Category Archives: society

Owning our common history

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission produced the final report on the most shameful part of our common, Canadian history. Our treatment of the first, original people of what we call now Canada. On six generations of cultural genocide committed by … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo – from Paris to the world

To those, who think that they can silence us. Those, who think that they can scare us. You are wrong. We are millions. I am Charlie. My first name is Humanity. But you can call me Freedom.

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What separates democracy from tyranny?

The boiling racial tension in Ferguson and right across the United States could be explained on many level and it does contain many levels of deep rooted problems. A Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to recommend any criminal … Continue reading

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Red poppy from field soaked in soldier’s blood

Most of us know the symbolism and history of red poppies. In 1915 John McCrae wrote a poem on his friend’s battlefield grave. The poem had a title “In Flanders Field” The first two rows of first stanza are: In … Continue reading

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The day we lost our innocence

There are moments in every nation’s history that are immense in events. Often these are wars, battles won or lost. Or glorious celebrations of momentous achievements. Then there are moments of silence, somber and sadness at a grave side of … Continue reading

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War

As expected, Canadian Parliament approved new military intervention in Iraq. No, this time it is not a war against Iraq but against ISIS (the new so called Caliphate). So, in a way, it is a war to defend Iraq. Or … Continue reading

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Musical colligations

Many years ago, on the occasion of 200 anniversary of first democratic Constitution in Europe and second in the world (after American Constitution) – the May3rd Constitution of Poland, I was involved in preparing many celebration of this event in … Continue reading

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Worlds apart

The past few weeks I have been celebrating, among millions of other people in Canada, many small and large Pride Days. Today was a Montreal turn, two days ago in New Westminister where instead of typical Parade organizers simply changed … Continue reading

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Palestinian tragedy

Today, after a tireless and strenuous work of Secretary General of United Nations, with the assistance of US Secretary of State, full week of non-stop negotiations achieved a fleeting 12 hours break in the tragic Israeli attack on Gaza. Today … Continue reading

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Fusion Festival 2014

As every year, this weekend in Surrey’s Holland Park the city and it’s citizens celebrate the wonderful mosaic of our society. Fusion Festival showcases the many cultures present on every day in this vibrant city. From the ‘old’ ones as … Continue reading

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