Jerry West

Gold River, Vancouver Island

Jerry West is the publisher, editor and janitor for The Record, an independent, progressive regional publication for Nootka Sound and Canada’s West Coast. This column originally appeared in his paper, and is posted on rabble with permission. West is a former Sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps and a Vietnam-era anti-war activist.

Jerry West
Nov 16, 2005

Desperate Housewives pales next to The Hill

We do not need Hollywood, New York, Montreal, Toronto or anywhere else to produce soap operas to entertain us any more. Recently Parliament has been surpassing anything that the scriptwriters could
Oct 19, 2005

In B.C., this is a fight for all of us

Well, British Columbia's 38,000 teachers have walked off the job. Other than the usual gang of Liberal apologists and the expected Liberal Partypropaganda mills also known as the mainstream media,
Oct 11, 2005

Voyeurs on the journey

There is a moral issue involved with travelling thousands of miles and spending thousands of dollars in the South of France or Cape Breton or wherever while millions go hungry around the world for la
Sep 21, 2005

Canadians must remain vigilant

There are those in Canada who would love to put a halt to the progressive development of oursociety and begin a program of regression, much like the United States. In fact these Canadianswould like
Sep 7, 2005

Does Hugo Chavez have a lesson for Canada?

Hugo Chavez is the popular president of Venezuela. Recently, Reuters reported that a bipartisan delegation of U.S. legislators met Condoleezza Rice before she became secretary of state to urge her to
Aug 24, 2005

The U.S. in Iraq: a swamp

There never really has been a “war against terrorism.” At best, what we have been seeing is a “war between terrorists,” with roots that go back centuries, and with the current po
Jul 13, 2005

Senseless, the bombings are not

It is amusing to read the statements of many prominent politicians in response to the brutal and barbaric criminal acts in London. One term used frequently to characterize theattack is “senseles
Jun 29, 2005

The U.S. âe" a world leader in hypocrisy

This past Sunday, U.S. President George Bush said that the United States is committed to eliminating torture worldwide. Far from being committed to ending torture, the present U.S. administration has
Jun 1, 2005

The curse of the tobacco demons

The Spanish explorer Rodrigo de Jerez was one of the first recorded Europeans to take up the habit of smoking. Returning to Spain from Cuba, he was imprisoned by the Inquisition; people thought he wa


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