Feb 192019
 
2018-07-11  Canada, Saudi Arabia and Daniel Turp's heroic crusade, Montreal Gazette

In follow-up to:   2016-02-05 Ottawa to face court challenge over $15 billion Saudi arms deal, G&M. (Daniel Turp and students)   Despite legal setbacks, the law professor continues to wage war against Ottawa over the sale of armoured vehicles to a murderous regime. Martin Patriquin, Special to Montreal Gazette   Daniel Turp was once a […]

Feb 162019
 
2016-02-16    UK's Saudi weapons sales unlawful, Lords committee finds,  The Guardian

Report finds UK arms ‘highly likely to be cause of significant civilian casualties in Yemen’ Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor An explosion from an aerial bombardment near Sana’a in Yemen The UK has supported Saudi-led involvement in Yemen since the latter’s civil war began in March 2015. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA   The UK is on “the […]

Dec 062018
 

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/5/how_false_testimony_and_a_massive Aalternate – – link works just fine, altho it shows as invalid: https://publish.dvlabs.com/democracynow/360/dn2018-1205.mp4?start=2083.0 As the media memorializes George H.W. Bush, we look at the lasting impact of his 1991 invasion of Iraq and the propaganda campaign that encouraged it. Although the Gulf War technically ended in February of 1991, the U.S. war on Iraq […]

Nov 262018
 

In full view, Democracy thrown down, cut up and quartered, while we watch. = = = = = = The section on Assange,  Moved to 2018-11-26 WHY are the USA / UK so afraid of Julian Assange? = = = = = = = =   IMPORTANT,  RE STATSCAN “Re-spendable revenue”! I could not understand […]

Nov 232018
 

I could not understand WHY StatsCan would alienate Canadians the way it has been doing – –  lying, harassing, always demanding MORE – MORE data, personal data.   Below – – the light dawns! And I am laughing.  “re-spendable” revenue!   There’s new vocabulary from the Orwellian dictionary for you!   RE:  StatsCan’s  “Custom data business“:   […]

Nov 182018
 
1982-10-28   United Nations "World Charter for Nature"

With the “World Charter for Nature” on 28 October 1982, the United Nations developed a code of conduct for the protection and preservation of global natural habitats and resources. The code established five “principles of conservation” by which all human conduct affecting nature should be guided and judged. It further emphasized that social and economic […]

Nov 182018
 
2018-11-16    Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation, by Bruce Schneier.  From "The End of Trust".

Bruce Schneier   is an internationally renowned security technologist. He teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School, and serves as special advisor to IBM Security. His new book is called Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-Connected World.   Years ago I contacted Bruce Schneier because of Lockheed Martin’s role at Statistics Canada […]

Nov 182018
 

From: Bruce Schneier Sent: November 15, 2018 Crypto-Gram November 15, 2018 by Bruce Schneier CTO, IBM Resilient schneier   AT   schneier.com https://www.schneier.com A free monthly newsletter providing summaries, analyses, insights, and commentaries on security: computer and otherwise. For back issues, or to subscribe, visit Crypto-Gram’s web page. Read this issue on the web These same essays […]

Nov 162018
 

(NOTE:  list of RELATED postings at bottom) by  Bill Curry   Canadians strongly oppose Statistics Canada’s plan to obtain personal banking records – and most would not consent to participating, according to a new Nanos Research survey.   The survey suggests the federal government is on the wrong side of public opinion in its defence […]