Renowned Australian physician and anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott has for four decades lectured around the world about the medical dangers inherent in the use of radioactive materials for nuclear energy and weapons. Her work was captured in the 1982 National Film Board of Canada short documentary, If You Love This Planet, which won an Oscar.
Last November, Dr. Caldicott was due to speak in Port Hope, Ont., when she found herself persona non grata there. Cameco, a producer of uranium fuel for nuclear power plants around the world, is a major employer in this town of 16,000 on Lake Ontario.
Dr. Caldicott explains what happened to rabble's news editor Cathryn Atkinson.
A lively and titillating salon discussion on moral puzzles involving censorship and free expression as covered in the gay press. How are queer communities struggling to reconcile the fights for freedom of sexual and political expression with their desire to fight homophobic expression? Case studies range from Queers Against Israeli Apartheid and the Toronto Pride Parade, to murder music, Canada Border Services Agency and queer-themed film.
How should we define hate speech? Who should censor it, and when should the right to free expression be invoked? Join us in a provocative panel discussion as part of Freedom to Read Week 2011.
Panel: Susan G. Cole, author, playwright, broadcaster and senior editor at NOW Magazine; Jonathan Kat, op-ed columnist and comment pages editor for the National Post; Janet Keeping, President of the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership; Richard Moon, author and Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. Moderator: Steve Paikin, Host of TVO's The Agenda.
Tickets $10 at the door (proceeds to PEN Canada). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Listen to the Banned is a unique collection of contemporary songs by artists from around the world who have been censored, persecuted, taken to court, imprisoned and even tortured for a very simple reason -- their music.
Presented by Freemuse and Deeyah, the compilation is a musical statement by artists who are united in one single, important issue - the protection of the freedom of musical expression, a freedom many take for granted.
Below refers to a discussion on the 'Harper govt. attacks employment equity and affirmative action' thread. I was advised that it should be discussed here, rather than derailing the thread from its original topic. At issue is the over-zealous moderation of this thread, which in my opinion was limiting reasonable debate and over-stepping the terms of Babble's policy. Please see the thread for the back-story...
Supporters of No One Is Illegal -- Toronto hold creative actions as part of the July 24 National Day of Action against Jason Kenney, Minister of Censorship and Deportation.
42 year old peachnick,beatnick hippy.
Love a good conversation,I moved to Canada in 1996,I sold out ,cut my hair shaved my beard to fit in,Took me a long time to appologise to my self.
but now I am back,Mid life crisis some might say.
Love Animals ,hate competition of all kinds .Strongly believe in the zen buddist principals.
Peace and Love to you All