‘You, Me, and the S.P.P: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule’


What do secrecy, police provocateurs, an assault on democracy and infringements on citizens’ rights have in common? The Security Prosperity Partnership. ‘You, Me, and the S.P.P: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule’ is a feature length documentary which exposes the latest manifestation of a corporatist agenda that is undermining the democratic authority of Continued ..

Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and His Chief of Staff John Harris Arrested on Federal Corruption Charges

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a Continued ..

Welcome to the Church of Canada


Image via WikipediaFor a time it appeared the Harper government was pandering to the mushy middle of the Canadian voting public. Those who receive their political knowledge from 30 second sound bites and catchy slogans. In fact this pandering was even starting to alienate some of the social conservative voters who began to see Harper as too left wing. Those Continued ..

One Body. One Person. One Count.


Bread and Roses and Birth Pangs announces the 'one body. one person. one count.' Campaign. This is in response to Bill C-484, or the 'Unborn Victims of Violence*' bill, being proposed by Harper Conservative Governmentâ„¢ member Ken Epp. This bill claims to be about choice. However, this law is about establishing the foetus as a separate and autonomous Continued ..

20 Years of Choice


The Supreme Court ruled (in part) that, State interference with bodily integrity and serious state-imposed psychological stress, at least in the criminal law context, constitutes a breach of security of the person. Section 251 clearly interferes with a woman's physical and bodily integrity. Forcing a woman, by threat of criminal sanction, to carry a Continued ..

musings on elections

As you can tell I wrote this in Toronto a while ago. It is about elections and the way I think they should work. This accepted the FPTP mode - which would date this effort. I apologize for the constant underlining - this is a technical problem I am unable to overcome. I still think the concepts are valid ... so waste some time and here it is: 10 Continued ..

Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America


Image via WikipediaWhat a fine sounding title. Who doesn't want security and prosperity? What a wonderful and ambitious goal! Unfortunately like so many other programs current governments offer, the title belies the intent. From Integrate This; In March 2005, Paul Martin, George W. Bush and Vicente Fox met in Waco, Texas to ratify the Security and Continued ..

You can’t handle the truth

That is the message that the Washington Post has for it's readers. The images are contained in thousands of pages of NCIS investigative documents obtained by The Washington Post. Post editors decided that most of the images are too graphic to publish… The descriptions of some of the photos do indeed sound brutal. A brutality the people in the pictures Continued ..

United We Stand

We started October, Women's History month, on a low note with the cuts to SWC. Not only cuts but a complete change of mandate including taking out the term and very idea of equality. On Halloween, a day known for goblins and witches, Norm Spector shows again the lack of commitment of the conservative right to the dignity of women by not only supporting Continued ..

The Revolution Will Not Run On Window$

You go to peace marches and shop at the food co-op for organic food and fair trade coffee. You join picket lines of workers defending their rights, refuse to buy sweatshop clothing and never ever shop at Walmart. You fight to defend public medicare and for a national daycare programme. You do your banking at the local credit union. You come home after a Continued ..