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Cowichan Conversations: Democratic reform is the real change that must come from Canadian election

If Canadians don’t see a commitment for major change from Monday’s winner, the nastiest and most divisive election in our history, by far, will be for naught.

Change is never easy and the results

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Politics and its Discontents: Refusing To Become What The Harper Government Wants Us To Be

While Stephen Harper’s trip to Israel is receiving wide domestic media coverage, coverage that I have been studiously avoiding out of deference to my at-times delicate sensibilities and constitution, the following Harper encomium strikes me as both chillingly ironic and hypocritical:

Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has rooted itself . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Refusing To Become What The Harper Government Wants Us To Be

Politics and its Discontents: "The Truth Must Be Told"

By substituting the name of your own country for ‘America’ and ‘person’ for ‘man’, I think you will agree that Martin Luther King’s message in the following speech is timeless:

Who can stir us thus today? Who can help us find that moral compass so necessary to heal the world? We are . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: "The Truth Must Be Told"

LeDaro: Barack Obama and Martin Luther King

Was Obama a suitable person to give a speech on the 50th anniversary of MLK’s “I have a dream” speech? MLK may have his own weaknesses as he was human after all, but he was not a hypocrite like Obama.

It was Martin Luther King’s efforts and Lyndon Johnson’s co-operation that brought about the Civil . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Barack Obama and Martin Luther King

Cowichan Conversations: Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963

I meant to put this up earlier today. It was a great day still marked. It was also my late Dad’s birthday. Here is Martin Luther King.

LeDaro: Thousands turn out to celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy

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“Tens of thousands of people flooded the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall on Saturday, the first stop in a week of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s watershed “I Have A Dream” address and the March on . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Thousands turn out to celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy

LeDaro: Martin Luther King: "I have a dream"

This week is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King when he gave the speech, “I have a dream”. It is considered one of the best speeches ever given. This a shorter version of his speech.



Brad Trost equates limiting women’s choice with US civil rights movement. Really.

The newest attack on progressives in the US has been to preempt liberal heroes like Martin Luther King for their own devices, to skew their point of view into attacks on women, the poor and the infirmed. It’s a brilliant if somewhat limited strategy. The ridiculousness of this form of attack soon overcomes its short . . . → Read More: Brad Trost equates limiting women’s choice with US civil rights movement. Really.