May 062019
 

I put myself into a sleepless nite with the following.   High levels of corruption do not bode well for Canadians. Your fault,  sending the Mt Polley, B.C. reminder my way! I had not known that Murray Edwards, principal of CNRL (Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (tarsands)  is also the principal shareholder of Imperial Metals,  owner of […]

Apr 082019
 

 If you are short of time,  scroll down to the coloured text.   Since the death of Alexandre Grothendieck in November 2014, there have been a number of books and articles about this enigmatic man who earned a reputation as “the greatest pure mathematician of the twentieth century”.   Grothendieck invented ways of thinking that were highly […]

Apr 042019
 
2019-03-28 Newsweek failed to disclose chemical industry connections of opinion writers who argued that glyphosate can’t be regulated.   Connected to lawsuit at U of Saskatchewan over U's refusal to do disclosure re Bayer (Monsanto).

RELATED:    2018-08-18   SIGNIFICANCE EXPLAINED: U of Saskatchewan taken to Court, Refuses to disclose Right to Know symposium proceedings The Newsweek story is related to the court case against the U of Saskatchewan.  Prof Stuart Smyth is the Bayer-Monsanto mouthpiece. It is curious to me that Newsweek would publish the article and not disclose the industry […]

Mar 312019
 

The trailer is excellent. WHERE TO SEE THE FILM? https://www.modifiedthefilm.com/see-the-film – – – – – –  – – – Many thanks to Cindy who writes: A small group has been able to convince the National Farmers Union (NFU) to allow us to make a brief presentation and offer a petition to sign at their national […]

Mar 122019
 
2019-03-12  Court documents reveal Monsanto's efforts to fight glyphosate's 'severe stigma', CBC

Canadian firm hired to recruit scientists to publish studies that ultimately defended Roundup’s key ingredient Gil Shochat, Sylvie Fournier A review by CBC/Radio-Canada of internal Monsanto documents disclosed in the court case of Dewayne Johnson, who sued Monsanto and won $78 million US last October, showed the many efforts Monsanto took to fight a negative […]

Mar 122019
 
2013-11-13  “An open letter to all the wild creatures of the earth", Patrick Lane, Convocation Address, University of Victoria

On November 13, 2013, the University of Victoria conferred an honorary degree (Doctor of Letters, honoris causa) on Patrick Lane. His convocation address, “An open letter to all the wild creatures of the earth,” published by the Times Colonist newspaper, has since been shared many times on other sites and through social media. Convocation Address […]

Feb 282019
 

RELATED:   2019-02-23   propaganda flourishes if you kill Julian Assange. . . Americans and Canadians vis-a-vis Venezuela, Canadians to buy warships for $105 Billion, Lockheed Martin, Corruption   On Campus News,  U of S.   Feb 8, 2019 The centre fold, pages 8 – 9,  view the images. https://news.usask.ca/documents/OCN_FEB2019_web.pdf  From serving overseas to earning degrees,Veteran of […]

Feb 142019
 

To:  Persons who spoke out concerning Peter MacKinnon’s appointment to presidency of Dal, There’s more to the background of Dalhousie presidents Peter MacKinnon and before him, Richard Florizone, than told in the news report. Dissent arises when there are conflicting interests,  inimical to the public interest.  If anyone should understand and uphold the tenets of […]

Feb 122019
 
2019-01-24   Concerns on transparency and sustainability raised at University Council.  From student newspaper, The Sheaf.  University of Sask.

By Ana Cristina Camacho https://thesheaf.com/2019/01/24/concerns-on-transparency-and-sustainability-raised-at-university-council/ U of S President and Vice-Chancellor Peter Stoicheff asks council a question during a University Council Meeting in Room 241 of the Arts Building on Jan. 17, 2019.   Beginning by continuing a discussion from a meeting held on Dec. 20, 2018, retired English professor Len Findlay spoke to the […]

Feb 032019
 
2019-02-01  Dalhousie's interim president stirs controversy with book on campus dissent

The article appeared in newspapers across the country.  PEI Guardian, Victoria Times Colonist, Saskatoon Star Phoenix where MacKinnon had a lengthy tenure. The Canadian Press Published: Feb 01  HALIFAX — Dalhousie University’s interim president has written a new book on campus debate and dissent — and it has provoked both at the Halifax school, with […]