Aug 232020

From: Sandra Finley To: thesundayedition; Melanie Simms Subject: re Secrets about Salaries. Cultural taboos. Subversion. Dear Kevin Sylvester and Melanie Simms, (I was raised in small-c conservative rural farm culture; graduated from a College of Commerce a long time ago.  I did not intend to become an activist, a subversive as you name it.  An […]

Feb 202020

Two items relevant to the situation in northern BC with the RCMP and Wet’suwet’en. Sent to CBC radio, The Current,  in response to the Feb 20th programme. Correspondence with the RCMP when their anti-terrorist squad was deployed to Dawson Creek: 2008-11-09  Encana Dawson Creek: Reply from Supt Lloyde Plante, head of RCMP Anti-Terrorist Squad, BC.  Rule of […]

Feb 202020

NOTE:  I have not watched the video (link at bottom) – – am trusting that it’s a balanced presentation. I know the story well because I could not believe it happened in Canada.  It was an outrageous injustice to First Nations people.  The matter dragged out over 50 years during which an abundance of government […]

Aug 312019
2019-08-31  Wendell Berry on Caretaking, with thanks to Daily Good and to Orion Magazine

“DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers “good news” to 245,044 subscribers.” Easy to sign up for their news feed; easy to unsubscribe.  When overloaded I unsubscribe for a spell.  I was grabbed by today’s . . . Wendell Berry on Caretaking “In 2018, Helena Norberg-Hodge sat down with Wendell Berry for a far-reaching discussion. […]

Mar 262019
2019-03-25   Fixing Cabinet Government is Something All Progressives Should Support in 2019 (well maybe we could go a bit deeper?)

The author  of “Fixing Cabinet Government. . .”  is  “an internationally recognized expert on public engagement and Open Government.”    His remedy:  “Canadians need a progressive model of cabinet government”. His prescription will leave us well short of fixing our problems with governance. Progress will be made if the causes of the dysfunction are addressed, […]

Mar 222019
2019-02-28  Wendy Holm: Connecting the dots—SNC-Lavalin, the Site C Dam, and continental water-sharing,

The proposed Site C Dam, southwest of Fort St. John on the Peace River in northwest B.C. Government of B.C. Back in the day, as school kids, we studied propaganda as the hateful tool of bad governments. We are today immersed in it. Venezuela is a tragic example: a blatantly staged coup to gain access […]

Feb 042019

CN Radio: Australian Ambassador Tony Kevin’s Plan to Free Julian Assange Consortium News Tony Kevin, a former Australian ambassador, defends Julian Assange & WikiLeaks & reveals a plan to get him safely from Ecuador’s London embassy back to Australia. He is interviewed by CN Editor Joe Lauria for Unity4J.