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Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Mar 1, 2015

HeForShe UN campaign to end gender inequality an invitation from UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson • Last fall, British actor Emma Watson launched the United Nations campaign, HeForShe, a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity for the benefit of all. The HeForShe initiative...

Rules be damned!

Harper Conservatives bent on deregulation by Frants Attorp • Since they came to power in 2006, the Harper Conservatives have been on a single-minded mission to rid Canada of rules – rules that protect the environment, ensure public safety, protect workers’ rights, support social programs and promote Canadian culture. The name of the game is deregulation...

Raising a stink over getting Pinked

Raising a stink over getting Pinked

Mar 1, 2015

Will “Boob Bombing” really prevent breast cancer? DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs Rarely, if ever, has a disease colonized a colour, but that’s precisely what you can say about the corporate fundraising behemoth around breast cancer. It’s audacious, sometimes crass and very hard to miss. And did I say,...

Your liver the inner alchemist

Your liver the inner alchemist

Mar 1, 2015

by Terry Willard • Your liver is one of the most exciting organs in your entire body. It is responsible for more functions than almost any other organ in your body and the fact that the root of the word “liver” is the word “live” in many languages should open our eyes to clues. So why do we take it for granted? Well, for the most part, it simply...

Solar Impulse first plane to fly without fuel

Solar Impulse first plane to fly without fuel

Mar 1, 2015

by Bruce Mason • As you read this, one of the greatest adventures in the 21st century, if not in human history, is unfolding: a flight around the world, powered only by the sun. The objective is to attract the world and focus attention on preserving our planet and sustaining and improving our quality of life. It is intended to motivate global society – you...

BC’s phoney “balanced budget”

by Reimar Kroecher • Our mainstream media is dutifully extolling BC’s achievement of a balanced budget. Our liberal government, so we are told, has earned bragging rights for tightly controlling spending and preventing tax increases. However, even a cursory look at this budget reveals a different picture. To begin with, on the income side, there are...

Spring into year-round food production

Spring into year-round food production

Mar 1, 2015

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot • Seed selection: To answer the question, “What shall I grow?” ask yourself what you and your family like to eat most. Plants adapt to cultural conditions so organic seeds grow best for organic gardeners and regional seeds have an edge over seeds grown in other climates because these plants have adapted to local...

Lynne Quarmby

Lynne Quarmby

Mar 1, 2015

One scientist Harper can’t muzzle runs for Parliament by Bruce Mason • “Make It Happen,” the theme for International Women’s Day on March 8, is something Lynne Quarmby has long embraced and embodied. To honour her achievements and progress, Common Ground shares some of Lynne’s thoughts following her recent, rapid, high-profile, but highly...

Edward Snowden film wins Oscar

Edward Snowden film wins Oscar

Mar 1, 2015

by Joseph Roberts • The Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour won Best Documentary at this year’s Oscars. Director Laura Poitras accepted the award alongside Glenn Greenwald and Lindsay Mills, Snowden’s girlfriend. In her acceptance speech Poitras said, “The disclosures that Edward Snowden reveals don’t only expose a threat to our privacy, but to our...

GMO Bites: March 2015

GMO Bites: March 2015

Mar 1, 2015

• In January, groups from around the world joined together to denounce the US government for allowing the first genetically engineered tree, a loblolly pine, to be legalized with no government or public oversight, with no assessment of their risks to the public or the environment and with no regard for the overwhelming public opposition to GE...