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Video: Walk for Peace June 30

Video: Walk for Peace June 30

Jun 25, 2012

Saturday June 30th join the thousands who will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Vancouver’s famous Walk for Peace. The day kick off at Kits Beach at 12 noon for a 1:00 pm walk across the Burrard Street Bridge to the Sunset Beach entertainment stage in the West End. In 1982, against the escalating nuclear arms race, many diverse groups came together to...

Vancouver’s first Walk for Peace

Vancouver’s first Walk for Peace

Jun 1, 2012

2012 Walk for Peace: June 30th • A short history by Joseph Roberts • The year was 1982. Against the backdrop of the escalating nuclear arms race, 168 different groups cooperated to create Vancouver’s first Walk For Peace; 35,000 people gathered that first year, followed by 65,000 in 1983 and by 1984 we were 100,000 strong. We came together at...

Ending the war on everything

Ending the war on everything

Jun 1, 2012

It’s time to declare peace on people, places and the planet • by Geoff Olson • “War!” Edwin Starr roared in the 1969 Motown protest song of the same name, “What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!” Yet from the evidence of everyday speech, you might get the impression it must be good for something. North American social...

What peace means to me

What peace means to me

Jun 1, 2012

Global Elders' mission is to aid humanity by Lorraine Sims • Despite all of the ghastliness in the world, human beings are made for goodness. The ones that are held in high regard are not militarily powerful, nor even economically prosperous. They have a commitment to try and make the world a better place. – – Desmond Tutu In 1999, Peter...

Peace then and now

Peace then and now

Jun 1, 2012

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. – Dalai Lama When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. – Jimi Hendrix Be the peace you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi Get active...

Pharmaceuticals and cancer links

Pharmaceuticals and cancer links

Jun 1, 2012

DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels The people's briefing note on prescription drugs •   The Canadian Cancer Society recently came out with some very welcome news –Canada’s cancer death rate is dropping. One of the biggest contributing factors has been prevention. Simply put, fewer of us are dying of cancer than in the past. And if we do get it,...

Food matters

Food matters

Jun 1, 2012

Take a seat at the big table by David Tracey • Food is a delight, a wonder, a blessing, a need and a problem as big as the world. One billion people don’t have enough to eat, according to the UN World Food Programme, and hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. At the same time, another one billion people are...

Making a difference

Making a difference

Jun 1, 2012

Yvette Eastman 1938 – 2012 by Rosemary Phillips • Yvette Eastman was the founder and force behind Touchpoint Institute of Reflexology and Kinesthetics (formerly Canadian Institute of Reflexology) and a pioneer, teacher, author, filmmaker, risk-taker, humanitarian, go-getter, mother, wife, animal and nature lover and friend to many. Yvette has left...

9/11: Have we been bamboozled?

9/11: Have we been bamboozled?

Jun 1, 2012

by Jim Fetzer • Here are four stories that didn’t make the mainstream news. They range from some you will find easy to believe to some you’ll find incredible. If you want to know more about the fabrication of 9/11 and you’re tired of the lies we’ve been told or want new independent information, you’ll want to attend The Vancouver Hearings, June 15-17...

Speak out on June 4

Speak out on June 4

Jun 1, 2012

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • Canada would be a different place without our 80,000 registered charities dedicated to everything from health to economic policy to the environment. Recent efforts by the federal government and its backers in media and industry front groups like Ethical Oil to demonize and silence legitimate organizations ignore the...

Good Eats

Good Eats

Jun 1, 2012

La Dolce Vita by Alastair Gregor Summer time and the living is easy; it’s the time of year when the curious get out and seek new foods, explore what’s in season and experiment with the tastiest, freshest produce of the year. Good Eats is here to bring you La Dolce Vita – The Sweet Life – and we invite you to join us on a culinary...

Funny and foreign

Funny and foreign

Jun 1, 2012

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead   From Where Do We Go Now? Left to right: Roukoz (Ali Haidar) and Nassim (Kevin Abboud). Photo by Rudy Bou Chebel ©, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics. Two foreign language comedies out this month give Hollywood a run for its money with feel-good crowd-pleasers. First to Paris. The Intouchables is a buddy story,...

Challenge your life

Challenge your life

Jun 1, 2012

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. – Joseph Campbell It is normal to feel frustrated or disappointed when things go wrong. It is also normal to feel a sense of unfairness when we carry burdens to which others seem immune. The quality of our life...