Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.


The Green Party and the Leaders’ Debates


In this Canadian federal election, the major parties have connived with the national broadcasters to prevent the inclusion of Green Party leader Elizabeth May in the televised “debates” that have become such an important feature of modern elections. The official fiction is that because the Greens have no seats in Parliament, they are not a national party – though they are running candidates in every riding, and won 7% of the vote — nearly a million votes — in the last election.

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The World After Sidi Bouzid – Sunday column, February 13, 2011

[NB: This column was written on Wednesday, February 16, 2011] When the policewoman slapped the young fruit-seller on the street in Sidi Bouzid a week before Christmas, she was not thinking of Hosni Mubarak, the Pharaoh of Egypt. Nevertheless her action set off an tsunami of grief and fury that is quickly transforming the Middle East, and will probably wash Mubarak clean out of Cairo.   Mohamed Bouazizi, 26 years old, was desperately trying to support his family by illegally selling fruit from a push-cart.

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Echoes of Gandhi – Sunday column, January 16, 2011

I need to know more about Mahatma Gandhi.   During the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing three towering figures in the Indian eco-justice movement. Bunker Roy is the founder of Barefoot College; Satish Kumar edits Resurgence magazine; and the protean Vandana Shiva is a physicist, eco-feminist, philosopher and doughty foe of agricultural imperialism.

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