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 […]

Jun 172018
 

June 17, 2018   In this week’s report from the Hill, Elizabeth May’s staff wrote: “Midnight sittings in the House continued this week. Seizing every opportunity to speak before the summer recess, Elizabeth made almost three dozen interventions on climate change, pipelines, carbon pricing, the Fisheries Act, the Environmental Protections bill, and cannabis legalization.” In […]

May 232018
 

  John Perkins is a co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance (https://www.pachamama.org/john-perkins).   I am a fan of Perkins, his work and his book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man“. A 6 minute Youtube by Paul Hawken, plays automatically after the above.  Paul Hawken is the author of “Natural Capital” and “Blessed Unrest“. There are a number […]

May 172018
 

—–Original Message—– From: Sandra Finley Subject: (14) How good are fine words when CropLife is on the PMRA Advisory Council?   The longer that things go unsaid, the more unsayable they become.   A woman on the steps of the Community Hall in my hometown launched into an enthusiastic conversation.  I was sure she would […]

Feb 272018
 
2016-04-12  Retired judge Marie Corbett reflects on feeling 'powerless over crime',  CBC The Current interview

Former judge Marie Corbett quit her job as a judge because the death of her close friend made her realize how powerless she felt sitting on the bench. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-april-12-2016-1.3531544/retired-judge-marie-corbett-reflects-on-feeling-powerless-over-crime-1.3531577 Listen 23:50 Read story transcript  “You don’t stop caring when you’re a judge but you’re circumscribed by your role.” – Former judge Marie Corbett For all the […]

Feb 272018
 
2018-02-20   The secret to happiness? Ask this Yale professor (and the 1,200 students taking her class),  CBC The Current

A new course at Yale aims to give students the tools they need to build happy lives. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-february-20-2018-1.4542333/the-secret-to-happiness-ask-this-yale-professor-and-the-1-200-students-taking-her-class-1.4542341 Listen 22:28 Read Story Transcript What’s the secret of happiness? Hard work. But a little help from a Yale professor — and roughly 1,200 eager classmates — probably doesn’t hurt. Laurie Santos teaches Psychology and the Good Life […]

Jan 102018
 
2018-01-09  'We need to let social media run amok,' says scholar Chris Kutarna.  CBC The Current.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-january-09-2018-1.4478144/we-need-to-let-social-media-run-amok-says-scholar-chris-kutarna-1.4478148 Listen 33:42 “The revolution has already happened, and it’s about adapting to it.” So says Oxford Martin School fellow Chris Kutarna, paraphrasing the famed Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan. Last season on The Current, the co-author of Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance, argued we’re living in a second Renaissance […]