Jan 132019
2019-01-07  Plastic recycling to hit oil producers, from Petroleum Economist

The rise of plastics recycling plants may stunt demand for oil Reaction against the environmentally damaging effect of plastic packaging is fuelling the development of plants in Europe and elsewhere that can recycle it as liquid feedstock or fuel in a trend that is likely to reduce refineries’ demand for oil. Many say the chemicals […]

Jan 042019
2004-11-18  Supreme Court of Canada decision, Haida Nation v. British Columbia, Terri-Lynn Williams, Haida Gwaii lawyer,  sucessfully argued aboriginal title/right, tree farm licenses.

Ref: Book “The Haida Gwaii Lesson; A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty”, by Mark Dowie, 2017.  Pages 110-116 are specifically related to the court case, Haida Nation v. British Columbia. The book itself is an eye-opener for Canadians. When time permits, I’ll try to post more about the book.  In the meantime,  here’s an introduction […]

Dec 222018
2018-03-14   Canadian court awards $2.6 billion in Sino-Forest fraud case, Reuters

Wednesday’s decision followed a July ruling by the Ontario Securities Commission that Chan and his top executives “engaged in deceitful or dishonest conduct” that they knew constituted fraud and violated securities law. – – – –  – – – – – – – – I am interested in Corruption, and the effectiveness of Canadian courts.   […]

Dec 192018
"Unsettling Canada",  excerpts;  Also, the obituary of its' author Arthur Manuel.

“Unsettling Canada“, by Arthur Manuel, should be required reading, it’s a “page turner” to boot.  I don’t have time just now to write more.  The article below tells some of the story. A companion book, easy to read, also enlightening: The Haida Gwaii Lesson,  A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty, by Mark Dowie.   See 2004-11-18   […]

Dec 052018
2018-12-05   US:  1st Criminal Charges Filed in Off-Shore Banking Activity, teleSUR.  Panama Papers

U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York charges four men on grounds of wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy, connected to tax haven use, leaving three arrested and one at large. On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York charged four people for taking part in a scheme, similar to the […]

Dec 012018

My view of Hillary Clinton says nothing about my view of Trump, or of the Russians – – just want to make that clear.   Those are totally separate conversations. – – – – – – RE:  why it  is necessary to convince people that Hillary is the enemy  in order to (protect whistleblowers)?   – – […]

Nov 272018
2018-11-19  Musician Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) in Ecuador to Support Amazon Peoples Who Won Landmark Judgment Against Chevron.  (Connection to Canada)

The connection to Canada – –   see the paragraph that starts with Last year, while on tour in Canada. . . . – – – – –  – – – CSR News  (Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire) Musician Roger Waters in Ecuador to Support Amazon Peoples Who Won Landmark Judgment Against Chevron Submitted by: Amazon Defense […]

Nov 192018

Scroll down to  THE EARTH CHARTER   PRINCIPLES.   HISTORY   In 1987 The World Commission on Environment and Development (known as “the Brundtland Commission”) launched Our Common Future Report with a call for a “new charter” to set “new norms” to guide the transition to sustainable development. Following that discussion about an Earth Charter took […]

Nov 192018
2018-04-01  It's only natural: the push to give rivers, mountains and forests legal rights,  The Guardian

It seems logical to grant protection to nature by treating it as a living entity. And the law might be catching up. Jane Gleeson-White Sun 1 Apr 2018 03.33 BST Last modified on Fri 3 Aug 2018 15.43 BST Comments   232 The mouth of the Margaret river in Western Australia. Photograph: ajupp/Getty Images On 20 March a […]