May 082019
 

Sent to CBC,  The Current,  re the first interview on May 8th (link not yet working). “It’s not fair that TB is still in Canada.”  One Nunavut woman on life with the disease.   MY FEEDBACK TO THE CBC: Jen Skerritt,Winnipeg Free Press, did a 6-part series on tuberculosis in 2009. There are shocking statements […]

Feb 152019
 
Appreciating the library book  "Call them by their true names : American crises (and essays)", by Rebecca Solnit

With thanks to Nancy 2018 Format: Book Author: Solnit, Rebecca, author. Title: Call them by their true names : American crises (and essays) / Rebecca Solnit. Publisher, Date: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2018. Description: 188 pages ; 19 cm Summary: “Changing the world means changing the story, the names, and the language with which […]

Dec 142018
 
2019-01     How a World Order Ends And What Comes in Its Wake,   Foreign Affairs Magazine,   January/February 2019 Issue

Comment    By Richard Haass A stable world order is a rare thing. When one does arise, it tends to come after a great convulsion that creates both the conditions and the desire for something new. It requires a stable distribution of power and broad acceptance of the rules that govern the conduct of international relations. […]

Nov 082018
 

There are good pictures but I don’t know how to copy them, and I don’t know where to find this on-line. Can’t give you a URL.  Maybe you have to be on Instagram? Hey Jammers! What does Design Anarchy mean to you? This past Monday, bright and early, Adbusters infiltrated the viscera of Vancouver’s prestigious […]

Oct 022018
 

Return to  INDEX, Salish Sea (Excerpt from an earlier note from Howard: I deliberately covered a lot of ground in the Blue Book because I wanted people to see the ‘big picture’ on our inland sea and connections between issues that are often considered in isolation from one another, even though the problems never can be […]

Sep 012018
 
2018-09-01  "Breaking News" by Alan Rusbridger – the remaking of journalism and why it matters now.  (Rusbridger is former editor of The Guardian)

The former Guardian editor details a revolution in journalism. Can it still perform its vital, truth-telling role? Ian Jack   Eloquent in his argument for well-resourced journalism … Alan Rusbridger. Photograph: Greg James Truth is a small word liable to sanctimonious overuse and philosophical dispute, but in its humblest sense of accurate and verifiable information […]

Aug 222018
 
2018-08-22  Change the world, not yourself, or how Arendt called out Thoreau  - -  from Aeon.  By  Katie Fitzpatrick

ALSO  ARENDT: Hannah Arendt, Crises of the Republic: Civil Disobedience, On Violence, and Thoughts on Politics and Revolution 2011-12-23 The Banality of Evil, Hannah Arendt. Freedom. “The new” versus certainty (action versus behaviour).  2012-04-15 Figure me out. Figure you out. Salvation is coming. With help from Hannah Arendt. Hannah Arendt’s teachings and Uncompromising Photos Expose Juvenile […]

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 […]