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by Anne Sherrod
The journey of an environmental champion
that one gave up things to share with ity to marshal timber supply figures put a $40,000 in debt. This became known
those in need. firm foundation under the Society’s work. and one day a private funder tracked her
Colleen and her siblings grew up sur- Grant Copeland and Ave Eweson provid- down and pressed a cheque for $20,000
rounded by mountains, forest and wild- ed visionary park design information. in her hands. I still remember another
life that included grizzly bears. They During the Valhalla Park campaign, funder sitting us down and explaining
would follow their older brother Wayne Richard’s multimedia presentation The that other groups raised funds to do
on long hikes in the wilderness, some- Valhalla Experience was shown on these kinds of things.
times with scant, hand-me-down cloth- public TV twice and to audiences all Not long afterward, in 1991, Col-
ing and only worn-out running shoes for over the province. It set the tone for all leen learned that $14 billion worth of
wading swollen mountain streams and the years to come. It thrilled Colleen pulp development was planned in the
surviving summer storms. Wayne would because it gave expression to the ideals Boreal forest, threatening the way of
often have to piggy-back his younger of wholeness in nature, reverence and life of many small aboriginal and farm-
Photo by Craig Pettitt

brothers and sisters across fast-moving respect for the public and the principles ing communities. She bought an arctic
mountain streams so they could explore of government that she had innately felt parka and blithely announced to the
the deepest wild areas, often following all her life. I saw it clap wings on her directors of the Society that she was
old mine trails and routes passed along work. She soon proved that she would headed off across Canada (in the middle
of winter) to warn these communities.

n July 1, one of Canada’s great- A friend from Calgary donated a rusty,
est environmental champi- While still a young housewife with three small children, she stood old van and writer-journalist Doug Cow-
ons, Colleen McCrory, passed ell agreed to be Colleen’s side-kick and
away. She died at 57-years-old follow- up to a public tongue-lashing by Jack Webster on TV, and Webster raise media awareness.
ing a brief two-week illness. Colleen was never happier than when
Messages of condolence and tribute came out the worse for wear. It took eight years of battles to she was travelling back roads meet-
to Colleen have inundated her fam- ing aboriginal people. She left a trail of
ily and the Valhalla Wilderness Society, save Valhalla Park, and Colleen was always at the forefront. organizing all the way across northern
which she headed for over 30 years. Canada. The result was Canada’s Future
Even Premier Campbell issued a state- Forest Alliance. The Alliance, now num-
ment honouring Colleen. from old prospector friends. One day fight fiercely to defend what she loved. bering nearly 300,000 members, is a net-
Prominent environmental activists Colleen and Wayne would be key in pro- While still a young housewife with work of environmental, native, labour
Paul George, Vicky Husband, David tecting those areas as parks. three small children, she stood up to a and community groups and individuals
Suzuki, Elizabeth May and Adrienne Carr Colleen was 18-years-old when she public tongue-lashing by Jack Webster interested in reform of forest policy and
(the latter two being leaders in the Green met another person who would play a on TV, and Webster came out the worse practice, chiefly in the Boreal forest.
Party) shared an important part of Col- critical role in protecting those parks for wear. It took eight years of battles Along the way, she won the Governor
leen’s life journey. She felt close to them – artist and writer Richard Caniell. In to save Valhalla Park, and Colleen was General of Canada’s Award for Conserva-
and they have stories about her that only 1974, when the slopes of the Valhalla always at the forefront. When the park tion, the IUCN’s Fred M. Packard Inter-
they can tell. But no matter which other Mountains across the lake were threat- was created, some of us thought that national Parks Merit Award, the Equinox
organizations she founded or worked ened by logging, Colleen, Wayne and was the end of our work, only to discov- Award for Environmental Achievement,
with, she always came home to the Val- Richard joined forestry technician Craig er that she had already dived in to help the UN Global 500 Award, the Vancouver
halla Wilderness Society in the tiny vil- Pettitt, planner Grant Copeland, Ave people trying to save South Moresby Island Human Rights Award and finally,
lage of New Denver, BC. The Society Eweson and a few others to form the Island. She helped to organize a huge the Goldman Environmental Prize,
was the home of her principles, her ide- Valhalla Wilderness Society. international campaign and once again regarded as the Nobel Prize of the envi-
als, her way of working and her support I came along four years later, as an became the leading spokesperson. She ronment. This brought a large monetary
team for that work. The story that her Val- occasional volunteer, in the middle of and Richard often worked into the wee reward that was used to pay off her debts,
halla friends can tell is the story of what the campaign to save Valhalla Park. hours of the morning on strategy. incurred fighting for the environment. It
went on behind the scenes of her public What I saw then was not something I Logging interests on South Moresby also brought her international attention
life and the inner values that inspired her. could describe as Colleen’s small town put out a newsletter attacking the leading and meetings with the head of the UN in
I worked with Colleen for 25 years, and environmental group. What I saw were environmentalists who were trying to New York and the US President.
this is the story of what I saw. soul-mates who were waging a battle of save the park. It was circulated all over The awards didn’t change Colleen
Colleen was a very down-to-earth burning intensity. Yet the tone of their the province. Colleen was ridiculed and and she didn’t pause to enjoy her suc-
person, as ordinary as any one of us, it work was always one of service. attacked with terrible, false accusations. cess. She threw herself into saving the
would seem at first glance. But while Wayne became a bear biologist and Because of it, she endured hate on the Goat Range Provincial Park and help-
many of us want to protect nature, what because of him the work was always streets of her own home town. People ing Wayne preserve the Khutzeymateen
distinguished her was that she put her rooted in credible science. His extensive regularly spat on her car. She had a rock Grizzly Sanctuary and the new Spirit
actions behind her beliefs. work in the field across the province thrown through her window and lost so Bear Conservancy. Today, the Valhalla
She was born in 1950 in New Den- allowed him to discover areas of out- much business in her store that she had Wilderness Society has led successful
ver, on Slocan Lake in the Kootenays. standing wildlife habitat that needed pro- to close down. Yet she never once con- campaigns to protect 1.25 million acres
She was one of nine children in a mining tection. Colleen started out as the secre- sidered quitting. of BC’s wilderness.
family. They were poor, yet Colleen’s tary, but quickly emerged as the leading During the 13 years of the Valhalla It wasn’t all success stories. One of
mother Mabel opened her kitchen to public spokesperson and activist. Park and South Moresby campaigns, Valhalla’s biggest battles was for the
many lonely and destitute people, espe- Richard Caniell and Colleen collabo- the Valhalla Wilderness Society had no Slocan Valley watersheds. We threw
cially old-timers from the mines. Mabel rated constantly on strategy. Craig was funding other than what it earned from everything we had into it in the way of
passed onto her children a sense of com- one of those rare people who worked in community bake sales, small donations scientific studies, court battles and media
munity and responsibility that encom- the bush for the Ministry of Forests, but and the intermittent sale of posters and work. By that time, Colleen was deeply
passed the whole town. It was just a wasn’t afraid to expose the logging abus- t-shirts. Having lost her store, by the exhausted, but she pounded the streets of
natural matter of course in that family es he saw. His field knowledge and abil- time the parks were created Colleen was big cities for five years raising funds to
6 . . AUGUST 2007
Institute of Shamanic Medicine
September 14-16, 2007

