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
Jan 23, 2008

Canada's sideshow in Afghanistan

To date Canada has lost almost 80 soldiers in Afghanistan, and over 250 have been wounded. No telling how many will eventually be diagnosed with problems relating to exposure to depleted uranium and
Nov 28, 2007

Climate change fails to move world leaders

Last Saturday, Australia changed governing parties for the first time in eleven years in what one newspaper called a "Labour Ruddslide" as Kevin Rudd's Australian Labour Party swept away John Howard
Oct 4, 2007

Canada's turn to stand up to mercenaries

The largest foreign military force in Iraq is that of the United States government. One might think that the second largest foreign force there is that of the United Kingdom, but that thought would
Sep 5, 2007

The global warming farce continues

What, you say, global warming is a farce? No, on the contrary, global warming is real and has been for eight thousand years since the advent of agriculture. Whether humans are responsible for this
Jul 18, 2007

War in Afghanistan not worth the cost

Forty years ago this month I left the Republic of Vietnam after 19 months in I Corps with forward units of the Third Marine Division. During that time I participated in operations from Chu Lai to th


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