Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. election 2012: Rachel Maddow unloads on delusional Republicans

Rachel Maddow is my favorite American television host, political commentator and progressive. She’s the best. In this video, she unloads on Republicans and conservatives for their delusional reaction to the re-election of Barack Obama as the president of the United States. And she opens her smackdown in style: Ohio really did go to President Obama last ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. Election 2012: Chris Rock’s Message For White Voters

Comedian Chris Rock has a special message white voters who may that U.S. President Barack Obama “is just too Black a candidate for them.” Relax. Obama “is juuuuuuuuuust WHITE”. Watch. RELATED: The Obert Report: Harper and Obama Argue About The War of 1812 (VIDEO)

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: PowerShift 2012 Conference Day 1 (VIDEO)

More than 1000 youth from across Canada are currently gathered in Ottawa for the for the PowerShift 2012 conference. The 4-day conference seeks to push the Harper Government to act to stop climate change and social injustice, and end annual handouts of “$1.4 billion in taxpayer money to the richest, dirtiest corporations in the world.” More on The Canadian Progressive’s coverage of PowerShift 2012: The ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Jian on Bullying for Amanda

Jian’s essay: Amanda Todd, and bullying | Q with Jian Ghomeshi | CBC Radio From the House of Commons Readers are advised not to switch to full youtube view and not to read the comments

Five of Five: The King of YouTube’s Atheist Slime Pit

There are so many triggers here I wouldn’t know where to start in listing them all. From Manboobz: Amanda’s story illustrates what can happen to young girls when sexualized images of them floating around online, whether they’ve put these pictures up themselves in a moment of poor judgement or whether someone has stolen them from ...

Five of Five: The King of YouTube’s Atheist Slime Pit

There are so many triggers here I wouldn’t know where to start in listing them all. From Manboobz: Amanda’s story illustrates what can happen to young girls when sexualized images of them floating around online, whether they’ve put these pictures up themselves in a moment of poor judgement or whether someone has stolen them from ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Australia’s Female PM Assails “Misogynist’ Opposition Leader & Sexism

A political master-stroke of epic proportions. That’s my take on Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s take-down of opposition leader Tony Abbott in this 15-minute speech on sexism in Parliament. OK, let’s put aside the fact that Gillard’s passionate and personal take-down followed Abbott’s attack on the embattled Speaker of the house, Peter Slipper, who resigned following ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: In Spain, An Anti-Austerity Revolutionary Uprising (VIDEO)

This must-see video delves into the heart of Spain’s recent violent anti-austerity protests, and reveals the deep divide between the government and the people. “The government is trying to scare the people,” one protester says. Video available on YouTube

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Alice Walker: Racism, Violence Against Women Are Global Issues (VIDEO)

On the 30th anniversary of the publication of her groundbreaking novel “The Color Purple,” American author, poet and activist Alice Walker sat down with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, and discussed the novel’s enduring legacy, racism, violence against women, Obama’s presidency and global issues. When Goodman probed her role as a prominent Middle East peace ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canadians unhappy with Harper Conservatives’ $1.4b tar sands subsidies (VIDEO)

A must-watch video! Climate change activists hit the streets of Hamilton, Ontario, and asked people to compliment the Harper Conservatives’ annual $1.4 billion oil subsidies to Canada’s oil industry. Almost all of the people asked said they weren’t happy with giving handouts to the wealthiest and most destructive industry on the planet. Then the activists ...

Canadian Progressive: WATCH: The Complete Unedited Secret Mitt Romney Fundraising Video

Here it is, the complete unedited secret video that captured Mitt Romney dissing “47 percent of Americans—those who back President Obama“, and dismissing the possibility of a Palestinian state, etc. Romney, the Republican candidate for the November U.S. presidential election, was addressing donors at a May 17 fundraiser, held at the home of private equity mogul ...

Canadian Progressive: Naomi Klein – Unacceptable risks in pipeline expansion to Vancouver

  RELATED: Naomi Klein Debunks “Ethical Oil” Fiction AUDIO: On “A Sense of Justice”, disecting Enbridge and the Canadian tar sands On International Women’s Day, A Focus on Canada’s Gender Deficit

Canadian Progressive: U.S. pressuring Bradley Manning to implicate Julian Assange (VIDEO)

Julian Assange‘s U.S. attorney, Michael Ratner, claims that the U.S. is getting tougher with Bradley Manning hoping to pressure him to testify against the WikiLeaks founder. He tells The Real News Network: They would want him to testify or roll over against Julian. And it’s not me making that up. The lawyer for Bradley Manning, ...

