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The Canadian Progressive: Halifax-based rapper, Kyle McKenna, calls out Stephen Harper (VIDEO)

Inspired by Idle No More, frustrated by the continuing erosion of democracy under Conservative rule, Halifax-based rapper, Kyle McKenna, calls out Stephen Harper: What’s up Steve? We recommend: Hunger Striker Chief Theresa Spence’s Exclusive Interview With The CBC Canadians Mourn The Untimely “Death of Evidence” Three second rule for the wandering eye S.E.C.R.E.T: Canada’s Answer READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: 5 things you need to know about the State Department’s Keystone XL environmental impact assessment

By: Hannah McKinnon | Published by Environmental Defence on March 2, 2013: When the State Department in the U.S. released a draft environmental impact assessment of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on Friday, reaction across the continent was fast and furious. Here are a few key things that you need to know about this report. 1. The missing climate READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Bradley Manning Nobel Peace Prize Nomination 2013

By: Birgitta Jónsdóttir | Mar 1, 2013: February 1st 2013 the entire parliamentary group of The Movement in the Icelandic Parliament, the Pirates of the EU; representatives from the Swedish Pirate Party, the former Secretary of State in Tunisia for Sport & Youth nominated Private Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize. Following is the reasoning READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: PETITION: Tell the RCMP you stand with B.C.’s abused Aboriginal women

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, March 3, 2013: A recent scathing report by Human Rights Watch accused the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of excessive force, and physical and sexual assault of Aboriginal women and girls in northern British Columbia. Both Prime Minister Stephen Harper the RCMP responded to the report in a way human rights advocates deemed insensitive and insulting. READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Bradley Manning Tried New York Times, Washington Post Before WikiLeaks

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | March 3, 2013: Turns out Bradley Manning tried to leak to New York Times and the Washington Post before WikiLeaks. But he couldn’t breach the thick armor of the America’s mainstream media. Manning made the revelation in a 35-page statement he read to the military court on Thursday. Via the Guardian: Bradley Manning has READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: #freebrad: Tweeting Bradley Manning Trial Before US Military Court

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Feb. 28, 2013: #freebrad: Tweeting Bradley Manning trial before US military court, where the whistleblower has reportedly pleaded guilty to providing Wikileaks with confidential military material. But he has denied the charges relating to “aiding the enemy”, which is the most serious of all the charges he faces. Tweets about “#freebrad” The Canadian Progressive READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch To Thailand: Investigate Environmentalist’s Murder

Prajob exposed toxic waste dump; more than 30 activists killed since 2001 By: Human Rights Watch (Press Release)| Feb. 27, 2013: BANGKOK – Thai authorities should immediately investigate the murder of Prajob Nao-opas, a prominent environmentalist in Chachoengsao province, Human Rights Watch said today. The government’s measures to protect human rights defenders, including environmentalists, who stand up READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Lawyers, doctors take Harper government to court over refugee health-care cuts

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 25, 2013: Canadian refugee lawyers, advocacy groups, doctors and patients are banding together to file a lawsuit against the Harper government’s recent draconian cuts to health care for refugees. The group from the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL), Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care (CDRC), and three individual patients, says the cuts READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Adbusters: Why Harper Gets Away With It

In Canada, the environment dies while the press stands by. By Dugan Nichols | Adbusters | Feb. 20, 2013: Thanks to a hyperactive press, the energy baron agenda continues unabated. It’s a dangerous endgame indeed. You’ve heard the buzzwords involved – Enbridge, tar sands, Keystone XL – but maybe only as a jumble, a sick constellation READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian activist says Harper is wrong about Iran, gets CSIS visit

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 22, 2013: In January, 2012, outspoken labour and anti-racism activist, Ken Stone argued that “Harper is Wrong in Demonizing Iran” in an editorial piece published by the Hamilton Spectator. On January 15, 2013, two Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) agents showed up on his door and questioned him about the piece READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Environmental Activists “Threat To National Security”: Harper Government

RCMP and CSIS treat peaceful protest actions and questioning the Harper Government as ‘forms of attack’, label activists involved “national security threats”, documents reveal. By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 22, 2013: The Harper Government is intensifying its attacks on environmental and other activist movements in Canada, according to documents released under freedom of information laws, the Guardian READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Jeremy Hammond: Aaron Swartz & the Criminalization of Digital Dissent

It is not the “crimes” Aaron (Swartz) may have committed that made him a target of federal prosecution, but his ideas – elaborated in his “Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto” – that the government has found so dangerous. By Jeremy Hammond – #18729-424 | Metropolitan Correctional Center, Feb. 20, 2013: The tragic death of internet freedom fighter READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Bradley Manning: 40 cities around globe to protest 1,000th day of imprisonment without trial

