CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: What Republican Texas Said About Harper’s Crime Bill C-10

In this video, the CBC News reported from Texas where even tough-on-crime Republicans told Canada not to follow America’s failed path of mandatory sentences and massive prison expansion, which cost them billions and drove crime rates up. The report warned about the consequences of this un-Canadian and vindictive criminal justice approach: billions of taxpayers’ dollars; ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Harper Conservatives’ Attack Ad Betrays Fear of Mulcair Victory in 2015 (VIDEO)

Stephen Harper’s Tories are proof that when a dictatorial regime is threatened by the force a democratic insurgency, and the specter of losing power, it becomes dangerous. Threatened by the prospect of NDP leader Thomas Mulcair becoming Prime Minister in 2015, the Conservative Party of Canada released a new dirty-politics ad attacking Mulcair’s “risky economic ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Meet The University Of Ottawa’s Ecojustice Clinic

From William Amos, director of the clinic: “A lot of ecojustice cases end up being David vs. Goliath battles; and that’s simply because the clients we serve in small communities and in cities across the country don’t have the funds to hire high-priced lawyers and lots of experts to provide evidence in their cases. The ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur On Obama’s “Kill List” (VIDEO)

Aly Ssa Canadian Progressive World mentioned. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down President Obama‘s “Kill List” of terrorists targeted for assassination through drone attacks. Obama approves every name on the Kill List. He reviews the bios and the evidence against them. And then he authorizes “lethal action without hand-wringing.” Without due process. ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Google Exposes Harper Government’s Growing Internet Censorship Appetites

In a report released late Sunday, Google tells us Canada has joined the ranks of countries aggressively stepping up efforts to censor online political dissent through “censorship requests” to the giant search engine. Passport Canada authorities asked Google to block public access to “a YouTube video of a Canadian citizen urinating on his passport and ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: To start a real revolution, learn from Iceland first

The people of Iceland forced their corrupt government to resign. They created a public assembly to rewrite the constitution. The banks were nationalized. The people decided not to pay the debt that private banks created. It was a revolution, a … Continue reading →

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Two of Mass Palestinian Prisoner’s Hunger Strikers “On Verge of Death” (VIDEO)

Over 1600 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are holding a mass hunger strike. Two of them have now gone 70 days without food. This video can be found at YouTube RELATED:Canada Crime Bill C10 hunger striker takes protest to Parliament … Continue reading →

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: State terrorism visits Quebec student protesters

Please note that this video contains disturbing graphic images of police violence and state terrorism against the ongoing student protests in Quebec. The video is accompanied by “Which side are you on?” music. This video can be found at YouTube

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canada Crime Bill C10 hunger striker takes protest to Parliament Hill

MEDIA RELEASE OTTAWA, May 6, 2012 – Today marks the 53rd day of my indefinite hunger strike against Canada’s new draconian crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, formerly omnibus crime Bill C10. My name is Obert … Continue reading →

Those Emergency Blues: What I Have Learned from Nursing

The world of nursing on a couple of dozen flash cards. From The Nursing Channel on YouTube. While I don’t agree necessarily with every card — some of them, I think, play into some old stereotypes on how nurses behave —  it’s still  a fresh perspective on nursing. What do you think? Filed under: Good ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Three second rule for the wandering eye

The lyrics in this video are bad, really bad. The stats on YouTube since April 5: 14 468 views, 1 430 dislikes and 465 likes. But the “Three Second Rule” message… I second it. If only there was a way … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Canada Crime Bill C10 hunger striker concerned about Parliament’s silent treatment

PRESS RELEASE OTTAWA, April 13, 2012 – Today is Day 31 of my  indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new draconian crime law, deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, formerly crime Bill C10. I’m an Occupy Ottawa … Continue reading →

My journey with AIDS...and more!: Newspaper clipping from Mom: “A GAY JOCK TAKES OFF THE MASK”

It was on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen’s March 17 “Saturday Observer”  section. The paper sat on a table beside Mom’s comfy chair, where she keeps anything she wants to pass along to me.  She knows that, like Jamie Hubley, whose passing touched me so deeply, hockey stories wouldn’t normally need to be on ...

Canadian Progressive World: Jack Layton’s vision for Canada is in good hands (VIDEO)

That’s the key message in a new TV ad introducing the newly minted  leader of the New Democrats, Thomas Mulcair, to Canadians. Layton’s widow, Olivia Cho, and ordinary folks, assure us that Mulcair and the NDP will continue from where … Continue reading →

bastard.logic: David Banner on the Shooting of Trayvon Martin: “We Have to Get Some Type of Legislation Now.”

Gulf Coast hip hop impresario David Banner drops some straight knowledge re: Trayvon, race, and class in the US of A in this BlackEnterprise.com interview: “The fact [is] we have to get some type of legislation now. “What do we want to see implemented to make sure this doesn’t happen again because y’know American culture, ...

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Canada Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 17 Update

This journal entry covers days 15, 16 and 17 (March 28, 29 and 30) my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Indefinite Canada Crime Bill C10 Hunger Strike (VIDEO)

Today, April 5, 2012, is the 23rd day of Obert Madondo’s indefinite hunger strike protest against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new Safe Streets and Communities Act (formerly omnibus crime Bill C-10). Obert’s five demands include the immediate repeal of the … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 14 Update

This journal entry covers days 12, 13 and 14 (March 25, 26 and 27) my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at … Continue reading →

Toews wankfest takes place today in Parliament

My brain hurts. Rarely has something been so indicative of the impotence and irrelevance of the modern Tory than Vic Toews’ retribution against those who mock him. In a primo example of Conservative wastefulness and vengeful preoccupation with payback, Parliament is set today to go after that ‘amorphous’ organization known as Anonymous. Why is this ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Has YouTube Killed “Related Videos”?

Google moves in mysterious ways… Whatever happened to “related videos” on YouTube that were at least in someway tangentially similar to the previous video watched? Suddenly, it seems that there are only four options presented – none of which are remotely connected to the preceding video. Like the ubiquitous promo for the “Invisible Mercedes” or ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Not totally worthless: why videos go viral (on YouTube)

Factoids that stuck out for me: more than 48 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute the speaker, Kevin Allocca, is paid to watch this crap cats watching cats watching a cartoon cat: hilarious. Via The High Definite. Alltop … Continue reading →

Dead Wild Roses: Free Speech in the Face of Religion – Censorship on Youtube.

Being intimidated by the religious thugs threatening violence seems to be a growing fad.  This needs to stop.  I mirror this video that was taken down by youtube for a terms of use violation – (being offensive to the deluded).  Here it is again on the blog. You and your dogma can go away, the ...

Canadian Progressive World: ANONYMOUS: Canada Should Scrap Bill C-30, Fire Minister Vic Toews

In this YouTube video, activist hacker group Anonymous is demanding the resignation of Canada’s beleaguered Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews. The group also calls for the dictatorship-style online surveillance bill C-30 to be scrapped. …Read More

Occupy Ottawa: “Real” Citizenship Canada bureaucratic oath

Last October Canada’s Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s office organized a bogus citizenship ceremony broadcast on Sun Media, popularly known and Fox New North. The ceremony featured six federal bureaucrats posing as newly-minted Canadians. No One …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: 30 Renowned Writers Speaking About God

In this 25-minute video, Jonathan Pararajasingham, a London-based neurosurgeon, presents 30 Renowned Writers Speaking About God. The writers offer both a literary homage to rationalism and humanism, and a not-so-generous critique of orthodox religious belief. …Read More