Day: November 26, 2008

November 26, 2008

Harper’s Plan: Death to Canada by 1000 Cuts

There’s something about the Harper Administration that I can’t quite understand. I’ve never seen a more passive government. The world is falling to pieces and all these people can do is react in terms of cuts.  Thousands of cuts that will bleed Canada to death. Tomorrow, Jim Flaherty will release his long anticipated Economic Statement, but the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has already released […]

November 26, 2008

Bill Moyers With Benjamin Barber on Consumerism

I’ve admired Bill Moyers since seeing his interview iwth Joseph Campbell a long, long time ago.  Since then, any time he comes up, he seems to come as being someone who’s not quite radical, but certainly someone who wants change in the progressive sense of the word. Anyways, I wanted to save this link for Buy Nothing Day (Friday, November 25), but have decided to […]

November 26, 2008

Buy Nothing Day – November 28 – Take Action

I’ve always had difficulty buying in to buy nothing day.  There.  It’s out there.  For 17 years, I’ve enjoyed the concept from the sidelines. But it’s not for ethical or moral reasons.  It was considerably more of a functional issue.  For example, if I drove my car to visit a friend’s house to eat home-made soup, would the gas consumption be considered ‘consumption’?  I suppose […]