Colleen and her son Shea in Valhalla Park. Photo courtesy of Valhalla Wilderness Society.
support that campaign. I still remember knew that Colleen was a dedicated care- ������������������������������������������������
her anguished, tear-tracked face when giver for many sick and elderly people
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troop of RCMP officers, drove its bull-
dozers through a blockade of 400 people
The incredible outpouring of recogni-
tion, grief, love and tribute for Colleen
by the bridge at New Denver. Across has at last brought out, for all to see, ��������������������������������������������
the road, a small crowd of industry sup- how many people supported her. By the
porters was chanting, “Get Colleen! Get time she died, Colleen was beloved in
Colleen!” But times had changed. The the Slocan communities, admired even ����������������������������������������������
great majority of valley residents were by some loggers.
standing with her that summer. However much the majority of us ������������������������������������������������
She had already experienced intimi- might fear and avoid confronting injus-
dation for speaking out many times, but tice, in our hearts we admire someone
she had also confronted the truth of a like Colleen who has the courage to Phone 1 877 329 8668
vastly more frightening threat: What overcome that fear and take action in info@shamanicmedicine.ca
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She deplored the fact that govern- children’s future, stir us to make a stron-
ments today require the public to negoti- ger defence ourselves.
ate with logging companies for permis- Today, her life is a star that shines
sion to save some forest. That made the down on a path through that deep wil-
logging companies the ultimate author- derness up ahead, leading us onward to
ity over our forests. The practice quickly help save the wilds and the animals of
degraded to the point where a few envi- our beautiful planet before it is too late.
ronmental groups and logging compa- Her last vision was to protect the old-
nies were deciding the fate of public growth inland rainforest and the endan-
resources behind closed doors, with no gered mountain caribou. That vision
means for public scrutiny. gave birth to the Central Selkirk Moun-
Colleen confronted that and other tain Caribou Park Proposal.
poor practices within the environmen- Creating this park would save for-
tal community, with no less determi- ests of huge old trees that we need to
nation than in her confrontations with store carbon to offset global warming.
the logging industry. She fought many It would offer a sanctuary to hundreds
battles for accountability in the move- of species and give the Central Selkirk
ment. What disheartened her most was mountain caribou herd the best chance
not that a few environmentalists lacked of survival. If you want to do one single
principles in their work, but that the action in Colleen’s honour, consider sup-
majority who did have integrity inadver- porting that park proposal. You can find
tently sanctioned the abuses. She was out more about it at www.vws.org.
marginalized as an extremist by some I heard young environmentalists ask
and accused of petty nitpicking by oth- Colleen, “How can I get empowered
ers, but at all times her sight was fixed to be an environmentalist?” But that’s
on the critical values sacrificed by those a question Colleen never asked. It was
who were willing to accept a quick and always, “How can I help?”
cheap success.
She was a real-life tree shepherd. She Anne Sherrod has been a director of
carried much pain about the destruction the Valhalla Wilderness Society for 22
of our forests. She knew that people in years and is presently Chair.
the future are going suffer terribly for The public is invited to a memorial for
this, just as they have in Africa, South Colleen on August 25 and 26 in Silver-
America and Asia where forests have ton, BC. Family and community gather
been destroyed. Her concern about peo- on August 25 and members of the envi-
ple also had many other outlets. Few, if ronmental movement on August 26. For
anyone, in the environmental movement more information visit www.vws.org
AUGUST 2007 . .7
Ian Hunter

Photos by davidplakke.com
by Geoff Olson

the truth, the whole truth, nuthin’ but the truth

an Hunter Patterson has seen cal establishment, but dozing reviewers and a reporter for a local paper. He age; by 1969 he was a family man in his
some strange days. After Doors and radio programmers preferred to hit always kept his hand in music, playing 30s, older than Bob Dylan or any of the
singer-songwriter Jim Morrison the snooze button. in a mutating series of bands with friends Beatles. With a decade on his Mott the
expired in a Paris bathtub, the Yet, the singer-songwriter’s wheel from Northampton. Hunter recalled to Hoople band mates, he was, in relative
band offered Hunter the Lizard has taken another turn with his new biographer Campbell Devine his onstage terms, close to rock ‘n’ roll fossilization.
King’s job. He turned it down. Perhaps album, Shrunken Heads. Released in habit of leaping around like a maniac: Never impressed with his own voice
if he had accepted, he’d now be a house- May by Yep Roc records, the album has “Music affected me so much. The rest of – he used to “feel sick” when he listened
hold name. For decades, the British rock received glowing reviews in The New them just stood there. It was funny; I had to British singer Cliff Richards – Hunter
veteran has strummed away on the half- York Observer, Village Voice and Roll- kids who came just to watch me do this opted for Dylanesque phrasing, and sheer
lit margins of the critical and commer- ing Stone. Even that East Coast arbiter and I can’t imagine what it looked like.” volume. While most early 70s’ singer-
cial spotlight, even while inspiring and of taste and style, The New Yorker, sat In 1968, when British producer Guy songwriters were still trading on the era’s
influencing several generations of rock up and took notice. Stevens went looking for a lead singer fading flower power, Mott the Hoople’s
bands, including The Clash, Wilco, Born in Oswestry, England, to a for a hard-rock, 60s band he was pro- lead singer was penning and performing
Oasis and REM. working class family, Ian Hunter Patter- ducing, Hunter’s name came up. After sturm und drang ditties like Death May
Whatever the reason he’s been denied son hardly seemed destined for rock and one audition, Stevens had his frontman. Be Your Santa Claus. With its symphon-
mega-stardom, Hunter himself has never roll royalty, or any other kind of crown. Stevens changed the name of the ic hard rock sound and onstage bluster,
cared much for the fame game. His rela- But when he first heard Jerry Lee Lewis band from Silence to Mott the Hoople, Mott the Hoople came across like a tour
tively low profile in the music industry sing Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, his after the novel by Willard Manus. He bus collision between The Stooges and
may have actually allowed him more rebellious nature found its musical com- then set out to reform the lead singer’s The Electric Light Orchestra. Reputedly
creative room to manoeuvre than big- pass. Bounced from one school to anoth- fashion crimes. “I was fat, had short hair one of the wildest rock acts of the time,
ger names. While many other artists er, Hunter was the classic problem child. and a two-piece corduroy suit,” Hunter Mott the Hoople’s aggressive enthusiasm
from the 60s and 70s have descended At one point, his parents wanted to have recalled in a film documentary on Mott could be a bit too infectious. After sev-
into musical self-parody and bloated him committed, he told The Indepen- the Hoople’s early years. He and his pro- eral concerts ended in riots, the band was
overproduction, Ian Hunter slowly dent. “My dad was a cop. He became an ducer settled on what turned out to be his banned from venues across England. “It
laboured away, adding to his impressive NCO at Sandhurst and ended up in MI5. trademark look: a corona of curly hair might sound glorious but it’s not,” says
catalogue. Every half-decade or so, he’d I was a slob, the complete opposite. He framing a chiselled, poker face, half-hid- Hunter. “These were venues in which
release another album filled with sly was an army boxing champion who’d den behind sunglasses. A hankering for you could make good money.”
lyrics, superb arrangements and more think nothing of taking you in the back disguise might come naturally to the son By 1972, nonstop touring, debt and
hooks than a tackle box. The clunkers room and giving you one in the guts.” of a spy, but the singer/songwriter claims disinterested management had blown the
were relatively few. You’d think that Hunter found employment over these he took to shades to conceal his white band apart. Longtime fan David Bowie,
would be enough to wake up the musi- years as a road digger, factory labourer eyebrows. Another factor may have been hearing that Mott the Hoople had called
8 . . AUGUST 2007
for the album. But Hunter’s expectations put me in the Nobel Peace Prize suite at is a wounded rejection of ageism and
of big music corporations have always the Grand Hotel in Oslo. Unbelievable. aging; Now Is the Time is a prayer to a
been low. He recently told Mark Mitch- Chandeliers – the works. The balcony dying friend, Freddy Mercury of Queen.
ell of BCB Radio that aspiring musicians is the most famous balcony in Norway. One of Hunter’s most moving ballads,
should avoid a “… scumbag business It’s where all the recipients stand after Michael Picasso, concerns coming to
run by thugs.” they received their prize. My kids were terms with the loss of his fellow artist
I was lucky enough to see the Hunter/ throwing snowballs off it at people to and “brother,” Mick Ronson. With its
Ronson band perform during this period my undying shame!” naked lyrics, the song narrowly skirts
in a small venue. He and his partner Hunter’s musical oeuvre, then and pop-music schmaltz before ascending to
launched into a blistering, note-perfect now, could be described as chiaroscuro, a the rock n’ roll Empyrean.
performance of their co-authored works, $50 word referring to the bold contrast of On his new album, Shrunken Heads,
it quits, pleaded with them to reconsider. with a band so tight the players seemed light and shadow. There’s plenty of dark- the singer takes loss to another level,
“He offered us Suffragette City, which I psychically spot-welded. Ronson wove ness in his catalogue, yet even his most melding the personal with the political.
didn’t think was good enough,” Hunter baroque chord progressions around the melancholy ballads and most bitter rock- As Hunter says, “There are two languag-
recalled to a Norwegian interviewer in howling Hunter, who performed like a ers contain subversive shards of light. es in America: English and bullshit.”
2004. “And then he sat down on the floor man possessed. (In 2002, the bemused Loss and longing have always been The lies of his adopted homeland have
– it was in a publisher’s office on Regent performer told a Norwegian interview- Hunter’s greatest creative spur. Irene certainly supplied plenty of fuel for his
Street – and plays All the Young Dudes er, “I once walked onstage and felt Ian Wilde concerns a boyhood love affair muse. Obviously a man who loves the
on an acoustic guitar.” Thanks to Bowie, Hunter entering my body.”) that fails to ignite, spurring a decision to US – the lyrics to the song Soul of Amer-
Mott the Hoople had a new lease on life, Throughout much of the 80s and 90s, “… be somebody someday.” Sons and ica name-check Thomas Paine, John
and what would become their concert the former Mott the Hoople frontman Daughters laments the effect of divorce Adams and Geronimo – Hunter feels the
encore anthem and biggest hit single. was busy with family life, while Ronson on children; Rollerball addresses the appalled bewilderment of his fellow citi-
Hunter kept a journal during this drifted into session duties and obscure destruction of music and art through zens as keenly as they do.
period, which was released in paperback ethnomusicological adventures, like pro- corporate control; Dead Man Walking continued on p. 34
in 1974 as Diary of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star. ducing Hawaiian music. Astoundingly,
Annotating the band’s mundane strug- one of rock music’s finest guitarists
gles with hotels and laundry, the plain-
spoken author deconstructed the glamour
almost abandoned music altogether, to
find work as a cook. A classically-trained