PFC Manning, the source of WikiLeaks’ massive expose of U.S. foreign policy, has been in jail without for close to 1 000 days. By Nathan Fuller | Bradley Manning Support Network, Feb. 15, 2013: PFC Bradley Manning has been in jail awaiting trial for nearly 1,000 days for exposing war crimes, corruption, and widespread abuse. READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: “Forward on Climate”: 35 0000 March on Washington for Climate Action

By Sierra Club | Feb. 17, 2013: Washington, D.C. – Today, during President’s Day weekend, more than 35,000 people are marching to the President’s doorstep to support immediate action to contain climate change. People from more than 30 states across the country whose land, homes and health are being threatened by the climate crisis, as well as students, READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Forward On Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: Twitter Stream

Forward on Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: Twitter Stream Tweets by @ClimateForward The Canadian Progressive recommends: HISTORY: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17 Canada’s tar sands are the fifth largest climate threat in the world Grammy-award winning rapper Eve to perform at Forward On Climate rally

The Canadian Progressive: Forward On Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: PHOTOSTREAM

Forward On Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: PHOTOSTREAM The Canadian Progressive recommends: HISTORY: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17  

The Canadian Progressive: Grammy-award winning rapper Eve to perform at Forward On Climate rally

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 15, 2013: Grammy-award winning rapper Eve to perform at Forward On Climate rally in Washington D.C., Sunday, Feb 17, according the Sierra Club, one of the organizations leading and supporting the event. The details: What: Grammy-award winning rapper Eve and popular NY turntablist DJ Kalkutta will perform at the Forward on READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Prominent Canadians Support Forward on Climate Rally

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 15, 2013: Support from Naomi Klein, Maude Barlow, David Suzuki, and others: OAKLAND, Calif — Prominent Canadians from a variety of backgrounds have signed on to a letter in support of the “Forward on Climate” rally on February 17, when tens of thousands of committed activists will converge on Washington READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: HISTORY: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17

What: The largest Climate RALLY in U.S. history. When: February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (please arrive by 11:30 a.m.) Where: The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Who: Organizations leading and supporting rally Resources: 1. Speakers, Map, Weather, Transportation, Other Info; 2. Livestream From D.C.; 3. Press Inquiries; 4. Tar Sands; 5. Solidarity Rallies; 6. FAQ; 7. Related D.C. climate events this READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Sierra Club Greets President Obama In Atlanta With Climate Message

By Sierra Club | Feb. 14, 2013: ATLANTA, GA – As President Obama visits Decatur today, members of the Georgia Beyond Coal Campaign will rally around the downtown Decatur MARTA station to call on the president to protect future generations by addressing climate disruption with bold executive action to hold fossil fuel polluters accountable and kick start READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL pipeline: Leaders in historical act of civil disobedience in front of White House

48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders engage in historic act of civil disobedience to stop Keystone XL pipeline. Julian Bond, Bill McKibben, Michael Brune, and others arrested in front of White House in call for action on climate. By Sierra Club | Feb. 13, 2013: WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, 48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Climate Action Now!: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17th

via Sierra Club: Crippling drought. Devastating wildfires. Superstorm Sandy. Climate has come home — and the American people get it. What: The largest climate rally in U.S. history. When: February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (please arrive by 11:30 a.m.) Where: The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Gather at the northeast corner of the Washington Monument (Closest Metro subway READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: VICTORY: Canadians Killed Harper’s Internet Surveillance Bill C-30

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 12, 2013: Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s Internet surveillance Bill C-30 is dead. The demise of the deceptively christened Protecting Children From Internet Predators Act is a victory for the Internet. For Canadian democracy. For Canadians. Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson confirmed it yesterday when he announced that the Conservatives won’t be pursuing the READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Freedom of Press Under Attack in Montreal (VIDEO)

During the Quebec student protests against the tuition hikes, members of the press came under attack by the SPVM (Montreal Police). This video aims to raise the issue of press freedom in face of suppressive and brutal tactics by the SPVM to deny access of coverage to members of the media. The Canadian Progressive recommends: READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: City of Vaughan Twitter update calls residents “f–knuts”

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 8, 2013: Would a 2 feet snowstorm, the worst seen in your town cause you to Twitter-curse fellow townsfolk for not putting their cars in the garage? If you’re one of two corporate communications managing persons responsible for the official Twitter account of the City of Vaughan, Ontario. Or you’re the hacker READ MORE