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Crash course in blogging: Reserved for women of colour

Nov 10, 2010 to Nov 11, 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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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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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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