PostArctica: Handsome Johnny by Wally Dae

On this time of remembering and not forgetting… Handsome Johnny by Wally Dae And remember that Wally Dae will continue to be the Special Guest at the Jam at Cafe Kali every Friday through November.

Walking Turcot Yards: Arlington West Memorial Santa Monica

“Each Sunday from sunrise to sunset, a temporary memorial appears next to the world-famous pier at Santa Monica, California. This memorial, known as Arlington West, a project of Veterans For Peace, offers visitors a graceful, visually and emotionally powerful, place for reflection.” From the web site. In Canada we currently have a government that supports ...

The Ranting Canadian: “The End of the War Years” by The Fallout from the…

“The End of the War Years” by The Fallout from the album Dismantlement (Insurgence Records, 2007) We hold our breath and we wait for some for some good news to hear. A scrap of faith in which to believe, but all we get are reasons to fear. Our sons and our daughters are still alive ...

The Ranting Canadian: “Power & The Glory” by Cockney…

“Power & The Glory” by Cockney Rejects ———————————————————————————— Those years ago our ships set sail to restore England’s pride. Thousands of blokes like me and you, were on their way to die. All their wives and families were told the self same tale. They said it was a privilege, to be murdered for your king ...

The Ranting Canadian: Buffy Sainte-Marie performs for Veterans for Peace and Iraq…

Buffy Sainte-Marie performs for Veterans for Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War in 2008.

The Ranting Canadian: Remembrance Day 2012 at Queen’s Park,…

Remembrance Day 2012 at Queen’s Park, Toronto                              This year, since November 11 fell on a Sunday, I managed to attend two Remembrance Day ceremonies at Queen’s Park in Toronto. First I observed a ceremony at the cenotaph at the north side of the park held by the 48th Highlanders of Canada.  It was a neat ...

The Ranting Canadian: The Harper Conservatives must really hate Canadian military…

The Harper Conservatives must really hate Canadian military veterans.  The HarperCons seem to prefer that our armed forces members either die in action or commit suicide due to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder than live to require healthcare and other benefits. There is no other explanation. If the HarperCons cared about our veterans, they would not have ...

The Ranting Canadian: "The misuse of November 11: How the Harper government exploits Remembrance Day" – by Peter Goffin, November 9, 2012

“The misuse of November 11: How the Harper government exploits Remembrance Day” – by Peter Goffin, November 9, 2012: Excerpts: The greatest trouble with Harper’s Conservatives using Remembrance Day to construct an image of Canada as one of history’s great military powers is not merely that they glorify war. Rather it’s that they intentionally ignore ...

The Ranting Canadian: This Youtube link is “War in the East”, a dub…

This Youtube link is “War in the East”, a dub reggae-influenced song by Canadian punk band D.O.A. ——————————————————————————————————- I wear a poppy and commemorate Remembrance Day to mourn the soldiers who have been killed and injured in the wars, but I also mourn for the civilian victims of military actions, including those who were considered ...

The Ranting Canadian: “Wasted Life” by Stiff Little Fingers This song was…

“Wasted Life” by Stiff Little Fingers This song was specifically written about the Troubles in Northern Ireland, but many of the lyrics apply to almost every military conflict in the entire history of the world, including those still happening. Wars and terrorist campaigns are a wastes of lives, resources and potential. Conflict may be human ...

The Ranting Canadian: No more war but class war. Honour the fallen on Remembrance Day,…

No more war but class war. Honour the fallen on Remembrance Day, but also curse the politicians, businessmen and monarchs who sent them to kill and die in conflicts that, for the most part, have been pointless and unnecessary. War is hell, and those who cause it are devils. Support the troops; bring them home ...

Je me souviens

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

This is a time to hold Norway and Norwegians, especially the victims of the horrific bombing and shooting rampage, in our thoughts and prayers. Extremism of any kind is a blight on civilization.

Five of Five: James Travers: Remembrance,Country

James Travers is such a great writer. Here he says exactly what needs to be said, at a politically incorrect time. There are many things my father and uncle wouldn’t recognize. They wouldn’t understand a country where patriotism is partisan, where men and women in uniform are used as political props or where death and ...