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
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Oct 21, 2009

Beyond the limits

Donella Meadows co-authored a study, The Limits To Growth, which dealt with problem of a growing world population and a finite resource base, a problem that even today many refuse to acknowledge.
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Oct 7, 2009

The surge in small-scale

Small agricultural operations are spreading throughout the United States. Almost 300,000 new ones have been recorded since the 2002 census revealing eating local is more than just a passing trend.
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Sep 23, 2009

The next Vietnam

In Afghanistan the U.S. and allies are again faced with a people that have an endless capacity for casualties and a history of resisting foreign invasions. They are very unlikely to give up, ever.
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Jul 1, 2009

Obama's garden shoots controversy

Michelle Obama's organic garden has been fertile ground for controversy. Claims that the vegetables were fake highlight the desperation of conservative opposition to the Obama administration.
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Jun 3, 2009

Who's a terrorist?

Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed while attending services at a Lutheran church in Kansas. Was it the work of radical Islamists? No, it was a crime committed by a right-wing Christian terrorist.
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May 20, 2009

B.C.'s winners and losers

The dust has settled on the B.C. election, sort of. B.C.ers won't know until the end of May what the new legislature will look like.

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