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Politics, Re-Spun: Parlez-Vous Contempt?

Comment? Conservative contempt for democracy, representation, culture, and people not like themselves [really really white!] does not end with Harper or #TheNewHarper. This new francophone minister, the anglophone Squires, not only clings to her talking points as if her political life depends on it [which it does], but she also waxes unironically about herself, showing … Continue reading Parlez-Vous Contempt?

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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.- Allan Woods looks into the pitiful responses to states of emergency declared by First Nations, as well as a decade and a half worth of neglect of cries for help from Pikangikum First Nation in particular. Krist… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

PostArctica: The Searchers

I like discussing influences which may also be a way of simply saying I am not ashamed to admit where it all comes from….anyway, took a shot of a “back […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: The Searchers

The Canadian Progressive: Finally, the U.S. Steps Closer to Racial Healing With a National Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The U.S. has a history of racial violence against blacks and indigenous peoples. Now is the time to follow the example shown by Canada and South Africa, and begin a national process of truth and reconciliation. The post Finally, the U.S. Steps Closer … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Finally, the U.S. Steps Closer to Racial Healing With a National Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Why The Drug War Is Inherently Racist and Pro-War

Richard Nixon was not a good man. The people around him weren’t good either. They intentionally lied about the harm of hard drugs (and ‘soft’ drugs too), in order to concoct a reason for law enforcement officers to harass and jail African Americans and anti-war protesters. “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Why The Drug War Is Inherently Racist and Pro-War

The Canadian Progressive: Why Anonymous’ declaration of ‘total war’ on Donald Trump matters

The hacktivist collective Anonymous has declared “total war” against front-running U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Is it our war? The post Why Anonymous’ declaration of ‘total war’ on Donald Trump matters appeared first… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Why Anonymous’ declaration of ‘total war’ on Donald Trump matters

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Ideology of Violence

I see that Donald Trump is back on the road again, after having to cancel a rally in Chicago due to clashes between his followers and protesters.And he is not just rejecting criticism that his inflammatory rhetoric has created an atmosphere of violen… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Ideology of Violence

Politics, Re-Spun: No, BC Actually Mentored Saskatchewan’s Poor-Bashing

Despite being Metro News, Emily Jackson’s great piece yesterday [below] about how brutally cruel the Saskatchewan government is should make us mindful of a number of issues. Not the least of which is that the neoliberal Saskatchewan Party has been photocopying many of the worst of BC’s regressive and anti-social policies. That makes the BC … Continue reading No, BC Actually Mentored Saskatchewan’s Poor-Bashing

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The Canadian Progressive: Cape Breton Ready To Welcome Americans Nervous About Donald Trump Presidency

If front-running Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump captures the White House in November, Americans are welcome to escape to Cape Breton Island. A new website, “Cape Breton if Donald Trump Wins,” encourages Americans to seriously consider … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Cape Breton Ready To Welcome Americans Nervous About Donald Trump Presidency

Politics, Re-Spun: If Beyonce…

Beyonce's dancers paid tribute to #MarioWoods, black man killed by San Francisco police. #SB50 #BlackLives pic.twitter.com/m2Pl9i5qKL — Jamilah King (@jamilahking) February 8, 2016 If Beyoncé could do THAT at the Superbowl, what could happen at the oh, so white Oscars? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX … Continue reading If Beyonce…

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Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.- Richard Eskow summarizes the basic facts about inequality in the U.S. Ta-Nehisi Coates argues that it’s impossible to fully explain or address that problem without factoring in ongoing racial disparities. And… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Montreal Simon: The Day Jason Kenney Disgraced Himself. Again.

Jason Kenney has disgraced himself, or made a fool of himself, many times during his long and sordid political career.He has gone after the human rights of women, gay people, Muslims, and most recently helpless refugees, as only a religious fanatic and… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Jason Kenney Disgraced Himself. Again.

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.- Will Wachtmeister reviews Malcolm Torry’s book of arguments for a basic income, focusing in particular on social cohesion and innovation as important reasons why individuals should enjoy economic security. But Se… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

LeDaro: Donald Trump is not racist

“I have a great relationship with the Blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the Blacks.”"Laziness is a trait in blacks.”Imagine this guy as the president of United States. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Donald Trump is not racist

Dead Wild Roses: But wait…ALL Lives matter, amirite??

