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Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say

ILLUSTRATIONS: A map showing some of the countries in which the United States has interfered in the political process (grabbed from Geology.com). Below: U.S. CIA Director John O. Brennan, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candid… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say

Politics, Re-Spun: Cheap T-Shirts Keep Harper in Power

Whenever I read stories about corporations wanting to do the right thing, I never hold my breath. Clothing corporations, the sector where “sweatshops” originates, want us to believe they care. They don’t.

Read what nonsense they are trying to peddle to get us off their back for exploiting people so we can have cheap t-shirts. . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Cheap T-Shirts Keep Harper in Power

Cowichan Conversations: A Closer Look with Jody Paterson

Jody Paterson

Many of us miss reading Jody Paterson’s columns and articles in the Victoria Times-Colonist. A couple of years ago she signed on with CUSO and headed down to Honduras, along with her partner and journalist Paul Willcox.

Friend and Cowichan Conversations contributor Don Maroc has been in touch with her and . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: A Closer Look with Jody Paterson

The Canadian Progressive: Honduras passes new Canada-supported anti-democratic mining law

Honduran Mining Law Passed and Ratified, but the Fight is Not Over by Mining Watch Canada | Jan. 24, 2013: OTTAWA – On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, the Honduran Congress quickly passed and ratified a new mining law that had been developed with support from the Canadian International Development Agency against the will of important . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Honduras passes new Canada-supported anti-democratic mining law

Art Threat: Montreal-North stand up: part two – An interview with MC Emrical on the fourth anniversary of the death of Fredy Villanueva

While Chuck D’s famous phrase “Rap is CNN for black people,” has been quoted by countless ‘reality’ rappers, there are few artists who have embraced the concept as throughly as Emrical. The only difference is that in this case the Montreal-based emcee reports from the racially diverse low-income community of Montreal-North.

Emrical’s latest . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Montreal-North stand up: part two – An interview with MC Emrical on the fourth anniversary of the death of Fredy Villanueva

Art Threat: Farmers fight back against Honduran elite – Friday Film Pick: Resistencia

Produced by Amy Miller, the documentarian behind MYTHS FOR PROFIT and her much-anticipated follow-up THE CARBON RUSH, this week’s Friday Film Pick is the film-in-progress RESISTENCIA. Directed by Jesse Freeston, the documentary follows the land-and-rights struggle by farmers against Miguel Facussé, the richest man in Honduras. Freeston is a committed human rights activist who . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Farmers fight back against Honduran elite – Friday Film Pick: Resistencia