Mar 222017
2017-03-20   Six steps Canada must take after embarrassingly long redress for tortured citizens,  Globe & Mail Opinion Piece

RELATED:    2017-03-22   16-minute interview of Almalki   All Canadians should listen. Alex Neve and Béatrice Vaugrante of Amnesty International Canada . . . .    The torture, illegal imprisonment and other human-rights violations these men went through took place between 2001 and 2004. A judicial inquiry, headed by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci, […]

Mar 222017
2017-03-22   Canadian torture victim Abdullah Almalki calls apology a 'victory for human rights'.  Also note:  US control of Canadians flying outside Canada.  CBC The Current. It is important for Canadians to hear this –   Listen 16:18 I would like to drag us all, kicking and screaming, to hear those 16 minutes. If “the authorities” are able to get away with the extinction of Charter Rights and The Rule of Law, we are indeed doomed to a form of […]

Mar 212017
2017-03-21  War/Peace:  Excellent!   Interview, 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor, CBC, The Current.

Click on the  Listen button below.   A truly  inspirational man,  Benjamin Ferencz. Benjamin Ferencz (L), was the chief prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen trial — the ninth of 12 trials for war crimes in Nuremberg after the end of the Second World War. (Courtesy of Benjamin Ferencz) Listen 23:14   At […]

Mar 202017

Read more about the Guardian’s response to its adverts being inadvertently placed next to extremist material   Hello I wanted to let you know that last week the Guardian withdrew all of its advertising from Google and YouTube after it discovered that some of its ads, including for the membership scheme, were being inadvertently placed […]

Mar 202017
2017-03-19   Google braces for questions as more big-name firms pull adverts,  The Guardian

Vodafone and trio of high street banks take action as industry and UK government ask how their ads became attached to extremist material  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA The Google logo reflected in the pupil of a human eye Sky, Lloyds, HSBC and RBS have joined McDonald’s and Audi in suspending advertising with Google @ByRobDavies Google executives […]

Mar 192017
2017-03-05   How to Change Police, a series of interviews.   CBC Radio, Out in the Open. In the wake of civilian shootings and harassment claims on the force, many are calling on law enforcement to change. Out in the Open explores how police are changing, how some think they should, and how the job changes the human wearing the uniform.  – – – – – – – – – – […]

Mar 162017

With many thanks to Jake from way down there in the USA! He draws this Canadian story to attention.  I hadn’t heard about it. The decision of the Board that heard the case against high school biology teacher, Timothy Sullivan,  is not yet known.  The story is spreading fast,  and well beyond Canadian borders.   For good reason. – – – […]

Mar 162017
2017-03-14   Spying Goes to College   (Canada's History)

D’Arcy writes: This interesting article appears in the newest Canada’s History, a popular magazine definitely not known for being even the slightest bit leftist.  However, it shows the length to which Canada’s intelligence services were (and continue to be) monitoring “radical” groups on campus, including the anti-nuclear movement. (Steve Hewitt did his M.A. and Ph.D. […]

Mar 082017
2017-03-08     WikiLeaks publishes 'biggest ever leak of secret CIA documents',   The Guardian

The 8,761 documents published by WikiLeaks focus mainly on techniques for hacking and surveillance (Below:  a copy of  the Guardian article )   US consulate in Frankfurt, Germany is home to a ‘sensitive compartmentalised information facility’, according to the leaked documents. Photograph: Boris Roessler/AP   The US intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment after WikiLeaks published […]