verynewtothis replied to the topic 'Standing Rock, the Dakota Access Pipeline protests:' in the forum. 3 hours 6 minutes ago

This is an UPDATE concerning Red Fawn's legal case:

THANK YOU Jordan Chariton FOR THIS UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Standing Rock Prisoner To Be Released to Halfway House

Published on Jun 27, 2017

TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton ( Twitter.com/JordanChariton ) brings us some promising news for those of you follow Standing Rock --Red Fawn, a water protector who was attacked by police at camp on October 22nd 2016, is going to finally be released to a halfway house. Unfortunately, that doesn't change the fact that an indigenous woman has been in jail for nine months, for supposedly threatening police with a gun....a gun which has never been found .


www.youtube.com/watch?v=cECwW1No0Aw
Watch The Original Arrest Video HERE:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbt66m5PN6Q
Standing Rock Political Prisoner Red Fawn Needs Your Help

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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'Jeremy Corbyn: "Labour's the party of the many not the few"' in the forum. 10 hours 39 minutes ago

These THREE articles from the Canary that I (verynewtothis) POSTED are for EDUCATIONAL purposes:

Article number ONE:

Tory MPs lose their shit at Corbyn’s popularity. And blame the BBC for Glastonbury
By Emily Apple On June 25th, 2017 In the category of UK

https://www.thecanary.co/2017/06/25/74257/
ONCE AGAIN, please GO TO the LINK directly ABOVE TO READ THIS ARTICLE IN FULL and ALSO FOR the LINKS FOR THE WORDS HIGHLIGHTED IN RED…THANKS!!

Jeremy Corbyn delivered an inspirational speech to thousands at Glastonbury. Across the festival, chants of “Oh Jeremy Corbyn” have been ringing out. Support for the Labour leader appears to be at an unprecedented level. And he has captured the spirit and the needs of so many people.

But some Tory MPs are so confused by what’s happening that they are totally losing their shit. And their response has been to blame the BBC for broadcasting Glastonbury.

It’s all the BBC’s fault

... Twitter users lamented that the BBC showed more of Corbyn’s speech than May’s appearance in Liverpool at Armed Forces Day:

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Anthony P Morris
‎@AnthonyPMorris

@BBCNews Bias BBC 5 minutes corbyn galstonbury 5 seconds May Armed Forces D Liverpool


Although given May was booed and greeted with shouts of “shame on you” at the event, the Conservatives should be relieved that not more footage was shown of just how reviled their leader is.

BBC bias

Glastonbury


Glastonbury is, and always has been, a music festival that puts politics at the heart of what it does. Every year it’s on, the BBC broadcasts extended coverage of the festival and the bands that are playing. Normally, there is little coverage of the politics of the event, and headlines about mud are more likely to dominate the news agenda.

But something extraordinary and historic happened this year. Not only was Corbyn’s speech inspiring, as this tweet shows, the size of the crowd turning out to listen to a leader of a major opposition party speak is simply unheard of in modern times:

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Jeremy Corbyn
‎@jeremycorbyn

Thank you #Glastonbury for inviting me to speak on the Pyramid Stage about how, together, we can build a country #ForTheMany, not the few.


Instead of blaming the BBC for actually managing to cover the speech, Conservative MPs would be much better served at looking at why their party and leader are hated so much across the country.

Things are changing. There is a shift in political engagement. And people are rejecting the politics of austerity for a more compassionate politics that looks after the interests of all of us. It’s no wonder these MPs are losing their rag. They know that their control is diminishing and it won’t be long before their time is well and truly up.



Article number TWO:

Theresa May just found a magic money tree to prop up her ‘zombie’ government, at the expense of 11 million families
By Steve Topple On June 26th, 2017 In the category of UK

https://www.thecanary.co/2017/06/26/theresa-may-just-found-magic-money-tree-prop-zombie-government-expense-11-million-families/
AS WELL, please GO TO the LINK directly ABOVE TO READ THIS ARTICLE IN FULL and ALSO FOR the LINKS FOR THE WORDS HIGHLIGHTED IN RED…THANKS!!

Theresa May has reached a deal with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) over a ‘confidence and supply’ agreement to allow her to form a majority government. But the deal came with a price tag of £1.5bn, just days after her party said there was no money for some of the poorest people in society. And it seems the £1.5bn could be coming directly from the mouths of 11 million struggling families.

‘Magic Money Tree’ found in Northern Ireland

May’s Conservative Party has agreed to give Northern Ireland an additional £1bn over the next five years in spending. £850m of this will be spent in the next two years. This is on top of a previously agreed £500m. The extra £1bn funding [pdf] over the next parliament consists of:

•£400m for infrastructure projects.
•£150m for ultra-fast broadband.
•£100m for “immediate pressures” on health and education.
•£200m for “health service transformation”.
•£50m for mental health services.
•£100m to target deprived communities.


