Archive for December, 2015

Erasing Palestinians from Their Homeland

December 24, 2015

The big lie is a propaganda technique generally employed when telling the truth would be unfavorable to your side. It goes like this: never admit doing any wrong and instead always insist on a story that portrays your side as the good guys. What really happened is irrelevant. The key is repetition. Do it often enough and loudly enough until most people believe you.

While the big lie is most often associated with authoritarian governments, its use is actually quite widespread. For example, the Montreal Gazette recently published a front page article claiming Jewish students at Concordia University were “feeling like the target of a hate campaign.” The reason cited, as far as this writer can tell, was simply that many students were standing in solidarity with Palestinians.

Spinning the Media

December 23, 2015

Paris Calling

December 22, 2015

Donald Trump Praised By Conrad Black In The National Review

December 15, 2015

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump hasn’t received too many ringing endorsements from famous conservative elites — but he’s just received praise from one Canadians know well.

Conrad Black has penned a piece titled, “Trump Is The Good Guy,” for the conservative National Review. It apparently delighted his old pal, who’s currently leading national polls for the Republican nomination.

Information Overload

December 13, 2015

Jason Kenney praises British imperialism

December 13, 2015

Speech to the Assembly of First Nations • Discours devant l’assemblée des premières nations

December 13, 2015

Suicide rate in Canada’s Alberta up 30% amid oil industry layoffs

December 8, 2015
Huge job cuts in the oil producing Canadian province of Alberta are coinciding with a dramatic increase in local suicide rates.

In the first six months of 2014 there were 252 suicides in Alberta. In the same period in 2015, there were 327, and could reach 654 suicides this year if the trend continues, reports CBC.

Green Party of Canada Leader Speaks from COP21 in Paris

December 8, 2015