The NaMos are Coming! The NaMos are Coming!

November is one week away, and that means NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo are, too! If you’ve been thinking about reinvigorating your blogging or are finally ready to stop procrastinating on that book you’ve always wanted to write, these two great events... Read More

The CBC Respects Dignity Better than Corporate Media

Corporate media, being owned by corporations, needs to maximize shareholder wealth. That means news is a loss leader. News is about generating sensationalism, excitement or hysteria. News is about generating ratings to charge more for advertising to maximize shareholder wealth.... Read More


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Shooting On Parliament Hill In Ottawa !!! UPDATED

 - There have been 3 separate shooting incidents in and around the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada. Details are sketchy. Early reports that Soldier at War Memorial has died from attack.- At least two people were shot after multiple... Read More

Living well is the best revenge.

Lets respond to this attack on Canada by being as Canadian as we can just as hard as we can.By being decent, and courteous, and concerned about each other and committed to peace and justice and shared struggle. Lets respond... Read More

Shooting On Parliament Hill In Ottawa !!!

- There have been 3 separate shooting incidents in and around the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada. Details are sketchy. – At least two people were shot after multiple gunmen opened fire on Parliament Hill and the nearby cenotaph.-... Read More

Climate Change Science Deniers, Ignorance and Media’s False Balance

Climate change deniers are science deniers. That makes them either stupid, or so incredibly biased/conflicted that they are willing to ignore science and dodge accusations of their own stupidity to accomplish some other goal. In BC we are producing oil,... Read More

The Big LNG Tax Regime Vomit Bucket

Cue sweet new day[tm] political campaign music, invoking images of a unicorn flying over our quaint village, then Robert Redford in voiceover: “LNG will be a $ trillion sector, reaping billions in revenue for the province [due to some kind... Read More

Harper, the Dog of War

For Harper, 6 CF-18s in Kuwait, all war all the time, phoning up the Pentagon asking where we can become more militarily engaged…all these things lead to a war posture, including a soldier being killed at home. A war posture... Read More

Join Ricochet: A new take on independent media.

Have you joined yet? No? So, you’re good with corporate media spinning things for you, against your personal, community, national and ecological interests? Oh. Ok. Ricochet is an audacious response to a difficult context. Independent and in the public interest,... Read More

If You Read But One Thing About Universal Childcare This Week

Line them up here. In this one section of universal childcare analysis by one of the smartest people in the country, Michal Rozworski, we see a number of significant policy issues addressed: affordable childcare. universality. feminism. including mothers in the... Read More

Transportation After Fossil Fuels: A Decade Away?

Once upon a time, I rode the maglev at the Japan pavilion at Expo 86. Since then, I’ve come to see that that was the Commodore Vic 20 of high speed travel. What’s the new standard? ET3. So if you’ve... Read More

Beauty Pageants and the BC Liberals

There are no words. 2 former @HyackFestival Miss New West girls and 1 former Miss White Rock now working for Today's @bcliberals — Kirsten Hamilton (@kirstenmay13) September 21, 2014 December 16, 2013 The Secret Weapon: Self-Esteem (0)April 16, 2009... Read More

How to Spot an Ecology Troll

Start with an oil spill apologist/minimizer. Work with the twisted logic that since all ships and oil tankers don’t crash all the time, any concern over one that might [and our government's pathetic incompetence in prevention and disaster-aversion] is eco-hysteria.... Read More

Transit Should Be Free; Until Then…

$1/day is a good start to get there. It’s good for the environment. It reduces commuter stress. It forces governments to increase progressive taxation to cover infrastructure costs. It uses BC’s cheap hydro electricity. It combats rampant zombie consumerism. The... Read More

People Should Stop Attacking The Margaret Wente

It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t read Naomi Klein’s new book about climate change. It doesn’t matter because the internet of things. It doesn’t matter because most of what’s important in the world is in the comment section of news... Read More

Simushir and BC’s Energy Future

[I was finishing my presentation to the BC government Finance Committee for their 2015 budget the other day. Now Simushir has begun to threaten ecological disaster. That puts a new context in here as I submit my ideas today. I'm... Read More

People Want BC Corporations to Pay More Tax

…or do they? Every year the BC government consults with citizens on what should go into their budget. Last year over 25% of the online survey respondents said new revenue should come from increased corporate taxes, triple the rate of... Read More

New Theme: Penscratch

Today we have a brand new free theme especially for writers and bloggers! Penscratch Penscratch is a clean, sophisticated theme for sharing your writing. Whether you’re working on an analytical essay, an anthology of poems, or a piece of long-form... Read More

Ebola outbreak: NDP wants details on emergency plan for Canada

Media Link: Ebola outbreak: NDP wants details on emergency plan for CanadaCBC.caNew Democrats are asking the federal government to be more transparent about the steps being taken to prevent an Ebola outbreak in Canada and to produce a vaccine for the... Read More