Cowichan Conversations: All Governments Lie-An Investigation Of The Corporate Media

  The State of the Corporate Media today-A Critique Anna Maria Tremonti interviews Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Fred Peabody an independent Canadian journalist and film-maker whose documentary-‘All Governments Lie’ will be released Read more…

A Different Point of View....: 50 years of great Investigative Journalism, from ‘This Hour’ to Amy Goodman

Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to hear some of North America’s top investigative journalists speak. One recent evening it was Amy Goodman, the amazing do-it-all journalist with Democracy Now, the independent U.S. radio and TV program. She gave an uplifting (for any journalist or would-be journalist) talk – ironically from the bowels of ...

A Different Point of View....: 50 years of great Investigative Journalism, from ‘This Hour’ to Amy Goodman

Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to hear some of North America’s top investigative journalists speak. One recent evening it was Amy Goodman, the amazing do-it-all journalist with Democracy Now, the independent U.S. radio and TV program. She gave an uplifting (for any journalist or would-be journalist) talk – ironically from the bowels of ...

Politics and its Discontents: Cuba And Private Enterprise

Since we first visited the island in 2010, my wife and I have developed a deep respect and affection for Cuba and its people. As I have indicated in previous posts, those feelings were formed not just in the vacations spots we have enjoyed, but also by getting to know the ‘real’ Cuba through friends ...

The Canadian Progressive: Fight Over Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Isn’t Over

U.S. President Obama vetoed the Republican bill approving Keystone XL, but the fight over TransCanada’s climate-threatening tar sands pipeline isn’t over. The post Fight Over Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Isn’t Over appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: Politics and its Discontents 2015-01-02 11:29:00

Yesterday, The Mound of Sound had a post on the role that Pope Francis is playing in the climate change debate. Given his growing moral authority and extensive popularity throughout the world, those with vested interests in retaining the status quo that is destroying the earth, and their aiders and abettors, (Stephen Harper et alia), ...

The Canadian Progressive: Noam Chomsky on media’s “shameful moment” in Gaza

by: Democracy Now!  | Posted Mon. Aug 11, 2014 As a new 72-hour ceasefire takes hold in Gaza, we turn to part two of our interview with world-renowned dissident and linguist,MIT Professor Noam Chomsky. Criticizing U.S. media coverage of the Israeli assault on Gaza, Chomsky says: “It’s a shameful moment for U.S. media when it insists on being ...

The Canadian Progressive: Democracy Now!: Gaza Ceasefire Collapses, Israel Kills 40 Palestinians (VIDEO)

Israel kills 40 Palestinians immediately following the collapse of the ceasefire in Gaza, and the capture of an Israeli soldier, reports Democracy Now! The post Democracy Now!: Gaza Ceasefire Collapses, Israel Kills 40 Palestinians (VIDEO) appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: American Jewish Leader Henry Siegman on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents” (VIDEO)

“A slaughter of innocents,” Henry Siegman, an American Jewish leader and leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, says of Israel’s ongoing war crimes in Gaza. The post American Jewish Leader Henry Siegman on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents” (VIDEO) appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: The World Cup You Won’t See on TV: Protests, Tear Gas, Displaced Favela Residents

Democracy Now! discusses the stuff you won’t see on TV during the ongoing 2014 World Cup competition in Brazil: poverty, protests, tear gas, and displaced favela fesidents. The post The World Cup You Won’t See on TV: Protests, Tear Gas, Displaced Favela Residents appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: US Patent Office Says It Won’t Protect a Racial Slur. Here’s What It Means for The Washington Redskins (VIDEO)

The US Patent Office says it won’t protect a racial slur. Democracy Now talks to Amanda Blackhorse to explain what it means for the Washington Redskins. The post US Patent Office Says It Won’t Protect a Racial Slur. Here’s What It Means for The Washington Redskins (VIDEO) appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

Cowichan Conversations: US Drone Attacks-Demand Silence No More!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The Americans death drone strikes are an abomination that until recently seemed to have few public opponents and little accurate exposure. That is fast changing. Robert Greenwald has stepped up and made a film revealing the atrocities of US Drones raining down on Pakistan civilians. While little has been admitted officially by the ...

