In This Corner: The Facebook list: What would Trippie Redd want with me?

Facebook founder and boss Mark Zuckerberg is probably one of the world’s most hated men, and not just because he looks like a glass-eyed troll who hasn’t seen sunlight in years and recoils from human touch. Zuckerberg testified for two days in the U.S. senate over questions about Facebook’s casual use of users’ personal data. ...

Politics and its Discontents: You Can Close The Open Book That Is Your Data

Now that it has been demonstrated Facebook is not the benign social media giant it has always claimed to be, people are becoming more conscious of how vulnerable and how valuable their data is to unscrupulous entities. Among those who are concerned, there will be a corp looking for ways to keep more of their ...

The Disaffected Lib: This Might Be the Eye-Opener You So Badly Need.

Many of us approach online privacy with a “who would be interested in boring old me” attitude. That’s the internet equivalent of whistling past the graveyard. Check out data consultant Dylan Curran’s expose on what Facebook and, especially, Google knows about you. I’ll just do a short summary of what’s in the thousands of files ...

Politics and its Discontents: Whose Democracy Is It, Anyway?

While the Mound has been giving comprehensive coverage of the Cambridge Analytica assault on democracy, I am taking this opportunity to supplement his work with the following. I hope it sheds further light on the ongoing subversion of politics and citizens’ rights, all for the sake of facilitating victory for those who have no goal ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Prosecutors Say A Woman Who Went Undercover With An “Anarchist Extremist Group” Will Testify At Inauguration Protest Trials (repost)

In the next round of trials against people charged with rioting during President Donald Trump’s inauguration, federal prosecutors want to put a witness on the stand under an alias who spent two years undercover with “an anarchist extremist group” in New York. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Prosecutors Say ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Assembly of First Nations, RCMP co-operated on response to mass protests in 2007 (repost)

The Assembly of First Nations worked closely with the Mounties and provincial police to exchange information about protests and develop common stances before a national aboriginal day of action in the summer of 2007, according to RCMP documents. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Assembly of First Nations, RCMP co-operated ...

Dead Wild Roses: Why I Won’t Use A Cellphone – Philip Reed

On the level folks, I do use a cellphone – a smart phone even.  But I’m not sure I like it.  I most certainly enjoy the GPS that comes with it, as finding those schools tucked away in suburban hell can be very tricky, even at the best of times.  But, past the land navigation ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Florida Prisoners Are Laying It Down (repost)

During early 2018 prisoners across Florida are gonna “laydown” in nonviolent protest of the intolerable conditions in Florida’s prisons. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Florida Prisoners Are Laying It Down

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: 5 Ways to Support FL Prisoners Going on Strike Tomorrow (repost)

Tomorrow, prisoners across the state of Florida plan to launch a work strike against prison slavery, high canteen prices, and to fully return parole – among other demands. Read the rest of this post on the original site at 5 Ways to Support FL Prisoners Going on Strike Tomorrow

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Florida Prisoners Set to Begin Strike (repost)

Inmates at Florida state prisons prepared to strike Monday to protest brutal living conditions and their work for little or no pay. The strike, which has been coordinated between 10 prisons in the state, is expected to last one month or longer. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Florida Prisoners ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Florida Prisoners Are Preparing to Strike Against Unpaid Labor (repost)

People incarcerated throughout the state of Florida are planning a January 15 work stoppage to protest their conditions, and they say they are prepared to continue the protest for more than a month. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Florida Prisoners Are Preparing to Strike Against Unpaid Labor

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: The challenges of being trans, male, and homeless in Montreal (repost)

Getting an apartment is a rite of passage for thousands of Canadians in their late teens and early 20s, but for Esteban Torres, a 21-year-old trans man living in Montreal, signing the lease on his three-room apartment earlier this year was especially sweet. Read the rest of this post on the original site at The ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: «Je ne céderai pas à La Meute et à la haine», dit Gabrielle Bouchard, nouvelle présidente de la Fédération des femmes du Québec (repost)

