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cartoon life: Why #LondonOnt needs a new PAC

Here’s the pics:

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/what-the-world-will-look-like-if-all-the-ice-melts-20131107-2x2p9.html?rand=1383783792714

And here’s North America. London sits neatly in the middle of the Great Lakes Triangle in South Western Ontario.

New Shorelines. SWO remains dry.

And here’s why London Ontario needs a Performing Arts Centre: All those people driven inland from rising oceans and aggressive shorelines will have to go somewhere. And when they get here, they’ll want something to entertain them.

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The Ranting Canadian: Diane Francis is an imbecile and a traitor. The Chicago-born…

Diane Francis is an imbecile and a traitor. The Chicago-born conservative immigrant to Canada should be deported to her homeland, as should all foreign-born right-wing elitists who want to give away Canadians’ sovereignty as if it’s no big deal. Canadian-born traitors like Stephen J. Harper and his spineless sycophants will require another kind of treatment.

Francis, the American/Canadian dual citizen, recently wrote a shitty book (and an opinion piece in the money-losing Conservative Party propaganda rag National Post) arguing that Canada and the United States should merge into one country. In her Harper-like column full of inaccuracies and of (Read more…)

LeDaro: Oprah Winfrey faces racism in Switzerland

Racism is well and alive in Europe and North America. Oprah Winfrey was denied service at a store in Zurich, Switzerland. She said she had similar experiences in America. Earlier Barack Obama commenting on Trayon Martin case stated that he faced similar treatment as he was growing up. It is a very sad state of affairs right into the 21st century.

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“She explained further that she had gone into the shop, asked to see a particular bag, and was denied by the shop assistant. When she (Read more…)

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The Canadian Progressive: Gordon Nixon: RBC chief among the most overpaid bank CEOs in North America

According to Bloomberg Markets, Royal Bank of Canada President and CEO, Gordon Nixon, is among the most overpaid bank CEOs in North America. Now we know what the RBC did with the profits made from hiring cheap temporary foreign workers, and from the Harper government’s secret $114 billion bailout during the 2008-10 global financial crisis.

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The Canadian Progressive: Forward On Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: PHOTOSTREAM

Forward On Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: PHOTOSTREAM The Canadian Progressive recommends: HISTORY: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17  

The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL pipeline: Leaders in historical act of civil disobedience in front of White House

48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders engage in historic act of civil disobedience to stop Keystone XL pipeline. Julian Bond, Bill McKibben, Michael Brune, and others arrested in front of White House in call for action on climate. By Sierra Club | Feb. 13, 2013: WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, 48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Excessive corporate rights in Canada-EU CETA trade deal unacceptable to Canadians and Europeans

Transatlantic Statement Opposing Excessive Corporate Rights (Investor-State Dispute Settlement) in the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) By Trade Justice Network | Feb. 5, 2013: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and OTTAWA, ONTARIO and MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Labour, environmental, Indigenous, women’s, academic, health sector and fair trade organizations from Europe, Canada and Quebec representing more than 65 million READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Sierra Club Canada: Great Lakes organizations alarmed with IJC’s ‘advice’

Great Lakes organizations alarmed with the International Joint Commission’s “Adaptive Management” advice instead of dealing with a significant cause of the record-setting low water levels on Lakes Michigan/Huron/Georgian Bay by Sierra Club Canada | Feb. 4, 2013: TORONTO – As water levels in Lakes Michigan, Huron and Georgian Bay set new monthly record lows, the READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Ontario Phases Out Coal, First in North America to Do So

A decade ago, Ontario fired 25 percent of its grid from coal. Now Canada’s most populous province will phase out its entire coal fleet by the end of the year to become the first jurisdiction in North America to do so. RELATED: Ontario’s Next Premier: Andrea Horwath Ontario New Democrats Steer Clear of US-Style Dirty READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Sierra Club to engage in civil disobedience to stop Canadian tar sands

by Sierra Club | Jan 22, 2013: San Francisco, CA – The Sierra Club Board of Directors has approved the one-time use of civil disobedience for the first time in the organization’s 120-year history. Recognizing the imminent danger posed by climate disruption, including record heat waves, drought, wildfires and the devastation of superstorm Sandy, the Sierra Club READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: FBI “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”?

The FBI hatched a “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”? It’d seem so, according to the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and civil liberties activists. Information obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the FBI: a) “collaborated with other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland READ MORE

bastard.logic: #IdleNoMore: What Do Protesters Want?

Dr. Dawg:

The other day, I got into it a bit with John Ivison, who expressed polite disdain for the allegedly “hapless” Chief Theresa Spence—and then admitted that he had no idea what her demands actually were.

That’s all too typical.

But not all of us who support #IdleNoMore are as informed as we should be either. Let’s start with the Harper government’s current treaty-breaking campaign—and yes, a flurry of bills in the House of Commons, rammed through without consulting indigenous peoples as the Constitution requires, counts as a “campaign.”

Here, to save us all time, is

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Canadian Progressive: No Kidding, Exxon Hates Your Children

Finally, a TV ad that tells it like it is: Exxon hates your children! That’s according to: Exxon Hates Your Children: “From As Congress debates what actions to take to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” perhaps no programs are less worthy of government support than those which subsidize Big Oil, Gas, and Coal. Read on to [...]

