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International Hearings on 9/11

International Hearings on 9/11

Sep 30, 2011

  International Hearings on 9/11 A decade after the events of September 11, 2001, which resulted in the immediate deaths of nearly 3,000 people on American soil, countless victims from toxic dust and hundreds of thousands of deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq, international hearings on this pivotal event will begin in Toronto in September. The events of...

9/11 and the Orwellian redefinition of Conspiracy Theory

9/11 and the Orwellian redefinition of Conspiracy Theory

Sep 28, 2011

 by Paul Craig Roberts While we were not watching, conspiracy theory has undergone Orwellian redefinition. A “conspiracy theory” no longer means an event explained by a conspiracy. Instead, it now means any explanation, or even a fact, that is out of step with the government’s explanation and that of its media pimps. For example, online...

Times, Dreams & Death – Spreading ashes and gathering memories

Times, Dreams & Death – Spreading ashes and gathering memories

Sep 23, 2011

by Geoff Olson “Did you bring mom and dad?” Luckily, I had. I’m the absent-minded one in the family and to my sister’s relief, I remembered to pack my parents’ ashes in the trunk of my car. My family had rented a ski cabin in northern British Columbia for a weekend get-together and ceremony. On Saturday afternoon, the relatives gathered around a table...

Iron Deficiency Impacts

Iron Deficiency Impacts

Sep 20, 2011

From anemia to zoonosis, the benefits of medical screening need to outweigh the drawbacks DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels (zo•on•o•sis) n. a disease passed from animals to humans. The best and most useful medical screening takes people with no symptoms and puts them through a safe and simple test that can accurately locate a disease in an early enough stage to...

Jack Layton’s Legacy of Hope – A Letter to All Canadians

Jack Layton’s Legacy of Hope – A Letter to All Canadians

Sep 15, 2011

August 20, 2011 Toronto, Ontario Dear friends: Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful, inspiring and often beautiful notes, cards and gifts. Your spirit and love have lit up my home, my spirit and my determination. Unfortunately, my treatment has not worked...

Health workers lead alternative medicine use

Health workers lead alternative medicine use

Sep 15, 2011

by Andrea Burton A recent study by Johnson, Ward, Knutson and Sendelbach suggests healthcare workers (at 76 percent) are more likely than the general population (at 63 percent) to use complementary and alternative medicine. This is an important step forward for CAM; doctors and nurses regularly rate in the top five most trusted professions in Canada and their...

A Yes to cancel the HST is a Yes for democracy

A Yes to cancel the HST is a Yes for democracy

Sep 15, 2011

This has truly been a David versus Goliath battle British Columbians’ rejection of the Harmonized Sales Tax in today’s [August 26] binding referendum is historic and a victory for the people and for democracy in BC, says Bill Vander Zalm, the former BC premier who led Fight HST, the grassroots group that fought the tax. “British Columbians...

Coffee – the nectar of Sufism

Coffee – the nectar of Sufism

Sep 15, 2011

by Kathleen Seidel Most coffee drinkers today are probably unaware of coffee’s heritage in the Sufi orders of southern Arabia. Members of the Shadhiliyya order are said to have spread coffee drinking throughout the Islamic world sometime between the 13th and 15th centuries CE. A Shadhiliyya shaykh was introduced to coffee drinking in Ethiopia where the...

VIFF 2011 preview

VIFF 2011 preview

Sep 15, 2011

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead After a decade of covering documentary at the Vancouver International Film Festival (September 29 to October 14 this year), I’ve come to rely on certain staples. Each year, filmmakers tackle the issue of oil dependency with a sharp focus on the ecological and humanitarian travesty of the tar sands; wrestle with the vexed...

Ego as judge

Ego as judge

Sep 15, 2011

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young How often have you or someone you know said, “he thinks that just because…?” These types of expressions seem ubiquitous in our communications. Let’s think about this for a moment. When we do this, we are assuming we know the thoughts and motivations of others. Essentially, we think we can read...

Phenomenal food garden

Phenomenal food garden

Sep 15, 2011

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot Seed selection: what to grow? Ask yourself what you most like to eat. There’s not much point planting a row of space-hogging cabbages if no one likes cabbage. It also makes sense to grow food that costs more, especially if space is limited in your garden. To select plants that will thrive in your garden’s...

STAR WISE: September 2011 – by Mac McLaughlin

STAR WISE: September 2011 – by Mac McLaughlin

Sep 5, 2011

In ancient times, the astrologers would cast the royal horoscope of their King believing that whatever fate had in store for him was also the fate of the country and thusly themselves. Today, everyone and everything has a horoscope, be it a person, company, corporation, marriage or the start of any event. Canada began as a nation on July 1, 1867. The stars tell...

Acid-alkaline balance

Acid-alkaline balance

Sep 5, 2011

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina Several decades ago, western nutrition had little interest in acid-base balance, yet it was a central theme in macrobiotic eating and in eastern approaches to health. Things have changed and western scientists now recognize dietary patterns can put an immense burden on the body to restore an optimal acid-base balance. Our kidneys, in...