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
Jul 4, 2007

Balance needed to relieve world food crisis

What we are seeing in Mexico and in central Africa and other parts of the world is that millions are undernourished and have little hope of improving their lives in the face of rising demands for res
May 28, 2007

A tale of three governments

If government had an odour these days we would have to wear gas masks. From Ottawa, Victoria and Washington, the stink is overwhelming.
May 10, 2007

Gap between rich and the rest must be narrowed

Recently the provincial opposition proposed that the minimum wage in BC be raised to $10 per hour from $8 per hour. Not surprisingly the government and its owners in the business sector opposed any
Mar 15, 2007

Climate change is just a symptom

Climate change is an issue for us, but it is only a symptom of a much bigger problem. Humans are stripping the resources of the planet faster than they can be replenished; like aggressive cancer cel
Jan 23, 2007

What is extremism? Who are the extremists?

Last week in a speech, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said it would be a “catastrophe” to withdraw from the fight against extremism in the world. This of course raises the questions: wha
Oct 12, 2006

Our problems have common roots in the past

I would like to report that over the past two weeks things have got much better on this planet; even a little better would be nice. Unfortunately, that is not the case. As usual the news has been f


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