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The Canadian Progressive: American Jewish Leader Henry Siegman on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents” (VIDEO)

“A slaughter of innocents,” Henry Siegman, an American Jewish leader and leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, says of Israel’s ongoing war crimes in Gaza.

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The Canadian Progressive: Gaza Conflict: Canadian man wants Harper charged with inciting genocide

A Newfoundland man says PM Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird should be charged under Canada’s Criminal Code for inciting “genocide” in Gaza.

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The Canadian Progressive: Inside Vancouver’s Sanctuary City Movement (VIDEO)

In Vancouver, human rights groups and immigration advocates are fighting to make the city a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants.

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cartoon life: There is always one gem at Sunfest

http://youtu.be/OPFmMlzD7t0

Filed under: video Tagged: music

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Public Education: School to Prison Pipeline (VIDEO)

To end the violence in Baltimore there must be radical reform of public education and the criminal justice system – a panel moderated by radio talk show host Marc Steiner

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: The World Cup You Won’t See on TV: Protests, Tear Gas, Displaced Favela Residents

Democracy Now! discusses the stuff you won’t see on TV during the ongoing 2014 World Cup competition in Brazil: poverty, protests, tear gas, and displaced favela fesidents.

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: US Patent Office Says It Won’t Protect a Racial Slur. Here’s What It Means for The Washington Redskins (VIDEO)

The US Patent Office says it won’t protect a racial slur. Democracy Now talks to Amanda Blackhorse to explain what it means for the Washington Redskins.

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Northern Gateway Pipeline: First Nations “Disgusted” With Harper’s Approval [VIDEO]

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND: Enbridge’s vice president lies about winning over local First Nations [VIDEO] First Nations vow to fight Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project Elizabeth May Questions Harper on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline [VIDEO] Enbridge Inc Rebuked: “This is not an Enbridge animation” (VIDEO) Five strategies to stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Enbridge’s vice president lies about winning over local First Nations [VIDEO]

by: Obert Madondo | June 18, 2014

Appearing on CTV’s Question Period on Sunday, Enbridge’s Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, D’arcy Levesque, gushed about Jim Prentice’s efforts to court First Nations’ support of the energy giant’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. He said the former federal Conservative cabinet minister “helped open up a dialogue with many of those First Nations”. And then he said the lobbyist, now running for premier of Alberta, had made “progress”. Meaning: First Nations were on board.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Chiefs, tells a different story. “In many ways, (Read more…)

cartoon life: The robot bartender

Filed under: video Tagged: bar, robot

Things Are Good: Watch Sustainability Illustrated

Alex Magnin is an illustrator who likes making the world a better place and over the last six months he’s been illustrating sustainability. The video above is about explaining sustainability with science and is a good example of what the sort of videos he illustrates. The videos are 4-7 minuets in length and make for a good quick and informative break.

I have been working as a sustainability advisor for almost 10 years (with the international non-profit The Natural Step) and have seen first-hand the power of innovative sustainability practices to transform lives, businesses, and communities for the better. (Read more…)

Larry Hubich's Blog: Waitresses in Saskatchewan fired to make room for Temporary Foreign Workers

Larry Hubich's Blog: Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale

PostArctica: Women Are Heroes

Courtesy of JR, this classic film shows the artist’s Women Are Heroes project in the Morro da Providencia flavela in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in 2008. JR’s intention in Women Are Heroes is to highlight the dignity of women who occupy crucial roles in societies, and find themselves victims of wartime, street crime, sexual assault, and religious and political extremism in Africa, Brazil, India and Cambodia. The film was included in MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibition.

PostArctica: Women Are Heroes

Courtesy of JR, this classic film shows the artist’s Women Are Heroes project in the Morro da Providencia flavela in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in 2008. JR’s intention in Women Are Heroes is to highlight the dignity of women who occupy crucial roles in societies, and find themselves victims of wartime, street crime, sexual assault, and religious and political extremism in Africa, Brazil, India and Cambodia. The film was included in MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibition.

PostArctica: Pretty Boy Floyd

Saw Dan Bern on stageit tonight and he played this song.

Who are today’s outlaws? More than a couple billion people on the wrong end of the pen, my friends, it could be almost everyone.

Pretty Boy Floyd Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

If you’ll gather ’round me, children, A story I will tell ‘Bout Pretty Boy Floyd, an outlaw, Oklahoma knew him well.

It was in the town of Shawnee, A Saturday afternoon, His wife beside him in his wagon As into town they rode.

There a deputy sheriff approached him In a manner rather rude, Vulgar (Read more…)

PostArctica: Pretty Boy Floyd

Saw Dan Bern on stageit tonight and he played this song.

Who are today’s outlaws? More than a couple billion people on the wrong end of the pen, my friends, it could be almost everyone.

Pretty Boy Floyd Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

If you’ll gather ’round me, children, A story I will tell ‘Bout Pretty Boy Floyd, an outlaw, Oklahoma knew him well.

It was in the town of Shawnee, A Saturday afternoon, His wife beside him in his wagon As into town they rode.

There a deputy sheriff approached him In a manner rather rude, Vulgar (Read more…)

cartoon life: After me there will be ten more doing what I have done. I’m not alone.

From https://plus.google.com/109143384193766932670/posts/cX3cw6Ydypw

After me there will be ten more doing what I have done. I’m not alone.

 

The short Trailer at Vimeo.

The long trailer

Filed under: video Tagged: hope, our future, Sepideh, video

PostArctica: The Accidental Sea

Interesting film on California’s abandoned Salton Sea.

 

PostArctica: Salt of The Earth

Lets drink to the hard working people Lets think of the lowly of birth Spare a thought for the rag taggy people Lets drink to the salt of the earth

Lets drink to the hard working people Lets drink to the salt of the earth Lets drink to the two thousand million Lets think of the humble of birth

LeDaro: Update: Brief history of earth

In a video format. Now if you miss a frame you can pause and read it.

Things Are Good: New Technique For Restoring Historic Videos

USC Shoah Foundation has a large collection of interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides. Old physical media formats are susceptible to damage from fires to improper storage and USC has had to deal with this. The tech department at the foundation has figured out a painless way to restore and even improve the quality of footage from the damaged media.

Remembering history and being able to hear first hand accounts of events (no matter how horrific) can only help humanity. If we forget our history we are likely to repeat it.

Ryan Fenton-Strauss, video archive (Read more…)

PostArctica: Courage, Neil Young, And The Future

Neil Young doesn’t have to do what he is doing, there are many, many reasons why he shouldn’t, but he is, and he is showing us courage that most of us can only dream of, can barely imagine. He is taking on the whole corporate structure that is oppressing and beating down people everywhere on the planet. He has taken a stand. And he is making things happen. We, as a nation, as a species, need to stand up too and begin to acknowledge the injustice that surrounds us if we believe at all that we are better than what (Read more…)

PostArctica: Poets, Jim!

Poets! Jim They got it Spoken words They do’em Love still on board But it sort of got worse *just kidding* Stonehenge Not solved Only a few tribes gone Light My Fire Muthafucka Seriously It Got Better Love ya!

 

The Canadian Progressive: New Conservative Ad Reveals Stephen Harper’s Fear of Justin Trudeau [VIDEO]

The possibility of “waking up in 2015 to Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister” of Canada unnerves Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.

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