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An interview with Dr. Thierry Vrain

An interview with Dr. Thierry Vrain: A former genetic engineer speaks out about GMOs.   On a warm, sunny day in May, underneath the shade of cherry blossoms, my partner Paul and... 



Stress! It’s All In Your Head…

It’s official. Stress (and the icky effects of it) is now a global health concern. The World Health Organization claims that stress is now considered the health epidemic of the 21st... 



The Macho Paradox

Jackson Katz, on discussing his book, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (excerpted from an interview by Kendra Olson Hodgson, Media Education Foundation). Fundamentally,... 



Ending Violence: Creating Peace

For me, discussing ‘creating peace’ without naming ‘ending violence’ would be to jump to solution while neglecting to acknowledge there is a problem. It would at least be misleading,... 



What is Truth?

What is truth? How do we know what is true? When one looks at the earlier evolution of this word in English and other European languages, one finds that it was created from something... 



BC Coastal First Nations Appeal For Help In Enbridge Pipeline Battle

Published by Desmogblog.com (October 25, 2012). Reprinted with permission. If there was one message that stirred me during Monday’s Defend Our Coast action, it was this: First Nations... 



Recommended Books

The books that have come my way recently would make ideal gifts for yourself or others during gift-gifting season. They represent a celebration of  British Columbia writers and all... 



The case for civil disobedience

The case for civil disobedience: my personal journey from oil sands consultant to arrested carbon buster As I packed for my short journey to the seaside town of White Rock, I explained... 



Are You In Charge?

The notion of choice is something I’ve been wrestling with for over 20 years, especially after reading several books on the matter and also taking a number of ‘personal growth’... 



Experiencing Life

What do you see as the purpose of being a human being? The purpose of being here? What is the point? These are some of the questions I have asked myself throughout my 53 years on this... 



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