Author Archives: Sabina Becker

Photojournalist who lost an eye in the riots speaks out

Linda Tirado, interviewed on CBC, doesn’t mince words about what happened to her. Or what she’s going to do, and keep doing, with two eyes or just one. Namely, holding the system accountable, and telling the truth, whether the powers … Continue reading

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What is Japan doing right about COVID-19?

Japan’s ambassador to Canada has some interesting insights: Surprise! Japan’s secret weapons are science, technology, communitarian solidarity, internal public preparedness, and international co-operation. Something the amnesiacs just to the south of us, in all their not-so-rugged “individualism”, are forgetting even … Continue reading

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Quotable: Martin Luther King on “riots”

Please note that he said this all the way back in 1967. And yet, were he still living, he could just as easily have uttered it yesterday. The very conditions black US-Americans face today were already in place back then. … Continue reading

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Covidiots gather in Toronto parks

How dumb ARE they? And if you think my characterization of them is harsh, stick around for the last minute or two, when an emergency-room doctor chimes in. He’s already working his ass off (as are all his colleagues), and … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Two tunes for the times

…which merge nicely into one, with their bright skittery riffs and insistent meow-meow groove:

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Mount St. Helens remembered, 40 years later

Yesterday marks 40 years since that fateful day in 1980. Above is a documentary shot shortly thereafter, showing the volcanic eruption, its devastating aftermath, and some of the things irretrievably lost in it all. Most notably, 80-year old Harry Truman … Continue reading

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US citizens protest against re-opening too soon

The Grim Reaper is a really nice touch: Reminds me of that part in Mother Night (by Kurt Vonnegut, a must-read) in which a character chants, almost melodiously, the German phrase: “Leichenträger zur Wache!” (“Corpse-carriers to the guardhouse!”) He’s remembering … Continue reading

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Bryan Adams has an un-rocking moment…

…and it’s killed all my nostalgic affection for him and his music, too: Let’s count the facepalms here, shall we: Okay, dude, here’s where you lost me: The moment you started to whine about having to cancel your LUCRATIVE concert … Continue reading

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Heroes for Today: A 10-year old shows adults the way on climate

And he’s doing it in Colombia, no less: Let’s hope those senators are listening!

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Music for a Sunday: Oh my country…

Thomas Dolby’s old hit, “Europa and the Pirate Twins”, got a revamp recently, thanks to his kids: Here’s the original, for comparison (and nostalgic enjoyment):

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