Canadian Progressive: No Stevie Wonder for the Israel Defense Forces

High-impact anti-Israeli apartheid online activism by peace makers around the world forced Stevie Wonder to cancel his planned performance for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The American singer, songwriter, and activist had been scheduled to perfo… . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: No Stevie Wonder for the Israel Defense Forces

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert “in the crosshairs of the Canadian press”

Once again, American comedian Stephen Colbert is playing victim and anti-Canada provocateur. This time he drags Canada, Canadians, the CBC, Winnipeg and Windsor into his attack routine. Watch: . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert “in the crosshairs of the Canadian press”

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada and U.S. news headlines on November 9 2012

These are the Canadian Progressive’s Canada and U.S. news headlines November 9, 2012. CANADA: The ugly truth about Stephen Harper’s foreign policy – Rabble.ca Disabled vets, ‘struggling’ widows line up to vent frustrations… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada and U.S. news headlines on November 9 2012

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s New Democrats prefer Obama re-election

Canada’s Official Opposition, the New Democrats, prefers to see Barack Obama re-elected as U.S. President rather than Republican challenger Mitt Romney. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair told reporters in Montreal on Sunday that he “hopes to work wi… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s New Democrats prefer Obama re-election

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Conference Board of Canada: Economic Benefits of Tar Sands Hinge On Climate Inaction

Conference Board of Canada: Economic Benefits of Tar Sands Hinge On Climate Inaction (via Desmogblog) By 2035 operators in Alberta’s tar sands expect to produce 5 million barrels of the world’s most environmentally dirty and energy intensive oil per day. Current daily production hovers around 2 million barrels. According to a recent Conference Board of [...]

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: The imagination, art, and activism of Herman’s House

by Chanda Chevannes | Troy Media Last week I attended the Toronto theatrical premiere of Herman’s House, a thought-provoking documentary written and directed by Angad Singh Bhalla. This Canadian film tells the story of an artistic collaboration between Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace. Sumell is a multidisciplinary artist from New York. Wallace is a Black Panther [...]

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: How the Gov’t Is Saddling Parents with College Loans They Can’t Afford

by Marian Wang | ProPublica More than a decade after Aurora Almendral first set foot on her dream college campus, she and her mother still shoulder the cost of that choice. Almendral had been accepted to New York University in 1998, but even after adding up scholarships, grants, and the max she could take out in [...]

Canadian Progressive: WATCH: The Complete Unedited Secret Mitt Romney Fundraising Video

Here it is, the complete unedited secret video that captured Mitt Romney dissing “47 percent of Americans—those who back President Obama“, and dismissing the possibility of a Palestinian state, etc. Romney, the Republican candidate for the November U.S. presidential election, was addressing donors at a May 17 fundraiser, held at the home of private equity mogul Mark Leder. Romney’s insulting comments triggered a global firestorm.  

Canadian Progressive: Naomi Klein – Unacceptable risks in pipeline expansion to Vancouver

  RELATED: Naomi Klein Debunks “Ethical Oil” Fiction AUDIO: On “A Sense of Justice”, disecting Enbridge and the Canadian tar sands On International Women’s Day, A Focus on Canada’s Gender Deficit

Canadian Progressive: Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Later: A Roundtable Discussion

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman hosts a roundtable discussion of Occupy Wall Street movement on its 1 year anniversary with the following experts: Frances Fox Piven, an author and professor at City University of New York who has studied social movements for decades; Nathan Schneider, editor of the blog Waging Nonviolence, which has extensively covered the Occupy movement; and Suzanne Collado, an organizer with Occupy Wall Street since its inception and member of the group “Strike Debt,” an effort to organize a mass upsurge of debt resistance. Video available on YouTube RELATED: NYPD brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters and violated

Canadian Progressive: How U.S. Gov’t Talks About a Drone Program it Won’t Acknowledge Exists

by Cora Currier | ProPublica Drones have become the go-to weapon of the U.S.’s counter-terrorism strategy, with strikes in Yemen in particular increasing steadily. U.S. drones reportedly killed twenty-nine people in Yemen recently, including perhaps ten civilians. Administration officials regularly celebrate the drone war’s apparent successes— often avoiding details or staying anonymous, but claiming tacit credit for the U.S. In June, a day after Abu Yahya Al-Libi was killed in Pakistan, White House spokesman Jay Carney trumpeted the death of “Al Qaeda’s Number-Two.” Unnamed officials confirmed the strike in at least ten media outlets. Similarly, the killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki by

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Canadian Progressive: U.S. pressuring Bradley Manning to implicate Julian Assange (VIDEO)

Julian Assange‘s U.S. attorney, Michael Ratner, claims that the U.S. is getting tougher with Bradley Manning hoping to pressure him to testify against the WikiLeaks founder. He tells The Real News Network: They would want him to testify or roll over against Julian. And it’s not me making that up. The lawyer for Bradley Manning, David Coombs, has said openly in court that they are going after Manning with so much toughness, with wanting a 40-year sentence or whatever he said in court, because they want him to testify against Julian Assange. A remarkable story here in some

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