Recently I wrote a brief post directing readers to a story written by Chris Hedges. Hedge’s piece, entitled The Crucifixion of Tomas Young, conveyed the very sad story, one that has probably been lived out many times, of a young man, paralyzed in Iraq in 2004, who has made the decision to die by refusing to take nourishment. His is an age-old tale of a naive but well-intentioned response to the patriotic call to war by a government adept at cynically manipulating its populace for its own immoral purposes (think access to oil as an example) and then ultimately
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by Obert Madondo | Huffington Post Blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/obert-madondo/chief-theresa-spences-her_b_2408049.html Hunger-striking Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence is the reincarnation of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. She is becoming the greatest moral and political leader of our time. In fact, Chief Theresa Spence’s courage and sacrifice already eclipses that of South Africa’s globally-celebrated anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela. READ MORE
I have been writing on environmental issues on the popular news blog Huffington Post going on five years now but I am not sure if I will continue.
One of the Globe and Mail’s senior copy editors writes a headline while a Pagemasters NA trainee looks on. Globe editors may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Globe Publisher Phillip Crawley.
In the 21st Century, corporate bosses aren’t opposed to journalists making a fortune – as long as they make it for someone else.So while the Toronto Globe and Mail struggles with technological and social changes that have driven its business model toward obsolescence, it is also launching an attack on its unionized journalistic workforce under the cover of Internet-caused hard times.
This is the story behind Part
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General Motors is breaking up with the Heartland Institute, announcing recently that the company will discontinue funding to the notorious climate-denying spin shop.
The move by GM comes in direct response to a national outreach campaign organized by Forecast the Facts, which garnered more than 20,000 people, including 10,000 GM vehicle owners, calling on GM to drop its financial support of the Heartland Institute.
"We applaud GM’s decision and the message it sends: that it is no longer acceptable for corporations to promote the denial of climate change, and that support for an organization like Heartland
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Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have to wait until . . . → Read More: Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012
Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have to wait until 2013. Instead of Occupy, social media and specific protests around the
I’ll be brief about this because I’ve written about it before. Huffington Post made a name for itself by bringing a centre-left edge to political blogs, presenting a fresher view of the world than the more staid traditional media. Sure, it is rife with gossip and non-political reportage, but it still maintained a snarky, somewhat progressive slant.
So, I’m wondering why Arianna Huffington
As much guff as I give to Huffington Post, it has some good writers who visit once in awhile. Jimmy Kimmel’s Jonathan Bines is such an asset, writing the ” first comprehensive Republican-to-English dictionary”.Example:Warming (Global): An anomalous, an… . . . → Read More: How to Speak Conservative
frack.jpeg The oil and gas industry has a long history of resisting public accountability and protective standards, and generally avoiding tough questions about its practices and attacking its cr… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Gas Industry Front Group Called Out By RFK Jr Attempts To Spin Facts Yet Again
This is one of the most disgusting stories I have read on the Huffington Post, and I am a regular reader of the Post. It is about a bridesmaid having sex with the groom. It is so disgusting that I will provide the link but I will not post the video on … . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Has Huffington Post run out of stories?
It is 6:40 am (Atlantic) time here in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Conor, my 6 feet tall, 15 year old son with Autistic Disorder, is now relatively quiet after several hours of screaming and crying. The noise was accompanied by periodic o… . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Reality Check: Huffington Post Now Misrepresents Autism Disorders
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When the Huffington Post merged with AOL there were some who wondered about the impact of the deal on the Huffington Post’s positioning outside the news establishment. Emily Bell explored this concern at the UK’s Guardian in AOL + Huffington Post = di… . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: The Huffington Post’s Autism Big News Page Ain’t What It Used To Be
That Danielle Crittenden is a columnist for The Huffington Post is curious enough, but her piece today on 9/11 seems a little .. well, unseemly. This once ‘proud wife’ of the ‘axis of evil’ author and stepdaughter of the evil Peter Worthington, Is… . . . → Read More: Am I the only one who feels a little uncomfortable with Mrs. David Frum penning a column on 9/11?
The Huffington Post, which has recently launched its Canadian version, receives both praise and criticism from all sorts of people. The Right hates it because it’s progressive voice online. It serves as an aggregate news site that caters to progressive… . . . → Read More: Leftist Jab: The Huffington Post Is Not A Sweatshop
Climate Quote of the Day: But even though we don’t have all the answers — and maybe never will — we do know enough to act. And that is really the bigger point, the one I try to bring home when the phone rings. The recent National Rese… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate Scientist Heidi Cullen On The “C-Word”
Writing for the next week from Woodstock New York while attending the Tenth Annual Woodstock Film Festival.Some of my reviews and reflections will be available on Huffington Post, whose senior editor Stewart Nusbaumer has assisted me with credentialling, etc. I remain hopeful that a Canadian publication will be interested in purchasing some of these interviews and articles. Wow, has journalism
That’s according to Glenn Beck and Fox news. Joseph Palermo at Huffington Post had quite a take on this kind of spin.
From his article:
In Beck’s world President Obama brings “identity politics” and “political correctness” to the White House, and it’s the “Left” that is “racist” because unlike conservatives, who judge people only on their individual merits and character (the three white men sitting at Beck’s table nodding in agreement), all liberals see is people of different races and classes and genders, which “divides” America. And Obama’s “socialistic” policies are leading people of dubious sanity to become unglued, and
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