Cowichan Conversations: All Governments Lie-An Investigation Of The Corporate Media

  The State of the Corporate Media today-A Critique Anna Maria Tremonti interviews Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Fred Peabody an independent Canadian journalist and film-maker whose documentary-‘All Governments Lie’ will be released Read more…

A Different Point of View....: 50 years of great Investigative Journalism, from ‘This Hour’ to Amy Goodman

Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to hear some of North America’s top investigative journalists speak. One recent evening it was Amy Goodman, the amazing do-it-all journalist with Democracy Now, the independent U.S. radio and TV program. She gave an uplifting (for any journalist or would-be journalist) talk – ironically from the bowels of ...

Politics and its Discontents: Politics and its Discontents 2015-01-02 11:29:00

Yesterday, The Mound of Sound had a post on the role that Pope Francis is playing in the climate change debate. Given his growing moral authority and extensive popularity throughout the world, those with vested interests in retaining the status quo that is destroying the earth, and their aiders and abettors, (Stephen Harper et alia), ...

The Canadian Progressive: American Jewish Leader Henry Siegman on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents” (VIDEO)

“A slaughter of innocents,” Henry Siegman, an American Jewish leader and leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, says of Israel’s ongoing war crimes in Gaza. The post American Jewish Leader Henry Siegman on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents” (VIDEO) appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: The World Cup You Won’t See on TV: Protests, Tear Gas, Displaced Favela Residents

Democracy Now! discusses the stuff you won’t see on TV during the ongoing 2014 World Cup competition in Brazil: poverty, protests, tear gas, and displaced favela fesidents. The post The World Cup You Won’t See on TV: Protests, Tear Gas, Displaced Favela Residents appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

Politics and its Discontents: For Those Who Don’t Know Their Place

What do you do when citizens believe that democratic rights should be more than an illusion? Call in the authorities to remind them of their true place in the foodchain. On a related topic, The Star’s Rosie DiManno has an excoriating assessment of yet another free pass given by the SIU to the officers involved ...

Cowichan Conversations: Edward Snowden Allowed Into Russia Weeks After Outing Himself as the NSA Leaker

The National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been given permission leave the Moscow airport where he has been stranded for over a month. Snowden applied for…  Read More

Cowichan Conversations: Democracy Now on the Death of Hugo Chavez

    Take a few minutes to watch and listen to Amy Goodman one of our top alternate journalists as she hosts a panel discussion  the death of Hugo Chavez.      

The Canadian Progressive: “We Steal Secrets”: The Story of WikiLeaks (VIDEO)

by Guest Blogger | Jan 27, 2013: Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney discusses his new documentary, “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” with Amy Goodman, the host of Democracy Now!  The film examines the key players involved in the whistleblowing website’s release of hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. The ...

Cowichan Conversations: Unist’ot’en Action Camp: Stopping Pipelines In Their Tracks

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger It struck me from the outset that the Natives were Canada’s best chance for pushback against corporate and oil and gas interests. Who else could or would stop the Enbridge Pipeline, the Keystone, the Pacific Trails Pipeline, the fracking? The NDP today is a mere shadow of the past progressive force that ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: The Invisible War: Rape, Sexual Assault Epidemic in U.S. Military (VIDEO)

Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman unpacks  ”The Invisible War” a new documentary that examines the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military. She speaks to Trina McDonald and Kori Cioca, two subjects of the film, and the film’s Academy Award-nominated director, Kirby Dick. A recent military survey shows that “the number of reported violent ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Alice Walker: Racism, Violence Against Women Are Global Issues (VIDEO)

On the 30th anniversary of the publication of her groundbreaking novel “The Color Purple,” American author, poet and activist Alice Walker sat down with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, and discussed the novel’s enduring legacy, racism, violence against women, Obama’s presidency and global issues. When Goodman probed her role as a prominent Middle East peace ...

Canadian Progressive: Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Later: A Roundtable Discussion

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman hosts a roundtable discussion of Occupy Wall Street movement on its 1 year anniversary with the following experts: Frances Fox Piven, an author and professor at City University of New York who has studied social movements for decades; Nathan Schneider, editor of the blog Waging Nonviolence, which has extensively covered ...

Politics and its Discontents: Media Quietude Over Climate Change

A few months ago, when we were seeing mid-summer temperatures during early spring, I remember Tom Brown, the CTV weatherman, looking grim and saying words to the effect that “This is something we all need to be concerned about.” It was, I assume, a brave but oblique allusion to climate change. Why brave? Since it ...