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    2019

    1. 'Fake news' is okay if it's about #RussiaGate: Top 7 fake 'collusion' stories the media pushed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A summary of stories of Russian interference in US politics that were later retracted.
    2. Climate Advocates Underestimate Power of Fossil Fueled Misinformation Campaigns, Say Top Researchers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The "climate countermovement" direct massive resources towards denying the reality of climate change. Climate advocates need to address their opposition's tactics to be able to combat this misinformation.
    3. Dances of Disinformation: the Partisan Politics of the Integrity Initiative
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Integrity Initiative - a supposedly non-partisan agency aiming at dismantling state sponsored misinformation - was exposed as funded by a UK government agency to undermine the opposition. This brings into question the plausibility of an impartial or apolitical playing field.
    4. U.S. Newspapers Are More Than Twice As Likely to Cite Israeli Sources in Headlines Than Palestinian Ones
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A study of 50 years of news headlines on the Israel-Palestine conflict from five major American publications shows that they are biased towards the Israeli side.
    5. For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Amazon's Ring security cameras have a history of lax, sloppy oversight when it comes to deciding who has access to some of the most precious, intimate data belonging to any person: a live, high-definition feed from around -and perhaps inside- their house.
    6. Discarded Christmas trees used to restore creeks and streams, protect fish in Halton
      Trees rebuild banks in creeks, streams in order to reduce warming of the water

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In Halton, discarded Christmas trees are used to restore and protect wildlife in creeks and streams.
    7. Why Should My Newspaper Pledge Not to Boycott Israel?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An editorial by the publisher of an Arkansas newspaper expected to sign a pledge promising to not boycott Israel in exchange for the ability to sell advertising.
    8. Old Mother Forest
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A poignant look at the ecosystem of a rainforest from a conservationist in India.

    2018

    1. Irony alert: Firm that warned Americans of Russian bots...was running an army of fake Russian bots
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The co-founders of cybersecurity firm New Knowledge warned Americans in November to "remain vigilant" in the face of "Russian efforts" to meddle in US elections. This month, they have been exposed for doing just that themselves.
    2. The Case that Dare Not Speak Its Name: the Conviction of Cardinal Pell
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Cardinal Pell, a high-ranking official of the Catholic Church and financial grand wizard of the Vatican, was found guilty on December 11, 2018 of historical child sexual abuses pertaining to two choir boys from the 1990s. But details remain sketchy.
    3. The World Google Controls and Surveillance Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Google's encroaching powers over our lives, to include the freedom of expression protected by most national laws, not to mention EU and UN Charters, around the planet today.
    4. Time magazine honors journalists facing repression - but snubs Julian Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' award for 2018, which did not list any journalist who exposed state secrets or government misconduct in the United States, nor whistleblowers from Israel, Egypt, India or any of the NATO countries.
    5. Blacking Out the Yellow Vests on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      France is experiencing a left-leaning popular and working-class uprising consistent with the French revolutionary tradition of "Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity", yet the majorty of Western media have given very little investigation or serious attention to the momentous events.
    6. Climate justice and migration in the media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A climate justice narrative is needed to communicate and enhance public understanding of migration induced by climate change. Key components must include human rights protection, greater equity in burdens sharing, and participation in decision-making processes.
    7. Siloed Thinking, Climate, and Disposable People
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Judith Deutch takes a look at the human side of the climate disaster and the constricted way of thinking about it, as even those who do recognize anthropogenic climate change still do not examine a range of critical interactions.
    8. Washington using legal cover to conceal economic banditry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The arrest of a Chinese telecom executive in Canada on behalf of the US is an abuse of the legal process and international law to pursue American economic interests. China's anger resonates with similar grievances against the US felt by Russia, Iran, Venezuela, and even American allies in Europe.
    9. Climate litigation looms
      Interview

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Nick Breeze interviews Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), who explains why we must stay below 1.5C, and why loss and damage compensation, and litigation, are the next big agenda items at COP24.
    10. Climate Jobs for All
      Building Block for the Green New Deal

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A federal climate jobs guarantee (CJG) is a proposed program similar to the New Deal's WPA that would prioritize jobs that protect and improve the environment. Polls show that the program has popular support and could be a major political force in 2020.
    11. Israeli spyware being used to monitor Indonesian LGBT community, religious minorities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the company and spyware product that is used by various institutions to monitor the activities of the LGBT community and religious minority groups in Indonesia.
    12. The BBC Has Legal Protection to Spread Fake News: the Curious Case of ISIS, Andrew Neil and Jeremy Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the reporting of 'fake news' by the BBC, which has no legal obligation to give its audience any information about its sources and seemingly has legal protection from scrutiny.
    13. Oil Industry Cleanup Costs Vastly Exceed Alberta Government’s Estimates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Transcript of interview with Regan Boychuk of Reclaim Alberta on the cost to clean up after Alberta's tar sand industry.
    14. Climate Change Drives Up Rural Poverty in Latin America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In Latin America and the Caribbean region's first meeting of Week of Agriculture and Food, held in November 2018, more than 1,000 officials and experts agreed that the fall in agricultural yields and increasing migration from the countryside are consequences of global warming.
    15. Extinction Rebellion: From the UK to Ghana and the US, Climate Activists Take Civil Disobedience World-Wide
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the Extinction Rebellion, an international movement that calls for peaceful mass economic disruption around the world in order to bring awareness to the growing environmental crisis.
    16. Made-in-China fake news overwhelms Taiwan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Since 2016, when Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected as Taiwan's president relations between Taiwan and China have been increasingly strained. In parallel, a series of fake news campaigns have captured Taiwanese media, with experts tracing several of these stories back to China.
    17. Air pollution now 'largest health crisis'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The WHO estimates that seven million premature deaths are linked to air pollution every year, of which nearly 600,000 are children who are uniquely vulnerable.
    18. Twitter closes down my account for 'hateful conduct'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Several Twitter accounts with pro-Palestinian content have been suspended. At the same time those making explicit threats against them have been found not to violate Twitter's terms of service.
    19. Herbicides undermine antibiotics, threaten medical care
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A New Zealand study adds to the body of evidence that industrial herbicides, not intended to be antibiotics, can have profound effects on bacteria, with potentially negative implications for medicine's ability to treat infectious diseases.
    20. New maps of land destruction show why caravans flee Central America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A new map developed at the University of Cincinnati illustrates the extent of worldwide land degradation, including the deforestation that is now forcing migrants to leave Guatemala and Honduras.
    21. Women-Led Radio Station Amplifies Voices of Indigenous Communities in Argentina
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In the late 1990s several Indigenous women founded a radio station which continues to broadcast. It resists cultural subjugation and provides a voice to Indigenous people.
    22. As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Democrats and Republicans both seem willing to curtail freedom of the press when an outlet publishes work against their interests, however, prosecuting Julian Assange/Wikileaks would create a precedent that would criminalize the core function of investigative journalism.
    23. Cucks, Cuckolding and Campaign Management
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Talk about a bunch of sad sacks that really stink in the sack. The Trumpocalypse is ruining sex for the rest of us.
    24. Crucifying Julian Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Juilien Assange, who exposed the dark machinations and crimes of the US government, is now under threat of being expelled from the Equadorian Embassy. The article looks at what is happening to Assange and why the the silence over his plight is a betrayal by the press.
    25. Google's 'Smart City of Surveillance' Faces New Resistance in Toronto
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A plan to develop 12 acres of the valuable waterfront just southeast of downtown Toronto
      by the government agency Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. has sparked concerns about privacy and lack of public consultation. A recent slew of resignations from its board has made these concerns increasingly urgent and public.
    26. Why does the language of journalism fail indigenous people?
      A journalist with indigenous roots reflects on the making of We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A journalist with Indigenous roots reflects on the difficulty of doing justice to the community she is filming a documentary about. Historical misrepresentation due to lack of cross-cultural understanding has led to a distrust of the media.
    27. The Weaponization of Social Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      How the online environment and social media is being used as a political weapon, notably through the use of 'Bots'.
    28. How To Be A Reliable 'Mainstream' Journalist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A commentary on what is required to be a 'good' and 'reliable' journalist for the mainstream Western media.
    29. Fact-Checking the Establishment's 'Fact-Checkers': How the 'Fake News' Story is Fake News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the introduction of "Fake News" in the US and how is was used by both political parties in the lead-up to the 2016 US election, and moreover how it was propogated by the mainstream media and fact-checked by dubious verification sources.
    30. Over 90% of the world's children breathe toxic air every day
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the WHO report on "Air pollution and child health: Prescribing clean air", a study of the heavy toll of both outdoor and household air pollution on the health of the world's children, particularly those living in low and middle-income nations.
    31. Quiet, Please! The Latest Threat to the Big Wild
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the growing problem of noise pollution in Glacier National Park in Montana, where each summer helicopters carrying tourists fly low over the landscape.
    32. Climate-Driven 'Bugpocalypse'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An alarming report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that in addition to annihilating hundreds of mammal species, the climate crisis has also sparked a global "bugpocalypse" that will only continue to accelerate in the absence of action to stop planetary warming.
    33. A Marxist History of Capitalism (Book Review)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A book review of Henry Heller's "A Marxist History of Capitalism" which restores class struggle to a central place in explaining how capitalism arose and grew, and can eventually be overcome.
    34. US plastic waste is causing global environmental crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A recent ban in China, which normally takes in the largest proportion of US plastic waste, has left the US dumping plastic in other over-burdened countries, while waste still continues to pile up in the States. US plastic scrap exports dropped by almost a third in the first six months of 2018, as waste firms struggled to find a home for their plastic scrap.
    35. Plastic plague intensifies on remote southern islands
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at a report titled " Marine plastics threaten giant Atlantic Marine Protected Areas", which examines the alarmingly high concentrations of plastic on southern Atlantic islands and throughout the food chain.
    36. 'This is murder': French islanders want Paris to own up to poisoning their land with pesticide
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean want France to take responsibility for polluting their land with a toxic pesticide. This article looks at the effects of Kepone, also called chlordecone, on the people of the islands, who now suffer from alarmingly high cancer rates and fertility problems.
    37. Blanket Silence: Corporate Media Ignore New Report Exposing Distorted And Misleading Coverage of Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A Media Reform Coalition report reveals that the corporate media in Britain have been producing an alarming amount of 'fake news' items, which includes a narrative that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour party are mired in an 'antisemitism crisis'. The corporate media have largely ignored the report, or any other reasoned criticism of their biased reporting.
    38. The Rise of the Intellectual Pornstar
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Once only found in society's margins, the pornography industry has developed into a multi-billion dollar business that is branching into the mainstream. The article explains that the industry, while still controversial, increasingly comments on the social problems of today and pushes for reforms in areas that other large industries are scared to.
    39. What Brett Kavanaugh Really Learned in High School: Make the Rules, Break the Rules and Prosper
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The accusations against Kavanaugh may be an open question but his behaviour in handling them proves he is unfit for the Supreme Court. This is reinforced by his previous evasiveness about his role in the Bush administrations torture policy which called his integrity into question long before Christine Blasey Ford made her accusations.
    40. Miriam Garfinkle 1954 - 2018
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Obituary for Miriam Garfinkle, who died on September 15, 2018.
    41. The Omega Principle: A vicious circle of fish, cattle and capitalism (Book review)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A review of Paul Greenberg's book "The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet", which examines how the fishing industry that plunders the seas for tiny fish is supporting unsustainable industrial agriculture.
    42. Open Letter: Health Care Providers Support OPS and SCS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An open letter to Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Health Christine Elliot regarding the Ontario Government's recent hold on approvals for new overdose prevention sites (OPS). The letter is signed by over 800 physicians and medical personnel.
    43. To overcome climate paralysis, unite for system change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at how to break through the climate paralysis that has led to the environmental crisis that mankind is currently facing. Wallis indicates that by having identified who the enemy is, we know who our potential allies are- the other 99%.
    44. Engineering the climate could cost us the earth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Political scientist Gareth Dale takes a look at Geoengineering as a "political technology" and institutional apparatus that is preventing effective climate action, and actually serves to reduce the sense of urgency needed for genuine and more effective structural change.
    45. No Remorse: Reflections on Radical "Purism"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Street justifies his critical commentary on the disappointing presidency of Barrack Obama and the standard neoliberal manipulation of campaign populism and identity politics in service to big-money. He also takes a cynical look at the DMC, another party of corporations, as well as Bernie Sanders and what a Sanders Presidency might have looked like.
    46. The deadly flood in Kerala may be only a gentle warning
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Arundhati Roy comments on the disasterous flooding in the Indian state of Kerala. While acknowleding various forces lead to the disaster, Roy also places blame on government mismanagement and ignoring the needs of the state's most disadvanted people.
    47. Corporate Media: the Enemy of the People
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      We on the Left don't need to reflexively and absurdly jump to the defense of imperial criminals at the instigation of that (well, yes) "enemy of the people" the U.S. corporate and so-called mainstream war, news, and entertainment media.
    48. Google keeps tracking you even when you specifically tell it not to: Maps, Search won't take no for an answer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Google has admitted that its option to "pause" the gathering of your location data doesn't apply to its Maps and Search apps – which will continue to track you even when you specifically choose to halt such monitoring.
    49. The Stasi Project: Solving the World's Biggest Puzzle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In Germany, a small team virtually piece together the history of a surveillance state in the Stasi Puzzle Project.
    50. "Right to Try" Is a Cruel Farce
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Drug companies want you to think they're providing glimmers of hope to terminally ill patients. Don't believe them.
    51. Australia: Worst drought ever, but don't mention climate change!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Despite record drought conditions in Australia and the numerous climate related disasters around the globe, the Australian goverment still refuses to acknowledge human-induced climate change.
    52. Venezuela: Maduro survives assassination attempt -- but journalism doesn't
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Venezuela was rocked on August 5, 2018 by an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro during a public event, using drones armed with explosives.But as more details of the attack became available, mainstream media coverage sought to sow doubt on the events, using words such as "apparent" or "alleged". It focused on the government using this "alleged" event to step up repression.
    53. Yes, the Press Helps Start Wars
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      History shows that a jingoistic media can whip up support for hardline policies, as Trump rightly pointed out.
    54. First they came for Alex Jones. Now Facebook bans Venezuela news site
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Days after the purge of Alex Jones from social media, Big Tech seems to have found another suitable target for apparent censorship. Facebook suspended the page of a prominent leftist news site writing about Venezuela.
    55. 'Unprecedented': Staffers drown out reporters by clapping at Doug Ford news conference
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      When reporters tried to ask Ontario Premier Doug Ford questions at a Tuesday news conference about new funding to prevent gun violence, they were once again intentionally drowned out by applause.
    56. Inside Google's Effort to Develop a Censored Search Engine in China
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Google analyzed search terms entered into a Beijing-based website to help develop blacklists for a censored search engine it has been planning to launch in China, according to confidential documents seen by The Intercept. Engineers working on the censorship sampled search queries from 265.com, a Chinese-language web directory service owned by Google.
    57. It's not a 'defense' of Alex Jones to argue that we're on a slippery slope of internet censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The celebration on the Left at the quick-fire purge of Alex Jones and InfoWars from social media has been disturbing -- not because Jones' views deserve to be defended, but because his banning is a warning shot against dissent.
    58. Nine essential tools from ICIJ's data journalism and programming experts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' favorite data journalism tools, including: spreadsheets, Datawrapper, Jupyter Notebook, OpenRefine, Python and R, Talend Studio, SQL, Pandas, Neo4j + Linkurious.
    59. Even the FBI Agrees: When Undercover Agents Pose as Journalists, It Hurts Real Journalists' Work
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The FBI doesn't want the public to know more about how its agents pose as journalists during undercover investigations.The government acknowledged in a court filing that FBI agents who pretend to be journalists create a chilling effect, making it harder for real journalists to gain trust and cooperation from sources.
    60. Eternity, nature, society and the absurd fantasies of the rich
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The wealthier they are, the more they fear that others will try to take their wealth. No wonder the super-rich are building bunkers to escape the apocalypse.
    61. The Marxist and the Gamers: Reading, Fortnite, and My Students' Identities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A school teacher reflects on the differences he sees in his students from past generations, notably the many young people who are avid online gamers.
    62. PayPal censors journalists who criticize Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Under apparent influence from Benjamin Weinthal, PayPal chose to close down the account of the French online publication Agence Media Palestine. Such a move constitutes censorship as it denies journalists the means to raise money for their work and freedom to express ideas.
    63. If the doctor is listening, you have 11 seconds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      U.S. study found that just 36% of doctors posed an open-ended question to get patients to talk.
    64. The Belem Ecosocialist Declaration: An historic document
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In 2008 more than 400 activists from 37 countries endorsed this statement of ecosocialist principles and goals. Today the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration remains an important consensus statement of ecosocialist principles and goals.
    65. A New Native-Led Strategy for Fighting Keystone XL
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Sacred crops planted by the Poca represent another legal barrier for the construction of the Keystone pipeline, as its intended path must now cross sacred historic sites owned by a sovereign tribal nation.
    66. ICE: The making of an American Gestapo
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Justin Akers Chacón, author of Radicals in the Barrio and co-author with Mike Davis of No One Is Illegal, takes an in-depth look at the troubling history and practices of a government agency that more and more people are calling to be abolished.
    67. 'Fake news' a loosely-defined term used for political gain
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Commentary on a panel discussion of media representatives, part of the International Cybersecurity Congress, which discusses the topic of 'fake news'. The article includes a link to full video of the discussion.
    68. The Official Fake News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Emmanuel Macron, who was comfortably elected to the presidency, has instructed his parliamentary majority to provide him with a law against 'fake news' during election campaigns. The law would be a selective halt to the the dissemination of information with dangerous consequences.
    69. Cesspools, Sewage, and Social Murder
      Environmental Crisis and Metabolic Rift in Nineteenth-Century London

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Karl Marx's analysis of changes in British agriculture in the nineteenth-century provides the theoretical starting point for what is now known as 'metabolic rift theory'. This article considers an aspect of the theory that has not been much discussed in modern ecosocialist analysis- the environmental crisis that the accumulation of human excrement caused in urban areas, notably in London.
    70. Just Transition: Let Detroit Breathe!
      A talk by William Copeland

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      William Copeland presents the campaign, Let Detroit Breathe. The campaign's prinicipal aim is to help Detroiters win their right to breathe clean air.
    71. Rev. Edward Pinkey Freed after 30 Months
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Michigan's Supreme Court has ruled that Berrien County Prosecutor improperly charged activist Rev. Edward Pinkney with five felony counts of election forgery.
    72. The birth of the Cuban polyclinic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      During the 1960s, Cuban medicine experienced changes as tumultuous as the civil rights and antiwar protests in the United States. While activists, workers, and students in western Europe and the United States confronted existing institutions of capitalism and imperialism, Cuba faced the even greater challenge of building a new society.
    73. Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      On this 27th day of June, let us reflect and give homage to not only all those people who have come from every corner of the world and by working together contributed to building this country of ours
    74. Painting a false picture
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A review of the book "The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel and the Media" by Greg Shupak.
    75. 15 Actions That Can Shut Down Trump's Assault on Immigrant Families
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A list of recommended actions that can be taken against the Trump Administration's policy toward immigrant families, some of which include: Expose for-profit detention corporations; Target mayor's offices, state capitals, and governor's mansions; Practice non-violence, as well as using the media to your advantage.
    76. Grieve the Beloved Children: Israel and the War on Children
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A discussion of Israel's tactics in its campaign against Palestinians, which includes the use of deliberate provocation to incite retaliation, and the disturbing reality that results in large numbers of children's deaths.
    77. Less Than Fundamental: the Myth of Voting Rights in America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The story of voting rights in America is one of exceptionalism. In 1787 when the US Constitution was drafted the right to vote was absent from the text.
    78. Trump's War on Children is an act of State Terrorism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. The Trump administration has detained more than 2,000 children, and the numbers are expected to grow exponentially in light of Trump's refusal to change the cruel policy.
    79. The U.S. Is Building Jails for Toddlers Because Trump "Doesn't Want to Look Weak"
      The optics of Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy are - somehow - only getting worse.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the Trump Administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April, 2018. The policy, which separated children from their mothers and detained them in caged facilities, caused outrage among both Democrat and Republican lawmakers.
    80. Unprecedented Cruelty Against Immigrants and Their Children
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Recently White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly backed up the policy when he explained that, "the children will be put in foster care or whatever." This comes at the same time as a new report revealed that there are some 1,500 undocumented children, who have been placed by federal authorities in homes of "sponsors," and are now missing in the system.
      No other country has a policy of separating families who intend to seek asylum.
    81. A one of a kind culinary tour with food from some of the world's most dangerous places tonight
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A one of a kind culinary tour with food from some of the world's most dangerous places
      happening tonight!
    82. Hundreds of children wait in large metal cages with foil blankets at Texas Border Patrol facility
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
    83. Democracy and Ecological Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In view of the global ecological problems which have arisen from aggressive market driven economies, the author examines what democracy and socialism really mean, and what a more environmentally responsible Post-Capitalism society might look like.
    84. Why Do Establishment Feminists Hate Sex Workers?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      On March 21st, 2018, U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats joined together to overwhelmingly pass the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA); the House had earlier passed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA).
    85. The corporate media's world of illusions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In fact, the Great Western Narrative has been developed and refined over centuries to preserve a tiny elite’s privileges and expand its power. The role of journalists like me was to keep feeding these illusions to readers so they would remain fearful, passive and deferential to this elite. It is not that journalists lie – or at least, not most of them – it is that they are as deeply wedded to the Great Western Narrative as everyone else.
    86. The New York Times' Second Assassination of Razan at-Najjar
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      On 1 June 2018, an Israeli assassin poised along "the largest concentration camp ever to exist" killed 20-year-old paramedic Razan al-Najjar. On 7 June 2018, the New York Times assassinated her a second time. It surely does not surprise that the Times provides yeoman’s service for Israeli hasbara.
    87. How the Guardian aided the anti-semites
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Who do you help when you censor a cartoon depicting Israel's well-documented war crimes against Palestinians – and do so on the grounds that the criticism of Israel is anti-semitic?
      The answer is: you help anti-semites.
    88. The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Should the media include positive editorial content secretly paid for by major corporations, as London's Evening Standard newspaper has begun doing, according to new revelations?
      Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was factual, truthful and newsworthy or there simply as public relations spin? How could we trust anything we read?
    89. The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was factual, truthful and newsworthy or there simply as public relations spin? How could we trust anything we read? But here's a seditious idea. Would that be such a bad thing? Maybe it would better if we were far more wary of the corporate media and began to think of it chiefly as a sales platform – selling us an ideology harmful to our individual welfare and that of our societies.
    90. The Syrian Observatory: Funded By The Foreign Office
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The UK funded a project worth £194,769.60 to provide the 'Syrian Observatory for Human Rights' with communications equipment and cameras.
    91. Gaza medic killed by Israel as she rescued injured
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Israeli occupation forces shot dead a volunteer medic and injured dozens of people as they continued their indiscriminate attacks on Palestinians taking part in Great March of Return protests in Gaza for the 10th consecutive Friday. Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar, 21, was helping treat and evacuate wounded protesters east of Khan Younis when she was fatally shot on Friday evening. She was about 100 meters away from the boundary fence with Israel at the moment she was shot and was wearing clothing clearly identifying her as a medic.
    92. This e-waste evangelist got into a battle involving Microsoft - and is going to prison for it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Recycling entrepreneur pleaded guilty, sentenced for copyright infringement dealing with computer discs.
    93. Surveillance Self-Defense
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A guide on how online surveillance works and the various tools and techniques the public can use to help protect themselves from spying.
    94. Local Autonomy: A Key to Protection of the Ecosystem
      Apo Island's Protected Landscape and Seascape

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In his book, The Plundered Seas, Michael Berrill called the Grand Banks and Georges Bank maybe the saddest story of overfishing.Berrill’s solution was the management of Large Marine Ecosystems.
    95. 'Our Rivers are Black with Coal' - living with Siberia's mines
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the aggressive coal mining industry in Siberia where local opposition and human rights are ignored, and indigenous communities and ecosystems are being destroyed.
    96. MST Letter to the Brazilian People
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      We call on the Brazilian society as a whole to build and participate in the Congress of the Brazilian People, organized by the Brazil Popular Front, to be the space for discussion and organization on the country's problems and the structural measures
    97. 13 protesters against copper plant in India killed after police open fire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Public protests at the copper smelter plant of Sterlite Industries in the town of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, India, were met with police fire during the last two days, with 13 protesters killed and and hundreds injured.
    98. A Faustian Bargain with the Climate Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Take as our inspiration the temptations of capitalist individualism set before us, we make the exact same bargain. The difference in this case however is that we know the disaster is coming; we don't even need to worry about what our spidey senses say, 97% of all climate scientists agree that the capitalist mentality that sees the world as an infinite resource and infinite garbage dump is warming the atmosphere. We have even less excuse.
    99. American Jews Stand Against the U.S. Embassy Move and Israel's Mass Killing of Protesters in Gaza
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      This is the ongoing Nakba: Celebrating the annexation of Jerusalem while gunning down Palestinian protesters
    100. CJPME Condemns Israeli Shooting of Canadian Doctor, Slaughter of Gaza Protesters
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) condemns Israel’s shooting of London, ON based doctor Tarek Loubani, shot while attending the wounded in Gaza.
    101. When Covering Up a Crime Takes Precedence Over Human Health: BP's Toxic Gulf Coast Legacy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      On April 20, 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Over the next 87 days, it gushed at least 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating the worst human-made environmental disaster in US history and afflicting the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
    102. Why Everyone Is Wrong about the Censorship Fight at Universities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The silencing of part-time instructors is the real free speech crisis
    103. 2018: When Orwell's 1984 Stopped Being Fiction
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A commentary on The Guardian's news story "Revealed: UK's push to strengthen anti-Russia alliance". Cook questions facts and the terminology used in the Guardian article, a form of 'journalistic fraud', which promotes the UK government's policy towards Russia.
    104. Denver Post Editor Who Criticized Paper's Ownership Resigns
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Chuck Plunkett said he knew that he was risking his job as the editorial page editor of The Denver Post when he wrote an impassioned editorial last month blasting the newspaper's hedge-fund owners as "vulture capitalists" who had hobbled Colorado's largest newspaper with deep layoffs and cost-cutting. On Thursday, Mr. Plunkett resigned after he said an executive who oversees the newspaper refused to run another sharp-edged editorial Mr. Plunkett had written for this Sunday's newspaper.
    105. What your government can't tell you about drug prices
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      One of the best kept commercial secrets? The price governments pay for brand name drugs
    106. Marx's Ecology: Recovered Legacy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Löwy says that while mainstream ecologicail theory has been dismissive of Karl Marx, serious research in recent decades has recovered some of his very important insights on ecological issues.
    107. An Urban Teacher Union Epic
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Swerdlow reviews A Fight for the Soul of Public Education: The Story of the Chicago Teachers Strike. She suggests that the 2012 Chicago teachers strike can be used as a model to persuade the public that public employees and their labour organizations benefit society and lead to effetive change.
    108. Where It All Began: The Dawn of 'Fake News'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      While today's political smear campaigns and propaganda have gotten more sophisticated and subtle, the underlying ethics remain as maggoty as ever.
    109. Help wanted from Canadian Mothers, for Mothers in Malawi
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      It's easy for Canadian mothers to find proper health care for themselves and their children. In Malawi, it is not. Pregnant women will walk for hours or days to reach a health facility or camp out beside one, so they have a safe place to give birth.
    110. The Attack on Wilderness From Environmentalists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Wildlands are being lost across the globe, and some conservation groups are assisting in that loss by proposing lesser protective status.
    111. Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In spite of a systemic policy of demonization, Israeli journalist and human rights activist Gideon Levy continues denouncing the Israeli government and the crimes against Palestinians.
    112. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018
      Their Interent or Ours?

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glove with governments which want to suppress opposition and alternatives. What can we do about it? Is it our Internet or theirs?
    113. Palestine: MSF teams in Gaza observe unusually severe and devastating gunshot injuries
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      MSF medical staff report receiving patients with devastating injuries of an unusual severity, which are extremely complex to treat.
    114. Their Internet or Ours?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Internet, at one time a free & open space for sharing information & ideas, has been privatized & twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glove with governments which want to suppress opposition & criticism.
    115. Facebook says it tracks non-users but doesn't 'sell people's data'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Facebook admits it also collects data on people who are not users of their service, yet what they do with that data is unclear.
    116. Fisk Puts to Test the Free-Press Myth in Douma
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Veteran Middle East corrrespondent Robert Fisk was the first western correspondent to arrive in Douma following the US, UK and French attacks on Syria. Based on first hand interviews Fisk's account is clearly honest about what he reported and certainly plausible, yet respected British newspapers like the Guardian gave his reports a cursory if not hostile treatment.
    117. IJV deeply concerned about politically-motivated firing
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is deeply concerned about the firing of Kevin Metcalf, a staff person at Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), following a statement he issued in the name of the organization condemning recent attack
    118. Call me radical, but journalists should be able to pledge support for Palestinian journalists: Neil Macdonald
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Journalist Neil MacDonald defends journalistic freedom and safety following a statement issued by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), an organization that faltered in carrying out its mandate.
    119. War, lies and censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Damon cautions news consumers that there is precedent for dissemination of government propaganda in the Anglo-American mainstream media when leaders are preparing to take part in military action.
    120. Misleading figures on greenhouse gas emissions
      Letter to the editor

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A letter to the editor from an oil industry apologist (April 12) tries to excuse the Alberta oilsands’ growing carbon emissions with the argument that Canada accounts for “just” 1.6 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Even if that figure were accurate, it would mean that Canada is producing emissions which are more than three times as large as its proportion of the world’s population.
    121. Facebook: A Cooperative Transformation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Facebook represents a standard for a global model of concentration of wealth and power in the 21st century, joined by companies like Google, Amazon, and Uber. Entrepreneurs with computer skills and good or lucky timing have privatized and enclosed the global information commons and have enriched themselves by providing services for free or for reduced prices to the billions.
    122. Argentine Newspapers Recuperated by Workers' Cooperatives
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An economic recession in Argentina that culminated in intense protests and the resignation of then-president Fernando de la Rua, also fostered the phenomenon of companies being recuperated by its workers as a cooperatives. In the last two years the majority of companies recuperated have been media outlets, which opens up new possibilities for journalism in the country.
    123. Debunked: How VoA journalist pushed fake news story on 'Russian tanks crossing into Ukraine'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The easily-verifiable false claim by Voice of America journalist that Russian tanks were filmed entering Ukraine was shared thousands of times before being debunked. The journalist, however, refused to issue a retraction.
    124. Palestine: IFJ demands justice following the killing of a journalist in Gaza
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS), in condemning the killing of Palestinian photojournalist Yasir Murtaja and the wounding of at least 7 more journalists in Gaza.
    125. A Letter to CBC: Your Biased Coverage of the Land Day Massacre
      The following letter was sent yesterday to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation regarding their biased coverage of the Land Day massacre

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Chairperson of the Canada Palestine Association, Hanna Kawas, presents a letter to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, alleging editorial interference by pro-Israel lobbying group 'Honest Reporting Canada' in their coverage of the land day killings of unarmed civilians by Israeli government forces.
    126. Laura Ingraham's advertisers aren't really staging a boycott. It's a capital strike
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      There are no regulations or laws preventing or even restricting capital strikes in the form of corporate activism, therefore social and political aspirations of capital always have an effective instrument on hand; yet the same cannot be said for labour.
    127. Facebook and the Rise of Anti-Social Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      For those who haven't thought about it, the internet is insidious because of the very capacity that Cambridge Analytica claims to be able to exploit: customization. Users have limited ability to confirm the authenticity of anything they see, read or hear on it. Print editions can be compared and contrasted-- technology limits print media to large-scale deceptions. With the capacity to create entire realms of deception -- identities, content, web pages and entire online publications, trust is made a function of gullibility.
    128. How the Guardian became the West's Pravda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Cook says that the British newspaper The Guardian has become a mouthpiece for the establishment.
    129. Assange's internet blackout & Skripal case part of propaganda war that risks real one
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      John Pilger condemns the mainstream media for its role in acting as an uncritiical conduit for government propaganda.
    130. Beyond Implementation: Policy Considerations for Secure Messengers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The importance of secure Messenger tools goes beyond just reliable technology, it must be developed and have its infrastructure maintained by a trustworthy group with a history of responsible stewardship.
    131. Israeli hackers reportedly gave Cambridge Analytica stolen private emails of two world leaders
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Israeli hackers reportedly gave information from the hacked emails of two world leaders to Cambridge Analytica, the political-research company at the centre of a massive Facebook-data scandal.
    132. No Spirit Of Liberty - The Salisbury Case, Corbyn And The Need For Dissent
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at recent 'Mainstream' media coverage, notably the Guardian and BBC, which has been instrumental in presenting a misleading image of Prime Minsiter May as a stable leader, and yet presents Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a much less flattering light.
    133. How They Sold the Iraq War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The war on Iraq won't be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold: it was a propaganda war, a war of perception management.
    134. In Run-Up to Vote to End Yemen War, MSNBC Remains Totally Silent
      MSNBC outflanked from the left by Breitbart

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Johnson expresses concern about the lack of MSNBC coverage of the role of the USA in the conflict in Yemen since 2015.
    135. Amazon's Initiative: Digital Assistants, Home Surveillance and Data
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at technological developments such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, which are less innovations than intrusive tools utilized by big data companies to mine personal information and condition human approaches to the way information is shared.
    136. School Shootings: Who to Listen to Instead of Mainstream Shrinks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Clinical psychologist Bruce Levine discusses the prevailing cynicism and hopelessnes among young people in the United States -- about their country and their future. In particular the article focuses on troubled young people who have lost any connection with adults and view the world as an uncaring place, and are commonly prescribed medication such as anti-depressants.
    137. Will We Ever See Al Jazeera's Investigation Into the Israel Lobby?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      So when am I going to be able to watch Al Jazeera's hard-hitting investigation into Israel’s powerful lobby in the United States? Remember Al Jazeera? The tough, no-holds-barred Middle East satellite channel that transformed Qatar into a media empire whose reports frightened dictators and infuriated potentates and presidents alike? Why, George W Bush once wanted to bomb its headquarters in Doha – so it must have been doing something right. It even has an office in Jerusalem.
    138. Illegal logging: An organized crime that is destroying Latin American forests
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A recent report indicates that Illegal wood trafficking is the most profitable crime against natural resources, and allows other crimes to flourish, including deforestation, labor exploitation, land invasions, tax evasion, document forgery and state corruption.
    139. Illegal logging: An organized crime that is destroying Latin American forests
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Illegal timber trafficking is a complex type or ogranized crime that involves other crimes such as tax evasion, labor exploitation, and land invasion. Countries in Latin America need to work together to fight this crime.
    140. Say No to 'Hardening' the Schools with Zero Tolerance Policies and Gun-Toting Cops
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The last thing the school system needs is harsher penalties and armed guards which turn students into 'inmates'. Schools in the Unites States are already heavily policed, with School Resource Officers (SRO) funded by the Deptartment of Justice, and harsh penalties for kids as young as 4-5 years old.
    141. America's Troll Farm Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the American mainstream media, which is in a constant search of sensation, scandal, gossip, and above all -- profit.
    142. 'Follow Your Bliss' - The Tweet That Brought Corporate Journalism To The Brink Of A Nervous Breakthrough
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Don't write for the "mainstream". Don't write for money. Don't write for prestige. Just "follow your bliss" by writing what you absolutely love to write to inspire and enlighten other people. Write what seems interesting, important and true, and give it away for free.'
    143. Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a move that set off a firestorm among employees of the technology giant when they learned of Google's involvement.
    144. Gaza girl awaiting surgery reunited with her mother in West Bank
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      After getting an Israeli-issued medical permit, Inam al-Attar traveled without her parents from Gaza Strip to West Bank.
    145. 'NSA-proof' Tor actually funded by US govt agency, works with BBG, FBI & DOJ - FOIA docs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Newly released documents reveal that The Tor Project, a supposed safeguard against a surveillance state, has received funding from US government agency the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), and cooperates with intelligence agencies.
    146. Reproductive Justice in an Age of Austerity
      Book review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Reviews of two books about reproductive rights.
    147. Single Payer: What Will It Take to Pass It?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Single payer healthcare needs to be implemented in a universal, sweeping move. Incremental changes will only impede progress.
    148. The Curse of Energy Efficiency
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The more 'efficient' our technology, the more resources we consume in a downward spiral of catastrophe.
    149. The Car of the Future Will Sell Your Data
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      As "smarter" vehicles provide storehouses of personal information, carmakers are building databases of consumer preferences that could be sold to outside vendors for marketing purposes, much like Google and Facebook.
    150. Disinformation: In the Philippines, political trolling is an industry - this is how it works
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In the Philippines, influential personalities and online 'trolls' are credited with winning Rodrigo Duterte the presidency in 2016. This article examines the chief architects of disinformation who continue to vociferously share 'fake news' and silence dissenters.
    151. Ecological Sustainability, Inequality and Social Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Raju Das connect sustainability to metabolism, reproduction, and value of labour power.
    152. 'They stole the beach' - the major mafia that almost nobody wants to talk about
      The building boom in China and worldwide demand for consumer goods containing ilmenite has enriched criminals who specialise in stealing san

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Increasing demand for sand has led to targeting of sandy beaches by organised crime. Community members who speak out or protest the destruction of beaches are often victims of intimidation, harrassment and violence.
    153. Kenya's 'Erin Brockovich' defies harassment to bring anti-pollution case to courts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents - including her own son.
    154. '54 Palestinians die' as Israel refuses medical permits
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      According to Rights groups, Israel is responsible for 54 deaths in the besieged Gaza Strip in 2017 due to a lack of medical permits.
    155. The Face Off: Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Technology
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Face recognition is poised to become one of the most pervasive surveillance technologies, and law enforcement's use of it is increasing rapidly. However, the adoption of face recognition technologies like these is occurring without meaningful oversight, without proper accuracy testing of the systems as they are actually used in the field, and without the enactment of legal protections to prevent internal and external misuse.
    156. Lissa Lucas Dragged Out of West Virginia House Judiciary Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Mokhiber's article summarizes the case of political candidate Lissa Lucas, whose testimony against a bill "that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners' land without their consent" was censored by the court.
    157. Fake News and the Gatekeepers of Truth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at misinformation or 'fake news' and how it has changed from the past; while only governments and prominent figures could once manipulate public opinion, today it is anyone with online access.
    158. How Apple is Paving the Way to a 'Cloud Dictatorship' in China
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Apple Inc. is set to hand over the operation of its iCloud data center in mainland China to a local corporation, but Apple has not explained the real issue. With the move a state-owned big data company controlled by the Chinese government will have access to all the data of its service users in China; this will allow the state apparatus to jump into the cloud and look into the data of Apple's Chinese users.
    159. How to Use Critical Thinking to Spot False Climate Claims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      This article outlines ways to address common climate-contrarian arguments, all of which contain errors in reasoning that are independent of the science itself.
    160. Brazil's Largest Newspaper Quits Facebook, Accuses it of Harboring 'Fake News'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Brazilian media conglomerate Folha de S. Paulo, made the decision to rebel against Facebook by ceasing to publish content, saying the decision stems primarily from Facebook's recent change on users' news feed which aims to reduce the amount of content and favour posts by friends and family. The paper says Facebook is effectively banning professional journalism from its pages in favour of personal content and 'Fake News'.
    161. Keep seeing Mondoweiss in your news feed following changes at Facebook
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      As most of you by now know, Facebook has recently made big changes to how users see content from publishers like Mondoweiss.
    162. 'A Load Of Tosh'– The BBC, 'Showbiz News' And State Propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      BBC News reporting on international relations, with particular reference to 2017-2018 tensions with Russia, relies heavily on state propaganda.
    163. What 'News' Media in U.S. And Allied Countries Never Report
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Newsmedia effectively ban reporting corruptness of newsmedia -- even of media that stand on the opposite side of the political divide.
    164. Propaganda! Pardon me, is mine really bigger than yours?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      They say Propaganda! In the West, both the mainstream media and even some of the so-called progressive outlets are shouting: "Those Russians and Chinese and the others like them, they are at it again! Their vicious propaganda is infiltrating our democratic, freedom-loving countries, spreading confusion and chaos!"