Everybody lies ‘n’ we’re stuck in the middle

I think I liked it better when the world was round

There’s too much information but not enough to go on

I think I liked it better when the world was round

~ When the World Was Round from Ian Hunter’s new album Shrunken Heads

of rock tours, while training a gimlet eye

on the surreal quality of American cul-
ture. (“The Americans have an uncanny
musician who was also a superb arranger,
Ronson died of liver cancer in 1993.
In keeping with the strange course of
Orpheum Theatre
knack of making all adult things exten-
sions of children’s toys.”)
his life, Hunter’s record royalties were
buoyed during this time by cover ver-
September 30
In spite of a rabid following in Britain,
Mott the Hoople eventually collapsed,
sions from the likes of Great White and
Barry Manilow. Another unexpected
reserved seating
or more specifically, Hunter collapsed, source of credit materialized from ABC
hospitalized for nervous exhaustion. He when The Drew Carey Show enlisted
returned in 1975 with an eponymous solo a cover version of his song Cleveland
album, showcasing the incendiary guitar Rocks for the show’s opening titles.
work of Bowie sideman Mick Ronson. The start of the new millennium
Two solo albums later, the self-described marked Hunter’s musical resurgence. He
“slimmer twins” collaborated on 1979’s began work on a new album, Rant, and
You’re Never Alone With a Schizophren- posted his flag on the Internet at ian-
ic. By then, the artist had his green card, hunter.com. Hunter maintains a column
and had made his move stateside, resid- on the site, Horse’s Mouth, in which he
ing in the New York area. answers email, offering sage advice to
Hunter says the pair “lost the thread” struggling musicians, and thanking fans
in the 80s, wandering around in a top- from all over the world for their frequent
40 wilderness dominated by droning compliments.
keyboard riffs, electric drums and manic For some reason, Hunter has a par-
guitar fretwork. By the late 80s, the two ticularly zealous fan base in Scandi-
friends were collaborating again, cutting navia. His two albums from the 90s,
a live album for the BBC, and working Dirty Laundry and The Artful Dodger
on the studio album YUI Orta, a title were produced in Norway, as was the
inspired by the Three Stooges and their 2002 DVD live performance, Strings
signature line, “Why You, I Oughtta…” Attached. At last, one record outfit, Uni-
To the commercial music world, they versal Europe, did things up right. Hunt-
were yesterday’s men – a self-fulfilling er posted the following on his website
prophecy given the half-assed promotion during the filming for the DVD: “They
AUGUST 2007 . .9
Your timeless
THE POWER OF NOW Eckhart Tolle

wareness of the inner body has immune system is greatly enhanced as
benefits in the physical realm. well. The latter protects you from the
One of them is a significant negative mental-emotional force fields
slowing of the aging of the physical of others, which are highly contagious.
body. Whereas the outer body normally Inhabiting the body protects you by
appears to grow old and wither fairly raising the frequency vibration of your
quickly, the inner body does not change total energy field, so that anything that
with time, except that you may feel it vibrates at a lower frequency – fear,
more deeply and become it more fully. anger, depression – now exists in what
If you are 20-years-old now, the energy is virtually a different order of reality.
field of your inner body will feel just There is a simple but powerful self-
the same when you are 80. It will be just healing meditation you can do whenever
as vibrantly alive. you feel the need to boost your immune
As soon as your habitual state system. It is particularly effective when
changes from being out of the body you feel the first symptoms of an illness,
and trapped in your mind to being in but it also works with entrenched illness-

If you inhabit the inner body, the outer body will grow old

at a much slower rate, and even when it does, your timeless

essence will shine through the outer form and you will not

give the appearance of an old person.

the body and present in the Now, your es if you use it at frequent intervals and
physical body will feel lighter, clearer, with an intense focus. However, it is not
more alive. As there is more conscious- a substitute for the moment-to-moment
ness in the body, its molecular structure practice of being in the body; otherwise,
actually becomes less dense. its effect will only be temporary.
When you become identified more Here it is. When you are unoccupied
with the timeless inner body than with the for a few minutes, especially last thing
outer body and when presence becomes at night before falling asleep and first
your normal mode of consciousness and thing in the morning before getting up,
past and future no longer dominate your “flood” your body with consciousness.
attention, you do not accumulate time Close your eyes. Lie flat on your back.
anymore in your psyche and in the cells Choose different parts of your body to
of the body. The accumulation of time focus your attention on briefly at first:
as the psychological burden of past and hands, feet, arms, legs, abdomen, chest,
future greatly impairs the cells’ capac- head, and so on. Feel the life energy
ity for self-renewal. So if you inhabit the inside those parts as intensely as you can.
inner body, the outer body will grow old Stay with each part for 15 seconds or so.
at a much slower rate, and even when Then let your attention run through the
it does, your timeless essence will shine body like a wave a few times, from feet
through the outer form and you will not to head and back again. This need only
give the appearance of an old person. take a minute or so. After that, feel the
������������������������������������ Another benefit of this practice is a inner body in its totality, as a single field
great strengthening of the immune sys- of energy. Hold that feeling for a few
��������������������������������� tem. The more consciousness you bring minutes. Be intensely present during that
��������������������������� into the body, the stronger the immune time in every cell of your body. Don’t be
������������������������������������ system becomes. It is as if every cell concerned if the mind occasionally suc-
������������������������������������ awakens and rejoices. The body loves ceeds in drawing your attention out of
������������������������������� your attention. It is also a potent form the body and you lose yourself in some
������������ of self-healing. Most illnesses creep in thought. As soon as you notice that this
��������������������������������� when you are not present in the body. has happened, just return your attention
����������������������������� If the master is not present in the house, to the inner body.
��������������������� all kinds of shady characters will take
up residence there. When you inhabit Adapted from The Power of Now,
your body, it will be hard for unwanted copyright 1999 by Eckhart Tolle.
���������������������� guests to enter. Reprinted with permission of New World
��������������������� ������������ Not only your physical immune sys- Library, Novato, CA, 800-972-6657 (ext.
tem becomes strengthened; your psychic 52). Visit www.eckharttolle.com
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The clock is ticking

he setup of Patrice Leconte’s delivers, albeit in a formulaic way.
Mon Meilleur Ami (My Best To anyone who has been paying
Friend), showing at the Ridge attention, the idea that the planet is at
(first week in August) is a promis- its “eleventh hour” is not a new one.
ing one. François (Daniel Auteuil), an When a wave of eco-awareness hit the
antiques dealer, is having a birthday developed world in the early ‘90s, it was
dinner celebration when his business frequently pointed out that if the life of
partner Catherine coolly suggests that our planet was measured in hours on a
he has no friends. Francois fobs off the clock then the first inkling of man on
comment saying that his days are full of the planet would be in the last minute of
meetings, phone calls and interactions the eleventh hour. By the same measure-

If the life of our planet was measured in hours on a clock then

the first inkling of man on the planet would be in the last

minute of the eleventh hour.

with people he calls friends. When the ment, in only the few seconds that have
other guests candidly agree that they passed since the Industrial Revolution,
certainly would not call themselves his we’ve succeeded in clearing massive
“friend,” Catherine makes a bet that, in amounts of the Earth’s forest cover, driv-
the next 10 days, his best friend will not ing untold numbers of species of animal
vouch for him; he has no friends. Rath- and sea life to extinction, extending des-
er than feel stung, Francois accepts the erts, poisoning water supplies and caus-
challenge. And so begins a journey of ing the planet to heat to a level where it
self-discovery that is both painful and is in danger of spiralling out of control Leonardo DiCaprio while filming The 11th Hour.
amusing to watch. and killing off life on Earth. Photo credit: Chuck Castleberry © 2007 Eleventeen Productions, LLC
In his desperate quest for the per- Leonardo DiCaprio’s eco-documen-
fect friend, Francois enlists the help of tary The 11th Hour (out August 31) together interviews with many promi- being 17 hours. From those 17 hours, we
Bruno, a gregarious cab driver (played spends much time laying out the dam- nent thinkers on the environment: David edited the film down to 91 minutes. The
well by Dany Boom), who has a head age and the source of the problems, but Suzuki, scientist Stephen Hawking, Paul result is a single narrative that is told by
for trivia. This gives rise to sketch-type those who saw it at the Cannes Film Hawken, Ray Anderson, Soviet Prime 54 people.”
episodes as François tries to learn how Festival say that it also spends a good Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, former head In last year’s An Inconvenient Truth,
to win friends but messes up, usually by part of the film offering solutions. The of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustain- Gore said that we probably have 10
getting out his cheque book. One of the film suggests as much as 90 percent of able design experts William McDonough years to fix our ways before reaching
strengths of the film is the first-rate cast, the human footprint could be eliminat- and Bruce Mau. “We interviewed about the tipping point. It seems like people
particularly the lead. Auteuil, surely ed right now, if the political will were 71 people and from those interviews, we listened and have started taking action.
one of the most recognizable faces in there. The 11th Hour says this is our last got over 150 hours of interview footage,” Hopefully, The 11th Hour will provide
French cinema, brings depth and pathos chance for governments to act. says Leila Conners Petersen, who made another necessary spur for change.
to what is a shallow and aloof character. Thematically, there are clear paral- the film with her sister Nadia Conners
François’s behaviour still requires that lels with Al Gore’s highly effective An and Leonardo DiCaprio. “We then select- Robert Alstead’s eco-documentary
you must sometimes suspend disbelief, Inconvenient Truth. The difference is ed the best statements from all those You Never Bike Alone about Vancou-
but ultimately Mon Meilleur Ami (My that where Gore gave a solo lecture, the interviews and put them into a script that, ver’s Critical Masses is out on DVD at
Best Friend) is a dark, little comedy that hour-and-a-half long 11th Hour weaves when assembled and dubbed, ended up www.youneverbikealone.com

