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Media Democracy Day Vancouver

Nov 6, 2010
Vancouver Public Library, Central Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 46.938" N, 123° 6' 56.25" W
British Columbia CA
The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, OpenMedia.ca, and the Vancouver Public Library present Media Democracy Day Vancouver 2010.
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Open Media live blog party

Sep 24, 2010
Anza Club Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 14' 54.6828" N, 123° 6' 31.68" W
British Columbia CA
To celebrate the start of the Fall 2010 Semester we are throwing a fundraiser. Help support our club and our lead organization OpenMedia.ca
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Project Samosa

This thread isn't really about the suspects arrested in Ottawa earlier this week on terrorism charges.  I'm starting this thread because I've been party to relatively little discussion about the actual name of this investigation that the RCMP has dubbed "Project Samosa."

When I was in high school (come to think of it, in the mid-90s, in suburban Ottawa, possibly with some of the same RCMP investigators who worked on this case) the word samosa was often used interchangeably with other derogatory slurs such as paki, towelhead, raghead, sand n*****, etc.  The nation/culture of origin itself of the targetted individual(s) wasn't important.  They were used as synonyms that both informed and reflected the ignorance of their user.

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CRTC investigating Global Winnipeg

The CRTC is now investigating Global TV for broadcasting Jack Van Impe Ministries Presents 

Case ID 488394   put your 2 cents in.

I started a thread last Feb, informing folks that the CBSC was reviewing my complaint against Global...it took them 13 months to come to the conclusion that it's okay for kids to watch this bigoted fear monger Sunday mornings (Global Winnipeg). I guess that's what we all expected, the CBSC is just a cadre of media people governing themselves thus inherently biased. We had to go thru this process because the CRTC will not act until the CBSC makes it's decision. Anyway the CRTC have been monitoring the situation since day one and now have the file.

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Citizen Media Rendez-Vous Montreal

Aug 23, 2010
Palais des congrès de Montréal
201 Avenue Viger Est,
H2Z 1X7‎ Montreal , QC
Canada
45° 30' 18.5616" N, 73° 33' 39.2004" W
Quebec CA
A collaborative exchange to advance the practices of citizen media that cultivate inclusive participation and social justice.
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G20 Bail hearings continue, Crown appealing some releases

- please forward -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bail hearings continue for G20 activists detained for a month;

Crown appealing release of some. Communities express support for defendants and denounce criminalization of dissent.

July 26, Toronto - Leah Henderson, Amanda (Mandy) Hiscocks, and Alex Hundert, along with others, are facing politically-motivated charges in relation to the Toronto G8/G20 protests. The three were pre-emptively arrested at gun-point in a house raid on the morning of June 26, before protests began.

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On Legitimate and Illegitimate Protest

http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/node/3883

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Frederick Douglass, 1857

 

This page grows out of dialogue with many community members between the Vancouver Olympics in February and the Toronto G8/G20 in June. It needs saying.

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Does anyone here use Foursquare?

Just curious whether anyone uses Foursquare, and if so, what utility does it serve for you?

I'm thinking of installing it because I see a few FB friends using it and it looks like fun. Does it serve any purpose beyond simply fun?  (I have no problem with simply fun, btw.)

It seems like the idea is that you install it on your phone, and whenever you want to let your friends know where you are, you send a note on it and the application pinpoints your location by GPS, the name of the place (e.g. restaurant, park, subway station, whatever) and you write a comment about the place or what you're doing or eating or drinking or playing there.

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Off the Highway: Growing Up In North Delta book launch

Jul 13, 2010 to Jul 14, 2010
The Sylvia Hotel Bistro
1154 Gilford Street
V6G 2P6 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 19.0572" N, 123° 8' 34.1952" W
British Columbia CA
Off the Highway, Mette Bach's memoir about growing up in North Delta, launches in Vancouver on July 13th.
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CAS says children should not be involved in G20

This is a great article about how the CAS will be present and "on call" during the G8/G20 protests in Toronto.

I'm so annoyed at this comment by their spokesperson:

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While Fleming did note that he respects the right to protest, he feels children should not be involved at the G20.

"You never know what these things will turn out to be. As a parent I'd have concerns. I'd have good intentions but not everyone has the same thoughts. I would think twice before taking my kids. The protests have been known to become violent and that would be a concern for anyone there."

And I loved John Clarke's response:

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Rob Ford Drug Tape *UNEDITED*

Many of you may know about the recent story involving Rob Ford, Dieter Doneit-Henderson, and a conversation about scoring OxyContin from drug dealers.

In a nutshell, Mr Doneit-Henderson calls councillor Ford regarding Ford's promise to get his pain medication, OxyContin, for Doneit-Henderson's Fibromyalgia. Instead Ford suggests that Doneit-Henderson aquire OxyContin through drug dealers on the street.

This entire conversation between Doneit-Henderson and Ford was taped and released to the media. You can read about it here: (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/phone-call-raises-q...). This has raised questions about Ford's judegment

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Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada Book Launch

Jun 25, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010
Pulpfiction Books on Main
2422 Main Street
V5T 3E2 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 47.6064" N, 123° 6' 3.0672" W
British Columbia CA
Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio In Canada book launch at Pulpfiction on Main, Vancouver, 7:00 pm. Free admission.
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Awakening the Virgin Archetype

Jun 26, 2010
Actsafe
280-1385 W. 8th Avenue
V6H 3W4 Vancouver
Canada
49° 15' 52.146" N, 123° 8' 9.3876" W
CA
A workshop exploring a new story structure of the Virgin archetype's path of self-fulfillment, based on Kim Hudson's new book, The Virgin's Promise.
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FOX News North

There has been some talk of FOX News North entering the Canadian media scene. Anyone have any reliable info on this? Opinions?

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CBC coverage of the Gaza flotilla

First, I know that we have previous threads on complaints about the CBC, but I think their coverage of the Gaza flotilla deserves a new thread. (If the moderators disagree I'm sure I'll hear about it!)

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