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Eyes on the Street screening

May 15, 2011
Nathan Phillips Square, main entrance, under the big surveillance camera under the Canadian flag
100 Queen St. W.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 6.9048" N, 79° 22' 56.6544" W
Ontario CA
Wherever we walk on the streets of our city, we are followed by video eyes -- Closed Circuit Television cameras owned by private corporations as well as the Toronto Police.
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Friends of CBC campaign video from Saskatoon

Hi. 

Here's a video I made about the Conservative candidate in the Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar and how she's trying to avoid speaking to voters and meeting with citizen groups during the election campaign. 

 

Basically we hunted her down at a Conservative party pep rally when Stephen Harper came to town and taped the results.  I made this video while working on the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting project.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video, and if you're on Facebook, please link to it to help spread the word.  

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election - reaching out beyond the choir

just wondering how (if) people are doing in terms of reaching out to people to try and sway their vote / inform them about issues for this election?

an Ipsos Reid survey just found that in early April, only 1 in 5 Canadians were tuning in to online election coverage via news or social media sites at least once a week

that's a lot of people who, if they're getting any info at all, are only hearing from the corporate media or the campaigners who come to their doors

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i was wondering if people have been printing off copies of the rabble rouser and doing outreach with them (or what people think of the concept)?

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Toronto Palestine film festival

Oct 1, 2011 to Oct 8, 2011
The Bloor Cinema, The AGO, The Rivoli, Beit Zatoun
various
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W
CA
The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) is pleased to announce that it will be returning for its fourth year!
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Bearing Witness, Creating Hope: 10 years of rabble.ca

Apr 18, 2011 to Apr 19, 2011
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 33.216" N, 79° 25' 37.6212" W
Ontario CA
rabble.ca invites you to join us in celebrating 10 years of rabble.ca, April 18th at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto!
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WAM! (Women! Action! Media!) Conference Vancouver

Mar 27, 2011
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
1961 East Mall Stikine Room, Level 2
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 3.2916" N, 123° 15' 8.3556" W
British Columbia CA
Join rabble.ca for a workshop on multimedia journalism and as we work with fellow media makers to create a supportive network, share knowledge and build skills!
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US House votes to defund National Public Radio

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The House on Thursday voted to end federal funding to National Public Radio. Republican supporters said it made good fiscal sense, and Democratic opponents called it an ideological attack that would deprive local stations of access to programs such as "Car Talk" and "All Things Considered."

The bill, passed 228-192 along mainly partisan lines, would bar federal funding of NPR and prohibit local public stations from using federal money to pay NPR dues and buy its programs. The prospects of support in the Democratic-controlled Senate are slim. Seven Republicans broke ranks to vote against the bill.

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Speak Up! Speak Out! Public Dialogue and the Politics of Dissent

Mar 19, 2011 to Mar 20, 2011
Faculty of Social Work
120 Duke St. West,
Kitchener , ON
Canada
43° 27' 8.5788" N, 80° 29' 33.8712" W
Ontario CA
On Saturday March 19th 2011, there is a free, full-day conference about the criminalization of dissent around G20 activism – and creative ways to heal and move forward.
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Rev. Kevin Annett lecture and book launch: "Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor"

Mar 28, 2011 to Mar 29, 2011
Ryerson University
Oakham House, Room G, 63 Gould Street (east of Yonge, north of Dundas)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 29.4516" N, 79° 22' 40.3572" W
Ontario CA
The former United Church minister, who first blew the whistle on Canada's infamous Indian residential schools, will speak at 2 Toronto locations as part of a world film tour/book launch.
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Rev. Kevin Annett lecture and book launch: "Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor"

Mar 26, 2011
OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)
252 Bloor St. West Room 2-212
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
Ontario CA
The former United Church minister, who first blew the whistle on Canada's infamous Indian residential schools, will speak at 2 Toronto locations as part of a lecture tour/book launch.
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National daily newspaper for progressives?

In Canada, we don't have much choice when it comes to national daily newspapers to buy:

1) Globe and Mail

2) National Post

3) Toronto Star

Which, if any, of these papers is the "best" for progressive readers? If you had to choose one to subscribe to, which would it be? Are there regional papers that would be better?

Finally, if progressives put the heads & money together, could they improve the coverage and content of of progressive issues overall by organising to switch their subscription to the most progressive-friendly paper?

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The Daily

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This week's launch of Rupert Murdoch's iPad "newspaper," The Daily, is a milestone: It's the first significant attempt, since the Web conquered the digital world in 1995, to create a major new media product that embraces technology yet spurns the Web -- and the public Internet, too. Chris Anderson's Wired "Web is Dead" package was the warning shot for this phenomenon, but The Daily's introduction puts it in front of us in palpable touch-screen form. It boldly declares: We're digital people but we're not Web people.

Why do I say that The Daily spurns the Web and the Net? I mean, beyond the obvious reason that there is no Web site that offers its contents in a convenient form each day. It's not just that. The Daily also contains no links.

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Stop The Meter - National Day of Action

Feb 26, 2011
Various
Canada
37° 59' 12.9624" N, 122° 35' 23.3484" W
CA
Internet Service Providers are about to impose usage-based billing on you -- take part in the National Day of Action to Stop the Meter!
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An evening with Amy Goodman

Feb 26, 2011 to Feb 27, 2011
University of Alberta
Education North Building 2115
Edmonton , AB
Canada
53° 31' 25.7664" N, 113° 31' 23.142" W
Alberta CA
Join Amy Goodman for a discussion about the role of independent media in promoting social justice.
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Speaking Truth to Power: Wikileaks and what they reveal about the contemporary mainstream political news media in Canada.

Speaking Truth to Power:
Wikileaks and what they reveal about the contemporary mainstream political news media in Canada.

One of the more interesting questions which might be posed with respect to the recent Wikileaks disclosures is, if, by chance, a large quantity of secret documents pertaining to our government secret activities were leaked here in Canada, how likely is it that any of them would ever be released to the public? If, as in the USA, these secret documents were made assessable to Canadian newspapers, the answer would probably be "no" and, if it were to the TV and Radio media, it would be even less likely they would ever see the light of day.

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