Link to animated video on this website - hosted on YouTube

No to fracking Yes to our future

No to fracking Yes to our future

Feb 1, 2016

NO means we KNOW by Bruce Mason • Are you part of Christy’s so-called “Forces of NO?” If so, congratulations! You’re also saying “YES” to facts, environmental stewardship and a burgeoning renewable economy. “Fear of change?” Nonsense. Another LNG lie. In 2011, when rich elites handed over power to Christy Clark from Gordon Campbell, the...

Netflix to freeze out customer internet privacy tools

Netflix to freeze out customer internet privacy tools

Feb 1, 2016

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Meghan Sali • When David Fullagar, Netflix vice president of Content Delivery Architecture, announced last week the company would be cracking down on users who employ privacy tools while watching Netflix, you could practically hear the groans reverberate across the globe. The bombshell was dropped only a week after Netflix launched service...

Environmental rights are human rights

Environmental rights are human rights

Feb 1, 2016

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • My grandparents came here from Japan at the beginning of the 20th century. Although it would be a one-way trip, the perilous journey across the Pacific was worth the risk. They left behind extreme poverty for a wealth of opportunity. But Canada was different then, a racist country built on policies of colonization,...

Nine cheeky ideas for books on medicine

Nine cheeky ideas for books on medicine

Jan 1, 2016

DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels •  Looking forward to a fresh new year of reporting from the underbelly of health and drugs, many ideas rush to mind. Surely another book is in the works? To start the year out right, here’s nine new, tongue-in-cheek ideas for books on health and pharmaceutical subjects that I think need a full airing. Let me ask you this: which...

GMO BITES: Russian agriculture to be GMO-free

GMO BITES: Russian agriculture to be GMO-free

Jan 1, 2016

by Sustainable Pulse.com   • Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the Russian Parliament that Russia should become the world’s largest supplier of organic foods, in a message released to the media on Thursday. “Not only can we ourselves eat it, but also taking into account our land and water – which is particularly important – resources...

Five challenges we face on digital rights for the Internet in 2016

Five challenges we face on digital rights for the Internet in 2016

Jan 1, 2016

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by David Christopher • What a year 2015 has been! In the space of just 12 months, with the support of our amazing community and partners around the globe, OpenMedia fought to ensure people everywhere have affordable access to an Internet that is surveillance and censorship-free. Highlights include winning a historic fight at the U.S. FCC for...

Join Amnesty International’s letter writing campaign

Join Amnesty International’s letter writing campaign

Dec 1, 2015

• Every year around Human Rights Day on December 10, activists in more than 140 countries around the world come together to write letters calling for the protection and promotion of human rights. Why December 10? It was on December 10th, 1948, that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted at the UN by world leaders. Canadian John Humphrey...

GMO Bites

Approval of GM salmon eggs challenged in Canadian court • Environmental groups have challenged Environment Canada’s decision to approve the production of genetically modified salmon eggs, citing the ecological dangers of such a risky action. The Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society partnered together in challenging Environment Canada’s decision...

Canadians to Trudeau: Let’s talk C-51!

Canadians to Trudeau: Let’s talk C-51!

Dec 1, 2015

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by David Christopher • As the dust settles after the recent federal election, the priorities of Canada’s new Liberal majority government are becoming clear. Early signs show the government intends to pursue an ambitious agenda: there are nearly 300 items on the to-do lists Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has assigned to members of his...

Next step: proportional representation

– Fair Vote Canada • After an election in which 9,093,630 (51.8%) votes went nowhere, Justin Trudeau has a golden opportunity to bring a more democratic voting system to Canada. Liberals won a majority with 39.5% of the popular vote and more than half of all voters were unable to cast an effective ballot. They now will wait another four years to have the...