      Yes, ban or at least curb RT, contain TeleSur, and if at all possible, throw Press TV to the dogs. And put the writers of NEO, Sputnik, Global Times and other foreign outlets on that proverbial Western mass media 'no fly list'.
    165. Science's pirate queen
      Alexandra Elbakyan is plundering the academic publishing establishment

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A profile of open access academic publishing activist Alexandra Elbakayan and the ongoing conflict between academics and for-profit academic publishing houses.
    166. In Sweeping War on Obesity,Chile Slays Tony the Tiger
      New regulations, which corporate interests delayed for almost a decade,require explicit labeling and limit the marketing of sugary foods to

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Chilean government, facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, is waging war on unhealthy foods with a phalanx of marketing restrictions, mandatory packaging redesigns and labeling rules aimed at transforming the eating habits of 18 million people.
    167. A library without books? OSU and other universities purging dusty volumes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favour of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that has some print-loving scholars deeply unsettled.
    168. Facebook announces latest step in censorship campaign, prioritizing "local news"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media giant will prioritize news from 'local sources' in the News Feed displayed to users. This is the third move this year in a roll-out of updates by Facebook aimed at censoring online information.
    169. Is political pressure behind YouTube's video labeling?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      YouTube has started labeling videos by government-funded media after their recommendation program was the subject of a Guardian investigation and a letter from the Senate Intelligence Committee's ranking Democrat.
    170. Rebel Without a Clue: Autonomy and Authority in the American Public School
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The high school dropout is a revolutionary without having recovered the sense of dignity of failure, in a system of authoritarian control. Blaming the dropout is to blame the victim of institutional abuse of power exercised within youth indoctrination centers carrying the misnomer, school. Is it possible that the problem is mainly systemic and not due to the personal faults of the dropout? Is it possible that the education system itself contributes to young people dropping out of high school? Is it possible that capitalism is the root cause?
    171. Without a Popular Movement We Don't Stand a Chance: Andreas Malm on Climate Change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An interview with the author of "Fossil Capital and The Progress of This Storm", who says there are reasons to be hopeful but significant progress will require a global movement of unprecedented scale.
    172. How the internet 'punishes' Palestinians
      Tech giants Google, Airbnb and PayPal accused of shaping false narratives with policies in Palestinian territories.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Multinational tech companies, including Google, Facebook and PayPal are being accused of complicity in rights violations and in shaping false narratives with regard to policies in Palestinian territories.
    173. Champions Of Democracy - From Fake News To Imposed Insanity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      While social media is largely blamed for the proliferation of 'fake news', it is through social media where the corporate media commentariat are exposed. Readers are now at last able to see some rational dissent, this is the up-side to social media that the 'mainstream' cannot even discuss.
    174. How to create an ecological society
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A review of the book "Creating an Ecological Society: Towards A Revolutionary Transformation" by Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, which addresses different aspects of the debate on the politics of the environment.
    175. From Moral Outrage to Moral Panic: the Limits of Public Rage
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      There has been forceful break from the culture of silence that has long protected men from being held accountable for their misdeeds. While rage emerges against male sexual abuse, some progressive feminists have raised concerns that this movement may slip into 'moral panic' and a possible conservative, neo-puritan anti-sex campaign.
    176. How the 'free' media dupe us on climate change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Commentary on a segment of Al Jazeera's programme The Listening Post on why climate scepticism persists only in what it terms the "Anglosphere media", that is, those in the United States, UK, Australia and Canada.
    177. Sex, Scandals and Power
      #MeToo Mania and the Democrats' "Resistance"

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A wide range of behavior -- including flirtation and innuendo, a vulgar text or a crude joke, not to mention unpleasant sex -- is being lumped together with real crimes of coercion and assault. Those called out for sexual impropriety, no matter how trivial, how unproven or how long ago, run the media gantlet, are declared guilty and their careers ruined.
    178. "Show Me Your Papers!" Roundups, Checkpoints and National ID Card
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      With the government empowered to carry out transportation checks to question people about their immigration status within a 100-mile border zone that wraps around the country, you're going to see a rise in these "show your papers" incidents. That's a problem.
    179. What happened to Brown is fundamentally wrong. Every man in the world is now vulnerable
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      For all the other moments #MeToo has wrought, the Patrick Brown story is seminal: A political leader is cut down like a sapling in the forest in a matter of hours, and none of his colleagues, in and outside of the Ontario Conservative party, and including the Ontario premier and the prime minister of Canada, have one word to say in the defence of fair play or the presumption of innocence.
    180. If you're going to blame a cyberattack on North Korea, you'd better show your work
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Transit operator Metrolinx says it was hit by North Korean hackers. Experts want evidence
    181. An Inside Look At The Accounts Twitter Has Censored In Countries Around The World
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      BuzzFeed News has identified more than 1,700 Twitter accounts that have been blocked in at least one country. The list provides an unprecedented glimpse into Twitter's collaboration with national groups and governments -- democratic and authoritarian alike -- and provides new details about a surge in blocked accounts in Germany, France, and Turkey.
    182. For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In this open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, the threat and consequences of internet censorship and reduction in access to information is highlighted.
    183. The War Against "Fake News" is a War on Us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Barely a day passes without a new development in the war on social media -- that is, the war on us. Today, it is a report that Twitter has emailed hundreds of thousands of its users, warning them that they shared "Russian propaganda".
    184. Apple and the Guardian: Partners in a Death Spiral
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      This report on Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to a UK school to promote the company's new coding curriculum for schoolchildren could hardly be a better illustration of the way the Guardian newspaper serves as a key propagandist for aggressive global corporate capitalism, helping to create for it a façade of humanitarianism.
    185. The data war behind net neutrality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The fight for the enormous volume of information the public generates with every search and click is the most precious commodity for big data companies, and the winner stands the most to gain with the end of Net Neutrality.
    186. A Liberal Pillar Of The Establishment - 'New Look' Guardian, Old-Style Orthodoxy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Respected liberal media like the New York Times and Guardian are key battlegrounds in the relentless elite efforts to control public opinion.
    187. Bitcoin's energy usage is huge - we can't afford to ignore it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the use of cryptocurrency, its astonishingly high use of electrical power and why there is a need to take it seriously as a climate threat.
    188. The Collaboration Trap
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Most of environmental/conservation groups in the West are participants in various public land collaboratives.Most participating collaborative members are made up of people who generally believe in exploiting natural landscapes for human benefit. As a generalization, there is overwhelming representation in such collaboratives by people who speak for the resource extraction industry or their sympathizers like rural county commissioners, ORV enthusiasts, and so forth.
    189. How Big Pharma Infiltrated the Boston Museum of Science
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Mental illness is a highly stigmatized, life-long condition, that millions do not even realize they have and only a pharmaceutical drug can fix says Pharma and its operatives.
    190. Uber Used Clandestine Technology Tool To Thwart Police Raids
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Uber uses a number of technological tools for tax evasion, undermining competition and monitoring customers and drivers.
    191. Monbiot Is a Hypocrite and a Bully
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      It is time for George Monbiot’s legion of supporters to call him out. Not only is he a hypocrite, but he is becoming an increasingly dangerous one. Turning a blind eye to his behaviour, or worse excusing it, as too often happens, has only encouraged him to intensify his attacks on dissident writers, those who – whether right or wrong on any specific issue – are slowly helping us all to develop more critical perspectives on western foreign policy goals than has ever been possible before.
    192. Outspoken professor stokes free-speech debate at East Coast university
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An associate professor at Acadia University is facing a growing backlash over incendiary social media comments, stoking a national debate about free speech on campus amid calls for his ouster from the Wolfville, N.S., school.
    193. The Guardian, White Helmets, and Silenced Comment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Guardian recently published an article claiming that critical discussion of the White Helmets in Syria has been 'propagated online by a network of anti-imperialist activists, conspiracy theorists and trolls with the support of the Russian government'. Many readers were dismayed at this crude defence of a – presumably – pro-imperialist perspective, and at the unwarranted smearing of reasoned questioning based on evidence from independent journalists.
    194. As the World Burns
      Combustion Engines; There Will Always Be Fires

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A two essay report that examines the causes and costs of large wildfires. The first essay titled "Combustion Engines" takes a look at a 'mega-fire' that raged across Montana in 2017, placing blame on global warmimg, mismanagement by authorities, and the building of houses in high rish areas. The second essay, "There Will Always Be Fires", describes the conditions that led to huge blazes in Portugal which are largely attributed to the introduction of of the highly flammable eucalyptus.
    195. Drinking Poblems
      A Kansas town confronts a tap-water crisis

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the health crisis in Pretty Prairie, Kansas, where Nitrate from farms has polluted the water supply for three decades. Elizabeth Royte takes a look at the town's history and social climate in order to understand why the problem was left for so long.
    196. The End of Eden
      Climate change comes to the end of civilization

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the devastating environmental outlook in Iraq, where climate change has led to rising temperatures and a dramatic drop in precipitation. Further exacerbating the environmental problems are decades of mismanagement, war, and regional politics.
    197. Harvey's Toxic Aftermath in Houston
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Wingard exposes the enviromental devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane caused chemical spills and explosions which Wingard says forecast a pending enviromental crisis.
    198. The Minds of Others
      The art of persuasion in the age of Trump

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In a divided America, seven writers explore the ways that persuasion operates in our lives- from the intimate to the far-reaching, and ultimately how we can pursuade others to see things the way we do.
    199. NPR Runs IDF Playbook, Spinning Killing of 17 Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The article looks at the NPR reporting on the killing of 17 palestinians, which follows a pro-Israel bias that dates back for years.
    200. The Progress of This Storm
      Nature and Society in a Warming World

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An attack on the idea that nature and society are impossible to distinguish from each other.
    201. Surveillance Self-Defense
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data on innocent people. Surveillance Self-Defense is EFF's guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.
    202. Action this Thursday, City allowing respite spaces to be lost
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      City allowing respite spaces to be lost despite shelters being full and directive from council to maintain respite capacity
    203. Betty Peterson Leaves a Legacy of Peacework
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      It is with great sadness and immense appreciation of her contribution to peace and justice that we let you know of the peaceful passing of our mentor, inspiration and “grandmother with a hug”, 100 year-old Betty Peterson. Long-time Nova Scotia
    204. China: Human Rights activist detained for six months without charge
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Since September 2017, human rights activist Zhen Jianghua has been in police detention and his lawyer Ren Quanniu has been denied access to his client. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) demand the immediate release of Zhen Jianghua.
    205. Connexions Other Volices - June 10, 2018 - Massacres and Morality
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In the wake of Israel's brutal massacres of Palestinian protestors in Gaza in May and June 2018, Other Voices looks at the ways in which state terrorism is used to keep subjugated populations in line, at home or abroad.
    206. Creating a worldwide Nakba 70th anniversary community thorough Action
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      With the 70th anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre on April 9, and especially with Gaza's heroic "Great March of Return" leading to May 15, the world's attention is being drawn to the Nakba like never before. To mark Nakba Day, nakba70action.org
    207. CWF Reminds Canadians to Nominate Nature Heroes for Awards
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Canadian Wildlife Federation reminds Canadians that it’s the final week to submit nominations for the national Conservation Achievement Awards. The deadline for applications is Jan. 31.
    208. Disability and Immigration Rights Groups Call on Immigration Minister to Do the Right Thing
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Advocates are calling on Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to do the right thing: repeal sections of the Immigration Act that deny permanent residency to an entire family if a member of the family is sick or has a disability.
    209. Emmanuel International Canada (EIC) applauds the Government of Canada
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Emmanuel International Canada (EIC) applauds the Government of Canada for tabling historic accessibility legislation aimed at breaking down barriers for Canadians with disabilities.
    210. Emmanuel International Canada (EIC) is taking part in the nation-wide celebration of International Development.
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Emmanuel International Canada (EIC) is taking part in the nation-wide celebration of International Development. Established 27 years ago by Global Affairs Canada, International Development Week (IDW) is a tradition unique to Canada.
    211. Emmanuel International Canada Celebrates World NGO Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Emmanuel International Canada Celebrates World NGO Day. World NGO Day to raise awareness and recognize the importance of the NGOs worldwide.
    212. Hearts and Minds: How Do People Change?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Hearts & Minds: How do people change? Feb 17 Connexions Other Voices asks How can we reach the millions we need to reach and engage if fundamental change is to happen? See http://www.connexions.org/Media/CXNL-2018-02-17.htm
    213. IFJ welcomes lowest number of killings of journalists for a decade but warns "no room for complacency"
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) warns there is no room for complacency despite recording the lowest number of killings of journalists since 2007.
    214. IJV Canada statement on the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Let this latest string of massacres be a wake up call to the world. We call on Canadians, and fellow Jewish Canadians in particular, to join us not only in acknowledging and mourning the Nakba, but in doing all that we can to put an end to it.
    215. India: Two journalists killed in 24 hours
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Sandeep Sharma and Naveen Nishchal were both killed in separate vehicle incidents in India on Monday, March 26. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) condemn the killings
    216. Interview Opportunity with Chopsticks+Forks, Founder and entrepreneur Jusep Sim
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Interview Opportunity with Chopsticks+Forks, Founder and entrepreneur Jusep Sim
    217. Looking for answers, creating alternatives - Connexions Other Voices March 25, 2018
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The March 25, 2018 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, features people who are questioning and challenging the way the world works and trying to create better alternatives.
    218. Malaysian government tables 'Anti-Fake News' bill
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists; Peninsular Malaysia (NUJM) in criticizing the so-called anti-fake new bill and the heavy penalties.
    219. Media Release - IFIC Announces New Senior Management Appointments
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Toronto, ON - January 24, 2018 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) President and CEO Paul C. Bourque, Q.C. has announced two new appointments to IFIC’s senior management team – Carolyn Quick to the position of Vice President, Pu
    220. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for December 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Toronto, ON - January 19, 2018 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending December 31, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.48 trillion. AUM decreased by $6.7
    221. Media Release - IFIC Requests Creditor Protection for RDSP Beneficiaries
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Toronto, ON - January 9, 2018 - In a submission made on January 5 to the Government of Canada, the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) requested an amendment to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act that would give beneficiaries of Registered
    222. Opening of Moss Park Armouries Necessary But Temporary Measure: More Permanent Shelter Beds Needed
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Warming centres will save lives this winter but conditions within most are appalling and they don’t necessarily meet the City’s own shelter or public health standards. We need permanent beds in the downtown core and we need them now.
    223. Our Statement on Syria
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      VOW condemns the devastating attack on Syria
    224. Recognizing World Water Day 2018
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      2018 marks the 25th anniversary of World Water Day held every year by the United Nations and recognized by millions around the Globe.
    225. Richard McGowan Executive Director Emmanuel International Canada congratulates the Finance Minister Hon. Bill Morneau and the Federal Government of Ca
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Richard McGowan Executive Director Emmanuel International Canada congratulates the Finance Minister Bill Morneau and the Federal Government of Canada’s commitment announced in the 2018 Federal Budget to increase investment in international assistan
    226. The Isolation of Julian Assange Must Stop
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      We call on the government of Ecuador to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech.
    227. There's No Such Thing As "Free" Preschool Say Day Care Operators
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Ontario's independent licensed child care centres question whether the Liberal Government's latest election promise-- "free" preschool --will actually benefit families, or just result in more centre closures, higher taxes and greater government debt
    228. Thirteen journalists injured in bloody repression of Gaza protests
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Thirteen journalists covering protests in Gaza were injured on Monday, 14 May when Israeli military opened fire on Palestinian protesters along the Gaza border.
    229. Thousands Marching In Gaza
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In Gaza, thousands are marching -- one of the many unarmed actions planned over 45 days which will build through May 15, when Palestinians mark 70 years since hundreds of thousands were made refugees during the war of 1948.
    230. UN call to stop attacks on Palestinian journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The IFJ has welcomed calls by United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk that freedom of the media and the rights of journalists must be respected and that Israel should stop targeting Palestinian journalists.
    231. VOW Demands Peaceful Resolution for the Crisis in North Korea
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Re: Worsening humanitarian and human rights impacts of UN sanctions on the DPRK. To Honourable Members of UN 1718 Sanctions Committee (DPRK). This letter comes to you from the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) and
    232. What are we eating? asks January 21 issue of Other Voices
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant labour, and much else..

    2017

    1. Apple sued for deliberately slowing down older iPhones
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A lawsuit was filed in California against technology giant Apple after the company admitted to slowing down their older iPhone models.
    2. The Internet is Already Broken
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Nick Pemberton's article on the already broken internet.
    3. How Brazil's Sex Workers Have Been Organized and Politically Effective for 30 Years
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Sex workers in Brazil have been organizing for 30 years and have influenced politics to the extent that the government recognizes sex-work as an official occupation. They are celebrating the anniversary in part with an exhibit of photographs taken by sex-workers.
    4. Adapt or Die: Millennials, Technology, and Net Neutrality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Internet is changing the way we think, concentrate, and process information. Studies are showing the Internet is lowering our concentration because the Internet offers constant distractions. It’s reducing our attention span, and it’s ruining our interpersonal communication skills. Basically this technology is dehumanizing us.
    5. Half of UK sees The Sun tabloid as 'negative influence'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Half of Britons see one of the UK's largest tabloids, The Sun, as a negative influence on society, according to a new poll.
    6. Province ignored whistleblowers who warned about child abuse at its training schools
      An ongoing Star investigation of alleged physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the schools for troubled youth between the 1960s and the 19

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An investigation of alleged physical, sexual and emotional abuse at Ontario training schools between the 1960s and the 1980s found that two officials warned the province of brutal and sadistic treatment at the hands of staff -- warnings the province appears to have ignored.
    7. 'Reporters Without Scruples' fails to derail revelatory conference on White Helmets
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Geneva Press Club (GPC) announced an event that would present the darker side of the Oscar-winning, multi-million-dollar internationally funded White Helmets, operating in Syria alongside Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front) and other US Coalition-armed & financed terrorist groups.The event was entitled "They Don't Care About Us – White Helmets True Agenda."
    8. Israel uses Palestinian land to illegally dump toxic waste
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Israel dumps unknown waste and military garbage in a disposal site in Kisan village, in the occupied West Bank.
    9. Toronto music teacher sues after principal, VP call folk song racist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Toronto music teacher is suing her principal, vice-principal and the public school board for defamation after the administrators sent an email to the school community apologizing that a well-known folk song - "Land of the Silver Birch" - was performed at a school concert, calling it "inappropriate" and "racist."
    10. Postmedia and Torstar deal results in "largest closure of newspapers on single day in Canadian History
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by the deal between Canada's two largest newspaper publishers, Postmedia and Torstar, which have decided to swap more than forty local newspapers with each other, and subsequently shut down most of these newly acquired newspapers in regions where they compete with other existing publications.
    11. Broadband monopolies to censor Internet content
      Behind the FCC plan to abolish net neutrality

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The recently released plan by the American Federal Communications Commission to abolish net neutrality has evoked mass opposition across the US and around the world.
    12. How Israel is digitally policing Palestinian minds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Israeli authorities have been arresting and holding hundreds of Palestinians it accuses of fanning the flames of violence in the occupied West Bank and Israel.
    13. Tearful Liberal MP should accept James Bezan's fifth apology and move on
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Comes a time to draw the line, to note that not all remarks of a sexual nature are actually sexual in nature, that not all talk that is debatably inappropriate must be censored, that sometimes a bad line is just a bad line and that the #metoo movement does not require every woman to recall and publicize every slight, real or imagined, ever inflicted upon her by every man in the world.
    14. Untouchable - The Uses And Misuses Of 'Genocide Denial'
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      One of the wonders of contemporary propaganda is the extent to which corporate commentators are in denial about their use of the term 'genocide denial'. Clearly, they believe they are using a neutral, objective term to describe indisputable facts of genocidal killing and ugly refusals to recognise those facts. The delusion is quickly exposed when we ask a few simple questions. For example: how often do we see 'mainstream' commentators describing US-UK sanctions on Iraq from 1990-2003 as 'genocidal', as affirmed by senior UN diplomats? How often do journalists describe supporters of the devastating Bush-Blair war on Iraq, the Obama-Cameron war on Libya, or May's war on Yemen as 'genocide deniers'? Can we imagine someone who supported the war on Libya being called an 'Obama apologist'? Like 'terror' and 'terrorism', 'genocide' and 'genocide denial' are simply not terms that are applied to Western actions. This really awesome level of bias points to the reality that 'genocide denial' is a propaganda term overwhelmingly used to portray Official Enemies as morally and intellectually despicable, in fact untouchable. As used in the 'mainstream', the term is antirational, an attack on honest debate.
    15. 33rd Anniversary Of The Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The escape of about 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) – a highly toxic chemical – from a storage tank on the premises of the pesticide plant of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) in Bhopal – the capital of the State of Madhya Pradesh – on the night of 02/03 December 1984 resulted in a horrendous disaster in the city, which was inhabited by about 900,000 persons then.
    16. The long ecological revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Up until the rise of the ecological movement in the late twentieth century, the conquest of nature was a universal trope, often equated with progress under capitalism (and sometimes socialism). To be sure, the notion, as utilized in science, was a complex one. As Francis Bacon, the idea's leading early proponent, put it, "nature is only overcome by obeying her." Only by following nature's laws, therefore, was it possible to conquer her.
    17. Internets Past
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      This article discusses the Internet and the problems with prevailing public concern over Net neutrality. The author advocates for an alternate way forward, and a need to bring political economy back to the agenda by viewing corporations as political actors and the technology corporations as powerful commercial players with their own agendas.
    18. Fighting for Their Water and Their Lives, Communities Take Direct Action Against Barrick Gold in the Dominican Republic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      People who live near the Pueblo Viejo gold mine iin Dominican Republic struggle to gain accountabilty from the Canadian-owned companies running it. Their environment has been poisoned and they want funds for 600 families to be relocated.
    19. Major study shows species loss destroys essential ecosystems
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Long term research by German ecologists proves that loss of biodiversity has "direct, unpleasant consequences for mankind."
    20. Withdrawal of RT America's accreditation on Capitol Hill 'dire development'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The US congressional press office has revoked RT America's accreditation on Capitol Hill, citing its 'foreign agent' status.
    21. The Blue-Collar Hellscape of the Startup Industry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The tactics and work environments at tech companies, including Amazon, show a disregard for the fundamental health, safety and humanity of low-tier workers, demonstrating what laissez-faire startup-styled late capitalism really looks like.
    22. Beating wives if they refuse sex is OK, according to books in Britain's Islamic schools
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An educational watchdog in Britain finds reading material in some Islamic schools to be out of step with mainstream Muslim thinking.
    23. Cutting Cords to Kurds: Facebook's Foreign Policy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The recent deletion and suspension of Facebook accounts of Kurdish supporters provides further troubling evidence that the popular social media company has been censoring the Kurdish resistance for the past five years.
    24. US & Europe's farcical hypocrisy over Russian foreign media law
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The US and the European Union rushed to condemn Russia's new media laws restricting foreign entities. At the same time, they assume the unilateral right to hound Russian news outlets as "foreign agents."
    25. Google's de-ranking of RT in search results is a form of censorship and blatant propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A commentary on the recent admission by an executive of Google's parent company (Alphabet) that special algorithms are being created to filter RTs news in order to make it appear less prominently in Google's search results.
    26. From an Open Internet, Back to the Dark Ages
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their will, censoring content that threatens their rule. But in the "democratic" west, it is being done differently. The state does not have to interfere directly -- it outsources its dirty work to corporations.
    27. Google's Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Recent remarks by the Executive Chairman of Google's parent company confirm charges that the company has been deliberately altering its search algorithms and taking other measures to prevent the public from accessing information that is critical of the US government.
    28. Google will 'de-rank' RT articles to make them harder to find - Eric Schmidt
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Executive Chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet states that the company will engineer specific algorithms for news services RT and Sputnik to make their content less prominent on the search engine's news delivery services.
    29. Excerpts from secretly recorded meeting between Wilfrid Laurier University grad student and faculty
      Resource Type: Audio
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Lindsay Shepherd, a Wilfrid Laurier University graduate student and teaching assistant, landed in hot water with the university over a video clip, featuring controversial University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson, she used in a critical thinking course. After receiving complaints, the university claimed she created a toxic environment. Shepherd had a meeting with faculty and administration, here are excerpts from the secretly recorded conversation.
    30. Suppressing TVO video, stifling free speech, is making Wilfrid Laurier unsafe
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The university is wrong to castigate a grad student and teaching assistant for showing to her students a debate on TVO’s The Agenda that featured controversial professor Jordan Peterson.
    31. A creeping quiet in Indian journalism?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      How a combination of government pressure, harassment by political activists, commercial actors including both advertisers and some media owners, is exercising a chilling effect on Indian journalism.
    32. The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Do you want to stop criminals from getting into your Gmail or Facebook account? Are you worried about the cops spying on you? Motherboard Staff have answers on how to protect yourself. This is Motherboard's comprehensive guide to digital security, which will be regularly updated and replaces some of our old guides. This guide is also available as a printable PDF.
    33. Warning to Spanish (and Other) Whistleblowers: Anonymous Boxes which ARE NOT ANONYMOUS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Citizens' victories in the struggle against corruption, sometimes requiring information to be provided through safe anonymous channels like Xnet's Mailbox for reporting corruption, have catalysed a proliferation of similar initiatives within governments and institutions.
    34. Cambridge slammed for 'censoring' Palestine BDS event
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Cambridge University is accused of censorship after it threatened to ban a meeting about the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, unless the Palestinian academic chairing it was removed and replaced with its own choice.
    35. Kaspersky Lab in crosshairs since exposing US & Israeli spies behind Stuxnet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The campaign to discredit Kaspersky Lab dates back to 2010, when the Russian-based cybersecurity firm uncovered the origin of the Stuxnet malicious computer worm which ruined Iran's nuclear centrifuges.
    36. Noam Chomsky And The BBC: A Brief Comparison
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A recent interview with 88-year-old Noam Chomsky once again demonstrates just how insightful he is in providing rational analysis of Western power and the suffering it generates. By contrast, anyone relying on BBC News receives a power-friendly view of the world, systematically distorted in a way that allows the state and private interests to pursue business as usual.
    37. Thought police strike again as Wilfrid Laurier grad student is chastised for showing Jordan Peterson video
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Wilfrid Laurier University teaching assistant has been identified as “transphobic” and sanctioned for last week showing her class an excerpt of a video debate involving the controversial University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson. In fact, her supervising professor, Nathan Rambukkana, told her that by showing the video to her “Canadian Communication in Context” class, “it basically was like … neutrally playing a speech by Hitler …”
    38. CIA wrote code 'to impersonate' Russia's Kaspersky Lab anti-virus company, WikiLeaks says
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      WikiLeaks published documents exposing the elaborated malware suite used by the CIA to hack, record and control modern hi-tech appliances worldwide.
    39. Coverage of sexual harassment claims carelessly blurs lines between minor misconduct and real abuse
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      It is undeniably a great thing that abusers like Harvey Weinstein are finally receiving their comeuppance, however overdue it may be. But in the aftermath of Weinstein’s downfall, we’re at risk of broadening the definition of sexual harassment too widely.There is a vast difference between genuine sexual harassment, abuse or rape — and minor misconduct, flirting or otherwise inappropriate behavior in the workplace (or anywhere else). Yet, in recent weeks, the two have been dangerously conflated.
      ...

      Have we just decided to do away with the presumption of innocence, or at the very least the idea that these matters should be dealt with through lawyers and courts, not on Facebook and Twitter? Are we supposed to completely ignore the possibility that just maybe, an accusation could be false?

      This kind of trial by social media is dangerous. A simple tweet can brand a person as a rapist who deserves to lose their job and have their lives utterly destroyed in an instant — on nothing more than the say-so of another person.
      Sterile culture

      A couple of weeks ago, Adam Sandler found himself in the firing line when he touched actress Claire Foy’s knee twice during The Graham Norton Show. Some viewers were so outraged by the contact Sandler had made with Foy’s knee that she was forced to release a statement saying she was not angry or offended by Sandler’s gesture. If this kind of behavior is classed as sexual harassment or as outrageously inappropriate as some viewers suggested, we appear to be on our way toward living in a completely sterile, robotic and puritanical world where nobody can say or do anything for fear of pious backlash from the political correctness police.

      There is also an insulting, sexist and patronizing element to all of this which makes women out to be weak-minded, overly sensitive creatures who can’t even handle a sexual joke being told in their presence. Or who are so vulnerable that they simply can’t be left alone to fend for themselves. One POLITICO journalist recently suggested that a good way to limit sexual harassment would be to make closed-door meetings in the workplace a fireable offense.
    40. The FBI Blindly Hacked Computers in Russia, China, and Iran
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Recent court papers indicate that the FBI repeatedly broke into devices overseas as part of ordinary criminal investigations; in countries hostile to the U.S. this could have significant geopolitical fallout.
    41. Can You Say "Conflict of Interest"? Not at the UN
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Exposing the ways that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) allows oil giants to shape negotiations.
    42. Title IX Witchhunts, Anti-Sex Frenzy and Bourgeois Feminism
      Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus - A Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Is the specter of sex haunting the campus? Under the pretense of targeting sexual harassment and assault, university administrations have been whipping up a climate of fear and imposing neo-Victorian values. As the recent book Unwanted Advances - Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus (HarperCollins Publishers, April 2017) argues, "The new campus codes aren't preventing nonconsensual sex; they're producing it.” Written by Northwestern University professor and self-described left-wing feminist Laura Kipnis, the book exposes the vastly expanded definitions of sexual assault, which criminalize anything from drunken hook-ups to student-professor romance and even allow for consent to be withdrawn retroactively.
    43. 'We're designing minds': Industry insider reveals secrets of addictive app trade
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look at the science and psychology behind the 'technological arms race' which seeks to keep people fixated on their smartphones.
    44. Who’s Afraid of Corporate COINTELPRO?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On November 30, 2016, presumably right at the stroke of midnight, Google Inc. unpersoned CounterPunch. They didn't send out a press release or anything. They just quietly removed it from the Google News aggregator. Not very many people noticed.
    45. Confessions of a (verified) Russia-linked Twitter Bot
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Twitter's defines any user who has "ever logged in, at any time, from Russia" as being "Russia-linked." This is taking the new McCarthyism to ridiculous levels.
    46. Tabloids do not represent the working class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      It should come as little surprise that media owned and run by unscrupulous billionaires like Rupert Murdoch and Richard Desmond should be more concerned with protecting the party of big business than it is with the wellbeing or interests of working class people. We need to call out the tabloid media for what it is – run by and for the elites.
    47. Ecuadoreans Won't Back Down in Fighting Chevron-Texaco Over Amazon Oil Disaster
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A class-action lawsuit first filed in 1993 against Chevron-Texaco has taken its toll on the lawyers and Ecuadorean people seeking justice for environmental damage. Hope for justice and healing drives people to not give up.
    48. Higher Education for Hire
      The Capitalist University: The Transformations of Higher Education in the United States since 1945

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Henry Heller's The Capitalist University: The Transformations of Higher Education in the United States since 1945.
    49. 'Inappropriate Behaviour' - Michael Fallon, Yemen, And The 'Mainstream' That Is Anything But
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look at 'mainstream' journalism, a product of corporate conformity and a deference to power that is anything but mainstream.

    50. Google, Amazon, Netflix mount lobby crusade on Trudeau Liberals
      Amazon had 99 registered contacts with the government last year, Google had 37

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The numerous meetings between top Liberal Government officials and U.S. tech giants not only smack of favouritism, but also raise ethical questions and concerns over deregulation.
    51. Racists and xenophobes find fertile ground in violent online world
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Spend enough time hunting terrorists or wandering dystopian wastelands in online games and you're bound to come across players hurling xenophobic and racist taunts at each other -- from the openly Islamophobic in Europe to Korean and Japanese gamers bickering over disputed islands.
    52. Undocumented special-needs girl in federal custody after emergency surgery
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy was taken into US Customs and Border Protection custody shortly after emergency gallbladder surgery in Texas in a case that advocates say shows the harmful extent of the President's hard line on immigration policies.
    53. Cowardly New World: Alternative Media Under Attack by Algorithms
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An insidious assault is underway against alternative media on the internet. Leftist and progressive websites have been suffering significant declines in traffic. Some have had online income sources cut. Many others have been publicly defamed.
      The only voices speaking the truth, says Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, are those on the fringes and we must amplify them however we can. Some suggestions:
      * Read/view alternative media stories and share them in whatever venues you can.
      * Stop consuming mainstream media and stop posting links to it.
      * Actively support alternative media by donating money, time or other resources.
      * Stop using Google as your search engine; I recommend DuckDuckGo. You will be surprised at how much you've been missing.
      * Become the media: take your own photos or video and write up stories yourself for whatever outlet will take your work, even if that's only your own blog.
    54. Goodbye to Golden Rice? GM Trait Leads to Drastic Yield Loss and "Metabolic Meltdown"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      While proponents of Golden rice have blamed its failure to reach the market on "over-regulation" of GMOs and on "anti-GMO" opposition, the latest research suggests that problems intrinsic to GMO breeding are what have prevented researchers from developing Golden Rice suitable for commercialization.
    55. Pay to play: Facebook rolls out nightmare scenario for publishers on its network
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Proposed changes to the way Facebook handles posts from publishers and businesses may result in publishers having to pay Facebook to promote their stories so that people can see them.
    56. 'Pay to play': Facebook rolls out nightmare scenario for publishers on its network
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Facebook is testing out a change to their network in six markets. As a result, posts from some publishers and businesses will be removed from the site's News Feed section. The change has caused a dramatic drop in referral traffic to news outlets.
    57. Why We Must Fight for the Right to Repair Our Electronics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In an era when reparations to electronics such as digital devices is becoming increasingly more difficult, pending U.S. legislation could force manufacturers to make repair parts and information available at fair prices.
    58. Guardian Sells False Image of an Open Jerusalem
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Guardian essay on a new Israeli open-rooftops project in Jerusalem, part of a Season of Culture, sadly falls into a standard trap for feelgood articles of this kind. It fails to provide the main context for Jerusalem: that the native Palestinians live under a belligerent Israeli occupation that is ultimately trying to evict them from the city.
    59. Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An overview of an interview with Hilary Clinton by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to promote her score-settling book about why she was not elected President of the United States.
    60. Cambridge University students given trigger warnings for Shakespeare plays
      Academics say degree of sensitivity will 'curtail academic freedom'

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Warnings to Cambridge students regarding violence in course materials brings about discussion over student development and ultimately academic freedom and censorship.
    61. American Teaching Hospitals: Where Pelvic Exams Under Anesthesia Happen
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Before undergoing a liver biopsy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, I asked my surgeon's nurse whether I was to be catheterized for the procedure. In response to this perfectly legitimate question the knave sardonically replied: "I'm really not supposed to say this, but what difference does it make? You're going to be under general anesthesia."
    62. The conspiracy to censor the Internet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The political representatives of the American ruling class are engaged in a conspiracy to suppress free speech. Under the guise of combating "trolls" and "fake news" supposedly controlled by Russia, the most basic constitutional rights enumerated in the First Amendment are under direct attack.
    63. 'Fake news' or free speech: Is Google cracking down on left media?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Left leaning progressive websites say they are being unfairly penalized by Google's efforts to stamp out fake news.
    64. Israeli Soldiers Shut Down Media Outlets In The West Bank
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Israeli soldiers and secret security officers invaded media outlets in dawn raids in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The media outlets provide services to Palestinian TV stations such as Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds.
    65. Journalism as We Knew It Is Never Coming Back
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      It’s old news that Donald Trump abuses reason, knowledge, decency and dark-skinned people. If you are paying attention, each one of his assaults on decency, intelligence and knowledge will feel urgent, ridiculous or both. Each day he threatens grave damage to actual human beings and the rest of Planet Earth, and each day he demonstrates his incapacity to do anything but inflict more damage.
    66. In Sarnia's Chemical Valley, is 'toxic soup' making people sick?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Experts and documents cast doubts on whether industry and Ontario government are revealing levels of benzene in areas where residents live right near oil and gas facilities.
    67. New Archival Collections: How to Know What’s New at Your Favorite Repository
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      New archival collections at your favorite repository may be the long-awaited key to solving your family history mysteries! But how can you keep up with what’s new at archives and libraries? Professional archivist Melissa Barker shares her favorite tips.
    68. Germany's Network Enforcement Act: Legal framework for censorship of the Internet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On October 1, 2017, the Network Enforcement Act took effect in Germany. Under the cover of a fight against "fake news" and "hate speech," it creates a legal framework for censorship of the Internet.
    69. That rotten stench in the air? It’s the smell of deadly gas and secrecy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Documents obtained through freedom-of-information requests and from whistleblowers, including internal correspondence and inspection reports, disclose serious infractions and failures in performance by oil and gas companies; yet regulatory standards remain largely unchanged and H2S incidents and risks remain hidden from the public.
    70. 'There's no sense in speaking up' despite deadly gas risks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An investigation into oil industry in Saskatchewan reveals a culture of secrecy fuelled by oil industry money, the province's reliance on that money, and the threats and intimidation that have followed those who have spoken out.
    71. Bullied BBC? Alternative media returns fire on claims it's waging 'war' on the corporation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Alternative media accused of waging "guerilla warfare" against the BBC by its former political editor Nick Robinson say they are just providing balance to the 'biased' government-funded corporation.
    72. Trump, fake news and the war on dissidents
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A rebuke to a recent Guardian article titled "If mainstream news wants to win back trust, it cannot silence dissident voices", where journalist Nick Robinson claims that the left and right are the peddlers of the same "fakery" in attacking the media.
    73. Memo to Jacobin: Ecomodernism is not ecosocialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Ian Angus challenges a left-wing magazine that promotes geoengineering, nuclear power, carbon storage and other techno-fixes as solutions to climate change.
    74. The Censorious Vortex of the "Flash News" Barons
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      For decades, the factors that decided what noteworthy stories would not find their way into print or on the air came down to the media's ignorance, laziness or from advertising restraints. For too long, the explosive material for good journalism in these and other areas had remained hidden in plain sight.
    75. Jacobin and ecomodernism: Two replies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Two readers, David Schwartzman and David Walters, respond to criticism of Jacobin magazine's special issue on climate change.
    76. Drowning in the waste of Israeli settlers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Several decades ago, the al-Matwa spring in Salfit city would often be crowded with Palestinians hiking in the valley and families picnicking alongside the clear, flowing stream. Now, however, the sewage flowing through the spring, the rancid smell that engulfs the valley, and the mosquitoes swarming the area have left the valley largely deserted.
    77. U.S. real estate lobbyists turn blind eye to rising sea level threats to waterfront properties
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      All along the coast of the southeast United States, the real estate industry confronts a hurricane. Not the kind that swirls in the Atlantic, but a storm of scientific information about sea-level rise that threatens the most lucrative, commission-boosting properties.
    78. 100 Percent Wishful Thinking: the Green-Energy Cornucopia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A growing body of research has debunked overblown claims of a green-energy bonanza.
    79. Preferred Conclusions -- The BBC, Syria And Venezuela
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In 2013, it was remarkable to see the BBC reporting claims from Syria on a daily basis in a way that almost always blamed the Syrian government, and President Assad personally, for horrendous war crimes. But as the New York Times reported last month, the picture was rather less black and white.
    80. Welcome to 1984: Big Brother Google now watching your every political move
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Google has taken the unprecedented step of burying material, mostly from websites on the political right, that it has deemed to be inappropriate. The problem, however, is that the world's largest search engine is a left-leaning company with an ax to grind.
    81. Indian journalist critical of Hindu extremists is shot dead in Bangalore
      Police say Gauri Lankesh was shot and killed by three assailants as she was entering her home

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Gauri Lankesh, an Indian journalist who was killed by three assailants was the senior editor of the tabloid known to be critical of Hindu extremists. The Committee to Protect Journalists reported that 27 journalists have been killed since 1992 with impunity.
    82. Venezuala in the Media: Double Standards and First Impressions
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      This article looks into the inconsistent ways that Venzuala has been portrayed in the media, and the effect of sensationalizing the recent crisis. It concludes that those who support the Venezuelan poor, workings classes must seek and spread honest information outside of the mainstream narrative.
    83. Annie Kidder and People for Education have made a mark on Ontario schools, but have they become part of the system?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look at the work of Annie Kidder, a public education advocate, who has spearheaded a grassroots movement that has given Ontario parents more of a voice in what goes on inside their children's classrooms.
    84. CIA sneak undetectable 'malicious' implants onto Windows OS - WikiLeaks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Windows machines are targeted by the CIA under 'Angelfire,' according to the latest release from WikiLeaks' 'Vault7' series. The documents detail an implant that can allow Windows machines to create undetectable libraries.
    85. The Coddling of the American Mind
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      For their own emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection in the classroom from words and ideas they don't like. It is a movement that is problematic for academic institutions, and likely damaging to student development and mental health.
    86. Evolution in the College Classroom
      Facilitating Conversations about Science and Religion

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      New approaches embedded in introductory biology courses about science and religious belief point to promising models for instructors to adopt, and offer insight on strategies for encouraging more constructive dialogue about science and religion.
    87. Hurricane Harvey and the Dialectics of Nature
      Houston is the city where capitalism's victory over nature is the most complete - and also where nature takes its ultimate revenge

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Proyect argues that historically the shortsighted nature of capitalism has led to natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. To understand nature, the ripple effects of its manipulation and to implement laws that protect it is in our only hope to prevent catastrophes such as Hurricane Harvey in the future.
    88. Mexican Journalists Say 'No to Silence'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In Mexico powerful entities -- ranging from government officials, to law enforcement, to drug cartel leaders -- routinely and systematically intimidate journalists and media outlets to prevent them from investigating state corruption and drug-related violence. Efforts to silence media often take place in the shadows, forcing victims to choose between self-censorship, forced displacement, or risking their lives for doing their jobs.
    89. NSA's Cyberwarfare Blowback
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In May and June 2017, hackers took over thousands of computers around the world, encrypted their contents, and demanded ransom to decrypt them. They used tools developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) to exploit vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows operating system.
    90. The People vs. Big Oil
      Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Steve Early's Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City.
    91. Predatory Journals: Write, Submit, and Publish the Next Day
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Predatory journals can be defined as "publications [that take] large fees without providing robust editorial or publishing services." They usually "recruit articles through aggressive marketing and spam emails, promising quick review and open access publication for a price. There is little if any quality control and virtually no transparency about processes and fees. Their motive is financial gain, and they are corrupting the communication of science. Their main victims are institutions and researchers in low and middle income countries..."
    92. Victory Over the Sun
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Postwar America's greatest environmentalist Tony Mazzocchi (who passed away in 2002) was a labour leader.
    93. The Stomach-churning Violence of Monsanto, Bayer and the Argrochemical Oligopoly
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Companies like Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta, which make up the oligopoly that controls an increasingly globalised system of modern food and agriculture, have successfully instituted the notion that the mass application of biocides, monocropping and industrial agriculture are necessary and desirable.
    94. Car remotely deactivated after Quebec teen refuses to pay for removal of GPS device
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Quebec teenager's car was remotely deactivated by a dealership after he refused to pay to remove a GPS tracking device -- one that he never wanted installed in the first place.
    95. Is Harvey Also a Threat to the Air We Breathe?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Following Houston's catastrophic flooding, petrochemical plants have abruptly started shutting down operations, including ExxonMobil, Petrobras, Shell and Chevron Phillips. While these shutdowns might be necessary, they can also produce significant amounts of air pollution.
    96. Thousands of Atlantic salmon escape fish farm near Victoria after nets damaged
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped into Pacific waters east of Victoria, BC after facilities containing an estimated 305,000 fish were damaged at a U.S. fish farm in the San Juan Island.
    97. 2017 Toronto Open Chess Championship - September 2 - 4
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Toronto Open Chess Championship is Greater Toronto’s marquee Open event of the year, sanctioned by the Greater Toronto Chess League. It's being held September 2 - 4, 2017.
    98. The Economy of an Ecological Society Will Be at the Service of Humanity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      What would a truly just, equal and ecologically sustainable future look like? Why would it require a change in our economic system, namely the end of capitalism? Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams answer these questions in Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation.
    99. Israel Continues Its Attack on Palestinian Freedom of Expression
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The arrest of a teenager for voicing an opinion on a social media site raises serious concerns over freedom of expression in Israel.
    100. Google's new advertising program tracks offline line shoppers, violates privacy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The privacy watchdog Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a formal complaint against Google alleging that the company's new advertising program violates consumer privacy.
    101. Google's new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      New data suggests that the implementation of changes in Google's search evaluation protocols resulted in a massive loss of readership of socialist, anti-war and progressive web sites.
    102. Biological Warfare: US & Saudis Use Cholera to Kill Yemenis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The US has supported Saudi Arabia and its allies in their aggression against Yemen, committing daily war crimes involving civilians, who are now suffering a cholera epidemic with more than 400,000 victims.
    103. Jewish woman sues Andrew Anglin over troll storm
      Suit against Daily Stormer's neo-Nazi blogger raises questions about free speech and online harassment.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Tanya Gersh and her family had been the target of a coordinated harassment and intimidation campaign spearheaded by Andrew Anglin, a blogger who runs a neo-Nazi website. An ensuing lawsuit against Anglin could set a precedent for the way courts draw a line between free speech and online harassment.
    104. Nutrient Runoff is Killing American Waters and Voluntary Actions Aren't Working
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The ongoing causes and devastating effects of nutrient pollution on American lakes, bays and waterways is examined.
    105. Marx and Engels on ecology: A reply to radical critics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of the book "Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique" authored by Paul Burkett and John Bellamy Foster, who respond to critics of ecological Marxism with a comprehensive examination of what the founders of historical materialism wrote and thought about mankind's relationship to the earth.
    106. How Threats Against Domain Names Are Used to Censor Content
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A summary of a whitepaper released by EFF titled "Which Internet registries offer the best protection for domain owners?", outlining important points to consider, such as the policies of the registry that operates the domain.
    107. Poison Papers Snapshot: HOJO Transcript Illustrates EPA Collusion With Chemical Industry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A commentary on the "Poison papers", chemical industry and regulatory agency documents and correspondence stretching back decades, which shed light on what was known about chemical toxicity and practices in the often-incriminating words of the participants themselves, and which still have implications for us today.
    108. Dakota Access-Style Policing Moves to Pennsylvania's Mariner East 2 Pipeline
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Examination of the troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
    109. The Biotech Industry Is Taking Over the Regulation of GMOs from the Inside
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      When a comprehensive evaluation of GMOs and the weaknesses of scientific risk assessment within the biotech industry is urgently needed, the chemical and biotech industries are forcing risk assessment in the opposite direction.
    110. The financial system killing environmental activists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Global Witness report reveals 2016 as the deadliest year yet for environmental defenders. International investors are accused of bankrolling the projects that hundreds of people have been killed protesting.
    111. Fake News on Russia in the New York Times, 1917-2017
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Fake news on Russia is a Times tradition that can be traced back at least as far as the 1917 revolution.
    112. The Attack on Al Jazeera
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Since its genesis, Al-Jazeera has served as much more than a mere signpost of speech or thought... popular or otherwise. Its existence, alone, stands as a safety valve against those closed societies that embrace repression as so much a check against the light of day of which they fear. Al-Jazeera's availability throughout the Middle East changed its information landscape ... introducing a level of freedom of speech, on TV, that was previously unheard of in the region.
    113. How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The motley array of candidates who ran for the Republican presidential nomination was divided on many things, but not on climate change. None of them was willing to take the issue seriously.
    114. Here's why papers don't deserve support; money should go to committed Internet sites
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Governement funding should not go toward propping up mainstream print media, but rather towards access to information in communities where it is currently lacking.
    115. First register; then turn tricks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A new prostitution law to include compulsory registration meant to fight human trafficking and exploitation is not popular in the industry, and may lead to a return of prostitution going underground.
    116. One Half-Cheer for Trump?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      June 1, 2017, Donald Trump announced that "The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord," setting off alarm bells and outraged protests in U.S. cities and around the world. We would suggest that under present circumstances, he chose the better - well, less bad - of the existing options.
    117. Teachers as Change Agents
      Educational Justice: Teaching and Organizing against the Corporate Juggernaut