But the money, given in return for DUP cooperation on key parliamentary votes, appears to be at the expense of struggling families and sick and disabled people across the UK. Because on Friday 23 June, the government announced that the freeze on welfare payments will continue for the next five years. Something which many believe has directly contributed to increasing poverty.

Meanwhile…

The new Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke said that:

I would expect the benefit freeze to continue. It is sometimes scoffed at, but the fact is there is much greater awareness of food banks than was the case previously. It’s become much more widely used. If we want to reduce poverty, if we want to reduce the need for people to use food banks, it’s that we have got to have a strong economy that creates jobs.


Most working age benefits are currently frozen until 2020 at the levels they were at in April 2016. They include Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Child Benefit, and tax credits.

£1.5bn looks familiar…

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) warned in October 2016 that the freeze would mean 11 million families would lose £360 a year. But it said this freeze would save the government an additional £1.2bn a year by 2019-2020 on top of the £3bn that was first forecast. This is due to rocketing inflation.

The Walking Dead

It appears the Rowntree Foundation’s appeal has fallen on deaf ears. At a time when spiralling inflation, benefit cuts, and precarious employment are plunging millions of people into poverty across the UK. May has taken money that could help relieve some of the suffering from millions of families. And she has handed it over to one of the most controversial right-wing parties in the UK. All to keep her “zombie” government afloat.


Article number THREE:

Theresa May wants to shut down parliament in order to retain her grip on power
By Emily Apple On June 27th, 2017 In the category of UK

https://www.thecanary.co/2017/06/27/theresa-may-wants-shut-parliament-order-retain-grip-power/
AND, please GO TO the LINK directly ABOVE FOR the LINKS FOR THE WORDS HIGHLIGHTED IN RED…THANKS!!

Theresa May is desperately clutching on to power. And she is more than willing to circumvent democracy to do so.

Firstly, she announced a two-year parliament; then, she signed her dodgy deal with the DUP; and now, she is considering closing parliament for a bumper 12-week summer holiday. Seemingly so that MPs don’t oust her from power.

Two-year parliament

Each year, the Queen’s Speech sets out the government’s agenda for the upcoming parliamentary session. If parliament does not accept the agenda or its legitimacy, the speech can be voted down. This represents a vote of no confidence in the government. But May has now cancelled the 2018 Queen’s Speech, doubling the length of the next parliamentary session to two years.

The Conservatives claim the highly irregular move is to ensure there’s enough time to pass complicated Brexit legislation. But cancelling the 2018 Queen’s Speech conveniently avoids a parliamentary procedure where May could be voted out of power.

And as Channel 4 News journalist Jon Snow pointed out:

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Jon Snow
@jonsnowC4

It does not take a whole Government to negotiate BREXIT: why abandon 2018 Queen's Speech amid worst social housing crisis since1945?


Dodgy deals

May finally managed to sign her dodgy deal with the DUP on 26 June. The £1.5bn ‘confidence and supply’ agreement (with £1bn of new money) was branded a “grubby deal” and a “bribe” by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

Not only does the deal threaten the Northern Irish peace process, but it’s also a massive slap in the face for democracy. It gives 10 MPs, who together received a tiny fraction of the overall vote, unprecedented power over all of us. And it has come at a cost of £1bn of taxpayers’ money. That’s £1bn of our money that wasn’t in a manifesto commitment.

We’re all going on a summer holiday

Now, the Conservative Party is trying to get an agreement to take a bumper 12-week summer holiday. Parliament is due to go into recess on 12 July. But the Tories are hoping to bring this forward. They’re also looking at getting rid of the short parliamentary session in September. This means MPs would not return to work until early October.

And the reason for giving MPs an eye-wateringly long break that the rest of us could only dream about? To keep May’s shaky grasp on power intact. A Conservative source told [paywall] The Sunday Times:

The whips think if people are in parliament they are more likely to be plotting. They think Theresa is safer if we’re all abroad.


Enough is enough!

Theresa May didn’t have to call a snap election. But she did. And the country spoke. Now, she is living with the consequences of that decision.

The Conservatives won the most seats. This gives them the right to form a minority government. But it does not give them the right to circumvent democracy, bribe MPs for votes, cancel parliamentary procedures, or shut down parliament.

Enough is enough! A big chunk of voters sent a clear message on 8 June. A message that we’re tired of austerity, of a hard Brexit, and of a ruling elite that puts the interests of the rich above the interests of the rest of us. It is not and should not be business as usual. And we need to make sure all our voices are heard to ensure that May and her cronies do not get away with this.



