Humberto DaSilva

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Humberto da Silva was born and lives in Toronto. An early desire to conquer the English language resulted in literary pretensions and numerous short story publications. The inclusion of "Compassion Fatigue" in the Oberon Press "Best Canadian Stories 92" anthology was a high point in his existence. He proudly labours at a day job as a Union representative. Currently he is a videographer, a citizen journalist, and a radical commentator for rabble.ca as "Not Rex" Murphy.

Not Rex: Journalists lose their jobs while the bosses get millions

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Ninety journalists at Postmedia papers lost their jobs. The bosses got a million in bonuses.

Oh Well! Creative destruction was kind of a poetic ending for capitalist hacks.

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Not Rex: On Canada's hypocritical relationship with Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia, our Middle Eastern allies, just killed 47 people deemed "terrorists" in a single day. But, Canada has "no intention" of cancelling $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau really wanted "real change" perhaps he should consider nixing this arms deal.

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Not Rex: Paris calling

At the Paris Climate Conference world leaders figured out it will take a lot of money to make the world sustainably green. Not Rex looks at the faint hope from Paris.

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Not Rex: On the road map to the Third World War

Anybody else get the feeling like you want to duck and cover? Humberto "Not Rex" DaSilva tells us why.

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Not Rex: On praying for Paris... sort of.

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The Paris atrocities have unleashed the worst in our nature and become an excuse to deny refugees access to safer lives and to let Islamophobia run rampant.

Don't pray for Paris, and passively march behind the drum beat of war. If you really want to help Paris, dig deep for your humanity.

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Not Rex: Canada's vote for change feels like more of the same

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Canada is Harper free! And if our new prime minister undoes the worst Harper damage, it will feel like the second coming.

Here's a list from Humberto "Not Rex" DaSilva on what Justin Trudeau needs to do in order to actually create change.

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Not Rex: On the barbarian foothold in Canada

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"Hello, Barbaric Cultural Practices snitch line, Not Rex would like to report a misogynistic practice promoted by foreign interests and a male-dominated culture..."

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Not Rex: What Harper's 'old-stock Canadians' comment really means

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During the Globe debate, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a reference to "old-stock Canadians" which quickly sent Twitter into a frenzy.

The day after, Harper was quick to clarify, and backpedal, on his comment saying he meant Canadians who have been here more than one generation. Hmm, Humberto "Not Rex" DaSilva is not buying it.

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Not Rex: On the refugee crisis and the Con non-response

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The Conservatives were so busy dehumanizing refugees they got blindsided by Canadian humanitarian compassion.

Now, Stephen Harper wants to double down on the Conservative lie, saying more war will stop the refugee crisis. Is he serious?

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Not Rex: Stephen Harper's election campaign in a bubble

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Stephen Harper is a coward! He launched the longest and costliest federal election campaign in recent history and will face the Canadian public... never.

He's only campaigning to his base, and to those members who have signed gag orders. What?

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