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Jane Goodall: Mind and heart working together

Jane Goodall: Mind and heart working together

May 7, 2016

a conversation with Jane Goodall by Joseph Roberts •Jane Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the...

Where is the justice for Stephan family?

Where is the justice for Stephan family?

May 7, 2016

There’s something happening here by Ian Stewart • In 1966 the band Buffalo Springfield wrote a great protest song in response to some repressive laws of their day. “There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear There’s a man with a gun over there Telling me I got to beware” Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It...

Read It: Project Animal Farm

Read It: Project Animal Farm

May 7, 2016

ReadIt! by Bruce Mason • Unlike many issues related to modern life, in terms of our food, the future is fundamentally in our hands. Deciding to put our money where our mouths are constitutes an important factor in personal and planetary survival. And more and more people are aware of an incessant, essential wake-up call. One of most important voices emerging...

News Bites – cruelty free cosmetics and glyphosate for breakfast

News Bites – cruelty free cosmetics and glyphosate for breakfast

May 7, 2016

NEWS BITES Help outlaw cosmetic animal testing and trade • At the beginning of the year, the #BeCrueltyFree Canada team introduced the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. Help this bill become law and sign the petition at www.hsi.org Select Canada as your country and then type Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act Petition in the search bar. This bill would make it illegal to...

National Climate Strategy

National Climate Strategy

May 7, 2016

State your views by May 31 • At the end of April, the Trudeau Government launched public consultations on its National Climate Strategy, marking a milestone for Canada. Now, we have to make a choice. On one side, fossil fuel lobbyists supported by Premiers Clark, Nutley and Wall are pushing the Trudeau government to expand Canada’s tar sands and fracking...

GMO Bites – Challenges to Monsanto and GMO science

GMO Bites – Challenges to Monsanto and GMO science

May 7, 2016

Dr. Thierry Vrain Challenges Science 2.0 • Dr. Thierry Vrain continues to speak about the dangers of GMOs. He was scheduled to give a lecture at the Museum of Science in Houston in April, but it was cancelled because of a last-minute storm of emails and a prominent blog by professor Kevin Folta of the University of Florida. The developing saga was posted on...

Celebrate the wisdom of elders, artists and visionaries

Celebrate the wisdom of elders, artists and visionaries

Apr 1, 2016

You are invited to a historic reconciliation gathering at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, April 22, 2016   • Reconciliation demands that we relearn history and consider how the status quo works against a just future for all. South Africa is overcoming decades of divisions, and in Australia there is tremendous learning about correcting the colonial past. Here...

Towards the Reconciliation Bridge & Vancouver’s High Line

by Joseph Roberts • The January, 2016, edition of Common Ground contained an article about transforming the Georgia Viaduct into a Reconciliation Bridge, a symbolic link between First Nations and our invading, immigrating European culture. Our Walk for Reconciliation in 2013 drew estimates of 70,000 in the rain across our old Georgia Viaduct, inspiring this...

The Trans Pacific Partnership

The Trans Pacific Partnership

Apr 1, 2016

A bad deal for Canada, our food and our health by Bobbie Blair   • More than a decade after he was fired from his position as senior scientific advisor at Health Canada for telling the truth, Canadian ‘whistleblower’ Dr. Shiv Chopra is now warning us about a new threat to our health and our food safety: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). In 2004,...

The problem with animal research

The problem with animal research

Apr 1, 2016

by John Pranger • Sponsored by the Animal Defense & Anti-Vivisection Society of BC. vivisectionresearch.ca The arrival in Canada each year of monkeys destined for the laboratory shows the entrenched nature of Canada’s R&D community. While the use of animals in medical research and toxicity testing is being scaled back elsewhere in the world – due...