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Celebrate with rabble.ca in Ottawa

Dec 4, 2013
Parliamentary Pub
Sparks St.
Ottawa , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
To celebrate rabble.ca and Straight Goods News joining forces, rabble.ca and co-sponsor the CCPA will be hosting a holiday fun fundraiser and tribute to SG founder Ish Theilheimer.
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The Road to Palestine with Judy Rebick

Nov 28, 2013
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway) The Road to Palestine is a series of personal talks programmed by and hosted at Beit Zatoun. Guest speakers are Canadians who have taken a public stand on Israel/Palestine. Speakers come from a variety backgrounds and careers. They share a recognition tha
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
The Road to Palestine is a series of personal talks programmed by and hosted at Beit Zatoun. Guest speakers are Canadians who have taken a public stand on Israel/Palestine.
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Toronto Comedy Allstars in Waterloo

Nov 10, 2013
KW Little Theatre
9 Princess Street East
Waterloo , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Riotwire.com, Canada's platform for social, political and cultural humour has teamed up with Toronto comedy producer Danish Anwar for a comedy tour of Ontario -- and our next stop is Waterloo!
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The Multimedia & Multi-culturalism Toolkit

A guide to understanding and using multimedia to build stronger communities through diversity in Canada (82-pg PDF):
http://mmunac.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/TOOLKIT-mm1.pdf

from the intro:

This M&M Toolkit is about you. You will discover a wealth of tips, guidelines, and testimonials on how to initiate and promote inclusive media within your community of diverse cultures and heritages. The M&M Toolkit can be used by anybody with interest in using media and communication tools to bring together a group, neighbors, schools, employees or a ‘community’ to explore solutions towards building a socially cohesive society in Canada.

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Conservatives wants consumers to choose which TV channels to subscribe to.

They will move to force television service providers to let subscribers pay for only those channels they want.

Says James Moore “When Canadians make decisions about how to spend their money, they must be assured of a voice, a choice, and fair treatment,” the minister said in an e-mail sent to The Globe and Mail from his office. “Our focus on consumer interests will increase competition in the wireless sector and help provide Canadians with more choices and access to the latest technology at better prices.”

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Art Aesthetics

Dec 11, 2013
Gallery 1313
Queen St. W
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (BSCC) is a specialized clinic for women experiencing violence.
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Media Democracy Days 2013 - 13th Annual Media Reform Conference

Nov 9, 2013
Vancouver Public Library Central Library
350 West Georgia St. Nov. 8 - Film screening at The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St.
Vancouver , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA
This year's Media Democracy Days (MDD) will focus on two themes: information control and aboriginal voices.
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Launch: The best of rabble.ca, news for the rest of us

Jun 19, 2013 to Jun 20, 2013
No One Writes To The Colonel
460 College Street (just west of Bathurst, North Side)
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
CA
We're launching! Join us as we launch our book, best of rabble.ca 2013 edition, and as we launch our supporting membership drive!
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Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) Conference

May 23, 2013 to May 25, 2013
University of Alberta Lister Conference Centre
87 Avenue and 116 Street,
Edmonton , AB
Canada
53° 31' 22.674" N, 113° 31' 50.2608" W
Alberta CA
The Canadian Association of Labour Media's annual conference is a unique opportunity for training, networking and strategizing with labour communicators from across the country.
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ReMix This: A Copyright Cabaret

May 16, 2013
The Wise Hall
1882 Adanac St.
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 38.622" N, 123° 3' 57.7692" W
British Columbia CA
An evening of artists, storytellers, copyright experts, engaged citizens and multimedia activities that will get you thinking about who owns what you create and share.
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Has Social Media Helped Democracy?

Nowadays, with the explosion of social media, everyone has the chance to everyone to express themselves freely and have a chance to be heard on a worldwide level at the simple touch of a keyboard or smartphone. Now my question is, in your views, has social media helped democracy in any way?

 

One one hand, one may argue that it has because everyone now has a direct way to let their views known on a worldwide level, but how important i

 

On the other hand, politicians and the media also participate in social media, so is it really more social or democratic, or still very influenced by the media?

 

Let the debate start!

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Revolutionary Horizons: Debating the democratic potential of the Internet

Apr 12, 2013
SFU Vancouver, Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room #1900)
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 2.9976" N, 123° 6' 43.524" W
British Columbia CA
This free event will bring two esteemed scholars together to debate how we can best understand the role of the Internet in shaping the possibilities and limitations of collective action.
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“Social Justice Media: Web 3.0 and the Public Square”

Mar 11, 2013 to Mar 12, 2013
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, at Ryerson
245 Church St (at Gould, 2 blocks north of Dundas) Wheelchair accessible, and free!
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 28.9404" N, 79° 22' 39.5148" W
Ontario CA
A public lecture by Dorothy Kidd about activism, social media vs. old media, and the implications for social change
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How do Progressive and Conservative news watching habits differ?

This week I decided to look at whether supporters of various political parties had different news consumption patterns and compare them to undecided voters. To do this I'm going back to the Canadian Election Study 2011 data. Obviously, things may have changed since then, but this is the most current raw data source I have for this question. 

The first question I thought I'd look at is how much time people spent consuming news (Question 81 in the Post Election Survey(PES)) broken down by party self-identification.

 

Charts and the rest of the post can be found here

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Lost & Found Gallery Fundraiser

Feb 28, 2013 to Mar 1, 2013
Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St W
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 33.216" N, 79° 25' 37.6212" W
Ontario CA
We are very excited to invite you to celebrate the launch of our documentary, LOST & FOUND.
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These poll results aren't pleasant...

... but expected.

http://www.ipsos-na.com/news-polls/pressrelease.aspx?id=5961

Thersea Spence has been called "seflish" and a "terrorist" in the mainstream media. The Corporate Press fell hook line and sinker into the trap of fixating on the community's supposed "mismanagement" under Spence (even though her entire tenure as Chief was during the co-management with the Fes regime).

I'm rather sad about the results for my home region of the prairies. It really does seem that there's a risk for racially polarized politics to develop in the prairies as they have in the US.

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