Canadian Progressive World: VIDEO: Kerry-Ann Taylor makes a compelling case for Peggy Nash

Today, the NDP federal leadership hopefuls battle each other again during the party’s second official all candidates debate in Halifax. In this 30-sec YouTube video pitch, Kerry-Ann Taylor endorses Peggy Nash because “she’s a fighter …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Naomi Klein Debunks “Ethical Oil” Fiction

As she delivers this brilliant rebuttal of the corporate-funded Ethical Oil fiction, Naomi Klein brands herself “an expert in corporate crap”. We don’t have ethical oil in Canada. We’ve tar sands oil, which is like …Read More

gay persons of color: Should Rick Perry’s YouTube ad be banned as hate speech?

The question, broached by Amber MacArthur in Thursday’s The Globe and Mail, comes with its own set of issues that perhaps merits a bit of precision. As MacArthur points out: “The Perry video is an open attack on the gay community. He clearly implies that homosexuals should not be allowed to serve in the military, ...

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa Protest Day 30 Video

Progressive Proselytizing: Social Media, Part I: Information Flows

It is truly an empowering experience to live at at time with our neary effortless access to unprecedented amounts of information. More than just this, however, we are able to be multilaterally engaged with the information we receive as we can also influence the propagation and dissemination of ideas over the Internet in a way ...

Wise Law Blog: Video: Legal Ethics in an Age of Technology

Legal Ethics in an Age of Technology… That sounds a wee bit lofty, no? Some of you are probably thinking, “Ethics?  We’re talking about Facebook and Twitter, here, right?” Well as you will see in this video, the more involved a legal professional gets in social media, the more likely it is that an ethical ...

350 or bust: Hello My Baby

September is shaping up to be a potential game-changer for the climate movement, with Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality just over, and now 350.org’s Global Day of Action to move away from fossil fuels coming up next weekend. But it’s important to stop and have a good laugh once in a while, as ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: Mount Allison University Video Project Featured in Academica’s Top Ten

This morning the video project I’ve been working on this summer was featured on Academica’s Top Ten list. If you’re not familiar with the list here’s a little snippet from the website: Our team of researchers scours thousands of news sources every day – college and university media releases, wire services, government announcements, new statistics ...

Death By Trolley: Is YouTube censoring comments about its advertisers?

I made an alarming potential discovery today while watching The Young Turks on YouTube. Preceding the video I wished to view was an ad by a company called “Reputation.Com“, which specializes in polishing people and organization’s online footprint. If there is information on the web about you or your company that are embarrassing or that, ...

bastard.logic: You Said You Said You Said This Time Was Gonna Be Different.

by matttbastard Don’t. Lose. Hope.

Dead Wild Roses: Hero of the Day: Myles aka powerm1985

Brilliant. Myles is a fantastic youtuber who is a biochemistry student out of the UK who is currently writing his PhD “Non-Enzymatic Transcription of Nucleic Acids and the Control of Gene Expression using Mutant Riboswitches by Synthetic Guanosine Analogues” (say THAT three times fast) and continually uploads wonderful experiments that entertain and educate and inspire ...

Harper Valley: Big Bwana – A Song for the Stephen Harpers of the World (including you, Gordon Campbell)

Writen and performed by Wednesday Jones. Filed under: Political Humour Tagged: big bwana, Gordon Campbell, song, Stephen Harper, youtube

Pop The Stack: This month of May don’t just stand there with your arms folded tight

I just looked into these vote mobs that LeadNow is encouraging young people at campuses around the country to create.  I noticed Guelph and a few others already had some videos up. The UVic video is a lip-dubbing extravaganza. This prompted me to suggest that UBC has got to do one of these. But really, students ...

The Roots – Sacrifice (feat. Nelly Furtado)

“I’ll tell y’all one lesson I learned/If you want to be something in life/You ain’t gonna get it unless you make a little bit of sacrifice”. Seriously. The Roots are the best band in the world. Not just the best hip-hop band. The best music band.

MadLibMadLib: That Terrible, Terrible CBC (or How The Left Controls The World)

Now, I’m not a mathematician; I went to librarian school. I do, however, understand a little bit about statistics and I can count as high as my fingers allow. Recently I was forwarded to a video that supposedly proves that the CBC Vote Compass is Liberal biased (or “totally rigged”). The author of the video ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: a tribute slideshow

Just made my first upload to YouTube. I’m sure I need to learn something because the quality is not as high as when I view it on my own laptop. Oh well, it was a creative endeavour that was healing.Caleb’s Memorial Monolith BurnOh and I really didn’t like that YouTube stripped the audio and forced ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: a tribute slideshow

Just made my first upload to YouTube. I’m sure I need to learn something because the quality is not as high as when I view it on my own laptop. Oh well, it was a creative endeavour that was healing.Caleb’s Memorial Monolith BurnOh and I really didn’t like that YouTube stripped the audio and forced ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: a tribute slideshow

Just made my first upload to YouTube. I’m sure I need to learn something because the quality is not as high as when I view it on my own laptop. Oh well, it was a creative endeavour that was healing.Caleb’s Memorial Monolith BurnOh and I really didn’t like that YouTube stripped the audio and forced ...