Jun 082019
 

I remember posting: On Friday, November 2, 2018, a youth in Sudbury, Ontario was the first youth in the Western Hemisphere to join Greta’s #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike. (11-year-old Sophia Mathur is the Sudbury youth.) I wanted Greta’s and Sophia’s actions to have meaning.   But I didn’t have a lot of confidence in North America.   I wondered […]

Jun 082019
 
2019-05-23  Young people have led the climate strikes. Now we need adults to join us too,  SEPT 20.  The Guardian

We can’t stave off global heating by ourselves. Together, on 20 September, we can unleash mass resistance Greta Thunberg and 46 youth activists School students protest against the climate crisis in Melbourne, May 2019. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images Tomorrow, schoolchildren and students will be out on the streets again, in huge numbers, in 150 countries, […]

Jun 082019
 
2019-01  1919 A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike  By Graphic History Collective and David Lester

NOTE:   There is a good interview of David Lester and another member of the Collective,  CBC Radio  (https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-43-north-by-northwest) (June 8th).   (wait for it to be posted.)   BOOK LAUNCH  for “1919”, part of the celebrations, Miners Memorial Weekend Cumberland B.C. Museum & Archives Sunday, June 23,  11:00 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/405553010273333/ = = = = = =  […]

Jun 052019
 

Netflix documentary “John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky”  (2018),  1.5 hours long.   https://www.netflix.com/watch/81069255 (note:  a web search brings up a video that looks like the Netflix film.  It is shorter and not the same.) The film is about the making of the “Imagine” album (release date Sept 1971;  Vietnam War ended Apr 1975).  But […]

Jun 052019
 
2019-06-04  Julian Assange Scores Legal Victory as Swedish Court Denies Detention Request,  CNN

This is a reasonably (?) balanced article, insofar as mainstream reporting goes. I inserted two comments to point out subtle distortions that I think are important.  Can I still say it’s “reasonably balanced”?! /Sandra Buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of […]

May 312019
 
2019-05-30  Tax Fairness Weekly

Canadians for Tax Fairness does important work.   As you’ll see in this weekly report, the problem of tax fairness is international.   People from around the world are working shoulder-to-shoulder – – we shall overcome. I shake my head when I see progress in other countries;  Canada is lagging.  BUT!  forward the Tax Fairness Weekly […]

May 302019
 

An important contribution to understanding the application of First Amendment rights (U.S.) in the Assange case.  With thanks to Andrew Napolitano and the Washington Times. – – – – – – – –  – – — Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is a regular contributor to The […]

May 282019
 

(NOTE: I try to use original articles, rather than someone’s interpretation.   Glenn Greenwald (associated with the revelations from Edward Snowden) co-founded The Intercept.  I couldn’t find an originating article there for  “Glenn Greenwald makes an important point”.   Greenwald is often quoted by other media;  Democracy Now, Amy Goodman, often seeks his viewpoint.  This time, […]