Apr 222017

I used (quoted from)  Lessons 10, 8, and 2 (On Tyranny  Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century). Scroll down to the high-lighted text. – – – – – – – – – Hi Sandra, Sacrosanct ideologies (vaccines; sexual victimization of young people by women isn’t a problem – – it’s only done by men; universities),  are so easy […]

Apr 222017

UPDATE:   an important win on a campaign that many of us have contributed to.   Take some time to celebrate with OpenMedia.   Job well done! – – – – – – – – – Big Telecom and their lobbyists are absolutely livid about our Net Neutrality victory. Yesterday we wrote to you (Appended)  with exciting news […]

Apr 222017
2017-04-22   Building the Wall, playwright Robert Schenkkan.

Jan – –  Info below, the “how to obtain” for Community Theatres (and professional theatre). Note Canadian premiere in Ottawa, HHG Theatre: Building the Wall will be produced in Ottawa by Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, playing November 30 – December 9 at The Gladstone Theatre. From the Horseshoes & Hand Grenades website: Our upcoming production of Robert Schenkkan’s […]

Apr 122017

 Julian Assange:    WikiLeaks has the same mission as The Post and the Times  Julian Assange. (Axel Schmidt/Reuters) By Julian Assange April 11 at 7:26 PM Julian Assange is the editor of WikiLeaks.     On his last night in office, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a powerful farewell speech to the nation — words so important […]

Apr 112017

I was bummed out by the news. So I created my own good news by watching  – –  Where to Invade Next !    It’s a brilliant film.   Made me feel happy again. In case you haven’t seen it: YouTube trailer at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KeAZho8TKo .   And, if you look to the right hand side of the screen, there’s lots […]

Apr 072017
2017-04-   Anti-Corruption:  William Bourdon: PLAAF aims to support whistle-blowers,  Al Jazeera

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/03/william-bourdon-plaaf-aims-support-whistle-blowers-170330142827930.html Whistle-blowers in Africa under threat have little legal protection, says lawyer representing Assange, Snowden and more. William Bourdon fought human rights abuses for almost 30 years before going after those who steal money from public resources [Vincent Kessler/Reuters] By  Anealla Safdar As demand for the truth soars across the world, with confidence in media and […]

Apr 052017

Sandra – There’s a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be interested in signing it.    (INSERT:  1,141 signatories as of Apr 5, suppertime.  8,931 as of noon Apr 6.  I think that “the 99%” of us would want to sign!) Petitioning Justin Trudeau, Rona Ambrose, Elizabeth May, Rhéal Fortin, Tom Mulcair […]

Apr 042017
2017-04-03  CBC:  Someone is spying on cellphones in the nation's capital

A CBC/Radio-Canada investigation has found cellphone trackers at work near Parliament Hill and embassies By Catherine Cullen, Brigitte Bureau, CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/imsi-cellphones-spying-ottawa-1.4050049 A CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is using devices that track cell phones near the heart of Canadian democracy. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)   A months-long CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is […]

Mar 222017
2017-03-20   Six steps Canada must take after embarrassingly long redress for tortured citizens,  Globe & Mail Opinion Piece

RELATED:    2017-03-22   16-minute interview of Almalki   All Canadians should listen. Alex Neve and Béatrice Vaugrante of Amnesty International Canada . . . .    The torture, illegal imprisonment and other human-rights violations these men went through took place between 2001 and 2004. A judicial inquiry, headed by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci, […]