Views from the Beltline: Supporting the Guardian

I usually start my day taking a look around the world to see what’s going on. The look includes perusing three websites, the CBC, the Guardian and Al Jazeera, and sometimes others if my curiosity persists. All of these are offered free, and freeloading had began to bother my conscience a little. Gathering and collating ...

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] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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 ...

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: Recommend this Post

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 strike on ...

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

Qatari poet Muhammad ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami was sentenced to life in prison for writing and performing a poem celebrating Tunisia’s Arab Spring. The poet’s lawyer, who is appealing the decision, has said that the trial was held in secret, the poet was not allowed to defend himself or even to enter a plea. According to ...

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 ...

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 steered ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...