Early Theme Adopters: Hemingway Rewritten

In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Hemingway Rewritten, a free theme that makes... Read More

Does BC’s Neglect of Poverty Constitute a Eugenics Plan?

There has been a great deal of talk in recent decades about the cycle of poverty, how it’s a vicious circle that children have difficulty getting out of. Human chromosomes with telomeres stained fluorescent red. Copyright Nakamura et al. It... Read More

Senator Frum and Minister Poilievre Have a Strange–and Suspicious–Set of Priorities When it comes to Electoral Reform

Senator Frum seems to think that the route to higher voter participation lies not only outside the offices of Elections Canada, but primarily through the mechanism of restoring “integrity and public confidence” by demanding higher “common sense”  requirements of voter... Read More

Celebrating Earth Day 2014

Ecologists and entomologists. Natural history buffs. Bloggers with green thumbs. We’re among many WordPress.com users focused on nature and the environment. Today, let’s celebrate the work of some of these bloggers. ... Read More

Occupy Vancouver Will Meet Again at 6:15pm on May 1

Whatever that looks like! It’s Earth Day. Let’s honour our ecology by rebooting Occupy Vancouver on May Day! At first, I put out a call to see who wants to have a meeting to discuss connecting a rebooted Occupy Vancouver... Read More

Holi: People, Colors, Emotions, and a Little Bit of Splash

“Holi (English pronunciation: /ˈhoʊliː/) (Sanskrit: होली) is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours and the festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other... Read More

Casa Susanna: A 1950s Transvestite Hideaway

“I never stopped to think what a heterosexual transvestite was,” admitted Tony award-winning writer and actor Harvey Fierstein in a recent, wide-ranging discussion with LightBox about his new play, Casa Valentina, and the powerful real-life photos that inspired it.  Based on the story... Read More

I am a Nationalist

By David Morgan There you go – I’ve said it. I subscribe to a political philosophy that (in the context of the Scottish Independence debate at least) dare not speak its name. The very word itself has become a term... Read More

Harper’s tough choice on new fighter jet for Canada

A document that was supposed to help Stephen Harper achieve his goal of buying F-35 fighter jets may make his choice more difficult. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has wanted F-35s since at least 2008, when his Canada First Defence Strategy... Read More

The World Economic Forum Is Now Occupy’s Mouthpiece

By the way, if you were keeping track, the World Economic Forum rules the world. They’re the richest corporations in the world getting together with governments to plan the world. And why not, they’re the elite. And it turns out,... Read More

What Would Jesus Occupy?

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a... Read More

BC’s New Landscape and Ecology Eradication Projects!

Once upon a time, before we knew much about ecology and systems theory, corporations just went around raping and pillaging the countryside, polluting whatever they wanted. Shhh, there’s a secret new law: it’s open season for corporations to rape and... Read More

The Foul Odour Of Corruption That Comes From The Office Of The Prime Minister Of Canada ..

The Canadian Progressive hits the nail on the head with this article…..New documents released by the RCMP suggest that the Senate expenses scandal is closing in on Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives. For Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, the... Read More

Democracy Blooming at the Margins: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine and Taiwan

From OpenDemocracy.net, yesterday. Jasmin Mujanović 14 April 2014 The terrifying spectre in these countries is not of ravenous foreign capital, though there is plenty of experience with this too, but of the persistent suffering of being an oft bloodied geopolitical... Read More

What Yoko Ono Knows About Fracking

Today we are fresh off the tar soaked heels of Enbridge’s lie and spin machine in Kitimat, leading to a vote AGAINST their toxic future. In Kitimat, in a non-binding plebiscite, the people of Kitimat, but not the first peoples... Read More

Speaking out against the Morgentaler Clinic closure

Hon. Rona AmbroseMinister of HealthHouse of CommonsOttawa, ONK1A 0A6April 10, 2014Dear Minister Ambrose,As you are likely aware, the Morgentaler Clinic in New Brunswick will be shutting its door at the end of July. The clinic has provided safe abortion services... Read More

They are incapable of Governing

At what point does the fact that the Conservative government is just not competent enough at the process of government to produce laws that don’t violate our guaranteed Charter rights and are therefore stuck down by the courts constitute political... Read More

Poor Kids, Poor Families and Shame

“When Centennial’s students found out Seymour couldn’t hold a pyjama day because many students didn’t have pyjamas, they fundraised to buy every Seymour student a pair last Christmas.” - When the Field Trip’s Too Pricey, Students ‘Self-Exclude’ BC’s disgusting and... Read More

OFFICIAL OPPOSITION LEADER TOM MULCAIR’S STATEMENT ON JIM FLAHERTY’S PASSING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2014“It is with great sadness that Catherine and I learned of Jim Flaherty’s passing today. We join all New Democrats in offering our most sincere condolences to his family, loved ones and colleagues in this difficult... Read More

The Death of Jim Flaherty

“We are, of course, not in the world alone and our lives here are finite.” “Our individual and family responsibilities are primary. Yet the desire to accumulate private goods in the end does not lead to satisfaction simply because, as... Read More