My heart aches for the Pacheedaht

I must start out by reminding readers that I am neither first nation, nor a member of the Pacheedaht first nation. That being said, the recent chain of events has me wondering the mindset of the Pacheedaht who were outnumbered by the protesters blockading their lands in an attempt to stop a duly signed logging … Continue reading My heart aches for the Pacheedaht

This isn’t sitting well with me. At all.

Before I get into the gears of my post, I want to be clear that I am no expert on first nation reconciliation and UNDRIP; certainly as it pertains to natural resources on land controlled by a first nation. I also want to stress that I am not first nation. My family lineage extends into … Continue reading This isn’t sitting well with me. At all.

Endorsement of Lisa Marie Barron

My name is Peter Kelly (he/him) and I have been a resident of Nanaimo since 1997. I’m a past president of the Nanaimo area ferry workers union, a single parent, concerned citizen and I offer my full support and endorsement of Lisa Marie Barron for the Federal NDP nomination for the seat of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. I … Continue reading Endorsement of Lisa Marie Barron

Green elitism on full display

The new federal Green Party leader lost a byelection which was called before she was selected as leader - to replace the Liberal MP who was finance minister. As per party constitution, the NDP promptly selected a candidate, Brian Chang, a person who campaigned under the party banner in 2019 general election and finished a … Continue reading Green elitism on full display

Epilogue for BC Election 2020

So an NDP Premier was re-elected. That's a first. Taking a precarious minority to a substantial majority is major news too. But nobody should be surprised by this. The NDP led a campaign that was disciplined and focused while their opposition flailed about. It turns out that the 'steady as she goes' narrative is what … Continue reading Epilogue for BC Election 2020

Green leadership campaign brings out the odd

It was inevitable that the BC Greens, mid leadership contest, would turn against themselves and what they signed up for by agreeing to the CASA deal that ousted the 16 year BC Liberal government in 2017. Where we're at is watching the Greens pick apart SiteC, the northern dam being constructed along the Peace River; … Continue reading Green leadership campaign brings out the odd

The hypocrisy of Canada’s far right on covid19

Why won't Trudeau help Canadians becoming 'how are we going to pay for that' Don't lift a finger to stop these far right imbeciles from looking any more stupid than they already do. But, aren't they stupid? Of course they are, but now they're drifting into the realm of irrational. The above screenshot is from … Continue reading The hypocrisy of Canada’s far right on covid19

New movie Planet of the Humans is a wake up call

Some environmentalists have taken the movie as a knife in the back, or a slap in the face by Michael Moore. Some have gone so far as to call for its removal. I don't see it that way, and I don't think removing it will help; that amounts to green-censorship which will immediately backfire. What … Continue reading New movie Planet of the Humans is a wake up call

The price of lies

At 1:23:45am local time April 26, 1986, at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine SSR, a series of errors and bad judgment led to an explosion in reactor #4 that spread radioactive material through much of western Europe. Design flaws of the reactor type that were suppressed by the state meant that the safety … Continue reading The price of lies

CGL Pipeline debacle is a progressive values test.

The trouble with the CGL pipeline is that you can make a compelling progressive argument either side of the proposal. Something that nobody anticipated. To be sure, there are many complex layers in this debate, but the fact that its happening in live-time has brought out unprecedented protests across the country; blockading railways, harbours, marine … Continue reading CGL Pipeline debacle is a progressive values test.