Canadian Progressive: Innocence of Muslims: Pathetic Movie Responsible For Ambassador Stevens’ Assassination

Here’s an extended trailer of the ”Innocence Of Muslims”, the shitty anti-Islam movie that unleashed riots in the Muslim world, leading to the assassination of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens. Earlier today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton distance the U.S. government from the movie, and labeled it “disgusting and reprehensible”.

Canadian Progressive: Canadians Hang Out With Soccer Superstar Christine Sinclair (VIDEO)

Olympic soccer bronze medalist and national women’ team Christine Sinclair answers some questions from her fans and Sportsnet.ca host Gerry Dobson. After leading the Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team to a historic bronze Olympics medal during the recent London Olympics, Sincliar was chosen to carry the Canadian flag during the closing ceremony. The seven-time Canadian female player of the year ...

Canadian Progressive: Toronto Sex Assault Rally: Mike Layton Calls On Men To Eliminate Violence Against Women

Addressing Monday’s rally against recent sex assaults in Toronto, city councillor, Mike Layton, calls on all men to eliminate violence against women. RELATED:  To avoid sex assault, don’t dress “like a whore”: Krista Ford RCMP’s Misogynistic Response to Galliford Sexual Harassment Claim Hundreds of Canadian women join RCMP harassment lawsuit

My journey with AIDS...and more!: For a young peoples’ video look at the history of the Tay Canal please click the link below, by which I mean…

…this one! I am so proud! Not that I had anything to do with this (and I didn’t) but because the video shows how the appreciation of Perth (Lanark County, Ontario, Canada) history is, and will continue to be, alive and well! Congratulations to everyone, particularly the young people and their mentors, who made this ...

Canadian Progressive: Radicals for our coast: New Democrat MPs and community reps (VIDEO)

A must-watch video on the ongoing fight against Enbridge’s cursed pipeline. The following New Democrat MPs visit Terrace, Kitimat and Kitamaat, British Columbia, and discuss the energy giant’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline: Deputy Leader and Environment critic, Megan Leslie (Halifax); House Leader, Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley); Public Safety & LGBTT critic, Randall Garrison (Esquimalt–Juan de ...

Canadian Progressive World: Quebec votes 2012: Separatist Option Nationale’s disingenuous appeal to Anglophones

This might come as a surprise to most Anglophones in Canada and Quebec. But it’s true. Option Nationale, a party unconditionally committed to separating Quebec from Canada, invites Anglophones to help shape the “future” of the province. To help the province “reach its full potential”. The party’s leader, Jean-Martin Aussant, made made the surprise invitation ...

Canadian Progressive World: The “Life of Pi” Movie Will Probably Rock Your World

Canadian novelist Yann Martel’s “Life of Pi” is one of the few novels I’ve started with enthusiasm and but couldn’t finish. I simply failed to connect with this award-winning wrenching fantastical story of loss, adventure and hope. But the movie, directed by award-winning director Ang Lee, promises to be something special. The movie, starring newcomer ...

Canadian Progressive World: Mexicans Protest Enrique Pena Nieto’s Stolen Presidency

An estimated 30 000 demonstrators marched through Mexico City on Sunday accusing President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto and his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), of massive electoral fraud. The protesters carried placards with messages such as: “Fraud, Fraud”, “Winning by cheating is not winning at all and is illegal”, “You launder money, we are cleaning our consciences”, and ...

Canadian Progressive World: This year, Ramadan has a serious Google twist

Today, over a billion Muslims around the world begin to observe the holy month of Ramadan, fasting from dawn to sunset. This year, Google is in on the action. In a serious way. The search engine behemoth will stream Islamic prayers live from Mecca via a dedicated YouTube channel. That means millions around the world will be able to experience ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: NDP: Harper Created Worst Deficit in Canadian History (VIDEO)

Apparently, the Official Opposition will not allow Stephen Harper‘s appetite for character-assassinating attack ads and propaganda to go unchallenged. The NDP has responded to the Conservatives’ recent attack ad targeting its leader, Thomas Mulcair. The ad, dubbed “Stephen Harper’s Solutions,” focuses on the prime minister’s economic record. It lambasts the Conservative government’s recent draconian cuts to ...

The Liberal Scarf: First post in a long time, some policy discussion!

I haven’t posted in forever, so I decided to break out of the doldrums of summer by posting a policy I’m considering submitting for OYL Summer Fling on reforming Canadian Content regulations. Here it is: Whereas – Canadian music deserves to be supported and funded for both economic and cultural reasons, Whereas- Canadians are accessing ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: WikiLeaks Begins Publishing The “Syria Files”

At a press conference held today, 5 July 2012, at the Frontline Club in London, WikiLeaks spokesperson Sarah Harrison announced that over the coming months, WikiLeaks will release a database of over two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012. This extraordinary data set derives ...