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"Dialogue" - A unique forum for the
sharing of perspectives and insights

Canada's Independent Voices!
~engaging critical thought and radical imagination

The AUTUMN 2018 Issue is now online!

full of powerful essays, articles, stories, poetry...
on our trip through the alphabet... This issue features U for
Unforgotten, Usury, Understanding, Unforgivable-Unlawful-Unbelievable,
Unmasking... Unsavoury, UFOs, Unbelievable, Untruths…

View earlier issues here

[Order a subscription to the print edition here
or call Maurice or Janet: 250-758-9877]

Deadline for the WINTER 2018-19 edition: DEC. 1st

In these challenging times, we remember our need for courage, creativity, wisdom... and humour!

And in this age of rampant information, 'infotainment'
and blatant misinformation, we might add...
the knowledge, insight and intuition needed
to understand what is true and real.

We dedicate this website to the deepening of our
understanding of the true role and potential of humanity
to create the world we want to live in.

Through words, images and inspired actions, Dialogue seeks: to reveal the rapacious systems and schemes working against the interests of people and all living things on Earth; while also supporting and empowering, in print, online and in our communities, the 'imaginal cells' of our individual lives, to help us create and nurture the better world that we know is possible.

This website is being developed for the readers and writers of Dialogue magazine – and for all who are seeking new perspectives and deeper understanding about what is going on in our world… in order to put their/our daily lives on a path that will help create a healthy and harmonious future for our planet.  We envision – and are working to create! – an interactive website that will be updated frequently with posts from the readers/writers and new visitors to our web forum, in the form of: letters, essays, cartoons, poetry, photos, art, alerts, events, blogs, comments, recommended reading (books, links & websites), videos ~ and any other creative format you dream up! 
[Please use the Submission page to forward content contributions; or email to: dialogue@dialogue.ca ]

Are you getting the knowledge & insights you need in order to understand what is happening in the world today?

  • Do you sometimes wonder if the mainstream media is giving you the whole (or true) story?
  • Do you believe you have a right to hear what is really going on – in Ottawa, the provinces and globally – and how it affects (or will affect) all of us in our local communities?
  • Do you ever wonder if the so-called 'opinion polls' actually reflect what ordinary people are thinking?
  • Do you want to hear what Canadians and others are really thinking and saying?

If you answered ‘YES’ to any of the above, then you will want to read Dialogue Magazineon line and in print – the home of “Canada’s Independent Voices” since 1987!

Read, write, have your say… in Canada’s unique, national, non-profit, volunteer-created magazine!

Dialogue publisher Maurice King with Penny

Penny enjoys the Springtime Sun while Dialogue publisher Maurice King enjoys a good book, on his patio in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, BC.

Dialogue magazine
is an independent, not-for-profit print periodical that began in 1987, as a forum of ideas, committed to freedom of expression.

As a volunteer-based alternative media, Dialogue features articles written and suggested by its readers across Canada and beyond.

Previously published from Quebec and Ontario, Dialogue magazine (since 2001) is compiled from the home of its publisher, Maurice King, and its editor, Janet Hicks King, in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, BC.

If you are in the neighbourhood, you are welcome to come by for a visit! [Tel. 250-758-9877; 6227 Groveland Dr., Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC]


Our goal is for this website to provide an interactive resource to support and enhance the communication and empowerment mission of Dialogue magazine.

There are many inspiring and informative sites on the Internet and our goal is to develop our web location as a home that brings together all the perspectives that 'truth-seeking troublemakers'* and creative activists might need or want to know – or want others to know - ideas that are important for moving us in the directions we want to go!

Through the original articles and referenced material and links on the site, we hope to encourage: critical thinking, deep understanding, ‘radical imagination,’ heart-centered consciousness, creative activism and effective local strategies ~ and a sense of humour to see us through difficult times!


If you have any ideas and suggestions for special features (and links to other sites) that you would like to see included here, please email me (Janet) at: dialogue@dialogue.ca

If you are a Dialogue columnist or writer, please email a biographical note and photo or favourite image, so we can build the page that will feature your contributions. Thanks!

While under development, this website is being hosted as dialogue2.ca - and the original site, www.dialogue.ca, now links to this site. Thank you for your patience – and even more, for your help – while we build and develop a new interactive website for Dialogue magazineWe hope you will join us in this exciting adventure by forwarding your suggestions, input or images.

Thank you, Janet
Volunteer editor of Dialogue, Nanaimo,
Vancouver Island, BC

Dialogue editor Janet with Penny at the beach, Neck Point Park, Nanaimo

If you would like to learn more, please contact us:

Email us
Tel. (250) 758-9877
6227 Groveland Dr., Nanaimo,
BC  V9V 1B1

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What is Dialogue Magazine?

THE AUTUMN ISSUE, featuring the letter "U" will be mailed to subscribers in a few days... You can read the digital edition online (at Issuu.com)

THE NEXT ISSUE - WINTER 2018-19: Deadline Dec. 1st (featuring the letter "V" as an optional theme!)
Please email letters, articles, artwork - including Cover submissions,  poetry, etc., for the Autumn Issue to: dialogue@dialogue.ca
- or use the Submission Page.

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To subscribe and to receive the Autumn issue in print, give us a call: 250-758-9877 on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. Or, on this website, you can:
Subscribe or order a Gift Subscription

Please send comments, inquiries or letters / essays / poetry / art  to dialogue@dialogue.ca
MAIL: 6227 Groveland Dr., Nanaimo, BC V9V 1B1 CANADA. Or use the Submission Page
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Links to earlier issues can be accessed here.

You can order a copy of the printed magazine!

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House of Commons E-Petition website: where you can search, view, sign, create, comment on e-petitions:


You can add & view events at the Current Events page.

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"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their "vital interests" are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the 'sanctity' of human life, or the 'conscience' of the civilized world." - James Baldwin, Source: page 489 of COLLECTED ESSAYS (1998), from chapter one of "The Devil Finds Work" (orig. pub. 1976)

"Since world war two we've managed to create history's first truly global empire. This has been done by the corporatocracy, which are a few men and women who run our major corporations and in doing so also run the U.S. government and many other governments around the world." - John Perkins, 2005, author of the book titled 'Confessions of and Economic Hit Man' 

In the struggle of Good against Evil, it's always the people who get killed. - Eduardo Galeano  

"It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely." - Leo Buscaglia, author and university professor (1924-1998) 

The above quotes are from ICH on Dec. 18-19, 2015: InformationClearingHouse

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