Dec 6, 2019

Good to see Canadian Trade Unions and others alarmed at the recent Coup in Bolivia voice their concerns!

I completely missed posting this to my feed last month — And this is a very important subject.
We simply can't allow our so-called Western Democracies, to overthrow legitimately elected governments like this — especially when they have overwhelming political support by the masses in that country! Think of indigenous rights!
Canada should be very ashamed, especially a Liberal government, supporting these actions. We have our former Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland to thank for this abomination!


by Arnold August - 

On November 11, 2019, following the violent, racist, U.S.-led coup in Bolivia against Evo Morales — which was supported from the outset by Canada’s Justin Trudeau government —  I posted an appeal (in English, French, and Spanish) on YouTube denouncing the green light given by Trudeau on October 29 to Donald Trump’s plan. Just a few hours after the coup was consummated, Trudeau declared his support for it.
What right does Canada have to elect the government of Bolivia, to intervene in that country’s internal affairs? RELATED:Bolivia to Hold New General Elections in March 2020The YouTube appeal was especially directed at New Democratic Party (NDP) MPs, who were elected with the support of the trade unions. “I’m appealing to the unions and the workers of Canada to put pressure on the NDP to take a stand against the Trudeau government, which is supporting this racist attack against Evo Morales.”
The appeal was also directed at the Bloc Québécois, which won more Quebec seats in Canada’s Parliament then Trudeau’s own Liberal Party.
“We the people of Quebec and Canada, along with our Indigenous brothers and sisters in Canada cannot turn our back on the Indigenous people of Bolivia. Especially when some in Bolivia are burning the Wiphala flag, which is not only the symbol of the original peoples of Bolivia but the emblem of the whole region.”
“How would we feel if somebody somewhere decided to burn the Quebec or the Canadian flag? We must defend the people of Bolivia and take a strong position against Justin Trudeau’s interventionist, pro-imperialist policy,” I concluded.
Further to these and other appeals and comments on the social networks, responses started coming in. The first one of note appeared on the Facebook page of Natalia d’Agnese, an activist with Quebec’s left-wing Québec Solidaire party. She wrote: “Totally agree. The Canadian government is supporting a coup by a far-right, evangelistic, racist component of the opposition. Some Latin American countries have begun taking positions, including Mexico, Uruguay, the Argentine senate and its new president, and others.”
Next up was Alexandre Boulerice, Deputy Leader of the NDP, the party’s Quebec lieutenant, and a member of the Canadian Parliament since the 2011 elections: “In Bolivia, the Wiphala — the flag of the Indigenous peoples — was attacked after Evo Morales’s departure”; “I am angry at the coup d’état against @evoespueblo and worried about the changes affecting the #Indigenous people and the @socialists. #democracy #Bolivia #NDP (@Lobs)”
The Durham Region Labour Council (@DurhamRegionLC), representing the members of many affiliated unions of this Ontario city, announced: “We will be submitting an emergency resolution to be discussed at the @OFLabour convention in a few weeks to denounce @cafreeland's support of a coup in Bolivia. #ElMundoConEvo #GolpeDeEstadoBolivia”
Canada’s largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), with over 680,000 members throughout the country, published a statement of its “concern about the developing situation in Bolivia, which has led to a coup.
“CUPE calls on the Government of Canada to recognize and respect the sovereignty of the Bolivian people to determine their own political future, without military or foreign interference. We further call on the Liberals to stop taking their foreign policy cues from some of the world’s most right-wing governments.
“We extend our solidarity and support to the Bolivian people who will be most affected by the social or economic instability that accompanies this attack on their democratic rights.”
The situation concerning this Latin American country is developing minute by minute. It is too early to draw conclusions; however, the initial reaction proves what has been stated in previous articles about Latin America: that a large majority of Canadians oppose US imperialism and its allies.






Colombia's Dugue has a disapproval rating of 70% according to Poll.

I'm not surprised by these results — The peace process hasn't been fulfilled between the government and the FARC soldiers and leaders who surrendered under the previous government, in order to join the peace process. This process appears to have been quite the sham though — Many FARC leaders have been murdered by Fascist gangs that seem to have the support of the Dugue government!
Disapproval Rating for Colombia's Duque Reaches 70 Percent | News | teleSUR English:
The survey highlighted that 79 percent of respondents believe that the situation in the country is getting worse and only 11 percent feel optimistic about the government measures.

Nov 30, 2019

Prescription Mug

This is great, I wish I had one of these! I should give a 'hat-tip' to Dr. Cassone (drcassone@pluspora.com) for this.
Picture of a person holding a mug, which has a filled out prescription for taking Coffee.
Good Prescription

Nov 18, 2019

New Brexit Vote?

I love this Political Toon, regarding Brexit. How long has it been dragging on?

Oct 25, 2019

Awesome Underwater Footage Near Volcano Vent Fields

From the South Pacific to California's coast, documenting deepwater coral colonies to the peaks of underwater volcanoes, the 2019 Nautilus expedition has spanned six months and hundreds of hours of ROV dives. 
As we switch our live streams off for the year, catch up on some of our most spectacular sightings to grace our deep sea spotlight--including a whale fall feeding bonanza, ballooning cirroteuthid octopus, new vent fields, and a sinuous, rarely-seen squid. 
An oceanwide thank you to the hardworking Nautilus ship's crew, all of the science teams and partners who sailed with us this year--and all our viewers-turned-explorers who joined us on Nautilus Live as we marveled at deep sea reaches never before seen by human eyes. 
Stay tuned for more highlights from our season, and join us again in early summer 2020 as we launch our next expedition! 
E/V Nautilus is exploring unknown regions of the ocean seeking out new discoveries in biology, geology, and archaeology. Join us 24/7 for live video from the seafloor and to ask questions of our explorers currently aboard Nautilus: www.nautiluslive.org.

Good to see Canadian Trade Unions and others alarmed at the recent Coup in Bolivia voice their concerns!

I completely missed posting this to my feed last month — And this is a very important subject. We simply can't allow our so-called Wes...