La présidente de la Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ) n’entend pas reculer devant ses critiques, à la suite d’une chronique dénonçant le fait qu’une personne transgenre dirige le principal organisme représentant les femmes au Québec. Read the rest of this post on the original site at «Je ne céderai pas à La Meute et ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Immigrants ciblés par une vaste fraude (repost)

La Sûreté du Québec a mis au jour un vaste stratagème frauduleux dans des agences de placement qui exploitaient des immigrants vulnérables, en plus de priver le gouvernement de sommes importantes. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Immigrants ciblés par une vaste fraude

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Book Review: Marx & Engels on Colonies (repost)

This book is a reprint of a 1972 study pack by the Communist Working Circle, which contains quotes from Karl Marx and Frederick Engels on the question of the split between workers in the imperialist countries and the colonized nations. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Book Review: Marx & ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: REVEALED: The white supremacists behind alt-right posters around the city (repost)

Two groups were photographed on U of T campus last night, and Torontoist has identified several participants. Last night, two groups of white supremacists were caught on camera putting up “It’s Okay To Be White” posters up around the University of Toronto campus. Read the rest of this post on the original site at REVEALED: ...

The Canadian Progressive: Anti-semitism, racism and other old white supremacist prejudices die hard

Anti-semitism, racism and other prejudices are on the rise in most established democracies. Still, silencing white supremacists on the Internet is counterproductive. It would only lead to more senseless acts violence similar to those perpetrated by Anders Breivik and Rhodesia-inspired Dylann Roof. The post Anti-semitism, racism and other old white supremacist prejudices die hard appeared ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: «Noyés de la Deûle», sur la piste des skins lillois (repost)

A Lille, c’était le gars dont on évitait la route, un skinhead réputé pour sa violence. Read the rest of this post on the original site at «Noyés de la Deûle», sur la piste des skins lillois

The Political Road Map: How Facebook Can Eliminate Fake News

Since the election of Donald Trump as President, the term Fake News has become more common in both social media and regular media streams. For many of us, it has become tiring, as anyone and everyone begins utilizing Fake News to disrupt any meaningful argument that opposes their point of view. While Fake News can ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: The Birth of Canada’s Armed, Anti-Islamic ‘Patriot’ Group (repost)

In front of Calgary City Hall a couple dozen of them stood, shoulder-to-shoulder, in an attempt to make an unbreakable human wall. Each of them wore a uniform consisting of a black T-shirt emblazoned with a Roman helmet—a look that wouldn’t be out of place in a biker gang. Read the rest of this post ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Annie Mathieu (repost)

(Québec) « On a eu beaucoup de soutien de la part des partis au pouvoir, mais des partis d’opposition, ça a été le silence radio. » Saïd El-Amari a été grièvement blessé lors de l’attentat au Centre culturel islamique de Québec (CCIQ) le 29 janvier. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Annie ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Trans cartoonist’s website hacked and replaced by Nazi imagery by ‘alt-right’ trolls (repost)

Sophie LaBelle, who created the Assigned Male cartoon, was known for taking on transphobia and transmisogyny with her well known strip. But then an orchestrated attack deleted every comic, she was sent thousands of death threats, and her address was published on several forums. Read the rest of this post on the original site at ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: ‘Racialized international students’ targeted by Quebec government language probe, group says (repost)

Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness faced allegations Tuesday of possible racial profiling and violating the constitutional rights of more than 500 international students whose French skills are the subject of an ongoing probe. Read the rest of this post on the original site at ‘Racialized international students’ targeted by Quebec government language probe, ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Forming An Antifa Group: A Manual (repost)

Anti-fascist groups, often called “antifa,” are popping up all around the United States, and a number of people have asked us for advice on forming a group. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Forming An Antifa Group: A Manual

Politics and its Discontents: Facebook’s Community Standards

Some time ago, I wrote about my disappointing experience with Facebook after I complained about what was essentially hate speech by a FB group. The response I got was that the racist anti-Muslim group did not violate their community standards. Since then, it would appear that little has changed. Yesterday I happened upon a video ...