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plant protein
NUTRISPEAK Vesanto Melina MS, RD

hatever our dietary choice,
get t i ng enoug h protei n
throughout the day makes a
big difference. The good protein sources, and lentils contribute 60 percent of the
especially beans, peas and lentils, help day’s protein and the other 40 percent
us to level out our blood sugar and keep comes from foods that you might not
our energy up throughout the day. These have thought of as sources of protein.
protein-rich foods also provide essential By the way, don’t believe all the anti-
minerals, such as iron and zinc. soy hype put out by competitive food
When people switch to a diet that industries. At the same time, a vegetar- Keep on top of your kidneys’ health.
is more plant-centred, they often ask, ian menu that exceeds the daily recom-
“Where will I get my protein?” In fact, mended protein intake can easily be cre-
it’s easy to meet recommended intakes ated without any soy at all.
with plant protein. For example, a cup of
cooked lentils or beans – black, garbanzo, Vesanto Melina is a registered dieti-
lima, navy, kidney, pinto, or white – pro- tian and co-author of nutrition classics.
vides 14 to 18 grams of protein. A half- For more information about protein and
cup of peanuts or a quarter-cup of peanut nutrients, see Becoming Vegetarian,
butter provides 16 to 17 grams. For com- Raising Vegetarian Children, Becoming
parison, note that a quarter-pound ham- Vegan and the Food Allergy Survival
burger patty provides 19 grams. Guide. She is based in Langley, BC, and
Most of the calories in meat actually regularly consults for people who wish
come from fat, rather than from protein. to improve their health or who are in
In contrast, only two to four percent of dietary transition. www.nutrispeak.com,
the calories in the aforementioned len- vesanto@nutrispeak.com, 604-882-6782
tils and beans is derived from fat. The
veggie “meats” that are available in a
myriad of forms, and found in the pro-
duce section of major supermarkets, can Meat-free eats
easily provide as much protein as the Protein (grams)
biggest burger or chicken breast you can Breakfast
find. Plus, these products have little or Orange juice, 1 cup ........................... 1.7
no saturated fat and are cholesterol free. Oatmeal, 1 cup ...................................... 6
This is not to say that everyone man- Soy milk, 1 cup ................................... 7.7
ages brilliantly upon shifting to a diet that Whole wheat toast, 1 slice ............... 2.7 CLEAN FLOW
is more plant-centred. We’ve all heard of Almond butter, 1 tbsp ......................... 2.4
the people who end up thinking they must Breakfast total: ............... 20.5g (580 cal) IT CAN TAKE UP TO AN 80% LOSS OF
be the wrong blood type to be vegetarian.
In fact, the problem was not their blood Lunch KIDNEY FUNCTION BEFORE SYMPTOMS
type at all. It’s just that they never learned Marinated tofu (3 oz) in sandwich 13.1 START TO APPEAR.
how to make something quick, easy and Whole wheat bread, 2 slices ............ 5.4
delicious from lentils. They didn’t keep Carrot sticks from a 7” carrot .............. 1
their fridge stocked with tasty, marinated One apple ............................................. 0.3
Kidney cleansing and detoxification
tofu slices from the deli, or try out the Lunch total: .................... 19.8 g (377 cal)
various veggie burgers. They also never is essential for good health.
tried a fruit shake made with a banana, Supper New Roots Herbal’s CLEAN FLOW
soymilk and strawberries (providing up Curried lentils, 1 cup ........................ 17.9
to nine grams of protein). Brown rice, 1 cup ............................... 4.5 improves kidney function, promotes
How much protein do we need in Broccoli, steamed .............................. 2.9 tissue healing and strengthens your
a day? To meet our everyday needs for Supper total .................... 25.3g (474 cal)
immune system. It also expels toxins,
building new cells and enzymes, and for
ongoing maintenance, we should aim for Snack/dessert shake bacteria and small kidney deposits,
0.8 grams of protein per kilogram body Soymilk ................................................ 7.7 fights infections and coats the urinary
weight. Thus, the recommended protein Banana, strawberries (1/2 cup) ........1.7
intake for a person weighing 139 pounds Snack/dessert total: ........ 9.4g (288 cal) lining. Trust CLEAN FLOW to keep
(63 kilograms) is 50 grams of protein, your kidneys functioning at their best.
and for a person weighing 175 pounds Total protein: ........ 75 g (1,719 cal)
(79 kilograms), the amount is 63 grams.
If we aim for a little more than that, our Someone who is building muscle might
goal might be about one gram of protein add a slice of toast with almond butter
per kilogram body weight. at breakfast, another half-sandwich at
What does a typical, daily menu look lunch and an extra half-cup each of
www.newrootsherbal.com PREVENTION & CURE
like when the protein comes from plant rice and lentils.
foods? In the example below, soy foods
AUGUST 2007 . . 15
Prescription HEALTH

