Author Archives: Theresa Wolfwood. Director, The Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation
“Today many influential progressives insist that poverty, not inequality, should be the focus and that how well the rich are faring is irrelevant.” McQuaig, Canada´s leading political journalist, always witty and perceptive, and her co–author, an academic and tax expert, … Continue reading
McQuaig, Linda. HOLDING THE BULLY´S COAT: Canada and the U.S. Empire. 2007. Doubleday Canada, Toronto.
“… we are a player of some significance on the global stage, due to our reputation – partly deserved and partly undeserved – as a fair arbiter and promoter of just causes, as a decent sort of country. By lining … Continue reading
McNally, David. ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE: Globalisation and Anti-Capitalism. 2002. Arbeiter Ring Publishing. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
He may be a respectable academic at York University, but what impressed me most was that this book was born in fumes of tear gas at the FTAA meeting in Quebec in April, 2002. It was there that the author, … Continue reading
“ ´Follow the money´ is an axiom at the heart of investigative journalism…This book follows the atoms. Or more precisely, it audits the trail of Canadian fissile elements, sensitive materials, reactor sales and laboratory secrets which have abetted the global … Continue reading
Mayne, Elizabeth. A Passionate Continuity. Poetry & Illustrations. 2006. Ekstasis Editions. Victoria, BC.
“My tongue tastes pleasure, The future of change. My heart aches in the slowness of history.” This excerpt from “I Speak Again” expresses the many life long passions of Elizabeth Mayne, a Victoria resident and a visual artist who turned … Continue reading
“…Take a stone from our house So that our descendents Will remember their way home.” Mahmoud Darwish, from the poem Your Eyes. Described as a concise guide to history and issues, this booklet packs an amazing amount of information into … Continue reading
Loney, James. CAPTIVITY: 118 days in Iraq and the struggle for a world without war. 2011. Alfred A. Knopf. Canada.
“None of us can know the measure of our lives. None of us can know what our actions might seed.” James Loney was a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams, (CPT), a group that believes that pacifists should be willing to … Continue reading
Livesay, Dorothy. THE SELF-COMPLETING TREE. Selected poems. 1992. Press Porcepic. Victoria & Toronto, Canada.
Dorothy Livesay was a friend, an inspiration and a companera for me. We met late in her life, not at a literary event, but at a commemoration of Hiroshima Day on a warm sunny day in a field overlooking the … Continue reading
“The mainstream trading system is failing the poor. Fair Trade offers partnership in place of exploitation.” Beyond the general response when people ask why one should support fair trade – something that I usually sum up as a better life … Continue reading
Linn, Susan. Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood. 2004. The New Press, New York, USA and London, UK.
If I had small children, I would want to take them and run for the bush and homestead in the wilderness after reading this terrifying tale of the destruction of our first humanity – childhood. Billions of dollars are being … Continue reading
Lindsay-Poland, John. EMPERORS IN THE JUNGLE: The Hidden History of the U.S. in Panama. 2003. Duke University Press, USA.
“…the book examines the manner in which Panama served as an instrument for grander U.S. aims and the role of ideas about race and the tropic…” The author of this excellent history is a peace activist and Director of the … Continue reading
Legault, Stephen. CARRY TIGER TO MOUNTAIN The Tao of Activism and Leadership. Arsenal Pulp Press. 2006 Vancouver, BC.
This is an unusual and refreshing book for activists told through the unfolding of the ancient Chinese work, the Tao te Ching, as it applies to the work and effectiveness of modern activism. I have never heard of the author, … Continue reading