Apr 122017

 Julian Assange:    WikiLeaks has the same mission as The Post and the Times  Julian Assange. (Axel Schmidt/Reuters) By Julian Assange April 11 at 7:26 PM Julian Assange is the editor of WikiLeaks.     On his last night in office, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a powerful farewell speech to the nation — words so important […]

Apr 112017

I was bummed out by the news. So I created my own good news by watching  – –  Where to Invade Next !    It’s a brilliant film.   Made me feel happy again. In case you haven’t seen it: YouTube trailer at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KeAZho8TKo .   And, if you look to the right hand side of the screen, there’s lots […]

Apr 072017
2017-04-   Anti-Corruption:  William Bourdon: PLAAF aims to support whistle-blowers,  Al Jazeera

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/03/william-bourdon-plaaf-aims-support-whistle-blowers-170330142827930.html Whistle-blowers in Africa under threat have little legal protection, says lawyer representing Assange, Snowden and more. William Bourdon fought human rights abuses for almost 30 years before going after those who steal money from public resources [Vincent Kessler/Reuters] By  Anealla Safdar As demand for the truth soars across the world, with confidence in media and […]

Apr 052017

Sandra – There’s a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be interested in signing it.    (INSERT:  1,141 signatories as of Apr 5, suppertime.  8,931 as of noon Apr 6.  I think that “the 99%” of us would want to sign!) Petitioning Justin Trudeau, Rona Ambrose, Elizabeth May, Rhéal Fortin, Tom Mulcair […]

Apr 042017
2017-04-03  CBC:  Someone is spying on cellphones in the nation's capital

A CBC/Radio-Canada investigation has found cellphone trackers at work near Parliament Hill and embassies By Catherine Cullen, Brigitte Bureau, CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/imsi-cellphones-spying-ottawa-1.4050049 A CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is using devices that track cell phones near the heart of Canadian democracy. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)   A months-long CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is […]

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.

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 […]