Oct 272016
2016-10-27   First Nations & Conservation Groups Sue to Block Massive LNG Project in BC

  ‘They couldn’t have chosen a worse place for an industrial facility’ by Nika Knight, staff writer (NOTE:  Search this blog on “Skeena”.  We joined others as long ago as 2007 to protect this River.) The Skeena River, where Canada’s second largest salmon run occurs each year, is to be the site of a liquefied […]

Oct 272016
2016-10-27  Armed With Riot Gear, Militarized Police Begin Forcibly Clearing DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) Protest Camp. (Common Dreams)

Media Blackout as Militarized Police Begin Clearing DAPL Protest Camp by Deirdre Fulton ‘We will be peaceful, we will be prayerful, we will not retreat’   There are a number of videos for viewing at the above link (Media Blackout).   The text of the article appears below. There are 2,000 people in solidarity, now at the […]

Oct 162016
2016-10-14   This is a chiller.  Journalists Amy Goodman, Deia Schlosberg and actor Shailene Woodley face criminal charges over filming of Dakota Access Pipeline protests

I’ve followed developments in North Dakota starting back when oil spills did a number on the water that these people are dependent upon.   They came together to try and stop events that make their homes uninhabitable.   Excellent and dedicated people doing what you or I might do under similar circumstances. The story is a repeated one.  The oil and gas […]

Jul 242016
2016-07-10   Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry.   And related,  The Great Land Grab.

Many thanks to Lyle for the article below, “Turmoil in Saudi water . . . “. Earlier, related postings  appear at bottom. First, a bit of background on The Great Land Grab  is helpful to understanding the full impact of Lyle’s comment. Note:  The Land Grabs usually take place in the Global South.   Welcome, Canada!   The sale of the […]

Jul 112016

Our network started with a battle to protect the South Saskatchewan River.   We won. (2006-04-27 Water. Wrap-up statement, Proposed Meridian Dam. Battle won.)   The Meewasin Valley Authority is the Mother to that River, the most endangered in Canada.   Many thanks to  Susan Lamb: Hi Sandra, . . .    The province is threatening to […]

Oct 122015

Banksters: Index The Meridian Dam proposal has been halted in its tracks. The issue has been: who has power and control, citizens or Government? Note: the battle to stop the proposed Meridian Dam (South Saskatchewan River)  took approximately 8 months. A year later we joined the battle to stop the proposed Highgate Dam (North Sask […]

Sep 172015

http://www.montrealgazette.com/News/11360937/story.html Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, Calgary Herald  09.06.2015   TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012 Wednesday December 22, 2010 Page A16 EDMONTON, ALTA: SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 — University of Alberta scientist David Schindler holding a white fish with a tumour growth in the center. Deformed and unheathly fish collected from the Athabasca watershed, downstream from the oil […]

Apr 292015
2015-04-24  The Case That Blew the Lid Off the World Bank’s Secret Courts

The system of closed-door trade tribunals has been around for decades now, nestled like a ticking time bomb into hundreds of smaller bilateral trade agreements between nations. (Photo: Backbone Campaign)   http://fpif.org/the-case-that-blew-the-lid-off-the-world-banks-secret-courts/ How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come. […]

Mar 222015

In summary, Bill C-51 Anti-terrorism / Secret Police is about American hegemony driven by resource depletion, in particular water shortages, in the U.S.A. (RELATED: 2015-03-17 Bill C-51, Elephant in the Room, the U.S.A.). And, If implemented, Bill C-51 merely adds Secret Police Removes the independent arms’ length watchdog role over police behaviour Reduces citizen rights […]