Apr 112017
2017-04-18  Live streaming of the Monsanto Tribunal Report ⚖️ !  9:00AM-10:30AM April 18 EDT

http://www.monsanto-tribunal.org/ The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges heard testimonies from victims, and will deliver a legal opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A distinct and parallel event, the People’s Assembly, was a […]

Apr 102017
2017-04-07  Rule of Law:  The Rise of Vigilantism around the World,  Interview Gema Santamaria.  CBC Sunday Edition.

I have a particular interest in the Rule of Law and the things that undermine it.    My response to the CBC is at the bottom.    I think Canadians have blind spots.   /Sandra   A woman hugs her husband, next to a placard which reads “I’m a pusher”, who was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in […]

Apr 072017
2017-04-   Anti-Corruption:  William Bourdon: PLAAF aims to support whistle-blowers,  Al Jazeera

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/03/william-bourdon-plaaf-aims-support-whistle-blowers-170330142827930.html Whistle-blowers in Africa under threat have little legal protection, says lawyer representing Assange, Snowden and more. William Bourdon fought human rights abuses for almost 30 years before going after those who steal money from public resources [Vincent Kessler/Reuters] By  Anealla Safdar As demand for the truth soars across the world, with confidence in media and […]

Mar 222017
2017-03-20   Six steps Canada must take after embarrassingly long redress for tortured citizens,  Globe & Mail Opinion Piece

RELATED:    2017-03-22   16-minute interview of Almalki   All Canadians should listen. Alex Neve and Béatrice Vaugrante of Amnesty International Canada . . . .    The torture, illegal imprisonment and other human-rights violations these men went through took place between 2001 and 2004. A judicial inquiry, headed by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci, […]

Mar 212017
2017-03-21  War/Peace:  Excellent!   Interview, 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor, CBC, The Current.

Click on the  Listen button below.   A truly  inspirational man,  Benjamin Ferencz. Benjamin Ferencz (L), was the chief prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen trial — the ninth of 12 trials for war crimes in Nuremberg after the end of the Second World War. (Courtesy of Benjamin Ferencz) Listen 23:14   At […]

Aug 012016
2016-07-29   'What law am I breaking?' How a Facebook troll came undone

RELATED POSTINGS: 2015-09-24 Urgent action needed to combat online (“cyber”) violence against women and girls, UN report 2015-09-30 Cyberbullying, an issue of free speech. Salman Rushdie, a guiding light.  (This posting)    2016-07-29 ‘What law am I breaking?’ How a Facebook troll came undone = = = = = = = = = = = = […]

Jul 012016

Many thanks to Steve. His Comment  posted on   2016-06-29   Democracy, the Rule of Law. Victory over StatsCan surveys? makes it possible to construct the TIMELINE for  StatsCan’s  mandatory, then voluntary, then mandatory status of certain surveys. The question Victory over StatsCan surveys?   is premised on the Reddit posting that reports the letter received from StatsCan […]

Jun 302016

Excerpted from    2009-10-08   Arrest Bush: Letters to RCMP and Chief of Police.  COMPREHENSIVE argument. It applies to the visits of war criminals to Canada the fight to insist that Statistics Canada upholds the Rule of Law in its relationships with citizens the awarding of Government contracts to corporations that act outside the Rule of our […]

Jun 292016

UPDATE:  I rolled-into-one  the arguments to address each point that refutes StatsCan’s claims that specified surveys are mandatory.  And filled in the gaps so the argument is as water-tight (under the Law) as I can make it.   See  2016-07-01  StatsCan Website: Surveys are Mandatory then Voluntary then Mandatory. See the Comments below.    JPB asks a question re methodology (2016-07-23)  – […]

Jan 112016
2016-01-08  Charter Rights at Issue in Fracking Supreme Court Case, Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee

Very important legal case, Jessica Ernst, at Supreme Court. (Further to:   2013-10-09 ERNST VS ENCANA: Chief Justice finds . . (about water and the rights of the petroleum industry)) http://thetyee.ca/News/2016/01/08/End-Fracking-Regulator-Immunity/ Jessica Ernst’s long battle over rights, well contamination reaches highest court Tuesday (Jan 9, 2016). An Alberta woman’s landmark eight-year battle over fracking regulation, water […]