Video: Why voting in British Columbia needs reform

Dayla Hart and David Gagnon recently put together this 2-minute stop motion LEGO® animation pointing out the fundamental flaw of First-Past-The-Post, and promoting Urban-Rural Proportional Representation for British Columbia’s voting system.

Meanwhile, the Vancouver LEGO® Club has built a transportation exhibit called People Gotta Move for the Museum of New Westminster. The exhibit is on at the Anvil Centre at 777 Columbia Street until November 16. Open daily 10 am – 5 pm, Thurs to 8 pm. The Anvil Centre is a 2 minute walk from the New West Skytrain Station. Entry is by donation.

Video – We Don’t Want Your Pipeline

We Don’t Want Your Pipeline is Bob Bossin’s musical response to the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The musicians on the live stage recording are Marie-Lynn Hammond, Keith Bennett, Ben Mink, Calvin Cairns, Paul Gellman and Dinah D.

The original We Don’t Want Your Pipeline was written by Robin and Linda Williams when people in Virginia had their own pipeline battle. Robin and Linda graciously let Bob write new verses for the Kinder Morgan fight.

Full credits, lyrics, sheet music and other info about “Pipeline” can be found here.

Alert to ‘Roundup Ready Crops’

Here is a presentation by Thierry Vrain focussing on GMOs, specifically ‘Roundup-ready crops’ and their nutritional implications. From the American College of Nutrition channel on YouTube.

Defend our climate rally 2014

Defending Our Climate Rally from Ennid on Vimeo.

On May 10, 2014 thousands of Canadians coast-to-coast stood up to defend our climate and our local communities. In British Columbia, Canada, thousands of concerned people came together at Sunset Beach in Vancouver. Of great concern are the proposed pipelines and the increased risk for oil spills on the pristine BC coast & lands and the salmon farming industry which poses risk to wild salmon and the environment.

Video: Edward Snowdon at TED Conference

Mar 18, 2014

Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.