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Song of the Watermelon

Song of the Watermelon offers opinion and information that skew towards the green and left sides of things.

Blog - Song of the Watermelon February 21
Protester in Vancouver. Image: William Chen/Wikimedia Commons
David Taub Bancroft | Simply put: now is not the time to be building new pipelines.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon May 4
Image: Facebook/The Jeff O'Neil Show​
David Taub Bancroft | With less than a week to go before election day and polls tightening across British Columbia, I find myself in the all-too-common predicament of dreading the electoral options before me.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon November 15
Flickr/Tony Webster
David Taub Bancroft | Of the myriad outrages that define last week's presidential election, perhaps the most egregious is the fact that the winner of the popular vote will not be the one occupying the Oval Office.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon August 11
David Taub Bancroft | Passing a resolution in support of BDS puts the Greens on the right side of history.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon October 9
Photo: flickr/ Gordon McDowell
David Taub Bancroft | If the NDP and the Liberals truly want to defang the Greens, they could start by adopting their policies.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon February 23
Image: Reddit
David Taub Bancroft | On the chances of a Yes vote for better public transit, this blogger is not optimistic, but he hopes to be proven wrong.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon November 20
Photo: Simon Fraser University - University Communications/flickr
David Taub Bancroft | Critics of Kim Campbell's proposal for gender parity charge that it will open the floodgates to other oppressed groups demanding fair representation of their own. And this is a bad thing how, exactly?
Blog - Song of the Watermelon June 27
David Taub Bancroft | Pipeline opponents would do well to take a step back and consider why exactly they are opposed.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon February 3
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David Taub Bancroft | So apparently the rich are an oppressed minority now. I know what you're thinking: how can we help?
Blog - Song of the Watermelon November 15
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David Taub Bancroft | With Enbridge and its prospective Northern Gateway pipeline gaining momentum, opposition to the plan is not far behind, and proposals abound for how best to defeat it.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon September 5
David Taub Bancroft | Is the world required by the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine to intervene militarily in Syria? No.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon July 5
David Taub Bancroft | This week's coup d'état is an unequivocal step back for Egyptian democracy.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon June 13
David Taub Bancroft | When the B.C. Greens do not bother to run in byelections, they are not taken seriously and neither are their ideas.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon June 5
David Taub Bancroft | In honour of Canadian Environment Week, let us reflect upon what the federal government, if it were so inclined, could be doing differently.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon May 31
David Taub Bancroft | "What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?" asks CEO Rex Tillerson.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon May 27
Photo: flickr/rhyndman
David Taub Bancroft | Scandal-mongering is defined by an overemphasis on personalities and an underemphasis on institutions.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon May 15
David Taub Bancroft | I believe that five lessons -- real, imagined, and not-quite-clear -- will be gleaned from the BC Liberal upset victory.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon May 10
Photo: greenparty.ca
David Taub Bancroft | We British Columbians must "think globally" while we vote locally. It is time for us to embrace the Green Party.