Every extractive capitalist economy needs a mechanism that allows corporate heavyweights to snuggle up with elected officials. In the US, there’s American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and if you haven’t yet been horrified by Bill Moyers’ piece on how ALEC essentially enables corporations to write state laws, you’re in for a treat.
Where I live, . . . → Read More: Boreal Citizen: Boreal greenwashing: Mill-town politics in Northern Ontario
Parliament is winding down, and it’s getting close to Christmas…do you know where your politicians are? Most likely they’re boarding a plane and heading back home to sip egg nog with their constituents. Which has me thinking, why should Conservative MPs enjoy such a festive holiday when we citizens are still reeling from another year . . . → Read More: Boreal Citizen: Occupy the MP Party / A Harper Year in Review
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A great week for the Charles Sousa campaign! After solid performances in the all candidates debates, and fantastic youth turnout at our pub night and the UTM Winterfest, Charles Sousa has rolled out his plan for Northern Ontario in the run up to the Northern region . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Check out the Charles Sousa plan for Northern Ontario!
My family and I, along with some good friends, are spending the week in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather! Here are some pictures from our 2011 Woodland Caribou adventure:
* It’s time for a tour of my garden, as promised. I should preface this by saying there’s a reason that I’m attracted to the randomness/wildness of the “hugel kultur” raised bed garden. (“Hugel” means hill in German – thanks Mom Polle – so saying hugel kultur – pronounced “hoogel kultoor“- raised bed is redundant; . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Growing Food, And Other Radical Acts