Sep 182017

(Note:  links are good, even in they appear not to be.) B.C. Premier Horgan and the NDP government are planning to pass Ban Big Money legislation. From the beginning, this has truly been a grassroots movement. When we launched the Ban Big Money campaign, the media ignored us and politicians told us it couldn’t be […]

Sep 172017

  Board to hold special meeting to approve DCC’s frontender agreement   by Michael Briones First there were five developers. Now there are only four developers who are set to enter into an agreement with the Regional District of Nanaimo that would require them to fund 85 per cent of the cost of the $10.7 […]

Sep 152017

Very good video and written documentation.   With thanks to Alexandra Morton; First Nations Chiefs, people; and thousands of supporters. Among other issues,  there is further excellent documentation of a Canadian phenomenon, the use of the RCMP to defend corporate interests AGAINST our laws. Corporate interests act with impunity.   The RCMP respond when the corporate interest […]

Sep 032017

RELATED:   2017-06-28 Breaking News: World’s first GM fish factory approved in PEI   With many thanks to CBAN.  (CBAN does impeccable work.  I highly recommend them.) GM Salmon Hits Obstacle GM salmon are not yet approved for growing at Rollo Bay PEI. Take action to ensure a full environmental assessment today! The company AquaBounty has […]

Aug 302017

Ron Paul is an American author, physician, and former politician (wikipedia).   He spoke at a conference of activists I attended in Washington some years ago.  He is a good man! By RON PAUL The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee recently passed its Intelligence Authorization Act for 2018 and it contains a chilling attack on the […]

Aug 232017

If new sewage plants on Georgia Strait, also known as the Salish Sea (west coast of Canada, between mainland and Vancouver Island), designed for “marine disposal” of liquid effluent are of interest to you, I attended the RDN (Regional District of Nanaimo) Board Meeting last night. RE:   proposed Bowser Sewage Treatment Plant.  It’s been in […]

Aug 202017

With thanks to Cliff.  From The Guardian, Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf Friday 18 […]