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 […]

May 282018
 

CLOSELY RELATED:  2011-05-11   Revolution, song and youtube by Coco Love Alcorn (Canadian)   My friend who has learning disabilities  likes “Les Miserables”,  the musical.  She has seen it, and played it many times over.  Auditory memory serves her quite well.  Internet searches are aided by spell check.  Today, she left a phone message: Just to […]

May 032018
 

With thanks to Marjaleena: Hello all, This in yesterday’s (May 1) Vancouver Province, unedited, but also edited in Saskatoon Star Phoenix and Regina Leader Post. (Unfortunately, the latter two saw fit to edit out an important paragraph, which I have italicized below.  Too strong a statement?) It would be great if you could put your comments […]

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 […]