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Medication civil disobedience

Medication civil disobedience

Dec 1, 2014

DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. – Dr. William Osler You may have heard about Stanley Milgram, the American psychologist who carried out some of the most infamous research on obedience back in the 1960s, but have you heard of...

Environmental rights

Environmental rights

Dec 1, 2014

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • The idea of a right to a healthy environment is getting traction at Canada’s highest political levels. Federal Opposition MP Linda Duncan recently introduced “An Act to Establish a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights” in Parliament. If it’s passed, our federal government will have a legal duty to protect...

Antarctica’s golden years

Antarctica’s golden years

Dec 1, 2014

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • Director Mike Leigh is a British institution, producing subtle, sensitive films that run deep, such as the 1996 Palme d’Or winner Secrets & Lies and his earlier Life Is Sweet. His latest work to hit these shores – opening on Christmas Day – is a biopic about the last 25 years of the great English...

Relationship barriers

Relationship barriers

Dec 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Find the love you seek by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home. – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar I often work with individuals who have a history of not being respected or who were even treated badly in relationships. And not just in couples’...

Inspiring others

Inspiring others

Dec 1, 2014

A NEW EARTH by Eckhart Tolle • To read Eckhart Tolle’s latest column, please see the current print edition of Common Ground. For copyright reasons, we are authorized to publish this column in our print version only. More than 1/4 million people read Common Ground every month! Pick up your copy today. This article appeared in the DECEMBER 2014 print...

A superfood holiday meal

A superfood holiday meal

Dec 1, 2014

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Sahar Lakhani • Picture this! Instead of a dinner that leaves you and your guests overweight and over-stuffed, you can enjoy a superbly satisfying and healthful celebration meal. A holiday can be an opportunity to introduce delicious options to family and friends as part of the feast or as the main event. If you are a...

STAR WISE: December 2014

STAR WISE: December 2014

Dec 1, 2014

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces Astrology is a symbolic language in which the symbols for the planets and signs, and the aspects that the planets form, relate reams of information. The greatest stories ever told lie within the pages of the ephemeris. The ephemeris...

The CRTC and the internet’s future

The CRTC and the internet’s future

Dec 1, 2014

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Steve Anderson and Josh Tabish • Last December, telecom policy-makers at the CRTC began a year-long consultation on the future of Canada’s Internet services. The Review of Wholesale Services consultation is examining how Canadians are served by the current structure of our telecommunications system and the policies that govern...

A seasonal sampler

A seasonal sampler

Dec 1, 2014

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason • Shakespeare advised, “If music be the food of love, play on” and you’re in the right place and time to feast on local, seasonal sonic celebrations and larger concerts at community venues – featuring trad faves and new variations for fans of all ages. Listing all the options would fill this issue of Common Ground, but...

Leo “Bud” Welch

Leo “Bud” Welch

Nov 20, 2014

One rockin’ octogenarian MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason • For 82-year-old guitarist/singer Leo “Bud” Welch, it’s been the biggest year of his life. The first real-deal, old-school Mississippi bluesman to be discovered and recorded in a long time made his first album in January, got his first passport and took his first flight from as far back in the...