Entries by Cameron Fenton from 08/2011

Protest Songs: A Movement in 4:4 Time

| Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada

In 1795, The Philadelphia Minerva published the lyrics to "Women's Rights", an ode to the suffrage movement sung to the tune of "God Save the King." ...

Ethical Oil? Climate Change Is Unethical and Prejudice Is Too

| Posted 08.06.2011 | Canada

In an environment of obscured facts, prejudice, and generalization, the "Ethical Oil" campaign can work because it speaks to values like democracy, good jobs, pride, the rights of women and other things we hold dear.

B.C. Oil Industry Expansion: The Perfect Storm

| Posted 08.13.2011 | Canada

Much like in the salt spray-soaked blockbuster, this perfect storm is a coalescing of a number of smaller systems, but instead of scruffy-faced celebrities at the center, this storm is dead set to converge on the rights of Indigenous peoples, the rights of workers, and on any hopes of a just and sustainable future.

Thanks Jack

| Posted 08.23.2011 | Canada

My fondest memory of Jack Layton was back in December 2009. I had just been arrested inside the House of Commons for occupying a meeting of the House Environment Committee. As we were escorted from the hill, we walked past the late NDP leader who snuck us a thumbs up and mouthed "thanks."