John Ralston Saul is president emeritus of PEN International and PEN Canada. His 14 books include The Collapse of Globalism and The Unconscious Civilization. This piece was adapted from opening remarks made at a Sept. 27 reading of Salman Rushdie’s work, organized by the Toronto International Festival of Authors, Penguin Random House Canada, the Writers […]
2202-08-09 Anti-SLAPP Important win for people. ‘Every citizen won’: court dismisses defamation suit against conservationists The Qualicum Beach case has big ramifications . . . a B.C. law designed to protect freedom of speech
RELATED With thanks to The Narwhal By Stephanie Wood ‘Every citizen in British Columbia won’: court dismisses defamation suit against conservationists The Qualicum Beach case has big ramifications as one of the first tests of a B.C. law designed to protect freedom of speech A B.C. environmental group that tested a provincial law […]
2021-10-26 List, Resistance (RCMP, Police, Doctors, Nurses, Health Professionals, Lawyers, Educators, Citizen Groups, Individuals)
SIZE AND STRENGTH of the resistance. Every listed group represents many people. Some items represent rapidly rising numbers of viewers, tens of thousands. THE LIST, ALPHA SEQUENCE ACTION4CANADA https://action4canada.com/ AMERICA’S FRONTLINE DOCTORS www.AmericasFrontlineDoctors.org CANADA HEALTH ALLIANCE https://www.canadahealthalliance.org/about-us.html CANADIAN COVID CARE ALLIANCE www.canadiancovidcarealliance.org CANADIAN FRONTLINE NURSES https://www.canadianfrontlinenurses.ca/ CANADIANS RESISTING UNCONSTITUTIONAL LOCK-DOWNS (I […]
1961 John F Kennedy (1917 to Nov 1963). The President and the Press address.
President John F. Kennedy Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRESS: ADDRESS BEFORE THE AMERICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION, APRIL 27, 1961 Listen to the speech. View related documents. EXCERPT, high-lighted in the full text below, along with a 2nd paragraph: “For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and […]
2011-01-03 “All our Cowardice and Servility” from the Museum of Non-violent Resistance housed in the former Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin
“… nonviolent resistance as a political force is still young, its possibilities not yet well enough known, and is thus seldom an incitement to the masses and is seldom encouraged by the media. For all that, those striving for human rights are dependent on our solidarity and the feeling is growing of an ever increasing […]
2021-08-24 Saved by Orwell, Jesus and Human Touch. With help . . .
This is for friends who are worried about our current circumstances. Don’t be. You won’t be, if you know the strength of the Challenges to the vaccine mandate From the introduction to 2021-08-20 Mass Psychosis: It is not famine, not earthquakes, not microbes, not cancer, but man himself that is man’s greatest danger to man, for the […]
Orwell in Action, resistance to Vaccine Passports.
ORWELL IN ACTION Orwell was prescient. Incredibly valuable to our times. I listened again to the young people in: 2018-01-22 TimberWest and Professional Reliance, Great Bear Rainforest. EBM, corruption through de-regulation and Orwellian new speak. And re-read or skimmed postings such as the following. How wonderful it is that Canadians are finally getting the message! […]
2021-06-18 FW from Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). Tender Notice, Biometrics and Identity Management, Centre of Excellence
FW from Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) Biometrics and Identity Management It’s directed to a Canadian audience. But, it’s the Canada-U.S. border. The extrapolation for “the south side of the border” follows after. /Sandra The CBSA is using covid- induced fear to put Surveillance of Canadians into the stratosphere. A tender notice or Notice of […]
2021-02-14 The New Canada Water Agency
Derek writes: This really bothers me….I see it as a slithery ploy by Trudeau and Freeland to finally allow bulk sale of fresh water to the States under some mumble mouthed phrase that will be interpreted by “an independent Tribunal of corporate CEOs”. If you have any way of supporting Sandra Finley please do. (simply […]
2021-02-06 Input to Government. “Request for Input” is rightfully “Communications Strategy”
Honourable Chrystia Freeland and Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, RE: Request for “Pre-budget” input “Same old” won’t work. Your request for input is a component of a Communications Strategy. As long as you persist with the teachings of the MBA and other “business” strategies, you are undermining democracy. When you inhale your own gas, and […]