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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'TO borrow or NOT TO borrow, is it BAD??' in the forum. yesterday

It is sad that just four words prompted this response:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoBFP4xzRlc
Let`s finish what Robert Menard said beginning at the 2:37 mark in video directly ABOVE, IN THIS VERY POST: ‘ If you look it (Statute) up you would find the definition of a Statute IS a legislative rule of society given the force of law…’

According to Ann Emmett in the FIRST Video that I POST directly ABOVE this post, where she (Ann Emmett) declares that Margaret Thatcher HAD IT WRONG where she (Margaret Thatcher) said there is no such thing as ‘Society’…An I find myself in total agreement with ‘Ann Emmett’.

And when Ann Emmett declared that the Bank of Canada has a duty under law to operate in the best economic health of the Canadian nation Society’…I ONCE AGAIN find myself in total agreement with ‘Ann Emmett’.

These are three different dictionaries that define the word ‘society’:

First-up, there is Black’s Law Dictionary Volumes 1 & 2:
http://worldfreemansociety.org/blacks-law-dictionary-volumes-1-2/
Please CLICK-ON ‘Second Edition’, THEN CLICK-ON ‘S’, THEN CLICK-ON ‘SOCER – SODOMY’, THEN SCROLL DOWN TO THE WORD ‘society’ and FOLLOW ITS DEFENITION.

An association or company of person (generally not incorporated) united together for any mutual or common pursuit.


Second, this from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: :
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/society

1 : companionship or association with one's fellows :
friendly or intimate intercourse


Third, this from the Oxford Learner`s Dictionaries: :
www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/society

1.

[uncountable] people in general, living together in communities
policies that will benefit society as a whole
Racism exists at all levels of society.
They carried out research into the roles of men and women in today’s society


2. [countable, uncountable] a particular community of people who share the same customs, laws, etc.
modern industrial societies
demand created by a consumer society
Can Britain ever be a classless society?
They were discussing the problems of Western society.


And according to Just Landed.com there is such a thing AS ‘A Canadian Society (please check-out the whole piece):
https://www.justlanded.com/english/Canada/Canada-Guide/Culture/The-Canadians

Then there is this…ONCE AGAIN I SAY:

‘ Hey, capitalistic minded Nazi elites this is ALSO for you…Change is happening...

THANKS Jimmy Dore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeremy Corbyn Delivers Inspiring Speech & Crowd Goes Wild!

Published on Jun 26, 2017


www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RsSPOcVcNM


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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'Free Trade - NAFTA - SPP - NAU concerning Canada' in the forum. yesterday

This is from The Council of Canadians:

House of Commons Standing Committee seeks input on NAFTA renegotiation by September 15
June 9, 2017 - 12:31pm

https://canadians.org/blog/house-commons-standing-committee-seeks-input-nafta-renegotiation-september-15
Please GO TO the LINK directly ABOVE FOR the LINKS FOR THE WORDS HIGHLIGHTED IN RED…THANKS!!
Tracey Ramsey, MP:



The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade is soliciting input on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The Committee has agreed, "That the Committee undertake a study of the priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade in North America, between Canada, United States and Mexico; that all members of the Committee travel to the United States and Mexico; that the Committee invite Canadian stakeholders to appear, including representatives of businesses, trade associations, civil society and organized labour; that the study consist of at least four meetings, and that the Committee report its findings to the House."

NDP Member of Parliament Tracey Ramsey is a member of that Committee.

On May 29, she wrote, "The House Trade Committee is studying Canadian trade priorities with the US and Mexico. While only a handful of meetings are planned, I encourage interested stakeholders to submit your views to the Committee via email before September 15, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (see also Guide for Submitting Briefs). Again, you are also invited to share your submissions with me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.."

For information on a Global Affairs Canada consultation process - which has set a July 18 deadline for public input - please see this campaign blog: https://canadians.org/blog/trudeau-government-sets-july-18-deadline-public-input-nafta-renegotiation

The Council of Canadians has argued that the government should make clear what it is seeking in the NAFTA talks (we have put forward this list of demands) and articulate its red lines (what it will not concede). We also argue that the Trudeau government should make a public statement that it is prepared to walk away from NAFTA should Trump's demands make the terms of an agreement untenable.

And we have highlighted that - well beyond online consultations and a handful of meetings - there should be meaningful public hearings as well as separate consultations with First Nations, given their rights under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are impacted by NAFTA.

Beyond this, our three core demands of the Trudeau government are:

1. Protect water by explicitly removing it as a tradable good, service or investment. We cannot leave our water vulnerable to bulk exports or privatization.

2. Eliminate Chapter 11 investment provisions that allow corporations to sue governments over public interest laws or policies that hurt future corporate profits.

3. Free Canada from the energy proportionality clause that locks us into supplying the U.S. with oil quotas that are destroying our environment and restricting real action on climate change.


These demands have been highlighted in 12,013 letters (so far ) to the Prime Minister through this online action alert.

Please add your voice to these demands today.

