ByOctober 19, 2004
Dance to the Music of Prophets Mending the World by Linda Siebenga, Blackfalds, Alberta.
Critics say George W. Bush’s ballistic missile defence shield would be hyper-expensive, ineffective, dangerous – an exquisite symbol of government gone bad, draining public resources into a mad dream. Janet Somerville felt certain she’d read this story before. She had, in the story of King Solomon.
By any standard, the 1980s had been a gung-ho decade for Citizens for Public Justice. The growing team of Board and staff members had taken on new issues for research and action. They had opened offices in three provinces. They had gone all-out for change on concrete issues from the land rights of the Dene Nation to the recycling of city garbage. They had agreed on foundational documents, seized moments on radio and televison, and started Catalyst.