for a drug disaster DRUG BUST Alan Cassels

It is a very problematic informa- new millennium when Vioxx and her 10th most prescribed drug in Canada, and saga is that nobody, including the regu-
tion environment.” Those are the sister Celebrex were arriving on the with worldwide sales in the multiple bil- lators, the doctors and the arthritis advo-
words of a UN spokesman in Afghani- market. The media breathlessly dubbed lions, Celebrex and Vioxx had redefined cates sending postcards to their MLAs,
stan, recently commenting on the prog- these two new Cox-2 inhibitors “Super pharma’s idea of the super blockbuster. knew exactly what would happen when
ress on the war there and the incredible Aspirin” as medical symposia around And then, of course, disaster struck. a drug tested on a few thousand select
difficultly officials had in accurately the world promoted them as less likely Vioxx was withdrawn in disgrace in people is then used by millions.
counting the deaths of civilians. to cause gastrointestinal bleeding, a September of 2004 and thousands of law- Post-Vioxx, everyone asked how
Very applicable words, I thought, common side effect of non-steroidal, suits were launched against Merck amid this could be prevented from happen-
given my world. Whether you are swal- anti-inflammatory drugs. estimates that its drug may have caused ing again and we’ve heard many calls
lowing a war or a prescription drug, The manufacturers were spending up to 120,000 cases of cardiovascular for restricting drug advertising, stopping
there’s much that’s “problematic” about money like it was 1999 because, well, it disease and left 40,000 to 60,000 people drug companies from wining and din-
the information we are able to access. was 1999. Thousands of sponsored med- dead in the US alone. (The Vietnam War, ing our doctors and better post-market
Do we ever really know what’s happen- ical dinners with “thought leader” rheu- by comparison, lasted three times as long surveillance systems (i.e. monitoring a
as Vioxx and killed 58,000. How many drug’s behaviour once it enters the mar-
died on the Vietnamese side is still open ket). These measures don’t, however,
Whether you are swallowing a war or a prescription drug, to question as that war, as you might have address the real problem: uncertainty.
guessed, also presented a very “problem- The best approach to uncertainty
there’s much that’s “problematic” about the information we atic” information environment.) when billions of dollars and thousands
The sister Cox-2 drugs didn’t fare of lives are at stake is to collect more
are able to access. Do we know how many people suffer injury much better. Bextra was yanked from data. As the case of Vioxx soundly illus-
the market shortly afterward and Cele- trated, what we need is what a group
or death due to the use of new prescription drugs? brex, the sole Cox-2 remaining, wears a of Canadian academics have labelled
“black box,” the most serious warning “Real World Safety and Effectiveness”
placed on a marketed drug product. What research (RWS&E). There are a number
ing on the ground? Do we know how matologists bedazzled our physicians is problematic in the whole sordid Cox-2 of ways to get this data before putting
many people suffer injury or death due with the magical properties of these
to the use of new prescription drugs? Not drugs. The intense competition between Vioxx manufacturer, Merck, is a classic example of how savvy drug companies use aggressive
really, and while you could describe the the two rival drug makers, Merck and advertising to push “wonder drugs” on a vulnerable audience. Vioxx may have caused up to
regulation and marketing of prescription Pfizer, created a situation where you 120,000 cases of cardiovascular disease and left 40,000 to 60,000 people dead in the US alone.
drugs as problematic, I think “shock and could barely find a doctor that hadn’t
awe” are more applicable. been wined and dined by those pitching
One key problem is that as a new their brand.
chemical entity travels from laboratory But what did the consumers know
bench to your mouth, the information about these new drugs? Well, if you
consumers need to use it safely often remember, Vioxx skated into our lives on
isn’t available, is biased or is actively one of the slickest and most expensive
kept secret. prescription drug ad campaigns every
For starters, the evidence a com- mounted, featuring figure skater Dorothy
pany presents to regulators like Health Hamel who helped expand and reshape
Canada or the US FDA, in order to get an arthritis market which, up to that time,
approved, is drawn from a relatively had been the preserve of little, old ladies.
small and select sample of patients. We At the same time, arthritis patient
don’t know the actual benefit/harm ratio groups in Canada, lubricated with pharma
from the data used to approve the drug largesse, were actively lobbying for pub-
because that information is secret and lic coverage of the drugs because, after
considered “proprietary.” And Health all, provincial health plans are the biggest
Canada only releases “summary” infor- buyers around and if they weren’t going
mation often leaving more questions to pay for them, it would severely limit
than answers. Even with several rigor- the drugs’ markets. In BC, the Arthritis
ous and well-controlled trials behind a Society used its website to ask visitors to
new drug, your physician really has no fill out postcards to their MLA, demand-
way of knowing how those data apply in ing public coverage of the new drugs, so
real situations with the kinds of patients thoroughly smitten they were.
he will see in the “real world.” And Seems like the patient advocates
that’s a huge problem. either weren’t apprised of the bad news
Many people I talk to ask, quite or didn’t care. In 2000, the widely pub-
earnestly, what’s not to trust about the licized VIGOR study suggested Vioxx
safety of a new drug? After all, it was may increase risk of heart attacks; the
studied in big trials, approved by a regu- company’s response was to spend $160
lator, prescribed by a competent medi- million on drug ads to skate around this
cal doctor and dispensed by a helpful uncomfortable bit of news. The millions
pharmacist. How could we question the the manufacturers invested in drug ads,
safety of it? rheumatologists, physician education
A good question, with a simple, suc- and arthritis patient groups, an enormous
cinct answer: Vioxx. investment by any standards, provided
Think back to 1999 at the eve of a a good return. By 2003, Vioxx was the
16 . . AUGUST 2007
new drugs on the market, but one way
is to involve drug insurers to make sure
that RWS&E data are being collected
and analyzed. ����������������������������������������
I remember the hullabaloo when the ���������������������
Cox-2s came to BC; some research- �����������������������������������������������������������
ers proposed that Pharmacare conduct ��������������������������������������������������
a policy trial to determine the “real ��������������������������������
world” effects of Celebrex and Vioxx. �������������������������������
The specialists, doctors and especially ��������������������������������������������������������
the arthritis advocates in Canada were ���������������������
so overwhelmingly infatuated with the
Cox-2s, they wouldn’t want another
pesky “study” to find what would hap-
pen to these drugs in the real world. The
researchers’ wishes to gather additional
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At the end of the day, when you look
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the medicine cabinet, you want to know
two things: will it work and is it safe?
Despite our confidence in the regulator,
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us that good data from Real World Safe- �������������������������������������������������������������
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If the Canadian government needs
more proof before it puts serious money
behind Real World Safety and Effective- ����������������������������������������������������������
ness, it can look further into the past, ������������������������������������������������������������
before Vioxx, and recall other drug
disasters: Tambocor, Baycol, Rezulin ��������������������������������
and Prepulsid all looked good out of the ���������������������������������������������
research pipeline. �����������������������������
continued on p. 34
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AUGUST 2007 . . 19
A million years
of sustainability
& ...? EARTHFUTURE Guy Dauncey

Come celebrate have a two-part question I’m ask-
ing people these days. The first
our 25th Anniversary part is: “Do you think humans will
with our Special Guest be around in 500 years?” since we become what we dream, what
on November 30, 2007 Almost everyone stops to think. No we visualize for ourselves. This is equal-
Look for more info one has an immediate answer and that ly true for ourselves and for the planet.
alone says a lot for our state of mind. For those who answer “Yes,” I ask a
in our September issue
Most then say “no.” second question: “Do you think humans
This speaks terribly to our self-con- will be around in a million years?” That
fidence as a culture, with the nay-say- really gets them thinking. So far, no one
ers thinking like members of a losing has replied with a straight “Yes.” Some
baseball team who believe their glory say “No,” while others say, “Well, not in
days are over. How can we be expected our present form.”
to tackle our many challenges with this Let me put this into context. Our
attitude? How can we be successful in human ancestors have walked this
restoring our Earth and making the tran- planet for three million years. Our pri-
sition to a world powered by sustainable mate ancestors, with whom we share 98
energy? How can we succeed in protect- to 99 percent of our genes, have lived
ing and restoring the beleaguered marine in Earth’s forests for 55 million years.
life in Earth’s oceans if we cannot visu- The fact that you are alive today is liv-
alize that success and hold it firmly in ing proof that every single one of your
our minds until it is complete? ancestors had successful sex, right back

You are the amazing inhabitant of an unbroken chain of being

that has lasted for a quarter of all time since the origins of

our Universe.

In the summer of 1940, Hitler occu- to the first bacteria, 3.8 billion years ago.
pied most of Europe and Britain stood You are the amazing inhabitant of an
alone against a sea of Nazi uniforms. unbroken chain of being that has lasted
All seemed hopeless. Yet if a British for a quarter of all time since the origins
man or woman had been asked, “Do of our Universe. Your body, mind and
you think Hitler will win this war?” the soul encapsulate every advantage that
answer would have been a resolute “No the process of evolution has allowed
bleeding way!” them to gather.
On a physical level, all that Churchill Yes, it is also true that 99 percent
offered the British was “blood, toil, tears of all species that have existed at some
and sweat,” but he also offered something point in the past have become extinct, so
else: “Victory at all costs. Victory in spite maybe there is rational justification for
of all terrors. Victory, however long and biological cynicism. From my observa-
hard the road may be, for without victory tions of life, however, I doubt that any of
there is no survival. Let that be realized. those myriad creatures went gently into
No survival for the British Empire, no the night. The urge to live, to breathe
survival for all that the British Empire once more the glorious scent of day, is
��������������������������� has stood for, no survival for the urge, the far too strong.
impulse of the ages, that mankind shall Clearly, there is risk. That was also
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equally massive menace, do we doubt? I see no reason why we humans should
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grandés and accept that humans will ing bodies genetically identical to those
soon be extinct? we have today. As for our souls, our
Cynicism is a luxury we cannot afford. evolving consciousness and our spirit,
It is a choice to blame some other amor- that may be a whole other story.
phous force or factor, rather than pulling
our will power out the cupboard and get- Guy Dauncey is founder of The Solu-
ting to work. It is a miserable surrender tions Project, publisher of EcoNews and
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tion for misery, depression and failure, earthfuture.com
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Kimberly Baker at Emily Carr Insitiute Graduation Exhibition 2007.