Brent Patterson's blog


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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'Technologies that I believe can HELP humanity:' in the forum. 3 days ago

THIS IS A QUICK NOTE...A CORRECTION:

Where I posted the link by veoh.com for the Video Documentary for 'Who Killed The Electric Car? ', I wish TO CHANGE IT TO THIS ONE: http://evtopia.org/watch-killed-electric-car-full-video-online/

Simply because it stops in roughly in the middle of the Video Documentary, plus that NEW LINK directly ABOVE has tonnes of relevant information to go along with it.


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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'Technologies that I believe can HELP humanity:' in the forum. 3 days ago

A Refresher:

MORE HALF TRUTH LIES...America already had the technology for electric cars:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zO-XKEY8PQ
Who Killed The Electric Car? Part 1 Greek Subtitles

SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE YouTube NAZI [Fascist] CRAP I HAD TO DO THIS 'NOW': http://www.veoh.com/watch/v12581888HJGJyt6s OR http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&type=A011US0&p=WATCH+Who+Killed+The+Electric+Car%3F+


All My frustrations aside, I wonder HOW MUCH this technology would have advanced Mankind over the years, since they (Electric CarS) were ALREADY on the American roads BACK-IN 1996.


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Jeremy Corbyn Proud to speak at Glastonbury - about the power we have together to build a country, and a world, for the many, not the few.

Build bridges not walls


Published on Jun 24, 2017


www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVGFi8balOM
Jeremy Corbyn | Glastonbury 2017

FULL

Jeremy Corbyn's Speaking To The Crowd At Glastonbury 2017


www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm3Jy5ZedBs



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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'The Council of Canadians: PEOPLE POWER Canadian Style' in the forum. 4 days ago

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Environmental law review recommends changes to Fisheries Act, National Energy Board
By Penney Kome On June 22nd, 2017


Image: Christina Turner
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/other-hand/2017/06/environmental-law-review-recommends-changes-fisheries-act-national
Please GO TO the LINK directly ABOVE FOR the LINKS FOR THE WORDS HIGHLIGHTED IN RED…THANKS!!

In June 2016, Prime Minister Trudeau announced an important review and update of four of Canada’s major environmental laws: The Fisheries Act, the Navigation Protection Act, the Canada Environmental Protection Act’s Environmental Assessment provision, and the National Energy Board.

By this June, 2017, the government had announced all the reviews' recommendations.

Some of the Acts haven't been revised in 20 years. Others, like the Navigation Protection Act, lost most of their authority in 2012, when Stephen Harper’s government drastically reduced their jurisdiction. In Harper’s version, the NWA protects only about 100 out of millions of Canadian waterways.

If you've never heard of the environmental law review, maybe that's because the government undertook several massive reviews simultaneously. Only the environmental-and-law groups seem to have made any attempt to publicize it. I can’t find any mention on general environmental groups' site, such as the Sierra Club website, or on Greenpeace’s either.

Says the West Coast Environmental Law website, "the government [has] announced a sweeping review of federal environmental laws... This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape Canada’s environmental laws and to contribute to decisions that affect land, air, water and the climate."

Public comments were welcomed from November 2016 until as late as May 2017, and reports came out promptly. Which is to say that all of these committees and task forces have been remarkably quick to launch, implement their inquiries, mediate, and make recommendations -- sometimes stunningly earth-friendly recommendations. For starters, every report recommends including and involving Indigenous people and Indigenous perspectives on land use.

Another example: The House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, following its mandatory 10-year review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, issued 84 strong recommendations, including that the Act’s preamble be "amended:

•to recognize a right to a healthy environment;
•to mention the importance of considering vulnerable populations in risk assessments; and
•to recognize the principles put forward in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples...."


The Canadian Environmental Law Association hailed this "breakthrough moment for Canada’s growing environmental rights movement." Ecojustice lawyer Kaitlyn Mitchell said, "Environmental rights are human rights, and we applaud the committee for taking a clear, principled stance on the issue. This is a concept that transcends political lines and is fundamental to the advancement of a more just and equitable society."

CELA (Ecojustice) noted that "Ecojustice and the David Suzuki Foundation are partners in the Blue Dot Movement, a national campaign to advance the legal recognition of every Canadian’s right to a healthy environment.

"Since 2014.... 153 municipalities across Canada -- representing more than 40 per cent of Canada’s population -- have passed declarations in support of the right to a healthy environment."

Similarly, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced a return to policies of protecting fish habitat, reversing the Harper government's 2012 legislation. CPAWS (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) said, "The Government of Canada’s commitment to renewing the Fisheries Act is an unprecedented opportunity to put in place a legal and policy framework that will protect, restore and sustain Canada's fisheries -- and the rivers, lakes and oceans that support them -- for generations to come."

