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Politics and its Discontents: Another Reason To Vote

If you know any young people looking for a reason to vote, please pass this on to them:

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Posted by Robin Chat on Saturday, August 15, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Another Reason To Vote

Politics and its Discontents: This From Adbusters

Enjoy:

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Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s Outlier Status

Well, this is bauble budget day, the day the Harper regime makes its big pre-election push to convince us that all is right with the world, and that our natural selfishness is something we should revel in, not revolt against. It is a day in which further plundering of the federal coffers is presented . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s Outlier Status

Politics and its Discontents: Oil Spills And The Harper Brand

Time for a brief follow-up to Elizabeth May’s fine dissection of how Harper environmental cuts contributed to the slow response to Vancouver’s English Bay oil spill. In today’s Star, Tim Harper repeats and reflects upon the facts May addressed.

Denunciations are flying fast and furiously from the likes of May, B.C. Premier Christie Clark . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Oil Spills And The Harper Brand

Politics and its Discontents: Got An Oil Spill? Call This 1-800 Quebec Number

Every time I hear Elizabeth May speak, my respect for her deepens. Watch as she explains how the response time to Wednesday’s oil spill in English Bay was hampered by Harper cuts and that fact that cleanups has been privatized.

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Politics and its Discontents: More On The Harper Record Of Contempt

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Politics and its Discontents: And For Those Who Think Bill C-51 Is A Good Thing

Think again. The RCMP has labelled the “anti-petroleum” movement as a growing and violent threat to Canada’s security, raising fears among environmentalists that they face increased surveillance, and possibly worse, under the Harper government’s new terrorism legislation.

In highly charged language that reflects the government’s hostility toward environmental activists, an RCMP intelligence assessment warns that . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: And For Those Who Think Bill C-51 Is A Good Thing

Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Attack On The Environment – Part Three

H/t Michael Nabert

Never should one industry get to write Canada’s environmental law. Never should one industry get to rewrite Canada’s treaties. Never should one industry be listened to over the voice of tens of thousands of protesting citizens.

Yet that is exactly what has happened, according to Yan Roberts and others who have . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Attack On The Environment – Part Three

Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Attack On The Environment – Part Two

Continuing the series I started the other day, here is another excerpt from Science Under Attack, a chapter in Elizabeth May’s memoir Who We Are.

Much of that chapter is devoted to the science of climate change, a science that, although constantly under attack by the ignorant and the well-funded climate-change denial industry, is . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Attack On The Environment – Part Two

Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Attack On The Environment – Part One

I am currently reading Elizabeth May’s Who We Are: Reflection On My Life And Canada, a political memoir in which her love for her adopted country, Canada, is apparent on each page.

Since we are now in an election year, I believe it incumbent upon all of us to remind as many as possible . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Attack On The Environment – Part One

Politics and its Discontents: If We Want To Save The Planet…

We have to be prepared to leave most of the world’s fossil fuels in the ground. So says a new published report.

Expect none of us, neither our political ‘leaders’ nor our fellow citizens, to rise to the occasion.

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Politics and its Discontents: Please Pass it On

… to anyone who you think might need a reminder:

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Politics and its Discontents: Harper Exposed Once More

Those of us who follow politics closely and with a critical eye have long seen through the myth his handlers have perpetuated that Stephen Harper is a wise and reliable steward of the economy. Doubtless that gross mischaracterization will continue to be applied, and with greater frequency, as we move closer to next year’s . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Harper Exposed Once More

Politics and its Discontents: Where Some Truth Resides

A friend of mine sent me the following. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did:

Prime Minister Harper took an aerial tour of the proposed pipeline route through BC earlier this week.

When he returned he said he thought it went reasonably well.

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Politics and its Discontents: What If?

Last evening, I was watching the 6:00 o’clock news, distracted and perturbed by the howling winds (up to 100 kms. per hour) buffeting our windows. Here in Southern Ontario, about 100 kilometres from the snowstorm that has devasted Buffalo, I can perhaps be forgiven for feeling especially sensitive to increasingly frequent bouts . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: What If?

Politics and its Discontents: And Now, A Word From David Susuki’s Grandson

Tamo Campos, David Susuki’s 24-year-old grandson, was arrested Thursday for defying an injunction granted to Kinder Morgan, which is currently conducting drilling tests in preparation for the much-contested proposed Trans Mountain pipeline.

Back at the site on Friday, at the base of Burnably Mountain Campos gave an impromptu speech, the highlights of which follow: . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: And Now, A Word From David Susuki’s Grandson

Politics and its Discontents: Putting Us In Our Place

Pit the arrogance of humanity against the power of nature, and nature prevails every time. A pity that those who are determining earth’s fate refuse to acknowledge that simple truth.

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Politics and its Discontents: I See That Rob Anders’ Replacement Is No Prize Either

I’m sure some hoped that when Rob Anders, the Conservative MP for Calgary Signal Hill and national embarrassment, lost his riding’s nomination to run in the 2015 election, he might be replaced by someone with at least a modicum of balance and rationality. Alas, the new torchbearer for the riding, Ron Liepert, is proving such . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: I See That Rob Anders’ Replacement Is No Prize Either

Politics and its Discontents: Just a Little Reminder

While the right enthuses about Dear Leader’s performance on the G20 world stage, here’s something to bring everyone back down to earth:

And letter writers also have some thoughts to share on the issue.

This from The Globe: Yes, the U.S.-China climate deal is a really, really, really big deal (Yes, This Is . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Just a Little Reminder

Politics and its Discontents: More Of The Same

In today’s Star, Thomas Walkom explains why the U.S. China climate deal is not likely to have any impact whatsoever on Harper’s ongoing and egregious contempt for all things related to climate change: For this prime minister, only one player in the climate change debate matters: the petroleum industry.

When Harper talks about dealing . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: More Of The Same

Politics and its Discontents: What Will Be The New Excuses For Inaction?

H/t The Globe and Mail

Now that the United States and China have signed a deal to drastically reduce their carbon emissions, one can only imagine that the Harper propaganda machine is now in overdrive, probably squirming under the unwanted attention this deal will direct at the regime.

As noted by The Pembina Institute yesterday, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: What Will Be The New Excuses For Inaction?

Politics and its Discontents: As Canadians, We Should All Be Deeply Ashamed Of Our government

This report, which places Canada dead last among industrialized nations in a new climate change performance index, should make us all deeply ashamed. “Canada still shows no intention on moving forward with climate policy and therefore remains the worst performer of all industrialized countries,” says the report released by Germanwatch, a sustainable development advocacy group.

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Politics and its Discontents: Harper Regimed Deservedly Mocked and Disdained In House

I often marvel at the ability of the Prime Minister and his minions to keep a straight face as they baldly lie to all of us. At least those lies came in for some much deserved mockery yesterday in the House of Commons:

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Politics and its Discontents: Just A Reminder About The Regime Under Which We Chafe

In case you missed the story of yet another Harper-led CRA threat against charities that object to the regime’s policies of environmental despoliation, you can read about it here, here, or here. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: We All have To Stand Against This Blatant Reign Of Intimidation And Tyranny

Although I have written many posts on this topic, each new incident once again evokes in me a visceral reponse bordering upon hatred for this government. The Harper regime is back at it again, using the CRA to intimidate people who are critical of its policies or in any way impede the flow of . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: We All have To Stand Against This Blatant Reign Of Intimidation And Tyranny