My Canada Includes Justice: Anti-Tamil-Tiger Propaganda Muddies the Real Issues

Papers, blogs, Facebook, and all manner of online sites are abuzz with discussion of the Tamils’ plight. I’m encouraged to read that while many Canadians remain uninvolved in the struggle, they are at least aware (or becoming more aware) of the situation. But of course, there remains a stubborn group which insists that Tamils should ...

My Canada Includes Justice: Anti-Tamil-Tiger Propaganda Muddies the Real Issues

Papers, blogs, Facebook, and all manner of online sites are abuzz with discussion of the Tamils’ plight. I’m encouraged to read that while many Canadians remain uninvolved in the struggle, they are at least aware (or becoming more aware) of the situation. But of course, there remains a stubborn group which insists that Tamils should ...

My Canada Includes Justice: Anti-Tamil-Tiger Propaganda Muddies the Real Issues

Papers, blogs, Facebook, and all manner of online sites are abuzz with discussion of the Tamils’ plight. I’m encouraged to read that while many Canadians remain uninvolved in the struggle, they are at least aware (or becoming more aware) of the situation. But of course, there remains a stubborn group which insists that Tamils should ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: a tribute slideshow

Just made my first upload to YouTube. I’m sure I need to learn something because the quality is not as high as when I view it on my own laptop. Oh well, it was a creative endeavour that was healing.Caleb’s Memorial Monolith BurnOh and I really didn’t like that YouTube stripped the audio and forced ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: a tribute slideshow

Just made my first upload to YouTube. I’m sure I need to learn something because the quality is not as high as when I view it on my own laptop. Oh well, it was a creative endeavour that was healing.Caleb’s Memorial Monolith BurnOh and I really didn’t like that YouTube stripped the audio and forced ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: a tribute slideshow

Just made my first upload to YouTube. I’m sure I need to learn something because the quality is not as high as when I view it on my own laptop. Oh well, it was a creative endeavour that was healing.Caleb’s Memorial Monolith BurnOh and I really didn’t like that YouTube stripped the audio and forced ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: postponing birthday

Can you imagine having a birthday in the middle of this? On April 17th, I witnessed the shooting suicide of one of my best friends in the world, a man I loved. I am so friggin’ mad that I couldn’t stop him. I tried everything. But I’m even madder that no one else tried to ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: postponing birthday

Can you imagine having a birthday in the middle of this? On April 17th, I witnessed the shooting suicide of one of my best friends in the world, a man I loved. I am so friggin’ mad that I couldn’t stop him. I tried everything. But I’m even madder that no one else tried to ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: postponing birthday

Can you imagine having a birthday in the middle of this? On April 17th, I witnessed the shooting suicide of one of my best friends in the world, a man I loved. I am so friggin’ mad that I couldn’t stop him. I tried everything. But I’m even madder that no one else tried to ...

redjenny: It isn’t surprising…

… that ‘Status Indians’ face threat of extinction, since the Indian Act was implemented specifically for the purpose of eradicating indigenous peoples and culture. Indian Status was designed to reduce the Indian population, a neat solution to the “Indian Problem”. Within a few generations, it was assumed, the Indian population would nearly disappear. This was ...

redjenny: It isn’t surprising…

… that ‘Status Indians’ face threat of extinction, since the Indian Act was implemented specifically for the purpose of eradicating indigenous peoples and culture. Indian Status was designed to reduce the Indian population, a neat solution to the “Indian Problem”. Within a few generations, it was assumed, the Indian population would nearly disappear. This was ...

redjenny: It isn’t surprising…

… that ‘Status Indians’ face threat of extinction, since the Indian Act was implemented specifically for the purpose of eradicating indigenous peoples and culture. Indian Status was designed to reduce the Indian population, a neat solution to the “Indian Problem”. Within a few generations, it was assumed, the Indian population would nearly disappear. This was ...

My Canada Includes Justice: For us, an inconvenience. For them, life or death.

I just got home to read headlines about Tamil protesters blocking Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, in both directions. If you need attention, that’s a pretty good way to get it. Pretty good trick, but you need the numbers to pull it off.Fortunately for the Tamil community, they do. Weeks ago, as I walked home from work, ...