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Howard Ryan's Educational Justice: Teaching and Organizing against the Corporate Juggernaut.
    118. CNN Journalists Resign: Latest Example of Media Recklessness on the Russia Threat
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Major U.S. media outlets have published claims about the Russian threat in the direction of exaggerating the threat as well as inventing incriminating links between Moscow and the Trump circle, many of which have turned out to be false.
    119. Hersh's New Syria Revelations Buried From View
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look at veteran journalist Seymour Herst's latest investigation, which questions whether Syrian President Assad was responsible for another alleged gas attack at Khan Sheikhoun.
    120. HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP, vulnerable to cyberattack
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The first of Britain's two brand new aircraft carriers runs on outdated Windows XP software that may be vulnerable to cyberattack.
    121. No One Has the Data to Prevent the Next Flint
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Data gaps in testing and regulations of water safety in America can potentially put many citizens at risk.
    122. The Sex Offender: the 21st Century Witch
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Looks at the status of a "sexual offender" in America, including sexual offender registries, as well as groups working against false accusations.
    123. Decision from an Unknown Body: On blocking websites in Egypt
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Report by AFTE on state censorship and the monitoring and blocking of websites in Egypt.
    124. Republican Data-Mining Firm Exposed Personal Information for Virtually Every American Voter
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Evidence suggests that Republican-linked election databases were inadvertently exposed to the internet, without password protection, potentially violating the privacy of almost every registered voter in the United States.
    125. Essential Debates at the Intersections of Science and Socialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the introduction to his new book "A Redder Shade of Green", Ian Angus says ecosocialism must be based on a careful synthesis of Marxist social science and Earth System science -- a twenty-first century rebirth of scientific socialism.
    126. Here's the PR Firm Behind ‘Your Energy America’ Front Group Pushing Atlantic Coast Pipeline
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A newly formed front group called "Your Energy America" is pushing Dominion Energy's Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline; evidence points to DDC Advocacy as the PR firm behind the group, which has known ties to the Republican Party.
    127. The Breaking Of The Corporate Media Monopoly
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Alternative articles are being shared more widely online than the views of mainstream newspaper commentators. Discussed in relation to 2017 UK election.
    128. Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital by Jason Moore. The author examines how capitalism is innately destructive of its environment, but the solution is revolutionary socialist organisation says Graham-Leigh.
    129. Monbiot Still Can't Admit Media's Core Problem
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      After more than two decades at the Guardian, George Monbiot has finally written a column in which he concedes that the entire British media has a problem, including its supposedly left-liberal elements like the Guardian.
    130. Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There are millions of victims throughout the Middle East region, that cannot be understood or expressed through typical media narration: a gripping headline, couple of quotes and a paragraph or two by way of providing context.The price is too high for this kind of lazy journalism.
    131. We Need a Much Bigger Leap! John Bellamy Foster on Naomi Klein's 'No Is Not Enough'
      Book review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There is much to admire in Naomi Klein's new book, but she underestimates the danger posed by Trumpism, and doesn't pose a real alternative. She calls for a Leap, but it isn't high enough or far enough.
    132. Egypt bans Medium as media crackdown widens
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Dozens of websites, including opposition publications, banned since May 24, 2017, in 'clear attack on media', watchdog says.
    133. The World Center of Hacking is in Washington, Not Moscow or Beijing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Documents from the U.S. NSA (National Security Agency) unveiled by Edward Snowden show that whole countries, not just a number of sensitive computers, have been hacked by the NSA.
    134. False news
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Laws regulating 'False News' present several unacceptable dangers, including stifling journalists from reporting in environments that are often contradictory and rapidly developing.
    135. Rebels Without a Cause: The Assault on Academic Freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Examining current academic culture which falsely labels "words as violence" and how it is affecting acedemic freedom, notably by some who think of themselves as being on the left, who are employing totalitarian tactics which ultimately cause professional and economic harm.
    136. Gaza power cuts: When fuel runs out, 'babies will die'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Gaza's doctors fear inevitable patient deaths if fuel reserves are depleted by end of June.
    137. Time to Confront the Media's Anti-Corbyn Bias
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Jeremy Corbyn has been subjected to unprecedented vilification by the British media. No one is surprised that the Daily Mail, Telegraph and Times have been relentless in their hatchet jobs on Corbyn. But it has been disconcerting for the left that the Guardian and BBC never gave him a chance either. He was in their gun-sights from day one.
    138. IFIC Welcomes New Member - LOGiQ Asset Management Ltd.
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that LOGiQ Asset Management Ltd. https://logiqasset.com/) has joined IFIC.
    139. Connexions Other Voices - Challenging Injustice
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In this issue, we look at the relentless persistence of people challenging injustice and entrenched power in places around the world, including Palestine, Korea, China, Canada, and the United States.
    140. How to build brand awareness
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Developing a BRAND is the first step to marketing yourself, product or service. But it doesn't stop there. Who's going to know about your brand if it doesn't have a presence? Yes! I'm talking about building brand awareness.
    141. Oil and Water
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A collection of articles charting how leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
    142. IFIC's President and CEO to Chair Third Annual Canadian Funds Summit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announced today that its president and CEO, Paul C. Bourque, Q.C., will chair Strategy Institute's third annual Canadian Funds Summit in Toronto on May 25-26, 2017.
    143. Malaysian government crack down continues: Malaysiakini CEO charged
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly crticises the charges brought against the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Malaysiakini for posting footage of a press conference in July 2016. The IFJ calls for the charges to be immediately withdrawn.
    144. Panama: la FIP pide justicia en un caso de lesiones contra un sindicalista
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      La Federación Internacional de Periodistas (FIP) pide que se haga justicia en un caso de lesiones contra el secretario general del Sindicato de Periodistas de Panamá, Filemón Medina, cuyo agresor condenado a cinco años de prisión ha recurrido la
    145. Police assault dozens of journalists covering political demonstration in Kolkata
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) is condemning two incidents of police brutality against media workers in Kolkata, India on Monday, May 22, 2017. The IFJ demands immediate action
    146. 10 simple yet vital tips when planning to speak to the media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      You've sent out newsworthy information, was contacted for an interview and now you are ready to speak to the media. Not quite! Speaking to the media involves planning and tact. How you represent yourself and your organization is important.
    147. Thai journalist faces defamation charges for reporting
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses concerns for the criminal defamation proceedings against a Thai journalist by a mining company over his reporting. The IFJ calls for the charges to be immediately dropped.
    148. West Bank: Palestinian photojournalist wounded during clashes
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Majdi Shtayeh, a Palestinian photojournalist for Associated Press (AP) and a member of the IFJ affiliated Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS) was today wounded from gun shots at a protest in the West Bank.
    149. Music education makes for a poor commodity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Privatizing the teaching of music into a commodity and decreasing attention spans is leading to poorer music education.
    150. To discover the 'rights of a river', first think like a river
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There is a growing global movement to recognise the rights of rivers. But rights alone are not enough. We must love and respect rivers, and even think like rivers to understand the vital functions they perform within landscapes and ecosystems, and so discover where their 'best interests' truly lie. And then we must be willing to act: protecting rivers and restoring them to health and wholeness.
    151. Propaganda Feeds Fear and Loathing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The disturbing and growing trend of misinformation in news reporting.
    152. After Middle Eastern Wars End, the Medical Wars Begin
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      What are the wars doing to the health care infrastructure?
    153. American/Russian Vladimir Posner on the State of Journalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Russian journalist's views on the state of journalism.
    154. Divine ecstasy of Nature: Selected Writings by John Muir
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A new collection of John Muir's (1838-1914) writings promises to inspire another generation to fall in love with wild nature, to care for it, to know that wilderness is not optional but central to our survival in the centuries to come. His words survive him. "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike."
    155. Security Is Ruining the Internet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      How the need for cybersecurity has made the internet less convenient for users.
    156. Professional Speakers: Market Yourself LOUD and PROUD
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Professional speakers focus on presenting the essence of their message by molding a presentation that is unique and distinctive to their audience. The words you use can make a difference in the effectiveness of how you promote yourself.
    157. Restoring the Heartland and Rustbelt through Clean Energy Democracy: an Organizing Proposal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A proposal to end capitalism and fight climate change at the same time.
    158. Twelve Reasons to Oppose Rules on Digital Commerce in the WTO
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      US-based transnational companies in the fields of information, technology and media are working to create international rules that limit the ability of governments to put restrictions on how they make profits.
    159. Dump the Guardian!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Guardian has spent the last two years relentlessly attacking Jeremy Corbyn. Only recently has it changed its tune, perhaps worried that it has alienated too many readers. Corbyn's success has been despite the Guardian and the rest of the corporate media. The Guardian will now want readers to forget its propaganda war on Corbyn. We've compiled this list so they don't. Dump the Guardian!
    160. Ban the Bomb! Where is Canada?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace asks where is Canada? Historic negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons are on now at the United Nations! The vast majority of countries are gathering from 15 June to 7 July, 2017 to finally prohibit these weapons
    161. Get Media Attention by Starting a Public Relations Plan
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Every business, small or big should have a PR plan, for the simple fact that each business has a story to tell. A story that wants to be HEARD amongst the HERD. The first step is to know the ins and outs of your industry.
    162. Concrete, or beaches? World's sand running out as global construction booms
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A crucial component of concrete, sand is vital to the global construction industry. China alone is importing a billion tonnes of sand a year, and its increasing scarcity is leading to large scale illegal mining and deadly conflicts. With ever more sand fetched from riverbeds, shorelines and sandbanks, roads and bridges are being undermined and beaches eroded. And the world's sand wars are only set to worsen.
    163. Anti-Vax Propaganda Helps Measles -- Once Eradicated -- Spread Across the Twin Cities
      Health officials expect the number of diagnoses to rise.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The anti-vaxxer misinformation campaign has led to yet another outbreak of a preventable disease. Minnesota's Department of Health has announced that 44 people in the state have been diagnosed with measles, a disease once eradicated in the United States. Forty-two of the cases are in children, most of them Somali-Americans who were never vaccinated. According to numerous sources, the outbreak is the result of a sustained anti-vaccination campaign.
    164. Don't tell me that working-class people can’t be articulate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      When writing dialogue, the idea that a drug dealer must be portrayed as verbally hesitant is daft -- language is not a tool issued by the nobility.
    165. Fake news, echo chambers and filter bubbles: Underresearched and overhyped
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the early years of the internet, it was revolutionary to have a world of information just a click away from anyone, anywhere, anytime. Many hoped this inherently democratic technology could lead to better-informed citizens more easily participating in debate, elections and public discourse.
    166. Jobs and industry in the Hunter Valley: Context for a conversation about a Just Transition away from coal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The development of employment opportuniteis outside the coal miniing industry is both possible and necessary.
    167. A Response To George Monbiot's 'Disavowal'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There is a pattern of 'mainstream' media insisting on the need for war in response to unproven claims that are often later debunked.
    168. Globe and Mail promotes Controversial Mining Magnate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      How close is too close when it comes to media outlets working with institutions set up by wealthy individuals to influence the news? The question becomes important to ask when Canada's "national newspaper" promotes a worldview paid for by one of the planet's most controversial mining magnates. The Globe and Mail's close ties to the Munk Debates and University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs should worry journalists and everyone who cares about foreign policy discussion in this country.
    169. The tragedy of liberal environmentalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The tragedy of liberal environmentalism is that it occupies the political discourse as the most pragmatic, the most possible way to a better future, but implementing this watered down, technical environmental politics is not at all smooth, or easy. It is rather Sisyphean. This is the tragic political circumstance of our times: What is framed as easy, as the most compatible with the status quo, is actually so very, very hard.
    170. Academic Bullying the Vacuum of Moral Leadership in the Academy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Workplace bullying is an increasing problem. Books are being written about it, and there is even a Workplace Bullying Institute. The problem isn't restricted to the business world. Books such as Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It, Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education, and Workplace Bullying in Higher Education suggest that bullying is a particular problem among academics.
    171. Winner of the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize for Asia: Prafulla Samantara
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Prafulla Samantara, winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for his relentless efforts, has made it his life's work to fight injustice by lending a voice to Indigenous communities and small scale farmers.
    172. Connexions Other Voices - Affirming life, resisting war, reporting UFOs
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The April 30, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. This issue is about affirming life, resisting war, and reporting UFOs.
    173. Why "traditional media" is far from dead in today's digital world
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Each form of media, traditional or new, has pros and cons on how information is communicated and presented. With Public Relations, it's important to strategically deliver the message in ways that generate maximum coverage and impact.
    174. You Are Not An Experience
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A growing number of intellectuals are arguing that free speech needs to be subordinated to the goal of protecting the feelings of people who don't want to hear views that they find threatening. They are wrong.
    175. IFIC Supports Continuing Education Requirements for Financial Advisors
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In a submission filed yesterday, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) expressed strong support for rules proposed by the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) governing continuing education (CE) requirements for financial advisors
    176. Climate Struggles and Ecosocialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The hard right U.S. administration of Donald Trump has widened the terrain of struggle over climate change and, indeed, the entire array of environmental issues facing the ecology of North America and the working class movement.
    177. Free Speech, but Not for All?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Just over a century ago, the president of a distinguished college barred the suffragette and human-rights activist Jane Addams from speaking on campus, and suspended a student named Inez Milholland for organizing others in support of women's rights. Milholland would go on to become influential in the women’s movement, and the college president, James Monroe Taylor, would become yet another example of an overly protective and historically myopic educator. He believed that women should be "not leaders, but good wives and mothers" -- the prevailing view of the day.
    178. IFIC Welcomes New Member and New Directors
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - April 27, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) has announced that the board of directors approved the application of CF2G Investissement Inc. to become a member of IFIC at its April meeting. The board also approved
    179. Retired GM worker speaks on three years of the Flint water crisis
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The poisoning of the city of Flint continues three long years after the decision was made by politicians and financial speculators to switch city residents to Flint River water. As the world now knows, the corrosive Flint River water leached lead from the antiquated piping system into the homes of residents. Lead is a deadly neurotoxin. Because next to nothing has yet been done to fix the city’s infrastructure, even after the switch back to Detroit water, there is no safe water supply for thousands of residents.
    180. Changing minds on a changing climate
      What Makes Climate Science Deniers Change Their Minds?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Reddit commenters point to reasons they went from being climate contrarians to having confidence in mainstream climate science.
    181. Coal Miners' Futures in Renewable Energy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      If President Trump wants to earn a rare legislative victory and take political credit for reviving hard-hit regions of rural America, he should take a close look at how one Kentucky coal company is creating jobs.
    182. How Propaganda Works to Divide Us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Political propaganda employs the ideals of liberal democracy to undermine those very ideals, the dangers of which, not even its architects fully understand.
    183. Only one bear in a hundred bites, but they don't come in order
      Resource Type: Videotape
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Bob Bossin talked about oil tanks in a Youtube video
    184. To conserve tropical forests and wildlife, protect the rights of people who rely on them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Who are the best guardians of forests and other wild places? Governments? Conservation NGOs? Corporations? No, writes Prakash Kashwan, it's the indigenous peoples who have lived in harmony with their environment for millennia. But to be able do so, they must first be accorded rights to their historic lands and resources, both in law and in practice.
    185. Forest Service's 'Independent' Report on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Written by Pipeline Company Contractor
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The U.S. Forest Service recently published an assessment of the proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline, calling the report "independent." In reality the assessment was performed and written by none other than a contractor working for the pipeline company.
    186. Fracking kills newborn babies - polluted water likely cause
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A new study in Pennsylvania, USA shows that fracking is strongly related to increased mortality in young babies. The effect is most pronounced in counties with many drinking water wells indicating that contamination by 'produced water' from fracking is a likely cause. Radioactive pollution with uranium, thorium and radium is a 'plausible explanation' for the excess deaths.
    187. Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) Halifax, N.S.
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The public is invited to join the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace (NSVOW) at this international Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS).
    188. Major Challenges of New Orleans Charter Schools Exposed at NAACP Hearing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      New Orleans is the nation's largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took control of public schools in New Orleans and launched a nearly complete transformation of a public school system into a system of charter schools.
    189. Treating Mental Health Patients as Criminals
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The criminalisation of the mentally ill is one of the cruellest and most easily avoidable tragedies of our era.
    190. Newspaper Owned By Fracking Billionaire Leaks Memo Calling Pipeline Opponents Potential "Terrorists"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has produced a report titled, "Potential Domestic Terrorist Threats to Multi-State Diamond Pipeline Construction Project," dated April 7, 2017. The DHS field analysis report points to lessons from policing the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they can be applied to the ongoing controversy over the Diamond pipeline, which, when complete, will stretch from Cushing, Oklahoma to Memphis, Tennessee. While lacking "credible information" of such a potential threat, DHS concluded that "the most likely potential domestic terrorist threat to the Diamond Pipeline … is from environmental rights extremists motivated by resentment over perceived environmental destruction."
    191. Climate Change As Genocide
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Is this what a world battered by climate change will be like—one in which tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of people perish from disease, starvation, and heat prostration while the rest of us, living in less exposed areas, essentially do nothing to prevent their annihilation?
    192. IFIC Updates Monthly Statistics for March 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - April 21, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) released updated sales data for the month ending March 31, 2017. The assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.39 trillion. Year-to-date
    193. Global Days of Action on Military Spending: April 18-28, 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      This year, the GDAMS movement will take place from April 18th to April 28th, 2016. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace joins with The International Peace Bureau and its members with organized events all around the world (Australia, Colombia, Kenya, Nigeria
    194. Children & Nature Network International Conference brings 850+ international leaders working to connect children to nature to Vancouver, BC
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      More than 850 leaders and activists from 22 countries are gathering today in Vancouver B.C. for the 2017 Children & Nature Network International Conference and Summit. This premier gathering of the children and nature movement, co-hosted by the Canad
    195. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace - Statement on Syria
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) calls for the immediate cessation of violence by all parties. We want no more strikes, an investigation by UN experts into the use of chemical weapons, and immediate commencement of peace negotiation by a
    196. Green nationalism? How the far right could learn to love the environment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Myths of a pagan past in harmony with nature have been a feature of green nationalism, from its beginnings through to the Anastasia ecovillages in contemporary Russia where - unlike their equivalent hippy communes found in the West - sustainable living is combined with a 'reactionary eco-nationalism'. Could it happen here too?
    197. Archives As Activism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Last week was archives awareness week in Ontario, a week to raise awareness about what archivists do, what archives are, and just generally celebrate all of the good stuff associated with archives. In addition to general archives promotion this week it is also about the connection between archives and activism.
    198. How Media Bias Fuels Syrian Escalation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The mainstream U.S. media now reports as "flat-fact" the Syrian government's guilt in the April 4, 2017 chemical weapons incident, but the real facts are less clear and some point in the opposite direction.
    199. How to Access Digital Files from the Nineties
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In this step-by-step, digital archivist Tim Walsh demonstrates how to access decades old files.
    200. Devices that track, spy on cellphones found at Montreal's Trudeau airport
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      CBC Radio-Canada investigation already found electronic surveillance devices near Parliament Hill.
    201. Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Little attention is paid to reporters from the Global South who are killed, abused, or left stranded by foreign media.
    202. Self-Censored Questions by Career Questioners
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      I've always been intrigued by the major questions not asked by reporters at press conferences, not asked by legislators at public hearings or even the questions citizens at town meetings don't ask public officials. It's not that they do not know about or could not easily become informed enough about a given issue and ask substantive questions. It's just that so many taboos are packed into these questioners' ideological mindset, career goals or concern with what other people over them might think. Maybe it is a culturally-rooted fear of challenging entrenched power brokers.
    203. Just Wait Until I Get Tenure
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Facebook friend, Steven Salaita, recently wrote a post about academe arguing that tenure-track professors are kidding themselves if they say they will become more radical once they get tenure. I agreed with his post, and I made a long reply. Here, I incorporate what I said into a more coherent commentary.
    204. CWF issues a Seven Day Challenge for National Wildlife Week April 9-15
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is urging Canadians to step it up for National Wildlife Week April 9-15, 2016 with a seven-day conservation challenge.
    205. Journalists allege threat of drone execution by US
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Fearing assassination, Al Jazeera's Ahmad Zaidan and independent journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem file US legal complaint.
    206. Jobs for Climate and Justice: A Worker Alternative to the Trump Agenda
      A working paper from the Labor Network for Sustainability

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Jobs for Climate and Justice exposes and challenges the Trump agenda and proposes the kind of economic program we must fight for. It also offers examples of the great organizing efforts around the country – led by working people – that provide the foundation for the a transition to a just and climate-safe economy.
    207. IFIC Supports Ontario Plans to Strengthen Financial Planning and Advice
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - March 31, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada has commended Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa for his commitment to move ahead with several recommendations aimed at strengthening financial planning and advice.
    208. IFIC Updates Monthly Statistics for February 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - March 29, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) released updated sales data for the month ending February 28, 2017. The assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.38 trillion. Year-to-date
    209. Campaign to Stop GE Trees Release Statement of Solidarity Following World Water Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Campaign to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees released this statement in solidarity with communities affected by the industrial forestry model. These tree plantations, which do not support biodiversity, are not forests, but more like laboratories.
    210. Digital Privacy at the U.S Border: A New How-To Guide from EFF
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A new guide released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) gives travelers the facts they need in order to prepare for border crossings while protecting their digital information.
    211. Global Gathering Takes Aim at Genetically Engineered Trees
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Members of the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees from around the world are gathered in Chile for 2 weeks to investigate impacts of industrial tree plantations & the potential future impacts of genetically engineered tree plantatations.
    212. Impacts of mass coral die-off on Indian Ocean reefs revealed
      Warming sea waters - caused by climate change and extreme climatic events - threaten the stability of tropical coral reefs, with potentially

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      New research by the University of Exeter shows that increased surface ocean temperatures during the strong 2016 El Niño led to a major coral die-off event in the Maldives, and that this has caused reef growth rates to collapse. They also found that the rates at which some reefs species, in particular parrotfish, are eroding the reefs had increased following this coral die-off event.
    213. Migrant workers left behind in 2017 Federal Budget
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Migrant workers and advocates are angered that the 2017 Federal Budget failed to deliver promised details on reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
    214. Nepalese journalist attacked for timber smuggling report
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Nepal Press Union (NPU) and the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) in condemning the attempted attack of a journalist by government employees in Bara district of Nepal on March 21, 2017.
    215. Online harassment and threats for Indian journalist exposing illegal sand mining
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses serious concern over the online harassment and threats over the telephone to independent journalist Sandhya Ravishankar over her reporting of illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu, India.
    216. Urban Homesteaders Win Cancellation of Bogus Trademarks
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Urban homesteaders can speak freely about their global movement for sustainable living, after convincing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to cancel bogus trademarks for the terms "urban homesteading" and "urban homestead."
    217. The Plant Next Door
      A Louisiana Town Plagued by Pollution Shows Why Cuts to the EPA Will Be Measured in Illnesses and Deaths

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      When the Environmental Protection Agency informed people in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, last July that the local neoprene plant was emitting a chemical that gave them the highest risk of cancer from air pollution in the country, the information was received not just with horror and sadness but also with a certain sense of validation.
    218. Aleppo boy versus ‘Mosul girl’: How the Western MSM peddles war propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      While much of the developed world knows of 'Aleppo boy' Omran Daqneesh, how many have heard of an equally tragic story involving a five-year-old girl named Hawraa, the sole survivor of a US-coordinated airstrike on her home in Mosul?
    219. IFIC Welcomes Budget Measure to Allow Tax-Deferred Merger of a Mutual Fund Corporation into Trusts
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto - March 23, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) welcomes the government's decision, announced in yesterday's federal budget, to permit the tax-deferred merger of a mutual fund corporation into mutual fund trusts.
    220. Scientists: protect vast Amazon peatland to avoid palm oil 'environmental disaster'
      A recently discovered peatland in northeast Peru contains two years worth of US carbon emissions, writes Joe Sandler Clarke, but it's under

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The peatland in Pastaza-Marañón Foreland Basin in northeast Peru - discovered in 2009 by Finnish scientist Outi Lähteenoja - is said to contain 3.14 gigatons of carbon, roughly equivalent to two years of CO2 emissions from the United States. Scientists have said that economic development in the region, like road-building and the arrival of commercial agriculture threatens the important ecosystem.
    221. CWF encouraged by federal budget support for oceans and freshwater
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) welcomes the federal government's investment in ocean protection, freshwater conservation and aquatic invasive species management in the new budget. However, CWF continues to urge governments to a
    222. Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops' Body Cameras Into Surveillance Machines
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      For years, the development of real-time face recognition has been hampered by poor video resolution, the angles of bodies in motion, and limited computing power. But as systems begin to transcend these technical barriers, they are also outpacing the development of policies to constrain them. Civil liberties advocates fear that the rise of real-time face recognition alongside the growing number of police body cameras creates the conditions for a perfect storm of mass surveillance.
    223. FAO: Plantations are not forests!
      Since 1948 the UN's Food and Agriculture has been clinging to an outmoded definition of 'forests' that includes industrial wood plantations

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The FAO definition considers forests to be basically just 'a bunch of trees', while ignoring other fundamental aspects of forests, including their many other life-forms such as other types of plants, as well as animals, and forest-dependent human communities. Equally, it ignores the vital contribution of forests to natural processes that provide soil, water and oxygen.
    224. 'Liberal' Libel Law: Still a Disgrace to Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the age of social media, our allegedly liberal libel laws might pose more of a threat to unfettered free speech than ever.
    225. What is Objective Journalism?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Despite objectivity being widely accepted as a norm in journalism, Edwards discusses how opinion and bias are still an inherent part of 'reporting the facts.'
    226. Propaganda, Fake News, and Media Lies
      The Diabolical Business of Global Public Relations Firms

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The PRP industry has experienced phenomenal growth since 2001. In 2015, three publicly traded mega PR firms -- Omnicom, WPP, and Interpublic Group -- together employed 214,000 people across 170 countries, collecting $35 billion in combined revenue. Not only do these firms control massive wealth, they also possess a network of connections in powerful international institutions with direct links to national governments, multi-national corporations, global policy-making bodies, and the corporate media.
    227. WikiLeaks Vault 7 Reveals CIA Cyberwar and the Battleground of Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      WikiLeaks dropped a bombshell on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7”, the whistleblowing site began releasing the largest publication of confidential documents that have come from the top secret security network at the Cyber Intelligence Center.
    228. Payment Processors are Still Policing Your Sex Life, and the Latest Victim is FetLife
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The adult social network FetLife just lost its ability to process credit card payments because it offers a platform for members to discuss and to post depictions of consensual BDSM practices.
    229. Senate Dem Seeks Investigation of RT for Being Russian-Funded
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D – NH) is pushing a bill that would seek a Justice Department investigation of whether television station RT America is "coordinating with the Russian government."
    230. UK exporting 67% of plastic waste amid 'illegal practices' warnings
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Britain's trade in waste plastic to the Far East is booming. The exported plastic is meant to be recycled under UK conditions and standards, but often is not, undermining bona fide UK recycling firms who face falling prices, reduced turnover, collapsing profits, and all too often, closure.
    231. Noise, the 'ignored pollutant': health, nature and ecopsychology
      The sonic backdrop to our lives is increasingly one of unwanted technospheric noise, writes Paul Mobbs.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      For those who like to enjoy the natural environment, noise is something to be escaped from within the relative sanctuary of the landscape. These days that's getting harder and harder to accomplish. That's not only because of noise from all around - in particular from urban areas, roads and the increasing mechanisation of agriculture - but also due to the increasing level of air traffic overhead.
    232. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace - International Women's Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace wishes everyone a very Happy International Women's Day. This year the theme for International Women's Day is "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030". Women and other people in more
    233. Heatwave frequency rises twice as fast in the poorest countries
      New research proves that the countries least responsible for global warming, those least able to adapt, have already been hit much harder by

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A feature of most statements about climate change is the use of the future tense: the poorest countries will be worse-hit than the rich ones. But new research shows that the predicted unequal climate future has actually been with us for decades. The poorest countries have already experienced twice as great an increase in extreme temperatures as the rich ones, and the gap has been widening for more than thirty years.
    234. Pharma Funded "Patient" Groups Keep Drug Prices Astronomical
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
    235. It's Not All Relative
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Can a devotion to cultural tolerance lead to the triumph of alternative facts?
    236. Manifesto for the Green Mind
      Jules Pretty sets out a plan to engage people with Nature and create more sustainable and enjoyable living for everyone.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Jules Pretty sets out a plan to engage people with Nature and create more sustainable and enjoyable living for everyone. The first call to action is: "Every child outdoors every day".
    237. Review: The Politics of Some Bodies - On "Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      At a time when Marxist politics is struggling more than ever against the current, queer Marxist scholarship is enjoying a slight, startling, heartening resurgence. Holly Lewis' The Politics of Everybody is a major contribution to the trend.
    238. Guardian's day of shame, and the dark depths of liberal McCarthyism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The liberal 'resistance' to Donald Trump has revealed a service media now plumbing its own dark, reactionary depths. A Guardian editorial has welcomed back to public prominence none other than George W Bush. Even for the Blair-protecting, war-apologising Guardian, it's a landmark day of shame.
    239. Shotgun Pointed at Black Children Trivialized as 'Confederate Flag Incident'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      How a story is framed is as important -- if not more so -- than the content of an article. Sixty percent of Americans don't read past the headline and 60 percent of Americans share articles on social media without reading them. How a story is teed up to the reader is an essential element in how our media shape our understanding of the news.
    240. Who is the biggest climate change villain?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Here is an exclusive the Guardian has held back from its readers for 26 years. It is finally published on its pages today.
    241. Humans and Subhumans: Weill Cornell and the Death of the American Soul
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      All patients that walk through the door of Weill Cornell are put into two categories: the humans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "good insurance," and the subhumans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "bad insurance." If you fall into the category of the former, they will generally make a grudging effort to provide you with good care. If you fall into the category of the later, they will literally bend over backwards to see to it that you are provided with truly awful and atrocious care.
    242. Antiwar.com vs. the Decline of American Journalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      What is the "alternative" media? If we look at the phrase itself, it seems to mean the media that presents itself as the alternative to what we call the "corporate media," i.e. the New York Times, the Washington Post, your local rag – in short, the Legacy Media that predominated in those bygone days before the Internet. And yet this whole arrangement seems outdated, to say the least. The Internet has long since been colonized by the corporate giants: BuzzFeed, for example, is regularly fed huge dollops of cash from its corporate owners. And the Legacy Media has adapted to the primacy of online media, however reluctantly and ineptly. So the alternative media isn’t defined by how they deliver the news, but rather by 1) what they judge to be news, and 2) how they report it. And that’s the problem.
    243. Three Years Since the Kitty Litter Disaster at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There is a place in the United States, almost half-a-mile underground, in a salt mine, where radioactive waste leftover from the production of tens of thousands of nuclear bombs was to be held separate from all contact with humanity for 10,000 years, equivalent to the entire history of civilization. This separation of civilization from the byproduct of its folly had lasted one-tenth of one percent of that immense time when on Valentine's Day, three years ago, an explosion sent the deadly contamination back to the world of humans.
    244. Liberals Beware: Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An examination of the dishonesty in the New York Times' efforts to undermine President Trump, and broader criticisms of other tactics used by the liberal establishment to the same end.
    245. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for January 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - February 22, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending January 31, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.34 trillion. Year-to-date, industr
    246. The 'Superficial, Arrogant Smugness' of BBC News - Peter Oborne Delivers Some Home Truths On BBC Radio 4 Today
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In a recent media alert, we noted the occasional tell-tale signs of uncomfortable truths that slip through cracks in the propaganda façade of BBC News. Very occasionally, the propaganda nature is clearly highlighted and can be enjoyed for its directness and the flustered BBC response it provokes.
    247. How the 'guerrilla archivists' saved history -- and are doing it again under Trump
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On Inauguration Day, a group of students, researchers and librarians gathered in a nondescript building on the north side of the University of California, Los Angeles campus, against a backdrop of pelting rain. The group had organized in protest against the new U.S. administration. But, instead of marching and chanting, participants were there to learn how to "harvest," "seed," "scrape" and ultimately archive websites and data sets related to climate change.
    248. VOW Appalled by Targeted Hate Mail and Threats
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is appalled by the recent targeted hate mails and threats towards MP Iqra Khalid and other politicians. No one should be threatened or face any kind of discrimination based on faith. Khalid said she received mo
    249. What We'll Tolerate, And What We Won't
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      It wasn't that he told a woman there was something wrong with her for wearing a hijab in America. It wasn't that he encouraged people to "Purge the Illegals" and gave out ICE's hotline number at a presentation. It wasn't that he mocked a transgender college student in front of a crowd, saying he'd still almost bang her because she looked like a man. Instead, it was his discussion of the complexities of his sexual experiences with adults as a gay teenager that caused Milo Yiannopoulos to lose his $250,000 book deal with Simon and Schuster.
    250. Trump v. the Media: a Fight to the Death
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      At present, this is a golden era in American journalism, because established media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post find themselves under unprecedented and open attacks from the powers that be. Richard Nixon may have felt persecuted by press and television, but he never counter-attacked with the same vigour and venom as Trump.
    251. Ineffective 350.org divestment campaign should give way to direct corporate actions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      While 350.org runs a number of important campaigns, such as "Resist Trump's Climate Agenda" , there are serious questions about whether divestment campaigning is effective or whether it should be replaced by direct action campaigning.
    252. Restoring the Heartland and Rustbelt through Clean Energy Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Al paper discussing ways to simultaneously fight climate change and create jobs.
    253. IFIC Welcomes New Director and New Affiliate
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - February 16, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today announced that Duane Green, President & CEO at Franklin Templeton Investments Corp., has joined IFIC's board and that WeirFoulds LLP has joined as an affiliate
    254. Media Review: Fake News
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Richard Seymour looks at the current debate around 'fake news'. What does the term refer to and is it as new as we think?
    255. Grassy Narrows Chief welcomes Wynne's clean-up promise and calls for swift results
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister is responding today to a new commitment made on Friday by premier Wynne to clean the English-Wabigoon River. The river has been highly contaminated since 1962 when a paper company in Dryden began dumping 9,000 kg
    256. How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Co-operation between labour and climate groups may be possible in the Trump era.
    257. Connexions Other Voices - February 12, 2017 - Race & Class
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The January 22, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter focues on Race and Class.
    258. Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Reports from the Arctic are getting pretty grim.
    259. Undermining Democracy - Corporate Media Bias on Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson and Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Are we able to prove the existence of a corporate media campaign to undermine British democracy? Media analysis is not hard science, but in this alert we provide compelling evidence that such a campaign does indeed exist. Compare coverage of comments made on Syria by a spokesman for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in October 2016 and by UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson in January 2017.
    260. Annex Chess Club What's My Name Swiss
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Annex Chess Club in Toronto is kicking off a new chess tournament on Monday February 6, 2017, called the "Annex What's My Name Swiss."
    261. Canadian Ethnocultural Communities Extend Condolences
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Ethnocultural Council(CEC) and its member organizations extend their prayers, thoughts and condolences to the families and friends of the victims and injured in the Quebec City Mosque attack and deadly shooting.
    262. Les communautés ethnoculturelles du Canada offrent leurs condoléances
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Le Conseil ethnoculturel du Canada et ses organisations membres offrent leurs prières, leurs pensées et leurs condoléances aux familles et aux amis des victimes et aux personnes blessées dans l’attaque meurtrière à la mosquée à Québec.
    263. IFIC Stresses Importance of Robust, Consistent Suitability Process
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - February 3, 2017 - In a submission filed today on IIROC's Proposed Guidance on Order Execution Only (OEO) Services and Activities, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) emphasizes the importance of ensuring that investor
    264. Unspeakable: the Black Book of Imperial Terrorism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      American "mainstream" journalists who want to keep their paychecks flowing and their status afloat know they must report current events in a way that respects the taboo status of the nation's underlying inequality and oppression structures and its savage and relentless imperial criminality.
    265. Fake News Inquiry: Old Wine in New Bottles
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A criticism of a recent investigation by the UK's Culture, Media and Sports committee into 'fake news' and public persuasion by false propaganda, describing the challenges of identifying or preventing the dissemination of fake news.
    266. IFIC Launches New Advisor Centre
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - February 1, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today launched a new advisor portal on its website (https://www.ific.ca/en/pg/advisor-centre/) with insights on current topics and plain language tools to help advis
    267. Killing 'Schizophrenics': Contemporary U.S. Psychiatry Versus Nazi Psychiatry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the United States in the earlier part of the twentieth century, there was widespread compulsory sterilization of those diagnosed with serious mental illness; and from the 1970s through the early 1990s, dehumanizing experiments that ignored the Nuremberg Code of research ethics were administered on this population by prominent American psychiatrists.
    268. VOW Statement on the Quebec City Mosque Attack
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, offers its deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the senseless act of violence. Our hearts are with the Muslim community in Quebec and across Canada. We stand in unity with people of all ethni
    269. Deranged and Deluded: The Media's Complicity In The Climate Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In an important recent book, the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh refers to the present era of corporate-driven climate crisis as 'The Great Derangement'. For almost 12,000 years, since the last Ice Age, humanity has lived through a period of relative climate stability known as the Holocene. When Homo sapiens shifted, for the most part, from a nomadic hunter-gatherer existence to an agriculture-based life, towns and cities grew, humans went into space and the global population shot up to over seven billion people.
    270. Industrial Production of Poultry Gives Rise to Deadly Strains of Bird Flu H5Nx
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Debunking the claims of industrial poultry producers that multiple outbreaks of bird flu are due to wild waterfowl, instead providing evidence that industrial farming practices are responsible for the outbreak.
    271. Manufactured Consent
      Power, Media and Thinktanks

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Corporations don't just shape our politics or economics, they also seek to change public opinion to serve their interests. Which corporations play the biggest role in shaping knowledge and news? What do they fund? Who do they represent? What role have they played in the rise of authoritarian populists? This infographic for State of Power 2017 exposes those 'manufacturing consent'.
    272. Seymour Hersh Blasts Media for Uncritically Promoting Russian Hacking Story
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh said in an interview that he does not believe the U.S. intelligence community proved its case that President Vladimir Putin directed a hacking campaign aimed at securing the election of Donald Trump. He blasted news organizations for lazily broadcasting the assertions of U.S. intelligence officials as established facts.
    273. Connexions Other Voices - January 22, 2017 - Disobedience
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Other Voices: #Disobedience. Once people start to disobey in significant numbers, the dynamic of power changes fundamentally. Disobedience, especially on a large scale, shakes the power of the rulers, and increases the power of those who disobey.
    274. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for December 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - January 19, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending December 31, 2016, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.34 trillion. Year-to-date, industry
    275. Facebook job ads suggest 'mind reading' social networks could soon be a reality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Details job descriptions from the 'Building 8' group of facebook, which suggest engineering efforts in neuroscience, neuroimaging, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
    276. Journalist hacked to death in Tamil Nadu, India
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) in condemning the murder of a journalist on the outskirts of Sattur in Tamil Nadu state, south India on Monday, 9 January, 2017.
    277. Journalist murdered in Balochistan, Pakistan
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in condemning the murder of a journalist in Kalat, Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan
    278. Magazine editor among disappeared activists in Pakistan
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in expressing serious concern over the disappearance of a magazine editor and other activists in Pakistan.
    279. Turkey: journalists detained following reports on Erdogan's leaked emails
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) are deeply concerned by the ongoing detention without any official explanation of journalists and media workers in Turkey.
    280. Who to Believe: The CIA and Corporate Media or WikiLeaks?
      Without Substantiation, Media Integrity Suffers

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Imagine if justice were administered mainly on hearsay (ignoring the fact that justice is too often lacking in society). It is a cardinal rule of justice that rendering a decision of guilty must only be done when such guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt. Medical schools state they follow evidence-based practices. Nursing schools do the same. Science progresses through the scientific method which demands evidence. When observations and experimental results contravene theory, the theory is tossed. There is academia, and then there is politics and the corporate media. Politics and its corporate media has long since become risible within the sphere of serious contemplation.
    281. Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Chief among the common misconceptions about the way official propaganda works is the notion that its goal is to deceive the public into believing things that are not "the truth" (that Trump is a Russian agent, for example, or that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, or that the terrorists hate us for our freedom, et cetera). However, while official propagandists are definitely pleased if anyone actually believes whatever lies they are selling, deception is not their primary aim.
    282. Watch How Casually False Claims Are Published: New York Times and Nicholas Lemann Edition
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      We have a perfect example of how this happens from the New York Times today, in a book review by Nicholas Lemann, the Pulitzer-Moore professor of journalism at Columbia University as well as a longtime staff writer for the New Yorker. Lemann is reviewing a new book by Edward J. Epstein -- the longtime neocon, right-wing Cold Warrior, WSJ op-ed page writer, and Breitbart contributor -- which basically claims Snowden is a Russian spy.
    283. Why you shouldn't trust Geek Squad ever again
      The government reportedly pays Geek Squad technicians to dig through your PC

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Orange County Weekly reports that the company's repair technicians routinely search devices brought in for repair for files that could earn them $500 reward as FBI informants. That, ladies and gentlemen, is about as blatant a case of unconstitutional search and seizure as it gets.
    284. Ontario health-care reform and Community Health Centres
      Re: Too Many Left Behind in Health Care Reforms

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      We already have a working model of primary care that targets these populations and that is very good at dealing with complex needs and providing holistic care. Community Health Centres (CHCs) have been in existence for decades all over Canada, providing care to communities that are not well served by other models of primary care.
    285. A Case Study in the Creation of False News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Paul Craig Roberts discusses a classic case in the creation of false news.
    286. CSA/SRO Compensation Surveys Fail to Justify Ban on Embedded Fees
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Key to investor protection lies in quality of enforcement; not quantity of rules. In light of research issued by Canada's regulators in late December, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today called
    287. Inside The Scorpion
      A Journalist's Ordeal in Egypt's Most Notorious Prison

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The story of journalist Mohamed Fahmy's experiences during their two-year confinement in an Egyptian prison.
    288. The U.S. Government Thinks Thousands of Russian Hackers May Be Reading My Blog. They Aren't.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      After the U.S. government published a report on Russia's cyber attacks against the U.S. election system, and included a list of computers that were allegedly used by Russian hackers, I became curious if any of these hackers had visited my personal blog.
    289. WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the past six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of "fake news," the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false.
    290. Marxism and the Earth: A defence of the classical tradition
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett, Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique.
    291. Marxism and the Earth: A defence of the classical tradition
      Book review of Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Marxist analyses of the natural world have been the focus of intense debate recently, and the publication of any book that further explores what Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels thought about the subject is something to be welcomed. John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett have proven track records of writing some of the clearest books on the subject, and while Marx and the Earth is not a specific response to some of their recent critics, it is an important defence of Marx’s and Engels’s original work.
    292. Class Dismissed
      When a state divests from public education

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look at education in the state of Arizona where Empowerment Education Accounts (ESA's), money otherwise used to fund public education, are upheld by conservatives as a successful means of advancing private alternatives to traditional schooling.
    293. Creating an Ecological Society
      Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Because it aims squarely at replacing capitalism with an ecologically sound and socially just society, Creating an Ecological Society is filled with revolutionary hope. Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, who have devoted their lives to activism, Marxist analysis, and ecological science, provide informed, fascinating accounts of how a new world can be created from the ashes of the old.
    294. EducationSources.ca
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Web portal with sources of information about education and academia, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
    295. EnvironmentSources.com
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
    296. HealthSources.ca
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
    297. IntelligentSearch.ca
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A web portal featuring topics related to research and the Internet. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
    298. MA Stops Charter School Expansion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Despite their $24 million, the charter forces - which in March had more than a 20-point lead in the polls - lost by an amazing 24 points, 62% to 38%.
    299. Mothers and Children First
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An interactive report on mothers and child bearing in Bolivia where deaths are highest among indigenous populations. This report looks at the efforts by doctors, indigenous midwives and healers who are collaborating in what is being called 'intercultural health care'.

