Rex Weyler

Rachel Carson and the birth of modern environmentalism

Rachel Carson’s courage ignited an ecological awareness that burns to this day. Her book, Silent Spring, alerted society of its relationship to the environment.

Who controls Canadian media?

The Vancouver Sun and its editorial board and reporters have exposed themselves as the Fox News of BC, author Rex Weyler says.

Dorothy Stowe 1920 - 2010: Greenpeace cofounder, social justice advocate

Dorothy Stowe (Rabinowitz) passed away at 03:00, July 23, 2010 at UBC Hospital, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, at the age of 89. Mrs. Stowe was a life-long advocate for social justice, organized the first...

Sustainability and Social Justice: Do the Math

Most people I talk to support 'sustainability' and 'social justice' goals. Ecology teaches us that we need to frame these human aspirations in relation to the biological capacity of the Earth, the...

Attacking Margaret Atwood: Are Limits to Growth Real?

From www.thetyee.ca [TheTyee.ca] On Oct. 24, in the Ottawa Citizen, columnist Dan Gardner attacked Margaret Atwood for "slack, lazy writing" and mocked Maclean's editor Ken Whyte for not...

The Dispossessed

In 1969, Marie Aimee took her two children for medical treatment, a six-day voyage across the Indian Ocean from their home on Diego Garcia island to Port Louis, Mauritius. Her husband, Dervillie...

The End of Price

In the 1980s, fishermen caught the last wild Beluga sturgeon from the Sea of Azov, source of prized caviar, and wild sturgeon in the Caspian Sea failed to reproduce. The sturgeon catch plunged by 95...

Oilsands, Slaves, and Two Visitors

The season’s opening pair of little yellow, black-headed Wilson's warblers arrived this morning, right on time, end of April for Western Canada, in the lilac rammage by the fence. Hitting the...

Ordinary Courage

Here is the complete text of Rex Weyler's speech 'Ordinary Courage' delivered today at the Vancouver Unitarian Church for Earth Day. In the great Hindu Ramayana: After Sita tells her...