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A. Picazo: #RefugeesWelcome

This op-ed appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on November 27, 2015. “This is not a federal project, this is not even a government project, it’s a national project for all Canadians,” declared John McCallum, minister of immigration, refugees a… . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: #RefugeesWelcome

Politics, Re-Spun: Islamophobia: Donald Trump Reveals His Inner Hitler

Racist. Ignorant. Clueless. Donald Trump has just levelled up. He has acquired his Hitler badge and is proudly displaying it for all to see. You’re fired. Denounce the Donald. Send this to everyone; we all need to denounce him and the Republican horse he rode in on. Donald Trump said tonight he’d implement a database … Continue reading Islamophobia: Donald Trump Reveals His Inner Hitler

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Montreal Simon: Harjit Sajjan and the Con Racism Epidemic

As you know, I think Justin Trudeau's decision to make Harjit Sajjan Canada's defence minister was an inspired choice.Firstly, because it sends out a powerful message of real diversity and inclusion.And secondly, because no Con is ever going to accuse him of being soft on terrorism. Not after this letter from the coalition commander in Afghanistan. Sajjan was considered “the best single Canadian intelligence asset in [war] theater” whose "hard work, personal bravery and dogged determination undoubtedly saved a multitude of Coalition lives," according to the letter, recently obtained by National Observer.Which as I have pointed (Read more…)

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Dead Wild Roses: Quebec Police and the Relations With Our Aboriginal People

The developing story about alleged Quebec police misconduct keeps getting more interesting. Neil Macdonald wrote an amazing analysis of the situation over at CBC News. There is some great analysis going into the history of SQ (Sûreté du Quebec police union) and how they consider themselves above the law but I think the closing statement is probably the best closing statement in any article I’ve ever read:

But ask yourself this: If I, a charter member of the privileged white males society, find them frightening, imagine what must go through the head of an intoxicated young aboriginal woman on a (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Two headlines trending on my Facebook on the same day

This shit is all linked, it doesn’t happen in a vacuum. I have no words.

Highway of Tears email deletion referred to RCMP by B.C. privacy watchdog

Women, mainly Aboriginal, go missing, and government emails about it get not just deleted, but deliberately deleted from backups.

Eight Quebec police officers suspended in wake of sexual-assault allegations on aboriginal women: Thériault

Quebec provincial police are alleged to have been sexually abusing Aboriginal women, going back years.

Filed under: Canada Tagged: Bitter Feminist Rage, Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women, Patriarchy, Racism

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Dead Wild Roses: Two headlines trending on my Facebook on the same day

This shit is all linked, it doesn’t happen in a vacuum. I have no words.

Highway of Tears email deletion referred to RCMP by B.C. privacy watchdog

Women, mainly Aboriginal, go missing, and government emails about it get not just deleted, but deliberately deleted from backups.

Eight Quebec police officers suspended in wake of sexual-assault allegations on aboriginal women: Thériault

Quebec provincial police are alleged to have been sexually abusing Aboriginal women, going back years.

Filed under: Canada Tagged: Bitter Feminist Rage, Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women, Patriarchy, Racism

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The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau voted YES to Harper’s “Zero Tolerance for #BarbaricCulturalPractices Act”

Justin Trudeau and 29 other Liberals voted YES to Stephen Harper’s Bill S-7, the “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act”, a law that appeals to white supremacism and proposes “zero tolerance” for the Other’s “barbarism”.

The post Justin Trudeau voted YES to Harper’s “Zero Tolerance for #BarbaricCulturalPractices Act” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Who Gets The Hill – #UofR #elxn42 panel on Thursday

It was a real dog’s breakfast at this one, where everything from polls to strategic voting discussed frankly by 3 political experts from Regina. Actually it wasn’t a complete mess, it was a well organized event, but the dog’s breakfast thing will make sense if you watch it all.

Farney says problem compounded by more flacks to contend with. McIntosh notes fewer local coverage points. #elxn42 #UofR

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 15, 2015

Mandryk says his job is a "legacy asset". #elxn42 #journalists #UofR

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 15, 2015

The "Battle for the Hill" panel on #elxn42 (Read more…)

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Who Gets The Hill – #UofR #elxn42 panel on Thursday

It was a real dog’s breakfast at this one, where everything from polls to strategic voting discussed frankly by 3 political experts from Regina. Actually it wasn’t a complete mess, it was a well organized event, but the dog’s breakfast thing will make sense if you watch it all.

Farney says problem compounded by more flacks to contend with. McIntosh notes fewer local coverage points. #elxn42 #UofR

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 15, 2015

Mandryk says his job is a "legacy asset". #elxn42 #journalists #UofR

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 15, 2015

The "Battle for the Hill" panel on #elxn42 (Read more…)

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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Let’s vote for the values that make Canada great

David Suzuki counts universal health care, clean energy, climate change, racial diversity and tolerance among the Canadian values and key issues worth considering before casting your vote on October 19.

The post David Suzuki: Let’s vote for the values that make Canada great appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.