Politics and its Discontents: *Echoes Of History – Part 111: Contemporary Economic Terrorism

I must confess that I continue to feel the impact of reading The Blood of Emmett Till. This is a good thing, as it has made me much more aware of the long road involved in the journey to civil rights in the United States, a journey that was regularly punctuated, not just by physical ...

Politics and its Discontents: Sixty-two Years Ago Today

On August 28, 1955, Emmett Till was murdered in a horrific racist crime that reverberated throughout the world. In April of this year, Jazz Night in America recorded Wadada Leo Smith performing a portion of his original composition “Emmett Till: Defiant, Fearless” while canoeing down the Little Tallahatchie River in Glendora, Miss. Here is the ...

Politics and its Discontents: Echoes Of History: 1955 and 2017

From this tragedy large, diverse groups of people organized a movement that grew to transform a nation, not sufficiently but certainly meaningfully. What matters most is what we have and what we will do with what we do know. We must look at the facts squarely … The bloody and unjust arc of our history ...

Cowichan Conversations: Democratic reform is the real change that must come from Canadian election

If Canadians don’t see a commitment for major change from Monday’s winner, the nastiest and most divisive election in our history, by far, will be for naught. Change is never easy and the results Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: America, You Must Not Look Away (How to Finish Off the NRA)

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Good Morning, I pondered about whether or not I should put Michael Moore’s latest up on the blog this morning. It is not pretty but it is the truth and with or without a cup of coffee it is what must be faced, really faced. Yes Canada, it is an American thing. ...