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December 2010 Blog Posts (8)

On New Year’s Day, some of us are dancing in the new world with an 11:00 AM meditation for a couple of hours. It feels important to me to do so. Perhaps you will join us. May we move in wholeness.

(Picture from…


Added by Kathie Wallace on December 31, 2010 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Yes to life!

Added by Kathie Wallace on December 29, 2010 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Canada Discovers Trickle-Up Economics

Canada Discovers Trickle-Up Economics

by Linda McQuaig

There was always skepticism about claims that, as the rich became richer, income would “trickle down” to others. What wasn’t perhaps foreseen was that the trickling would actually be in the other direction, and that it would be more of a torrent than a trickle.

But the evidence is now clear. Over the last three decades, the tables of the rich have overflowed, with…


Added by David Allan on December 28, 2010 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Today's Thought

"In the haunted house of life, Art is the only stair that doesn't squeak."

--Tom Robbins

Added by David Allan on December 18, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Lower Mainland Residents to take Direct Action Against Climate Catastrophe Saturday!

While witnessing more obstruction from the federal government at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, residents of the Lower Mainland will be taking matters into their own hands.

Direct Action Against Climate Change

Saturday December 11th @ 12 noon

Waterfront Skytrain Station (Howe Street exit – Howe at W. Cordova)…


Added by Eric Doherty on December 10, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Lower Mainland People’s Assembly Calls for Climate Justice and Immediate Action to Prevent a Climate Change Catastrophe!

Over 75 people gathered Tuesday evening at SFU’s Harbour Centre for Metro Vancouver’s first “People’s Assembly on Climate Justice”. Last night’s participants are determined to build the movement here through an ongoing series of such meetings combined with dramatic actions to highlight their demand for Climate Justice. The first such mass direct action is already planned for… Continue

Added by Eric Doherty on December 8, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hastings-Sunrise Communal House Seeking House Mate

A communal house in East Vancouver (Hastings-Sunrise Village) is looking for someone to join the house as a roommate on an interesting experiment in urban homesteading.

A room in our house is available for January 1st, 2011.

Please feel free to forward this information on to anyone you know who might be interested.

We have a communal house in East Vancouver (Graveley between Kamloops and Penticton, near Clinton Park) that is in rapid transition to greater… Continue

Added by Brennan Wauters on December 5, 2010 at 8:44pm — 2 Comments

TransLink to Push Freeways on Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

Written by Eric Doherty

Recently I went to the first TransLink open house on their proposal to spend $150 to $175 million dollars on a freeway overpass in New Westminster. The intention is that this overpass will become part of the North Fraser Perimeter Road (NFPR) freeway through New Westminster, which is part of the Gateway freeway megaproject.

The C3 bus to the open house was eleven minutes late, which is apparently typical for this route. I was told by one C3 rider that… Continue

Added by Eric Doherty on December 3, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

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