The Canadian Progressive: “Indian Givers”: New Neil Young Song Honors Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance

Canadian rock legend Neil Young just unleashed “Indian Givers”, a new protest song honoring the ongoing Standing Rock Sioux Tribe-led protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The post “Indian Givers”: New Neil Young Song Honors Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Alberta Politics: Let sleeping overdogs lie: Nothing to see here folks, just move along, please!

PHOTOS: We’re closed. But not for long, OK? Don’t get antsy if your comments don’t appear immediately. Read Daveberta.ca. Below: If you wondered what was going on in Alberta, now you know. “There’s nothing to see here folks, just move along…” It’s nice to know the Calgary Herald, fearless champion of the overdog, is still ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Sold the Canadian Farm

Well it took him almost ten years, to destroy Canada as we once knew it.  But I see Stephen Harper and his porky Cons have finally sold the farm. A free-trade deal that opens a small part of the Canadian dairy market to cheaper foreign imports could spell the beginning of the end for the country’s ...

350 or bust: Who’s Gonna Stand Up?

Neil Young has just written the anthem for the climate movement. The chorus is: Who’s gonna stand up and save the earth? Who’s gonna say that she’s had enough? Who’s gonna stand up and take on the big machine? Who’s gonna stand up and save the earth. This all starts with you and me. * ...

Alberta Diary: Right-wing Rage Machine readies the Full Neil Young Treatment for Archbishop Desmond Tutu

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will now be subjected to the full Neil Young Treatment for speaking out against overdevelopment of Alberta’s Bitumen Sands. (CBC Photo.) Below: Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Ric McIver; Mr. Young, back in the days when Albertans were still allowed to love him. Retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu presumably knew ...

Let Freedom Rain II: BOYCOTT CANADIAN MUSIC

Of all the Canadian musicians, only non-resident Neil Young has the balls to stand up to the anti-environmentalists. Blue Rodeo showed their true colours – Conservative blue. BOYCOTT CANADIAN MUSIC. Buy American, British or download for free. Don’t let our fleet of asswipe Beibers support the destruction of our environment and the rights of our natives. 

Susan on the Soapbox: The Trouble with Ezra Levant…

Mr Ezra Levant Ezra Levant is a Canadian media personality, an ultra-conservative political activist, author and lawyer who has made a brilliant career out of being half right.  In a recent episode of The Source, Mr Levant outlined the flaws in Neil Young’s rationale for the Honour the Treaties Tour.  According to Mr Levant, Neil ...

Let Freedom Rain II: UPDATED: Ethical Oil calls Neil Young ‘IndianIgnorant’

Ezra and crew created the racist hashtag #IndianIgnorant for Neil Young. Then they deleted it when they realized their own racism. This is what we’re up against. It’s not just Licia Corbella and the Conservative press. It’s assholes like Vivian Krause, who take money from oil companies to do their bidding. It’s Ezra Levant and the rest of the Con ...

Let Freedom Rain II: Ethical Oil calls Neil Young ‘Ignorant Indian’

Ezra and crew created the hashtag #ignorantindian for Neil Young. Then they deleted it when people complained. This is what we’re up against. It’s not just Licia Corbella and the Conservative press. It’s assholes like Vivian Krause, who take money from oil companies to do their bidding. It’s Ezra Levant and the rest of the ...

Alberta Diary: The ‘Petroleum Party’ in full cry about Neil Young: what are they afraid of? Not what Northwestern Alberta doctors fear

Neil Young: Giving as good as he’s been getting during an all-out attack by the Petroleum Party. Below: Dr. John O’Connor, vilified by the hirelings, toadies and pet legislators of the petroleum industry; Edmonton Journal reporter Sheila Pratt. Here in Alberta, the Petroleum Party dominates everything – the federal government, the provincial government, the government ...

Alberta Diary: With free expression under assault in Alberta, where’s ‘free speech advocate’ Ezra Levant?

So-called free-speech advocate and celebrity commentator Ezra Levant. Below: Free-speech opponent Alison Redford, Canada’s answer to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, shown below her; that Voltaire guy; nearly forgotten Tory political strategist Stephen Carter. Where’s Ezra Levant now that we need him? Mr. Levant, after all, is frequently billed as Canada’s foremost “free speech advocate,” although ...

