Feb 212019
 
2019-02-  'Investigate US for War Crimes' in Venezuela: Saint Vincent PM,  teleSUR

The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro received Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and Grenedines Ralph Gonsalves, Sep. 17, 2016 | Photo: EFE Dr. Hon. Gonsalves, the prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spoke out against the U.S. sanctions and the interventionist efforts in Venezuela.   (INSERT:  FYI.  St Vincent and the Grenadines is a […]

Feb 192019
 
2018-07-11  Canada, Saudi Arabia and Daniel Turp's heroic crusade, Montreal Gazette

In follow-up to:   2016-02-05 Ottawa to face court challenge over $15 billion Saudi arms deal, G&M. (Daniel Turp and students)   Despite legal setbacks, the law professor continues to wage war against Ottawa over the sale of armoured vehicles to a murderous regime. Martin Patriquin, Special to Montreal Gazette   Daniel Turp was once a […]

Feb 192019
 
2018-10-23  2 articles:  'City of surveillance': privacy expert quits Toronto's smart-city project.  &  A new initiative will see Alphabet – the parent company of Google – take charge of redeveloping a waterfront district in Toronto. Here’s why that’s troubling, the Guardian

Wired neighborhood planned by Google sister company has raised questions over data protection Gabrielle Canon     @GabrielleCanon Google’s sister company Sidewalk Labs has promised a ‘thriving hub for innovation’. Photograph: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images When it was announced last year that a district in Toronto would be handed over to a company hoping to […]

Feb 172019
 
2019-02-16   How Taylor Swift showed us the scary future of facial recognition, The Guardian

Surveillance at concerts is just the beginning, as fears grow around an unregulated, billion-dollar industry   Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco   @GabrielleCanon Fri 15 Feb 2019 11.00 GMT;    Last modified on Sat 16 Feb 2019 01.40 GMT   Taylor Swift has used facial recognition software for safety at events – but how far should the […]

Feb 142019
 

To:  Persons who spoke out concerning Peter MacKinnon’s appointment to presidency of Dal, There’s more to the background of Dalhousie presidents Peter MacKinnon and before him, Richard Florizone, than told in the news report. Dissent arises when there are conflicting interests,  inimical to the public interest.  If anyone should understand and uphold the tenets of […]

Feb 132019
 
2019-01-30  The Timber West trial,  TheTyee.ca .  Sappers.  Role of Pension funds in corruption. And of contributions to political parties.

Rich Coleman Fighting Order to Testify in TimberWest Trial Legislature ‘technically’ in session, so ex-minister can ignore subpoena, lawyer argues. By Andrew MacLeod  Excerpts: TimberWest’s donations to the BC Liberals included $44,685 in 2007, $14,738 in 2008 and $60,988 in 2009. . . . TimberWest was eventually sold to two funds that manage pension money for […]

Feb 062019
 
2019-02-06  Rethinking Watergate in the Trump Age With New Documentary

  by Alex Ritman BETTMAN/GETTY IMAGES/courtesy of BERLIN film festival Charles Ferguson on Nixon: “He was a complicated person, and there were parts of him that were very serious and even idealistic.” Nine years after winning an Oscar for his financial crisis doc ‘Inside Job,’ documentarian Charles Ferguson lands in Berlin with a four-hour, two-part […]

Dec 222018
 

US Embassy Shopping List,  from Wikileaks Website 21 December 2018 Today, 21 December 2018, WikiLeaks publishes a searchable database of more than 16,000 procurement requests posted by United States embassies around the world. All US embassies post requests for quotations and job listings on their websites when they need to purchase goods or services. In […]

Dec 052018
 
2018-11-30   Meet the Guatemalan villagers taking a Canadian mining company to court, CBC Documentary, Peter Mansbridge

In Search of a Perfect World: Angelica & German Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted in 1948, the growing global economy has created new challenges. With operations that can span several different countries, large multinational corporations, such as mining and extraction companies, can act with impunity, without state oversight or the control […]