Sep 072019
 
2019-09-03  Swiss Development Aid, Nestlé and Water Privatization, with thanks to Defend Democracy Press

You may want to view this on the Defend Democracy website,  click on Swiss Development Aid, Nestlé and Water Privatization.   Canadians should be aware, important information. = = = = = = = = = = = = = By Franklin Frederick Translation: Tamanna Kohi Last February, the Government of Switzerland announced the creation of […]

Sep 062019
 
2019-09-06  (A Good News story)  Swedish Foreign Minister to Resign from Her Post,  TeleSur

. . .   spearheaded Sweden’s most feminist foreign policy . . . https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Swedish-FM-to-Resign-from-Her-Post-20190906-0006.html?utm_source=planisys&utm_medium=NewsletterIngles&utm_campaign=NewsletterIngles&utm_content=13 The article – short – –  is copied below.  If you want the original, copy and paste the above URL into your browser.  /S) Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom attends a news conference at the end of a summit, to address Palestinian […]

Aug 232019
 
2019-08-23  DFO will soon use satellites to fight illegal fishing worldwide,David Burke, CBC News

Ron writes: This may help the current overfishing situation.  More help will come when the indigenous people are given back their right to harvest the seals. = = = = = = = = = ‘I think that’s quite a critical mission for our department and for Canada,’ says federal official Illegal fishing takes place […]

Aug 222019
 
2019-08-22   Gulf of St. Lawrence cod extinction 'highly probable,' says DFO, CBC, Paul Withers

Rising grey seal population eating adult cod at unsustainable levels Paul Withers In this April 23, 2016, file photo, cod fill a box on a trawler off the coast of Hampton Beach, N.H. (Robert F. Bukaty/The Associated Press) Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has issued a stark warning linking the demise of codfish in the […]

Jun 082019
 
2019-01  1919 A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike  By Graphic History Collective and David Lester

NOTE:   There is a good interview of David Lester and another member of the Collective,  CBC Radio  (https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-43-north-by-northwest) (June 8th).   (wait for it to be posted.)   BOOK LAUNCH  for “1919”, part of the celebrations, Miners Memorial Weekend Cumberland B.C. Museum & Archives Sunday, June 23,  11:00 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/405553010273333/ = = = = = =  […]

Jun 052019
 

Netflix documentary “John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky”  (2018),  1.5 hours long.   https://www.netflix.com/watch/81069255 (note:  a web search brings up a video that looks like the Netflix film.  It is shorter and not the same.) The film is about the making of the “Imagine” album (release date Sept 1971;  Vietnam War ended Apr 1975).  But […]

May 312019
 
2019-05-30  Tax Fairness Weekly

Canadians for Tax Fairness does important work.   As you’ll see in this weekly report, the problem of tax fairness is international.   People from around the world are working shoulder-to-shoulder – – we shall overcome. I shake my head when I see progress in other countries;  Canada is lagging.  BUT!  forward the Tax Fairness Weekly […]

May 072019
 

Chris writes: I’d dearly love to hear your take on the 2019, just out, Census ‘Test’.  Again, another mandatory (or is it?) survey… or rather ‘test’ (?) A precursor to the yet to come 2021 all citizen Census. An attempt to see just how far they can push the types of questions they ask. This […]

May 022019
 
2019-04-15  Politics of Culture in US: 'The Invisible Hand of the Market'? by Canadian Arnold August,  teleSUR

by Arnold August Although this article was published in the original Spanish version last March, now that Julian Assange is in prison the analysis in this piece on “freedom of expression” is even more valid. There is a wide-open debate/polemic in Cuba regarding Decree 349 on culture and the drafting of the rules for its […]