PostArctica: Courage, Neil Young, And The Future

Neil Young doesn’t have to do what he is doing, there are many, many reasons why he shouldn’t, but he is, and he is showing us courage that most of us can only dream of, can barely imagine. He is taking on the whole corporate structure that is oppressing and beating down people everywhere on ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Neil Young is Right

“Take a second to really look at what you hear.” – Neil Young, singer/songwriter Neil Young knows how to rile up a crowd.  In a 15 minute press conference* to kick off his Honour the Treaties Tour with Diana Krall he said some things that sent Big Oil and a number of Canadians into orbit.  ...

The Ranting Canadian:             The unholy trinity of the Alberta tarsands industry,…

            The unholy trinity of the Alberta tarsands industry, the Conservative Party and the right-wing media has gone all-out in its attacks on Neil Young for his stance against their destructive policies and actions. One thing that these corporate wolves and subservient sheep overlook is that, of course, Neil Young is right. The main arguments ...

Montreal Simon: Neil Young and the Message That Must Be Heard

Well I guess Big Oil and its rented pimps in the Harper regime must be getting desperate eh?Neil Young is just too popular. They just can't stop him. Or silence his message.And now his show is rolling into the heart of Albertonia. And it's SOLD OUT !!!!!!So today the oil pimps deployed their ultimate weapon, the Oily ...

The Political Road Map: Fossil Fuels, Neil Young and Plastics

To start things off, let me quickly make mention of Neil Young and his current efforts to bring more attention to the oil sands and first nation rights. Good on ya Neil! It is about time someone with some international clout got on board to make Harper sweat a little, even though in a few ...

Montreal Simon: Neil Young and the Attack of the Oil Pimps

Well I see Big Oil has reacted to Neil Young's challenge, and is firing back with both barrels. Still blowing gaseous emissions out of every gasket or orifice. Still trying to portray Young as just a rock star, and not a REAL Canadian. The oil industry is speaking out about negative comments made by rock star Neil Young during ...

Politics and its Discontents: Some Interesting And Encouraging Poll Results

According to a Huffington Post survey, more than 60 per cent of Albertan respondents backed Neil Young’s condemnation of the tarsands; as well, an Edmonton Journal online poll found more than 70% approval for his comments. That has got to be an encouraging sign. Recommend this Post

Paul S. Graham: Thank you, Neil Young, for telling the truth

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Neil Young, the oil sands and shifting political loyalties in Fort McMurray

TweetPundits from across the country are waxing and waning over comments made by rock n’ roll icon Neil Young about Canada’s oil sands. Mr. Young’s inarticulate criticisms of the oil sands (and comparing Fort McMurray to Hiroshima) have not helped the discussion around the impact of natural resource development in Canada, but he does deserve some credit for raising ...

Cowichan Conversations: The Government of Canada Must Respect the First Nations Rights and Treaties

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Hardly a day goes by without hearing of another environmental disaster. In most cases they are easily traceable back to the doorsteps of greedy ‘Oil and Gas Corporations’ combined with reduced or eliminated federal and provincial regulations. Do we hear outrage and a call to action from our Prime Minister over the ...

LeDaro: Neil Young Calls Out Stephen Harper on Tar Sands

 Stephen Harper is an international embarrassment for his unconditional hawking of the tar sands, disregarding the rights of First Nations, and ignoring the negative environmental effects. On the latter, we already know that Harper is muzzling scientists, preferring to listen to corporate greed over facts and research. Neil Young is drawing new attention to the ...

Montreal Simon: Neil Young Beats Up Stephen Harper. Again.

Uh oh. It looks as if the slugging match between Neil Young and the Con regime isn't going to last very long.Not with King Harper already lying on his back. After getting his towel man Jason MacDonald to jump into the ring yesterday, and try to slap Young with this one:"Even the lifestyle of a rock ...

Cowichan Conversations: Neil Young-Diana Krall To Help Bankroll First Nation’s Tar Sands Battle

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Could this be a ‘Canadian Spring’- an awakening to the fact that ‘Thugs in Suits’ are hijacking our country, selling out our natural resources to the Chinese and sacrifing our environment at every level. Harper’s War on Science has gone to far for Canadians to stomach. His actions and those to come ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Rocker Neil Young Blasts Stephen Harper, Alberta Tar Sands

Canadian rock legend Neil Young has blasted the Harper government for “trading integrity” in its single-minded appetite for Alberta tar sands dollars. The post Canadian Rocker Neil Young Blasts Stephen Harper, Alberta Tar Sands appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.