… when your elected government begs Big Business interests to help them write and/or kill bills:Back there, Transport Minister John Baird (yes – this same John Baird) was caught privately encouraging Canada’s big airlines to step up their lobby campaign in order to kill a proposed "passenger bill of right" while his predecessor, then-Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon, publicly supported s…Continue reading
The following struck me as the very essence of the (now past) first decade of the 21st century, in effect constituting at the same time a resounding call that will define this second decade that is just beginning (emphasis added):
“If the president …Continue reading
Read it and weep, folks (emphasis added):
Canada’s little-known spy agency comes out into the open
At a time when most government agencies are cutting and slashing, a little-known spy agency led by a Rhodes Scholar is the envy of Ottawa for its pla…Continue reading
In a way, it is with relief that I find I am not one of the "tinfoil hat" paranoid/conspiracy theorist crowd, yet at the same time feel dismay at being proven right yet again.
Pertaining to what, you ask?
Why, that Big Brother has not only arrived, but that he has been here for quite a while at that.
Case in point, today’s expansive article in the Washington Post by Dana Priest and William M…Continue reading
I remain simultaneously amazed and appalled that the cux of the matter of the activities of WikiLeaks is not so much about the contents of what WikiLeaks actually leaks, but rather about WikiLeaks itself, their motives and the terrible, horrible dange…Continue reading
First, the mainstream/corporate media largely abdicates its raison d’être, i.e. reporting facts, the truth and keeping checks on the Powers-That-Be.
Second, corporations collude with politicians not only to make policy, but to facilitate increased su…Continue reading
I have an extremely busy day today and so I will not be able to write anything decent – my apologies.
However, I offer to you good folks the following, which recapitulates quite succinctly what I have been writing about recently (and to my fellow Cana…Continue reading
The striking back of Anonymous in support of WikiLeaks constitutes a paragon example of what protest and civil disobedience in the 21st century is about – especially against our emerging authoritarian corporatocratic security surveillance states.
Behold the authoritarian mind-set in it’s awful glory (emphasis added):
The Harper government is bracing for a backlash over a border security agreement it is negotiating with the United States, anticipating it will spark worries about eroding soverei…Continue reading
Quoting Glenn Greenwald: What’s really going on here is a war over control of the Internet and whether or not the Internet can actually serve what a lot of people hoped its ultimate purpose was, which was to allow citizens to band together and democratize the checks on the world’s most powerful factions. That’s what […]Continue reading