    300. 93 media professionals killed in 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      93 journalists and media professionals were killed in 2016 according to new statistics published by the world's largest journalists' organisation.
    301. Ontario's health workers call for improved sick leave policies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
    302. PublicitySources.com
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A web portal featuring publicity and PR resources, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
    303. Sacred Cod
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Sacred Cod is a feature-length documentary that captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the role of overfishing, the impact of climate change, the effect of government policies on fishermen and the fish, and the prospect of a region built on cod having no cod left to fish.
    304. SexSources.ca
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
    305. Snowden's Box
      The human network behind the biggest leak of all

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Edward Snowden's disclosure of NSA secrets to the press as reported by the two journalists who literally had Snowden material mailed to them in a cardboard box. The article describes their experiences with encryption, codewords, government surveillance and extreme paranoia. The journalists also reveal that they were not the only people to have received Snowden's files.
    306. Survival is the Question
      Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Ian Angus' Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System.
    307. The Weekly Package
      How Cubans deliver culture without internet

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      With limited resources and government restrictions on internet access in Cuba, a thriving underground industry selling digital information has developed.
    308. Where Health Care Won't Go
      A tuberculosis crisis in the Black Belt

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look at the outbreak of tubercolosis in Alabama, where a significant proportion of the population lacks proper health care. While State reaction was swift the lack of attention to some communities persists, as do the conditions for outbreaks to reoccur.
    309. Arnold Amber - IFJ mourns loss of true champion of working journalists’ rights
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Working journalists have lost a true champion and the IFJ has lost a dear friend.
    310. Bangladeshi journalist detained for reporting on dead goat
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobodhikari Sambadhik Forum (BMSF) condemns the detention of a journalist for posting allegedly derogatory comments about a minister on Facebook. The IFJ demands immediate drop
    311. Canada, Sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty!
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Security Council met on August 29th to consider the heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Janis Alton*, Co-Chair of VOW, sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging Canada to to be a voice for diplomacy at the UN and sign the Nu
    312. Canadian Ethnocultural Council partnering with ParticipACTION
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Ethnocultural Council is partnering with ParticipACTION, Canada's premier physical activity brand. ParticipACTION helps Canadians sit less and move more through innovative engagement initiatives and thought leadership.
    313. Canadian Voice of Women Making Waves from Coast to Coast!
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      This past weekend in both Toronto and Victoria, VOW members held Ban the Bomb events in protest of the current Canadian government boycotting the UN talks on nuclear weapons. VOW will be running peace leadership camps in BC, ON, and NS this August.
    314. CBSA-Red Cross monitoring contract a rebranded empty gesture says immigration detention watchdog
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An agreement between Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canadian Red Cross (CRC), announced last week to much government fanfare, is being described by opponents of Canada’s indefinite immigration detention regime as political spin.
    315. Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Driving this year’s celebration of Canada’s 150th, let us all together embrace Canada’s multiculturalism and make Canada a beacon of same and the instrument of world peace.
    316. China to further beef up internet control
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the Government of China to clarify the usage of privately-run VPNs (Virtual Private Network) in China. The IFJ also calls on the Government of China to end its attempt to control and stifle
    317. Connexions Other Voices - August 28, 2017 - Official Enemies
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the August 27 issue of Other Voices, we examine why and how some countries become ‘enemies’ and how and why governments and media work in tandem to demonize official enemies.
    318. Connexions Other Voices - December 17, 2017 - Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      From Canada to Palestine, from South Sudan to Burma, people are working to document their stories and bring them to the attention of the world.
    319. Connexions Other Voices - March 18, 2017 - Public Transit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Public transit - good affordable public transit - is key to a liveable city. Other Voices explores what that means and how to bring it about.
    320. Connexions Other Voices - November 11, 2017 - Left Parties
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the November 11 issue, Connexions Other Voices looks at left parties which have emerged out of mass movements in countries like Spain (Podemos), Germany (Die Linke), and Greece (Syriza).
    321. Connexions Other Voices - Public Safety
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. This issue is about challenging injustice.
    322. Connexions Other Voices - Secrecy and Power
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Secrecy and Power; The July 22 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. It sptolights the relationship of secrecy and power.
    323. CWF Calls for Nominations for Canadian Conservation Awards
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is now accepting nominations for the Conservation Achievement Awards.
    324. CWF finds shocking numbers of dead turtles on the roads this summer and calls for more help to save these species at risk
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) and Scales Nature Park found hundreds of dead turtles on roads around Muskoka and Ottawa this summer and are calling for more help to save these species at risk.
    325. CWF Launches National Conservation Summit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A diverse range of experts from across Canada are meeting in Alberta this week to seek collaborative action for fish, wildlife, and biodiversity conservation.
    326. Discussions on new perspectives and challenges for the funds and asset management industry at the 31st IIFA Conference in Switzerland
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Zurich, 5 October 2017 - The 31st Annual Conference of The International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) was held this week in Zurich, Switzerland. Over 70 people representing 38 funds associations discussed the perspectives and challenges for
    327. Douglas Roche Featured Speaker at August 6th Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Douglas Roche Featured Speaker at August 6th. Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto. Former Senator Douglas Roche, who also served as Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament.
    328. Emmanuel International Canada is mobilizing as an official drop off point for the Barbuda Relief Recovery
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Emmanuel International Canada is working with the Consulate of Antigua and Barbuda to collect needed items for the people of Barbuda
    329. Emmanuel International Canada and Emmanuel International Malawi commence training health-care providers
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Emmanuel International Canada and Emmanuel International Malawi commence training health-care providers
    330. Emmanuel International Canada is helping the families of Barbuda Island with emergency food kits and clean water
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Emmanuel International Canada is helping the families of Barbuda Island with emergency food kits and clean water
    331. Fearless and outspoken Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead in Karnataka
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) in condemning the brutal killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, India on September 5.
    332. Freedom Flotilla Coalition Donates Materials to over 400 Fishers in Gaza
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC), an international coalition composed of civil society groups demanding an end to the illegal and inhumane blockade of Gaza, recently sent fishing materials to Palestinian fishers in Gaza. In cooperation with sever
    333. Heather Taylor originally from Stouffville takes on the "World's Toughest Row" across the Atlantic Ocean
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Heather Taylor originally from Stouffville takes on the "World's Toughest Row" across the Atlantic Ocean in the 2018 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge to raise awareness and funds for Emmanuel International Canada’s PROMISE project in Malawi
    334. IFIC Annual Leadership Conference Showcases Innovation and Investor Choice
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Rapidly evolving innovation and unparalleled investor choice were the central themes of a day-long conference hosted by The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) on Wednesday, September 27 in Toronto.
    335. IFIC Launches Investor Centre to Help Investors Make Informed Decisions
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today launched its new Investor Centre (https://investorcentre.ific.ca), with expanded content and contemporary features to help Canadians navigate their financial journeys.
    336. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for April 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending April 30, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.42 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM increased by $79.9 billion or 6
    337. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for February 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - March 23, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending February 28, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.36 trillion. Year-to-date, industry
    338. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for July 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - August 22, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending July 31, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.4 trillion. AUM decreased by $12.3 bill
    339. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for September 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - October 23, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending September 30, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.43 trillion. AUM increased by $16.
    340. IFIC Welcomes CRA Decision to Defer Application of Advantage Rules to Investment Management Fees
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - September 29, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) welcomes the Canada Revenue Agency’s recent decision to defer by one year, to January 1, 2019, application of the "advantage rules" to the tax treatment
    341. IFJ and EFJ condemn murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered yesterday around 3pm by a car bomb in the town of Bidnija, near her family home. The International and European Federations of Journalists condemned today this killing.
    342. Investment Funds Industry Gathers for 30th IFIC Leadership Conference
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canada’s pre-eminent networking and information event for the investment funds industry
    343. Iran: journalist loses eye and part of face after being refused cancer treatment in prison
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Association of Iranian Journalists board member and political prisoner Alireza Rajaee has lost his right eye and part of his face due to a cancer that was left untreated during his time in prison between 2011 and 2015.
    344. Israeli authorities must cease their routine abuse and harassment of journalists, says IFJ
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) recorded at least 15 incidents of journalists being attacked, abused or prevented from reporting by Israeli security forces while attempting to cover the Al-Aqsa Mosque protests over the weekend.
    345. It isn’t News until it's Newsworthy!
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      So, what makes a newsworthy story? 'News' is noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events. However, what might seem newsworthy to you may not appear newsworthy to a journalist. There are ways to make your story stand out!
    346. It’s Time to Ban the Bomb
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Asks Where is Canada? On July 7, 2017, 122 countries voted to adopt the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons-- a landmark international agreement that outlaws, categorically, the worst weapons
    347. Join Canadian Voice of Women for Peace’s call for Ottawa to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace calls on the Canadian government to: Suspend arms sales and transfers to Saudi Arabia, including armoured vehicles, weapons, munitions, military equipment or technology (or logistical and financial support for
    348. Journalists harassed, detained by Pakistan’s investigation agency
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the harassment and detention of two reporters by the state agency in Islamabad, Pakistan on July 21. The IFJ demands action against the officials involved in the harassment and unlawful
    349. Lethal Arms Sale from Canada to the Ukraine
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace objects strongly to the Canadian Government's recent decision to break a twenty-six year de-facto embargo on lethal weapons sales to Ukraine. By adding Ukraine to the Automatic Firearms Country Control List
    350. Media Advisory - Event: June 15, 2017 - Safeguarding Access to Financial Advice for Canada’s Middle Class – Paul C. Bourque, Q.C. in Conversat
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Paul C. Bourque, Q.C., president and CEO of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada, and veteran journalist Tom Clark will explore why Canadian policy makers are thinking about travelling a road not taken by the majority of global regulators and how
    351. Media Release - IFIC Announces New Chair and Board Appointments and Welcomes New Member and Affiliate
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - The board of directors of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada is pleased to announce that at its annual meeting on September 7, Ross Kappele (EVP & head of distribution, BMO Asset Management Canada) was elected chair
    352. Media Release - IFIC Releases Final Annual Fund Risk Classification Guidelines
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released its 15th and final annual Voluntary Guidelines for Fund Managers Regarding Fund Volatility Risk Classification / Directives d’application facultative concernant
    353. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for June 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending June 30, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.41 trillion. AUM decreased by $13.6 billion
    354. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for May 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - June 21, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending May 31, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.43 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM inc
    355. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for November 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - Dec 21, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending November 30, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.48 trillion. AUM increased by $15.9 billion
    356. Media Release - IFIC Welcomes New Member – Equity Associates Inc.
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - July 5, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today announced that Equity Associates Inc. has joined IFIC.
    357. Media Release - IFIC Welcomes Recommendations Addressing Vulnerable Investors
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - November 16, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada today congratulated FAIR Canada and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law on the thoughtful recommendations contained in their Report on Vulnerable Investors: Elder Abuse, Fin
    358. Media Release – IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for August 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON – September 21, 2017 – The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending August 31, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.41 trillion. AUM increased by $8.3
    359. Media Release – IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for October 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - November 21, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending October 31, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.47 trillion. AUM increased by $40.7
    360. Meeting the Challenge of the Right
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Meeting the challenge of the Right requires not only anti-fascist actions in the street, but organizing to reach those who may be attracted the the appeal of the Right and offering an alternative social vision.
    361. Myanmar journalist arrested and blocked from leaving country
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the latest move by authorities in Myanmar, following the detainment of a journalist at Yangon International Airport on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
    362. No Tasers For Toronto Police, Communities Urge
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Urban Alliance on Race Relations, working on civilian oversight of police since 1975, is joined by lawyers and academics to oppose the buying of more tasers at the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) public meeting on 'Conducted Energy Weapons'.
    363. North Korea: Canada’s First Test of Its Feminist Foreign Policy
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      With the spectre of North Korea aiming long-range nuclear-tipped missiles at its neighbor the United States, never has the time been more right for Canada to be re-embracing global diplomacy. In January, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia
    364. Open Letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Dear Secretary General, On your recent visit to Gaza, you saw with your own eyes some of the deplorable and inhumane conditions suffered by the Palestinians living in Gaza. You called it one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises that you had seen
    365. Other Voices - The April 1 issue
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The April 1 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is out. Other Voices always strives to present alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts."
    366. Pakistan: fourth journalist killed this year
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns the killing of a journalist in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, October 12.
    367. Peace Groups Hold Vigil at Chrystia Freeland's Toronto Constituency Office
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Peace Groups will hold a Ban the Bomb Vigil at the constituency office of Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, 344 Bloor Street West, on Saturday June 17 from 12 to 1 pm. The groups are protesting the government's boycott
    368. Peace Groups Issue an Emergency Appeal to Mayor John Tory to Examine the Dangers of Nuclear Weapons
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Peace Groups Issue an Emergency Appeal to Mayor John Tory to Examine the Dangers of Nuclear Weapons
      July 19, 2017 (Toronto) Two weeks after the UN ratified a treaty banning nuclear weapons that was boycotted by Canada, thirteen peace, faith and env
    369. Philippines slaps libel suit to silence broadcast journalist
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), in condemning the libel suit against ABS-CBN’s broadcast journalist Ted Failon and three members of his staff.
    370. Police seals TV channel in Siliguri, India
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the shutting down of a television channel based in Siliguri, West Bengal, India by the police on July 22. The IFJ demands the immediate restoration of the channel.
    371. Safety protocol with 16 points for journalists covering conflict zones
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) in partnership with the European and International Federation of Journalists (EFJ-IFJ) successfully organised a 2-day Safety Workshop in Diyarbakir
    372. SOURCES.COM joins forces with MediaRelease.com for all the right reasons
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      MediaRelease.com will be the start of each and every press and media release sent by Media Release Canada or Media Release International.
    373. Stop the Violence Against Rohingya; End Discrimination and Protect Civilians
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is appalled by the persecution of Rohingya minority and  calls on Myanmar’s authorities and its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to immediately and urgently: End the ongoing systematic persecution of Rohingya minority
    374. Syria: IFJ condemns killing of Russia Today journalist
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Russia Today (RT) correspondent was killed and a cameraman injured in a rocket attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday 30 July in Homs province, Syria.
    375. Together in Canada- Ensemble au Canada
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Ethonocultural Council (CEC) in proud collaboration with the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) are delighted to announce that on June 24, 2017, will be holding a Dinner Gala and Award Event, Together in Canada- Ensemble au Canada
    376. Turkey: Cumhuriyet journalists face trial on 24 July
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) join their affiliates TGS and DISK Basin-Is in condemning the trial of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet
    377. Unrelenting crackdown on critical voices in China
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned about the pressure applied by Chinese authorities which forced a prestigious University publication to block online access to more than 300 articles on its website.
    378. VOW Condemns Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace strongly opposes the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and begin the process of relocating its embassy to Jerusalem. VOW believes that the world’s governments should no
    379. We Must Keep the Internet Free and Open. EFF, Tech Giants, Startups and Internet Users Tell FCC: Don’t Sell Out Net Neutrality To Appease ISPs
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a broad coalition of user advocacy groups and major technology companies and organizations joined forces to protest the FCC’s plan to toss out net neutrality rules that preserve Internet freedom.

    2016

    1. Destroying Detroit Schools
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Detroit Public School system (DPS) has been under state control for 15 years, the last decade under the direction of a series of Emergency Managers.
    2. Facebook will soon filter out RT news, so this is how you fix it… probably
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In light of recent changes to Facebook's news feed, this RT article demonstrates what is needed to secure access to RT content.
    3. Academic mobbing, or how to become campus tormentors
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If you’re a university professor, chances are fairly good that you have initiated or participated in mobbing. Why? First, because mobbers are not sadists or sociopaths, but ordinary people; second, because universities are a type of organization that encourages mobbing; and third, as a result, mobbing is endemic at universities. Unlike bullying, an individual form of harassment in which a typical scenario consists of a boss victimizing an assistant, mobbing is a serious organizational deficiency.
    4. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for November 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - December 22, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending November 30, 2016, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.33 trillion. Year-to-date, indust
    5. Connexions Other Voices: The Fake News issue
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Connexions newsletter, Other Voices, takes a closer look at the dominant actors in the fake news business: governments and the corporate and state media.
    6. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
      Fake News

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly poisoning public opinion and undermining democracy by spreading "fake news." Since we don't like to be left out when a new fad comes on the scene, Other Voices is jumping on the bandwagon too, with this, our last issue of 2016, devoted to "fake news." Our focus, however, is not so much on the crackpots and trolls making mischief on the fringes, but on the dominant actors in the fake news business: governments and the corporate and state media.
    7. Facebook’s 'anti-fake news' plan looks like effort to curb alternative media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examines the problems of how 'fake news' is defined, and how Facebook's strategy to limit exposure to 'fake news' might also impact any alternative media.
    8. 'Fake News' in America
      Homegrown, and Far From New

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Details the hypocrisy of the media and Democratic party's recent outcry over 'fake news', as the loose definition encompasses well-established media practices, and may be used to attack any alternative media source.
    9. Five reasons why we don't have a free and independent press in the UK and what we can do about it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Exposes the power structures and entities that exert influence over the UK press, and proposes ways that influence might be subverted.
    10. The Senseless Death of Tobeka Daki
      Auctioning Health and Life to the Highest Bidders

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Details the circumstances of the death of Tobeka Daki of South Africa, implicating the exorbitant drug prices of pharmaceutical corporations.
    11. Where is this Digital Watergate Propaganda Campaign Going?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Intelligence sources point out Russian interference in recent elections. However, WikiLeaks-related sources say the Democratic Party’s mail leak was the working of a whistleblower within that institution.
    12. Sorry, Not Sorry: Neither the Media Nor Their Owners are Going to Change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Detailing the failures of the corporate media in coverage of the 2016 US election, and how these problems are systemic due to the corporate ownership structure.
    13. Censorship in Social Media Leaves Users in Frustration
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Release of the whitepaper "Censorship in Context: Insights from Crowdsourced Data on Social Media Censorship," an analysis of content moderation by social media companies and impacts on users, by Onlinecensorship.org.
    14. Crime reporter brutally murdered in Myanmar
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists joins its affiliate the Myanmar Journalists Association in deploring the murder of a crime reporter on Dec. 13, in Monywa in the Sagaing region of Myanmar (Burma), and demand an immediate investigation.
    15. EFF To Canadian Court: Order Allowing Worldwide Censorship of Google Search Results Violates Users' Free Speech Rights
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On Dec. 6, 2016, the Electronic Frontier Foundation will tell Canada's highest court that an overbroad court order that censors Google search results for users everywhere violates our rights to freely search the web without government interference.
    16. Internet Archive Received National Security Letter with FBI Misinformation about Challenging Gag Order
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Internet Archive published a formerly secret National Security Letter (NSL), highlighting misinformation in the letter about the process for challenging the contents of the NSL, impacting many communications providers who have received such NSLs.
    17. New Privacy Badger Upgrades Help Protect Your Online Holiday Shopping from Sneaky Data Collection
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released Privacy Badger 2.0 - a free browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera with new upgrades to help protect shoppers from online tracking.
    18. Billions of litres of raw sewage, untreated waste water pouring into Canadian waterways
      Conservatives introduced new rules in 2012, but problem was actually worse last year

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      More than 205 billion litres of raw sewage and untreated waste water spewed into Canada's rivers and oceans last year, CBC News has learned, despite federal regulations introduced in 2012 to try to solve the problem.
    19. Human Chain to Surround Toronto Immigration Jail Against Indefinite Detention and Prison Expansion
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Former immigration detainees and supporters of immigrants jailed indefinitely without charges or trial will surround the Toronto Immigration Holding Centre (TIHC), a medium security immigration prison, today to oppose the expansion of immigration
    20. How To Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Gmail and Google
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Instructions to enable two-factor authentication for improved security for users of Gmail and Google services.
    21. British Government-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Revolutionary Forces of Syria media office, a major Syrian opposition media outfit and frequent source of information for Western media, is funded by the British government as a propaganda outlet.
    22. Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft team up to tackle extremist content
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Tech companies plan to create a shared database of 'unique digital fingerprints' that will able to identify images and videos promoting terrorism and extremist content.
    23. Fake News About 'Fake News' - The Media Performance Pyramid
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Following Brexit and Trump, mainstream media have focused on media bias and the implications of so-called fake news. The definition of fake news can be easily generalized to all corporate media, and applied to the recent focus on fake news itself.
    24. Say YES to the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace calls on Canada to change its vote to yes, and support Resolution L.41 at the General Assembly, signalling its intent to contribute constructively to the discussions to be launched in March 2017.
    25. This is why everything you’ve read about the wars in Syria and Iraq could be wrong
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A description of how much of the coverage of the wars in Syria and Iraq is second-hand reporting, due to the dangers posed, and subject to political bias and propaganda.
    26. Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter -- Special issue on alternative media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The November 27, 2016 edition of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is devoted entirely to alternative media.
    27. The Coding Of 'White Trash' In Academia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As an academic from the U.S. Deep South, Holly Genovese has found herself between two worlds, not accepted in academia because of her background, and yet unable to 'go home again.'
    28. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2016
      Alternative Media

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A special issue on alternative media.
    29. 'Fake news' & 'post-truth' politics? What about those Iraqi WMDs?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The people and the outlets warning of the dangers of 'fake news' and 'post-truth politics' have been the biggest peddlers of 'fake news' and 'post-truth politics' out there. It's like receiving lectures on the immorality of bootlegging from Al Capone.
    30. IFIC Welcomes New Members
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - November 21, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that Natixis Global Asset Management Canada and Picton Mahoney Asset Management have joined IFIC.
    31. Censorship in Social Media Leaves Users in Frustration
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      EFF and Visualizing Impact Analyze Reports of Content Moderation Gone Awry
    32. IFJ/EFJ slam Investigatory Powers Bill which threatens journalistic sources and whistleblowers
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International and European Federation of Journalists, (IFJ) and (EFJ), joined their UK affiliate, The National Union of Journalists (NUJ), in strongly condemning the Investigatory Powers Bill, which threatens the right to privacy, freedom of ex
    33. NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls "fake news," but the Times ignores its own record of publishing "fake news."
    34. Recording Police Is Protected by the First Amendment, EFF Tells Court
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      EFF Supports Citizen Journalists' Role in Reporting on Law Enforcement Use of Force
    35. Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examining the impact of large developments near the Fraser River estuary in British Columbia on migrating populations of shorebirds, which have been found to depend on a biofilm in the area to sustain their long flights.
    36. Filtering The Election
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examining the mainstream media's role in the 2016 US election of suppressing criticisms of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party establishment.
    37. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for October 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending October 31, 2016, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.32 trillion.
    38. Dirty Fossil Fuel 'Business-As-Usual' Tactics Spew Out Of The International Maritime Organization At COP22
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The shipping industry needs to clean up its CO2 emissions now. The IMO's own Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014 report stated that by 2050, CO2 emissions from international shipping could grow by between 50 percent and 250 percent, depending on future economic growth and energy developments.
    39. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - Depression and Joy
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The November 7, 2016 issue of Other Voices is now out. If you're not on the email list, you can find it online on the Connexions website www.connexions.org. The focus of this issue is Depression and Joy.
    40. Media Backgrounder: The Gamma Factor and the Value of Advice
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This backgrounder highlights key findings from new landmark research from Dr. Claude Montmarquette and Ms. Nathalie Viennot-Briot (Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations CIRANO)
    41. Key to the Leap: Leave the oil in the soil
      Movement Building

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ian Angus and John Riddell argue that using the Leap Manifesto as the basis for building a new socialist movement in Canada must include confronting the climate crisis and the power of Big Oil.
    42. As Pipeline Construction and Repression Grows, DAPL Protest is Looking More Like a Mass Movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A look at the escalating conflict between the DAPL, Dakota Access Pipeline, and the native tribes and activists who are resisting it. The issue is centered around the construction of a pipeline which risks the destruction of a river that serves as a main water source to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the more than 17 million people downriver.
    43. 'Feels like blackmail': Canada needs to take a hard look at its piracy notice system
      Copyright infringement notices spark fear and confusion among some Canadians

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Some anti-piracy firms routinely send out letters demanding hundreds of dollars from Canadians for alleged illegal downloads. And if they don't pay up, recipients are told they could face legal action and big fines. The problem is, people may be falsely accused and no one is under obligation to pay a settlement -- not even a penny.
    44. Indigenous rights are key to preserving forests, climate change study finds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Leaving forests in communal hands cuts carbon emissions from deforestation, helps communities and offers long-term economic benefits: 'Everyone wins'
    45. Innovation for What? The Politics of Inequality in Higher Education
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Williams discusses why American universities' current trend of advocating innovation ends up prioritizing corporate interests over the gola of accessible education.
    46. Why are our environmental groups supporting weak climate targets?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The federal government's recently announced that all Canadian jurisdictions must adopt a carbon pricing scheme by 2018 with a minimum price of $10 per tonne. The price must rise to reach $50 per tonne by 2022. The goal of reducing emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 will not get Canada anywhere close to its promises to the United Nations. Canadians probably believe that our major environmental groups are busy lobbying and pushing the federal and provincial governments to do much more. But no, this is not the case.
    47. The U.S. and Israel Are Trying to Cure Breast Cancer With Tasteful Pink Fighter Jets
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      According to companies that manufacture pink doodads, we could totally cure breast cancer if it weren’t for all the people who are unaware of breast cancer. Since pink means women, and women mean breasts, pink things are the best way to make people aware of breast cancer, and thus cure it. Imagine all the awareness that will rise in the contrails of these two pink fighter jets, brought to you in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by the U.S. Navy and the Israeli Air Force.
    48. RT in UK: A brief history of establishment hysteria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      NatWest Bank, a subsidiary of Britain's majority state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland, gives notice that it is closing RT's accounts – without explanation. In this article detailed information has been presented concerning the issue.
    49. Corporate climate risk is about profit, not fixing the problem
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Corporate 'risk management' is concerned with protecting profits, not with protecting the planet or human beings.
    50. Rigged
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn't rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was good for their ratings. The CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves said of this decision: "It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS." Justifying that choice based on polling gets the chronology backwards, ignores Moonves' actual motivation, and avoids the problem, which is that there ought to be fair coverage for all qualified candidates (and a democratic way to determine who is qualified).
    51. Why Is the Truth on Syria Difficult To Decipher?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      According to Steven Kinzer, the American media's misinformation on Syria is leading to the kind of ignorance which is enabling the American government to pursue any policy, however imprudent, in the war-torn Arab country. The US government can "decree the death of nations" with “popular support because many Americans - and many journalists - are content with the official story," he wrote.
    52. ACLU Wants 23 Secret Surveillance Laws Made Public
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The ACLU has identified 23 legal opinions that contain new or significant interpretations of surveillance law -- affecting the government's use of malware, its attempts to compel technology companies to circumvent encryption, and the CIA's bulk collection of financial records under the Patriot Act -- all of which remain secret to this day, despite an ostensible push for greater transparency following Edward Snowden’s disclosures.
    53. Guardian front page channels Orwell's 1984
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reading the "liberal" press has become a truly Orwellian experience. What was true yesterday is a lie today. What was black today will be white tomorrow. Two reports on today’s front page of the Guardian could easily be savage satire straight from the pages of the novel 1984.
    54. Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans – and native Kansan Sarah Smarsh sets out to correct what newsrooms get wrong.
    55. Verizon Lawyer Argues for Greater Legal Protection for Customer Location Data
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Verizon's general counsel and head of public policy made a public case for reconsidering legal protections on customer data in light of evolving technology that allows companies to almost continuously track cell phone users' location.
    56. The New York Times Suddenly Embraces International Law To Condemn Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As the Syrian Arab Army dug in for a fight against the self-declared Islamic State on September 17, they were struck by an air raid that killed 62 soldiers and injured 100 more. The culprit was a foreign military that has never been attacked by, and has not declared war on, Syria. Two weeks later, that same nation’s military killed 22 soldiers in a strike inside Somalia, another country which it had never been attacked by nor declared war on. The very next day the New York Times published a stinging editorial decrying flagrant violations of international law by an "outlaw nation."
    57. Future Sex - Review
      Future Sex by Emily Witt

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Future Sex, Emily Witt makes quick and effective references to the sex she has and the sex she witnesses. She mentions boyfriends, describes a hardcore porn shoot, goes to a sex party with polyamorists, and visits the orgy dome at Burning Man.
    58. The Great Libya War Fraud
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Coming so soon after the incomplete but still damning exposure of the Iraq deception - with the bloodbath still warm - the media's deep conformity and wilful gullibility on the 2011 Libyan war left even jaundiced observers aghast. It was clear that we were faced with a pathological system of propaganda on Perpetual War autopilot.
    59. Security experts urge clients to stop using Yahoo Mail after spying report
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Yahoo is once again under scrutiny after a report that at the behest of the U.S. government, its engineers had written software to scan every email message sent and received by its users.
    60. Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That's Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Posing as a non-political solidarity organization, the Syria Campaign leverages local partners and media contacts to push the U.S. into toppling another Middle Eastern government.
    61. Propaganda Techniques of Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Washington’s quest for perpetual world power is underwritten by systematic and perpetual propaganda wars. Every major and minor war has been preceded, accompanied and followed by unremitting government propaganda designed to secure public approval, exploit victims, slander critics, dehumanize targeted adversaries and justify its allies’ collaboration. In this paper Petras discusses the most common recent techniques used to support ongoing imperial wars.
    62. Marxism and the Dialectics of Ecology
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The recovery of the ecological-materialist foundations of Karl Marx’s thought, as embodied in his theory of metabolic rift, is redefining both Marxism and ecology in our time, reintegrating the critique of capital with critical natural science. Marx's materialist conception of history is inextricably connected to the materialist conception of nature, encompassing not only the critique of political economy, but also the critical appropriation of the natural-scientific revolutions occurring in his day.
    63. Is renewable energy really environmentally friendly?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Renewable energy sources may have low CO2 emissions at the point of use, but the mines that make the technology possible are often environmentally destructive.
    64. Israel and Academic Freedom: a Closed Book
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It’s not by accident that free speech and association is under attack from coast to coast in ways unseen since the academic purges that targeted largely "radical" Jews of the 1950's brought to us by a guy named McCarthy. He too had this notion that good thought must necessarily adhere to a checklist of sanitized ideas. That safe speech and association demanded a line of logic dictated by the powerful and pervasive.
    65. Thoughtcrimes and Stupidspeak: Our Assault Against Words
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We are tortured with repetitions. How many bloggers do we have in cyberspace, opining in a Duckspeak that gets a Bellyfeel response because those who have an opposing Bellyfeel response listen only to their Duckspeak bloggers. 152 million bloggers as of 2013. 500 million tweets per day. 1.71 billion active users on Facebook. 4 billion YouTube views per day. A Pandora’s Box opened that cannot be closed, perhaps because what cybertech installs can neither be abjured nor rejected. "It's all good" apparently. Perhaps not.
    66. When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Since 2014, according to official Pentagon figures, the US has carried out 5,337 airstrikes in Syria. Yet the New York Times continues to pretend that the U.S. has not intervened militarily in Syria.
    67. Apple Logs Your iMessage Contacts - and May Share Them With Police
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Apple promises that your iMessage conversations are safe and out of reach from anyone other than you and your friends. But according to a document obtained by The Intercept, your blue-bubbled texts do leave behind a log of which phone numbers you are poised to contact and shares this (and other potentially sensitive metadata) with law enforcement when compelled by court order.
    68. The Memory Code: how oral cultures memorise so much information
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Long before the ancient Celts, Aboriginal Australians were recording vast scores of knowledge to memory and passing it to successive generations. Aboriginal people demonstrate that their oral traditions are not only highly detailed and complex, but they can survive -- accurately -- for thousands, even tens of thousands, of years.
    69. Anti-Palestine Media Bias Remains Untouchable Even to Canada’s Media Critics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A recent Canadaland podcast simultaneously highlighted anti-Palestinian media bias and the fear liberal journalists’ face in discussing one of the foremost social justice issues of our time.
    70. Unreliable Informants: IP Addresses, Digital Tips and Police Raids
      How Police and Courts are Misusing Unreliable IP Address Information and What They Can Do to Better Verify Electronic Tips

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An explanation of the pitfalls of use of IP addresses as electronic evidence by law enforcement, and how law enforcement and courts can use IP addresses responsibly in criminal investigations with specific suggestions to assist each of them.
    71. Accept Bill C-242: An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture)
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We,The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW), understand that presently Canadian legislation on torture (CC 269.1) only addresses torture inflicted by a State official or someone acting with the consent and acquiescence of such an official. Theref
    72. Responsible advertisers must boycott climate-sceptic Mail, Sun, Times, Telegraph, Express
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A handful of right wing media billionnaires have been using their newspapers as propaganda rags to attack climate science and oppose climate action, writes Donnachadh McCarthy. Yet even 'climate leader' companies like M&S are fuelling their profits by advertising with them. Now a new #Deadvertisment campaign is demanding them to stop, right now.
    73. New Film Tells the Story of Edward Snowden; Here Are the Surveillance Programs He Helped Expose
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Oliver Stone's latest film, "Snowden," bills itself as a dramatized version of the life of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the global extent of U.S. surveillance capabilities.
    74. Black Ops Advertising
      Native Ads, Content Marketing, and the Covert World of the Digital Sell

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Black Ops Advertising dissects this rapid rise of "sponsored content," a strategy whereby advertisers have become publishers and publishers create advertising -- all under the guise of unbiased information. Covert selling, mostly in the form of native advertising and content marketing, has so blurred the lines between editorial content and marketing message that it is next to impossible to tell real news from paid endorsements. In the 21st century, instead of telling us to buy, buy, BUY, marketers "engage" with us so that we share, share, SHARE -- the ultimate subtle sell.
    75. Menwith Menace: Britain's Complicity In Saudi Arabia's Terror Campaign Against Yemen
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 'mainstream' Western media is, almost by definition, the last place to consult for honest reporting of Western crimes. Consider the appalling case of Yemen which is consumed by war and an ongoing humanitarian catastrophe. Since March 2015, a 'coalition' of Sunni Arab states led by Saudi Arabia, and supported by the US, Britain and France, has been dropping bombs on neighbouring Yemen. The scale of the bombing is indicated in a recent article by Felicity Arbuthnot - in one year, 330,000 homes, 648 mosques, 630 schools and institutes, and 250 health facilities were destroyed or damaged.
    76. Long-Secret Stingray Manuals Detail How Police Can Spy on Phones
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Harris Corp.'s Stingray surveillance device has been one of the most closely guarded secrets in law enforcement for more than 15 years. The company and its police clients across the United States have fought to keep information about the mobile phone-monitoring boxes from the public against which they are used. The Intercept has obtained several Harris instruction manuals spanning roughly 200 pages and meticulously detailing how to create a cellular surveillance dragnet.
    77. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
      Back to School

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Education - about the world, and about social change in particular - is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which education and educational institutions are changing. We also look at ways in which education is used to bring about change.
    78. Public Relations Firm Claims to Have Ghost Written Thousands of Op-Eds in Major U.S. Newspapers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Laura Bentz of Keybridge Communications describes her company as "a boutique PR firm -- founded by a former writer for the Wall Street Journal -- that specializes in writing and placing op-eds. With some of the country's most influential trade groups and global corporations as clients, we run many of the major op-ed campaigns in the U.S. We place roughly 3,000 op-eds per year."
    79. Where Did Our Red Love Go?
      Red Love Across the Pacific: Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Paula Rabinowitz's, Ruth Barraclough's, and Heather Bowen-Struyk's Red Love Across the Pacific: Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century.
    80. Provoking Nuclear War by Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was buried or suppressed, understandably. It would explain too much about how the rulers of the world rule.
    81. Fear of the light: why we need darkness
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Light pollution conceals true darkness from 80% of Europe and North America. What do we lose when we can no longer see the stars?
    82. Charter Schools Increase Fraud, Corruption, Chaos, and Anarchy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Charter schools, which barely make up seven percent of U.S. schools, are often accused of taking all the antisocial, antipublic, and antipeople practices of medieval autocrats and opportunuties to new extremes. Shawgi Tell looks into the issue of privatization of education that will intensify in the months ahead.
    83. Arctic Death Rattle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The warming of the Arctic negatively affects the entire Northern Hemisphere by altering jet streams at 30,000-40,000 feet altitude, which turns normal weather patterns upside down, wreaking havoc throughout the hemisphere. Even more significantly, loss of Arctic ice exposes the planet to risks of a crushing blow to the planetary ecosystem, without warning.
    84. Western Propaganda: So Simple But So Effective
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Western propaganda is actually a perfect apparatus! It is effective and it is almost fully 'bulletproof'. It 'works'!
    85. The Tragic Transgender Contagion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Anguished parents note that entire peer groups seem determined to 'transition' together.
    86. Election Meddling
      Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by USA

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Describing the contradictions in media coverage of, and attitudes toward, outside meddling in US elections versus US interference in foreign elections.
    87. Royal greed and oppression sold as culture in Swaziland
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Swaziland’s King Mswati III passes suppression, unaccountability and royal opulent spending in the face of drought, starvation and poverty, as traditionally "Swazi" values. Sonkhe Dube, a young exiled activist, begs to differ.
    88. Delta says 740 flights cancelled after worldwide system outage
      Flights already en route operating normally, U.S. airline says

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Delta Air Lines says it has cancelled 740 flights after a power outage that began overnight knocked out its computer systems and operations worldwide.
    89. Former Fox boss Roger Ailes spent millions on 'Black Room' op to smear journalists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Roger Ailes, the former CEO and co-founder of the conservative TV network who resigned last month after several sexual harassment allegations, now faces accusations of spending millions of Rupert Murdoch's money to set up a 'Black Room' and take down his enemies, both personal and political. The network’s $1 billion profits were also used to settle lawsuits brought by its employees. Fox executives have since discovered that Ailes used his budget to target journalists reporting negatively about him, according to New York Magazine.
    90. The New York Times Outrage at Trumps Refusal to Demonize Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Donald Trump is criticized by the American media for behaving in a diplomatic manner towards Russia, as opposed to vilifying Russia.
    91. Brazen, extortionate: Photographer sues Getty Images for $1bn after copyright claim on her work
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Photographer Carol M. Highsmith is suing Getty Images for $1 billion in damages for using her images after she was slapped with a lawsuit from a company which screamed infringement after she published one of her own photos on her website. It turns out Highsmith had no idea Getty was making any money off of her 18,755 photos, which, as she specified on her website, were donated "copyright-free" to the US Library of Congress. This means they were to be available to the public freely.
    92. The doctor who is besting big tobacco
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When Dr Bronwyn King discovered her pension fund was investing in the cigarette companies that were killing her cancer patients, she was staggered. And she knew she had to act
    93. Sources HotLink - July 30, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This issue centres around the theme of injustice. The injustice of mass murder in Nice, France, the injustice of police violence against African Americans and the injustice of imprisoning those who stand up to police violence. Around the world, we look at Oligarchs who have the power to not only control the world’s money but also the world’s information.
      Media professionals get old school with newspaper advertisements and interviews. Film buffs learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and bookworms learn about American elections.
    94. Civil unrest leads to media crackdown in Kashmir, India
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Indian Journalists' Union (IJU) in strongly condemning the ongoing media crackdown by the state in Jammu and Kashmir, in north-western India.
    95. EFF Lawsuit Takes on DMCA Section 1201: Research and Technology Restrictions Violate the First Amendment
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has sued the U.S. government on behalf of technology creators and researchers to overturn onerous provisions of copyright law that violate the First Amendment.
    96. Online crackdown sees online sites shut down en-masse in China
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticises the recent crackdown by the Cyberspace Administration of China on online media, with several online outlets shut down. The IFJ demands an immediate investigation into the actions
    97. Professor Homa Hoodfar -- detained in Iran
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On the arrest in Iran of renowned anthropologist and Concordia University Professor Homa Hoodfar.
    98. Turkey: EU must hold Turkish President accountable for press freedom violations
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As arrests of journalists and media closure continue the International and the European Federation of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) call on the European Union to take additional steps to hold Turkish president Erdogan accountable for press freedom breaches
    99. Turkey: Press Freedom in the grip of major crackdown following failed coup
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An ongoing crackdown on the media in Turkey has led to the arrests of more journalists and raids on their homes. The International and the European Federation of journalists (IFJ/EFJ) today denounced the deterioration of democratic rule
    100. Hackers can record everything you type on certain wireless keyboards
      Some low-end wireless keyboards send keystrokes to your computer completely unencrypted, say researchers

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A computer security research team has identified a weakness in several brands of low-cost wireless keyboards that could allow hackers to view and record every word, number and password typed by a user from up to about 75 metres away. According to Bastille, an Atlanta-based research team, eight wireless keyboards made by companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Radio Shack and Toshiba send keystroke data from the board to the USB dongle that connects to your computer without the encryption needed to mask what someone is typing.
    101. Climate Migrants Lead Mass Migration to India's Cities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      South Asia will be severely impacted by climate change and cause challenges that the government must resolve.
    102. Open Source Software: a necessary tool to build our movements | What's Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Software companies are exploitative and other companies should invest in unionized products, condem work to lower wages and act in solidarity with other workers in the software industry.
    103. Workers and Climate Change: July 23, 2016 issue of Other Voices
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Workers and Climate Change is the focus of the July 23, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter.
    104. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
      Workers and Climate Change

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Working people -- and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the needed rapid change away from a fossil fuel based economy, working people are the ones who stand to bear most of the costs, including the cost, for millions of workers and their families, of losing their jobs.
      Many elements of the environmental movement have been guilty of ignoring working people, while others actually blame ordinary working people for climate change and the injustices associated with it. Yet it is working people who are dying, in many places, even now, from excessive heat in factories, fields, construction sites, and homes. And million of working people stand to lose their jobs, homes, and communities in the transition to a low-carbon or no-carbon economy.
    105. Extinction
      A Radical History

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Some thousands of years ago, the world was home to an immense variety of large mammals. From wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers to giant ground sloths and armadillos the size of automobiles, these spectacular creatures roamed freely. Then human beings arrived. Devouring their way down the food chain as they spread across the planet, they began a process of voracious extinction that has continued to the present. This relentless extinction, Ashley Dawson contends in a primer that combines vast scope with elegant precision, is the product of a global attack on the commons, the great trove of air, water, plants and creatures, as well as collectively created cultural forms such as language, that have been regarded traditionally as the inheritance of humanity as a whole.
    106. Social Media for Academics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An introduction to Mark Carrigan’s how-to guide, Social Media for Academics, with its lessons on how to be aware of your audience.
    107. Charting Environmental Conflict - The Atlas of Environmental Justice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Another tool supporting the growing movement and better global awareness is the Atlas of Environmental Justice. The EJAtlas is packed with qualitative information about almost 1800 environmental conflicts.
    108. Full of holes
      Why Australia's mining boom will leave permanent scars

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Describing the environmental impact following the end of Australia's coal boom.
    109. Green transformation is a political project, not an economic one
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There is a need for public policy in order for green initiatives to be tangiblem in-depth projects.
    110. LGBT: a Dissection
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "LGBT" is everywhere these days. But is it here to stay, or is it a passing fad? Where did it come from? Why was it promoted? By whom? And to what end? How did it acquire its seemingly endless variants? The acronym, in its many permutations, designates a movement very different from the gay liberation movement it evolved from. Some might see it as progress, expansion, and greater inclusivity, others as a tombstone for what was once a radical sexual liberation movement.
    111. Gilead Avoided $10 Billion In Taxes On Over Priced Hepatitis C Drugs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A new drug called Sovaldi, intended to treat Hepatitis C, is incredibly unaffordable and inaccessible for Americans.
    112. The Workers' Climate Plan & The Federal Climate Consultations
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Government of Canada is leading a process to create a National Climate Strategy, a result of signing the Paris Agreement to limit increasing global temperatures. Over the next 3 months, political leaders will be consulting the public and key stakeholders to propose a new federal climate strategy in October 2016.
    113. Murray Bookchin's New Life
      Whatever their limits, Murray Bookchin's ideas should be studied by today's left