Politics and its Discontents: For Those Who Don’t Know Their Place

What do you do when citizens believe that democratic rights should be more than an illusion? Call in the authorities to remind them of their true place in the foodchain. On a related topic, The Star’s Rosie DiManno has an excoriating assessment of yet another free pass given by the SIU to the officers involved ...

Cowichan Conversations: Edward Snowden Allowed Into Russia Weeks After Outing Himself as the NSA Leaker

The National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been given permission leave the Moscow airport where he has been stranded for over a month. Snowden applied for…  Read More

Cowichan Conversations: You Are Being Watched Says Edward Snowden-Video

Here is the latest with Amy Goodman-Democracy Now!

Cowichan Conversations: Edward Snowden Flees Hong Kong for Russia

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden- Hero or Traitor? Here is an update from Democracy NowU.S. Files Espionage Charges The exact whereabouts of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden are unknown after he reportedly left Hong Kong and landed in Moscow on Sunday. His flight came just days after the United States publicly revealed it had filed ...

The Canadian Progressive: Democracy Now! Discusses 10-year anniversary of U.S. invasion of Iraq (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! Discusses 10-year anniversary of U.S. invasion of Iraq, U.S. missile defense plans and Afghan protests against the continued presence of U.S. forces and the Steubenville rape case. We recommend:“We Steal Secrets”: The Story of WikiLeaks (VIDEO)Canadian General Itching For A New Foreign WarThe Invisible War: Rape, Sexual Assault […]

Cowichan Conversations: Democracy Now on the Death of Hugo Chavez

    Take a few minutes to watch and listen to Amy Goodman one of our top alternate journalists as she hosts a panel discussion  the death of Hugo Chavez.      

The Canadian Progressive: “We Steal Secrets”: The Story of WikiLeaks (VIDEO)

by Guest Blogger | Jan 27, 2013: Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney discusses his new documentary, “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” with Amy Goodman, the host of Democracy Now!  The film examines the key players involved in the whistleblowing website’s release of hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. The ...

Cowichan Conversations: Unist’ot’en Action Camp: Stopping Pipelines In Their Tracks

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger It struck me from the outset that the Natives were Canada’s best chance for pushback against corporate and oil and gas interests. Who else could or would stop the Enbridge Pipeline, the Keystone, the Pacific Trails Pipeline, the fracking? The NDP today is a mere shadow of the past progressive force that ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: The Invisible War: Rape, Sexual Assault Epidemic in U.S. Military (VIDEO)

Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman unpacks  ”The Invisible War” a new documentary that examines the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military. She speaks to Trina McDonald and Kori Cioca, two subjects of the film, and the film’s Academy Award-nominated director, Kirby Dick. A recent military survey shows that “the number of reported violent ...

Politics and its Discontents: Democratic Renewal

I just got back from my Algonquin trip, so just a very brief post. In skimming today’s Star, there is a very interesting piece by Bob Hepburn on efforts at democratic renewal in Canada to combat the ongoing Harper attack on citizen engagement and voter participation. Small seeds can yield tremendous fruit if properly nurtured. ...

earthgauge: Earthgauge Radio August 9, 2012: Burning down the house!

Download: earthgaugeradio-podcast-aug9-2012.mp3 On Earthgauge Radio this week, we continue with our summer programming schedule with a special guest episode from our friend Alex Taylor and Radio Ecoshock in Vancouver. Today’s episode is called Burning Down The House and it was produced during the recent devastating Colorado forest fires of late June, which have been described ...

DeSmogBlog: Delaware Tax Haven: The Other Shale Gas Industry Loophole

shutterstock_30322192.jpg Most people think of downtown Houston, Texas as ground zero for the oil and gas industry. Houston, after all, serves as home base for corporate headquarters of oil and gas giants, including the likes of BP America, ConocoPhillips, and Shell Oil Company, to name a few. Comparably speaking, few would think of Wilmington, Delaware in a similar vein. ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Indisputable Proof of Climate Change

The Harper government is muzzling government scientists to stop them from interpreting extreme weather phenomena like record-shattering heatwaves, freak storms, drought and wildfires. Luckily, in this modern age of the Internet and global connectedness, Canadians can still access scientific information and knowledge. Still, the climate change-denying corporate media is another hurdle to overcome. In the ...