Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Afternoon Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – David Brin examines the crucial role the public sector plays in driving economic development – as well as the disturbingly large movement seeking to end any further progress – Anna Gorman reports on California’s ambitious plans to improve the health and social welfare of its most vulnerable ...

We Pivot: What “We Pivot” Is All About

In one minute in the Twitter, I saw 3 core elements of why We Pivot exists: dumping carbon energy, fighting … [Read more]

The Canadian Progressive: Norwegian King Harald’s amazing speech in support of diversity, religious tolerance [VIDEO]

Last week, Norwegian King Harald V gave one of the most powerful speeches ever heard in support of racial diversity, refugees, religious tolerance and LGBT rights. The post Norwegian King Harald’s amazing speech in support of diversity, religious tolerance [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Left Over: BDS is no BS – They Call the State “Pariah”

Jewish groups condemn Green Party for supporting Israeli boycott policy Leader Elizabeth May ‘disappointed’ by party’s vote at its national convention The Canadian Press Posted: Aug 08, 2016 10:09 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 08, 2016 10:09 AM ET World Sees Israel as a Pariah State, Senior Gov’t Official Says Strategic Affairs Ministry aims to ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Real Terrorist Threat

As you know Donald Trump has been trying to look more "presidential," to try to persuade the Republican establishment that he won't blow up the party.And that he's not crazy.But sadly for Drumph it's just not working,  For his latest message to Americans couldn't be more insane.Read more »

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Ian Welsh discusses the attitude of meanness underlying so much of the U.S.’ political and cultural scene. – Ryan Meili and Adrienne Silnicki write about the dangers of relying on paid plasma donations. And Alexa Huffman and Whitney Stinson report that the Sask Party’s obsession with cutting public ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: A Unique Canadian Story of Care, Innovation and Refugees

Melissa Campbell, founder of The Refugee Response Group, is a young Edmonton mother with a compassionate heart.  When she heard about the plight of Syrian refugees, she wanted to help ensure that any family seeking refuge in her community could enjoy the same comfort and safety that we sometimes take for granted here at home.  ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Duncan Brown discusses the connection between precarious work and low productivity. And Sara Mojtehedzadeh examines how Ontario’s workers’ compensation system is pushing injured individuals into grinding poverty by setting impossible requirements for claimants. – Jim Balsillie worries that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will only increase the tendency of profits ...

LeDaro: Alan Kurdi’s Family Begins New Life as Refugees in Canada

TUE, DEC 29 The Syrian family became symbols of the refugee crisis after photos of the family’s boy, who washed up dead, on a Turkish beach, sparked international outrage. NBC This is very encouraging.

LeDaro: Alan Kurdi’s Family Begins New Life as Refugees in Canada

TUE, DEC 29 The Syrian family became symbols of the refugee crisis after photos of the family’s boy, who washed up dead, on a Turkish beach, sparked international outrage. NBC This is very encouraging.

Parchment in the Fire: Germany: Refugees today, the exploited workers of tomorrow? – Equal Times

Wajdi arrived in Germany a few months ago. He had studied law in Syria. But he was not able to bring his diplomas with him. The only things he still has with him from his home country after his long journey across Europe are his passport and his smartphone. Over a million migrants and asylum ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, expanding on this post about Brad Wall’s sad attempt to beg Justin Trudeau for federal money to make up for his own mismanagement. For further reading…– Once again, Wall’s call for a bailout was here. And his previous decision to drop any attempt at a sound equalization system at Stephen Harper’s request can be ...

Cowichan Conversations: Calling all Knitters and Crochet People

Sharon Jackson-City of Duncan Councillor In early November a group in Montreal had started a Facebook page called “25,000 tuques” in order to mobilize Canadians to knit head gear for the 25,000 women, children, Read more…

Alberta Politics: Year in review: from plunging oil to rising hope, the Top Ten news stories of 2015

PHOTOS: Cameras try to follow a nearly invisible Rachel Notley through the crowd at an Edmonton hotel on May 5, 2015, moments after she had been declared the winner of the Alberta election. No one could quite believe that the NDP had just won a majority government, in Alberta of all places, Ms. Notley’s talents ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how the kindness and compassion underlying our welcoming of Syrian refugees deserves a far larger place in a wide range of public policy decisions. For further reading…– Zack Beauchamp summarizes the exclusionary rhetoric that’s propelled Donald Trump into the thick of the U.S.’ presidential race. And Janet Hook and Patrick O’Connor note that ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Ronald Inglehart discusses the political roots of inequality – and the likelihood that the forces that have allowed it to fester for decades will eventually be reversed: New political alignments, in short, might once again readjust the balance of power between elites and masses in the developed world, ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Joseph Stiglitz writes that inequality is killing the American middle class. And Crawford Kilian examines the direct connection between inequality and midlife mortality: For some white Americans born between 1961 and 1970, however, something has gone wrong. They grew up in what should have been a wonderful ...

LeDaro: Syrian refugees now in Toronto look forward to ‘beautiful future’

That was great of Prime Minister Trudeau to welcome refugees. Then there is Donald Trump in U.S. who wants to ban Muslims entering U.S. It is a moment of being proud to be Canadian. “Now, we feel as if we got out of hell and we came to paradise,” Jamkossian told Trudeau through an interpreter. ...

A. Picazo: #RefugeesWelcome

This op-ed appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on November 27, 2015.  “This is not a federal project, this is not even a government project, it’s a national project for all Canadians,” declared John McCallum, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, in announcing the long-awaited details of the Liberal government’s strategy to welcome refugees fleeing the chaos in Syria. It’s an ambitious ...

Left Over: Teach All the Children Well…..

http://www.vintag.es/2015/12/children-with-dolls-15-vintage-photos.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daily-pics+%28vintage+everyday%29 There is a blog that I go to eagerly, one of few words but many images…the link is above.. This blog is one I  visit on a daily basis and I have provided a link to  today’s offering..it is timely and poignant in a way that our violence-numbed psyches rarely find  anymore.. These children, ...

cartoon life: max solves the middle east crisis

Okay, not really. The Middle East crisis is a pretty big crisis and I can’t solve it. But — We’ve been avenging ourselves on Middle Eastern countries for 911 and fighting a “war on terror” now for 14 years. Did we win yet? Has terror stopped? Does anyone feel safer?     I’ve given […] ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Rosemary Barton reports on the Libs’ announcement of increased funding to help developing countries fight climate change – which does represent a noteworthy improvement on the Cons’ comparative stinginess. But as I’ve noted, it doesn’t much help to deal with only one aspect of the issue – ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Kaylie Tiessen offers some important lessons from Ontario’s child poverty strategy – with the most important one being the importance of following through. And Christian Ledwell encourages Prince Edward Island’s MPs to lead a push toward a basic income, while PressProgress calls out the Fraser Institute for trying ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – George Monbiot discusses the inherent conflict between consumption and conservation: We can persuade ourselves that we are living on thin air, floating through a weightless economy, as gullible futurologists predicted in the 1990s. But it’s an illusion, created by the irrational accounting of our environmental impacts. This illusion ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – David Ball talks to Joseph Stiglitz about inequality and its causes – including the spread of corporate control through trade agreements: What would you say is the dominant cause [of growing inequality]? The weak economy, partly associated with austerity, has led to a weak labour market. The official ...