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Murray Bookchin spent fifty years articulating a new emancipatory project, one that would place ecology and the creative human subject at the centre of a new vision of socialism. Here is a thinker, who in the early sixties, declared climate change as one of the defining problems of the age. Bookchin saw the environmental crisis as capitalism's gravedigger.
    114. I Was Sick for a Year After an Oil Spill. Five Years Later, Pipeline Accidents Are Worsening
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Early in the morning on July 2, 2011, I walked down the gravel road on our Montana farm to let the goats out to graze for the day. I found an oily rainbow sheen on the Yellowstone River flowing through our hay fields and pasture, plus large clumps of crude oil sticking to trees, cattails and brush. The oily water was in our sloughs, our pond and the creek that runs along the eastern edge of the farm. I checked the local news on my phone and found that an Exxon oil pipeline had ruptured underneath the Yellowstone River upstream. More than 300 people upstream from us were evacuated, but no one had thought to notify those of us further from the spill. The smell of hydrocarbons was overwhelming. In the end, more than 63,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Yellowstone River from what we later learned was a "guillotine cut" in Exxon's Silvertip pipeline, which lay in a trench only four to five feet under the Yellowstone River.
    115. Noam Chomsky and Over 100 Intellectuals Denounce 'Savage' Media Treatment of Britain's Jeremy Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "We do not expect journalists to give any elected leader an easy ride," a letter published in The Guardian and signed by more than 100 intellectuals reads, "but Corbyn has been treated from the start as a problem to be solved rather than as a politician to be taken seriously."
    116. The Media Against Jeremy Corbyn
      The British media has launched an unprecedented campaign of disinformation against Jeremy Corbyn

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The British media has never had much time for Jeremy Corbyn. Within a week of his election as Labour Party leader in September, it was engaging in a campaign the Media Reform Coalition characterized as an attempt to "systematically undermine" his position. In an avalanche of negative coverage 60 percent of all articles which appeared in the mainstream press about Corbyn were negative with only 13 percent positive. The newsroom, ostensibly the objective arm of the media, had an even worse record: 62 percent negative with only 9 percent positive.
    117. Toward a socialist future: Children's picture books after the Bolshevik Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Russian Revolution of 1917 was the defining event of the 20th century. Its influence extended across virtually every aspect of human society the world over. The scope for study of the revolution and of the social order that emerged from it is immense, though generally overlooked in contemporary art curation. It comes as a welcome exception to see the attempt by London's House of Illustration art gallery in its exhibition, A New Childhood: Picture Books from Soviet Russia, to bring to light the artistic impetus lent by the revolution to children's book illustrations in early Soviet society.
    118. Some Pundits Think the Solution to Right-Wing Populism Is Less Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The core orthodoxies of neoliberalism are under attack by populist forces, and commentators are scrambling for a response. Some are suggesting more left-wing red meat. Others, a moment of self-reflection. But a number of pundits are doing that most noxious of political commentary pastimes -- equating right and left responses to the failures of globalization and advocating that "elites" should fight back against the forces of inconvenient democracy.
    119. Prominent groups to portage red canoe with over 35,000 signatures calling on Wynne to clean up Grassy Narrows mercury poison
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Prominent groups to portage red canoe with over 35,000 signatures calling on Wynne to clean up Grassy Narrows mercury poison
    120. As Temperatures Climb Across the Country, Workers Will Suffer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The summer of 2016 is barely two weeks old, but this year is already on track to break high temperature records in the United States. On June 20, cities across the Southwest and into Nevada reached all-time triple-digit highs. Meanwhile, every single state experienced spring temperatures above average, with some in the Northwest reaching record highs. These temperatures have already proved deadly, killing five hikers in Arizona earlier this month. Triple-digit heat earlier that same week is also being blamed for the deaths of two construction workers, 49-year old Dale Heitman in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 15 and 55-year old Thomas F. “Tommy” Barnes on June 14 at the Monsanto campus in nearby Chesterfield, Missouri.
    121. Ghostbusters, GMOs and the Feigned Expertise of Nobel Laureates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last week a controversy erupted just as the Roberts-Stabinow Digital Divide GMO labeling law was being discussed in the Senate. It involves a letter signed by 100+ Nobel laureates attacking Greenpeace for being "anti-scientific" in its stance against the proliferation and continued use of genetically engineered organisms.
    122. How The Guardian Undermines Jeremy Corbyn and the Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      teleSUR spoke to David Cromwell and David Edwards, co-editors of Media Lens, about The Guardian and corporate media's bias against Labour party leader Jeremy Cobyn.
    123. Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The July 2, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. This issue focuses on Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, and on contempt for democracy that has marked the elite reaction and media response to that vote.
    124. Keep your mouths shut
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The media coverage of union and Nuit Debout protests in France are evidence that publications and channels now serve only the wealthy and influencial.
    125. Making Green Jobs Good Jobs
      Unions organize the clean energy sector

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Jobs versus the environment -- it's an old dilemma that pits unions seeking work for their members against activists rallying against projects like the Keystone XL. An expanding renewable energy sector might provide a way out of this quandary. Solar and wind energy projects can put people to work without imperiling the planet. But will these jobs be friendly to workers, as well as the environment?
    126. Radioactive waste and the nuclear war on Australia's Aboriginal people
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Australia's nuclear industry has a shameful history of 'radioactive racism' that dates from the British bomb tests in the 1950s. The same attitudes persist today with plans to dump over half a million tonnes of high and intermediate level nuclear waste on Aboriginal land, and open new uranium mines. But now Aboriginal peoples and traditional land owners are fighting back.
    127. Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
    128. Birth-Control Wars: Two Centuries of Struggle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The birth-control wars have reached a new level of contestation. On June 27th 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law -- Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt -- that sought to restrict a woman’s right to an abortion and other birth-control medical services.
    129. Killing Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 'Brexit' referendum vote, split 52% to 48% in favour of leaving the European Union, has been exploited by the 'mainstream' media to launch yet another assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
    130. The truth behind the Labour coup, when it really began and who manufactured it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An exclusive investigation by The Canary can reveal that the current Labour 'coup' being instigated against Jeremy Corbyn appears to have been orchestrated by a PR company where Tony Blair's arch spin-doctor, Alastair Campbell, is a senior advisor.
    131. Mikmaq say Bay of Fundy developments could harm endangered fish
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Nova Scotia, people are concerned about the impacts of big projects on endangered fish in one of the world’s most famous waterways. Two projects are being considered by the province on the Bay of Fundy. Its high and low tides are also home to a number of fish that are on the endangered species list.
    132. Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Gravel-bed rivers and their floodplains are the lifeblood of ecosystems and need to be allowed to run and flood unimpeded if species are to be protected and communities are to cope with climate change.
    133. Cuadrilla versus The Nanas - #IamTinaRothery
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Thanks to fracking company Cuadrilla, grandmother Tina Rothery will be in court tomorrow over a £55,000 'debt' imposed on her for joining a peaceful occupation of a fracking site in Lancashire. But as she explains, she can't pay, she won't pay, and even if she could pay, she wouldn't. Someone has to stand up to corporate vandalism and abuse of justice - and in this case, it's her, no matter what the consequences.
    134. Hong Kong media forced to leave Mainland after covering protest
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticizes the recent actions by the Government of Shanwei, Guangdong, against journalists covering protests in Wukan village. The IFJ calls on the local government to end its attack on
    135. IFJ demands immediate release of jailed Turkish journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) have strongly condemned the arrest of Turkish journalists.
    136. Iran: new attacks by authorities on journalism
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists has called for a halt to the 'relentless attack by Iranian authorities on journalism" following new legal threats against an Iranian newspaper.
    137. Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the strangest news developments of our time is the way the media now focus for days, if not weeks, 24/7, on a single event and its ramifications. Omar Mateen's slaughter of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando is only the latest example of this. If no other calamitous or eye-catching event comes along (“‘Unimaginable’: Toddler’s body recovered by divers after alligator attack at Disney resort"), it could, top the news, in all its micro-ramifications and repetitions, for three or four weeks. Such stories -- especially mass killings, especially those with an aura of terrorism about them -- are particularly easy for strapped, often downsizing news outfits to cover. They are, in a sense, pre-packaged.
    138. Media worker detained for eight months, released to Hong Kong
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses concern following the revelation that Lam Wing Kee, one of the five Hong Kong Causeway Bay bookstore employees detained in 2015, was detained by the Central Task Force in Mainland China.
    139. Two Views on Marxist Ecology and Jason W. Moore
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On June 6, 2016, Climate & Capitalism published an interview with John Bellamy Foster, in which he for the first time responded to nearly a decade of criticism from Jason W. Moore, who accuses Foster of "Cartesian dualism" and who promotes what he calls "world-ecology" as an alternative to the approach Foster is most associated with, metabolic rift theory and Ecological Marxism.
    140. Connexions Other Voices - June 18, 2016 - Homophobia, Cultural Appropriation, Liberation Theology
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in every part of the world.
    141. The Black Student Rebellion of 1976
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A defining feature of the 1976 uprising was the decisive entry of black students onto the stage of history. Until the 1960s, the number of Africans in schools remained relatively low. But the urban African population was growing, especially the number of young people. And industry required a larger pool of industrial labour. So there was a rapid expansion of schooling for Africans. In 1976 there were 3.8 million Africans in schools. Nearly 10% percent of those were in secondary schools. In Soweto alone the number of secondary school students increased from approximately 12,500 to more than 34,000.
    142. A queer take on Safe Schools and identity politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In recent weeks, the debate over the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program has intensified, taking what is in many ways a bizarre turn. The brief suspension of program architect Roz Ward from her position at La Trobe University has reopened the debate about whether Safe Schools is 'cultural Marxism' by stealth, the program once again coming under fire from conservatives across the country. Even trans advocate and member of the ADF Catherine McGregor has weighed in. One of the more interesting elements of this, however, has been the debate it has created about the role gender and sexual politics can and should play within Marxism. Here enters Guy Rundle. In the pages of Crikey, Rundle penned a treatise on the program and what he considers the failures of 'queer theory'. Rundle believes Safe Schools (via queer theory) presents the view that 'gender and sexuality are infinitely fluid'. He argues, however, that such a view denies the material realities of sexuality and gender, not to mention his view that 'almost no-one really believes it -- and they certainly do not let it shape their lives'.
    143. Why changing our diets won't save the Earth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Received wisdom says that to save the planet we have to change our eating habits. Elaine Graham-Leigh explains why the received wisdom isn't just wrong, it blames working people for a crisis they didn’t cause.
    144. NSA learning how to snoop on pacemakers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The NSA is seeking new ways to satisfy its hunger for raw data by exploiting the so-called internet of things, an emerging network connecting objects such as vehicles, home appliances and biomedical devices. "We're looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now," the spy agency's Deputy Director Richard Ledgett told a conference on military technology at Washington's Newseum on Friday.
    145. Things My Students Don't Know
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the discussion exercises I use in my course on corporate power begins with the bare text of the First Amendment projected on screen at the front of the room. I tell students that this is a recently proposed piece of federal legislation and invite their comments. I also say that if anyone has heard of the proposal, they should remain quiet for the time being and let others speak first.
    146. Authoritarianism Means Never Having to Apologize Over Spilled Milk
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Virginia a middle school student named Ryan Turk was arrested and then suspended from school for allegedly stealing a $0.65 carton of milk. Officials claim that the student tried to conceal the carton of milk and are also charging him with larceny. But there’s a problem: Ryan Turk is on the free lunches program.
    147. How the Media Manipulated the Democratic Primary
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Though it might not always seem like it, the news media is composed of human beings. Humans aren't, can’t be, and possibly shouldn't be, objective. Still, there's a reasonable expectation among consumers of political news that journalists of all political stripes strive to be as objective as possible. At their minimum, media outlets ought to be straightforward about their biases. They certainly shouldn't have, or appear to have, their thumbs on the scales.
    148. How The Press Hides The Global Crimes Of The West: Corporate Media Coverage Of Chad
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the essential functions of the corporate media is to marginalise or silence acknowledgement of the history -- and continuation -- of Western imperial aggression. The coverage of the recent sentencing in Senegal of Hissène Habré, the former dictator of Chad, for crimes against humanity, provides a useful case study. The verdict could well have presented the opportunity for the media to examine in detail the complicity of the US, UK, France and their major allies in the Middle East and North Africa in the appalling genocide Habré inflicted on Chad during his rule - from 1982 to 1990. After all, Habré had seized power via a CIA-backed coup.
    149. American Wasteland
      The Most Urgent Challenge for America is Its Poorly Hidden Mental Health Crisis

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Hearing the phrase "mental health crisis," one may think of the epidemic of mass shootings plaguing the country since the Reagan era. Or, images may erupt of home grown terrorist attacks or the plunge toward right-wing extremism in contemporary politics. Yet, suicide outranks both homicides and car accidents as the number one killer of our fellow citizens.
    150. Faulty update breaks Lexus cars' maps and radio systems
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A faulty data broadcast is causing problems for Lexus car owners in the US. The buggy update - which was delivered via a wireless transmission - is causing affected vehicles' infotainments systems to stop working. This prevents drivers from getting navigation directions, climate controls and digital radio.
    151. Snowden leak: MI5 has gathered so much data it may actually be missing 'life-saving intelligence'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      British spies may have missed potentially "life-saving intelligence" because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified report reveals. The document, given to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was sent to top British government officials, outlining methods being developed by the UK’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5, to covertly monitor internet communications.
    152. The Wages of Neoliberalism
      Poverty, Exile and Early Death

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Economist Michael Hudson says neoliberal policy will pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate, just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States, and now Greece in search of a better life. A research team from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York estimates 875,000 deaths in the United States in year 2000 could be attributed to social factors related to poverty and income inequality.
    153. Countering Pro-GMO Deceptions in the British Press
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In his recent piece for The Times newspaper in the UK, Viscount Matt Ridley argues that a new report from the American National Academies of Sciences (NAS) leaves no room for doubt that genetically engineered crops are as safe or safer, and are certainly better for the environment, than conventionally bred crops.
    154. Anti-Intellectualism, Terrorism, and Elections in Contemporary Education: a Discussion with Noam Chomsky
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Washington DC based History Teacher Dan Falcone and New York City English Teacher Saul Isaacson sat down with Professor Noam Chomsky to discuss current issues in education and American domestic and foreign policy issues. They also discussed the place of the humanities in education and how it relates to activism, definitions of terrorism, and how education impacts the perceptions of the political process in the US.
    155. Let's Stop Google from Gobbling Up Our Schools
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In October of 2006, Google launched its Apps for Education, with Arizona State University being its first client. Today there are more than 25 million individual users in both K-12 and higher ed institutions, and 74 of the top 100 universities use Google apps for their university communications and software applications.
    156. Poverty, Militarism and the Public Schools
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      What's the difference between education and obedience? If you see very little, you probably have no problem with the militarization of the American school system -- or rather, the militarization of the impoverished schools ... the ones that can't afford new textbooks or functional plumbing, much less art supplies or band equipment. My town, Chicago, is a case study in this national trend.
    157. Toxic Curve Ball: Why Outdated Assumptions to Determine "Safe Levels" of Toxicants Forfeit the Game
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      By now, a large number of consumers are aware of the hazards of the synthetic compound bisphenol-A (BPA). Effective May 11, 2016, under California state law Proposition 65, products containing BPA must possess a warning label indicating that exposure could result in female reproductive impairment. Independent research on the endocrine disrupting effects of the chemical, commonly used in plastic bottles, the lining of metal cans, and customer receipts, among other applications, has consistently demonstrated toxic effects at low dose exposures. Two recent robust studies from Denmark concur, finding deleterious effects in rats exposed to BPA at doses lower than those considered safe for human ingestion, yet not at several higher doses. Nevertheless, regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conclude that BPA is safe at the levels at which it is currently in use.
    158. African-American Women Now Top the List of Most-Educated Group in the Country
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Statistics on black women and education have shown them leading all other gender and racial groups for a few years now. More than half of all black women specifically between the ages of 18 and 24 are enrolled in college, and black women overall outpace other race and gender groups in terms of college enrollment, according to the National Center of Education Statistics/U.S. Census numbers.
    159. Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones - but the files can be deleted
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      How google search can record and store conversations picked up by a phone's microphone, as well as how to prevent this and delete the stored files.
    160. OCCRP Launches New Search Engine for Investigative Journalists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a non-profit network of investigative journalism centers in Europe and Eurasia, has launched a new data platform to enable journalists and researchers to sift more than 2 million documents and use the findings in their investigations. People using the new data platform, called ID Search, will be able to set up email alerts notifying them when new results appear for their searches or for persons tracked on official watchlists. They can also create their own private watchlists.
    161. Why Scientists Are Amazed at Oilsands Smog Levels
      Air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada's top researchers

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On any hot day Shell and Syncrude tour guides used to call the gasoline-like vapours that wafted from Fort McMurray's huge open-pit bitumen mines "the smell of money." But a new study in Nature has another name for the stench: air pollution and megacity volumes of it.
    162. EFF Asks Court to Reverse Chelsea Manning's Conviction for Violating Federal Anti-Hacking Law
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      EFF Asks Court to Reverse Chelsea Manning's Conviction for Violating Federal Anti-Hacking Law. Wikileaks Prosecution Included Unfair Charge Under CFAA
    163. EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update privacy rules to prevent broadband Internet access service providers from recording and sharing their customers' every move online.
    164. Food sovereignty and climate change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Climate change has become, in a short time, one of the "global affairs" of critical importance in our times. It has now penetrated every sphere of our social and political life to the point of acquiring a centrality that dangerously makes it seem natural.
    165. Safer, Smarter Journalism: Digital Security Need for South Asia's Journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) have launched Safer, Smarter Journalism, a week-long digital security campaign to build digital security awareness and skills for South Asia's jou
    166. Yemen: IFJ calls on UN to exert pressure for release of 10 journalists on hunger strike in Houthi jails
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the United Nations envoy in Yemen to act to help secure the immediate release of 10 jailed journalists amid growing concerns about their health and allegations of torture.
    167. Calibrated with precision. How is GPS changing our world?
      A review of Greg Milner's Pinpoint

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The satellite navigation system we all live by is still controlled by the US military.
    168. Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity
      Big Brother is watching...

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      FindFace, new app developed by 26-year-old Artem Kukarenko and 29-year-old Alexander Kabakov,compares photos to profile pictures on social network Vkontakte and works out identities with 70% reliability.
    169. Google's upcoming Allo messaging app is 'dangerous', Edward Snowden claims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Using Google's upcoming messaging app is "dangerous", according to Edward Snowden. In a tweet, the whistleblower advised against using Allo, the search giant’s latest app, saying: "Google's decision to disable end-to-end encryption by default in its new Allo chat app is dangerous, and makes it unsafe. Avoid it for now."
    170. Nine Out of 10 Americans Tested Positive for Monsanto's Cancer-Linked Weedkiller Glyphosate
      A probable human carcinogen is found in far too many foods

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If you participated in the glyphosate test project launched last year by the Detox Project (formerly Feed The World) and Organic Consumers Association, you probably failed. A staggering 93 percent of Americans tested positive for glyphosate, according to the test results, announced on May 25, 2016.
    171. Recession led to 260k extra cancer deaths, experts claim
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Unemployment and austerity were associated with more than 260,000 extra deaths of cancer patients in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), a study has shown. Those countries with universal health coverage , such as the UK, and a record of increased public health spending had fewer casualties.
    172. Sources HotLink - May 26, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This issue takes a look at the good and bad of governments. Stateside, the NSA and CIA are at it again. Repeating mistakes in spite of media scandals and public outcry. Spies will be spies. In Uganda, censorship flexes its muscles and free elections become less free. In the Russian cyberspace, a though provoking debate is being had over the limitations of free speech. Finally, in the Middle East, we have a bit of hot and cold. The Pakistani Senate celebrates a victory for democracy and the freedom of speech.
    173. Planetary Crisis: We are not all in this together
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Liberal environmentalists insist that we are all passengers on Spaceship Earth, sharing a common fate and a common responsibility for the ship's safety. In reality, a handful of Spaceship Earth's passengers travel first-class, in plush air-conditioned cabins with every safety feature, including reserved seats in the very best lifeboats. The majority are herded into steerage, exposed to the elements, with no lifeboats at all. Armed guards keep them in their place.
    174. Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science but Genetic Engineers Often Are
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Henderson argues that biotechnologists conflate anti-science with anti-genetic engineering, and that genetically engineered crops are being commercialized without proper testing.
    175. This is What Insurgency Looks Like
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The call to Break Free from Fossil Fuels envisioned "tens of thousands of people around the world rising up" to take back control of their own destiny; "sitting down" to "block the business of government and industry that threaten our future"; conducting "peaceful defense of our right to clean energy." That's just what happened.
    176. The FBI's secret biometrics database they don't want you to see
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants to prevent information about its creepy biometric database, which contains fingerprint, face, iris, and voice scans of millions of Americans, from getting out to the public. The Department of Justice has come up with a proposal to exempt the biometric database from public disclosure. It states that the Next Generation Identification System (NGI) should not be subject to the Privacy Act, which requires federal agencies to give people access to records that have been collected concerning them, "allowing them to verify and correct them if needed."
    177. Connexions Other Voices - Tax Evasion
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The May 21, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. The theme of this issue is Tax Evasion. Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1%
    178. RoboCop is real -- and could be patrolling a mall near you
      K5 robot, the new sheriff in the valley

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Automated security has cameras, microphones and costs $7 an hour.
    179. Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz - Part 2: 'Hitlergate'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As with so many propaganda blitzes, intense media coverage was triggered by 'dramatic new evidence'; namely, the discovery of a graphic posted by Naz Shah two years ago, before she became a Labour MP. The graphic shows a map of the United States with Israel superimposed in the middle, suggesting that a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict would be to relocate Israel to the US.
    180. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for April 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending April 30, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.24 trillion. AUM increased by $7 billion or
    181. Chomsky on Trump's Climate Denialism
      He wants us to march toward the destruction of the species

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Transcript of an interview with Noam Chomsky discussing Donald Trump's denial of climate change and the dangers it poses.
    182. Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage
      'Citizen Archivists' for the Future

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Jan Zastrow looks at some of the exciting ways crowdsourcing is being used to increase online access to unique resources in cultural heritage collections, reflect on the ROI of such activities, discuss the challenges, and hypothesize possible future directions.
    183. Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More
      A science journalist takes a skeptical look at capital-S Skepticism

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      So I'm a skeptic, but with a small S, not capital S. I don’t belong to skeptical societies. I don’t hang out with people who self-identify as capital-S Skeptics. Or Atheists. Or Rationalists. When people like this get together, they become tribal. They pat each other on the back and tell each other how smart they are compared to those outside the tribe. But belonging to a tribe often makes you dumber.
    184. Migrant workers testify on Parliament Hill today, call for permanent immigration status, open work permits, and real reforms
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Four migrant workers will testify at the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) today calling for permanent immigration status, open work permits & comprehensive reform
    185. Unsafe at any Dose? Diagnosing Chemical Safety Failures, from DDT to BPA
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Piecemeal, and at long last, chemical manufacturers have begun removing the endocrine-disrupting plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) from products they sell. Sunoco no longer sells BPA for products that might be used by children under three. France has a national ban on BPA food packaging. The EU has banned BPA from baby bottles. These bans and associated product withdrawals are the result of epic scientific research and some intensive environmental campaigning. But in truth these restrictions are not victories for human health. Nor are they even losses for the chemical industry.
    186. A fossil free world must be founded on a Just Transition for workers and their communities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Climate impacts hit working people first and with extreme weather events, changing seasons and rising sea levels, whole communities stand on the frontlines. The challenge of industrial transformation is both an imperative and an opportunity. We know there are jobs in action on climate, millions of jobs. With infrastructure investment projected to be up to US$90 trillion by 2030. This means jobs.
    187. Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz - Part 1
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We live in a time when state-corporate interests are cooperating to produce propaganda blitzes intended to raise public support for the demonisation and destruction of establishment enemies. Here we will examine five key components of an effective propaganda campaign of this kind.
    188. IFIC Comments on Ontario Securities Commission's 2016-2017 Statement of Priorities
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - May 9, 2016 - In a submission filed today on the Ontario Securities Commission's (OSC) 2016-2017 Statement of Priorities, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) notes that several key trends and challenges that will influ
    189. Mother's Day Message: Protect the Children
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last week Houston. This week Fort McMurray. Next week: where on earth? The climate crisis knows no bounds and its hallmark is unpredictability. We know the general trends, as the carbon dioxide levels rise in the atmosphere, but we don't know
    190. Women in Politics: Fast Forward - An International Women's Conference in Jordan
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Participants were filled with energy and enthusiasm; sounds of optimistic laughter echoed under the dome of Parliament of Jordan. Instead of men in black, grey or blue suits, the place was filled with finely dressed women. Some of them wore their tra
    191. Connexions Other Voices - Destabilization and Regime Change
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The May 7, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. The theme of this issue is Destabilization and Regime Change.
    192. Divine wilderness: John Muir's spiritual and political journey
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For John Muir, founder of America's national parks, immersion in nature was a blessing providing direct communion with divinity,and the cause of a spiritual awakening that inspired his life's work: to preserve wilderness and communicate the beauty, wonder and fragility of nature, sharing widely the source of his own enlightenment.
    193. Mother's Day and nuclear weapons abolition
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Card companies, florists, and drugstores with perfumes and lotions galore, are urging us to celebrate and honour our mothers with the perfect gift. It's a commercial bonanza! Everyone feels bound by social convention to show respect through gifts
    194. IFIC's President and CEO to Chair Second Annual Canadian Funds Summit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announced today that its president and CEO, Joanne De Laurentiis, will chair the second annual Canadian Funds Summit in Toronto on May 10-11, 2016.
    195. IFIC's President and CEO to Chair Second Annual Canadian Funds Summit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announced today that its president and CEO, Joanne De Laurentiis, will chair the second annual Canadian Funds Summit in Toronto on May 10-11, 2016.
    196. Hanford's Leaky Nuke Tanks and Sick Workers, A Never-Ending Saga
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It's been a toxic few weeks at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington. Not that this is exactly news -- Hanford is the most radioactive site in North America and is thereby always toxic. But what is news is how dangerous and negligent the remediation efforts at Hanford continue to be.
    197. Destroying Detroit Schools
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Detroit Public School system has been under state control for 15 years, the last decade under the direction of a series of Emergency Managers. The result has been a staggering debt, now more than half a billion dollars, with a 50% decline in the number of students served. More students attend charter schools than the public system, but as there is no oversight over charters, poorly run schools continue year after year.
    198. Communities at Risk
      Hazards of LNG

      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The proposed LNG Terminals and Tanker Routes for BC put coastal communities at risk. Know the Hazards of LNG Transportation and advocate for the adoption of the SIGTTO safety standards.
    199. Inside/ Outside the Campus Box
      The Cutting Edge

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of David Lanksy's The Cutting Edge.
    200. Statement on "Labour's problem with antisemitism"
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Antisemitism and anti-Zionism are not the same. Zionism is a political ideology which has always been contested within Jewish life since it emerged in 1897, and it is entirely legitimate for non-Jews as well as Jews to express opinions about it
    201. World Press Freedom Day 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There must be no hiding place for those who attack journalists or undermine media freedom. That's the strong message from journalists unions across the world to mark the World Press Freedom Day
    202. Call to act against torture and free Yemeni journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has welcomed the release of two kidnapped Yemeni journalists - and backed calls for all those still held captive to be freed immediately.
    203. The Devil Capitalism Makes Us Destroy Our Planet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Capitalism is asking us to choose between jobs and the future livability of our planet. Capitalism tells us it makes sense to flood some of the best food growing land in B.C. and build a dam to provide electricity for Alberta's tar sands; capitalism says build more pipelines across B.C. and allow hundreds more oil tankers every year to sail through pristine waters; capitalism doesn’t care that more carbon extraction will guarantee our planet is cooked.
    204. Editor of Bangladesh's first LBGTI magazine hacked to death
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) condemn the murder of the editor of the country's first and only LBGTI magazine in Dhaka on April 25, 2016.
    205. Gambia: IFJ calls for the immediate release of jailed journalist
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has backed calls by the Gambia Press Union (GPU) for all charges against jailed radio journalist Alhagie Ceesay to be dropped and for his immediate release.
    206. IFJ calls on Palestinian journalists' leader to be set free
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The IFJ condemned the arrest yesterday of Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal, member of the board of IFJ affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate, while he crossed the al-Karameh border.
    207. New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A newly published study from Oxford's Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: "If we think that authorities are watching our online actions, we might stop visiting certain websites or not say certain things just to avoid seeming suspicious."
    208. Turkey: foreign press correspondents increasingly banned
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International and European Federations of Journalists have today condemned the entry ban imposed by Turkish authorities against Russian journalist Tural Kerimov, the Turkey bureau chief for Sputnik news agency, who is the 10th foreign press
    209. Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone
      In rich and poor countries, researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Researchers are increasingly turning to Sci-Hub, the world's largest largest 'pirate' website for scholarly literature. Sci-Hub is becoming the world's de facto open-access research library.
    210. Workers' Memorial Day: North Dakota deadliest state in US
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Tyler Erickson was a floor hand with Heller Casing in Williston, North Dakota, from 2012 until 2014. He specialised in maintaining the casing, which would be lowered into drill holes in what back then were the state’s booming oil fields. Accidents, he says, were a regular occurrence.
    211. Exxon Knew CO2 Pollution Was A Global Threat By Late 1970s
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Throughout Exxon’s global operations, the company knew that CO2 was a harmful pollutant in the atmosphere years earlier than previously reported. Exxon corporate documents from the late 1970s state unequivocally "there is no doubt" that CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels was a growing "problem" well understood within the company.
    212. God's Red Pencil? CRISPR and The Three Myths of Precise Genome Editing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For the last seventy years all chemical and biological technologies, from genetic engineering to pesticides, have been built on a myth of precision and specificity. They have all been adopted under the pretense that they would function without side effects or unexpected complications. Yet the extraordinary disasters and repercussions of DDT, leaded paint, agent orange, atrazine, C8, asbestos, chlordane, PCBs, and so on, when all is said and done, have been stories of the steady unraveling of a founding myth of precision and specificity. Nevertheless, with the help of industry propagandists, their friends in the media, even the United Nations, we are once again being preached the gospel of precision. But no matter how you look at it, precision is a fable and should be treated as such.
    213. How Big Oil seeps into Canadian academia
      Canada's oily universities

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For years, Royal Dutch Shell has tried to portray itself as one of the good guys in the battle against climate change. It recently completed improvements to an oil upgrader in Fort Saskatchewan, near Edmonton, to capture up to a third of its greenhouse gas emissions - equivalent to removing the annual pollution of about 250,000 cars.
    214. Preventable Deaths 2016 Infographics
      Resource Type: Photo/Image/Poster
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Infographics from the National COSH report Preventable Deaths 2016, released on April 27, 2016 for Workers' Memorial Week.
    215. Study: NSA Surveillance Has Chilling Effort on Internet Browsing
      Users Feared Reading About 'Sensitive' Topics

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A new study in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal found that traffic on Wikipedia articles considered "sensitive" or terror-related plummeted drastically in the immediate wake of revelations about broad NSA surveillance of Internet use.
    216. Teenage Girls Increasingly Requesting Labiaplasty to Get the Perfect Designer Vagina
      Very young women are going under the knife to sculpt parts that are still growing and changing.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Never underestimate the power of beauty myths to manufacture inadequacies where before there were none. A little over a decade ago, labiaplasty -- the partial or wholesale removal of parts of the labia minora, aka the inner vaginal lips -- was a relatively obscure plastic surgery, compared with nips, tucks and lifts to various other parts. In more recent years, the number of women opting for the surgery has grown exponentially. Now very young women -- girls still in their teens -- are requesting the procedure in numbers growing so quickly that even some practitioners are concerned.
    217. Toxic Range: the BLM's Growing Chemical Addiction
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      BLM is escalating herbicide use on public lands. A primary agency excuse for forsaking sage-grouse ESA protection is the pipe dream that new habitat will be created through radical deforestation, and that fuelbreaks will stop fires.
    218. Big Loser in Wente Plagiarism? Globe's Reputation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Margaret Wente has been busted, again, for plagiarism. The paper's response, again, has been wholly inadequate. The first scandal, in 2012, damaged the Globe's credibility, largely because of the way it mishandled the affair.
    219. IFIC Welcomes New Member and New Affiliate
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - April 26, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is pleased to announce that Canso Fund Management Ltd. has become a member of IFIC and Versacom Inc. has joined as an affiliate.
    220. More Than a Few Rogue Cops: the Disturbing History of Police in Schools
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Another week, another video of police abuse surfaces. This time the video shows San Antonio school resource officer Joshua Kehm body-slamming 12-year-old Rhodes Middle School student Janissa Valdez. Valdez was talking with another student, trying to resolve a verbal conflict between the two, when Kehm entered and attacked her. "Janissa! Janissa, you okay?" a student asked before exclaiming, "She landed on her face!" In a statement on the incident, co-director of the Advancement Project Judith Browne Davis wrote, "Once again, a video captured by a student offers a sobering reminder that we cannot entrust school police officers to intervene in school disciplinary matters that are best suited for trained educators and counselors."
    221. Defending Exxon's Denial: It's Their Right to Free Speech!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the world of science denial, Money is Speech, corporations are people, Donald Trump is Galileo, and apparently, lying to your customers and shareholders is exercising your constitutional rights.
    222. Connexions Other Voices -- Science and its enemies
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The April 23, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. The focus of this issue is science and its enemies.
    223. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
      Science and its enemies

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of the equally sincere lip service they pay to the ideals of democracy. And, in the same way that governments and private corporations devote considerable efforts to undermining the reality of democracy, so too they are frequently found trying to block and subvert science when the evidence it produces runs counter to their interests. Real live scientists doing real live science, it seems, are not nearly as loveable as Science in the abstract.
    224. Here's How To Craft A Winning Climate Message
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A guide to fighting back against dirty energy industry spin when discussing the climate crisis. The Climate Solutions for a Stronger America messaging guide is based on data from a repeat national survey of likely voters. Researchers examined the data to determine how to successfully communicate climate issues and identified three top-performing messages.
    225. Sources HotLink - April 21, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In this issue of Sources Hotlink: The Panama Papers are out and they’re reaking havoc to governments all around the world. They’ve already take down the Icelandic Prime Minister but he won’t be the only one to fall. Meanwhile, in Sudan, the women’s movement struggles and Germany sells out one of their own citizens. Also in this issue, we take a little look at what computer automated journalism looks like and the business value of Reddit.
    226. Top Shale Fracking Executive: We Won't Frack the Rich
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Fracking companies deliberately keep their wells away from the "big houses" of wealthy and potentially influential people, a top executive from one of the country's most prominent shale drilling companies told a gathering of attorneys at a seminar on oil and gas environmental law.
    227. How Did We Get Into This Mess?
      Politics, Equality, Nature

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This selection from George Monbiot's journalism, assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, the crisis of inequality, the corporate takeover of nature, our obsessions with growth and profit and the decline of the political debate over what to do.
    228. Sharing the Intense Experience - VOW attends UNCSW60
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Over 20 women from Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) in March along with 4000 other NGOs from around the world - all ages, religions, and ethnic backgrounds.
    229. Truth Is The First Casualty Of War: Nagorno-Karabakh And Media Misinformation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Crimean War, in mid-19th century, introduced the world to the cardigan, the raglan jersey, and the balaclava headdress. It also introduced a new profession: the foreign correspondent. And almost immediately after the war the axiom "truth is the first casualty of war" was born because of the falsehoods spread by foreign correspondents on both sides.
    230. The Precautionary Principle: the basis of a post-GMO ethic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      GMOs have been in our diets for about 20 years. Proof that they are safe? No way - it took much, much longer to discover the dangers of cigarettes and transfats, dangers that are far more visible than those of GMOs. On the scale of nature and ecology, 20 years is a pitifully short time. To sustain our human future, we have to think long term.
    231. Australian police access journalists' metadata without a warrant
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the actions of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in secretly accessing a journalists' metadata without a warrant.
    232. There's No Place for Clean Water Under 'Free Trade'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Yet another standoff between clean drinking water and mining profits has taken shape in Colombia, where two corporations insist their right to pollute trumps human health and the environment. As is customary in these cases, it is clean water that is the underdog here.
    233. Latest Corbyn Hit-Piece: He earns MP's Salary
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If I hadn’t seen for myself that this article "exposing" Jeremy Corbyn was published on the Daily Telegraph’s website, I would have assumed it was a spoof from The Onion – an even more preposterous one than normal.
    234. UC Davis spent $175,000 to scrub online pepper spray references
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The University of California, Davis, contracted with consultants for at least $175,000 to scrub the Internet of negative online postings following the November 2011 pepper spraying of students and to improve the reputations of both the university and Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, newly released documents show.
    235. EFF to Copyright Office: Improper Content Takedowns Hurt Online Free Expression
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Safe Harbors Work for Rightsholders and Service Providers. Content takedowns based on unfounded copyright claims are hurting online free expression, says Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
    236. Connexions Other Voices - Corporate Crime
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Other Voices, the bi-weekly newsletter published by Connexions, focuses on Corporate Crime in its April 9, 2016 issue.
    237. Philosophy journal spoofed, retracts hoax article
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A philosophy journal that focuses on the teachings of philosopher Alain Badiou has apparently fallen victim to yet another Sokal hoax, and has retracted a fake article submitted by authors trying to expose the publication's weaknesses. The paper, "Ontology, Neutrality and the Strive for (non-)Being-Queer," attributed to Benedetta Tripodi of the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza in Romania, is apparently the work of two academics, who submitted the absurd article to Badiou Studies to expose its lack of rigor in accepting papers.
    238. Nest's move to stop supporting Revolv smart hub leaves customers with costly 'brick'
      Internet of Things customers need to be aware what will and will not work without internet

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Here's a major downside to the so-called Internet of Things -- companies can potentially disconnect your smart devices and leave them essentially useless at any time.
    239. Nest Reminds Customers That Ownership Isn't What It Used to Be
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Nest Labs, a home automation company acquired by Google in 2014, will disable some of its customers' home automation control devices in May. This move is causing quite a stir among people who purchased the $300 Revolv Hub devices -- customers who reasonably expected that the promised "lifetime" of updates would enable the hardware they paid for to actually work, only to discover the manufacturer can turn their device into a useless brick when it so chooses.
    240. The Great Acceleration
      An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Since the mid-twentieth century, the accelerating pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a massive uncontrolled experiment. The Great Acceleration explains its causes and consequences, highlighting the role of energy systems, as well as trends in climate change, urbanization, and environmentalism.
    241. The meaning of the school testing obsession
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This article focuses on the new frontiers for the calculation of human productivity in its earliest forms, in early years education in Britain; but the general points are applicable across continents and educational age-phases. It will be argued that the English baseline test is just one example of the policing of capital's interests in our classrooms, but a particularly pernicious one for the way it reaches deep into the experience of the youngest children.
    242. The cyber arms race
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A look at cyber warfare between nations, a militarisation of cyberspace that is advancing far faster than the creation of positive peace keeping mechanisms.
    243. The security - digital complex
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      With the rise of the Internet and the globalisation of electronic data, there has been a shift in the university-military-industrial complex to a new security-digital complex -- a public-private hybrid that is both narrower and more far-reaching.
    244. How Propaganda (Actually) Works
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Political propaganda employs the ideals of liberal democracy to undermine those very ideals, the dangers of which, not even its architects fully understand.
    245. Police Go on Fishing Expedition, Search the Home of Seattle Privacy Activists Who Maintain Tor Network
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Seattle police descended on the Queen Anne condo of two outspoken privacy activists with a search warrant early this morning, leaving them shaken and upset. Jan Bultmann and David Robinson, a married couple and co-founders of the Seattle Privacy Coalition, said they were awakened at 6:15 a.m. by a team of six detectives from the SPD knocking on the door. Bultmann said were made to sit outside as the officers, who had a search warrant, examined their equipment.
    246. Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis
      German historian shows how news agency retained access in 1930s by promising not to undermine strength of Hitler regime

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Associated Press news agency entered a formal cooperation with the Hitler regime in the 1930s, supplying American newspapers with material directly produced and selected by the Nazi propaganda ministry, archive material unearthed by a German historian has revealed.
    247. Why do the Tories want to hide who owns British land?
      Selling off the Land Registry could lead to an increase in house prices as a private monopoly hoards information on property sales

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Like an embarrassed child trying to hide a broken lamp behind a curtain, Sajid Javid last Thursday, hours before the Easter break, sneaked out the news that the government wants to privatise the Land Registry. Perhaps he hoped nobody would notice.
    248. People power: how Montana stopped the biggest coal mine in North America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Campaigners are celebrating after defeating plans to build America's largest open pit coal mine. In an epic 'David and Goliath' battle, Montana activists challenged the project, and all the politicians and businessmen that supported it, with fierce opposition, protests and demonstrations. The outcome spells hope for all in the fight against dirty energy.
    249. Study: Fracking, Not Just Fracking Wastewater Injection, Causing Earthquakes in Western Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A groundbreaking study published in Seismological Research Letters has demonstrated a link between hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for oil and gas and earthquakes.
    250. Connexions Other Voices - The Forest and the Trees
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Other Voices, the bi-weekly newsletter published by Connexions, looks at threats to forests worldwide, and at the ways in which people are resisting and defending the forests.
    251. EFF and Partners Support Media Monitoring Service in Fight for Fair Use
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A media monitoring service that creates a text-searchable database of television and radio content is defending its fair use rights before a federal appeals court.
    252. IFJ / EFJ condemn scandalous ban on media at Turkey media trial
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      IFJ/EFJ today condemned the decision to hold the trial of Can Dundar and Erdem Gul behind closed doors. All diplomats, journalists, members of the public were evacuated from the court room.
    253. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
      Forests and trees

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-making, or obstacles in the way of 'development.' In this issue, we look at some of the threats to forests worldwide, and the ways in which people are resisting and defending the forests.
    254. Revealed: how facial recognition has invaded shops – and your privacy
      New in store: facial recognition devices

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Retailers are using ever more sophisticated software to watch how consumers shop.
    255. The hubris of investigators
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A now-vacated hearing over whether to require Apple to undermine the security of its users prompted an ongoing controversy over government access to encrypted devices. While the court in San Bernardino may never rule on the flood of arguments supporting Apple's defense of user security, observers-- especially members of Congress-- should pay close attention to a few themes that have emerged in the public debate.
    256. International arms companies make a killing in Turkey: a case study of the Roboski Massacre
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Today, Turkey continues its brutality in its war against its Kurdish population. The state is imposing new curfews daily in the south-east of the country. Hundreds of citizens have been killed so far, whilst the western mainstream media and politicians remain largely silent about the massacres. Anti-militarist activists in the UK, however, are taking action against atrocities carried out by states such as Turkey.
    257. While you were distracted climate change warning arrived
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      With dire warnings of catastrophic sea level rise and superstorms capable of pitching 1,000 tonne mega-boulders onto shorelines, scientist James Hansen sounded an alarm over continued global warming.
    258. Sources HotLink - March 21, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Refugees, censorship and North American politics. This issue looks at nine of the most influential whistleblowers in modern history. In France, instances of police violence increase tension in the refugee crisis. Cyberspace sees an unprecedented move in advertising as AdBlock lowers its walls for Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders to raise awareness about censorship and government cyber-spying. Media professionals get expert insight on the state of earned media. Film buff activists learn about life in the Favelas. Bookworms are invited to read Chomsky on the mass media.
    259. The FBI Wants Teachers To Go Stasi On American Kids
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While Apple and the federal government duke it out over the encrypted phone of a dead terrorist, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is keeping things old school by advocating that educators start paying close attention to any radical leanings among their students.
    260. Government media crackdown in China continues as a journalist disappears
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) raises serious concerns over actions by the Chinese government this week, which lead to one journalist been suspended from duty and a second disappearing while travelling.
    261. Help Needed to Produce Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The effort to issue The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg has reached a critical phase, and we appeal for your help in enabling future volumes to be published.
    262. On eve of Iranian New Year, concern about fate of imprisoned journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its concern about the conditions in which journalists are being detained in Iran, especially Afarine Chitsaz of the daily newspaper Iran.
    263. Renewed calls for Bassel Khartabil's release on 4th anniversary of detention
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Syria's authorities should reveal the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and free speech activist, and release him immediately, 32 organizations said on the fourth anniversary of his detention.
    264. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace at the Canadian Mission in New York for UNCSW60
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      More than 20 members of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) are currently in New York City attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Thursday, March 17,2016, they will meet with Giles Norman, Government Relations and Legal
    265. GMOs, Development and the Politics of Unhappiness
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Modern state-corporate capitalism is stripping the environment bare through unsustainable levels of consumption. It is legitimised by a deceitful ideology that attempts to justify and sell a system which by its very nature is designed to benefit a minority at the expense of the majority.
    266. Integrating cannabis into clinical cancer care
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Literature review of contemporary (2016) understanding of the efficacy of cannabis and cannabis derived drugs in treating cancer symptoms.
    267. Collateral Freedom #2: RSF unblocks six more censored sites
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      To mark World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching Operation Collateral Freedom #2, in which it is unblocking access to websites that are censored in five countries and is unveiling the RSF Censorship Detector
    268. RSF calls for end to harassment of The Online Citizen
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Singapore's authorities to stop trying to intimidate The Online Citizen (TOC), a community news website that is being harassed by the interior minister over its coverage of a Singaporean teenager's suicide
    269. Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The world, it seems, cannot get enough of Sokal-type hoaxes. A French journal, Sociétés, has retracted an article allegedly penned by one Jean-Marc Tremblay but actually written by two sociologists, Manuel Quinon and Arnaud Saint-Martin, who spoofed the work of the journal's editor, Michel Maffesoli.
    270. Bias in the Media: the Result of Corporate Ownership
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There may still be, perhaps in the quiet countryside somewhere, people who believe that news programs present news. It is unlikely that this is true; rather, those who rely on the corporate-owned press for information probably enjoy finding sources that support what they want to hear. And, if they are unsure of just what it is that they want to hear, their 'trusted' source will tell them.
    271. Media Release - IFIC Acknowledges OBSI's Improvements, Notes Additional Measures are Needed
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - March 11, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today acknowledged that the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) has improved several of its practices in recent years and suggested additional measur
    272. The Nation is Not Divided and Still Prefers Bernie Sanders
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The reportage of the presidential primaries has been heavy on personalities and the latest numbers, and light on information useful to voters. Comparisons to a horse race are apt. Were the news to take a documentary approach instead, the campaigns would be revealed as they are: something existing contrary to the public's interests.
    273. What is Meant by 'Single-Payer' in the Current Discussion of Health Care Reforms During the Primaries?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Single-payer means that most of the funds used to pay for medical care are public, that is, they are paid with taxes. The government, through a public authority, is the most important payer for medical care services and uses this power to influence the organization of health care. The overwhelming majority of developed countries have one form or another of a single-payer system.
    274. IFIC Comments on CSA Approach to Fund Risk Classification
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - March 9, 2016 - In a submission filed today, the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) expressed broad support for the proposed CSA Mutual Fund Risk Classification Methodology for Use in Fund Facts and ETF Facts, and suggested
    275. Pentagon's War on the Earth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We are waging war. We are the Nation of War. We destroy. We kill. Everyone fears us. Fewer and fewer admire us. But our fighting forces -- and their attendant industries which manufacture the bombs, bullets, and ballistic delivery devices -- also wage a war on the clean air, clean water, and clean soil many Americans falsely regard as protected by legislation fought for by those trying to protect our environment.
    276. Scandal! Exxon knew about climate change, boosted denialism, misled shareholders, went carbon heavy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the world's biggest energy companies has been caught out in what may be the biggest ever climate scandal. Way back in the 1980s ExxonMobil knew of the 'potentially catastrophic' and 'irreversible' effects of increasing fossil fuel consumption, but chose to cover up the findings, spread misinformation on climate change, and go for high carbon energy sources.
    277. Academics can change the world -- if they stop talking only to their peers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Heleta discusses the limited audience that academics publish for and the lack of real-world impact their ideas have as a result.
    278. Women Activists Lobby MPs
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On this International Women's Day our priorities must be human development and communities free of violence.

