Wakanda, the advanced fictional East African nation in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther film, is the the Black utopia imagined by the African diaspora and its allies since the trans-Atlantic slave trade. And Black Panther is the powerful, intelligent and compassionate Black superhero whose time has arrived. The post Why Black Panther’s Wakanda Is the Black ...
What was supposed to be the most political Academy Awards in history ended up in racial controversy as La La Land was initially awarded the Oscars Best Picture crown, which rightly belonged to Moonlight, a film tackling an African-American gay male’s vulnerable masculinity. The post Oscars Best Picture blunder drowned out an overwhelmingly political ceremony ...
The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is making significant investments in the Canadian public broadcasting, the arts and creative industries. A lesson for other countries on “how to tap into the creative capital of a society.” The post Art for innovation’s sake? Lessons from our Canadian cousin appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
At least 1281 archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, students and museum directors from the US, Canada and other countries recently signed a letter condemning the destruction of Standing Rock Sioux burial grounds and sacred sites by the Dakota Access Pipeline company. The post Over 1280 archaeologists and historians denounce Dakota Access Pipeline appeared first on The Canadian ...
The TPP’s copyright term extension discourages creativity, restricts access, and imposes enormous costs on Canadian consumers and educational institutions, argues Internet law expert, Michael Geist. Meanwhile, the term extension is “a major windfall for the United States.” The post Michael Geist: The Trouble with the TPP’s Copyright Term Extension appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
A documentary warning of the consequences of the unbridled expansion of Canada’s destructive tar sands, and the rise of extreme energy, is in the works. The post Tar Sands Documentary: To the Ends of the Earth appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
In Ottawa this evening, prominent authors Michael Harris and Donald Gutstein will discuss the “inconvenient truth” about Stephen Harper’s Canada. The post Event: The Inconvenient Truth About Harper’s Canada appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Egypt’s retrial of Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and two other jailed Al Jazeera journalists acknowledges major flaws in their original convictions, says Amnesty International. The post Retrial of Al Jazeera Journalists Must Pave Way to Their Unconditional Freedom appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Smith, 91, one of the last remaining Canadian World War 2 veterans, fears that unrestrained capitalism is killing collective rights and western democracy. The post Canadian WW2 Veteran: “At 91, I am history, and I fear its repetition” [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
High profile public relations firm Navigator announces it’s no longer representing beleaguered former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. The post PR Firm Navigator Dumps Jian Ghomeshi appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
The plot is thickening around Jian Ghomeshi’s departure from the CBC as the radio star announces a $50-million lawsuit against the public broadcaster. The post Ghomeshi claims he was fired by CBC over sex allegations appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
The CBC announced Sunday it had severed its ties with Jian Ghomeshi, the popular host of the public broadcaster’s cultural affairs radio show Q. The post CBC severs ties with popular Q host Jian Ghomeshi appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Anita Sarkeesian, a prominent Canadian-American feminist cultural critic, was forced to cancel an appearance at Utah State University after receiving threats of a Montreal Massacre-style attack. The post Canadian-American feminist cancels talk after “Montreal Massacre style” threat appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
With short film, Gazonto, Canadian filmmaker and activist John Greyson reimagines Toronto as Gaza being bombed by Israel during the ongoing Gaza conflict. The post Gazonto: Imagining Toronto Being Bombed Like Gaza (Video) appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
40 journalists write to CBC President and CEO Hubert Lacroix and Executive Vice-President Heather Conway to protest plans to nuke the CBC documentary team. The post 40 journalists protest plans to nuke CBC documentary team appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people from all backgrounds gathered all over Canada to celebrate National Aboriginal Day, which honours First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples’ invaluable contributions to our history and culture. The post National Aboriginal Day Celebrated in Canada appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.
Neil Young’s 4-city Canadian concert tour to raise money to support the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s legal defense against tar sands developments. The post Neil Young’s 4-city concerts to benefit First Nation’s tar sands fight appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Toronto Police announced Thursday morning they have the infamous video showing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. Enough! Time for Ford to go! The post Toronto Police have video showing Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
“The War On Science: Muzzled Scientists and Willful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada”, a new book by Canadian author Chris Turner, presents “a passionate and meticulously researched argument” against the Conservatives unrelenting war on Canadian science. The post New book articulates Harper’s unrelenting war on Canadian science appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
by: Obert Madondo Image: Council of Canadians Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever, Maude Barlow’s new book on global water crisis solutions, launches in Ottawa on Tuesday, October 1. Why this is important? Blue Future is “a powerful, penetrating, and timely look at the global water crisis — and what we can do to ...
In her new book, Blue Future, international bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow warns about the grave consequences of the deepening global water crisis. The post Maude Barlow: Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
“An Officer and a Murderer” celebrates Russell Williams heinous crimes and violence against Canadian women, says The Canadian Progressive publisher, Obert Madondo The post Why Canadians Should Reject The Russell Williams Crime Movie appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has launched an anti-Harper ad, urges Canadians to resist the Conservatives’ plan to “undermine the CBC’s editorial independence and turn our national public broadcaster into a government propaganda machine – a state broadcaster!” The post CBC: Friends of Canadian Broadcasting launch anti-Harper ad [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
According to a new Nanos poll, 81% of Canadians oppose Stephen Harper’s dictatorship-style plan to seize control of the CBC and gut its editorial independence. The post Canadians oppose Harper’s dictatorship-style plan to gut the CBC appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.