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Yesterday, the World Wildlife Fund's biennial Living Planet Report reported: "World populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010." Imagine; within most of our lifetimes, half of the world's non-human inhabitants are no more, primarily due ...
Media-memory being short, the name Michael Brown Jr. may elicit no more from most than a blank look; but, last month reaction to his untimely death threatened to burn down the town of Ferguson, Missouri.

At least that's the way the story was framed in the corporate media, (and repeated by state-sponsored ...
Tzeporah Berman did a quick stand up interview with me while waiting to take to the main stage.
Went down to the Puppets for Peace March, held in conjunction with the annual UN nod to World peace. The event was held at Government House, home of the Queen's representative, British Columbia Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon, and conspicuously attended by members of the Canadian Forces and local ...
Went down to the celebrations; sunshine and good vibes, music and sensible talking. - Ape
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 ...
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