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'Dinner with Goebbels' and the power of propaganda

War requires self deception and someone is always there to provide it. In Red Sandcastle Theatre's production of "Dinner With Goebbels" we get to spend time and share wine with modern history's most infamous purveyors of the cruelest commodity. 

The play, by psychiatrist and Physician Against War activist Mark Leith, gives us a short history of public relations (when you're doing it), otherwise known as propaganda (when it's a bad thing).

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What can Canadian activists learn from Mel Gibson?

Let's talk about what Canadian activists can learn from Mel Gibson's (yet again) anger mis-managed rantings, sexism & racism... 

hum, maybe something the 'we can't bring ourselves to disavow dipshits engaging in criminal property damage & violence which simply sets up the media & cops to paint all activists as thugs' might consider before they act out, giggle like children & skip off to leave grandma & a couple of peaceful art majors to catch a baton upside the head... 

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York U Student Investigated for Anti-Semitic Website

York University is taking "appropriate disciplinary actions" against a student being investigated by hate crimes units of the Ontario Provincial Police and Toronto Police Service for anti-Semitic postings on a conspiracy-theory website that advocate genocide against Jews.

The National Post first reported in a Tuesday, March 2 article that only months after Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley decided not to press ahead with hate crimes charges against Salman Hossain - a decision that Canadian Jewish Congress CEO Bernie Farber partly blamed on the length of time it took to conduct the investigation - the York student is back on police radar for new online hate writings.

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Global breaking CAB Code of Ethics by airing Jack Van Impe Ministries' message of hate, fear and bigotry

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Tommy_Paine suggested I move this subject to the Media Forum from Intros.

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Racism 101: a conversation about hate in Canada

In 2006, a Stats Canada survey found that 38% of hate crimes were committed by youth between 12 and 17 years of age. This mini doc explores one particular incident in Vancouver, and raises the question, what can be done? Watch the video, then join the discussion on babble.

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Take action against racism with Colour of Change

This is really easy, folks; all you have to do is click on or cut and paste the Color of Change web site and there is a quick form to fill out to add your name to the letter. It is mildly worded, so none of you need to worry about sounding "radical", Ha Ha...

Dear friends,

As you may know, right-wing talk show hosts have been bringing race-based fear mongering into the mainstream, but FOX's Glenn Beck just took it to another level. On Tuesday, Beck said:

"This president has exposed himself as a guy over and over and over again who has a deep-seated hatred for white people... this guy is, I believe, a racist."

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