22 . . AUGUST 2007
Creative licence vs copyright law by Kimberly Baker

first heard about Canada’s new Bill world’s social and political struggles, ciation of goodwill” is wrongly equated The result was increased literacy, much
C-47 when I was printing off my while the shifting social realities of our with lack of respect shown to a trade- to the horror of the traditional knowl-
artwork for this year’s graduation time have led to questions regarding the mark. But apart from being very costly, edge holders, who felt threatened and
exhibition at the Emily Carr Institute. definition of art and about art’s place in it would take years and the verdict was consequently imposed the Licensing Act
My artwork, the Transit Shelter Project, the world and the artist’s role within it. certain to be appealed if lost at trial. One of 1662. The Act established new legis-
focuses on the current debates around The artist’s practice of accessing popu- lawyer suggested that on a more practi- lation in Britain that required books to
the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and lar culture through the appropriation of cal level, I might contact the president be registered and a copy deposited to the
homelessness. As my artwork ran off media’s symbols and tools, including of VANOC directly and arrange a 10- Stationer’s Company. Prior to this date,
the printer, the technician asked, “You advertising, has become an important minute, personal meeting to determine the consequence of reproducing a liter-
know that these are illegal?” I replied method of making statements about a VANOC’s position and find out if it ary work was that one could sometimes
that I had used different pantone colours wide range of contemporary political would take legal action to prevent my find an author’s or archivist’s inscription
and computer fonts so I wasn’t infring- and social issues. proposed distribution of the posters. I in a book, threatening a “book curse” if
ing upon any copyright laws. Canadian artists such as Carl Beam decided to follow the advice. the manuscript was duplicated.
“What I mean is VANOC has copy- combine painting with found objects like After weeks of leaving messages and The first real copyright law came
righted the number 2010,” he added. I newspaper articles and advertisements, being passed from person to person, I into effect in 1710. The Statue of Anne
was completely floored and asked how as a way of incorporating the symbols arranged an appointment with Colin Jar- accorded exclusive rights to creators and
anyone could copyright a number. of contemporary culture. In Vancouver, vis, manager of Commercial Rights Man- authors, as well as determining exclusive
“I don’t know,” he retorted, “but emerging artists, such as Sonny Assu, agement. My intention was to understand rights to a fixed period of expiration of
they have. Didn’t you see the article appropriate pop culture symbols and the complexities of the issues surround- 28 years. In 1887, copyright protection
in the front page of the Vancouver Sun reconfigure them into political symbols. ing the new Bill C-47 and to glean how amplified internationally with the Berne
that listed everything that you are not In this way, the relevant issues become it applied to me and other artists. When I Convention, which continued to license
allowed to do? I suggest you look it up visible to a broader, public audience, met with Mr. Jarvis, he was very accom- intellectual property. A huge problem
on the Internet.” challenging the notions of political modating and open to answering all my occurred in the 1730s when these reg-
Sure enough, an investigation showed authority, as a result. questions. He assured me that VANOC’s istered copyrights began to expire and a
that Canada had passed Bill C-47, the For a socio-political artist such as position is that they are not interested in great debate erupted over which rights,
Olympic and Paralympics Marks Act, myself, Bill C-47 presents significant litigation with artists and that artists have if any, were still valid. This created the
legislation that provides the Vancouver “natural rights debate.” The Mansfield
Olympic organizers with extreme power ruling established that publishers had
over the symbols and language linked Throughout history, artists have played an important role, the right to publish works for which they
with the Olympics. I had been so careful had already acquired the rights. These
designing these posters; it was too late turning their art into a political tool that questions and early rulings formed the basis of the dis-
to redo them in time for the show, so I tinctions made today between “original
decided to hang them, regardless. Quite confronts existing power structures. works of art” and “industrial design.”
honestly, I didn’t think anyone would These laws also stipulated that if more
notice my work hung amongst all the than 100 pieces of any particular artwork
rest. Nevertheless, on the night of the challenges. I decided that more in-depth a right to critique. He gave a number of were produced, it was no longer consid-
grad show, crowds gathered in front of research was required to see just how examples where VANOC would consid- ered art, having moved into the realm
my poster. far this new bill extended. An online er that an artist was infringing upon its of industrial design. As a consequence,
The following week, the Vancouver search of the Canadian Intellectual copyright. One such example is if an art- “street art,” which refers to signs, post-
Sun reviewed the work of four artists Property database revealed that many ist created a single mug that depicted the ers and banners, is considered to be part
from the grad show, my poster being one of the “Vancouver 2010”-type marks Olympics in some way. That would be of the commercial advertising sector and
of them. And though photos of each of and logo designs had been registered in fine, as it would be considered art. If the is susceptible to copyright restrictions.
my colleagues’ artwork appeared in the the name of VANOC, under Sec. 9(1) artist produced 1,000 mugs and sold a Although VANOC may have no
article, mine had been excluded. Had (n) (iii), and they constitute an “offi- hundred a week for profit, however, that intention of shutting down artists who
the Vancouver Sun been so intimidated cial” mark, which gives the registrant would be not OK, as it would be seen as criticize the Olympics, artists who work
about liability issues pertaining to any an even wider amount of protection “ambush marketing.” in the area of appropriation art are being
formation of “Vancouver 2010” that than the usual trademark. During this When discussing my posters, Jar- limited by Bill-C 47, and the placement
they wouldn’t print the image? I won- process, I consulted with three lawyers, vis said that VANOC would not have of their art will be limited to the institu-
dered if VANOC would actually sue the all specialists in copyright law, and the a problem with them. However, if put tionalized gallery system. On the other
newspaper and I began to think about main issue appeared to be one of trade- them up on bill boards across the Down- hand, I don’t see VANOC as the villain
the larger issues at stake. What hap- mark infringement. Because “Vancou- town Eastside, there would be a problem in this scenario; rather, it is the larger
pens when the organizers of a cultural ver 2010” was covered as a trademark, because that action would be considered problem of our legal system prioritiz-
event such as the Olympics are given so it didn’t matter whether I spelled out the more in the light of my creating a “cam- ing corporatism over creativity. I have
much power that they overrule our civil number “2010” or converted in some paign,” as opposed to my displaying a learned from this experience that copy-
liberties? In my opinion, Bill C-47 was other way; I was still exposing myself to work of art. So how do I know where the right legislation being put in place today
a direct infringement of our freedom of a potential lawsuit. threshold is before I cross the boundary has not kept up with the changes that
expression under the Canadian Charter I was advised that if money were into creating allegedly illegal art? have occurred in the modern art world.
of Rights and Freedoms. no object, I might be able to defend a It is important to remember that Artwork being produced today has
Throughout history, artists have claim on the basis of freedom of expres- trends in public authority have been completely changed since the 1700s
played an important role, turning their sion under the Canadian Charter of marked by the power structures in place when the Statue of Anne was first estab-
art into a political tool that questions Rights and Freedoms, as well as upon at any given time throughout history. lished. Art is not static. Art is a reflection
and confronts existing power structures. the more technical argument that I was For example, the origin of copyright law of our contemporary culture and needs to
Social commentary and political protest not “using” the trademark in such terms can be traced back to when Gutenberg’s be given space within the public sphere
in art reach back to the French Revolu- as is commonly understood in the case printing press hit the world stage around to do its job of creating a crucial forum
tion and the birth of modernity when art law surrounding trademarks. Namely, I 1440. Before then, the church and the for public discussion, which ultimately
became a moral force in society. Today, wasn’t selling any good or services and crown controlled knowledge. With the reflects our time and place in history.
a substantial number of artists main- I was distributing my posters free of advent of the printing press, knowledge
tain the tradition of communicating the charge. I might also argue that “depre- was diffused throughout communities. More info at www.kimberlybaker.ca
AUGUST 2007 . . 23
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ON THE GARDEN PATH Carolyn Herriot
daily watering is very important. ing fresh, drying and roasting.
Early Jalapeno (3): medium-hot pep-

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DISCOVER THE MAGIC WITHIN YOUR a career or as an addition to existing skills.
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Everyone Says You’re Great with People?

Turn that Gift into a New Career
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Summer/Fall Courses: Thai Touch for

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Certified Feng Shui Practitioner Feng Shui works in a similar manner. Proper Classical Feng Shui practitioner I will analyze the quality and flow of energy
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Enjoy Deep Blissful Relaxation! yourself you deserve it, sessions only $18. Books, charts and self help tools available.
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Universal Energy Reiki Master, Reconnection™, GeoTran™,

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Reconnective Healing: a no-touch modality Dr. David Song Both of them have 12 years of professional
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vibration for continuing healing and rejuve- TCM orthopedist in China skeletal disorders and cancer. Also treat:
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Dr. Kathryn Tian
meridians to those of the earth and thus of eases. Special package for: Weight loss and
(R. TCMP, R.Ac)
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facial rejuvenation. Free initial consultation.
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SKIN DISEASES! Dr. Peter Zhou, a qualified MD & former

director of a hospital in China, specializes Erica Foulkes BSc, MA STRESSED? TRY SHIATSU OR REIKI
Registered Doctor of TCM Registered Shiatsu Therapist A gentle way to balance and heal body,
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#116 - 828 West 8th Ave www.etznabnaturalhealing.net

Hypnotherapy – Self Improvement

I offer healing sessions blending Reiki,
LOVE crystals & gemstones, channelling, sacred
Specializing In:
Chronic food pain, sciatica
Eliminate bad habits, stress, fears, phobias.
Past life regression, Psychic Consultancy, Tarot
HEALS sound, aromatherapy and colour healing. and other pain conditions. Reading, Healing (Reiki, Karuna Ki, Golden
Past Life Regressions and deep trance work Effective treatment plan and Quick relief. Triangle), Massage Therapy & Lymphatic
also offered. Ongoing workshops offered Integrated TCM massage and Acupuncture. Drainage. To book an appointment, please call:
Anne McMurtry, Ph.D. in Reiki I, II & III, Crystal and Gemstone Dr. Liao (R.TCMP, R. Ac, MD China). 604-803-2334.
Or E-mail: Paradise.healing@shaw.ca
Reiki Master Training. Please call 604-734-8219 Tel: 604-928-8899. Clinic: 2955 Kingsway.