There were two parts to reviewing the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Environmental defence celebrated proposed changes to the CEPA’s list of restricted toxins and pollutants

"The committee also proposes to improve protections from chemicals of high concern... by requiring industry to prove safety before use," said the Environmental defence news release. This could be the edge of Europe’s "Precautionary Principle," which requires manufacturers to prove ingredients are harmless before releasing them into the public.

Also, the Expert Panel on [CEPA] Environmental Assessments, struck in order to restore public trust in the assessment process, reported back to the Minister in April. They recommended changing the terminology to "Impact Assessment" and widening the inquiry to include a more holistic approach about how change affects all living beings nearby, human as well as wildlife.

"Canadians demand big changes to environmental assessment law," WCEL celebrated. "The Panel’s report lays out a number of clear recommendations to guide assessments for proposed projects such as mines, pipelines and dams."

Over at the National Energy Board, the Expert Panel recommended splitting the NEB into two separate organizations -- the Canadian Energy Transmission Commission (CETC), and the Canadian Energy Information Agency (CEIA). The point of this would presumably be to restore public trust lost when the previous Prime Minister packed the NEB with his own appointees.

Furthermore, according to one law firm's analysis, recommendations require that "At a preliminary stage, all major projects would be subject to a year-long deliberation by the Governor in Council (GIC), to determine whether a project aligns with the 'national interest.' On approval, the project would move to a detailed review and environmental assessment, followed by a licensing decision..."

On the other hand, Council of Canadians is furious about what Trudeau's government did not do with the Navigation Protection Act. Stephen Harper's government eliminated the Navigable Waters Protection Act and stripped federal environmental protection from practically all Canada’s lakes, rivers and streams.

Unfortunately, says the Council of Canadians, Transport Canada's report does not restore that protection. "Only 1 per cent of the 31,000 lakes and 2.25 million rivers in Canada will be protected under the Navigation Protection Act," says Emma Lui, water campaigner for the Council of Canadians. "The federal government is abandoning its responsibility and its promise to protect people's right to navigation and safeguard freshwater in Canada."

All of the federal departments involved will now look over the recommendations they have received, and respond by proposing new legislation or regulations. Although most of the recommendations seem earth-friendly, there is no guarantee they will ever be adopted, much less adopted as proposed.

Look for new legislation to come forward in the fall. And if you're interested, you will really have to search. If the past is any indicator, the only public information available is likely to be from enviromental law websites like WCEL, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence, or maybe Council of Canadians.

Media silence on this seems odd. With climate change threatening us all, debates over environmental legislative reform deserve to be headline news.


Like this article? Please chip in to keep stories like these coming.


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Published on June 21, 2017
http://www.thetelegram.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor/2017/6/21/letter--let_s-put-electoral-reform-in-voters-hands.html


We need a different proportional representation strategy.
Back in 2015, Justin Trudeau repeatedly promised voters that if the Liberals became the next government, 2015 would be the last first-past-the-post election. He also promised that the party whip would only be used by a Liberal government to deal with confidence matters and implementing campaign promises.




Two weeks ago, the Liberal Party of Canada used the whip to defeat a motion in the House of Commons to accept the recommendations of the parliamentary electoral reform committee and hold a referendum on proportional representation. This effectively put an end to attempts to keep electoral reform alive federally.

This was disturbing, not just because of the broken promises, but because the thwarting of the electoral reform committee’s recommendation was done by a party that has been elected as a majority government by only 39.5 per cent of voters.
That couldn’t happen under a proportional representation system, where the percentage of seats each party gets matches the percentage of votes they receive. Designed to prevent any government with less than 50 per cent of the votes from acting with absolute power, proportional representation leads to more coalition governments and the potential for small parties to wrestle concessions and compromises from government.

That’s precisely what the Liberal party doesn’t want. They argue that proportional representation will lead to frequent elections, unco-operative parliaments where nothing gets done, and the rise of extremist parties.

None of this is valid. Over the last 50 years, Canada has actually held more elections than most European countries where proportional representation is the norm. In mainland Europe, unlike here, Pharmacare and government-subsidized daycare programs are also the norm. Workers’ benefits and rights are stronger and there are better environmental regulations. The result is that there is less inequality in Europe than in Canada.

As to the risk of political extremism, my European friends point out that Donald Trump would never have been elected under a proportional representation system because he didn’t win the popular vote. Nor would the Harper government have been able to pass all its unpopular legislation.

"If we are going to develop a momentum for change, it will only happen if ordinary people step forward to promote it."

The Liberal government’s defeat of the electoral reform motion last month now transfers any hopes for implementing proportional representation back to the provinces, with British Columbia being the province to watch.

But what about here in Newfoundland and Labrador? In the 2015 provincial election, in spite of being in the midst of a gigantic economic crisis, voter turnout was apparently the lowest of any province since Confederation. That’s a huge comment on people’s dissatisfaction with our political choices.