My Canada Includes Justice: For us, an inconvenience. For them, life or death.

I just got home to read headlines about Tamil protesters blocking Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, in both directions. If you need attention, that’s a pretty good way to get it. Pretty good trick, but you need the numbers to pull it off.Fortunately for the Tamil community, they do. Weeks ago, as I walked home from work, ...

My Canada Includes Justice: For us, an inconvenience. For them, life or death.

I just got home to read headlines about Tamil protesters blocking Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, in both directions. If you need attention, that’s a pretty good way to get it. Pretty good trick, but you need the numbers to pull it off.Fortunately for the Tamil community, they do. Weeks ago, as I walked home from work, ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Take back the Day

In North America, Mother’s Day was originally a day marked by women’s peace organizations. Mothers whose sons had fought or died on both sides of the American Civil War would meet to patch the country back together again. Mother’s Day Work Clubs assisted the encampments during the war to fight typhoid outbreaks. After the war, ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Take back the Day

In North America, Mother’s Day was originally a day marked by women’s peace organizations. Mothers whose sons had fought or died on both sides of the American Civil War would meet to patch the country back together again. Mother’s Day Work Clubs assisted the encampments during the war to fight typhoid outbreaks. After the war, ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Take back the Day

In North America, Mother’s Day was originally a day marked by women’s peace organizations. Mothers whose sons had fought or died on both sides of the American Civil War would meet to patch the country back together again. Mother’s Day Work Clubs assisted the encampments during the war to fight typhoid outbreaks. After the war, ...

redjenny: ACTION ALERT: Keep Terminator Seed out of Canada

Member of Parliament Alex Atamanenko (NDP) has reintroduced his Private Members Bill (C-343) to ban the release, sale, importation and use of Terminator technology. What is Terminator? Terminator Technology genetically engineers plants to produce sterile seeds at harvest. It was developed by the multinational seed/agrochemical industry and the US government to prevent farmers from re-planting ...

redjenny: ACTION ALERT: Keep Terminator Seed out of Canada

Member of Parliament Alex Atamanenko (NDP) has reintroduced his Private Members Bill (C-343) to ban the release, sale, importation and use of Terminator technology. What is Terminator? Terminator Technology genetically engineers plants to produce sterile seeds at harvest. It was developed by the multinational seed/agrochemical industry and the US government to prevent farmers from re-planting ...

redjenny: ACTION ALERT: Keep Terminator Seed out of Canada

Member of Parliament Alex Atamanenko (NDP) has reintroduced his Private Members Bill (C-343) to ban the release, sale, importation and use of Terminator technology. What is Terminator? Terminator Technology genetically engineers plants to produce sterile seeds at harvest. It was developed by the multinational seed/agrochemical industry and the US government to prevent farmers from re-planting ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: face-to-face with PTSD

On April 16th, I flew to Reno and was met at the airport by one of the best friends I’ve ever had, Caleb Schaber. I’ve known Caleb since last year’s Burning Man event in August. We volunteered together on a team to help create the best community newspaper in the world, the Black Rock BeACON.Caleb ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: face-to-face with PTSD

On April 16th, I flew to Reno and was met at the airport by one of the best friends I’ve ever had, Caleb Schaber. I’ve known Caleb since last year’s Burning Man event in August. We volunteered together on a team to help create the best community newspaper in the world, the Black Rock BeACON.Caleb ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: face-to-face with PTSD

On April 16th, I flew to Reno and was met at the airport by one of the best friends I’ve ever had, Caleb Schaber. I’ve known Caleb since last year’s Burning Man event in August. We volunteered together on a team to help create the best community newspaper in the world, the Black Rock BeACON.Caleb ...

redjenny: The Power of Poetry

A while back, I posted a poem written by Drew Dillinger. It begins: it’s 3:23 in the morningand I’m awakebecause my great great grandchildrenwon’t let me sleepmy great great grandchildrenask me in dreamswhat did you do while the planet was plundered?what did you do when the earth was unraveling? Words have power. And these are ...