    279. China: New regulations aimed at foreign media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for new administrative regulations aimed at China-based foreign media outlets and joint ventures.
    280. Despotic Erdogan seizes control of leading daily
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today orchestrated an Istanbul court decision to place Zaman, a leading daily newspaper that supports the opposition Gulen movement, under state control.
    281. EFF and 46 Technology Experts Ask Court To Throw Out Unconstitutional Apple Order
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Forcing Apple to Write and Sign Code Undermining iPhone Security Violates First Amendment
    282. Media ethics breached with televised confession on state-owned TV
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the continued airing of 'confessions' by state-owned media in China. The IFJ calls on the government to immediately end the practice that violates media ethics.
    283. Other Voices: the Connexions newsletter - International Women's Day Issue
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The March 5, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. This issue focuses on International Women's Day.
    284. Tibetan writer sentenced to three years imprisonment
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the conviction and sentencing of a Tibetan writer on February 17, 2016. The IFJ demands the Chinese government ends its attack on media freedom.
    285. IFIC Welcomes New Member - Greystone Managed Investments Inc.
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - March 4, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that Greystone Managed Investments Inc. has joined IFIC.
    286. Why the Newberry Library Is Collecting Black Lives Matter Artifacts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Archivists hope to crowdsource historical documentation of today's civil-rights movements.
    287. Fukushima After Five Years
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the five years since the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, at least 100,000 people remain displaced; 80 people have committed suicide in Fukushima alone over the loss of their families.
    288. The Hidden Rivers of Brooklyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A look at the extensive drainage and sewer system under the streets of Brooklyn, NY. When pipes fill up and plants reach capacity, untreated water containg sewage flows into local rivers and bays. However a bold green infrastructure initiative hopes to reduce such overflows by 3.8 billion gallons a year.
    289. Only in America: an Indiscreet Selfie Can Put A Kid in Prison
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Did you know that if you are an American under 18 years old and you use your cell phone to send a nude "selfie" of yourself to a friend, you can be convicted of manufacturing and distributing "child pornography" and sent to prison? This is how expansively prosecutors, whose main purpose in life is to ruin as many people as possible, interpret laws passed to protect children from sexual exploitation.
    290. Towards Workers' Climate Action
      Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity: Tackling Climate Change in a Neoliberal World

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Paul Hampton's Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity:
      Tackling Climate Change in a Neoliberal World.
    291. Workshop Talks: Do job, get fired
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Under the Affordable Care Act, it’s standard HMO practice to offer patients the opportunity to fill out an advance directive as an exercise in considering one's quality of life, not just its prolongation. Frontline healthcare providers have a concrete reason for quality-of-life care concerns. But in the HMO business campaigns promoting quality of life over quantity, things are not really what they appear.
    292. The Arctic Turns Ugly
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Runaway global warming is far and away humankind's biggest nightmare, and the Arctic is the likely perpetrator. If it happens, it'll blister agricultural foodstuff before it can reach the outstretched arms of the multitudes.
    293. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Moves to the Beach
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace have moved their national office.
    294. Oscar Hangover Special: Why "Spotlight" Is a Terrible Film
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      I am astonished (though I suppose I shouldn't be) that, across the past few months, ever since Spotlight hit theatres, otherwise serious left-of-centre people have peppered their party conversation with effusions that the film reflects a heroic journalism, the kind we all need more of. I was in Boston in the Spring of 2002 reporting on the priest scandal, and because I know some of what is untrue, I don't believe the personal injury lawyers or the Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team or the Catholic "faithful" who became harpies outside Boston churches, carrying signs with images of Satan.
    295. Clinton Manipulates Language of Intersectionality to Preserve Support from Minority Voters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of "intersectionality," which enables the political class to head off threats to their power and protect the status quo.
    296. Siberia's Heavenly Lake and 'small peoples' of the High North at risk from oil drilling
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A vital nature preserve in western Siberia, and the indigenous peoples that inhabit it, are at risk from oil development. Oil giant Surgutneftegas is already active in the Numto Park, but now they want to extend operations into its fragile wetlands, putting at risk snow cranes, the Heavenly Lake, and the survival of the Nenet and Khanty peoples.
    297. Key evidence in EU's risk assessment of glyphosate must not remain 'trade secret'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The chemical industry and the European Food Safety Authority are refusing to disclose key scientific evidence about glyphosate's risks, citing 'trade secrets' protection, writes Corporate Europe Observatory. They must be compelled to publish the 'mysterious three' scientific studies EFSA used to assess glyphosate as 'unlikely' to cause cancer to humans - contradicting the IARC's view.
    298. Sources HotLink - February 22, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We start off our year with a review of the last. According to the report, 2015 was a dangerous year for journalists overseas. In North America, we re-explore the debate between privacy and security and the curious case of Donald Trump. In South America, the issues with impunity remain ever prevalent.
      For our media relations professionals, we feature a fun guide to press releases and the words of thought leaders in digital media.
      Bookworms get The Man Who Recorded the World and film buffs get Control Room.
    299. Bangladeshi editor faces legal barrage
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in expressing serious concerns over a barrage of legal cases filed against the editor and publisher of an English daily newspaper in Bangladesh
    300. Corporate power and the moulding of truth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The corporate dominance of 'free' media in western democracies imposes deep structural constraints on what may be reported, and how. Syria is now the latest example of skewed reportage - and even journalists seeking to analyse the problem must carefully avoid the real reasons for it.
    301. Journalists covering court hearing attacked in India
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Indian Union of Journalists (IJU) in condemning the attack on journalists at the Patiala House Court premises in New Delhi, India on Monday, February 15,2016.
    302. RSF accuses Malaysia government of endangering general interest
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders condemns the government's decision, after a series of corruption scandals, to prioritize the intimidation of journalists and whistleblowers, who just do their duty to inform the public.
    303. RSF calls for release of four US journalists detained in Bahrain
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary arrest of four US journalists in Bahrain on 14 February. They were there to cover the fifth anniversary of the 2011 protests in Bahrain.
    304. RSF delivers Jeffrey Sterling's petition to the White House
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) delivered yesterday with the wife of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling a petition for his pardon to the White House. The petition has now gathered over 150,000 signatures. Sterling, a former CIA operative
    305. Worldwide call to demand Netanyahu to release journalist on hunger strike
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The IFJ called today on its affiliates worldwide to join their sister union in Palestine, the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate, to demand that the Israeli authorities release journalist Muhammad al-Qiq
    306. Climate Justice and Palestine: the New Intersectionality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The repeated failures of international and governmental agencies to effectively deal with the disastrous changes that threaten the entire planet have sparked local indigenous and small farmer activism from Bolivia to Palestine.
    307. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for January 2016
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - February 19, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending January 31, 2016, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.21 trillion. Almost all (99.6%) of
    308. A Technical Perspective on the Apple iPhone Case
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The legal dispute between Apple and the FBI might prove pivotal in the long-running battle to protect users' privacy and right to use uncompromised encryption. The case has captured the public imagination. Of course, EFF supports Apple's efforts to protect its users. The case is complicated technically, and there is a lot of misinformation and speculation. This post will offer a technical overview, based on information gleaned from the FBI's court motion and Apple's security documentation.
    309. Why India's first 100% organic state matters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In a mountainous region in eastern India, Sikkim is now a 100% organic state, with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers and no GMOs. This matters because it shows that organic food in an entire region is possible. Now, other people in India and throughout the world are learning from Sikkim's success, and beginning to ask, "Could organic food succeed in other areas, too?"
    310. Clickbait v Political Impact: Alternative Journalism as Social Media Becomes the New News Source
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In first world countries, Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming the main places where people come across their news -- ahead of television and news sites. "Success" is becoming about the number of reads, shares, likes, upvotes, and re-tweets -- making it easy to lose sight of what really defines the usefulness of an article: political impact.
    311. Arms, agribusiness, finance and fossil fuels: the four horsemen of the neoliberal Apocalypse
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The world is in the grip of a structural war against people, land, economies and ecosystems, writes Colin Todhunter. It is being waged by a quartet of organised criminal interests bent on monopolizing energy, money, food and violence across the globe. But a deep-rooted resistance against their 'neoliberal' doctrine of death and destruction is fighting back.
    312. The Department of Defense Is the Third Largest Polluter of US Waterways
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Advocacy group Environment America has "crunched the numbers" in an effort to reveal who the largest polluters of American waterways are. The culprits that crack the top-15 list may very well surprise you.
    313. Psychiatry's 'Defect Model of Mental Illness:' a Path for Those it Has Failed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For some depressed, anxious, and substance-abusing people, it feels better to believe that they are essentially defective, as it provides them with a defense of sorts against insulting accusations that they are malingering. But the defect model of mental illness doesn't work for everyone.
    314. Uranium Mine and Mill Workers are Dying, and Nobody Will Take Responsibility
      In the Southwest, poisoned uranium workers are still seeking justice

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      To talk to former uranium miners and their families is to talk about the dead and the dying. Brothers and sisters, coworkers and friends: a litany of names and diseases. Many were, as one worker put it, "ate up with cancer," while others died from various lung and kidney diseases.
    315. Asia-Pacific the deadliest region for journalists globally
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists and its Australian affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) launched the IFJ 25th Killed List report, Journalists and Media Staff Killed 1990-2015: 25 years of contribution towards Safer Journalism
    316. Barriers to love in Israel and Palestine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Love Under Apartheid and IMEU released a new video "Palestinians Daring to Love" highlighting four married couples struggling to maintain love and family relationships despite the restrictions imposed by Israel's policies that systematically discriminate and segregate Palestinians.
    317. Greece: A journalist brutally attacked during public rally
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A radio journalist has been brutally injured on 4 February, 2016 by unknown assailants while covering a massive rally in the capital, Athens.
    318. In the footsteps of Gandhi: an interview with Vandana Shiva
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Vandana Shiva is more than just a leading scientist, author and campaigner on green issues and anti-globalisation. She is also among the most prominent of Mahatma Ghandi's intellectual heirs. In this interview, she discusses how this led her to be an outspoken voice on such crucial environmental issues as seed legacy, biopiracy and economic injustice.
    319. Indian journalist threatened and attacked for reporting
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) in condemning the attack on journalist Malini Subramaniam in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India on Sunday, February 7, 2016.
    320. RSF demands immediate withdrawal of new charges against editor
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders calls on Moroccan authorities to drop the absurd and iniquitous charge of harming the country's territorial integrity brought against website editor Ali Anouzla on the basis of a translation error, and to abandon the trlal
    321. Television offices attacked in Lahore, Pakistan
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in condemning the attack on the office of the City 42 News television channel on Sunday, February 6, 2016, in Lahore, Pakistan.
    322. The Flint River Lead Poisoning Catastrophe in Historical Perspective
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      By now the main facts of the Flint River lead poisoning are pretty well known and essentially undisputed. A spectacular regulatory failure by all levels of government -- enabled by Michigan Governor Snyder's unprecedented "emergency management" policies for African-American majority cities. The big remaining question is why this disaster happened?
    323. New York Police Have Used Stingrays Widely, New Documents Show
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The NYPD has used cell-site simulators, commonly known as Stingrays, more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to documents turned over to the New York Civil Liberties Union. The documents represent the first time the department has acknowledged using the devices.
    324. Pharma Greed Run Amuk
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Congress, especially its GOP members, created the Martin monster. Martin Shkreli is only one of the monsters the GOP Congress has created. Probably our best hope is that one or many, like Shkreli, will overreach in an outrageous greed that our government has condoned for decades. Like errant spoiled children, pharmaceuticals (Pharma) have run roughshod over an obliging Congress and a consuming public since politicians -- in effect -- gave them license to steal.
    325. A Last Chance for the World's Forests?
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of 'core forest' -- remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sensitive wildlife and ecological processes -- are vanishing even faster.
    326. MPAA May Like Donuts, but They Shouldn't Be the (Copyright) Police
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The companies and organizations that run the Internet's domain name system shouldn't be in the business of policing the contents of websites, or enforcing laws that can impinge on free speech. The staff of ICANN, the organization that oversees that system, agrees. That's why it’s not surprising that the Motion Picture Association of America, which has consistently sought power to edit the Internet, is now bypassing ICANN and making private deals with domain name registries.
    327. The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be hacked or collected.
    328. Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If ever one wondered about the efficacy of a state government agency imposing officials on local governments, Flint has answered that question forever. In April, 2014, the state-appointed emergency manager, in order to save money, ordered that the city's water source be changed from Lake Huron to the notoriously polluted Flint River.
    329. Former students allege psychological, physical and sexual abuse at Ont. Christian school
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Alumni of Grenville Christian College in Brockville, Ontario recount disturbing stories, including allegations of physical, sexual and psychological abuse during the 1970s, 80's and 90's.
    330. At least 2,297 journalists and media staff have been killed since 1990: IFJ report
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      International Federation of Journalists publishes its 25th report on journalists and media staff killed since 1990.
    331. Rebranding The Conquistadors As Social Justice Warriors - The Guardian, Corporate Sponsorship And 'Branded Content'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Like most newspapers, the Guardian is struggling financially and is desperately worried about a dwindling stream of advertising revenue. The paper's declared intent of becoming 'the world's leading liberal voice', with rapid expansion in the US and Australia, has backfired, leading to the need for significant cuts including likely job losses. As a result, the paper is heading ever deeper into the murky world of 'branded content' to raise much-needed funds from corporate advertisers.
    332. Report released: China's Great Media Wall: The Fight For Freedom
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) releases its annual China Press Freedom Report, China's Great Media Wall: The Fight For Freedom.
    333. Involuntary Medication
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This study examines the possible effects of the TPP on how Canada regulates medicines and how much the country spends paying for them. It finds that the TPP would require Canada to extend patent terms to compensate brand-name pharmaceutical firms for regulatory delays in approving drugs. This policy change alone could add hundres of millions of dollars annually to the price of drugs in Canada. The agreement will restrict future policy options in these areas in ways that benefit brand-name producers over consumers and the broader public interest. The TPP could also have profound effects on the criteria that Canada uses to decide on drug safety and effectiveness, how new drugs are approved (or not) for marketing, post-market surveillance and inspection, the listing of drugs on public formularies, and how individual drugs are priced in the future.
    334. Liberals' interim pipeline measures fall short
      Band-aid solutions cannot fix deeply flawed pipeline reviews, environmental assessments

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Harper government’s 2012 environmental law rollbacks were a blunt-force trauma to the environmental assessment of pipelines. Last week, the new federal Liberal government prescribed band-aids for an ailing patient that needed more.
    335. MEDIA IN CRISIS - 1: Why feds should step in to help democracy's watchdogs
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A flourishing, capable news media is the oxygen of democracy. In Canada, our traditional oxygen-providers, the mainstream corporate-owned newspapers, are dying. We need to come up with something better to serve our communities.
    336. MEDIA IN CRISIS - 2: Citizens, government need to plan now to have quality media in future
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Canada's mainstream media are in a state of incipient meltdown. They no longer deliver the volume or quality of news that Canadians need to be informed about important happenings in their communities, let alone to participate in a healthy democratic process.
    337. Politics on the Plate: Mob Wives, GMOs and Salt
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      How can we broaden our movement to appeal to and involve the majority of people out there who do not seem to be aware, do not seem to care or are just too apathetic?
    338. VW, GM and Takata: the Case for Jailing Corporate Executives
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Making the case that executives at VW, Takata and General Motors should be jailed for corporate crime. The crimes committed by the corporations they head are extremely serious, and have caused and will cause hundreds of deaths. Why are the perpetrators allowed to get off simply by writing a cheque to cover the fine, instead of going to jail the way other criminals do?
    339. Is Law Enforcement "Going Dark" Because of Encryption? Hardly, Says New Report
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Unbreakable encryption -- which prevents easy, conventional surveillance of digital communications-- isn’t a big problem for law enforcement, says a report published by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The report, titled "Don’t Panic," finds that we are probably not "headed to a future in which our ability to effectively surveil criminals and bad actors is impossible" because of companies that offer end-to-end encryption, such as Apple.
    340. Pandora's box: how GM mosquitos could have caused Brazil's microcephaly disaster
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Brazil's microcephaly epidemic, one vital question remains unanswered: how did the Zika virus suddenly learn how to disrupt the development of human embryos? The answer may lie in a sequence of 'jumping DNA' used to engineer the virus's mosquito vector - and released into the wild four years ago in the precise area of Brazil where the microcephaly crisis is most acute.
    341. Koch Brothers View Universities As Propaganda Machines
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer’s new book, "Dark Money," includes details that bolster concerns publicized by UnKoch My Campus, and students and professors across the USA who have blown the whistle on Charles Koch’s co-optation of higher education programs. Universities are the spine of Charles Koch's lobbying model, which after four decades of finance has grown into an integrated network of professors, public relations agents, lobbyists, pundits, and politicians. Koch foundations started investing in campuses at an exponential pace, starting with just seven campuses in 2005.
    342. Line 9 pipeline needs review
      Re: Pipelines face new environmental rules

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Line 9 is a disaster waiting to happen and the climate crisis disaster is already unfolding. Indeed no tar sands pipeline can pass a serious climate test if Canada is to keep its commitment to a limited warming to 1.5 degrees C.
    343. Outrage as plant bosses acquitted over fatal toxic spill in Hungary
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Prosecutors had demanded prison terms for those on trial after alumina works disaster killed 10 and wrecked villages.
    344. The Seeds of Spin: Decoding Pro-GMO Lies and Falsehoods
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If you are in some way critical of genetically modified food and agriculture or have some concerns that remain unaddressed, here is a brief interpretive (satirical) guide for navigating the seedy world of pro-GMO spin.
    345. Making the Promises Real: Labor and the Paris Climate Agreement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris approved the UN Climate Change Agreement, the AFL-CIO issued a statement that broke new ground on climate. While the AFL-CIO opposed the Kyoto climate agreement and never supported the failed Copenhagen agreement, it applauded the Paris climate change agreement as "a landmark achievement in international cooperation" and called on America "to make the promises real."
    346. The specter of geoengineering haunts the Paris climate agreement
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      in a capitalist framework negative emissions technologies appear to offer the only possible way out. Geoengineering is the specter that haunts the text adopted in Paris and gives it meaning. The fact that the Agreement does not mention "energy transition" is not a regrettable lapse in generally good text, but proof by omission that the negotiators have chosen to bet on geoengineering instead of confronting fossil capital.
    347. Why Do We Expose Ourselves?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Among critics of technological surveillance, there are two allusions so commonplace they have crossed into the realm of cliché. One, as you have probably already guessed, is George Orwell's Big Brother, from 1984. The other is Michel Foucault’s panopticon -- a vision, adapted from Jeremy Bentham, of a prison in which captives cannot tell if or when they are being watched. Today, both of these touchstones are considered chillingly prophetic. But in Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age, Bernard Harcourt has another suggestion: Both of them are insufficient.
    348. Deadly week for media in Pakistan - two journalists killed in KP province
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemn the killing of two journalists in the past week in the troubled Khyber-Pakhtunhkhwa province in Pakistan's north-west.
    349. Hunger strike threatens health of Palestinian journalist in Israeli jail
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Palestinian Journalists' syndicate (PJS) are deeply concerned over the health of a Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger strike for almost 50 days.
    350. Iran must stop denying medical care to imprisoned journalists
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the appalling conditions in which journalists are detained in Iran and calls on the authorities to stop denying them medical attention.
    351. Kuwait: New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Kuwait: New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists
    352. Migrant farmworkers ask Trudeau for Permanent Residency in Canada as they announce caravan to Ottawa
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Migrant farmworker group Justice for Migrant Workers is launching Harvesting Freedom, a year-long campaign for immigration status upon arrival for migrant farmworkers to mark the 50th anniversary of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP).
    353. Outrage Against Big Pharma! Activists Protest "Obscene" Conference
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It was in their fancy tailored suits and with suspicious eyes that Big Pharma CEO's and investors got interrupted by protestors as they came and went from the (too-big-to-fail) JP Morgan-sponsored conference on "health care" (read: profit care) at the elite Westin St. Francis hotel on Union Square in San Francisco on Monday, the 11th of January 2016.
    354. Protecting the Choice to Speak Anonymously Is Key to Fighting Online Harassment
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      EFF Urges Department of Education to Uphold First Amendment Rights in University Anti-Harassment Policies
    355. RSF reiterates call for EU sanctions against CCTV and Xinhua
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for European Union sanctions against state-owned China Central Television (CCTV) and the official news agency Xinhua for broadcasting and publishing what are presumably forced "confessions."
    356. TV office attacked in Islamabad
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the attack on the Islamabad office of the Pakistani television channel ARY News on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The IFJ demands an immediate investigation into the attack by authorities.
    357. Yemen: journalist killed in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Yemeni journalist Almigdad Mojalli was killed on 17 January in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital, Sana'a, according to news reports.
    358. A Revolutionary Speech: Patrice Lumumba and the Birth of the Republic of Congo
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader and first democratically elected Prime Minister, was executed on 17th January, 1961. He had been beated and tortured in a culmination of two assassination plots by the Belgian government and the CIA, ordered directly by President Dwight Eisenhower to 'eliminate' the charismatic leader, with the cooperation of British intelligence and Katangan authorities.
    359. Don't weep for censoring, right-wing Postmedia newspapers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Another 90 dedicated journalists in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa lost their jobs Tuesday as cutthroat Publisher Paul Godfrey slashed away again in an effort to turn Postmedia into a profit-making business. In a bizarre move, two competing papers will continue to be separate entities, but there will be one set of editors and most journalists will be shared.
    360. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for December 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - January 20, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending December 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.23 trillion. Year-to-date, industr
    361. Big Crony CEO Pay Grab: Effects Beyond Greed!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Over the past fifty years, the pay gap between many highly-paid CEOs and their employees has increased dramatically. In 1965, when they also liked to be rich, CEOs made approximately twenty times as much as their average employee, meaning they would earn their workers' average pay by the third week of January, and since the 1980s, the average difference and greed have increased. Highly-paid CEOs now make 303 times as much as their employees in a year, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute.
    362. David Bowie, rock star groupies and the sexually adventurous '70s: "Labeling us as victims in retrospect is not a very conscious thing to do"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Salon speaks to sexologist Carol Queen about the shifts in morality around an era of sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll.
    363. EFF To Court: Cisco Must Be Held Accountable For Aiding China's Human Rights Abuses
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Company Built Customized Golden Shield System to Identify Falun Gong Members Who Were Later Tortured.
    364. European Commission launches action against Poland following EU-wide protest
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International and European Federation of Journalists have welcomed the action against Poland's restrictive media law.
    365. 'Our Only Fear Was That He Might Pull His Punches' - BBC Caught Manipulating The News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The position of BBC political editor plays an important role in this propaganda system. His or her function is essentially to tell the public what leading politicians say or even 'think'. It is certainly not to question power or challenge government authority in any meaningful way.
    366. SOS Media Burundi's dangerous reporting mission
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Almost the only relief for those in search of news in Burundi is to be found at SOS Media Burundi, a collective of journalists that emerged spontaneously within 48 hours of the destruction of the radio stations during the May 2014 coup attempt
    367. What the Catastrophic Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Teaches Us About Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It’s early December, and I'm sitting in a mega-church packed with more than 500 people. They're here to listen to an update on the efforts to contain an enormous natural gas blowout that occurred more than a month before. Gas from the leak is being blown by prevailing winds right into their community of Porter Ranch, in Los Angeles County, CA.
      People are mad.
    368. Fossil Capital
      The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The more we know about the catastrophic implications of climate change, the more fossil fuels we burn. How did we end up in this mess? In this masterful new history, Andreas Malm claims it all began in Britain with the rise of steam power.
    369. In Patent Litigation, Justice Delayed Ensures the Entire Public Can Be Denied
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When courts fail to quickly address serious defects in a patent litigation complaint, it can harm not only the parties to the case, but also the public at large. EFF and Public Knowledge have filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a case where the Eastern District of Texas is allowing expensive litigation to drag on even though the defendant has already fully briefed validity issues that almost surely will dispose of the case, and stop the patent owner from suing on them in the future.
    370. The Boy Who Could Change the World
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Remembering the brief life of Aaron Swartz: programmer, activist, entrepreneur, community builder.
    371. Leading news website blocked in 3 Arab countries
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed its deep concerns today following the blocking of news web site al-Araby al-Jadeed and its English counterpart The New Arab, in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt.
    372. RSF alarmed by journalist's arrest on terrorism charges in Bahrain
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried by the terrorism charges brought against Mahmood Al Jazeeri, a journalist with the independent daily newspaper Al Wasat, who has been held for the past 11 days.
    373. RSF calls for firm EU stance if Poland does not abandon new media law
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the European Commission to be firm with Poland if the two-month-old national-conservative 'Law and Justice' (PiS) government fails to abandon the media law that was adopted last week.
    374. Trump: the Ultimate Blowback for American Foreign Policy?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When the late Chalmers Johnson introduced the word "blowback" to describe the adverse consequences of Washington’s actions in the world, he wasn't referring simply to the victims of U.S. imperial interventions striking back on American soil. More importantly, he saw the resulting destabilization of the American democratic process as the most dangerous blowback of all.
    375. A year after Charlie, RSF warns against "religious correctness"
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On the eve of the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in Paris and amid controversy about the satirical weekly's latest cover, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) cautions against the insidious imposition of a "religious correctness"
    376. Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
    377. We're not having it! $15bn KXL lawsuit shows what's wrong with 'trade deals'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      TransCanada has just made a big mistake by bringing its $15 billion lawsuit against the US government for refusing the Keystone XL pipeline, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert. The move has exposed the real nature of 'trade deals' like TTIP and TPP - and why all democrats must rally to defeat them.
    378. Your Apps, Please? China Shows how Surveillance Leads to Intimidation and Software Censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Now China has taken the next step. In November, a select group of Xinjiang residents found their mobile phone service abruptly terminated. Their phone service providers told them to visit their local police station to have the service restored. When contacted, the police told them that they had been detected using a VPN, or downloading foreign messaging software. Remove the software, the police said, and you'll get your connection back.
    379. IFIC / IFSE Launches CRM2 Module for Financial Advisors
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - January 7, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) together with its education arm, IFSE Institute, announce the launch of a new continuing education module designed to teach financial advisors about disclosure requirEMENTS
    380. More employers are changing the terms of termination notices in contracts that limit more generous payouts
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      More employers are changing the terms of termination notices in contracts that limit more generous payouts. Employment Lawyer Shelley Brown warns many judges are refusing to set aside these limitations.
    381. State of emergency in US city after water poisoned
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Flint has faced a lead-saturated drinking water disaster affecting almost 100,000 residents over the past 18 months.
    382. Humans will be remembered for leaving a 'plastic planet'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    383. The Boy Who Could Change the World
      The Writings of Aaron Schwartz

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the nation and the world.
    384. Archives Association of British Columbia Toolkit
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The AABC Archivist's Toolkit offers access to a wide range of on-line and published resources for archivists and archives workers at all levels. Special care is taken to provide resources for small and medium-sized archives.
    385. Bone metastases
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Bone metastasis is cancer that started in another part of the body and spread to the bone. It's sometimes called secondary bone cancer or metastatic bone disease. Bone metastasis is not the same as cancer that starts in the bone (called primary bone cancer).
    386. California Drought and Global Warming
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Global warming is not only exacerbating the drought, it has likely transformed the ecology of the state well into the future.
    387. Climate Change: A Radical Primer
      Capitalism and Climate Change: The Science and Politics of Global Warming

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of David Klein's Capitalism and Climate Change: The Science and Politics of Global Warming.
    388. Connexions Calendar RSS Feed
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      RSS feed for the Connexions Calendar, listing events about social justice.
    389. Connexions RSS Feed
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      RSS feed listing some recent new, updated, and interesting items on the Connexions website.
    390. Edge Effect
      Permaculture Design Principles

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    391. Everyday Exposure
      Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada's Chemical Valley

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Surrounded by Canada's densest concentration of chemical manufacturing plants, members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation have expressed concern about a declining male birth rate and high incidences of miscarriage, asthma, cancer, and cardiovascular illness. Everyday Exposure uncovers the systemic injustices they face as they fight for environmental justice.
    392. HotLink RSS Feed
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      RSS feed listing new and updated items about Publicity, Media Relations, Public Relations, and Fundraising.
    393. I'm Right and You're an Idiot
      The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    394. The Internet and Monopoly Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A review of Robert W. McChesney's Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet against Democracy.
    395. Labor in the Age of Climate Change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Climate change must be stopped. But who will do the stopping? Who, in other words, could be the political subject of an anticapitalist climate revolution? Stefania Barca argues that this social agent could be, and indeed must be, the global working class. Yet to play this role, the working class must develop an emancipatory ecological class consciousness.
    396. Marxism.ca
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
    397. A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide to demand a rapid transition to renewable energy. Events will include nonviolent direct actions targeting extraction sites or infrastructure; pressure on political targets to shift policies around fossil fuel development; and support for clean energy alternatives.
    398. Radical Digressions RSS Feed
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      New and interesting items from Radical Digressions, featuring progressive comment and analysis from a libertarian socialist perspective.
    399. Socialism.ca
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A gateway to resources about socialism, socialist history, and socialist ideas, compiled by Connexions.
    400. Sources Calendar RSS Feed page
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      RSS news feed for the Sources Calendar, which lists items of interest to journalists and the media.
    401. Sources Select News
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      RSS news feed featuring news releases, announcements, expert comment, views, and opinion from members of Sources, the resource for journalists, writers, editors, researchers, producers, and other media professionals in Canada and abroad.
    402. Towards Workers' Climate Action
      Book review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A review of a book and a pamphlet by Paul Hampton, both on the urgent need for workers' action on climate change.
    403. Why Patrick Moore calls GMWatch "a bunch of murdering bastards"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      According to Patrick Moore, GMWatch are "low-life" "murdering creeps", "profiteering on ignorance". Not to mention, "a bunch of murdering bastards" with an "anti-human, murderous agenda." How come?
    404. Bangladeshi secular blogger brutally murdered
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) condemn the murder of a secular online activist in Bangladesh. The IFJ urge the Bangladesh government to expedite investigation to punish
    405. Barcelona Hosts Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) for their inaugural journey‏
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Barcelona, Spain – From September 12-14, the sailing vessels Amal-Hope and Zaytouna-Oliva will dock at Bosch i Alsina in the port of Barcelona where various events (concerts, talks, nonviolent workshops, a street parade and visits to the boats) wil
    406. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace having its annual conference at Saint Mary’s University
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      (Halifax) – The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is holding its annual Conference in Halifax, with delegates coming from as far away as Victoria, British Columbia. The theme is “Women Taking Action for Peace: Personal, Political, Global.
    407. Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On this Canadian Multiculturalism Day we recognize and acknowledge Canada's rich diversity and the significant contributions that ethnocultural communities have made and continue to make in shaping our great country, Canada.
    408. Conseil des fonds d’investissement du Québec (CFIQ)
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Montreal, QC – August 29, 2016 – The board of governors of the Conseil des fonds d’investissement du Québec (CFIQ) announced today that Stéphane Blanchette (Vice-President, Finance and Operations, Investia Financial Services) has been elected
    409. First Peoples Worldwide Closure
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      First Peoples Worldwide plans to close over the course of this year.
    410. From Preventive Diplomacy to Sustainable Peace
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace’s submission to the Defence Policy Review public consultations. A Gender-Based, Eco-Feminist and Nonviolent Approach to Canadian Defence and Security Policy.
    411. Government media crackdown in China continues as a journalist disappears
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) raises serious concerns over actions by the Chinese government this week, which lead to one journalist been suspended from duty and a second disappearing while travelling.
    412. IFIC Commends Ministers for Historic Agreement on Pension Reform
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - June 21, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today issued a statement commending the Ministers of Finance from Canada and most provinces across the country for reaching a historic agreement-in-principle on pension
    413. IFIC Proposes Federal Budget Measures to Strengthen the Economy and Support the Middle Class
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto - August 5, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today proposed federal budget measures that would contribute to Canada’s economic growth, support the middle class, enhance retirement savings, and enable Canadians with
    414. IFIC Releases Guide to Help Dealers Prepare New CRM2 Client Reports
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - June 23, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released a guide for mutual fund dealers. Preparing CRM2 Reports for Your Clients (https://www.ific.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Preparing-CRM2-Reports-for-Your-
    415. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for February 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto ON - March 18, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending February 29, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.20 trillion. AUM decreased by $11 billion
    416. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for March 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - April 19, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending March 31, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.23 trillion. AUM increased by $37 billion
    417. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for May 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - June 20, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending May 31, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.27 trillion. AUM increased by $28 billion or 2
    418. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for September 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending September 30, 2016, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.32 trillion. Year-to-date, industry totalled $1.32 trillion.
    419. IFIC Releases Updated Fund Volatility Risk Classification Guidelines
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - June 28, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released its updated Voluntary Guidelines for Fund Managers Regarding Fund Volatility Risk Classification.
    420. IFIC Response to CCIR Consultation Endorses Greater Harmonization
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today submitted comments in response to the Segregated Funds Working Group Issues Paper published on May 16, 2016 by the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR)
    421. IFIC Urges Ontario to Lead National Collaboration on Financial Planning Rules
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - June 17, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) has urged the Ontario government to take a leadership role with its provincial counterparts to create nationally harmonized rules governing financial planning.
    422. IFIC/IFSE Welcome ETF Proficiency Standard
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON – September 28, 2016 – The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) and its educational arm, IFSE Institute, today expressed support for the new ETF proficiency standard proposed by the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA).
    423. IFJ calls for international laws protecting journalists to be enforced after another deadly year of killings
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      2015 has been another deadly year for journalists, with at least 109 journalists and media staff killed in targeted killings, bomb attacks and cross-fire incidents, according to the annual report published by the IFJ.
    424. IFJ condemns media clampdown in Kenya
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today backed its Kenyan affiliate, the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ), which accused the authorities of a major clampdown of media in the past few months, after a series of arrests of journalists
    425. IFJ women move forward struggle for gender equality
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The IFJ Gender Council held on 9 January, 2016, its statutory mid-term conference on the theme Gender and Media: Women Taking the Lead.
    426. IIFA Marks 30th Anniversary and Focuses on Better Serving Investors in Changing Global Economic and Regulatory Environment
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Osaka, Japan - October 26, 2016 - Leaders of the global investment funds industry gathered in Osaka, Japan this week to discuss challenges and opportunities in today’s global economic environment, as they celebrated the 30th anniversary of the
    427. Lurching to War - Octber 15 issue of Connexions Other Voices now available
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Lurching to War: The United States and its NATO allies increasingly see war, not as a disaster to be avoided, but a normal tool of foreign policy. Getting the public to acquiesce in regarding war as inevitable and justifiable requires propaganda
    428. Malaysian official calls for harsher penalties for whistle blowers
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists Peninsular Malaysia (NUJM) in strongly criticising proposed changes to the Official Secrets Act (1972) (OSA) by the Malaysian Attorney General.
    429. Media Advisory – EVENT – IFIC Presents Claude Montmarquette: The Gamma Factor and the Value of Financial Advice
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Dr. Claude Montmarquette (from the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO)) will present his research findings on the impact of a financial advisor in building household wealth and the factors that contribute to wea
    430. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for August 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON – September 19, 2016 – The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending August 31, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.31 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM
    431. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for July 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - August 19, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending July 31, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.30 trillion. AUM increased by $37 billion
    432. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for June 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending June 30, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.27 trillion. AUM decreased by $2 billion
    433. Media Release - IFIC Welcomes New Affiliate
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - July 8, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is pleased to announce that Prometa Fund Support Services Inc. has joined IFIC as an affiliate.
    434. Messina, Italy welcomed the participants on board Zaytouna-Oliva
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Messina, Italy – This morning the community of Messina, Italy welcomed the participants on board Zaytouna-Oliva as they arrived following their voyage from Ajaccio, France. The sailing boat will leave Messina when? for its final destination, the sh
    435. National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada 2016 Recognition Awards
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is pleased to present its 2016 Recognition Awards on November 4, 2016, in Toronto
    436. New Infographic Helps Investors Understand What Services They Receive for Their Mutual Fund Fees
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released an infographic that highlights the services that investors receive for the fees they pay through their purchase of mutual funds.
    437. Sexual Harrassment & Investigations. Why are the foxes still guarding the hen house?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Sexual harassment complaints will be met with inertia, apathy or tepid response until corporations fully realize the financial impact and negative consequences of their actions and more women are in the boardroom and in leadership positions.
    438. Sports and Politics: August 13, 2014 issue of Other Voices
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era.
    439. Suspend the $15-billion sale of LAV IIIs to Saudi Arabia and sign the Arms Treaty (ATT)
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is deeply concerned that the newly- elected Canadian government seems intent on completing the $15-billion sale of Canadian-made LAV III vehicles to Saudi Arabia initiated by the former government.
    440. Ukraine: IFJ/EFJ condemns arson attack on TV station
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International and European Federation of Journalists, (IFJ) and (EFJ), today joined their Ukrainian affiliates in condemning an arson attack that set ablaze the headquarters of private broadcaster Inter TV in Kiev, Ukraine.
    441. Wage Theft--Allow legal professionals to enforce pay orders.
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Provide employees with the option of using an independent legal professional. This would minimise the burden on the government to collect. Random audits are not the answer.
    442. White Poppies for Peace: Peace Women VOW to End War
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace will distribute free White Poppies in Halifax on Friday, November 4 from 12pm - 1pm at the Central Library in Halifax. The white poppy campaign started in Britain in 1933 by women in the Women’s Co-operative Gui
    443. Will the legalization of recreational marijuana cause difficulties for employers?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Will Legalization of recreational marijuana in the workplace cause difficulties for employers?
      Employment Lawyer Shelley Brown explains-- Probably not- it will be treated like smoking and drinking in the workplace.
    444. Zaytouna-Oliva leaves Ajaccio, Corsica for Messina, Italy - its final European port before sailing to break the illegal blockade of Gaza
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016


      Ajaccio, Corsica, France:
      The Women’s Boat to Gaza (Zaytouna-Oliva)
      left the port of Ajaccio at 09:30 this morning. It is due to arrive later this
      week in Messina, Sicily, Italy, w
    445. Zaytouna-Oliva departs for Gaza
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Messina, Italy: This morning at 9:50 am, women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parli

