Mar 082018

(This comes after Avaaz’s successes in challenging Monsanto, especially over re-licensing of Roundup in the EU.   In response, Monsanto uses the Justice system as a tool for tying up the time, energy and money of a target.  Civilians fund the Justice system.  California and Ontario are two jurisdictions that have enacted anti-SLAPP legislation.   I wonder […]

Mar 062018
2016 and 2013    The man behind Avaaz, Ricken Patel, Canadian  (Interview, CNN.  Plus article, The Economist)

Ricken Patel, “the man behind Avaaz”, is extraordinary.   He was still a “kid”  – – 30 years old – – when he brought Avaaz into being (2007).   He is driven by altruism, and it works.  In the time span of ten years,  the number of “Avaazers” has grown from zero to 46 million.   Their accomplishments […]

Mar 062018

See also:  The man behind Avaaz, Ricken Patel, Canadian  (Interview, CNN, plus article, The Economist)   From: Ricken Patel – Avaaz Subject: You won’t BELIEVE what happened at Avaaz this week…     Dear Avaaz, It really is unbelievable what this movement gets done, in an *ordinary* week!! Just try scrolling down to get a […]

Nov 192015

(I used the COMMENTS at bottom to post update – – court challenge in the U.S.) Today, the US government approved the world’s first GM food animal for human consumption – a GM fish that will originate from Prince Edward Island (PEI) Canada. The US company AquaBounty will produce all the GM fish eggs in […]

May 112015

Alan Rusbridger is another who will go down in history.   I think his actions are pretty amazing.  Test your conclusions against mine: Interview with Alan Rusbridger, editor of  The Guardian newspaper, CBC Radio.   (re  “Keep It in the Ground”, )   Share the link.   I am sending it to you, and to people who have, or […]

Feb 262015

Journalistic coverage of Bill C-51 (SECRET POLICE) should include what is known about SURVEILLANCE of citizens in Canada.  It is critical context for understanding the scope of the threat we face.   Extensive machinery for mass surveillance is ALREADY IN PLACE. 2014-10-23   Edward Snowden interview with Harvard Law School Ed Snowden and Glenn Greenwald (in other interviews) explain […]

Feb 252015

Breaking news: A new RCMP report identifies the environmental movement as a threat to the petroleum industry. This could open the door to being suspected of terrorism under the new Big Brother bill, ramping up surveillance for protesters. We need to kill this bill now… Dear friends across Canada, They won’t be able to kill […]

Aug 192014
Desmond Tutu:  My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

The covering letter from AVAAZ is very good – it’s at the bottom.  Actions in support! Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land. A […]

Jan 292014

From: Pascal V. – Sent: January-29-14 1:07 PM Subject: Internet Apocalypse?   Dear friends,                                                                       The US and the EU are on the verge of giving rich corporations the right   to control what we […]