Monday, November 25, 2013


Where Chaos and Bloodshed Rule

As Murray Dobbin reports at The Tyee, Libya -- which prior to the NATO invasion boasted the highest standard of living in Africa -- is now well on its way to becoming a completely failed state, where chaos and bloodshed rule. Before NATO toppled Gadhafi, Libya had the lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy on the continent; now -- thanks to NATO -- it is the biggest open arms bazaar in the world.

So what was the real reason NATO destroyed a country that provided free medicare and education to its citizenry? Gadhafi was the #1 African head of state leading in the creation of African financial and communication institutions--independent of US and EU control.

For that crime, Libya (and Africa) were sacrificed to reckless "humanitarian imperialism."

Friday, November 22, 2013


Fossil Fuel Theft

Expedited fossil fuel export from Canada and the US to Asia means Canadians and Americans will soon be deprived of energy independence and left with massive toxic waste sites. In addition to the folly of exporting federally-subsidized fossil fuel reserves in terms of energy security for North America, the actual processing and shipping of these public energy assets wastes enormous amounts of energy itself. All told, energy export in Canada and the US is about theft of public assets and tribal properties by corporations in collusion with government leaders--nothing more.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


News from Winnipeg

In Episode 13: Informants and infiltrators (September 19, 2013) Escape Velocity Radio hosts Derek Hogue and Chris Hannah discuss the new documentary Informant -- a film about undercover police operatives in activist movements in Canada and the US -- and interview Sharmeen Khan, a Toronto-based organizer, about being infiltrated by the Ontario Provincial Police during the G20 protests in 2010.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Contracts and Compacts

As reported at Indian Country Today, American Indian tribes continue to be cheated by the U.S. Government out of funds for contracted tribal services. Under Obama, the cheating has escalated. Quinault Indian Nation president Fawn Sharp challenges Obama to end the cheating and discrimination perpetrated by the U.S. Government against American Indians.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Hillary Thatcher

Having begun her campaign for US president in 2016, Hillary Clinton's career is fair game. As Ralph Nader reports, it's not a pretty picture. Reading Hillary's conduct in the U.S. Senate and as U.S. Secretary of State, it is clear she stands up for US military aggression, and stands down when it comes to protecting working-class families from the predations of Wall Street.

Reminds me of another belligerent woman named Margaret Thatcher.

Saturday, November 09, 2013


Geographies of Desperation

As Katie Mazer reports at Briarpatch Magazine, Canada's brutal mistreatment of rural working-class people has turned Orwellian, with zealous, quota-meeting bureaucrats developing cruel means of removing what meager benefits are available to the seasonally employed--in some cases targeting whole communities for punishment. As government labour market planners conspire to herd families away from their roots, free market fanaticism is clearly driving this modern human outrage. As Mazer observes, labor security -- rooted in place and community -- is deemed a threat to the market, and thus an evil to be rooted out by government.

Saturday, November 02, 2013



This little story about sabotage at a financial services call centre should brighten your day.

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