We need transformative change. Three local groups — Democracy Alert: https://www.facebook.com/pg/democracyalert/about/?ref=page_internal , the Council of Canadians: canadians.org/democracy and the Social Justice Co-operative: http://www.sjcnl.ca/about.html — believe electoral reform is a good place to start. We would like to see a thorough debate on the merits of proportional representation, followed by a referendum, ideally attached to an election.

Our referendum question is simple. Let voters decide whether or not they want to change to an electoral system that follows the principles of proportional representation. If a majority of voters choose change, it would be the responsibility of our elected representatives, through an all-party committee, to select a specific proportional representation system. This would then be implemented for the following election.

Notice that our referendum question is not tied to a specific proportional representation system. Why? There are actually more than 40 different proportional representation options to choose from. In our opinion, it’s a mistake to precipitously commit to a particular system simply because other provinces have favoured them in their referendums. Let’s take our time and choose the best system for our province and let’s do it in a deliberative, unbiased and collaborative way.

Proportional representation is not a radical option, in spite of what the Liberal party would like us to believe. More than 90 countries now use some form of proportional representation. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have also gone that route. Why, then, not us?

If you want to learn more about proportional representation, N.L. style, there’s information at www.DemocracyAlert.ca . And please consider joining us. If we are going to develop a momentum for change, it will only happen if ordinary people step forward to promote it. Where better place to look for support than with Telegram readers?


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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'Exit Poll Expert Proves Election Fraud Against #Bernie' in the forum. 4 days ago

I HEAR YOU Jeff Waldorf: https://www.facebook.com/JeffWaldorfOfficial of TYT Nation

The Bernie Blackout Was Real, & May Have Cost Him The Race

Published on Jun 21, 2017

We (TYT Nation) already know, but now we have even more evidence:

http://reverbpress.com/features/bernie-sanders-was-right-media-blackout-badly-hurt-campaign-harvard-study-confirms/

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcaAgbgwS8Q
This is for those that STILL DON`T BELIEVE that this farce of a 'primary' election (An I verynewtothis use the term: 'election' very loosely to describe this bullsh$t) 'WAS STOLEN FROM' Bernie Sanders...Please START YOUR REASERCH AT PAGE ONE OF THIS VERY THREAD TO SEE HOW THIS SO-CALLED 'primary' election 'WAS STOLEN FROM' Bernie Sanders: [/b]

http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/115789-exit-poll-expert-proves-election-fraud-against-bernie?limitstart=0


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At Unison’s Conference today (June 23, 2017), I (Jeremy Corbyn) spoke about Grenfell Tower and how the tragedy could, and should, have been avoided.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnZNvvbn-CQ
Jeremy Corbyn | Unison Conference | Grenfell Tower

We’ve been investigating the evidence about the Grenfell fire. And what we’ve found is numbing.
By Tom Coburg. On June 23rd, 2017 In the category of UK

https://www.thecanary.co/2017/06/23/weve-been-investigating-evidence-grenfell-found-numbing/
Please GO TO the LINK directly ABOVE TO READ THIS ARTICLE IN FULL and ALSO FOR the LINKS FOR THE WORDS HIGHLIGHTED IN RED…THANKS!!

On 23 June, the police announced that they were considering charges of “manslaughter, as well as criminal offences and breaches of legislation and regulations” over the Grenfell Tower fire. And they issued a statement confirming that both the cladding and insulation installed at Grenfell have failed safety tests. Investigators are now trying to establish whether those materials were used illegally.

The Canary has been examining available and leaked documents relating to the Grenfell refurbishment. And the results are numbing.

Crime scenes
...
The key players
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The wrong cladding?
...
Costs
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Is the cladding banned?
...
What do the building regulations say?
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Other considerations
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The government’s role
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Other sites
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Truth comes out


Regardless of the ambiguities in the building regulations, the guidance from the product manufacturer should have raised questions about the choice of cladding.

Or as the Grenfell Action Group puts it:

We believe the dangers of cladding must have been known by the Council and TMO technical staff involved in planning the Grenfell Tower ‘improvement works’ and by the contractor Rydon and sub-contractor who carried out the works and seems to have opted for cheaper highly flammable cladding.


Rydon insists it met “all required building control, fire regulation and health and safety standards”.

Everyone who signed off the project has questions to answer.

Lammy again:

When the truth comes out about this tragedy, we may find there is blood on the hands of a number of organisations. It is my grave concern that the families of Grenfell Tower will not get justice if documents are being quietly destroyed and shredded, and emails are being deleted.


Hopefully, further evidence will be found to explain more fully why the fire happened; and why so many people tragically lost their lives.



