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
Apr 22, 2009

Saving the planet or promoting prosperity?

President Barack Obama speaks of growth in positive terms, as does Premier Gordon Campbell and NDP Leader Carole James. Continuous economic growth, of course, is rooted in the fantasy of cornucopia.
Mar 11, 2009

The 'mission of folly' continues

As troop numbers are increased and operations expanded in Afghanistan, so are casualities bound to rise in a war that to date has claimed the lives of 112 Canadian soldiers.
Feb 25, 2009

B.C. budget boosts the wealthy

Last week the provincial government brought down its budget for the coming fiscal year. Notable was a statement that they would not be raising the minimum wage.
Dec 3, 2008

Somalia's pirate drama

Who are the pirates: people finding a way to survive in response to their traditional means of support being looted and pillaged? Or the unscrupulous foreign fishing fleets mining the sea around them?


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