    2015

    1. Postmedia, Paul Godfrey and the demise of journalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A criticism of the right-wing political bias expressed by outlets of the Postmedia group under direction of CEO Paul Godfrey.
    2. Missing from the Paris Agreement: the Pentagon's monstrous carbon boot print
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      How much of the mainstream media coverage given to COP21 and the Paris Agreement mentioned the mysterious exemption given to the US's massive military and security machine? None, writes Joyce Nelson. Not only are these emissions entirely outside the UNFCCC process, but a 'cone of sillence' somehow prevents them from even forming part of the climate change discourse.
    3. Alan Gross's Improbable Tales on 60 Minutes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In a dramatic segment on CBS News' 60 Minutes titled "The Last Prisoner of the Cold War," former United States Agency for International Development (USAID) subcontractor Alan Gross tells of horrifying experiences in captivity: "They threatened to hang me, they threatened to pull out my fingernails, they said I'd never see the light of day."
    4. Inside the Paris Climate Agreement: Hope or Hype?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It has become a predictable pattern at the annual UN climate conferences for participants to describe the outcome in widely divergent ways.
    5. Chaos Computer Club: Europe's biggest hackers' congress underway in Hamburg
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Some 12,000 hackers are challenging the power of Google, Facebook and Youtube to filter information and shape users' view of the world. One of them demonstrated how to hack into VW's cheating software.
    6. Caught in the act: German state channel accused of faking Russian soldiers in Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A Russian television channel alleges a German state broadcaster hired actors to show Russian involvement in the eastern Ukraine conflict. The scandal centers around a Russian '‘volunteer' paid by the German company to say he was fighting in Ukraine.
    7. U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Major Cities in Soviet Bloc including East Berlin
    8. Climate Deniers are More Dangerous Than Trump and More Deadly Than ISIS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      So Rep. Lamar Smith (D-Tx.) finally got his NOAA emails. What he really should get is a jail sentence for crimes against humanity. He, and the other climate deniers like him who hold positions of power, are arguably more dangerous than Donald Trump and more deadly than ISIS.
    9. The Digital Dark Ages: Movies and Books Get Deleted as Selfies Pile Up
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Historians and archivists call our times the "digital dark ages." The name evokes the medieval period that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire, which led to a radical decline in the recorded history of the West for 1000 years. But don't blame the Visigoths or the Vandals. The culprit is the ephemeral nature of digital recording devices. Remember all the stuff you stored on floppy discs, now lost forever? Over the last 25 years, we've seen big 8" floppies replaced by 5.25" medium replaced by little 3.5" floppies, Zip discs and CD-ROMs, external hard drives and now the Cloud -- and let's not forget memory sticks and also-rans like the DAT and Minidisc.
    10. RSF decries Saudi citizen-journalist's jail term and writing ban
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the four-year jail sentence and 15-year writing ban that a Saudi court passed yesterday on writer and citizen-journalist Zuhair Kutbi as "unjust and disproportionate."
    11. SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
      U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Power" targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe
      Major cities in Soviet Bloc, including East Berlin, were high priorities in "Systematic Destruction" for atomic bombings. Plans to target people (“Population”) violated international legal norms.
    12. Talks in the city of light generate more heat
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Rather than relying on far-off negative-emissions technologies, Paris needed to deliver a low-carbon road map for today.
    13. COP21: in spite of the show, the glass is 80% empty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The COP21 Paris Climate Conference has, as expected, led to an agreement. It will come into effect from 2020 if it is ratified by 55 of the countries which are signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and these 55 countries account for at least 55% of global emissions of greenhouse gases. In the light of the positions taken in Paris, this dual condition should not raise any difficulty (although the non-ratification of Kyoto by the United States shows that surprises are always possible).
    14. EFF to Court: Posting 3-D Design Files Online Is Free Speech
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The U.S. government cannot require Americans to go through an export licensing scheme prior to posting and sharing 3-D printer design files online, because publishing technical information is a form of speech protected by the First Amendment.
    15. Other Voices - The Connexions Newsletter - Utopias
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The December 19 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. This issue of Other Voices peers into the world of utopian visions, practical or otherwise: our topic of the week is Utopias.
    16. Test Your Online Privacy Protection with EFF's Panopticlick
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation launched new online tracker-testing in its Panopticlick tool today, helping you analyze the privacy protections in your Web browser. New Feature Analyzes Your Web Browser and Add-Ons for Successful Tracker Block
    17. Reversing Enbridge & Big Oil's Pipeline Plans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The National Academy of Sciences is skewering the industry's 'oil is oil' talking point -- making it clear that diluted bitumen is a different beast altogether and needs to be treated as such. The agonizingly slow and costly Kalamazoo River spill cleanup in Michigan made many of these points clear. Yet, the tar sands industry has continued to insist that diluted bitumen creates no deeper environmental threat as they push for unsustainable growth. While Keystone XL is off the table, there are numerous other projects being considered that extend the unique pipeline problems of dilbit into communities across North America.
    18. Open Your Mind, Change Your Life and Get Hypnotized for the 12th Annual World Hypnotism Day, January 4, 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Hypno Healing Institute is offering an open house and a workshop to celebrate the 12h Annual World Hypnotism Day. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held Monday, January 4, 2016. The open house is from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    19. Everyone is the Mother of Victory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Everyone is the mother of victory; No one is the father of defeat. Do we claim COP21 as a success, and risk watching it being used by fossil fuel failures to carry on burning humanity, and so become complicit in defeat?
    20. Poisoning the Well
      Special Report: Toxic Firefighting Foam Has Contaminated U.S. Drinking Water With PFCS

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Lori Cervera had always been an active person. She liked camping, playing outdoors with her kids, and practically lived in her running shoes. She didn’t have much patience for illness. So when she developed a dull ache on her right side in May 2014, Cervera took a few Tylenol and did her best to ignore it. But after a few days in which the pain grew sharper and more intense, she went to the hospital, where a CT scan revealed a mass. To her complete surprise, Cervera, a mother of four and grandmother of two who was 46 at the time, was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney cancer. That July she underwent surgery to remove both the tumor and almost half her right kidney.
    21. Rally demands end to Toronto Police racial profiling & unwarranted 'status checks'
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Three weeks after the Toronto Police Services were caught red handed doing the work of immigration enforcement, concerned residents are gathering at the Toronto Police Service Board meeting calling for an end to racial profiling and status checks.
    22. The IFJ and Al Jazeera sign historical international framework agreement
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) hailed the signing yesterday in Geneva of an historical International Framework Agreement with Al Jazeera Media Network - the first of its kind in the media sector.
    23. Paris Climate Deal: How Could They Do This to Us?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On Sunday morning, 13 December 2015, the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP21) finally wound to close as the last decisions were agreed. At almost 1 a.m. observers representing youth, women, labour unions, research centers, indigenous peoples, and business were asked their opinion. Most media had already left COP21. Cleaners were dismantling the massive structures that had been erected to house thousands of conference participants for two weeks plus two overrun days. The Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change had finished their work, late as usual and with an usual outcome.
    24. RSF calls for boycott of China's World Internet Conference
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to boycott the second World Internet Conference (WIC) being organized by China, the world's leading "Enemy of the Internet."
    25. Winners and Losers in Our New Media Moment
      Donald Trump, Mass Shootings With an Islamic Terrorist Flavor, and the Rise of the "Spectaculection"

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Sometimes what matters most takes up every inch of space in the room and somehow we still don’t see it. That’s how I feel about our present media moment.
    26. Climate deal lacks strategies critical to achieving promised results
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It's easy to be swept-up in the feeling of accomplishment the COP21 agreement promises, especially with the enthusiastic response of the media, politicians, and celebrities involved. Unfortunately, while it is a victory for so many countries to come together and unanimously agree that something should be done, this is not the first time such promises have been made.
    27. The computer virus that blackmails you
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Ransomware is the fastest growing form of computer malware, experts warn.
    28. The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Implications for Canadian Public Health
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    29. At COP21, the world agreed to increase emissions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Some countries will reduce emissions a little, but other countries will increase them a lot. You would never know this from UN and media reports.
    30. COP21 An Opportunity For Climate Justice, If We Mobilize
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The COP21 resulted in an agreement that was 25 years in the making, beginning with the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. Until now the world had been unable to reach an agreement on combating climate change. Now it is up to the people to push for policies at all levels of government to make the Paris Accord effective. We have the potential to use this deal to create a turning point in humanity's struggle for climate justice and end the fossil fuel era, but only if the people mobilize to make it so.
    31. Why we should feel positive about Paris
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As the final text of the Paris deal was being wrestled into shape, we were standing near the Arc de Triomphe, underneath a huge red line. This stretch of scarlet fabric was one of many held aloft by chanting and singing members of a 15,000-strong crowd. They - we - were there to demand climate justice; to condemn an international deal that we already knew would cross crucial red lines for the climate. Though the deal was a dud, this was no Copenhagen, argue Jess Worth and Danny Chivers.
    32. Are cows destroying the climate?
      Film Review:

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      How not to change the world. ‘Cowspiracy’ ignores capitalism and rejects Indigenous peoples’ concerns, while denouncing everyone who eats meat.
    33. How to Change Everything
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything is a vital book whose limitations should spark discussion about where we go from here.
    34. The Urban Green Wars
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Struggling for working-class control of cities is crucial to bringing down carbon emissions.
    35. Citizen-journalist Nguyen Van Dai badly beaten
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is shocked by the severe beating that citizen-journalist and cyber-activist Nguyen Van Dai received from plainclothes policemen in Vietnam.
    36. Coal plant threatens world's largest mangrove forest - and Bangladesh's future
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As COP21 reaches its endgame, there are plans to build 2,440 coal-fired power plants around the worl. Their completion would send global temperatures, and sea levels, soaring. Yet Bangladesh, the world's most 'climate vulnerable' large country, has plans for a 1.3GW coal power plant on the fringes of its World Heritage coastal wetlands.
    37. RSF decries government inaction in face of attacks on media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the government's failure to respond to a wave of attacks on media outlets throughout Pakistan in recent weeks and the absence of effective measures to protect news organizations and journalists.
    38. Climate 'academics for hire' conceal fossil fuel funding
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Investigative reporters working for Greenpeace UK's Energydesk have uncovered a nexus of senior academics willing to accept large sums of money from fossil fuel companies to write reports and newspaper articles published under their own names and university affiliations, without declaring the funding.
    39. Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the recent National Energy Board (NEB) approval of Line 9
    40. Plusieurs groupes de la société civile et des Premières Nations demandent l’arrêt de la ligne 9 d’Enbridge.
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Plus de 80 groupes de la société civile au Québec et en Ontario, ainsi que des Premières Nations, ont diffusé une lettre adressée au premier ministre qui condamne l’approbation récente du projet de renversement de la ligne 9 d’Enbridge par l’Office national de l’énergie (ONÉ).
    41. Google Deceptively Tracks Students' Internet Browsing, EFF Says in FTC Complaint
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      EFF Launches 'Spying on Students' Campaign to Raise Awareness About Privacy Risks of School Technology Tools
    42. IFIC Welcomes New Member - Fondaction CSN
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON - December 8, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that Fondaction CSN has become a member of IFIC, effective today.
    43. IFJ condemns threats by Libyan official authorities against the journalism community
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the threats by the Director of Media and Culture Commission in the Libyan Transition Government, Omar Quary, against the Libyan Cloud News Agency (LCNA)
    44. The Insanity of the COP: We Must Adopt a Different Vision
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    45. Iraq: 'Islamic State' atrocities fuelled by decades of reckless arms trading
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Decades of poorly regulated arms flows into Iraq as well as lax controls on the ground have provided the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) with a large and lethal arsenal that is being used to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity on a massive scale in Iraq and Syria, Amnesty International said in a new report today.
    46. Other Voices - The Connexions Newsletter - Ecosocialism, environment, and urban gardening
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The December 5, 2015 issue of Other Voices is now out. This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urban gardening, the destruction of olive trees, and how the police are able to use Google's timeline feature to track you every move, now and years into the past.
    47. RSF launches a change.org petition to pardon Jeffrey Sterling
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has launched a petition for Jeffrey Sterling's pardon on change.org. Sterling, a former C.I.A. operative and the latest victim in the Obama administration's war on whistleblowers, was convicted in January.
    48. Wednesday Hearing in Facebook Case Against Power Ventures
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will urge a federal appeals court Wednesday to reject Facebook's claims that it's a crime to workaround an IP address block -- an interpretation of the law that could criminalize routine online behaviour.
    49. The Collaborative Model Takes Root in Alberta's Tar Sands
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Relationship between Big Oil, Enviromental Groups and Government in Alberta Tar Sands.
    50. Evolving Geopolitical Economic Framework: US vs. China
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a game changer in what had been since World War II and Bretton Woods American global financial dominance in facilitating US unilateral market penetration via the preponderant voice in IMF and World Bank operations and policy making, and, equally significant, integrating expanding economic power with an interventionist military underpinning.
    51. Iraq: Taking stock: The arming of Islamic State
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) deploys a substantial arsenal of arms and ammunition, designed or manufactured in more than 25 countries. Their military campaign has relentlessly targeted civilians with small arms, artillery fire and improvised explosive devices. This report catalogues the array of weapons, ammunition and other military equipment observed in the possession of IS. Supplier states and the Iraqi authorities urgently need to implement far stricter controls on the transfer, storage and deployment of arms to avoid further proliferation to armed groups and abuses of human rights.
    52. Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9
      Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to Open' status granted to the Enbridge Line 9B reversal project by the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada.
    53. Playing Right Into ISIS's Hands
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Now that we're all supposedly involved in the world battle against the worst enemy since Hitler - not climate change, of course, but Isis - it's time to understand just how the forces of law, order and security, who are supposed to protect us, can do more to recruit European Muslims to the Islamist cause than all the Isis videos combined.
    54. Pentagon Hypes 'Surging Sales' for US Missile Makers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The massive US military industrial complex is struggling to keep up, according to officials, with ever-escalating attacks on various targets across the planet, and growing demands from its various customers looking to build up their assorted missile arsenals for assorted wars.
    55. Why big NGOs won't lead the fight on climate change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The cowardly response of prominent climate organizations like 350.org and Avaaz to the protest ban during COP21 demands accountability.
    56. Hilary Benn's speech The media's war footing on Corbyn and Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Britain's media is on a double-war footing. The first war is against Jeremy Corbyn, and is countering the threat that Corbyn's more popular policies may gain even wider support. The second war is for Britain's ongoing right to bomb somewhere whenever elites want.
    57. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
      Ecosocialism, environment, and urban gardening

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urban gardening, the destruction of olive trees, and how the police are able to use Google's timeline feature to track you every move, now and years into the past.
    58. Defense Contractors Cite "Benefits" of Escalating Conflicts in the Middle East
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Major defense contractors Raytheon, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin assured investors at a Credit Suisse conference in West Palm Beach this week that they stand to gain from the escalating conflicts in the Middle East.
    59. 'Only I and my paper were prosecuted'
      Journalist who exposed Turkey's hospitality for jihadists

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Jihad fighters are treated in Turkey with state complicity; Journalist Dogu Eroglu of the opposition daily BirGun (One Day) was prosecuted.
    60. Gun Industry Executives Say Mass Shootings Are Good for Business
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Behind closed doors, speaking with investors and Wall Street analysts, the gun industry views mass shootings as an opportunity to make lots of money.
    61. Ian Angus: COP21, the climate crisis, and ecosocialism
      An interview with Ian Angus

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An interview with Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus. Angus says 'The environmental question is the most important problem that we face in the 21st century: If we don’t recognize its centrality, our politics will be irrelevant.'
    62. Activists Track Down Racist Trolls Who Thought They Were Anonymous and Brilliantly Embarrass Them
      A Brazilian group is turning racist social media messages into signs everyone can see.

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Recently, the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced it had turned off comments on stories about Tamir Rice because "just about every piece we published about Tamir immediately became a cesspool of hateful, inflammatory or hostile comments."
    63. Climate Technofix: Weaving Carbon into Gold and Other Myths of "negative emissions"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      When the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) published their most recent fifth assessment report, something surprising and deeply disturbing was lurking in the small print in chapter three on “mitigation”.
    64. Deadliest Terror in the World: The West's Latest Gift to Africa
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Nigeria's Boko Haram are now officially the deadliest terror group in the world. That they have reached this position is a direct consequence of Cameron and Co's war on Libya - and one that was perhaps not entirely unintended.
    65. Arthur Topham's Political Beliefs May Just Be Illegal
      The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham: Part 3

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On November 7, 2015, Arthur Topham was convicted of inciting hatred against a racial group, the Jewish people. Mr. Topham maintains a website, Radical Free Press, in which he publishes and comments upon various documents. These documents include The Elders of the Protocols of Zion, various anti-Zionist texts, and a tract entitled Germany Must Perish, first published in 1941 and then satirized by Mr. Topham as Israel Must Perish.
    66. Ayatollah BBC and #ExMuslimBecause
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Whilst we mourn our dead in Paris, we must not forget the countless others killed by ISIS and Islamists, including this very month in Lebanon, Nigeria, Mali, Iraq, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan... as well as those executed perfectly legally via Sharia laws in Iran, Saudi Arabia... The refugee crisis is in large part due to this unbridled brutality. In fact, if there ever was a "right" time to challenge Islam and Islamism, it is now.
    67. Bahraini photographer sentenced to ten years in prison
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A Bahraini criminal court has sentenced freelance photographer Sayed Ahmed Al Mousawi to 10 years in prison on a terrorism charge and has stripped him of his nationality. Reporters Without Borders condemns this arbitrary trial of a journalist who just covered pro-democracy demonstrations.
    68. Black November for journalists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns Pakistani journalist Hafeez Ur Rehman's murder on 22 November in Kohat, a city in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was the second journalist to be murdered in this province in less than a month.
    69. EU urged to press Erdogan to free newspaper editor
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) appeals to the European Union and to all its member states to use a summit with Turkey in Brussels on 29 November to demand the release of Can Dündar, the editor of the daily Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gül, his Ankara bur
    70. IFJ condemns cyber-bullying against female journalists ahead of the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Each year, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Gender Council stand in solidarity with the UN Campaign to Eliminate Violence Against Women on Nov 25 by highlighting its campaign to eliminate violence against women journalists
    71. The IFJ denounces the use of anti-terrorism law against Tunisian media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) have expressed their concerns over the use by the Tunisian government of the anti-terrorism law to muzzle media.
    72. IFJ and EFJ urge Turkey to immediately release journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) today called on the Turkish authorities to immediately release journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül and to drop all charges against them.
    73. IFJ joins Palestinian journalists in discussing the role of media in covering conflicts
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A delegation of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined yesterday in Ramallah city the national conference organised by the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS) on the 'Role of Media in Covering Conflicts'.
    74. Onlinecensorship.org Tracks Content Takedowns by Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Sites
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Visualizing Impact launched Onlinecensorship.org on November 19, 2015, a new platform to document the who, what, and why of content takedowns on social media sites.
    75. Other Voices - The Connexions Newsletter - Climate Change and Social Change
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The November 21, 2015 issue of Other Voices is now out. This issue spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address.
    76. Police Ripped Off More Stuff Than Burglars Did Last Year
      Civil asset forfeiture is big business for cops

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Law enforcement use of asset forfeiture laws to seize property -- often without a criminal conviction or even an arrest -- has gone through the roof in recent years, and now the cops are giving the criminals a run for their money, and winning.
    77. Shock, outrage as Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to death
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      PEN International, English PEN and PEN American Center strongly condemn the Saudi Arabian authorities' decision to sentence Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy, and call for his immediate release.
    78. Climate and competitiveness in the tar sands
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Anytime the oil barons and baronesses are smiling for the cameras with NGOs and politicians, we should at least be interested, if not outright worried. Was the release of Alberta’s new climate change strategy just an occasion for the oil execs to ham it up for the cameras pretending all is well or do they have truly something to be smiling about?
    79. Challengers vow to publish Anne Frank diaries as foundation moves to keep control of copyright
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Charity that guards world-renowned account of a Jewish girl's life in hiding from the Nazis says copyright - which some argue ends this year - extends from father's death.
    80. NGOs condemn sentencing of Bahraini photographer to ten years in prison
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Award-winning photographer Sayed Ahmed al-Mousawi was sentenced on Monday, 23 November 2015, to 10 years in prison and had his nationality revoked, along with 12 others, after covering a series of demonstrations in early 2014.
    81. Orange the World: End Violence Against Women and Girls
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Today, on International Day to End Violence Against Women and Girls, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) stands in solidarity with its Asia Pacific affiliates on the issue of violence against women working in the media.
    82. Stronger Locks, Better Security
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What if, in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, or cybersecurity attacks on companies and government agencies, the FBI had come to the American people and said: In order to keep you safe, we need you to remove all the locks on your doors and windows and replace them with weaker ones. It's because, if you were a terrorist and we needed to get to your house, your locks might slow us down or block us entirely. So Americans, remove your locks! And American companies: stop making good locks!
    83. Brussels 'Revolving Door' Keeps Relationship Cozy Between Big Energy and EU Decision Makers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Brussels 'revolving door' has allowed Big Energy to remain close to European climate and energy decision makers ahead of December's Paris COP21 climate talks, a new report shows.
    84. How 'twisted' early childhood education has become - from a child development expert
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Nancy Carlsson-Paige is an early childhood development expert who has been at the forefront of the debate on how best to educate -- and not educate -- the youngest students. She is a professor emerita of education at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where she taught teachers for more than 30 years and was a founder of the university’s Center for Peaceable Schools. She is also a founding member of a nonprofit called Defending the Early Years, which commissions research about early childhood education and advocates for sane policies for young children.
    85. The incredible plan to make money grow on trees
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      One of the most cutting-edge projects to tackle climate change is being pioneered in one of the most remote, undeveloped countries on earth. Does it have any hope of succeeding?
    86. 'It's a New Day': Why Environmentalists Need to Change Their Strategy Under Trudeau Government
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Now that Justin Trudeau and the Liberals have taken the helm, advocates have high hopes for a course correction on the environment and energy files. But after nearly a decade of working under hostile conditions, environmentalists need to make a course correction of their own if they want to effectively influence public policy, experts say.
    87. The tawdry fall of the Postmedia newspaper empire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It was the morning of Friday, June 22, 2012. Murphy, The Province's long-time staff cartoonist, was meeting with Moriarty in the editor's office on the fifth floor of the paper's headquarters on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. The discussion between Murphy and Moriarty was heated; after all, Moriarty was informing Murphy that an animation the cartoonist had produced was being pulled off the web.
    88. WTO Ruling on Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling Illustrates Supremacy of Trade Agreements
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      International trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) need to be carefully examined piece by piece because they can take precedence over a country's own laws.
    89. Anger rises as Brazilian mine disaster threatens river and sea with toxic mud
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Conservationists and engineers battle to reduce the ecological fallout as mud and iron-ore residue from the BHP Billiton-Vale dam collapse flows down the Rio Doce to the Atlantic.
    90. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
      Climate Change and Social Change

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a product of an economic system whose driving force is the need to grow and accumulate. Nor does it affect everyone equally: those with wealth and power can buy themselves what they need to continue living comfortably for years to come - everything from air conditioning to food to police and soldiers to protect their secure bubbles - while those who are poor and powerless find their lives increasingly impossible. A serious effort to address climate change therefore means social change and economic change.
    91. Climate crisis: seaweed, coffee and cement could save the planet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Greenhouse gas levels are on track to exceed the worst-case scenario. But, as world leaders meet in Paris for the UN climate summit this month, Tim Flannery argues that there are still realistic grounds for hope.
    92. Energy Revolution Is Possible... And It Would Only Take 782 Rich People To Pay For It
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Fewer than 800 of the world's wealthiest people could power half the world with 100 percent renewable energy within 15 years, report says.
    93. Restoring a safe climate: Impossible dream or dangerous distraction?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Green house gases are at a level where drastic and far-reaching measures need
      to be implemented; however authors caution against invoking emergency measures
      that involve geo-engineering.
    94. What's really at stake at the Paris climate conference now marches are banned
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The decision to ban demonstrations at the Paris Climate Conference in the wake of the attacks will marginalize those who are most affected by climate change.
    95. Overwhelmed NSA Surprised to Discover Its Own Surveillance "Goldmine" on Venezuela's Oil Executives
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A top-secret National Security Agency document, dated 2011, describes how, by "sheer luck," an analyst was able to access the communications of top officials of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela.
    96. Prelude to Paris: Four Tragic Tactics by President Obama and Four Climate Justice Proposals He Must Support
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In December 2015 the world's governments meet in Paris for a truly historic event -- the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference. (UNFCCC). The objective of the conference is to protect Mother Earth from the assault of its most ungrateful inhabitants. The challenge is whether Homo sapiens, especially those of the ruling classes of the United States and Europe, can be civilized by the rest of the world before it is too late for all of us.
    97. COP21, Paris: 'Another world is possible, necessary and urgent'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The greatest danger of the Paris conference is that the global South will be bullied into to accepting a terrible deal rather than leave with none at all. That gives civil society an essential role - to support the resistance of developing country representatives inside the summit to an unjust and ineffective agreement imposed on them by the rich, powerful, high-emitting nations.
    98. A Call For A Fair Shares Agreement: Will Justice Prevail in Paris?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      For most people the word justice conjures up images of superheroes and supreme courts. It seems a grand notion with little bearing on the practicalities of daily life. And when applied to the climate crisis it seems even less comprehensible. But the shocking thing about climate justice is that not only can it be calculated -- it can be achieved.
    99. Fossil Fuel Industry Benefits from $20 Billion in Subsidies in the U.S.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A new joint investigative report by Oil Change International and the Overseas Development Institute reveals that, in the United States alone, the fossil fuel industry has benefited from over $20 billion per year in government subsidies between 2008-2015.
    100. Marc Morano's Climate Hustle Film Set For Paris Premiere With Same Old Denial Myths
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Marc Morano is never short of a superlative or two, but when it has come to promoting his long-gestating documentary Climate Hustle, the climate science denialist extraodinaire has been outdoing himself.
    101. Environmental racism in the US - black communities fight for justice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Landfill sites, giant hog farms, incinerators and other 'bad neighbor' industries in the US tend to be situated in African American communities. The Environmental Protection Agency is legally obliged to prevent 'environmental racism', but from California to Michigan, low-income communities of color have been waiting years for it to take a stand. Now, backed by Earthjustice, they are forcing the issue - in the courts.
    102. Lest We Forget: Tar Sands and War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Over the past decade, Canada has been a war profiteer and fuel tank for the US military, who have killed well over a million people since the turn of the new millennium.
    103. Only Edward Snowden Can Save James Bond
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Bond is doomed because early in the movie Spectre, the otherwise benevolent Q, muttering something about nanotechnology and microchips, injects him with "smart blood."
    104. When We Fight, We Fuck Shit Up: Keystone XL and Delegitimizing Fossil Fuels
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Keystone XL had become a household name when over 1200 people participated in two weeks of sit-ins at the White House demanding that Barack Obama reject the pipeline.
    105. Annex Chess Club Bonfire Swiss
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      From Guy Fawkes celebrations to Irish Samhain to Indian Diwali, it is a good time of year for a bonfire! At Annex Chess Club we're lighting up Monday evenings with our Bonfire Swiss Tournament
    106. FAJ Condemns the Arrest and Intimidation of Three Journalists in Zimbabwe
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Africa Group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the arrest of three journalists from The Sunday Mail in Harare, Zimbabwe on Monday, 2 November, 2015
    107. Health for All Welcomes Liberal Plan to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Health for All applauds the new federal government's pledge to fully restore the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) in response to years of public pressure. We look forward to a quick reinstatement of the original program, and hope it is a first step towards providing health coverage for everyone who is uninsured in Canada.
    108. IFJ backs Iraqi affiliate's legal action against closure of media houses in the Kurdistan region
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today backed its Iraqi Kurdistan affiliate, the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate (KJS), and its legal action against the security forces in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG), following the shutting down
    109. IFJ, EFJ and TGS demand an end to oppression of journalists in post-election Turkey
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) and their affiliate the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) reviewed the implications for journalists and trade union rights following the victory of the Justice and Development
    110. India's Indigenous Peoples organise to protect forests, waters and commons
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      India's neoliberal government is attempting the mass seizure of indigenous lands, commons and forests in order to hand them over for corporate exploitation with mines, dams and plantations. But tribal communities are rising up to resist the takeover, which is not only morally reprehensible but violates India's own laws and international human rights obligations.
    111. How Law Enforcement Can Use Google Timeline To Track Your Every Move
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The recent expansion of Google's Timeline feature can provide investigators unprecedented access to users' location history data, allowing them in many cases to track a person's every move over the course of years. The expansion of Google's Timeline feature, launched in July 2015, allows investigators to request detailed information about where someone has been -- down to the longitude and latitude -- over the course of years.
    112. 17 Year Old Canadian Documentary Filmmaker Awarded Kim Phuc Youth Award for Peace
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Kasha Sequoia Slavner, 17 year old filmmaker, writer & advocate for peace was selected as the recipient of the first ever KIM PHUC YOUTH AWARD FOR PEACE by The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, for her commitment to lead
    113. U.S. Journalists Who Instantly Exonerated Their Government of the Kunduz Hospital Attack, Declaring it an "Accident"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Shortly after the news broke of the U.S. attack on a Doctors without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, there was abundant evidence suggesting (not proving, but suggesting) that the attack was no accident.
    114. Batteries and renewables - believe the hype!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Discusses one of the biggest technological developments of our climate-stressed times: the large-scale storage of renewable energy.
    115. 'Let's Bring In Our Pentagon Spokesman' - Bombing Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      If you want to get close to the 'defence' establishment, you better be close to the 'defence' establishment: ideologically, sympathetically, 'patriotically'.
    116. Secular publisher hacked to death in Bangladesh by religious group
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) deplores the brutal murder of a secular publisher in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on Saturday October 31, 2015.
    117. Senior journalist gunned down in Pakistan
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly condemning the killing of senior tribal journalist in the Tank district of Khyber Pahktunkhwa province in Pakistan on November 3, 2015.
    118. Climate change: It's going to take a revolution
      Resource Type: Film
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A new video by Suhail Ilyas: The growing strength of the climate movement around the world gives us great hope, but it's going to take a revolution to make the world inhabitable for future generations.
    119. Special Focus: Israeli Occupying Forces Assault Journalists in the OPT
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As Israeli violations escalate against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), journalists and media professionals have also been the subjects of Israeli attacks.
    120. White Poppy Campaign distribution
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace will distribute free White Poppies in Toronto on Sunday, November 9, 2015 at the corner of King and John Streets from 1pm - 1:30pm. Members will be making white poppies at our conference events this weekend.
    121. How will we get to an ecological civilization?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Capitalism's infrastructure, which is designed to dominate nature, cannot simply be taken over and used for an ecological transformation. Only a complete, root-and-branch change will do the job.
    122. Down on the disappearing bayou

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A look at the destruction of wetlands along the Louisiana Coast as a result of rising sea levels and the practices of the hydrocarbon industry.
    123. Help IFEX mark 2 November by saying 'No' to Impunity
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      2 November marks the United Nations International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Currently, 9 out of 10 cases of journalist killings go unsolved and unpunished. This leads to a culture of impunity where critical voices are silenced
    124. How to Promote a Just Transition and Break out of the jobs vs. environment trap
      A Superfund for Workers

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A strategy has been emerging to protect workers and communities whose livelihoods may be threatened by climate protection policies. Protecting those who lose their jobs due to necessary environmental policies has often been referred to as a "just transition."
    125. Insurance and the orgin of big data
      Between the ledger and the computer was the card index - the basis of the mass commodification of personal insurance

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A historical look at the origins of 'Big Data' and the collection of personal information by corporate America in the early 20th century.
    126. The Search for Negative Evidence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Everyone loves a mystery. Solve one in science, and accolades are forthcoming. Not so, however, in the realm of the paranormal, where evidence, logic, and theories are often stood on their heads. Whereas forensic scientists, say, begin with the evidence and let it lead to the most likely solution to a mystery, "parascientists" typically begin with the desired answer and work backward to the evidence, employing confirmation bias: They look for that which seems to confirm their prior-held belief and seek to discredit whatever -- or whoever -- would argue against it.
    127. IFJ and EFJ condemn UK police for using anti-terror laws to seize journalist's laptop
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) joined their member union in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the National of Journalists (NUJ), to condemn the use by the UK police of special powers under the Terrorism Act
    128. IFJ launches Strengthening Media in the Pacific report
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched Strengthening Media in the Pacific - an insight into the media landscape and working conditions for media workers in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
    129. IFJ welcomes release of Iranian journalist and repeats its appeal for freedom of association in Iran
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the release of journalist and Association of Iranian journalists (AoIJ)'s board member Aliezra Rajaee on 26 October.
    130. Police storm opposition media outlets four days ahead of Turkish elections
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns an all-out government offensive against a media group whose parent company, Koza Ipek Holding, is owned by an ally of Fethullah Gülen, an influential Muslim preacher who once backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    131. Pumpkins are food!
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What is really unfortunate about the tradition of pumpkin carving is the waste of food as the vast majority of these pumpkins are destined for destruction. Pumpkin is a highly nutritious vegetable. The seeds and the flesh are packed with vitamins &
    132. RSF calls for the UN to appoint a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a call to the UN to take concrete action by creating the position of a Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists
    133. Saudi king urged to pardon Sakharov Prize laureate
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its appeal to Saudi Arabia's King Salman to pardon Raif Badawi, a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison who has just been awarded the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov
    134. Second Indian journalist killed this month
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the murder of an Indian journalist in Bihar in northern India on October 24. The IFJ demand immediate action from the Indian government to end the attacks and violence against the country's
    135. Syrian citizen-journalist murdered in Turkey
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish government to do everything possible to identify those responsible for murdering Syrian citizen-journalist Ibrahim Abd al-Qader in the southeastern city of Sanliurfa, where he had lived as a refugee
    136. Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Fire is raging across the 5,000km length of Indonesia.It is hard to convey the scale of this inferno, but here’s a comparison that might help: it is currently producing more carbon dioxide than the US economy. And in three weeks the fires have released more CO2 than the annual emissions of Germany.
    137. Why Is The Daily Beast's Russia Critic Silent About So Many Hideous Abuses?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A comprehensive review by The Intercept of the writings of Sam Charles Hamad - author of this Daily Beast article accusing the "global left" of remaining "silent" on abuses by Russia - reveals that he has been completely silent, shockingly and appallingly so, about the following wide array of severe global injustices, never once writing about, let alone condemning...
    138. Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change. Newly launched Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights - Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers.
    139. Why Exxon Executives Deserve the Ultimate Punishment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In a series of articles based on internal documents from Exxon Mobil going back to the 1970s and on interviews with former company scientists and employees, ICN shows that Exxon's "own research confirmed fossil fuels' role in global warming decades ago." Yes, decades ago -- during the late 1970s to be precise.
    140. Women for Peace Applaud Prime Minister Designate Trudeau
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      We applaud the decision of Prime Minister Designate Trudeau to withdraw from Syria the six Canadian fighter jets. We strongly encourage you to re-align Canada's responses to violent conflict, threats of war, and war with actions grounded in the Uni
    141. EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Librarian of Congress has granted security researchers and others the right to inspect and modify the software in their cars and other vehicles, despite protests from vehicle manufacturers.
    142. The fight again tar sands is about more than the environment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Indigenous rights defender Eriel Deranger explains how the struggle against tar sands mining is about protecting her people's rights and culture.
    143. IFJ launches 2015 global campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched its annual global campaign to hold world governments and de facto authorities accountable for impunity records for crimes targeting journalists.
    144. IFJ welcomes action plan on media safety from the international gathering on Yemen
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A one-day international meeting agreed on an action plan to address the horrific situation facing journalists in Yemen.
    145. Journalists threatened and news website hacked in the Maldives
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists strongly criticizes the hacking of Maldivian news website, Addu Live, and the threats made against its journalists. The IFJ calls on the Maldivian government to condemn the threats and ensure the safety
    146. Lockdown: the end of growth in the tar sands
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Climate change is here and now. And if world leaders had heeded scientific warnings 30 years ago, 20 years ago, 10 years ago, or even as recently as the Copenhagen climate conference in 2009 -- it's possible we would be well on our way to securing the decarbonized future that the world desperately needs.
    147. MEAA concerned by media restrictions on asylum seeker policy
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in raising strong concerns about the media restrictions that surround Australia's asylum seeker policy and its offshore immigration detention centres.
    148. NYT Hypes Russian Threat to the Internet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As if Americans didn't already have enough to worry about in regards to the recently resurrected Red Menace, we can now add the fear that those devious Russians are threatening to -- horror of horrors -- bring down the Internet.
    149. Threatening email orders Bangladeshi media to fire women
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns the threats against news media and bloggers contained in a email that was sent to a score of Bangladeshi print and broadcast media outlets on 19 October, and calls on the authorities to take concrete measures
    150. 'Yes, I Lied': Vindicating Villagers, Star Chevron Witness Busted for Perjury
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Chevron has taken the people of Ecuador and the U.S. court system on a ride, full of lies, deliberate delay, and obstruction of justice, says Amazon Watch.
    151. New Evidence Shows Main Chevron Witness Lied In $9.5 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A key witness has admitted under oath that he lied on behalf of Chevron, the California oil multinational, when the company sued to overturn a $9.5 billion verdict for pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
    152. Confronting the Ecological Emergency
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In April 2014, two different teams of American glaciologists, specialists in the Antarctic, reached -- by different methods, based on observation -- the same conclusion: because of global warming, a portion of the ice sheet has begun to dislocate, and this dislocation is irreversible.
    153. Global Investment Funds Leaders Plan to Unleash Growth Opportunities
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      RIO DE JANEIRO - October 21, 2015 - Leaders of the global investment funds industry gathered in Rio de Janeiro this week to discuss recent trends in local and regional markets and consider the new drivers of growth for investment funds worldwide.
    154. No to 'Climate Smart Agriculture', yes to agroecology
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Climate Smart Agriculture sounds like a great idea. But in truth it's a PR front for international agribusiness to promote corporate agriculture, pesticides and fertilisers at COP21, with a heavy dose of greenwash. Countries must resist the siren calls - and give their support to true agroecology that sustains soil, health, life and climate.
    155. Sick Sophistry: BBC News On Afghan Hospital "Mistakenly" Bombed by United States
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      One of the defining features of the corporate media is that Western crimes are ignored or downplayed. The US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on the night of October 3, 2015, is an archetypal example.
    156. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for September 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON - October 19, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending September 30, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.19 trillion.
    157. Australia: Journalists' sources under threat with data retention regime
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the commencement of new data retention laws in Australia.
    158. Forty years on: Balibo victims remembered with scholarship
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) today, commemorate the 40th anniversary of the killing of the Balibo Five in East Timor, with the establishment of a scholarship
    159. Freedom of information essential for peace in Turkey
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      At a time of alarming developments centred on the Kurdish issue, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a report exploring the relationship between this issue and media freedom in Turkey.
    160. The Harper Years: Tough Times For Reporters In Canada
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As federal elections will be held in Canada on October 19, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reviews the evolution of freedom of the press and information during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's tenure. It is not a pretty picture.
    161. Afghan media respond to Taliban threats against TV channels
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In an alarming statement published on the group's website on Monday 12 October, 2015, the Taliban said the two TV channels are legitimate targets and no employee, anchor, office, news team or reporter associated with either station is safe henceforth.
    162. US Dispatched a Murderous AC-130 Airborne Gunship to Attack a Hospital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Evidence continues to mount that the US committed a monstrous war crime in attacking and destroying a fully operational hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on the night of Oct. 3, 2015, killing at least 22 people including at least 12 members of the volunteer medical staff of Medicine Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), the French based international aid organization that operated the hospital.
    163. No Grades in Higher Education Now!
      Is the Revolution any closer?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Author and social scientist Stuart Tannock has recently published a historical and critical overview of the practice of grading in education.
    164. The Bro Job: Why 'Straight' Men Secretly Have Sex With Each Other
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The term "bro job" generally refers to sex acts taking place between heterosexual men. The phenomenon was recently explored by Dr. Jane Ward in her book Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men, who suggests it's a lot more common than most people may think.
    165. Opinion: It's gettin' hot in here... so take back all your carbon
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In Africa rapidly rising temperatures foreshadow increased drought, famine and disease. The most vulnerable populations -- of which millions are smallholder farmers -- need solutions, and they need them now.
    166. The End of Academic Freedom in America: the Case of Steven Salaita
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In the years I spent at Columbia University, there was always some professor or another coming under attack from the Israel lobby. But no matter the intensity of the witch-hunt, I was always proud to see my employer stand up for the free speech rights of the faculty.
    167. WikiLeaks Reveals How the US Aggressively Pursued Regime Change in Syria, Igniting a Bloodbath
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In 2010, WikiLeaks became a household name by releasing 251,287 classified State Department cables. The essays that make up The WikiLeaks Files shed critical light on a once secret history.
    168. Canadian Voice of Women wants to Make for Space for Peace this election
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canadian Voice of Women wants to Make for Space for Peace this election. National peace organization calls on leaders to take pledge for peace and supports its twelve priorities.
    169. TPP: Big Pharma's Big Deal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      We still don't know all the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal tentatively agreed to on Oct. 5 by negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim countries, but already critics are slamming it for many reasons, including its generous concessions to the pharmaceutical industry.
    170. TPP is "Worst Trade Agreement" for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without Borders
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries, said Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement following the signing of the TPP trade deal.
    171. October 19, 2015 is Voting Day: Are You Registered To Vote?
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Check, update or complete your voter registration at elections.ca or call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868. You can register in advance until October 13 at 6 pm local time. After that, you must register when you vote.
    172. Fantasy technology won't stop climate change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Climate negotiators are promising 'negative emissions' using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It's the wrong way to go.
    173. Media Are Blamed as US Bombing of Afghan Hospital Is Covered Up
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      After the US airstrikes that hit an MSF (Medecins Sans Frontières) hospital, many news outlets have depicted the event in a way that evades any American responsibility.
    174. No Safe Harbor: How NSA Spying Undermined U.S. Tech and Europeans' Privacy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The spread of knowledge about the NSA's surveillance programs has shaken the trust of customers in U.S. Internet companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple: especially non-U.S. customers who have discovered how weak the legal protections over their data is under U.S. law.
    175. Up against the clock: Climate, social movements and Marxism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The time frame is incredibly short. The problem is not one for future generations but for our generation, those of us who are alive now. If we continue to produce greenhouse gas emissions at the rate we have been we will have used up the carbon needed to take us to 2°C warming in the next 30 years.
    176. Earning a Profit from Global Warming
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As evidence mounts that a warming world is hurtling toward the point of no return, the plan of the world's governments is to make adjustments to the ability of corporations to profit from polluting. Short-term profits continue to be elevated above the long-term health of the environment.
    177. Pesticides, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Acceptable Death
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In 1900, cancer killed three people in America out of every hundred. Today, it's 33 out of every 100 -- more than one-in-four Americans die from cancer. These figures come from Dr. Joseph Weissman, a professor of medicine at UCLA. Weissman reckons that a fair slice of this explosion in cancer mortality can be laid at the door of petro-chemicals, particularly those used by the food industry.
    178. Big media versus the people
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A look how "Big Media" shapes public attitudes, the economy, culture, leisure and education, and how governments have developed close relationships with the press in a way which has not been in the public interest.
    179. Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Socialist thought is re-emerging at the forefront of the movement for global ecological and social change.
    180. Why Logging Forests After Wildfires is Ecologically Destructive
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Bond exposes three prevailing falsehoods about logging that the U.S. Forest Service disseminates.
    181. Adblockers and Innovative Ad Companies are Working Together to Build a More Privacy-Friendly Web
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Eckersley and Toner talk more about the coalition between tracker and ad-blocker companies that will respect a 'Do Not Track' policy.
    182. A Brief History of Penis Worship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    183. British journalists face five years in prison for filming without permit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the prosecution of British journalists Rebecca Prosser and Neil Bonner, who were arrested by the Indonesia navy in the Malacca Strait on 28 May for filming without a press visa and whose trial began yesterday.
    184. Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations
      Processes of Creative Self-Destruction

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The authors examine the intricate relationship between corporations and climate change, while also looking at how corporations shape political and social responses to climate change.
    185. Joe Oliver: Sign the ClimateFast Pledge!
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Fast and Vigil at Finance Minister Joe Oliver's office. 7 am to 7 pm, Thursday October 1st, candlelighting 7 pm. ClimateFast members will hold a fast and vigil for climate action outside the office of Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver
    186. Online Ad Company Adopts New 'Do Not Track' Standard for Web Browsing
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Adzerk Joins Coalition Delivering Stronger Privacy and a Way Forward in the Ad Blocking Impasse
    187. Press freedom dealt a serious blow as two AFP reporters are attacked by Israeli soldiers in Nablus
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Condemnation of the appalling attack on two AFP reporters by Israeli soldiers and calling for end of impunity enjoyed by Israeli army which undermines freedom of information.
    188. RSF calls for release of six journalists sentenced to life imprisonment
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      While Egypt's president has just claimed on CNN that his country enjoys unprecedented freedom of expression, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that tomorrow a court will begin hearing the appeals of six unjustly detained journalists
    189. RSF tells Netanyahu attitude of Israeli soldiers towards media is unacceptable
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In response to recent cases of violence against journalists by members of Israel's security forces, Reporters Without Borders writes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to end the climate of impunity enjoyed by the Israel Defenc
    190. Single-Payer Health Care and the Case Against Clicktivism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What’s the next step in the campaign for single-payer universal health care in the United States? Single Payer Now's Don Bechler says we have to hit the streets.
    191. Turkey: Kurdish daily attacked and 32 journalists interrogated
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The offices of the Kurdish daily newspaper Azadiya Welat and Kurdish news agency DIHA in Diyabakir (Turkey) have been attacked on 28/09/2015 by police forces and 32 journalists and media workers were taken into custody for interrogation
    192. US-Funded NGO in Syria Uses Old Photo to Claim Civilian Death in Russian Airstrikes
      Group Lashes Russian Official on Twitter for Noting Picture Wasn't Real

