Sep 052018
 

You know how the mafia works?   . . .  controlling territory, providing “protection” services, collecting protection money,  rewarding your henchmen, punishing the disloyal (those who go to a competing boss)? View Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as 2 competing MAFIA bosses. The big money in Canada expected Hillary to win the election.   If they contributed […]

Sep 022018
 
2018-09-01  Arms industry spends millions to promote brands in schools,  The Guardian

Thanks to Hart,   Shocking.    it is hard to believe but perhaps should not surprise. My response:   I have been lax in helping to spread the word, and I want to attend!  Priorities may not permit me to. #NoWar2018 Conference: Designing a World BEYOND War: Legalizing Peace September 21 – September 22  in Toronto = […]

Sep 022018
 

EXCERPT:   The Nazi henchman Hermann Göring explained in Nuremberg prison how easy it is to mobilize the public to war: “Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists […]

Aug 302018
 

RELATED:  Reply to: the Court Decision on the TransMountain (Kinder Morgan) Pipeline is “a big mistake”   From: Devon Page, Ecojustice Sent: August 30, 2018 Subject: VICTORY: We’ve defeated Trans Mountain   Just moments ago, the Federal Court of Appeal struck down the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project. It’s been a […]

Aug 302018
 

Sandra, I’m speechless. This morning, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline approval. This is a huge victory for Indigenous rights, for communities and for our planet. All I have to say today is thank you. To the Indigenous Peoples who have led this movement in since day one, to the […]

Aug 252018
 

There’s another round of consultations re neonic chemicals, deadline soon passed.   During the last round,  not very long ago, Health Canada received 46,000 communications.   Why we need another round I do not know. As I wrote to one of the organizations: Realistically, you have to call them on the corruption, if we are to make […]

Aug 202018
 

Return to  INDEX, Salish Sea Takeover of our democracy by Big Oil.  You are invited: presentation in downtown Courtenay on September 13, 2018 at the Native Sons Hall Doors open at 6:30 pm, presentation begins at 7:00 pm. Kevin Taft, former Liberal member of the legislative assembly in Alberta will be promoting his latest book […]

Aug 192018
 

Update: Roundup Class Action Suit for False Advertising is Going National In follow-up to 2015-04-21 Class Action LawSuits Against Monsanto (false advertising, glyphosate) —– Original Message —– From: Rae Sent: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 Subject: CBC Radio Announces Class Action Suits Against Monsanto Just announced on CBC Radio that class action suits against Monsanto are […]

Aug 192018
 
2017-10  Book, Oil's Deep State, How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming - in Alberta, and in Ottawa, by Kevin Taft

https://kevintafttour.ca/   –  Who’s in Charge? Oil’s Deep State How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming – in Alberta, and in Ottawa By Kevin Taft   About the Book Reviews & Awards Author Biography Customer Reviews Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire […]

Jul 282018
 

. . .   progressive lawyering rests on the sound assumption that no fundamental social change – be it the  eradication of racism, poverty, war, sexism, homophobia or other societal ills – can come about solely through legal reform. Only organized,  politicized mass activism from below, aimed at constantly enhancing and enforcing that social change or […]