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The Canadian Progressive: Canadian WW2 Veteran: “At 91, I am history, and I fear its repetition” [VIDEO]

Smith, 91, one of the last remaining Canadian World War 2 veterans, fears that unrestrained capitalism is killing collective rights and western democracy.

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The Canadian Progressive: PR Firm Navigator Dumps Jian Ghomeshi

High profile public relations firm Navigator announces it’s no longer representing beleaguered former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

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The Canadian Progressive: Ghomeshi claims he was fired by CBC over sex allegations

The plot is thickening around Jian Ghomeshi’s departure from the CBC as the radio star announces a $50-million lawsuit against the public broadcaster.

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The Canadian Progressive: CBC severs ties with popular Q host Jian Ghomeshi

The CBC announced Sunday it had severed its ties with Jian Ghomeshi, the popular host of the public broadcaster’s cultural affairs radio show Q.

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The Canadian Progressive: Canadian-American feminist cancels talk after “Montreal Massacre style” threat

Anita Sarkeesian, a prominent Canadian-American feminist cultural critic, was forced to cancel an appearance at Utah State University after receiving threats of a Montreal Massacre-style attack.

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The Canadian Progressive: Gazonto: Imagining Toronto Being Bombed Like Gaza (Video)

With short film, Gazonto, Canadian filmmaker and activist John Greyson reimagines Toronto as Gaza being bombed by Israel during the ongoing Gaza conflict.

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The Canadian Progressive: 40 journalists protest plans to nuke CBC documentary team

40 journalists write to CBC President and CEO Hubert Lacroix and Executive Vice-President Heather Conway to protest plans to nuke the CBC documentary team.

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: National Aboriginal Day Celebrated in Canada

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people from all backgrounds gathered all over Canada to celebrate National Aboriginal Day, which honours First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples’ invaluable contributions to our history and culture.

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The Canadian Progressive: Neil Young’s 4-city concerts to benefit First Nation’s tar sands fight

Neil Young’s 4-city Canadian concert tour to raise money to support the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s legal defense against tar sands developments.

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The Canadian Progressive: Toronto Police have video showing Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine

Toronto Police announced Thursday morning they have the infamous video showing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. Enough! Time for Ford to go!

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The Canadian Progressive: New book articulates Harper’s unrelenting war on Canadian science

“The War On Science: Muzzled Scientists and Willful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada”, a new book by Canadian author Chris Turner, presents “a passionate and meticulously researched argument” against the Conservatives unrelenting war on Canadian science.

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The Canadian Progressive: Blue Future: In Ottawa, Barlow to launch book on global water crisis

by: Obert Madondo

Image: Council of Canadians

Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever, Maude Barlow’s new book on global water crisis solutions, launches in Ottawa on Tuesday, October 1. Why this is important? Blue Future is “a powerful, penetrating, and timely look at the global water crisis — and what we can do to prevent it.”

Details:

WHAT: Book launch of Blue Future, with author Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians

WHEN: 7:00pm, Tuesday, October 1, 2013

WHERE: Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street

TICKETS: $5 in advance (in-store (Read more…)

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The Canadian Progressive: Maude Barlow: Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever

In her new book, Blue Future, international bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow warns about the grave consequences of the deepening global water crisis.

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The Canadian Progressive: Why Canadians Should Reject The Russell Williams Crime Movie

“An Officer and a Murderer” celebrates Russell Williams heinous crimes and violence against Canadian women, says The Canadian Progressive publisher, Obert Madondo

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The Canadian Progressive: CBC: Friends of Canadian Broadcasting launch anti-Harper ad [VIDEO]

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has launched an anti-Harper ad, urges Canadians to resist the Conservatives’ plan to “undermine the CBC’s editorial independence and turn our national public broadcaster into a government propaganda machine – a state broadcaster!”

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The Canadian Progressive: Canadians oppose Harper’s dictatorship-style plan to gut the CBC

According to a new Nanos poll, 81% of Canadians oppose Stephen Harper’s dictatorship-style plan to seize control of the CBC and gut its editorial independence.

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The Canadian Progressive: Trailer for Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Movie

Here’s the trailer for MaddAddam, the much-anticipated film based on the final novel in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian trilogy.

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The Canadian Progressive: Official trailer for the Wikileaks movie “The Fifth Estate”

A dramatic thriller based on real events, The Fifth Estate reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned WikiLeaks into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.

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The Canadian Progressive: Astronaut Chris Hadfield to write “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life”

by: Obert Madondo | @Obiemad:

Astronaut Chris Hadfield. (Photo: Canadian Space Agency)

On October 29, expect an awesome book penned by recently-retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

The book will be titled “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”. Strange title, isn’t it? Gives the impression that the book is targeted at the astronauts corps. That it will discuss how to survive on earth after life in space.

But don’t mind me.

I’m sure the book, being published by Random House Canada, will give unparalleled insights into Hadfield’s training and work as an astronaut. It will explain what it means (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: Ads on CBC Radio a serious blow to public broadcasting in Canada

By: Friends of Canadian Broadcasting | Press Release:

TORONTO, May 28, 2013 – CBC’s new licences, announced this morning by Canada’s broadcast regulator, are the culmination of years of neglect by successive governments and the product of the Harper Conservatives’ hostility toward public broadcasting in Canada.

The CRTC renewed the licences for all of the CBC’s broadcast services, giving the green light for a three-year period to the CBC’s request to introduce ads on Radio Two and its French language counterpart Espace Musique. Should the CBC wish to extend radio advertising beyond three years, it would have to seek (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: Multi-Racial Cheerios Commercial Provokes Barrage of Racist Comments

This multi-racial Cheerios commercial has provoked a barrage of racist comments on YouTube, Reddit, Facebook and other social media. Some of the bigots said the commercial was so “disgusting” it made them “want to vomit”, made “references to Nazis, ‘troglodytes’ and ‘racial genocide’.”

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The Canadian Progressive: An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal [VIDEO]

An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal: 21-year old Corey Charron dishes out on fictional experience smoking cocaine with the beleaguered Toronto Mayor.

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The Canadian Progressive: CBC threatens to take Harper Government to court over budget Bill C-60

The CBC is threatening to take the Harper Conservatives to court over their attempt to impose dictatorship-style control on the Crown corporation through budget Bill C-60.

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The Canadian Progressive: WikiLeaks Leaks Transcript of Hollywood Doc on Julian Assange, Online Activism

WikiLeaks leaks transcript of “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks”, the Hollywood doc on Julian Assange and online activism a day before the $2 million vindictive and biased film is publicly released.

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