Category: 130 Degrees

Michael is an ecologist and lives in Wageningen in the Netherlands. For more than 30 years, he has been researching and writing on health, food security and justice in situations of social and environmental change. He has lived and worked in Benin, Rwanda, India, Philippines and Britain. A native of Montreal, he keeps a canoe in his garden.

Inclusive liberation

Inclusive Liberation May 5 is Bevrijdingsdag – Liberation Day – in the Netherlands. The festivities are concentrated here in Wageningen because this is where the Canadian General Charles Foulkes took the German army’s surrender...

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Colonialism: over there or underfoot

It’s not a word the Dutch have much trouble with. “Yes, of course we had colonies and got rich from them.” Most would likely be able to say this without a shudder. Many live in fine houses, some more than a century old, built...

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Political Cultures

by Michael Loevinsohn That’s 130 degrees east of Cumberland, and many meters lower. That’s where I’m writing from: a town called Wageningen in the middle of the Netherlands on one of the branches of the Rhine. A university town,...

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9:00 am Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
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Each Saturday features a delicious recipe from the North Island Chefs Association – and of course all of the wonderful local producers of vegetables, meats, baking, preserves, fish and more! See you at the Native[...]

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