BC putting all its eggs in one energy resource basket

by Geoff OlsonThe other day I was going through my notes from a November 2013 presentation held at SFU Harbourside on liquefied natural gas development in B.C. when Milo Minderbinder came to mind.Minderbinder is a mess officer in Joseph Heller’s 1961 antiwar novel Catch-22. His “syndicate,” M & M Operations, uses complex trade deals to … Continue reading BC putting all its eggs in one energy resource basket

THE 5TH DAY OF CREATION: THE INSIDE SCOOP

On the fifth day of creation, God called Bulldog, Eagle, and Beaver for a meeting. “I'm thinking of fashioning something out of soil tomorrow and calling him Adam,”  said the Creator in a booming voice from above. The puzzled animals cast sidelong glances at one another. “You three shall represent a trio of great nations … Continue reading THE 5TH DAY OF CREATION: THE INSIDE SCOOP

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE WORKING CLASS?

Whatever happened to the “working class”? A recent search on Google News Canada netted 176,000 hits for the term, with the first few pages listing sources like The Guardian, BBC News, Jamaica Observer, Al Jazeera America, and the World Socialist Website. There were only a scattering of  North American news outlets. In comparison, the term … Continue reading WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE WORKING CLASS?