Citizens Press Announcements, Alternative and Corporate News

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harpers government has spent more than $2.3 million to photograph Conservative cabinet ministers since it came to power, iPolitics has learned.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015Original Article Source: Elizabeth ThompsonFor Harper’s ministers, pictures are worth millions: spending recordsPrime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has spent more than $2.3 million to photograph Conservative cabinet ministers since it came to power, iPolitics has learned.Taxpayers are picking up the tab for a quarter of a million dollars on average each year to hire photographers to take pictures of ministers making announcements. Since 2006, the government has commissioned outside photographers to record more than 2,483 events.That amount jumped 68… Read More +
  • The Fight Against Terror and For Civil Liberties

     Notice: You are invited to attend a public consultation on Bill C-51 with MPs Randall Garrison and Murray Rankin, UVic Professor Laurel Collins, and academic expert in constitutional law and privacy issues Reg Whitaker. Friday February 27, 2015 at 7-8:30pm First Metropolitan United Church.It is with a genuine sense of disappointment that I rose this month to speak against Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015. This is a very significant bill that will dismantle the privacy rights of all Canadians in… Read More +
  • Dasiqox Tribal Park: Nexwagwez?an - There for us

    VISIT Tribal Park – or what we now call ‘Nexwagwez?an’ – is an expression of governance initiated by Yunesit’in and Xeni Gwet’in, supported by the Tsilhqot’in Nation. The concept of Dasiqox Tribal Park has evolved from a place of conflict, however the intention is to express through our hearts the most thoughtful aspirations of this area as a space of healing, cultural education, economic sustenance and an intact ecosystem that supports all of our activities.Nexwagwez?an – ‘it is there for… Read More +
  • Moose Hide Campaign Annual Gathering of Men

    by ahnationtalk on February 9, 2015Standing Together to End Violence Towards Aboriginal Women and ChildrenVICTORIA, BC–(February 06, 2015) – Esquimalt and Songhees Territory – On February 12, 2015 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men will meet for the fourth consecutive year in Victoria, BC to stand together to end violence towards Aboriginal women and children. The Moose Hide campaign’s Annual “Gathering of Men” will take place at the Hotel Grand Pacific from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There will be a peaceful march to the BC Legislature… Read More +
  • Victoria Is Still Cleaning Up Last Centurys Toxic

    February 26, 2015by Sarah BermanThis article originally appeared on VICE Canada.You have to give Victoria, BC, credit where it's due: that city does not rush into anything. When the rest of the world decided dumping raw sewage into the ocean was no longer a chill thing to do, Victorians held out for decades.To this day, Victoria is still trying to figure out how to update its century-old waste system. The city has added extra pipe and a few screens, but nevertheless pumps… Read More +
  • Did you see what Ezra Levant is doing?

  • Portugal Cut Addiction Rates in Half by Connecting Drug Users With Communities Instead of Jailing Them

    Saturday, 14 February 2015 09:42By Johann Hari, YES! Magazine | News AnalysisDecriminalization has been such a manifest success that very few people in Portugal want to go back to the old system. (Image: Holding Hands via Shutterstock)It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned—and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it… Read More +
  • Watch: Pam Palmater on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

    BY GREG MACDOUGALL | FEBRUARY 27, 2015 Palmater was in Ottawa on Feb. 24 to give a talk entitled "The Law's Role in Canada's National Disgrace: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls" at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law. In this interview she answers why this problem of MMIWG exists, provides an analysis of the current public discourse, and talks about what's important in the urgent call for a national inquiry.Palmater is interviewed by Greg Macdougall of rabble plans to have the full… Read More +
  • Internet Insider: #NetNeutrality win, C-51 backlash, idiotic copyright complaint and more

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  • March 2 SCNCC call with Sean Sweeney: What does energy democracy mean?

    March 2 SCNCC call with Sean Sweeney: What does energy democracy mean? r1 … Read More +
  • Too Many Broken Pipelines: Fort Peck Reservation Passes Resolution Opposing Keystone XL Through Montana

    Jack McNeel2/24/15Read more at Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation have passed a resolution opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, the first reservation in Montana to do so.The pipeline would jeopardize drinking water projects for the reservation, tribal officials told Indian Country Today Media Network.On January 29 the Senate passed legislation that would force the $8 billion pipeline through, though President Barack Obama has promised to veto it when it reaches his desk on February 24. The Tribal… Read More +
  • The Disaster in Libya

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(((( T h e B u l l e t ))))~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1086 .... February 27, 2015 _____________________________________________________ The Disaster in Libya Greg Shupak The title of Horace Campbell's book on NATO's 2011 Libyan intervention, Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya, is an allusion to a Guardian article by Seumas Milne entitled, "If the Libyan war was about saving lives, it was a catastrophic failure." Echoing Milne's use of "catastrophic" is apt. Claudia Gazzini of the liberal NGO… Read More +
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