War, Money, Media – Democratic Socialists Compare Notes

The following article by Robert Hackett appears in The Tyee, January 3, 2023, and is referenced with permission. https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2023/01/03/Democratic-Socialists-Gathered-Compare-Notes/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=030123

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Rideau Lakes Municipal Candidates Meeting a Success

The following notes were prepared for the Review-Mirro by Citizens Democracy Forum (CDF) member Steve Kirby during the all municipal candidates meeting hosted by CDF at the Elgin Lions Hall, October 5, 2022. The Citizens Democracy Forum held an all-candidates meeting for election to the Township of Rideau Lakes Council on October 24. The meeting…

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Rideau Lakes Municipal Candidates Forum

On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, Citizens Democracy Forum hosted a public meeting for all candidates running for office in the Township of Rideau Lakes.  The candidates were provided with two questions in advance to which they provided written answers, and further elaborated during the forum. Click the following link to read the document. https://citizensdemocracyforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Municipal-Candidates-Forum-Questions-October-5-2022.pdf

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The Convoy and Canada

An opinion piece by John Cartwright, Chairperson, the Council of Canadians.  The Council of Canadians brings people together through collective action and grassroots organizing to challenge corporate power and advocate for a society built on democracy, justice and care for each other, the planet and our democracy. John speaks to frustration, validation, the rise of…

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The Greenest Dollar Is the One Not Spent 

The following article is provided by Mike Nickerson, well known author and educator studying the ways in which societies change, along with the problems that are expanding as we press against our planet’s limits. More of Mike’s work can be found on his web site: http://www.sustainwellbeing.net/about_us.html Actions come from thoughts and thoughts from feelings. The greenest…

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Are Electric Cars the Solution?

Or do visions of ‘clean’ robots supplying mobile freedom steer us down the wrong road?    Andrew Nikiforuk    TheTyee.ca Tyee contributing editor Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning journalist whose books and articles focus on epidemics, the energy industry, nature and more.  In this well researched and written article he explores the move to Electric…

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What They New: The U.S. Government & the Climate Crisis

In the January 20th edition of YES Magazine, Larry Parks Daloz reviews James Gustave Speth’s new book, They Knew. …..we have known the dangers for a long time, that we have been fully appraised of what was necessary to avoid those dangers, and that, over and over, our nation’s leadership chose not merely to ignore…

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2022’s Imperative: Letting Go of Our Past to Birth Our Future

An opinion piece by David Korten featured in YES Magazine.   Our society cannot be considered civilized by any objective standard…..we risk doing such irreversible damage to Earth’s  regenerative systems that our species is unlikely to survive. To read the entire article, follow the link below: https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2022/01/18/ecological-civilization-only-way-forward?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=YTW_20220121&utm_content=YTW_20220121+CID_8db92adfe25d202bf2d05ac68d77ed03&utm_source=CM

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Ground Breaking Progress for Climate and Democracy – Scotland

Scotland is building a democracy fit for the 21st century and a climate action plan to meet the emergency of our time.  It’s all thanks to the power of proportional representation and the leadership of the Scottish Citizen’s Assembly. An article by Fair Vote Canada on how proportional representation and a Citizen’s Assembly in Scotland…

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Another Path to the Future

Introduction by Mike Nickerson. Mr. Nickerson is an author, self-employed sustainability educator and former co-director of the Institute for the Study of Cultural Evolution. The things we do with life — learning, love and laughter, appreciation, sport, music, and the like — require only our attention.  They are fun and they are uplifting.  They increase…

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