Our Blog | October 2012

Fully Revised and Expanded - The Mediator's Handbook is Here!

by: EJ on 10/29/2012
Posted in: New Books

Have you ever found yourself in a sticky situation that you just couldn't seem to find a way to resolve?  Perhaps you have tried to make future plans with an aging parent and several siblings, or  have dealt with an intractable business partner, or have planned a community event as a member of a volunteer board. 

The Mediator's Handbook: Revised …

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A Week of Pipeline Protests

by: EJ on 10/26/2012
Posted in: Activism

There's been plenty to do this week in B.C. for anyone opposed to pipeline proposals.  Things kicked off on Monday with about 3 000 people participating in the Defend Our Coast Rally, a day of civil disobedience action in Victoria.  Carrie Saxifrage from the Vancouver Observer reported, "Protesters trickled in like salmon heading home."   Those …

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Guest Post - Paul Kivel - "Expectations Lower for Students of Color" Declares Florida Board of Education Policy

by: EJ on 10/18/2012
Posted in: Guest Posts

Paul Kivel, author of Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, responds to the recently announced policy statement from the Florida Board of Education. Although this story broke on  a Tampa CBS station, a little research shows that the policy is not new, only updated.  The Florida State Board of Education's Strategic Plan …

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Biggest Beef Recall in Canadian History

by: Sara on 10/12/2012
Posted in: Food

“If you want safe meat you need to be willing to eat less and pay more for it.” So states Eleanor Boyle, author of the new book High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat.

Her comments come hard on the heels of news that multinational agribusiness XL Foods is in the midst of the biggest beef recall in Canadian history. The recall also affects at …

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