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HOME TO VANCOUVER’S BEST Helping individuals over many years to find

PSYCHICS. Since 1996, walk-ins are their true path in life, Cassandra’s following
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Duranleau St. 604-734-3354 info & map Telephone reading available at:
@ www.psychicstudio.ca 604-732-9226 or 1-800-450-7337


CONSULTATIONS. ANNE McMURTRY. ANNE’S ABILITY Readings on past and present life karmic
Spiritual Clairvoyant and Certified Angel opens a line of communication between constellations with crystal healing to clear Only knowledge that is used
Therapy Practitioner® Leanda Duncan offers you and your Spiritual Guides, allowing negative karmic blocks. In these sessions
private sessions in-person or by telephone. them to speak directly to you. To inquire there is a unique opportunity for deeper sticks in your mind.
Guidance and clarity from your angels and call Dr. Anne McMurtry at 604-734-8219, truths to be revealed. Since 1977.
guides assists you in transforming your life to VANCOUVER. See ad in Health, Healing ~ Dale Carnegie ~
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Nutrition Treat yourself to a consultation with

Registered Dietitian Vesanto Melina.
ences. Ensure that you meet your nutri-
tional needs by booking a personalized
Becoming Vegan, Healthy Eating for Life
to Prevent and Treat Cancer and the new
Expert Weight management, health concerns,
food sensitivities, practical tips for preg-
consultation: includes dietary analysis,
recipes, menu planning, nutrition for busy
Food Allergy Survival Guide.

Vesanto Melina MS, RD nancy, children, family members, answers people, practical, easy food tips. Vesanto Phone 604-882-6782
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Discover your personal strength - it lies in the In a safe environment, learn to value your power, • Relationship (from romantic to roommates)
coping style that has gotten you this far; shift and your vulnerability; change learned patterns; I have 20+ years experience as a therapist
depression to hope. Free yourself from fears of allow wishes, hopes, and dreams to surface. with adults, adolescents, and couples. Clinical
unfamiliar feelings that block growth toward CALL ME FOR INFO ON EMDR Supervision Available.
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ARE YOU READY You can overcome your limiting beliefs and Lorraine Milardo Bennington, success them to connect with their higher selves and
FOR A CHANGE? open up to your joy! coach, psychologist and hypnotherapist, has to reclaim joy and personal power in their
Success Coaching been practising hypnosis for over 30 years lives. Lorraine has returned to Vancouver
Lorraine Milardo Hypnotherapy - Weight Loss/Stop Smoking, and skillfully integrates intuition and hyp- after 10 years living, studying and working
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Reg. Psychologist #815 Couples Counselling in the process of transformation, assisting transformance@mac.com

��������������� Only by Working With the Whole Person it is because you have not gotten to the are uncovered and resolved. If you are
������������ Can You Achieve Truly Permanent and root causes. Completion of any problem fed up and want to do something radical
Effective Change. comes only when you have resolved your about your predicament, give me a call
����������������� issues physically, emotionally, mentally 604-261-2788 or visit my web page at
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�������������������� your life and you are STILL STUCK, sons for repetitive patterns of behavior

Midlife? Are you dreaming about a life that is passion-

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A Registered Holistic Psychotherapist &
Michael Talbot Kelly’s work stands second
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Feeling Purpose-less, en, abundant in success, joyful, and genuinely Destiny Coach with 25 years of experience given myself permission to have great abun-
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ticular and unique. And the Golden Threads Call Michael at 604-317-1613 to set up a
Free of this Great Dream for your life are in the FREE 15 minute phone consultation or sign michael@mtkhealing.com
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What Is Freedom from the beliefs, feelings and

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• Joy, ease and pleasure in life itself
• Aliveness and authenticity
About Toni Pieroni: Along with my profes-
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Possible? repetitive, reactive patterns that keep you Some issues dealt with: of personal development experience. I offer
stuck. Life’s options open up as you learn to • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse individual and couple therapy. For further
respond rather than react, resulting in: • Addictive and obsessional behaviour information or for a free introductory session,
Toni Pieroni, M.A. • Healthy, intimate, satisfying relationships • Relationship issues and co-dependency phone 604-737-0168. Or visit our web address:
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Reach and expand your potential in all areas Past-Life Therapy

of your life. Since 1985 this gentle method
YOUR Di Cherry is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
has proven exceptionally effective in chang- GATEWAY Member Canadian Hypnotherapy Assn.
ing automatic, self-limiting patterns and TO THE www.dicherry.com
Founder, Elly Roselle enhancing Conscious Choice. Elly Roselle PAST 2678 W 11th Ave, Vancouver.
PCTIA Accredited offers private sessions and classes. For information or appointments:
Past-Life Therapy
(604) 536-7402 (604) 536-7402. Email: eroselle-cbe@msn.com 604-731-2646 or dicherry@telus.net

“Life Between Lives” “For those of us who have had the opportunity
to actually see our immortality, a new depth of
Past Lives & self understanding and empowerment emerges.” BRENNA tional baggage of the past & to come into
Spiritual Regressions 30 years
- from “Journey of Souls” by Dr. Michael deeper connection with your Source, Vitality
Rifa Hodgson, CCHT. Newton, LBL Founder. Holistic Health Educator & Purpose. A 3-hour session includes: coun-
The first certified LBL 1718 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Mediator selling, rebirthing, Psychology of Vision™
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John Morrier Edge Therapy... the EASY way!
Registered Professional “Life is all about choices!” One choice is tak- 97% of my clients become non-smokers in
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dependency issues. Communication skills.

Voice Dialogue An integral, psycho/spiritual approach

Raphaelite Work™ to healing & transformation. Manifesting
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of everyday thinking. Dave Waugh (Wali) RPC symphony of our inner selves & gradu-
604-738-5728 ally co-create a meaningful & fulfilling
~ Deepak Chopra ~ 4 - 3630 W. Broadway life. Certified Raphaelite PractitionerTM &
www.davewaugh.net Registered Professional Counsellor.


We specialize in cuisine created for such Vegetarian Restaurant Serving traditional Buddhist style vegetarian
food since 1960. Come sample over 200 vegetarian
personalities as Bryan Adams who asked 3932 Fraser dishes. Operated by Chef Ho formerly of Bodai.
owner Santokh Singh Suri to replicate a & 23rd Ave.
spicy Tandoori Gobi. Also recommended Open 6 days a week from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm,
are Mumbai Kharmas, Tofu Scramble, Vancouver closed Tuesday. Rated Best Vegetarian Restaurant
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Yogi’s, 1408 Commercial Dr., 604-251-9644 Awards.
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Healthy people! Healthy planet! T h e The Naam Vegetarian Restaurant

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end of September. “Readers’ Choice”. Open seven days a week,
Volunteer! Meet others into healthy eating. 24 hours, licensed, wood fireplace, heated
Want updates? patio, live music at dinner.
www.earthsave.ca 604-731-5885 2724 West 4th Ave. 604-738-7151.


“East Is East is a place where you are encour- Savour an Indian culinary experience while
aged to talk to your neighbours. This is defi- enveloped in the mysterious ragas of clas-
nitely not the Ritz, but it certainly is Kits. sical Indian music. Winner of West Ender’s
EXPERIENCE THE EAST From plumbers to publishers, hippies to Silver Medal for Best Indian Restaurant
WITH YOUR TASTE BUDS generation whatever, this place has special 2004-2005. Delicious selection of vegetarian
3243 West Broadway 604-734-5881 appeal.” - Owen Williams, Common Ground and vegan specialties. Open 7 days a week
Chai Tea House Upstairs & 2nd location Visit our new location for lunch & dinner. 2313 Main St., Vancouver
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Where Original Food Meets Original Art

Superb restaurant, home made gelato, coffee
EAST IS EAST The new East Is East, the same as its Kits

juice bar, international cuisine and showcasing location, is a place where you are encouraged
B.C. artists in European design space.This new EXPERIENCE THE EAST to talk to your neighbours. Eastern cuisine
restaurant is in an upcoming vibrant neigh-
borhood. Chef Alfred Fan, previously of Wild WITH YOUR TASTE BUDS like you will have trouble finding anywhere
Art Gallery & Eatery Garlic and Bridges restaurants, concocts a deli- 4413 Main Street @ 28th else in Vancouver, attracts a regular friendly
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cious array of culinary dishes that complement 604.879.2020
6555 Fraser St. near 49th, Vancouver the vast exotic salad offerings. 604-677-8204.

30 . . AUGUST 2007

Science of Spirituality is a multi-faith inter- All SOS programs are FREE.

