Fifty years ago, a handful of fishermen inspired a province with their zeal for justice, their demand for a union. And they won.
Today, the crowds carrying the picket signs are Indigenous people and environmentalists, passionate defenders of our living planet.
Orri Vigfusson is one of my heroes – a very successful Icelandic businessman from a fishing family who made it his mission to save the wild Atlantic salmon from extinction by purchasing and retiring all the commercial Atlantic salmon fishing licenses in the world.
This is an article I wrote a few years ago for a publication issued by the National Union of Public and General Employees. I don’t think they’ll mind if I re-issue it several Labour Days later.
FIGHTING THE NEW FEUDALISM
by Silver Donald Cameron
We are the wealthiest people in the history of the world.
A landmark lawsuit launched by two members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation aims to establish that Canadians do have constitutional rights to clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment. That’s the topic of a new Green Interview, just released.
“We are not asking for money.
My friend David Walmark sends along a couple of quotations from the US poet Gary Snyder. One particularly catches my attention:
The Sioux idea of living creatures is that trees, buffalo and man are temporary energy swirls, turbulent patterns… You find that perception registered so many ways in archaic and primitive lore.