Dead Wild Roses: Quebec Protesters – Doing Canada Proud

Democracy in Action – Look and Learn my sleeping obedient country. The protests in Quebec are an example to the rest of Canada to what an active citizenry is like and how people can affect change in the political spectrum.  At the time of this writing, 39 days of protest are on record.  Thirty nine ...

The Quebec students will win this one, if they stick to their principles at all costs

The students still protesting in Quebec against tuition hikes should make sure that they don’t track their progress by the political reaction of the opposition parties and of the Charest government. What these politicians have to say is largely inconsequential to the revolutionary effort and mission statement of the students. The movement shouldn’t care about the Party Quebecois’s or[continue ...

350 or bust: Raised Beds And Riots

Another Monday and my hugelkultur piles aren’t done; in fact they are growing daily;  I didn’t realize they were like rabbits, and would start reproducing at a crazy rate!  As any of you gardeners out there know, when it’s time to get the garden ready, there’s no rest until it’s done. Here in northern Ontario ...

Compromise be gone, how radical change cannot be achieved without violence

I think the world by now generally understands that great social change, the kind that affects the public generationally, like Martin Luther’s Civil Rights Movement and Mahatma Gandhi’s fight against Apartheid in India, cannot be achieved without some violence and without some suffering, minimal or otherwise. Whether it’s the oppressor or the oppressed dishing out the violence,[continue ...