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Freedom fighters, self-deprecation and a speech from the throne

The Spartacus of SeaWorld: Who knows, of course, if Tilikum the SeaWorld orca had a motive in killing his trainer, Dawn Brancheau, and withholding her from rescuers. But an impulse to attribute humanish motives to animals is ancient and irresistible. I don't think we do it from egocentrism, but rather from fellow feeling and analogy. We are, after all, animals, too. We have an inner life, for which there's no external proof. Why shouldn't they?

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Alert! Radio from Canadian Dimension

The Olympics: The Ultimate Fallacy. Israeli Apartheid is Worst says South African Professor. The Okanogan Valley Blockade.

March 4, 2010
| Alert# Radio #145 - Interviews with Denis Pilon, Farid Easack, Anisa Mirza and Cheifs Fabian Alexis & Stuart Phillips. Headlines, Around the Left, and Music Is The Weapon.
Length: 56:07
| March 3, 2010
| March 3, 2010
Redeye

Black Bloc tactics spark intense debate

March 2, 2010
| Following the 2010 Heart Attack actions on February 13, anti-Olympic activists were divided in their response to the actions of the Black Bloc.
Length: 1:12:24

End poverty. It's not a game

A placard posted at the Olympic Tent Village in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

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In defence of the diversity of tactics

Judy Rebick, from her office in downtown Toronto, complained that "when a spontaneous anger against the Black Bloc emerged on social media, people berated us for ‘dividing the movement.'" She says that, in fact, "it is the Black Bloc that is dividing the movement."

She is wrong.

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| March 1, 2010

2010 Olympics: Gold medal for activism

Downtown Eastside residents and their supporters march for homes.

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Olympics can't mask country's human rights record on indigenous peoples

Gord Hill of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation at Victory Square in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. (Photo: Blackbird)

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