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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'Standing Rock, the Dakota Access Pipeline protests:' in the forum. 5 days ago

Who Is Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline?
Bank of America,
HSBC,
UBS,
Goldman Sachs,
Wells Fargo


Published on Sep 9, 2016


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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'The British Conservative Party is Your Enemy' in the forum. 5 days ago

I want to reiterate this:

Yup IMO, a Theresa May MENTALITY is just what the UK really needs RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well, I`m NOT Laughing any more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You see it is STUFF LIKE THIS is why I DON`T believe a single thing that she (Theresa May) says that the Conservative Party would do for the British people and for the UK people.

The UK’s highest courts have ruled that Theresa May broke the law twice in the last month
By Emily Apple. On June 14th, 2017 In the category of Global (UK)

https://www.thecanary.co/2017/06/14/uks-highest-courts-found-ruled-theresa-may-broke-law-twice-last-month/
Please GO TO the LINK directly ABOVE FOR the LINKS FOR THE WORDS HIGHLIGHTED IN RED…THANKS!!

For the second time in the space of a month, the UK’s courts have ruled that Theresa May broke the law during her time in the Home Office.

On 25 May, the Court of Appeal ruled that she had broken the law over the treatment of refugees, including children, on the British Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) in Cyprus. And now, on 14 June, the Supreme Court has ruled that May’s flagship policy of “deport first, appeal later” is unlawful.

Breaching human rights


The most recent case in the Supreme Court was brought by two men who were deported after having served prison sentences for drug-related offences. Both men had been granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK. And both had strong family ties to the UK.

But May ordered that the men should be deported to Jamaica and Kenya on their release from prison; and that, if they wanted to appeal the decision, it could be done from these countries.

Now, the Supreme Court has said this was unlawful because it contravened the European Convention of Human Rights. Namely Article 8, the right to family and private life.

In particular, the court ruled that:

The men and their lawyers would face difficulties in giving and receiving instructions before and during an appeal hearing.
• A factor in an effective appeal is the ability of the applicant to give live evidence on their family ties in the UK and whether they are a reformed character.

Evidence via video link may suffice. However, the financial and logistical barriers to giving evidence that way from abroad are insurmountable.


Refugees

A separate case in the Court of Appeal centred on 75 people (including children) who were washed up on the SBA after their boat got into difficulty off the coast in 1998. Initially detained for some months, they were granted refugee status under the 1951 Refugee Convention.

But since then, they have been living in increasingly deteriorating conditions. According to a press release from the families’ solicitors Leigh Day:

For the last 18 years the six refugee claimants and their nineteen children have had to endure deteriorating living conditions on the SBA where they are housed in ex-military accommodation which was due to be demolished in 1997. Many of the children have spent their whole lives on the SBA.


Theresa May became involved in 2014 when, as Home Secretary, she refused to take legal responsibility for the families. And despite the fact that the families were granted refugee status, May argued that this did not extend to the SBA. She therefore argued that the families had no right to resettlement in the UK.

But the Court of Appeal found that the SBA was indeed covered by the convention. As such, the UK had a direct responsibility for the families there. Leigh Day explains:

In a unanimous decision the Court of Appeal has today (25 May 2017) found that Theresa May acted unlawfully by refusing to consider allowing entry to the UK to a group of refugee families stranded on the British Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) in Cyprus.


Compassionless

In both cases, May apparently acted with a complete lack of compassion. As Home Secretary, she seemed happy to accept children living in appalling conditions and to split up families without a fair hearing.

It is a damning indictment of the Prime Minister that twice within a month she has been found breaching the law on immigration. And it is a damning indictment of the way her government treats refugees and immigrants.


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Today (June 22nd, 2017), Emma Dent Coad, the new Labour MP for Kensington, gave a powerful Maiden Speech about poverty in her constituency and the tragedy of Grenfell Tower.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o45pTawR7g
Emma Dent Coad | Maiden Speech

May Vs. Corbyn - Starkly Different Reactions To Grenfell Fire

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FPxhNZLesw



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I Posted this for Informational purposes as well:

Jeremy Corbyn: Today’s Queen’s Speech was a threadbare www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/defin...n/english/threadbare legislative programme from a government that has no majority, no mandate and no plan .


Published on Jun 21, 2017


www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXLR-GrKjxU
Jeremy Corbyn | Queen’s Speech 2017

irst day of debate on the Queen's Speech[/u], House of Commons 21Jun17

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQGz4YZ2pqw
After reading and watching (listening to) the videos provided in BOTH of these articles plus checking-out the links provided in those articles by the canary:

https://www.thecanary.co/2016/02/03/editor-chief-canary-smashes-austerity-bits-video/
[url] https://www.thecanary.co/2017/06/13/theresa-may-announces-austerity-james-obrien-pulls-apart-bullshit-media-audio/[/url]
Is why I DON`T believe a single thing that she (Theresa May) says that the Conservative Party would do for the British people and for the UK people.

For me, she (Theresa May) only delivers empty platitudes AIMED AT placating the general public that listening to her at a certain time…AGAIN, that is just my OPINION!!


