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Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Jul 2, 2015

by Bruce Mason • A global chorus now has a conductor with impeccable timing and sense of harmony, a man who connects all the dots while just getting warmed up. Of the 300 formal teachings on Catholic doctrine over 275 years, Pope Francis’ Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home is like music; it’s universal. The Pope’s uncompromising indictment of...

War is a racket

War is a racket

Jul 2, 2015

By Major General Smedley Butler (1881 – 1940)   • Smedley Darlington Butler was a United States Marine Corps Major General, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in US history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, Central...

Democracy in Canada

Democracy in Canada

Jul 2, 2015

Some modest proposals by Don Davies • Like few others, the last decade in Canadian politics has exposed serious deficiencies in Canadian democracy. Parliament was prorogued by a Prime Minister afraid of losing a confidence vote in the House of Commons. An unelected Senate has generated scores of scandals, ranging from allegations of bribery, to fraud, to...

Canada’s wrong turn on terrorism

Canada’s wrong turn on terrorism

Jul 2, 2015

by Anthony James Hall • The ascent of the Canadian police state through the passage of Bill C-51 has raised the stakes in the coming federal election. The vote is shaping up as a kind of referendum on whether or not Canadians will grant free reign to Harper’s open-ended crusade against anticipated “terrorism.” Many Canadians are realizing that, if we...

Understanding Harper’s actions takes some mental acrobatics

Understanding the Harper government’s foreign policies requires great mental flexibility. While Mr. Harper misses no opportunity to denounce Russia’s land grab of the Crimean peninsula, he fully supports Israel’s land grab in the Occupied Territories. Harper also proclaims it is absolutely illegal for Ukraine’s eastern provinces to strive for separation...

Super unequal British Columbia

Super unequal British Columbia

Jul 2, 2015

BC tops the inequality list on many fronts READ IT by Bruce Mason • Have you heard that BC has earned yet another top spot on a list? No, not most “liveable,” “boring,” “expensive” or “unhappy.” Turns out the province is the most “unequal” in Canada. Here are a few numbers to crunch: more than half (56.2 percent) of the wealth in BC is...

Push needed for wireless reform

Push needed for wireless reform

Jul 2, 2015

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by David Christopher • Canadians pay some of the highest prices for cell phone service in the industrialized world. Confirmation of this recently arrived in the form of the 2015 Wall Report, an official price comparison analysis jointly commissioned by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Industry...

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. Jane Goodall on the real story on GE Foods

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. Jane Goodall on the real story on GE Foods

Jun 1, 2015

a Foreword to Altered Genes, Twisted Truth by Jane Goodall I well remember how horrified I felt when I learned that scientists had succeeded in reconfiguring the genetics of plants and animals. The first genetically engineered (GE) plants were created in the 1980s, but I did not hear about them until the 1990s when they were first commercialized. It seemed a...

Druker’s Challenge to Monsanto on GMO Food

Druker’s Challenge to Monsanto on GMO Food

Jun 1, 2015

Steven Druker has hurled a bold challenge at Monsanto, demanding it try to find any inaccurate statements of fact in the new book he has written – Altered Genes, Twisted Truth – exposing the substantial risks of genetically engineered foods (GE foods, GM foods, GMOs) and the multiple misrepresentations that have enabled them to permeate world markets. He...

Will the Stephen Harper war sway voters?

Will the Stephen Harper war sway voters?

Jun 1, 2015

by Anthony J. Hall Alberta’s dramatic political transformation is energizing the campaign to rid Canada of Stephen Harper’s reign. The imperative to defeat the Harper government in the October federal election requires that we pragmatically identify, illuminate and deconstruct the PM’s core campaign strategy. Harper is presenting himself to the electorate...