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
News
Jun 2, 2006

How much will Canada gamble on war?

Jerry West
The warlords are having a bad time of it. Both the Afghanistan and Iraq adventures are turning moreand more into pumpkins, and rotten ones at that. In Iraq, the U.S. led conquest is having a very ba
News
Apr 20, 2006

Whacking a wasp nest with a stick

Jerry West
It has been said that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have done wonders for anti-Western groups, motivating many to join their ranks. Sadly, Canada, which was wise enough to avoid the mess in Iraq,
News
Apr 7, 2006

Canadians must ask: Are we being had?

Jerry West
Recently there was an international poll taken by Gallup that interviewed 53,749 people spread across68 countries. It is interesting that around the world most people agree on what the major problem
News
Mar 24, 2006

Harper should let democracy function

Jerry West
The Afghanistan fiasco drags on and Canadians continue to die there. Apparently so do innocent Afghans at the hands of our troops. So far we haven't gone as low as the Americans who are currently in
News
Dec 15, 2005

We must ask: What do we want for Canada?

Jerry West
This week marks 40 years since I first arrived in what was then the Republic of Vietnam, more commonly called South Vietnam. I arrived on a C-130 cargo planefrom Okinawa after having flown there fro
News
May 17, 2005

U.S. to Canada: Come into my parlour âe¦

Jerry West
The fly of the Canadian government is creeping ever closerto the web of the U.S. spider, pushed along by Canada'saffluent class who find the opportunities available forexploitation in the American sy
News
Apr 8, 2005

Short term interests trump long term need

Jerry West
One would think that any rational person or society faced with the threats that we now face from our destructive practices would be keen to make changes and secure the future. But look at the orchest
News
Dec 21, 2004

Celebrating the return of the sun

Jerry West
One often hears the phrase, “put Christ back into Christmas” as if Christmas is a creation of the Christian faith. Perhaps the name is, but the holiday goes back much farther than Christian
News
May 1, 2002

May Day Roots Grow Deeper

Jerry West
As we celebrate May Day - the international working class holiday commemorating the Haymarket Riot victims - the blood red flag that became the symbol of the worker's struggles for rights, needs to b
Columnists
Aug 14, 2008

A handout for the rich

Last Friday the government put out a press release announcing that the pay rate for B.C.'s top public servants had been increased. They didn't really put it out, unlike the dozens of other ones we r

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