SANT national organization dedicated to love,
RAJINDER SINGH unity and peace under the direction of Sant Every Sunday - 11011 Shell Rd, Richmond “Love turns life into a blooming paradise.”
Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. Sant Rajinder (SW corner Steveston Hwy & Shell Road) Sant Rajinder Singh
Singh is a world-renowned spiritual Master, 10 AM Meditation
who teaches a simple yet transformative med- 11 AM Spiritual Discourse (Satsang)
itation technique for all. Judy: 604-530-0589 www.sos.org

Sahaja Yoga Meditation “Sahaja Yoga is different from other Are you a seeker? Have you been searching (Chinatown) - info: 604-726-8149
Yogas because it begins with SELF for that subtle source of peace & content- New Westminster - info: 604-524-9371
REALIZATION. It is important for every- ment within? Do you want to lead a happy Surrey & White Rock - info: 604-597-8311
one to have that knowledge of the roots & balanced lifestyle? If so, please join our www.freemeditation.ca
within ourselves. Sahaja Yoga allows the indi- FREE Ongoing Meditation Classes in BC For classes in Greater Toronto Area please
vidual to become his own Spiritual Guide.” and Ontario. Various BC classes are held call 1-866-850-YOGA or visit
– H. H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in Vancouver, Burnaby and Strathcona www.sahajayoga.ca

Unitarian A joyful, musical, justice seeking religious Beacon Unitarian (TriCity): 604-460-8948 South Fraser Unitarian Congregation
community, welcoming independent or www.BeaconUnitarian.org (Surrey): 604-512-9032 or www.sfuc.bc.ca
Congregations truthseekers regardless of their faith
of Greater or origin. Come as you are! Religious North Shore Unitarian Church: 604-926- Unitarian Church of Vancouver:
Vancouver Exploration for children and adults. 1621 or www.nsuc.ca 604-261-7204 or

INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUALIST ALLIANCE The International Spiritualist Alliance Make life a celebration. The Art of Living
#201 - 317 Columbia Street, New Westminster offers Sunday services; mediumship demonstrations;
courses improve health and give greater
604-521-6336 circles; spiritual healing; hospital & hospice visits;
counselling; marriages & unions; namings; happiness by eliminating stress through a
funerals & memorials. powerful breathing technique that purifies
Reverend Joyce Tarvin 604-433-6663
e-mail: theisacanada@yahoo.ca
Reverend Lyn Wells 604-945-5110 and rejuvenates the mind and body. Teacher
WEDNESDAY EVENTS 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm • HEALING 7 pm Wednesday programs take a summer vacation for trained by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
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On Track Zodiac Adrien Dilon is a clairvoyant consultant and author with 32 years of experience in astrology,
multi-media art and healing. adrien.dilon@gmail.com, www.HeartLightCentre.com

AUGUST 2007 Adrien Dilon

ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19) CANCER (Jun 21 – Jul 22) LIBRA (Sep 23 – Oct 22) CAPRICORN (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
There will be much activity Some seriously good times are Address all your concerns You could be spellbound by
this month with many plan- being had by the Moon child. with honesty and in a timely some new enterprise and it
etary influences of a Martian nature, Family and friends gather for celebration manner. The clarity you seek comes as if would be prudent of you to get more
Mars being the ruler of your sun sign. and to break bread with new acquain- celestially poised to deliver wisdom and facts and investigate thoroughly before
How do you conciliate a competitor who tances. The familiar ways of loved ones give you what you need. Juggling is a you sign on the dotted line. Unifying
tries to usurp your position in the work will fill your heart with tenderness and Libran attribute and never was this more your thoughts will bring agreement and
force? Use your energy to combat your self-confidence will fill these days of real. Don’t be afraid to tumble before the capacity to connect clearly before
fears, not for the power struggle game. wine and roses. you succeed. It’s all part of the fun. you are irrevocably bound to something.

TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 21) LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 22) SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21) AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 19)
Much will challenge your The planet of communication A good thing about a “slow It’s time to reassess how you
business and financial flow. enters Leo with just enough period” is that it gives you lose yourself around others.
Possible investments will hit a high time to pique your interest for new an opportunity to deliberate and pon- Working alongside a partner will help
note, but remember the ebb and flow experiences. The new moon in Leo der your past. Use this time to be more you progress, even with your need for
of life. Learn the secret to riding the also boosts your appetite for sourcing forgiving of yourself. Perhaps set sail high-level awareness and productivity.
middle road, if possible. No one can fresh ideas. Venus, as well, delights in or take that trip you’ve dreamed about. The strengthening of your character and
stay on top forever and much is learned the lionesses or lions embracing their Once the autumn leaves start to change, values will cement your ideals while you
through risk, acceptance and the retir- dramatic and sultry nature. How very you will notice a lift in your spirit and in learn flexibility. Stay true to your con-
ing tide. romantic. your ambitions. victions so you don’t surrender all.

GEMINI (May 22 – Jun 20) VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22) SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 - Dec 21) PISCES (Feb 20 – Mar 20)
Arms are meant to hold, Your writing style and the Step off the precipice and Jupiter, the ruler of Pisces,
embrace and follow the lead way you communicate have into the unknown. The way moves directly, assisting your
of the body. Gemini rules the arms and undergone a transformation. It’s as if to know yourself now is to jump head- walk in its good graces. However, the
upper body and, with that, finding a way a funnel tipped open in your head and on into your fears. You may be shak- lunar eclipses in Pisces will suggest it is
to encompass and encircle all kinds of divine inspiration poured in. Mercury ing in your boots, but chances are not a time for travel or starting a new
possibilities. Reach for and accept what rides through Virgo giving you just better than not that you will discover project. Be mindful of your health and
you bring in. This is not a time to brace enough time to take your vision and your mind was stronger than the fear remember your vows to treat your body
yourself from or push away connections make it real. itself. It’s like a rebirth for the centaur. like a god/goddess.
of a favourable nature.

Prescription cont. from p. 17 Ian Hunter cont. from p. 9 There’s also warmth and wit on
Shrunken Heads. Words has the singer
They were promoted with great fan- On Fuss About Nuthin,’ the singer falling over himself apologizing to his
fare, pushed by the advocates and used by effects the voice of a glad-handing socio- partner for unthoughtful remarks, blam-
millions of people, then withdrawn in dis- path, who warns, “… that bee in your ing himself, too many drinks and finally
grace when the body count got too high. bonnet’s got liberal on it,” and to stop language itself, with its “… cruel little
Will we see those patient advocates making a fuss about market decisions. clusters” and “grammatical bacteria.” I
who proclaim to be providing consum- “This World is a ball with a map on/We am What I Hated When I Was Young is
ers with a voice, promoting Real World conquer, we buy and we sell/This world is an alt-country romp, made endearing by
Safety and Effectiveness Research? a tank with a tap on/Business as usual.” Hunter’s self-effacing senescence.
Don’t count on it; the pharmaceutical How’s Your House? is a tragicomic Now in his late 60s and married three
companies aren’t in the charity business. retelling of Katrina from a new immi- decades to his second wife Trudi, Hunter
They fund groups to pump govern- grant’s point of view – “I’m runnin’ lives a relaxed life in rural Connecticut.
ments to open access to every new drug outta water, there’s nothing left to eat/ He still tours across the US and Europe,
coming out of the pipeline. Real World The kids are in the car ‘n’ it’s floating rocking more convincingly than most
Safety and Effectiveness research sounds down the street” – with the storm victim of his younger contemporaries from
like a speed bump to the market. falling back on faith-based optimism. “If the 60s. It also helps that he’s found a
Dear reader, when your doctor offers FEMA won’t help me, I know the good good manager and a reliable, responsible
you a free sample for the newest drug book will.” record label, Yep Roc records.
on the block, ask yourself if you want When the World Was Round bemoans “There ain’t no deaths, just destina-
to be part of an uncontrolled experi- the flat-earth mentality of our rulers, tions,” he insisted in the song Keep On
ment, for which the “data” on how the while offering the hope we can reshape Burning. And there’s no career death
drug actually works for you may never Alan Cassels is co-author of Sell- the world into a better, fuller place. On in sight for Ian Hunter, who says he is
be collected? ing Sickness: How the World’s Biggest the soaring title track, the “… rich get experiencing another welcome burst of
Until “real world” data on the effects Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning richer and the poor get sorer.” “We’re at songwriting after the release of Shrunk-
of drugs are required, and systematically Us All Into Patients and a drug policy the mercy of shrunken heads,” he sings, en Heads.
collected, like Afghanistan, the infor- researcher at the University of Victoria. in a metaphor for both short-term politi- Here’s hoping the British expat keeps
mation environment will continue to be His new book, The ABC’s of Disease cal thinking and the profiles of dead the fire in his belly for years to come.
“problematic.” Mongering: A Guide to Drugs and Dis- leaders stamped on currencies. With this Keep on burning, Mr. Hunter.
Sadly, we will only be able to venture orders (Emdash Book Publishing), will one song, Hunter arguably out-Dylans
a guess at the body count. launch in October. Dylan in the lyrics game. mwiseguise@yahoo.com
34 . . AUGUST 2007



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