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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/

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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

‘I Know You’re Sorry:’ one Anishinaabe MC and poet’s response to all of Canada’s apologies

August 31, 2017

Meet Niki Ashton, Canada’s Answer To Bernie & Corbyn

August 12, 2017

Canada’s NDP backs American Empire

August 12, 2017

Does the NDP consistently support a foreign policy that benefits ordinary people around the world? Or does the social democratic party often simply fall in line with whatever the American Empire demands?

http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/08/canadas-ndp-backs-american-empire/

Justin Trudeau’s giant corporate giveaway

August 6, 2017

A privatization spree in Canada could cost regular people billions, erode democracy and undermine the fight against climate change

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2016/nov/22/justin-trudeaus-giant-corporate-giveaway?CMP=share_btn_tw

Niki Ashton is a veteran MP — and also the youth candidate

August 2, 2017

For Niki Ashton, politics is, in many respects, her family’s business. Her father, Steve Ashton, has been an NDP member of the Manitoba Legislature since 1981, and held numerous senior cabinet positions in the Doer and Selinger NDP governments.

“My dad got elected off the picket line in 1981,” she recounts, but hastens to add that her mom, Hariklia Dimitrakopoulou, is also a political person: “She was a feminist activist involved with the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, and did school board politics, as well.”

http://rabble.ca/news/2017/07/niki-ashton-veteran-mp-and-also-youth-candidate

Canadian Logging Giant Attempts to Silence Critics Using Anti-Mafia Law

May 30, 2017