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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

– Genevieve LeBaron, Johanna Montgomerie, and Daniela Tepe-Belfrage write that inequality is getting worse in the UK based on class, gender and all kinds of other grounds, while a supposed “recovery” isn’t benefiting anybody except the people who least need it: (E)conomic policies associated with ‘recovery’ in the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

Politics and its Discontents: On The Sinister Implications of Bill C-51

One of the biggest threats posed by Bill C-51, the anti-terrorism legislation so loved of the Harper cabal, is that it could be used to criminalize dissent.

Jesse Brown, over at CanadaLand, offers an anonymously uploaded YouTube video, shot during Saturday’s “Stop C-51” Rally on Parliament Hill, that would seem to confirm our biggest fears:

. . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: On The Sinister Implications of Bill C-51

Politics and its Discontents: Jesse Brown Was right: The CBC Did Cave

A week ago I wrote a post based on a report by Canadaland’s Jesse Brown asserting that pressure had been exerted by the Keilburger organization over a documentary from the CBC’s Doc Zone exploring the dark side of ‘voluntourism.’ Originally scheduled to air in March, it was pulled from the lineup due to what the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Jesse Brown Was right: The CBC Did Cave

Politics and its Discontents: CBC: The Appeasement Continues*

Those who read my blog on a regular basis will know that I have felt disaffected from the CBC for some time. While I am a supporter of public broadcasting and believe in its adequate funding, the CBC’s futile policy of appeasing its Conservative overlords has eroded my respect for the institution. As well, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: CBC: The Appeasement Continues*

Politics and its Discontents: Canadaland Does It Again

Jesse Brown’ Canadaland, the investigative website whose work allowed The Toronto Star to develop its series uncovering the Jian Ghomeshi scandal, is once again proving its worth in a landscape littered with corporate news media. This time it has discovered, thanks to a tip from a reader, the mysterious removal by Global News of . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Canadaland Does It Again

Montreal Simon: One More Reason the CBC’s Managers Must Be Fired

Last night I wrote about the CBC and said that if it was in trouble people should blame the Harper regime and its managers, not its workers.

For it was its useless managers who created the celebrity culture that allowed "stars" like Jian Ghomeshi to bully those who worked for him.

Or allowed people . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: One More Reason the CBC’s Managers Must Be Fired

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.

– Tim Harper writes that Stephen Harper’s “lone gunman” argument – already implausible in light of the number of Senators and staffers required to cover up the Clusterduff – is falling apart at the seams. But Gloria Galloway notes that the Senators can bail out with their pensions as . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

An individual with opinions.: Jesse Brown gets it.

He’s a quote from him, on The Agenda regarding the Wentegate.”It’s not Darn Trends. It’s not Darn Internet [that caused Wente’s plagiarism]. We’re talking about a specific thing here…. It’s not so much the  [Wente] response, but is the Globe [an… . . . → Read More: An individual with opinions.: Jesse Brown gets it.

An individual with opinions.: Jesse Brown gets it.

He’s a quote from him, on The Agenda regarding the Wentegate.

“It’s not Darn Trends. It’s not Darn Internet [that caused Wente’s plagiarism]. We’re talking about a specific thing here…. It’s not so much the  [Wente] response, but is the Globe [and Mail] okay? And this brings up questions about the Globe that needs to . . . → Read More: An individual with opinions.: Jesse Brown gets it.