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RCMP Sexual Harassment & the Protection of Women

November 30, 2011


Statement by Women’s and Community Groups regarding RCMP Sexual Harassment Allegations (Vancouver, BC) November 17, 2011 – We applaud the courage of Catherine Galliford, Krista Carle and the other women members of the RCMP who have broken the brotherhood code of silence revealing the ongoing sexism they experienced in the form of sexual harassment within […]

Legends of Myself 32

November 25, 2011


Continued from Legends of Myself 31 32.  Vancouver, 1958:  Radioactive Mud on Hastings Street When I stayed with my father in Vancouver the previous summer, I may have lived in the Butler Hotel then.  But 1958 is the first time I’m certain of that address.  The Butler was almost always the place my father checked into […]

200-Plus Economists Support Occupy Wall Street

November 23, 2011


Economists Statement in Support of Occupy Wall Street We are economists who oppose ideological cleansing in the economics profession. Equally we oppose political cleansing in the vital debate over the causes and consequences of our current economic crisis. We support the efforts of the Occupy Wall Street movement across the country and across the globe […]

The Joy of Prohibition

November 19, 2011


The Economy vs Climate Change: No Contest

November 13, 2011


Look at the economy. See it wobble this way. See it wobble that way. A major stumble in Greece.  Didn’t fall. A bigger stumble in Italy.  Still a-wobbling. The economy, yes, this is the mighty, muscled thing that we are going to use to fight the effects of climate change when it kicks in. Oh […]

Legends of Myself 31

November 11, 2011


Continued from Legends of Myself 30   31. Century Sam I first met Century Sam on Skid Road, and—perhaps because propaganda reaches street-level (and thus kid-level) most efficiently in an urban setting—it’s only there that I actually remember him: button nose and fringe beard, a vest, red-checked shirt, ragged hat and gumboots. That season he was […]

Smokin’ Joe Frazier, The Great Nemesis, 1944-2011

November 9, 2011


A great champion demands a great nemesis.  George Foreman gave Ali his greatest victory, a victory of tactics over power, but it was Joe Frazier who fought the champion’s defining battles. Famously, Frazier was the first to hand Ali a defeat.  To be a great nemesis, the possibility of victory must always be there.  Smokin’ […]