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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'This Is Who You Just Elected Americans...LOL:' in the forum. 7 days ago

[centre]This is a FOLLOW-UP TO MY POSTING OF THE FIRST VIDEO ABOVE, where CNN QUOTES Senator Bernie Sanders as saying: ‘HEALTH CARE BILL WONT GET THROUGH THE SENATE’:

Senate Democrats are planning to stall every bill until the AHCA (American Health Care Act) gets a public debate.

John Iadarola, Michael Shure, and Mark Thompson, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7nRFHoHGTc
Democrats Shutting Down Senate Over Trumpcare

Democrats plan to bring the Senate to a screeching halt to protest the GOP healthcare bill

http://www.businessinsider.com/democrats-ahca-health-care-senate-2017-6

Senate Democrats plan to go all out in their protest against the GOP healthcare bill starting Monday night.

Lawmakers in the party plan to use a series of stall tactics to try to draw attention to the way Republicans are writing their version of the American Health Care Act and to protest the policy changes that are expected to be in the bill.



Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren discuss the secret health care bill Republicans are creating behind closed doors.

Published on Jun 19, 2017

Reflect this video on your Facebook


www.youtube.com/watch?v=czR9T4TVWng
Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren DESTROY "Cowardly" Republican Health Care Bill [/centre]

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This is for Informational purposes:

Jeremy Corbyn | BBC News | Finsbury Park Attack


Published on Jun 19, 2017

A terrorist attack on any faith or community is an attack on all of us.

We must and will stand united against those who seek to divide us.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAYNl9gJFDI

Finsbury Park attack: 'This is terror on the streets,' says Jeremy Corbyn

Report by Nikhita Chulani.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOdyoJZH3F4


Boy, some people want others to live in FEAR real bad...I guess at that point the people would be easier to control and it makes for great distraction from the MANY real issues that plague Britain: http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/94-conspiracy/116545-the-british-conservative-party-is-your-enemy ...
That is just my OPINION!!


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On the Peston On Sunday Show (June 18th, 2017), I (Jeremy Corbyn) explained Labour's priorities for Brexit and how our investment-led economy will deliver social justice in Britain - ensuring that Grenfell Tower is the last such tragedy of its kind in our country.

In the week after the Grenfell Tower fire and a day before Brexit negotiations begin.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5IAwsf2beE
Jeremy Corbyn | ITV's Peston On Sunday | Brexit and Labour's Investment-Led Economy

Jeremy Corbyn - Full Interview on Peston on Sunday. June 18th 2017

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAeFpcSNQFs



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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'This Is Who You Just Elected Americans...LOL:' in the forum. 1 week ago

I wonder IF the third time IS REALLY the charm!?!

Apparently, not so IF like minded people like Senator Bernie Sanders has their way:

Bernie Sanders Warns as House Passes Trumpcare Bill to Become Law

Published on May 4, 2017


www.youtube.com/watch?v=nThd9ahNG1Y
Thousands Americans Will Die, Bernie Sanders Warns as House Passes Trumpcare Bill to Become Law

The Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of President Trump's American Health Care Act on Monday, March 13.
Ezra Klein explains why this document is one of the most devastating documents he's seen in American politics.


Read more here:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/13/14914802/republican-health-care-bill-perverse-cbo-ahca

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKk4uwFw3oM
The GOP health care plan: The more you need, the less you get

Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.

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verynewtothis replied to the topic 'Standing Rock, the Dakota Access Pipeline protests:' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

;)

ALSO:

As Lakota People's Law Project Chief Counsel Daniel Sheehan continues to prepare for Chase Iron Eyes' upcoming court case, further details continue to come out about the private security firm TigerSwan and their actions surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Published on Jun 14, 2017

Learn more at:
www.lakotalaw.org

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR0BVn68EBU
Chief Counsel Daniel Sheehan: DAPL and Tigerswan Exposed

[url] https://www.lakotalaw.org/our-campaigns/tigerswan-exposed[/url]
Dakota Access, LLC contracted with private, paramilitary organization TigerSwan to surveil and suppress water protectors.

Lakota People's Law Project attorney and water protector Chase Iron Eyes being interviewed by The Intercept at the People's Summit in Chicago.


Published on Jun 12, 2017

Chase faces a felony charge for his protection of Standing Rock's water. Please donate to their legal fund to defend Chase:
https://www.lakotalaw.org/our-actions/legalfund

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMVAEFXtXVQ
Chase Iron Eyes Intercept Interview on DAPL

http://hpr1.com/index.php/feature/news/former-dapl-security-speaks-out-damning-tigerswan-tactics/

Speaking from a nondescript hotel room, a former DAPL security employee revealed secret agendas, illegal activities, and widespread drug use among private security employees hired by Energy Transfer Partners to protect the company’s interests along to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.



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