Similar symptoms are hitting trees, ornamental and garden plants, flowers, berries, and […]

Oct 142018
 

“In his new book, Stephen Harper warns that standing up for the environment makes for bad politics, especially in a populist age when parties are looking for the votes of ‘ordinary’ people.” Susan Delacourt quotes a new book entitled Right Here, Right Now: “Political parties, including mine, have won elections just by opposing a carbon […]

Oct 122018
 

UPDATE: See  2018-10-18    A Time-Line on “Monsanto Milk” (rBGH) reveals . . . – – – – – – – – – In memory of Senator Eugene Whelan, and the Whistle blowers. EXCERPT from the Senate Report, 1999: Recombinant bovine somatotropin is a non-therapeutic drug, produced by genetic engineering, which can increase milk production in […]

Oct 112018
 
2018-10-10    Proportional Representation, BC Referendum #PR4BC.  "Common Ground" Oct issue, "Let's talk democracy".  Letter-to-Editor published.  And  "Look who's for PR!"

The local paper published my letter-to-editor re Proportional Representation.  But there’s much better! Common Ground, October Issue  has excellent articles that draw on actual RESEARCH by, for example: Arend Lijphart who has a long career in studying and comparing the outcomes of various political systems. Susan Delacourt‘s book, “Shopping for Votes“. Time for one article? […]

Oct 102018
 

Image Harry Taylor, 6, played with the bones of dead livestock in Australia, which has faced severe drought.  Credit  Brook Mitchell/Getty Images By Coral Davenport   INCHEON, South Korea — A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change […]

Oct 052018
 

Victory: The Trans Mountain legal saga is over October 5, 2018 Dear Sandra, It’s official. The legal battle over the Trans Mountain project is over and won. The federal government announced Wednesday that it will not appeal the Federal Court of Appeal ruling that quashed its approval of the Trans Mountain project. This means that […]