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
Columnists
Nov 5, 2008

Lest we forget

Next Tuesday is the 90th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.
Columnists
Oct 8, 2008

Silly season in full swing

There has been no shortage of amusement the past two weeks as the world economy circles the toilet bowl on one hand, while on the other two national elections get sillier and sillier.
News
Apr 13, 2007

Living the lie that wars have noble meaning

Jerry West
Two pieces of news this past week on the war front: The Prime Minister went to France to celebrate the butchery at Vimy Ridge, and eight more Canadian soldiers had their lives needlessly wasted suppo
News
Mar 1, 2007

Senior U.S. military oppose another war

Jerry West
Canada's blabbering Chief of Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier, obviously is either planning on retiring soon, or betting heavily that the Conservatives will win the next election. If not, he was
News
Feb 16, 2007

Getting to the core of the problem

Jerry West
The solution to the environmental crisis facing us will require a major realignment of our economic system from one based on profit and individual accumulation of wealth to one based on meeting human
News
Jan 2, 2007

Justice: not served but denied

Jerry West
George Bush's New Year's present to the world was the death of Saddam Hussein by hanging in Iraq on December 30. Of course the argument will be made that it wasn't the U.S. that hanged Saddam, but t
News
Dec 21, 2006

We need more Tommy, less Stephen

Jerry West
It is that time of year again — Christmas for the Christians, Chanukah for those of Jewish faith, Yule or Solstice or Saturnalia and such for those whose traditions have not been corrupted by th
News
Dec 7, 2006

Iraq is a disaster for the Bush-Cheney radicals

Jerry West
The buzz in the media the past week has often focussed on the release of the report by the Iraq StudyGroup. The group has told U.S. President Bush to pack up the troops' kits and start withdrawing f
News
Nov 23, 2006

How can we restore our reputation and sovereignty?

Jerry West
There is a new axis of evil in the world, an environmental axis of evil. Its members are Canada, theUnited States and Australia. One expects it from the United States, a country run in a moral void
News
Sep 15, 2006

First the tragedy, then the farce

Jerry West
You have to wonder what guys like George Bush and Stephen Harper are smoking. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan rages on with no end in sight while they make speeches about winning. Meanwhile, the m

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