Feb 162018

From: Ricken Patel – Avaaz Subject: Red alert: Monsanto coming after Avaaz!   Dear Avaazers, We’ve just been hit with a 168-page court subpoena from Monsanto. We have only days to respond. But it “commands” us to hand over every email, note, or record of anything any Avaaz staffer has ever done or said regarding […]

Feb 162018

The article below is about our sovereignty.    There is so much more on the table than money CLOSELY RELATED:  About Summits. Cost, # Police, # Protesters, # Arrests  &  WHY?   Tearing up NAFTA? Please start with Chapter 11  https://ipolitics.ca/2018/02/15/tear-nafta-lets-start-chapter-11/ By Michael Harris. Canada has been sued 41 times under the investment provisions in NAFTA, […]

Feb 132018

The G7 Summit is in Charlevoix, Quebec, June 8-9, 2018.  https://g7.gc.ca/en/ Canada tops the list with the Toronto G20 Summit, 2010.  Canadians coughed up $1.1 billion dollars to pay for happenings in Toronto and Huntsville, June 25 to 27. Canadians are so hospitable.   Do you know how much each one of us contributed?   And we’ve […]

Jan 152018
2014-04-30    Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis, NY Times Magazine

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/magazine/only-one-top-banker-jail-financial-crisis.html  By JESSE EISINGER (INSERT:  Eisinger is an investigative business reporter with ProPublica. He shared a Pulitzer Prize for a series of stories on questionable Wall Street practices that led to the financial crisis.  Eisinger was interviewed in July 2017 on U.S. National Public Radio.  I posted a couple of excerpts from that interview at   […]

Nov 172017

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/06/13/bilderberg-2015-guest-list-invited_n_7576766.html   by Jennifer MacMillan, The Huffington Post Canada (There’s a good video at the top of the Huff Post article.  Please go to the URL if you wish – – the following is a copy of the text only.)   It’s likely the most exclusive gathering of powerful people in the world, and you’ve […]

Nov 162017

SENT:  Nov 12, 2017   Dear Fifth Estate,   RE:  your request for questions about the Paradise Papers, to be answered on this week’s show The Paradise Papers are a continuation of the serious problem of wealthy Canadians and their accountants, lawyers and investment bankers who use offshore tax havens to circumvent taxation. The problem […]

Nov 162017

  Le français suit Dear Sandra, Canada’s Top 60 public companies have over 1000 tax haven subsidiaries or related companies. Canadians for Tax Fairness just published a report documenting Bay Street’s Addiction to Tax Havens. Many of those companies use these subsidiaries to shift profits offshore in order to pay less tax. A popular practice is selling […]

Nov 042017

EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkiller  (Monsanto, roundup),  The Guardian. Oct 24, very good article.  Update, Oct 25, the EU temporarily dodged the bullet (again). AVAAZ and other organizations have successfully campaigned, mobilizing millions of people to stop the poisoning.  We have been active on this file through the years. There […]

Nov 022017

Oct 24, good  article below:   EU is on the brink of historic decision . .  Oct 25,  BRUSSELS (Reuters):  EU delays decision on herbicide glyphosate  …– EU countries failed on Wednesday to vote on a license extension for weedkiller glyphosate, delaying again a decision on the widely used herbicide that critics say could cause cancer. […]