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The Canadian Progressive: Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo’s Statement of Resignation

by: Admins | May 2, 2014

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo made the below statement in Ottawa, ON today.

“I have stated clear priority on the recognition of Treaty, of Indigenous rights and title, on the safety and security of our most vulnerable, and I have also . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo’s Statement of Resignation

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s privacy czar questions Harper’s cyberbullying Bill C-13

Canada’s privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says the Harper government’s new cyberbullying Bill C-13 lacks “accountability and reporting mechanisms to shed light on new investigative powers”.

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The Canadian Progressive: STATEMENT: WikiLeaks’ Sarah Harrison on Edward Snowden Asylum

Here’s a statement by WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s temporary asylum in Russia, granted in August.

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The Canadian Progressive: Senate expense scandal: Wallin responds to damning Deloitte report

Sen. Pamela Wallin responds to damning Deloitte report on the Senate expense scandal, which alleges she may have tried to cover up her $140,000 fraudulent claims.

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The Canadian Progressive: Julian Assange: Bradley Manning is the quintessential whistleblower

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Bradley Manning “is the quintessential whistleblower” after a US military court found him not guilty of “aiding the enemy”, guilty of 19 lesser charges.

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The Canadian Progressive: In the US, an “open season on black boys” after Zimmerman acquittal

by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad:

(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

In the US, an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, is murdered in cold blood. The jury finds the alleged murderer, Florida neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman, not guilty. President Barack Obama calls for “calm reflection”. He mentions neither “George Zimmerman” nor the issue at the heart . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In the US, an “open season on black boys” after Zimmerman acquittal

The Canadian Progressive: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s statement to human rights groups

by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad:

WikiLeaks has posted NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden’s statement to human rights groups, issued earlier today at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.

Here’s the full text:

Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise, and I lived in great comfort. . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s statement to human rights groups

The Canadian Progressive: Edward Snowden says Obama administration using citizenship as a weapon

by: Edward Snowden

One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Edward Snowden says Obama administration using citizenship as a weapon

The Canadian Progressive: BC NDP candidate resigns over racist comments against First Nations

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Dayleen Van Ryswyk, the BC NDP candidate for Kelowna-Mission, has resigned after the racist comments she made online against Canada’s First Nations surfaced earlier today. She also denigrated French Canadians. Called them bigots. This sad episode will not slow down the New Democrats‘ march to a […]

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The Canadian Progressive: Did Stephen Harper Just Celebrate Venezuelan Prez Hugo Chavez’s Death?

“Now, the death of Hugo Chavez offers the promise of domestic oil market changes that could roil the energy world and place substantial opportunities at the feet of Canadian oil companies whose expertise in heavy crude is directly applicable to Venezuela’s Orinoco oil fields.” – Globe and Mail By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Did Stephen Harper Just Celebrate Venezuelan Prez Hugo Chavez’s Death?

The Canadian Progressive: Bradley E. Manning’s Statement for the Providence Inquiry

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | March 2, 2013: This statement below was read by Private First Class Bradley E. Bradley at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications. This rush . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Bradley E. Manning’s Statement for the Providence Inquiry

World Headlines Review: Tunisia’s Deposed Ben Ali Family: Canadian Immigration’s political statement

Yesterday reports appeared in the Canadian press, TV and radio, about the arrival in Montreal of family members of the deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, Leila, nee Trabelsis.  The expatriate Tunisian community in Montreal had already been watching the situation closely as unidentified Tunisian officials had arrived there as . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Tunisia’s Deposed Ben Ali Family: Canadian Immigration’s political statement