Apr 142018
 
2018-04-14   What’s really criminal in Canada’s Kinder Morgan pipeline debacle, by Martyn Brown, in the "straight"

Re the author   Martyn Brown was former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell’s long-serving chief of staff, the top strategic adviser to three provincial party leaders, and a former deputy minister of tourism, trade, and investment. He also served as the B.C. Liberals’ public campaign director in 2001, 2005, and 2009, and in addition to his other […]

Mar 272018
 

I posted the official news of this earlier:    2018-03-06   Significant. European Court of Justice rules on ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) clauses. The importance of this article:  community-based publications operating to put important information like this into the hands of everyday people.  AND! some repetition is good for my memory!   With thanks to Janet […]

Mar 242018
 

World Beyond War is planning an annual global conference in Toronto on September 21 and 22, 2018, at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design University). We hope to help bring peace movements from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere more closely together. You say you’re against war, but what’s the alternative? Let’s design […]

Mar 232018
 

Recall:  this is pipeline and tanker EXPANSION.  It’s always “more”.   They are never satisfied, no matter the consequences. Catch a quick overview at:    https://protecttheinlet.ca/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=actionkit     From: Atiya Jaffar – 350.org Sent: March 22, 2018 1:21 PM Subject: This is Trudeau’s worst nightmare   Over 80 arrests at the Kinder Morgan terminal with more expected. […]

Mar 202018
 
Life cycle of Democracy.  No, democracy is one STAGE in life cycle of Governance.

All the philosophers believed that this cycling was harmful. As I understand, we are currently in a monumental effort to see if we can’t transition to the next stage in the life cycle of governance,  and as much as possible,  avoid some of the harm that accompanies the metamorphosis between stages.  . . . Good heavens, […]

Mar 062018
 

With thanks to Janet E:   Today the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled . . . From  “client earth”: For immediate release – Tuesday, 6 March 2018 New ECJ ruling could spell the end of 200 intra-EU investment agreements and would be a big win for environmental protection in Europe   Today, a landmark […]

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 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 […]