“In a peaceful age I might have written ornate or merely descriptive books, and might have remained almost unaware of my political loyalties. As it is I have been forced into becoming a sort of pamphleteer.”—George Orwell, Why I Write, 1946
George Orwell warned of totalitarian states in his dystopic novel ‘1984.’ (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
On April 14, provincial and territorial leaders are to meet in Quebec City for a special Council of Federation meeting to talk about climate change. Some prominent Canadians -- and many others, less prominent but equally concerned -- plan to attend a march there on April 11, in an attempt to get a message to our politicians about the urgent need for action.
The World Federalist Movement has issued a press release about Canada's new federal legislation ratifying the implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions -- an international treaty intended to ban the use of cluster bombs.
The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust is accepting applications for their 2016 program. Applications are due by April 30, 2015 and forms can be downloaded from the Nuffield Canada website at http://www.nuffield.ca.
Three scholarships of $15,000 each are available for 2016.
Sometimes I think everyone would benefit, at some time in our lives, from the help of a facility such as this. There are aspects of modern society (and some families) that seem to be actively "crazy-making" and I wonder, at times, whether some symptoms attributed to "mental disorders" are simply an individual's self-preserving reaction to some of the insanity of our world. Whether it i
What are the consequences when elected governments make policy based on faith and imperial hubris instead of science and expertise? It's a question that is forcing itself on the world as we watch the United States, Britain, NATO and the Harper government continue to up the ante in the confrontation with Russia over the Ukraine.
10,000 girls, women and their families gathering from around BC are excited to discover why the sky really is no limit and meet with Astronaut Wendy Lawrence, veteran of 4 missions to space.
Vol. 17, No. 8
24 Feb 2015
We have to stop filling and killing the oceans with plastic
By David Suzuki
Coastal First Nations Say Eagle Spirit Pipeline Announcement Is Misleading; Pipeline Has No Support on BC Coast
First Nations opposition to heavy oil exports on the BC coast is unanimous, including in Eagle Spirit President’s home community of Lax Kw’alaams.