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CBC "stonewalled" Snowden story, says Greenwald | CanadaLand

by Graham H. Cox last modified Oct 25, 2014 04:09 PM
"CANADALAND has learned that last year the CBC acquired NSA documents describing a major CSEC surveillance program, but the public broadcaster has been sitting on this news for over nine months, with no immediate plans to publish. In an interview with CANADALAND, Glenn Greenwald has revealed the "shocking reluctance" of veteran CBC reporter Terry Milewski to inform the public about CSEC spying, an indifference eventually revealed to be actual ideological opposition on the part of a reporter to exposing government surveillance programs. "

The link address is: http://www.canadalandshow.com/article/exclusive-cbc-stonewalled-snowden-story-says-greenwald

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Thomas Walkom: Ottawa attack threatens to panic Canadians | The Toronto Star

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Oct 23, 2014 01:22 PM
"At times like this, it is easy to lose all sense of proportion. ... The fact that the gunman attacked Parliament has, understandably, spooked the MPs who pass our laws. It has also spooked the media and, I suspect, much of the country. The government wants to give its security agencies more power over citizens. The government wants to rally public support for its war in Iraq."

The link address is: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/10/22/ottawa_attack_threatens_to_panic_canadians_walkom.html

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Who are the victims of Wednesday's attacks at the War Memorial and on Parliament Hill? | Karl Nerenberg

by R. Dubois last modified Oct 23, 2014 12:11 PM
"The news that a soldier was shot at the War Memorial broke at just before 10.00AM. Wednesday, October 22. On CBC Radio One’s local Ottawa newscast, reporter Giacomo Panico breathlessly described the scene at the Memorial, which is just two blocks from the CBC studios. Panico said that people on the scene were still administering CPR to a man who, we would later learn, was 24-year Nathan Cirillo. He came from Hamilton and was a single father to one child. We would also later learn that the heroic efforts to save Cirillo’s life were in vain. He was shot at close range in the chest. From that time at just before 10:00AM, and onward throughout the day and the evening, the media – both over the air and online – went into full crisis, even panic, mode. Everybody and their uncle was talking and commenting, speculating and hypothesizing, tweeting and posting. As almost inevitably happens in such cases there was as much misinformation, false news and unverified rumour as fact."

The link address is: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/karl-nerenberg/2014/10/who-are-victims-wednesdays-attacks-war-memorial-and-on-parliam

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Canada's billionaires: Did you hear about the Irvings?

by JBB last modified Oct 23, 2014 09:46 AM
Geoff Martin | Rabble.ca | The production and consumption of news is a fundamental liberal democracy. So what happens when one of Canada's richest families owns all the papers in New Brunswick?

The link address is: http://rabble.ca/books/reviews/2014/10/canadas-billionaires-did-you-hear-about-irvings

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Spectre of NAFTA Investor-State Challenge Looms over New Brunswick Fracking Moratorium

by JBB last modified Oct 23, 2014 09:42 AM
by Brent Patterson | Common Dreams | On September 22 the people of New Brunswick voted clearly and decisively against fracking. They defeated the incumbent government that was backing (and was backed by) the fracking industry and elected a government that promises to implement a moratorium against fracking.

The link address is: http://www.commondreams.org/node/85474

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Ottawa attack threatens to panic Canadians| Walkom

by Graham H. Cox last modified Oct 23, 2014 08:38 AM
Walkom brings some historical perspective to the aftermath of yesterday's Hill violence.

The link address is: http://t.thestar.com/#/article/news/canada/2014/10/22/ottawa_attack_threatens_to_panic_canadians_walkom.html

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Is it too early to ask for a sane conversation about terrorism? | Linda McQuaig

by Graham H. Cox last modified Oct 23, 2014 08:35 AM
It is never too early to have a sane response. We cannot let the right-wing sow seeds of doubt in community and solidarity through propaganda and manipulation of tragedy and violence.

The link address is: http://www.ipolitics.ca/2014/10/22/is-it-too-early-to-ask-for-a-sane-conversation-about-terrorism/

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Reject the politics of division, re-inject the love and social solidarity | Nora Loreto

by Graham H. Cox last modified Oct 23, 2014 08:30 AM
Loreto reminds us that we must put social solidarity at the heart of the community's response to violence.

The link address is: http://rabble.ca/multimedia/2014/10/reject-politics-division-re-inject-love-and-social-solidarity

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