This year I will wear a poppy for the last time ~ an essay by Harry Leslie Smith

November 12, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/08/poppy-last-time-remembrance-harry-leslie-smith

“Over the last 10 years the sepia tone of November has become blood-soaked with paper poppies festooning the lapels of our politicians, newsreaders and business leaders. The most fortunate in our society have turned the solemnity of remembrance for fallen soldiers in ancient wars into a justification for our most recent armed conflicts. The American civil war’s General Sherman once said that “war is hell”, but unfortunately today’s politicians in Britain use past wars to bolster our flagging belief in national austerity or to compel us to surrender our rights as citizens, in the name of the public good.

Still, this year I shall wear the poppy as I have done for many years. I wear it because I am from that last generation who remember a war that encompassed the entire world. I wear the poppy because I can recall when Britain was actually threatened with a real invasion and how its citizens stood at the ready to defend her shores. But most importantly, I wear the poppy to commemorate those of my childhood friends and comrades who did not survive the second world war and those who came home physically and emotionally wounded from horrific battles that no poet or journalist could describe…..”

Read more…

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/08/poppy-last-time-remembrance-harry-leslie-smith


November 11, 2014


November 11, 2014


Why we must defend Canada

October 19, 2014

Originally posted on Verbena-19:

Why and how to defend Canada from U.S. Empire

Canadians need to pay closer attention to the antics of our super power neighbour south of the border. If we take a closer look at Canada /U.S. relations and see the bigger picture emerging from the details, especially in light of recent events, it is tempting to deny what comes to mind and look away. However the facts herein are all verified, and merit serious questions at least (if you don’t believe or understand some of what you read here, please look it up). To those who have been watching the rise of the corporate elite and the inner workings of U.S. administrations the picture will not be as surprising. But few have looked at the range of implications for Canada, so the intention of this article is to examine recent events, raise some questions, and propose some options for protecting…

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Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump

October 18, 2014

Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Petition | GoPetition


September 10, 2014

Spiritualist Resources.com: Lots of Spiritualist Directories, Meditations, Articles, Resources, etc.


The rich want us to believe their wealth is good for us all

August 4, 2014

As the justifications for gross inequality collapse, only the Green party is brave enough to take on the billionaires’ boot boys

Read this compelling commentary by George Monbiot on The Guardian UK site:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/29/rich-wealth-good-inequality-green-party


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