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The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands Destroying Mother Earth [VIDEO]

This amazing Al Jazeera short documentary describes how the Alberta tar sands operations are destroying Mother Earth and the lives of First Nation communities in the heart of the tar sands. The post Alberta Tar Sands Destroying Mother Earth [VIDEO] a… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands Destroying Mother Earth [VIDEO]

Politics and its Discontents: This Is What Real Protest Looks Like

All Canadians could learn a lot from the Brits: London, United Kingdom – Activists and trade union leaders have called for a general strike and a mass campaign of civil disobedience to bring down the country’s new right-wing government as hundreds of thousands took to the streets of London and other cities to protest against . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: This Is What Real Protest Looks Like

The Canadian Progressive: Retrial of Al Jazeera Journalists Must Pave Way to Their Unconditional Freedom

Egypt’s retrial of Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and two other jailed Al Jazeera journalists acknowledges major flaws in their original convictions, says Amnesty International.

The post Retrial of Al Jazeera Journalists Must Pave Way to Their Unconditional Freedom appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: The Truth No Amount of Propaganda Can Hide

The following pictures of the devastation in Gaza wrought by the Israeli onslaught are all from Al Jazeera:

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The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Indigenous #IdleNoMore Movement Gains Momentum (VIDEO)

First Nations groups denied their constitutionally-protected rights, targeted by the Harper Conservative government In Canada, #IdleNoMore, an indigenous rights movement that started as a small social media campaign, is gaining momentum. The movement is spearheaded by Chief Theresa Spence, the leader of the Attawapiskat First Nation, who is now on Day 23 of a hunger . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Indigenous #IdleNoMore Movement Gains Momentum (VIDEO)

Art Threat: Qatari poet jailed for life for poem celebrating Arab Spring

Qatar is home to the international news network Al Jazeera, including Al Jazeera English whose coverage of the middle-east and international news in general has garnered increasing respect from Western audiences. It is a cruel irony indeed that the government that funds such journalistic integrity also restricts freedom of speech in such a violent and reactionary manner. . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Qatari poet jailed for life for poem celebrating Arab Spring

Dead Wild Roses: Gaza and Western Media – Charlotte Silver

“Since Israel’s brutal 21-day assault on Gaza in the winter of ’08-’09 (dubbed by Israeli politicians as Operation Cast Lead) that led to over 1,400 Palestinian deaths – of which 930 were civilians including many women and children – followed by its deadly raid on a civilian Turkish ship headed to Gaza in June 2010 […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Gaza and Western Media – Charlotte Silver

Drive-by Planet: Canada-Israel relationship: BBC survey and ‘Fault Lines’ report

With discussion of a possible boycott of goods from Israeli settlements heating up this week, the question is often asked why Canada is taking such a marked pro-Israel stance. Really that is more about perceptions than reality. The majority of Canadians are far from ardent pro-Israel supporters. The face of ‘pro-Israel Canada’ is being . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Canada-Israel relationship: BBC survey and ‘Fault Lines’ report

Dead Wild Roses: Perverting Music – The United States Torture Program – The Sounds of War

 

“It is music’s capacity to take over your mind and invade your inner experience that makes it so terrifying as a potential weapon.“

– Thomas Keenan, the director of the Human Right’s Project at Bard College

Hey, surprise we’re not the good guys. Ever. This is all from Al-Jazeera and I guarantee it will . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Perverting Music – The United States Torture Program – The Sounds of War

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Al Jazeera Reports On The Enbridge Pipeline

It would be great if we could get some in-depth reporting on the issues surrounding the Alberta tar/bitumen sands  from the Canadian media (from some place other than the completely terrific Tyee that is). For now however, we have to rely on organizations like Al Jazeera to provide us with the kind of quality reportage . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Al Jazeera Reports On The Enbridge Pipeline

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Al Jazeera Reports On The Enbridge Pipeline

It would be great if we could get some in-depth reporting on the issues surrounding the Alberta tar/bitumen sands  from the Canadian media (from some place other than the completely terrific Tyee that is). For now however, we have to rely on organ… . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Al Jazeera Reports On The Enbridge Pipeline

Bill Longstaff: Al Jazeera’s Bahrain doc wins another award

For a definitive record of the 2011 protests against the kleptocratic Al Khalifa family, rulers of Bahrain, one cannot do better than the Al Jazeera documentary “Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark.” The courage and spirit of the uprising is well laid out as is the grim and sickening detail of its repression.

The film has . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Al Jazeera’s Bahrain doc wins another award

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Some Truth About The Tar Sands

There has been an unending stream of propaganda coming from the people in big-oil about the tar sands. In particular a group that calls themselves CAPP (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) representing the exploiters of the tar sands, have bee… . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Some Truth About The Tar Sands

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Some Truth About The Tar Sands

There has been an unending stream of propaganda coming from the people in big-oil about the tar sands. In particular a group that calls themselves CAPP (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) representing the exploiters of the tar sands, have been busy greenwashing the destruction that is taking place in Alberta through a series of print . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Some Truth About The Tar Sands