From an article at CommonDreams.
“What gets in your blood?” the editor asked.
“The whole culture,” Dylan answered.
What do you mean? What are you saying? the editor asked. He kept pushing Dylan to explain where rock and roll came from.
Finally, when push came to shove, Bob Dylan gave the definitive answer.
“The atom bomb fueled the entire world that came after it,” Dylan said.
“What we need are people who are not afraid to wake up, to be aware, to be mindful, to be nonviolent, to be alert to what has happened and what continues (Read more…)
New NDP attack ad draws attention to the fact that Stephen Harper is the “world’s worst talent scout”, highlights the Conservatives’ recent ethical lapses.
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Vancouver, 1978. So I am over at Glen Ward’s place and he puts an album on for me that he had ordered from Europe and we both were killing ourselves laughing through the whole thing, shaking our heads and pumping our fists, and just so damn high on this horrible, awful, ugly “new” stuff called Punk. It was awesome, simply awesome, to hear some rock music that was positively radical!
The 70’s were already done, Disco was everywhere. The Stones took a whack at it, Bowie was trying to own it, a terribly depressing time for a young fellow who (Read more…)
Shit Harper Did warriors ambushed Industry Minister James Moore’s little party and rebuked the Conservatives’ “pathetic response” to the recent Vancouver oil spill.
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The obesity problem in North America keeps growing larger and it’s within all of our interests to ensure that we trim the fat. An online video series directed at kids is making a difference. The Adventure to Fitness series educates kids about animals, geography, and other fun things while keeping kids moving. This is really great because any parent or teacher can use the series to bring more activity and learning into a kid’s day.
According to Dr. Jenny Delfin, the Adventure to Fitness medical advisor and a cardiologist at New York University Langone Medical Center, the program’s effectiveness (Read more…)
Protesters hit the streets to protest the Quebec provincial government’s austerity policies. The police unleashed tear gas, sound bombs and rubber bullets, hitting some of the protesters in the face.
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This video has been making the online rounds for the last couple of weeks and I figured I’d post it here. The video looks at why some ideas spread faster and further than others. It’s a neat take on memes (The Richard Dawkins kind).
U.S. President Obama vetoed the Republican bill approving Keystone XL, but the fight over TransCanada’s climate-threatening tar sands pipeline isn’t over.
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Environmental Defence’s “Great Canadian Migrations” satirical video says grave risks posed by TransCanada’s proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline include climate change and oil spills
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Toronto Skyline Porn from Ryan Emond on Vimeo.
Remote controlled drones are pretty neat! Sure, the military industrial complex uses them to murder people, but that’s just one way to use the technology. Artists and companies are finding ways to use the technology in nice friendly ways. In Toronto (like other jurisdictions) there are growing concerns about regulations and applications about the drones. Fortunately, the conversation between drone operators and the general public is going well!
Interestingly enough, Toronto Reference Library leads the way in its adoption and popularization of new technologies, drones included. (Take a look at this awesome (Read more…)
Douglas Fairbanks as the greatest drug addict/detective in the history of cinema!
Brilliant film from 1915 with a postmodern ending and you can see that being friends with Chaplin really, really rubbed off…
And read more here at Dangerous Minds.
In Parliament today, PM Stephen Harper said “it would be crazy economic policy” to regulate the Canadian oil and gas industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.
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Smith, 91, one of the last remaining Canadian World War 2 veterans, fears that unrestrained capitalism is killing collective rights and western democracy.
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What happens when a major corporation wants to build an oil pipeline over land to the west coast where it will be loaded on to supertankers that have to navigate some very narrow inlets to pick up their loads? They put out publicity pictures and graphic videos that magically remove the obstacles and make the west coast of British Columbia look extremely accessible. It’s not. Richard Boyce’s film, Coastal Tar Sands – Journey To Deleted Islands, demonstrates how a supertanker carrying tar sands oil from Alberta will inevitably lead to a major oil spill in waters near some of (Read more…)
With short film, Gazonto, Canadian filmmaker and activist John Greyson reimagines Toronto as Gaza being bombed by Israel during the ongoing Gaza conflict.
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Late night Hump Day rawk out continues unabated:
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