But that’s how the civil service works, in practice. Each department is controlled by the people who it’s supposed to be controlling… Why, for instance, do we have comprehensive education? Who wanted it? The pupils, the parents? The National Union of Teachers wanted it. They’re the chief client of the Department of Education, so the […]
Yesterday, I was part of a panel discussion and film screening at Hart House. They showed Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, which I found to be ambitious and engaging. It combines footage from Suzuki’s 75th birthday lecture with a biography of his life, including his family’s internment by the British Columbia authorities during […]
There are still tickets available for both of tomorrow’s screenings of the climate change documentary “Do the Math” at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto. Along with the film, there will be a panel discussion featuring Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Adria Vasil. If you know anyone in Toronto who is environmentally inclined or concerned […]
“Odd Balls” is a 1966 film made at Massey College, featuring Robertson Davies, the first master of the college. The college was built in 1962, opened in 1963, and was initially all-male.
Tickets to both shows of Toronto350.org’s October 15th “Do the Math” screening are available for free via Eventbrite. [Update: 3 September 2013] There is now a Facebook event as well.
Worth watching: Christopher Hitchens on the four versions of the 10 commandments in the bible
2600 Magazine has just posted an archive with 67 hours of talks originally given at HOPE 6 in 2006. They are available for purchase at DVD quality, of free viewing via YouTube at lower quality. There is some seriously interesting stuff in here: Basics of Forensic Recovery, Binary Revolution Radio, Exploring Your World with Open […]
Free 45-minute movie that explains some of the most pressing and important political issues in the world today: Learn more about divestment from fossil fuel companies
Jordan Peterson – Reality and the sacred: