Archive for September, 2017

Canada blocks Chelsea Manning visit, citing ‘treason’

September 25, 2017
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been denied entry into Canada due to her conviction for passing classified US intelligence documents to WikiLeaks.

Posting evidence of the ban on Twitter, Manning showed that her temporary visitor application on September 22 was rejected “on grounds of serious criminality.”

 

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Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois is taking Quebec by storm

September 25, 2017

He was on the front lines of Quebec street protests against the former Jean Charest Liberal government’s tuition hikes in spring 2012. Today, he’s riding a new wave of momentum that could shake Quebec’s political landscape.

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, 27, is a rookie member of the National Assembly for the Montreal riding of Gouin. He’s also one of the three members of the left-leaning, pro-independence Québec Solidaire (QS) party elected to the legislature.

http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/09/22/news/gabriel-nadeau-dubois-taking-quebec-storm

Trudeau Government seeking to oust Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro

September 24, 2017

Alongside Washington and Venezuela’s elite, the Trudeau government is seeking to oust President Nicolás Maduro. While Ottawa’s campaign has recently grown, official Canada has long opposed the pro-poor, pro-working class Bolivarian Revolution, which has won 19 of 21 elections since 1998.

https://dissidentvoice.org/2017/09/trudeau-government-seeking-to-oust-venezuelas-president-nicolas-maduro/

The Myth of Canada’s “Benevolent” Foreign Policy

September 13, 2017

A house built on an imaginary foundation may be a “dream home” but it can never be lived in. The same holds true in politics.

One need not mythologize Canadian foreign policy history to oppose the Trudeau government’s egregious position on nuclear arms. In fact, ‘benevolent Canada’ dogma weakens the critical consciousness needed to reject the policies of our foreign policy establishment.

https://dissidentvoice.org/2017/09/the-myth-of-canadas-benevolent-foreign-policy/

Quebec Liberals expand chauvinist bill targeting Muslims

September 8, 2017

..the reception from the Quebec and Canadian elite has been cold, if not hostile. Migrants are widely portrayed by the media and the establishment parties as “illegals,” even “invaders,” including by the two main opposition parties in Quebec, the Parti Québécois (PQ) and the Coalition for Quebec’s Future (CAQ), and by the Conservatives, the Official Opposition in Ottawa.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/09/08/qcli-s08.html

How can we fight corporate propaganda?

September 5, 2017

The machinations of corporate thought-control experts, as propaganda expert Edward Bernays cautioned, have to be carefully concealed from public view. But occasionally the screen is pulled away and the puppeteers revealed, as in the books written by former PR whiz John Stauber and his colleague Sheldon Rampton.

In Toxic Sludge is Good for You, they exposed the antics of the PR agencies employed to present a favourable image of the industries with the worst pollution records. In Trust Us, We’re Experts, they explained how the media are deployed to instill and perpetuate a favourable public perception of the transnational corporations.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2017/09/how-can-we-fight-corporate-propaganda

Corporate PR experts see consumers as ‘a herd waiting to be led’..

September 5, 2017

One of the reasons — arguably the main reason — why the big transnational corporations are now running the world is because most people don’t believe they are. And, of the minority who do realize they live under corporate rule, some think it’s unavoidable and others that it’s even desirable.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2017/08/corporate-pr-experts-see-consumers-herd-waiting-be-led