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Politics, Re-Spun: No Iron Lady, But the Lady is a True Orchid of Steel

Aung San Suu Kyi appears in public after her release on November 14, 2010

Coming out in the heels of Aung San Suu Kyi recent electoral breakthrough of her National League for Democracy, The Lady, an epic feature film directed by Luc Besson, about the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Michelle . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: No Iron Lady, But the Lady is a True Orchid of Steel

Politics, Re-Spun: Social Justice and Democracy Activists Fool their Foes on April Fools

Long time social justice and democracy activists fooled their foes on April Fools this year giving the world a double victory with Aung San Suu Kyi and George Galloway winning by-elections to restore voices for reason in the world.

Suu Kyi, a long time political prisoner, won her first election after being freed by the . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Social Justice and Democracy Activists Fool their Foes on April Fools

Harper getting serious about squashing environmental groups. $8M worth of serious.

This is beyond bold. Harper setting aside $8 million to fight environmental groups is appalling of course and a sign that Harper’s totalitarian approach to governance is just beginning.

A recent Maclean’s analysis suggests the initiative is aimed directly at Tides Canada, a registered charity which spends some of its American funding “on political advocacy . . . → Read More: Harper getting serious about squashing environmental groups. $8M worth of serious.

Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein removes Liberal and only woman Vice-Chair since Confederation, 17-year member Céline Hervieux-Payette

Shocking is right. But par for the course when it comes to heavy-handed Conservatives. I love the part how Gerstein blacked out “his motion, the debates and the vote”. Transparency? Free society? Guess again.

Ottawa, February 9, 2012 – Yesterday, Senator Irving Gerstein, the new Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, . . . . → Read More: Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein removes Liberal and only woman Vice-Chair since Confederation, 17-year member Céline Hervieux-Payette

Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein removes Liberal and only woman Vice-Chair since Confederation, 17-year member Céline Hervieux-Payette

Shocking is right. But par for the course when it comes to heavy-handed Conservatives. I love the part how Gerstein blacked out “his motion, the debates and the vote”. Transparency? Free society? Guess again. Emphasis mine.

Ottawa, February 9, 2012 – Yesterday, Senator Irving Gerstein, the new Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, . . . → Read More: Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein removes Liberal and only woman Vice-Chair since Confederation, 17-year member Céline Hervieux-Payette

Today’s Conservative: afraid of debate, emboldened by a docile media

For the 13th time in nine months, the Conservatives have stifled debate on an issue important to Canadians, especially those approaching old age. “Enthusiastic support”, indeed. When the public is shut out from discussion, of whose support is Van Loan speaking?

Mr. Van Loan made the accusations of delay in spite of . . . . . → Read More: Today’s Conservative: afraid of debate, emboldened by a docile media

Today’s Conservative: afraid of debate, emboldened by a docile media

For the 13th time in nine months, the Conservatives have stifled debate on an issue important to Canadians, especially those approaching old age. “Enthusiastic support”, indeed. When the public is shut out from discussion, of whose support is Van Loan speaking?

Mr. Van Loan made the accusations of delay in spite of the fact that . . . → Read More: Today’s Conservative: afraid of debate, emboldened by a docile media

On “fascism” in the U.S.

Paul Street on why the U.S. is not a “fascist” state: Even if real historical fascism could be translated across times and place to the modern U.S. it would be largely redundant for America’s powers that be. The American elite already gets the basic regressive and authoritarian outcomes of fascism – increased exploitation and division . . . → Read More: On “fascism” in the U.S.

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Ex-Dear Leader Hysteria

I tweeted this earlier in the day, but the scenes just keep replaying though my head with annoying frequency for some disturbing reason. In one respect, it’s difficult not to simply scoff at the ridiculous demonstrations of hysterical “grief” over the death of the demented little totalitarian freak that was Kim Kim Jong-il. At the . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Ex-Dear Leader Hysteria