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Conservatives Move to End All CBC Funding

Though the CBC is far from perfect, I have heard news, deeply alarming, that the Harper government is looking at cutting all funding to the CBC.  This was floated by MP Dean Del Mastro on November 23rd.  He's the Heritage Minister's parliamentary secretary.  James Moore, the Heritage Minister, then failed to deny that these plans are in the works.

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Talking Heads Locking Step For Future Attack on WikiLeak's Founder

The US media is lining up for a united chorus of attacks on Wikileaks and its founder Julien Assange. This morning on The View, liberal social fascists Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar were attaching the terrorist label to Assange. Last week Jimmy Kimmel had a joke that used the pressumption of Assange's guilt in those sexual assault charges as its premise.

Although I would usually advise against releasing anymore stuff before New Year's to avoid minimizing its impact during the Xmas shopping season, Assange may need to release it all before he too become collateral damage from an aerial attack.

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Newby..

 I try to be interested in everything. (If you don't take an interest, it may come back to bite you in the ass!)

 I'm currently wondering if Feminism, Unions, & the Left in general can survive the towering current of ignorance flowing through all aspects of our lives these days.

 The near total lack of interesting thoughtful media really distresses me. The pandering of news media to the lowest common denominator & the change to 'Opinion Journalism' in the U.S. is frightening!

 O.K.... In my day to day life, I spend a lot of time with my adult daughter, & my Mom. My hubby passed away 6 years ago this month. My Mom is handicapped & 96 years old.

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wikileaks - too good to be true?

Am I the only one wondering if there isn't something a bit fishy with this Wikileaks stuff? There is nothing, at least so far, really damaging to anyone, in the sense that it might spark a mass uprising and popular revolt against the US Hegemony - but there do seem to be a few things that are actually possibly going to help them, at least in terms of pushing "public opinion" in a direction they want it pushed - i.e. the Arab countries (apparently) against Iran???? my my, that certainly hinders the US attempt to vilify the country prior to some kind of attack.... and CSIS and others think Canadians are living in wonderland and need to get serious about 'terrorism' ??? Again - this is detrimental to US interests in what way?

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Rabble Policy regarding links on Babble posts.

At the top of the Babble page is the following description.

babble is rabble.ca's discussion board but it's much more than that: it's an online community for folks who just won't shut up. It's a place to tell each other — and the world — what's up with our work and campaigns.

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Project Censored 2011 censored for talking about 911

Hmm, seem to have missed the Project Censored story earlier on Rabble. Good interview with the guys who do the book - they speak quite a bit about how the entire 911 official conspiracy theory is more and more becoming understood by 'serious people' as being a lot of things, but 'believable' is not one of those things. OFCers will one day (ever getting closer) be recognized as the new 'flat earthers', would be my bet. You really believed that, gramps? geez. Too much mainstream medida, huh???

http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/63991

(Project Censored 2011 911 chapter here

http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/14-increased-tension...

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CBC the Current Documentary "Crossing the line' is suspect...

The Current had a documentary about the '40 thousand 'Canadians who served in Vietnam. The docu.  featured a guy named "Geordie Haslam' who claims he wanted join Canadian Navy but too young so he went into US Marines under fake name. The reason the story sounds suspicious is Geordie's guilt trip, as if the anti war era wasn't in fact a tooth pulling like effort by vast numbers of dedicated people who, for one thing, never spat upon any veterans of any war, esp. Vietnam, where the troops were overwhelmingly working/poor class-and the antiwar movement largely middle class, and therefore somewhat feeling guilt also for refusing to fight in what was by 1970 known to be an illegal, pointless war. I remember reading years ago on Dem.

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Learn how to livestream video with rabble.ca

Nov 15, 2010
W2 Woodwards
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Join us in Vancouver for a free workshop in learning how to broadcast video live over the Internet, also known as livestreaming.
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The Real News: Reporting reality

Nov 11, 2010 to Nov 12, 2010
Beit Zatoun
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Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
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Join Lia Tarachansky, The Real News Middle East correspondent, for a look at independent media in the region and on the net.
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Crash course in blogging: Reserved for women of colour

Nov 10, 2010 to Nov 11, 2010
Beit Zatoun
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Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
This workshop will provide you with a quick and dirty overview of blogging and show you how to start your very own blog.
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Crash Course in Blogging

Nov 3, 2010 to Nov 4, 2010
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
This workshop will provide you with a quick and dirty overview of blogging and show you how to start your very own blog.
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Fresh Media's Remixology 3

Nov 6, 2010
W2 Storyeum
151 Cordova Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 56.3484" N, 123° 6' 1.1844" W
British Columbia CA
Remixology 3 will feature a talk from Steve Pratt, director of CBC Radio 3 and CBC Radio Digital Programming, amazing local music, and an opportunity to socialize with Vancouver's leading innovators.
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How Ford won the campaign on the ground, and not in the media

Why the media got it wrong

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Mr. Granatstein also agreed with Ryerson University journalism professor April Lindgren's suggestion that, with polls handy, anecdotal evidence often gets short shrift.

"I think reporters have gotten away from trusting what they hear on the street because it's considered unscientific," Ms. Lindgren said.

But even the subtler signals of public intentions proved hard to read. Mr. Ford's overt decision not to court the mainstream media, and in some cases to shut writers out entirely, obscured what is often the best litmus test: the body language inside a leading campaign team.

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Journalism Week at McGill campus

Nov 1, 2010 to Nov 5, 2010
McGill Montreal , QC
Canada
45° 30' 31.9212" N, 73° 33' 15.2712" W
Quebec CA
The Daily Publications Society is holding their third annual Journalism Week on McGill campus.
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'Alternatives to Growth' book launch and Work Less Party

Oct 15, 2010 to Oct 16, 2010
Kule Theatre (MacEwan University) & First Free Store
~ Details Below ~
Edmonton , AB
Canada
53° 32' 36.8304" N, 113° 29' 25.6272" W
Alberta CA
Edmonton Small Press Association, Music is a Weapon, the MacEwan Student's Association & the First Free Store are excited to present acclaimed arts-activist, author and rabble-rouser Conrad Schmidt.
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Remixology 2: Harnessing the crowd

Oct 6, 2010
W2 Storyeum Salon
151 West Cordova
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 0.1104" N, 123° 6' 28.1268" W
British Columbia CA
From OpenMedia.ca, Fresh Media ReMixology is a series bringing people together to sample and share ideas in discussions lead by some of Vancouver's best and brightest media remixologists!
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Pull the Plug: A fundraiser for Media Democracy Day 2010

Oct 15, 2010
The Railway Club
579 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 58.0512" N, 123° 6' 54.4752" W
British Columbia CA
Like amazing tunes? Like prizes and free stuff? Like great, open, innovative, creative media? Then you'd best be at Pull the Plug: A fundraiser for Media Democracy Day 2010!
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DisOrientation 2010 @ York University

Political and Social Justice - Radically Different, Politically Progressive

DisOrientation 2010 @ York University ::Taking Back OUR Campus!::

- Keele Campus: September 23 to October 1
- Workshops :: Actions :: Film Screenings :: FREE Concert
- ALL Welcome :: ALL Events are FREE & ACCESSIBLE :: Child Care Available

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Michael Moore calls Canada ‘shameful’ on U.S. war dodgers

Renowned left-wing American documentary maker Michael Moore on Thursday blasted Canada’s position on U.S. war dodgers as shameful.

Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, Moore said Ottawa’s refusal to allow U.S. soldiers opposed to the war in Iraq to find safe haven in this country betrays what the country once stood for.

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