Aug 172018
 
2018-08-16   Winnipeg firm defends $1M deal to send sniper rifles to Ukraine, CBC

Ottawa approves deal between PGW Defence Technologies and the Ukrainian military CBC Radio · August 16 PGW co-owner Ross Spagrud shooting one of the LRT-3, .50-calibre BMG bolt action rifles his company is selling to Ukraine. (Submitted by Ross Spagrud) Listen7:08 Asked if he’s concerned that selling weapons to Ukraine would escalate the conflict there, […]

Jul 172018
 
2018-07-17    New “foreign interference” laws in Australia.   I suspect that collaboration with international organizations (350.org, Beyond War, Whistleblowers, hundreds of others) will be illegal?

Scroll down to VIDEO – – listen to the first part. Australia is a member of “FVEY“, a U.S. – U.K. – Canada – Australia – New Zealand  coalition on surveillance, “integration” of military, and so on.  For more info, enter “FVEY” in the search button at top right of this blog page. I am […]

Jul 162018
 

 For a more critical report on the same, Australia’s new laws, see: 2018-07-17 New “foreign interference” laws in Australia.  I suspect that collaboration with 350.org, for example, would be illegal.  Plus many other collaborations with international organizations, e.g. with “Beyond War”. = = = = = = = = = = = =  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-44624270 Australia’s […]

Jul 112018
 

You may have guessed:  I am making plans now, to attend the following. Please help spread the word.  And let your MP know your position (not necessarily the same as mine!).     Thanks!  Sandra – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – CORRECTION:   I did not write the notice […]

Jul 092018
 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMQkV5cTuoY  The driver behind this video is a popular, well-known German comedian, I believe. In my mind, the video is an interesting and creative tactic to counter the drift toward fascism. One complaint?:  the language of the young girl near the end is offensive. Or, a recommendation?:  Stop the video, don’t listen to the rest, […]

Jul 012018
 

This story plus the determination arising from the Auditor General’s report on the Phoenix payroll system to DO SOMETHING! – like actually firing and prosecuting – – raises my hopes. We are blessed by some well-placed, very good people.  Thank goodness! Whistle-blowers seem suddenly to be the valuable people that they are, recognized and supported […]

Jun 112018
 

https://commonground.ca/        Common Ground,  June 2018 You need a gun to rob a bank,  but you need a bank to rob a country! Recommend:  go to the link above.    There are a number of good articles re – –   What a joke! We bought a crappy pipeline with taxpayer’s money. Related  (just so you know who […]

Jun 112018
 

“Follow the money” starts at about the 4:10 minute marker in this 5 minute video. Canadian banks have $107 billion in loans and commitments for the Tar Sands and the Pipeline Expansion.  The first four minutes set out the markets for the product.   If there is any doubt about the data in the video,  please […]

Jun 112018
 
2018-06-01   Exploring the root causes of inequality &  Changing the way we work to build a more livable society  (The Death of Homo Economicus:   Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation Paperback,  Peter Fleming)

The links and background for both segments of the discussion are in this one posting. CBC Radio · June 1 Exploring the root causes of inequality   (Segment 1)     http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-june-3-2018-1.4685998/exploring-the-root-causes-of-inequality-1.4687264 The Death of Homo Economicus: Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation by Peter Fleming.  Listen   39:06 This is the first of two interviews with […]

Jun 012018
 
2018-05-31  Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China?   Bruce Livesay, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/31/justin-trudeau-kinder-morgan-pipeline-china-did-he-fear-being-sued Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China? The logic to Trudeau’s action may lie in an obscure and overlooked 2014 agreement to ensure China got a pipeline built Bruce Livesey Last modified on Thu 31 May 2018 19.02 BST Justin Trudeau in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday. Photograph: Canadian […]