Mankind, like the proverbial lobster in the pot, is becoming conditioned to losing rights and freedoms at an alarming rate.
‘Orwell wrote 1984 as a warning. He felt that if someone didn’t sound the alarm loudly enough, eventually a lot of the freedoms he cherished would be lost. -’CBC News
Little do they . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Big Brother’s power is building, warns George Orwell biographer
A Canadian Christian priest has condemned the Harper Conservative government for its “bigoted decision” to cancel the contracts of non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons. Father Malcolm French, a priest with the Anglican Church of Canada, says the decision is an “assault on religious freedom.” On Thursday, the CBC News reported that Public Safety minister Vic . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Christian priest rebukes Harper Gvt for nuking non-Christian prison chaplains
As Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s niece Krista advises women to avoid sexual assault – by not dressing like “whores” – a recent victim offers a personal response.
No doubt, Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are determined to create a Canadian nationalism that is both socially conservative and loyal to the British Empire. Their key strategy is to radically revise history and suppress certain moments that do not identify with past Conservative leaders. This penchant for naked revisionism has led to a molestation . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Harper Determined to Erase Pierre Trudeau From Public Consciousness
via Occupy Los Angeles:
On July 12th, participants in OccupyLA met to raise awareness for unlawful arrests of activists that had been targeting a lobby group with a stranglehold on power over local and state politics. The activists handed out chalk and shared the story of unlawful arrests and police repression. The LAPD responded by . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Movement Call for Global Day of Action: Chalkupy the World!
Since Harper has been Prime Minister, I don’t think anyone would argue, there has been a bit of a crackdown on journalists. First, he told Canada that he would no longer tolerate press conferences, because those pesky interviewers dared to ask him some tough questions.
Then Conservatives had the RCMP haul away journalists in the . . . → Read More: Jacked Up: So much for freedom of the press