Feb 112017
 

  [  https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2017/02/11/Grim-Headlines-Read-Bad-News-Forebears/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=110217  ]   They turned to Agatha Christie in a time of global misery and creeping authoritarianism.  Now I see why.   By Shannon Rupp ,  | TheTyee.ca    February 11, 2017 Shannon Rupp is a Tyee contributing editor.   The bright side of the world’s political swing to the right is that it […]

Feb 112017
 

[  https://thetyee.ca/Tyeenews/2017/02/10/Tyee-Readers-Electorial-Reform-Flip/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=100217 ]   Here’s how readers felt when they heard that a campaign promise had been thrown out. By Sharon J. Riley , February 10, 2017 | TheTyee.ca It’s clear that many Canadians were surprised — if not filled with seething rage — by Justin Trudeau’s announcement last week that electoral reform was no longer in […]

Feb 082017
 

How to Build an Autocracy The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/03/how-to-build-an-autocracy/513872/     It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the […]

Feb 042017
 

December 12,  2016    The Government announced Amendments to the Statistics Act   – –  details at  http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=18049.   Should I have sent out an action alert?   (I didn’t.) The changes to the Act have been made, but are not in effect yet – – the Bill (C-36) has not received Royal Assent as of Feb 3. […]

Jan 292017
 
(1 of 2)   Chris Hedges, What makes for successful revolution?  Excerpts from "Wages of Rebellion"

    SO NOW!   WHAT MIGHT WE LEARN FROM THE RESEARCH? Happily, Chris Hedges has published his analysis of the historical record – – his book  “Wages of Rebellion, The Moral Imperative of Revolt” (2015). EXCERPTS: Page 2 (Introduction) Crane Brinton, in his 1965 book The Anatomy of Revolution, explores the preconditions for revolution in the English, […]

Jan 292017
 

    Chris Hedges, “Wages of Rebellion”   (excerpts from end of book)   P. 183 …  Manning’s sentence (35 years in prison) once again confirmed the inversion of our moral and legal order, the capitulation of the press, and the misuse of the law to prevent any oversight or investigation of official abuses of power, […]

Jan 292017
 

The interview by Abby Martin, click on: http://thesaker.is/abby-martin-chris-hedges-war-propaganda-the-enemy-within/ See also:  Chris Hedges, WHAT MAKES FOR SUCCESSFUL REVOLUTION? (excerpts from beginning of Wages of Rebellion.) See also:  Chris Hedges, more from Wages of Rebellion. Political prisoners, Rebels.     See also:   there is a new category under “Solidarity with the Warriors” for Chris Hedges.   At the top of […]

Jan 192017
 
2017-01-19   A few selected, short videos.   Fraud, whistleblower, at the CDC (Centre for Disease Control).  What is coverage by mainstream media in Canada?

IN follow-up to    There is no doubt: serious fraud at the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) (Big Pharma) (As far as I can tell, there is zero coverage by mainstream Canadian media, of very serious corruption at the CDC that has had tragic consequences.   In the interests of Big Pharma.) With many thanks to Dave.   […]

Jan 162017
 

Reply to Blake, his email below: . . .   It’s interesting how close-minded people are on this topic.  We’ve been taught for more than half-a-century that we’ve been saved by vaccines,  like being saved by God or Jenner, Pasteur and Salk. As I see it, what we know about the world has changed in the […]

Jan 162017
 
2017-01-16  World's largest fund manager demands cuts to executive pay and bonuses (The Guardian)

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/15/blackrock-demands-cuts-to-executive-pay-and-bonuses?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=208612&subid=8093198&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2#comment-91285307 (My Comment is at bottom.) = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = BlackRock threatens to stir shareholder rebellions, warning UK companies they must match boardroom pay rises with that of workers BlackRock has said it would only approve salary rises for top executives if firms increase […]