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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
News
Aug 31, 2010

How Fox North became Harper's priority

Frances Russell
The tone of political discourse, already shifted sharply right with the advent of Conrad Black's National Post in 1998, is about to leap further down that road. The signs are numerous and ominous.
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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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