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.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-march-22-2017-1.4034665/canadian-torture-victim-abdullah-almalki-calls-apology-a-victory-for-human-rights-1.4034666 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.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/outintheopen/how-to-change-police-1.4008099 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
 
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 […]

Feb 162017
 

I could not bite my tongue – poor analysis, in my view. CBC Radio, The Current, from today’s program. Majority of Canadians distrust government: poll suggests A new survey suggests most Canadians don’t trust government, the media and business. The Current looks into what’s behind the remarkable change in attitude in the year or so […]

Feb 112017
 

The mobilizations to ensure that Prime Minister Trudeau proceeds with electoral reform are inspiring!   E-PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS (the one initiated via the Parliamentary website). https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-616 closes March 2 at 11:20 a.m. (EDT). NUMBER OF SIGNATURES  (written on Feb 10) 2 or 3 days ago  – –  80 some thousand. Yesterday  – […]

Feb 112017
 

  [  https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2017/02/11/Grim-Headlines-Read-Bad-News-Forebears/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=110217  ]   They turned to Agatha Christie in a time of global misery and creeping authoritarianism.  Now I see why.   By Shannon Rupp ,  | TheTyee.ca    February 11, 2017 Shannon Rupp is a Tyee contributing editor.   The bright side of the world’s political swing to the right is that it […]