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Just more than a year into Christy Clark's "surprise government," the future fate of British Columbia is anything but certain.

Mega-projects loom over the lands and waters like great circling carrion birds, their shadows a chilling reminder of the destructive potential of the political process.

Meanwhile, ...
Whether environmental, economic, social, political, or personal there is little doubt we are in a world of trouble. One place where all the disparate dilemmas we face can be addressed is in the media, but there too we find discord, corruption, and systemic breakdown.

From the concentration of information ...
From Gutenberg, the telegraph, radio waves, television, cable, and the Internet, communications has brought us a long way. Of Johannes Gutenberg's invention of the European printing press, based on a system of mechanical, moveable-type, the internet encyclopaedia, Wikipedia, describes the original information ...
Welcome to CFUV's Victoria Day extravaganza, wherein we provide wall to wall coverage of most things Victoria.

Along with the age-old concept of consumer and other forms of economic boycotts, divestment is a new strategy being employed to change what is perceived to be the negative social and environmental ...
The great Canadian writer and environmentalist, Farley Mowat would have been 93 today. Sadly, Farley, author of more than thirty books, including such classics as 'A Whale for the Killing,' 'Never Cry Wolf,' and 'Sea of Slaughter' was a strident defender of the natural world, and fought to protect it ...
Went down to the YYJ Defend Our Climate rally today
Over the weekend, Victoria commemorated the 44th Earth Day with a rally, march, and the Creatively United for the Planet festival. The hope is, we can bring the various quarters of our human society together to bring some semblance of sanity to the way we live upon this, our only viable address within ...
Went down to the manifestation and march for Earth Day 2014. Fine weather greeted the 500-odd souls who, after some music, wended their way through Victoria to the St. Ann's Academy grounds.
Tucked into the Northwest corner of the African continent, a desperate struggle for national recognition continues, largely overlooked by the outside world.

The people of the Western Sahara, the Saharawi, have suffered annexation, colonization, and occupation at the hands of a variety of malefactors, ...
A Garry Oak Meadow or the ‘dozers?

South Jubilee Neighbourhood’s small piece of original Garry Oak Meadow, on the north - east corner of Bank Street and Leighton Avenue is in danger. This lot, never developed, has 29 Garry Oaks of various ages around a rocky outcrop that shelters several native ...
Welcome to Springtime in Victoria! All the signs of a new season are exploding all over the city, reminding us - after a mild, but seeming overlong winter - how lucky we are to live here in this beautiful and bountiful land.

Indeed, Canadians from all corners can, even as they shovel April's Maritime ...
Before his 2006 ascent to power in Canada, the current prime minister reportedly told an audience at a right-wing think tank confab: "You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it." Whether that is true or apocryphal, taking a quick, cross-country check up proves the point; from warfare to ...
March 30th marks Land Day in Palestine, a commemoration of Israel's 1976 determination to expropriate thousands of hectares of Palestinian territory. Six were killed by the IDF during demonstrations back then; tens of thousands more have died at the hands of Israel since.

2014 marks the United Nations' ...
Palestine Today and In the Future - A Talk by Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh of Bethlehem University
The horrors we daily see meted out by the World's most powerful against the most vulnerable may be difficult to understand without the benefit of historical context.

The grim truth is: Today's death squad mercenaries, and the junta regimes they both foment and support, are the fruit of dragon's teeth ...
Today is CFUV's annual FunDrive show. Over the last thirty years, thousands of volunteers, and scores of suffering underpaid staff, have made the descent into the bowels of the Student Union Building here on the campus of the University of Victoria to provide a musical, political, and cultural alternative ...
When it comes to public infrastructure initiatives, Victoria is fast earning a reputation for suffering from severe policy constipation. With 13 municipalities, the Capital Region District, and both provincial and federal government interests to be satisfied, it's little wonder big-ticket projects have ...
With the Olympics now over, it's time for the Great Game to begin again...or continue still. A constant thread has run throughout the Carter-Reagan-Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Clinton-Bush-Bush-Obama-Obama presidencies; each has, in its turn, followed Zbigniew Brzezinski's plan to isolate the Soviet Union, undermining ...
While the news this week is rife with rumours of coups and possible new elections coming to Ukraine, another test of democracy is unfolding on this side of the world. Earlier this month, El Salvador held its presidential election.



The tiny, Central American nation was infamous, in the 1980's especially, ...
Though we here in the Garden City have become well-used to spending February counting daffodil blooms, (and gleefully rubbing that pursuit in the faces of Canada's still winter-bound eastern denizens) the weather outside in Victoria lately is pretty frightful. But, looking around the World, we can still ...
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