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The "White Helmets" organization, heavily funded by the US State Department, has claimed that Russia killed 33 civilians in its attacks. The NGO attached a photo to the story which was pointed out to be from an incident five days prior and not related to Russia.
    193. Zunar targeted again under Malaysia's Sedition Act
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticizes the Malaysian governmen's continued attack against freedom of expression, following the investigation into political cartoonist, Zunar's latest book.
    194. The Big Secret That Makes the FBI's Anti-Encryption Campaign a Big Lie
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      McLaughlin discusses how hacking techniques and their increasing use are justified in a prevalent way by the American government.
    195. After the Sands
      Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      After the Sands outlines a vision and a road map to transitioning Canada to a low-carbon society. Despite its oil abundance, with no strategic reserves, Canada is woefully unprepared for the next global oil supply crisis. There's no good reason for Canadians to use much more oil per capita than people in other sparsely populated, northern countries like Norway, Finland and Sweden -- nations that use 27 to 39 percent less oil per person. In After the Sands, Alberta-based political economist Gordon Laxer proposes a bold strategy of deep conservation and a Canada-first perspective to ensure that all Canadians have sufficient energy at affordable prices.
    196. Paris Climate Agreement Threatened by Trade Deals
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. has galvanized discussion about climate change and raised hopes for the upcoming December COP21 Paris climate change talks. Those talks are intended to lead to a multilateral agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with serious pledges from the many participating countries.
    197. Profiled
      From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users' Online Identities

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Amid a renewed push from the U.K. government for more surveillance powers, more than two dozen documents being disclosed by The Intercept reveal for the first time several major strands of GCHQ’s (Government Communications Headquarters) existing electronic eavesdropping capabilities.
    198. Beijing imposes its propaganda beyond its borders
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As Chinese President Xi Jinping continues a week-long official visit to the United States that began on 22 September, Reporters Without Borders condemns China's policy of exporting its information control and censorship model to the four corners of the world.
    199. Turkey's journalists call for solidarity in struggle for their right to report
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      During a conference hosted by the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and the Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) leading journalists from across the political spectrum united in condemning the surge in attacks on press freedom led by the governmen
    200. Corbyn and confronting media power
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Corbyn may be right not to respect a media establishment that has shown little signs of respecting him but he urgently needs a strategy with which to confront it.
    201. Harper's Stolen Majority: Voter Suppression
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Beit Zatoun is sponsoring a talk by Prof. Michael Keefer on Conservative voter suppression in 2011 and 2015. The talk is at Beit Zatoun in Toronto of Friday October 2.
    202. Renewable Energy
      Cleaner, Fairer Ways To Power The Planet

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Few people doubt the threat of climate change and the urgent need to conquer fossil fuel addiction. But can renewable sources of energy ever be sufficient to provide modern societies with a decent quality of life? This book is clear. They can. And it outlines the strategies to break the barriers to a 100% renewable world.
    203. With Virtual Machines, Getting Hacked Doesn't Have To Be That Bad
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Lee explains how to install and use a virtual machine, a fake computer running inside the real computer.
    204. The past belongs to everyone: British Library calls on public to help piece together history
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As the British Library thrusts itself into the digital age, more than a million images from its archives are available online. And it wants the public's help to expand what is known about them.
    205. What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. How can we stop him? Here is a factsheet which can be downloaded, printed, and distributed as a two-sided flyer.
    206. Come Again? Second Thoughts on My Ashley Madison Affair
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    207. Enbridge Line 9 Work Disrupted as Demonstrators Demand an End to Tar Sands, Fracking
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Opponents of Enbridge's Line 9 Tar Sands and fracking pipeline are in Port Hope at the site of testing operations of the controversial pipeline.
    208. Fish habitat protection waning under Harper government, analysis finds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A statistical analysis of the Conservative government's changes to environmental laws and procedures suggests Ottawa has "all but abandoned" attempts to protect Canada's lakes and rivers.
    209. Weed Whackers
      Monsanto, glyphosate, and the war on invasive species

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On a Friday evening in January, a thousand people at the annual California Native Plant Society conference in San Jose settled down to a banquet and a keynote speech delivered by an environmental historian named Jared Farmer. His chosen topic was the eucalyptus tree and its role in California's ecology and history. The address did not go well.
    210. When Will the Media Really Get Polyamory?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Why do the media so often miss the mark when they write articles or do a feature on polyamory? Why do so many approach the subject with a ready-made idea of what they are looking for?
    211. Alarm sounded as TransCanada set to drill in Bay of Fundy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An open letter was released by 20 groups in New Brunswick opposed to TransCanada's plans to begin drilling in the Bay of Fundy. The procedure has the potential to hurt resident's foundations and drinking water, along with the natural environment.
    212. Towards a two-tiered knowledge society
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On the Conservative government's actions to reduce Internet access and library access to a large portion of the population.
    213. Sources HotLink - August 26, 2015
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Read about unethical corporate behaviours and the impotence in the SEC in regulating the U.S. stock exchange. In media, we find more evidence to support what we already suspect: Fox News is heavily biased. International trade and copyright laws are exploited to the detriment of disabled persons and a civil rights group has taken an ideological about-face. For marketers, publishers and content creators, we feature a guide to viral advertisements and an article expressing the need and some basic guidelines for data security. We also feature a book on Internet censorship.
    214. Email from a Married, Female Ashley Madison User
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The private lives and sexual choices of fully formed adults are usually very complicated and thus impossible to understand -- and certainly impossible to judge -- without wallowing around in the most intimate details, none of which are any of your business. That's a very good reason not to try to sit in judgment and condemn from afar.
    215. Breaking the Media Blackout in Western Sahara
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Zurutuza describes how the Moroccan authorities repress journalists and media coverage of occupied Western Sahara.
    216. The Devil Is In the Details: How Patients' Mental Health Data Is At Risk
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It seems like "Patient doctor confidentiality" doesn’t apply to other doctors. Overly diligent doctors are free to snoop around in the psychiatric medical records of their patients. As if that weren't bad enough, non-psychiatric doctors can highlight this psychiatric history on their patient's medical records. For Julia, doctors will only ever know her as the "woman with bipolar disorder". Not the "mother with a master’s degree".
    217. Inside the Spyware Campaign Against Argentine Troublemakers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor known for doggedly investigating a 1994 Buenos Aires bombing, was targeted by invasive spy software downloaded onto his cellular phone shortly before his mysterious death. The software masqueraded as a confidential document and was intended to infect a Windows computer. An investigation by The Intercept indicates that this targeting was likely not an isolated event.
    218. Once Again, Megaupload User Asks Court for His Files Back
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      When the government seized Megaupload's assets and servers, Goodwin, like many others, lost access to video files containing months of professional work. After years he hasn't been able to get them back.
    219. What publishers should do to implement data privacy protection
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      With advancing technology, increased cloud integration and general increased reliance on vulnerable networks, keeping information away from skilled 'hacktivists' and tech-savvy malicious misfits is becoming harder by the day.
    220. Canada's top medical journal says Harper is undermining public health care
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The current issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal features an editorial written by Deputy Editor Dr. Matthew Stanbrook slamming the Harper Conservatives for weakening public health care in Canada. "For much of the last decade, Canadian federal health policy has been conspicuous by its absence," Stanbrook says, adding "in recent years, the federal government has neglected [its health care] responsibilities, even when courts have ordered them to do otherwise." The Conservatives are undermining and under-funding Canada's public healthcare system, spurning collaboration with the provinces and essentially removing the federal government from the health care business, Stanbrook suggests.
    221. Why the federal government must lead in health care
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      For much of the last decade, Canadian federal health policy has been conspicuous by its absence. During that time, the federal government has walked away from collaborating with the provinces through the Council of the Federation and declined to renew the First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care; dithered on public health measures of glaringly obvious benefit, such as tobacco control and asbestos elimination; ignored and disbanded expert advisory panels on health issues; weakened the authority of the public health agency; muzzled scientists; eliminated the long form census, the best source of information on regional disparities relevant to health; and eroded research support, while increasingly tying what remains to business interests rather than health benefits.
    222. New Documents and Reports Confirm AT&T and NSA's Longstanding Surveillance Partnership
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reports today in the New York Times and ProPublica confirm what EFF's Jewel v. NSA lawsuit has claimed since 2008 -- that the NSA and AT&T have collaborated to build a domestic surveillance infrastructure, resulting in unconstitutional seizure and search of of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of Americans' Internet communications.
    223. Cue Collective Eye Roll: Harper Appoints Kinder Morgan Consultant to Pipeline Regulator
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The purpose of the National Energy Board, like any regulator, is to be unprofitable. In fact, over half of NEB's board members are pipeline mommies, a.k.a. oil industry professionals.
      The NEB refuses to take climate change into consideration in their review, even though scientists have made clear that more pipelines will lock us into a very hot, very grim future.
    224. "Shawkan" in very poor health after two years of provisional detention
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders calls for Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid's immediate release and the withdrawal of all the charges against him at his next court appearance on 17 August, three days after he will have completed his second year
    225. San Diego's Facial Recognition Program Shows Why We Need Records on Police Use of Mobile Biometric Technology
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The New York Times has a story out on how San Diego police use mobile facial recognition devices in the field, including potentially on non-consenting residents who aren't suspected of a crime. One account from a retired firefighter is especially alarming.
    226. What We Don't Know Will Hurt Us: Ignorance In The Information Age
      Canada Has Changed

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The war on knowledge is a war on the health of Canadians. We need a government that will embrace the information age and use evidence to improve our lives. We need a government that has the health of Canadians as its greatest priority. Ten years in, it’s clear that that government is not Stephen Harper’s.
    227. As Turkey Bombed Anti-ISIS Fighters, It Hired Lobbying Firm Tied to 2016 Candidates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On July 24, 2015, Turkey launched a massive military campaign that included sweeping attacks against Kurdish forces as well as minor strikes on Islamic State positions south of Turkey’s border. Just five days later, the Turkish government inked a contract to hire a team of prominent lobbyists to add to its already formidable army of influence-peddlers in Washington.
    228. Hillary Clinton on the Sanctity of Protecting Classified Information
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It turns out that at least two of the emails which traversed Hillary Clinton’s personal email account and server were "top secret," according to the inspector general for the Intelligence Community. To describe that as reckless is an understatement given that, as AP notes, "There is no evidence she used encryption to shield the emails or her personal server from foreign intelligence services or other potentially prying eyes." The FBI has now taken possession of that server.
    229. How the 'SlutWalk' Has Transformed the Rape Culture Conversation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It is amidst this wider rape culture, and the ways feminists are fighting back, that SlutWalk not only emerged, but exploded as a global grassroots movement. What is significant about SlutWalk is not the premise; after all, women have been protesting against sexual violence for decades. What is striking about SlutWalk was its ability, despite its feminist roots, to capture the mainstream media's attention.
    230. Sources HotLink - August 12, 2015
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This issue features articles that are centred around the theme of the big overpowering the small; through physical violence, deception, law and slander. Those who are powerful have always exerted their strength to control the thoughts and behaviours of the weak. In the past, it was straightforward -- through force. In modern times, however, this control is much less obvious. For our marketers and public relations specialists, we offer guides in internet marketing: one article on the current state of internet communications and another article on search engine optimization. Also included in this issue is a film about corporate abuse of power and a book on news stories that stand the test of time.
    231. Opposition radio and TV station's regional office ransacked
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is concerned about an attack on a regional branch of Viva, a radio and TV broadcaster owned by former transitional President Andry Rajoelina, the leader of the opposition party Mapar.
    232. Two arrested five years after journalist's disappearance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Free Media Movement (FMM) welcome the arrest of two former military officials over the disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda. The IFJ and FMM urge the government to ensure the investigation is thoroughly completed and all those responsible are brought to justice.
    233. Are Americas Games a Nuclear Weapons-free Zone?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Ground Zero to Global Zero: Hope After 70 Years will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Every August the Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Day Coalition organizes
    234. Medical Privacy Under Threat in the Age of Big Data
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Medical privacy is a high-stakes game, in both human and financial terms, given the growing multibillion-dollar legal market for anonymized medical data. The threats to individuals seeking to protect their medical data can come externally, from data breaches; internally, from "rogue employees" and others with access; or through loopholes in regulations.
    235. IFIC Congratulates OBSI's New Ombudsman and CEO
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) issued a statement today congratulating Sarah P. Bradley on her appointment as the next ombudsman and chief executive officer of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI).
    236. The Biggest Threat to Mexican Journalists Aren't Drug Cartels Anymore
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Northern Mexico and the drug cartels have dangerous reputations; especially for journalists. This should come to a surprise to no one. This year, however, the danger seems to have shifted in both location and source. Of the six journalists that were killed in Mexico this year, all of them were killed in the south; most likely at the hands of police officers and politicians.
    237. Toronto Will Not Wait Until 3 Minutes to Midnight
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On Thursday August 6, 2015 at the Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square, behind the Eaton Centre), Torontonians and their international guests will join to say "Not This City, Not Any City". Canadian Co-president of Parliamentarians for
    238. How to Dismantle the NHS in 10 Easy Steps
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The story of how the British National Health Service (NHS) has been gradually converted into a market-based healthcare system over the past 25 years. This process is accelerating under the Coalition government and the very existence of a National Health Service is in danger.
    239. IFJ condemns killing of third Syrian journalist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today condemned the killing of Syrian journalist Thaer al-Ajlani who died covering fighting between the Syrian army and rebels in Jobar, east of the capital, Damascus.
    240. Nigerian media seek to cope with Boko Haram threat
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This spring, everyone who knew of Adeola Akinremi's plans to travel to northeast Nigeria to report on the tens of thousands displaced by Boko Haram told him to be extremely careful. Some urged him not to go at all. But Akinremi, features editor of the independent daily ThisDay, was set on telling the victims' stories and he set out for Adamawa state the first week of May.
    241. Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
    242. TPP Undermines User Control and That's Disastrous for Accessibility
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens all users' ability to access information and participate in culture and innovation online, but it's especially severe for those with disabilities or who otherwise depend on content in accessible formats. That's because it doubles down on broken policies that were heavily lobbied for by Hollywood and other major publishers that impede the distribution of accessible works.
    243. Mastermind behind murder of human rights lawyer, journalist, sentenced to life in prison
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the sentencing to life in prison today of a Russian nationalist leader in connection with the 2009 fatal attack on human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov, in which Novaya Gazeta journalist Anastasiya Baburova was also killed.
    244. Three journalists suspended after hosting Ugandan opposition leader on radio show
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Three journalists were suspended over hosting an opposition presidential hopeful who is also the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader, Dr. Kizza Besigye, on Baba FM radio, without permission from the radio management. The radio was switched off about 15 minutes into the hour-long talk show, in which Besigye was to discuss his political campaign in Busoga.
    245. Changes to voting system leave Canada worse off
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      How did we end up with this convoluted and discriminatory method of voting when we once had perhaps the best method in the world - door-to-door enumeration and no hard-to-get voter ID requirement?
    246. UN slams UK surveillance law, calls for privacy reforms in Canada, France and Macedonia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In yet another blow to the UK's surveillance proponents, the UN Human Rights Committee has criticised the British legal regime governing the interception of communications, observing that it allows for mass surveillance and lacks sufficient safeguards.
    247. Sources HotLink - July 22, 2015
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This issue features articles on censorship and violence. Closer to home, we look at media and public interpretations of the Charleston massacre. Overseas, we explore brutal police tactics and violent suppression of free expression. For our marketers, feature an expert interview on the current state of print media. Following the tone of the interview, we also feature a guide on incorporation social media into your marketing strategy. Also featured in this article, is a book on environmental exploitation and a movie on worker exploitation.
    248. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for June 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON - July 17, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending June 30, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.22 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM
    249. Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics
      From DDT to Roundup

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The mix of power and politics in the proliferation of pesticides from DDT to Roundup.
    250. Defamation cases quashing press freedom in Indonesia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI) in expressing strong concern for a growing number of criminal defamation charges against the media and public officials. The IFJ and AJI express concerns for the impact such charges have against freedom of expression and call on the government to ensure such charges do not become a tool to silence critics.
    251. UK Fracking Task Force calls for improved safety standards
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A report by the UK Task Force on Shale Gas has called for greater safety and transparency measures to be implemented before widespread fracking occurs across the country.
    252. IFIC Welcomes Two New Members
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON - July 10, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that Botica Capital Management Inc. and TWMG Inc. have become members of IFIC, effective today.
    253. How the British Government subjected thousands of people to chemical and biological warfare trials during Cold War
      Historians had previously thought that such operations were much less extensive

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      During the Cold War, the British Government used the general public as unwitting biological and chemical warfare guinea pigs on a much greater scale than previously thought, according to new historical research.
    254. IFJ and EFJ oppose media restrictions in the newly-enacted Spanish Public Security Law
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), have joined their Spanish affiliates FAPE, FESP, FSC-CC.OO. and ELA-Gizalan in criticising the Public Security Law
    255. New National Security Law in China suppresses media freedom: IFJ says
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for the National Security Law that was passed by the Chinese National People's Congress yesterday, on July 1, 2015.
    256. This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste - and it's leaking
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising sea levels caused by climate change could cause 111,000 cubic yards of debris to spill into the ocean.
    257. Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto August 6th, 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto's Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Day Coalition presents "Ground Zero to Global Zero: Hope After 70 Years" to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Thursday August 6, 2015 (Hiroshima Day) at The Church
    258. Israel seizes Flotilla ship to Gaza and deports 2 Human Rights advocates to Canada
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Two Canadians, Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish, who were on board the Freedom Flotilla III boat Marianne, headed towards Gaza when it was seized by Israeli forces early Monday morning, are returning to Canada today. Israeli forces used an electric
    259. Brazil: Journalist Evany José Metzker Murdered While Investigating Drugs and Child Exploitation in Minas Gerais
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    260. How Photography Can Destroy Reality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It may be that some of the great philosophical work of our time is taking place, hidden and unheralded, in the field of image forensics. Where but under the scrutiny of digital experts who draw a line separating false representations of the world from truthful ones are contemporary questions of perception and reality brought so keenly to bear? Who but these detectives of the real pursue as explicitly-- as intricately-- our crime wave of the fake, the contrived, the uncanny, the exponential image?
    261. XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The NSA's XKEYSCORE program, first revealed by The Guardian, sweeps up countless people's Internet searches, emails, documents, usernames and passwords, and other private communications. XKEYSCORE is fed a constant flow of Internet traffic from fiber optic cables that make up the backbone of the world’s communication network, among other sources, for processing.
    262. Protect Students from Corporate Data-Mining in the Classroom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Across the political spectrum there is debate as to whether data should be collected about students.
    263. Sources HotLink - June 30, 2015
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Propaganda, the suppression of free speech and campaigns against whistleblowers are global problems. Propaganda occurs in North America just as it happens everywhere else. This week, we focus on violations closer to home. American whistleblowers, western mainstream "news" propaganda outlets and how the people are fighting back from within the system. Our items of the week feature a website, book and topic focused on the theme of censorship. For our marketing enthusiasts, we include a book on upholding media relations along with guides to building effective internet and social media marketing campaigns.
    264. 17 journalists charged with contempt in Myanmar
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalists Unions (SEAJU) strongly criticizes the charges filed against 17 journalists in Myanmar (Burma) by the government.
    265. No Child Left Un-Mined? Student Privacy at Risk in the Age of Big Data
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Chideya discusses the implications of the compilation of big data trails containing information about children's performance in school.
    266. Editor of Chinese website, missing for a month, arrested on anti-state charges
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An editor and secretary-general of a human rights group in China has been was abducted and charged with "inciting subversion of state power" by the Chinese government. The chinese government is infamous for using this charge to silence dissenting journalists.
    267. Freedom Flotilla III sets sail: #NextPortGaza
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Today, June 27th 2015 (4 am in Gaza), four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the illegal blockade of the Palestinian Gaza strip
    268. Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto August 6th, 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto's Hiroshima Day Coalition presents "Ground Zero to Global Zero: Hope After 70 Years" to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Thu August 6, 2015 (Hiroshima Day) at The Church of the Holy
    269. World Press Trends: What's behind the statistics?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Technology will always dictate the dominant form of communication. Just as the printing press took over written letters and the internet is taking over the printing press, desktop internet will soon be replaced by mobile internet. Marketers, whose primary job is to communicate, will always choose the most effective platform; meaning that traditional press will receive less advertising over time. In an interview, Milo Milosevic describes how the traditional press is dealing with this shift in technology and revenue.
    270. Concern regarding the brutality of Montréal police against journalists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      CJFE and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are deeply concerned by the brutal actions taken by the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) to impede the work of journalists in the city over the last three years. The assault, detention, and arrest of reporters by the Montréal police is in violation of freedom of the press, as cited in Section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as Section 3 of the Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. To address these issues, CJFE and CAJ would like to arrange a meeting with you and SPVM Chief Marc Parent to discuss police policy on journalists covering protests in order to come up with a solution to end the existing practices.
    271. Pentagon rewrites 'Law of War' declaring 'belligerent' journalists as legitimate targets
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Pentagon has released a book of instructions on the "law of war," detailing acceptable ways of killing the enemy. The manual also states that journalists can be labeled "unprivileged belligerents," an obscure term that replaced "enemy combatant."
    272. Secretive contract reveals Ontario and Border Services jointly responsible for detention injustice
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The End Immigration Detention Network is releasing a secretive contract between the Ontario and Federal government which shows joint responsibility for immigration detention violations. Ontario has denied the existence of this agreement
    273. MP & Mayor Launch The New Talking Book Library
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The new Talking Book Library has been launched, providing hundreds of audio books for free! Read more about it, or visit the Talking Book Library online at www.talkingbooklibrary.org
    274. Another journalist burnt to death in India
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) strongly condemn the brutal murder of a journalist in Madhya Pradesh on June 19. The killing is the second burning death of a journalist in India
    275. IFJ, UNESCO and UNWomen release report on women journalists across the Asia Pacific
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Today, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), UNESCO and UNWomen, released Inside the News: Challenges and Aspirations for Women Journalists in Asia and the Pacific. The report documents the issue of Gender Equity in the Media Industry
    276. Ontarians outraged by Wynne's acceptance of award from Israel lobby group
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Ontarians representing eight organizations have voiced their strong opposition to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's acceptance of an award from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), to be presented at a gala this evening.
    277. Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security software in order to track users and infiltrate networks, according to documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
    278. Spies Hacked Computers Thanks to Sweeping Secret Warrants, Aggressively Stretching U.K. Law
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      British spies have received government permission to intensively study software programs for ways to infiltrate and take control of computers. The GCHQ spy agency was vulnerable to legal action for the hacking efforts, known as "reverse engineering," since such activity could have violated copyright law. But GCHQ sought and obtained a legally questionable warrant from the Foreign Secretary in an attempt to immunize itself from legal liability.
    279. Uber Plans to Track Users Should Not Be Allowed, Says Privacy Group
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A formal complaint has been filed against Uber, the car ride company, by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a non-profit advocacy group. The NGO says Uber plans to use their smart phone app to access user's locations at all times, and to send advertisements to user's contact lists.
    280. Revealed: How DOJ Gagged Google over Surveillance of WikiLeaks Volunteer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Obama administration fought a legal battle against Google to secretly obtain the email records of a security researcher and journalist associated with WikiLeaks.
    281. Activists denounce conditional Leave to Open for Enbridge Line 9
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A coalition of environmental and Indigenous solidarity activists has condemned the decision by the National Energy Board to grant Leave to Open for the controversial Line 9 reversal project.
    282. EFF Report Charts Companies on Next Frontier of User Privacy
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Annual Survey Delves Deeper into Practices of Apple, Google, Twitter, and More
    283. Eritrea - last in the World Press Freedom Index for the past eight years
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails this week's report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea. The report says some of the human rights violations by President Issayas Afeworki's government, which include the arbitrary detention
    284. Hunger-Striking Friends of Man Who Died in Immigration Custody Speak Out
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      One week after the death of a 39 year old, Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan at the hands of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), immigrants imprisoned without trial or charges along with their families, and friends are refusing food today inside and out
    285. IFJ and EFJ condemn continuing attacks against journalists in Turkey
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemn several attacks against journalists that took place in Diyarbakir, Turkey, in the past few days.
    286. IFJ hails the strike of Egyptian colleagues denouncing the stifling press freedom in the country
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) hailed the strike action taken on 10 June by Egyptian journalists in response to the call made by the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate's (EJS) Freedom Committee, to stop work in protest
    287. Kazakhstan: Investigative reporter held arbitrarily in northeastern city
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns investigative reporter Yaroslav Golyshkin's arbitrary detention for the past month in a prison in the northeastern city of Pavlodar and calls on the judicial system to guarantee his right to due process.
    288. Saudi king urged to pardon blogger on third anniversary of arrest
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On the third anniversary of Raif Badawi's arrest, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz to demonstrate clemency and pardon this young blogger.
    289. Will the government's counter-extremist programme criminalise dissent?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      From 1 July, a broad range of public bodies - from nursery schools to optometrists - will be legally obliged to participate in the U.S. government’s Prevent policy to identify would-be extremists. Under the fast-tracked Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, schools, universities and health service providers can no longer opt out of monitoring students and patients for supposed radicalised behaviour.
    290. Fight to Defend Trans Fats Funded With Dark Money
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A conservative Washington think tank that opposed a federal ban of trans fats has also actively campaigned against climate science and environmental regulation, and is funded by secret donors.
    291. Why Facebook Failed Our Censorship Test
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      If you click around Facebook's "Government Request Report," you'll notice that, for many countries, Facebook enumerates the number of "content restrictions" the company has fulfilled. This is a sanitized term for censorship.
    292. Jeremy Hon of Richmond Green Secondary School Lives in Poverty for a Week
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      "Poverty should not be an issue that limits people. It shouldn't hold them back." Jeremy Hon of Richmond Hill works to make a difference for those living in poverty in Malawi.
    293. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for May 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending May 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.23 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM in
    294. Talking Book Library Grand Opening
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      All Media invited to attend the Grand Opening of the Talking Book Library THIS SATURDAY in Stouffville, ON. The Talking Book Library provides free audio books to those with print disabilities across Canada.
    295. The Sunday Times' Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst - and Filled with Falsehoods
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it's hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to government officials to let them propagandize the public, then uncritically accept those anonymously voiced claims as Truth. But they've learned no such lesson. That tactic continues to be the staple of how major U.S. and British media outlets "report," especially in the national security area.
    296. Investigative Reporters Held Abitrarily in Northeastern City
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A reporter has being held on arbitrary charges in Kazakhstan. Reports Without Borders believes that he is being held as a scapegoat for a rape that took place in a governor's residence.
    297. Fracking Firm Encourages Industry to Imitate Taco Bell's Twitter Strategy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Oil and gas companies are steadily increasing their footprint on social media, hiring specialized public relations firms and developing "visual shorthand" infographics that can be shared easily on Facebook and Twitter.
    298. Reflections on a whistleblower: Two years after Snowden
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Two years after Snowden, the international state of surveillance and the ranks of whistleblowers both continue to grow.
    299. Sources HotLink - June 9, 2015
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This issue features many stories related to the themes of journalistic standards and censorship. With increasing pressure from corporations and governments, reporters are finding it more and more difficult to report on issues that affect powerful interests. The problem lies not only with top-down pressure and control, but also with journalists themselves. Journalists often frame their stories to support particular narratives or points of view. Also in this issue: books, movies and other resources related to the theme of censorship, journalistic integrity, and acess to information.
    300. Is Canada's government trying to kill off the wild salmon?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Matthews discusses how the Canadian government's actions and legal changes threaten the wild salmon.
    301. Inaugural Golden Oldies Football Festival
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Golden Oldies World Football Festival will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, in October 2016.
    302. Censored book about corruption in Angola now available on RSF site
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is facilitating access to 'Blood Diamonds: Corruption and Torture in Angola,' the book by Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais that is censored in his country.
    303. EFF Battles Abuse of Site-Blocking Court Orders
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal court in an emergency hearing and a written filing this week to block the recording industry's move to force Internet infrastructure companies into becoming copyright police with far-reaching
    304. RSF backs newspaper under attack from President Erdogan
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns Turkish government pressure on the newspaper Cumhuriyet, which is under judicial investigation for publishing alleged evidence that Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) delivered arms to Islamists.
    305. Sad anniversary for Eritrean press freedom
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual nationality who used to work for the Eritrean newspaper Setit in Asmara, is spending his 5,000th day in prison today, May 2, 2015. He has never been sentenced or even charged.
    306. Very Mention of Snowden's Name Makes Prosecutors Tremble
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has become such a powerful symbol of government overreach that federal prosecutors in a terror case in Chicago are asking the judge to forbid defense attorneys from even mentioning his name during trial, for fear that it would lead the jury to disregard their evidence.
    307. Victory: Photo Hobbyist Prevails Over Junk-Patent Bully
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Patent bully Garfum has abandoned its lawsuit against an online photo hobbyist, just one day after a federal judge set the date for a face-off in court against lawyers for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
    308. Wikileaks releases 'largest trove of docs exposing secret TiSA trade deal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      WikiLeaks has published 17 secret documents related to a controversial trade agreement currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the US, EU and over 20 WTO members.
    309. The Tragedy of the Commodity
      Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Although humans have long depended on oceans and aquatic ecosystems for sustenance and trade, only recently has human influence on these resources dramatically increased, transforming and undermining oceanic environments throughout the world. Marine ecosystems are in a crisis that is global in scope, rapid in pace, and colossal in scale. Longo, Clausen, and Clark explore the role human influence plays in this crisis, highlighting the social and economic forces that are at the heart of this looming ecological problem.
    310. How do you stop a pipeline when one family owns both the oil and the media?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Pipeline opponent’s op-ed rejected by Irving-owned newspaper in New Brunswick.
    311. Millennials and Political News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Obama has often been dubbed 'the first social media president' but this title has more implications than you think. This report looks at the sources of political news across generations. Spoiler alert: Millennials get significantly more news from Facebook than local television.
    312. Muddying the waters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The by-products of aluminium extraction have been poisoning the Mediterranean for almost 20 years. But the closure of the plant that produces them would cost jobs in an underemployed region.
    313. The Need is Still Great in Nepal
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Nepal's recent earthquake has shaken the nation with devastating, long-term effects. As the world seems to return to it's regular pace, Emmanuel International is working to support those in Nepal who are still reeling from the quake.
    314. Reclaim the Power! Climate protestors rout security with UK-wide fossil fuel strikes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The fossil fuel industry and its political backers have been left reeling by an unprecedented series of direct action strikes against targets across the country to protest at continuing investment in and official support for fossil fuels, inaction over fuel poverty and the systematic neglect of renewable energy despite the global climate emergency.
    315. India's killer heatwave - a deadly warning of the world we face, without climate action
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As delegates prepare for the Bonn climate talks, India is being struck by extreme heat with a long-delayed monsoon season and a death toll of thousands. If this is an indicator of the warming world to come, it's giving us all the reasons we could possibly want to act decisively before it's too late.
    316. Inside NSA, Officials Privately Criticize 'Collect It All' Surveillance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As Members of Congress struggle to agree on which surveillance programs to re-authorize before the Patriot Act expires, they might consider the unusual advice of an intelligence analyst at the National Security Agency who warned about the danger of collecting too much data.
    317. U.N. Report Asserts Encryption as a Human Right in the Digital Age
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Encryption is not the refuge of scoundrels, as Obama administration law-enforcement officials loudly proclaim – it is an essential tool needed to protect the right of freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age, a new United Nations report concludes.
    318. Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      With the deadline for the full implementation of Wilmar's 'No peat, no deforestation, no exploitation' promise, the oil palm giant is keen to push its green image in Europe. In Nigeria however, forest and farmland continue to be destroyed.
    319. Golden Silences in the Propaganda System
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Propaganda shapes the flow of information in many different ways, including, obviously, the choice of the news fit to print, its placement, and the selection of authorities to make those facts credible. But equally important, and implicit in news choices, especially where there are political interests at stake and possible varying interpretations of the news, is omitting facts and ignoring sources that call the chosen (often official) perspective into question.
    320. Here's how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Documenting the corruption of the U.S. political system.
    321. Peter Greste talks to INSI about media safety
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      After 400 days in Jail and public outcry, an Australian journalist has been released from a prison in Egypt. In his interview, Gretse emphasised the importance of making journalism safety a global conversation.
    322. Huge Pipeline Company Kinder Morgan Hired Off-Duty Cops to 'Deter Protests' in Pennsylvania
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Kinder Morgan, the self-proclaimed "largest energy infrastructure company in North America," paid $50,000 for off-duty police officers from a Pennsylvania department to patrol a controversial gas pipeline construction site. The hiring came after a request from the corporation for uniformed officers that could "deter protests and prevent delays."
    323. Lies, damned lies, and energy statistics - why nuclear is so much less than it claims to be
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It's odd how often the contribution of nuclear energy is overstated by mixing up 'energy' and 'electricity', while a similar trick understates the importance of renewables like wind and solar. Even odder is how the mistake always seems to go the same way, to make nuclear look bigger than it really is, and renewables smaller. Welcome to the nuclear 'X factor'!
    324. Media freedom in the Pacific - a double-edged sword
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The issue of media freedom in the Pacific has come to the fore following recent international calls for Indonesia to allow foreign journalists access to West Papua and President Joko Widodo declaring a lifting of restrictions.
    325. Ghana's women farmers resist the G7 plan to grab Africa's seeds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Sharing and saving seed is a crucial part of traditional farming all over Africa. Governments, backed by multinational seed companies, are imposing oppressive seed laws that attack the continent's main food producers and open the way to industrial agribusiness.
    326. Oversight Report on FBI's Use of Patriot Act Highlights Need for Intelligence Reform at Crucial Moment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      We've all heard about the NSA mass surveillance scandal permitted by the Patriot Act but this is not the first time the NSA and other fedral agencies have violated our rights.
    327. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for April 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON - May 19, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending April 30, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.22 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM i
    328. Police actions in Ferguson, U.S. interfere with freedoms of assembly, press
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Though the majority of the Ferguson protests were peacful, the police still responded with overwhelming military force. Journalists were one of thier specific targets.
    329. Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m a minute every day.
    330. Governments Giving Fossil Fuel Companies $10 Million a Minute: IMF
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    331. How to Fight Western Propaganda
      Time for a Creative Revolution

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The western propaganda apparatus is enormously efficient and effective. It is also brilliant in how it ensures that its inventions get channeled, distributed, and accepted in all corners of the world. The system through which disinformation spreads, is incredibly complex.
      What are we, who oppose the regime, supposed to do?
    332. Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The billionaire CEO of Continental Resources told a dean at the University of Oklahoma that he wanted earthquake researchers dismissed.
    333. New extremism laws would stifle free speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      New and vaguely defined counter-extremism laws threaten freedom of speech in the UK. Anyone who disagrees with the government can, theoretically, be banned from media exposure.
    334. Anthropocene Boosters and the Attack on Wilderness Conservation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A number of academics, commentators, and groups argue that humans have so completely modified the Earth that concepts such as 'wilderness' or 'nature' have become meaningless, and that therefore there is no point in talking about 'preserving' wilderness or natural areas. The idea of 'nature', they say, is just a human cultural construct. Those advancing these ideas use different progressive-sounding labels, such as "pragmatic environmentalists" or "green postmodernism," but their message is that we should forget about wilderness conservation and just get on with the business of 'managing' the planet for human benefit. Not surprisingly, corporate and industry leaders have been jumping on the bandwagon.
    335. Naomi Klein: To fight climate change we must fight capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Interview with Naomi Klein, the author of "This Changes Everything."
    336. Pakistani journalist Muhammud Rasool Dawar under threat
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      War correspondence has always been difficult. This is even more the case for journalists embedded with the Pakistani Army who are expected to do their job amidst heavy censorship and treats from criminals, militants and the government alike.
    337. The Computers are Listening
      How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Top-secret documents from the archive of Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored.
    338. Costa Rica's Energy Nearly 100 Percent Clean
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Arguedas Ortiz describes how Cost Rica's energy supply is based almost totally on clean sources.
    339. How ExxonMobil's Spending Bonanza Helped Two British Climate Sceptics Set-Up An International Free Market Think Tank
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Roger Bate and Julian Morris of the British free-market think tank, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), decided to catch ExxonMobil's gravy train across the Atlantic as they began working for US think tanks.
    340. Future dustbowl? Fracking ravages Great Plains land and water
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The fracking boom has caused massive vegetation loss over North America's rangelands, as 3 million hectares have been occupied by oil and gas infrastructure and 34 billion cubic metres of water have been pumped from semi-arid ecosystems.
    341. France’s libraries discovering a new lease of life beyond just books
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Seminars, events and cafes are helping some formerly staid institutions reinvent themselves as social 'third spaces' beyond work and the home.
    342. Intermarriage: A threat to Jewish continuity? Or an opportunity?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Today, most Jews in the US and Canada are personally touched by intermarriage within their immediate families. According to the Canadian 2011 National Household Survey, within the Jewish population of 392,000, 26% of Jewish spouses/partners
    343. Mayday, Mayday - Tesla's battery just killed fossil and nuclear power
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Tesla Energy's new mains power battery has just transformed the energy market - giving a huge boost to small scale renewable energy and killing off both fossil fuelled and nuclear power in the process.
    344. Unmasking The GMO Humanitarian Narrative
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Genetically modified (GM) crops are going to feed the world. Not only that, supporters of GM technology say it will produce better yields than non-GM crops, increase farmers' incomes, lead to less chemical inputs, be better suited to climatic changes, is safe for human consumption and will save the lives of millions. Sections of the pro-GMO lobby are modern-day evangelists who denounce, often with a hefty dose of bigoted zeal, anyone who questions their claims and self-proclaimed humanitarian motives.
    345. Widodo's lifting of ban on foreign media in Papua is step in right direction
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Journalists and citizens celebrate freedom of press and speech as a 50-year blackout of international media is lifted in Papua, Indonesia.
    346. Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West's Real Religion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A TV sports commentator in Australia, Scott McIntyre, was summarily fired by his public broadcasting employer, Special Broadcasting Services (SBS), because of a series of tweets he posted about the violence committed historically by the Australian military.
    347. TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Documents obtained by DeSmogBlog reveal an alarming rate of corrosion to parts of TransCanada's Keystone 1 pipeline. A mandatory inspection test revealed a section of the pipeline's wall had corroded 95%, leaving it paper-thin in one area (one-third the thickness of a dime) and dangerously thin in three other places, leading TransCanada to immediately shut it down.
    348. Why the penis is having a moment in men's fashion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Fashion has found a new obsession: nude men, specifically men with their penises out.
    349. In praise of tigers, conservation heroes of the Sundarbans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The presence of the tigers is the world's greatest mangrove forest vital to its survival, writes Joydip Kundu. It's the fear of the tiger that deters people from entering the forest to cut its trees and hunt its wildlife - and so these majestic predators protect its fisheries, and guard millions of people in south Bengal from the rising seas.
    350. An intergenerational event connecting women committed to a new and better world
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Women Building Connections Gala Dinner, May 14, 2015
    351. The Messenger
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Documentary. A powerful reflection and intimate investigation that reaches from the northern point of the Boreal Forest to the base of Turkey's Mount Ararat to the urban streets of New York. As songbirds take flight and fight to survive in our changing world, The MESSENGER delivers a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of these imperiled creatures.
    352. Obama's role model to journalists — Dorothy Thompson — turned against Zionism and was silenced
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Dorothy Thompson, whose truly stellar career ended in false charges of antisemitism made by Zionists.
    353. Deep Web
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A documentary that explores the history and context of the world that these darkened online areas burgeoned from. Focusing on the recent court case of the alleged founder of the online market Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, it's a far more complex and multifaceted story than the media portrays. Deep Web investigates the greater implications for how we will all experience the internet in the future.
    354. Ontario Surtax Amendments Ensure Fair Treatment for Investors in Mutual Fund Trusts
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON - April 27, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) welcomes amendments announced by Minister Sousa in Thursday's budget (http://www.ontla.on.ca/bills/bills-files/41_Parliament/Session1/b091.pdf) that will prevent a p
    355. Citizen-Journalist Fined for Telling the Truth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The story of an injunction against against a journalist who dared to tell the truth.
    356. Step Up, Canada! Campaign launches on Earth Day with Human Hashtags and Joint Statement to Federal Government
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Representatives of more than 25 civil society groups and other organizations across the country, ClimateFast, People's Climate Movement and Toronto350 will deliver a joint statement (attached) to the Government of Canada on Earth Day
    357. How the New Flexible Economy is Making Workers Lives Hell
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Whatever it's called – just-in-time scheduling, on-call staffing, on-demand work, independent contracting, or the "share economy" -- the result is the same: No predictability, no economic security.
    358. The Canadian Ministry of "Truth": "Reality Is Whatever We Say It Is"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The government and corporations operate as if truth and reality are what they say it is. Guerin analyzes and provides examples of this propaganda, including Canada's Bill C-51.
    359. How many more
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      New report shows killings of environmental activists are increasing, with indigenous communities hardest hit. Global Witness shines a spotlight on Honduras - the most dangerous country to be an environmental defender.
    360. Lead poisoning - fighting industrial pollution in Kenya is a dangerous business
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Lead poisoning from industrial pollution has imposed a terrible toll on Kenyans, and single mother Phyllis Omido is no exception -- lead from a nearby metal refinery badly damaged her own son's health. But it was when she decided to fight back against the polluters that a whole new realm of threats and dangers opened up.
    361. Plastics, tiny penises, and human evolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Setting aside the question of whether plastics (or obesity or carbonated corn syrup-laced beverages or the presence of step-dads or hormones in beef or any other factor) are behind changes in our patterns of sexual maturity, what about the possible future? Does evolutionary theory support the idea that xenoestrogens and other endocrine disruption could lead us limping to a kind of slow rolling human apocalypse?
    362. Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Alex Johnson looks at the imaginative forms the modern library takes.
    363. The Biggest Source of Plastic Trash You've Never Heard of
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      How plastic waste is used on the farm for agriculture.
    364. Iranians Are Much Talked About on Sunday Morning TV, But Never Heard From
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Over the last couple months, the Sunday morning TV shows -- NBC's Meet the Press, CBS's Face The Nation, ABC's This Week, Fox's News Sunday, and CNN's State of the Union -- have focused on a deal with Iran as one of their principal topics. In doing so, they have repeatedly given a platform to fanatical anti-Iran voices.
    365. New headaches for tar sands pipeline proponents as oil fouls Vancouver harbour
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A bad turn of events for the local environment and for some of the oil barons targeting their entire planet in their climate-wrecking plans. That's an apt summary of the oil spill that has fouled the beaches and harbour of Vancouver BC beginning on April 8, 2015.
    366. Air pollution may be damaging children's brains - before they are even born
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Aside causing respiratory and cardiovascular damage, air pollution has also an impact on the brains and nervous systems of unborn children whose mothers suffer high levels of exposure.
    367. Former Press Club President arrested in the Philippines
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) are dismayed by the arrest of a former president of the National Press Club by the Manila Police District (MPD).
    368. How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In August 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit distributed an intelligence bulletin to all field offices warning that environmental extremism would likely become an increasing threat to the energy industry. The eight-page document argued that, even though the industry had encountered only low-level vandalism and trespassing, recent "criminal incidents" suggested that environmental extremism was on the rise.
    369. Human Rights Watch Sues DEA Over Bulk Collection of Americans' Telephone Records
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      EFF Lawsuit Challenges Drug Enforcement Administration Surveillance of International Call Records
    370. Islamic Republic urged to free all detained journalists and online activists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In the wake of Iran's historic agreement with the United States on its nuclear programme, Reporters Without Borders calls on President Hassan Rouhani to keep another promise - the immediate release of all detained journalists and online activists
    371. Media concerns as "dictator law" replaces martial law in Thailand
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Journalists' organizations express strong concern over the issuing of a new order by the military regime to replace martial law.
    372. Omani authorities persecute online activists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The frequency with which bloggers and social network users are arrested and convicted in the Sultanate of Oman reflects the appalling state of online freedom of information and expression there.
    373. Rights activist arrested over tweet about prison torture
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns renewed efforts by the Bahraini authorities to censor online information, including leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab's latest arrest on 2 April and attempts to suppress information about the mistreatment
    374. Security agency raids Shabelle Media Network again, two held
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns the latest raid by Somalia's National Security and Intelligence Agency (NISA) on Radio Shabelle and Sky FM, two Mogadishu-based radio stations
    375. Chevron Whistleblower Videos Show Deliberate Falsification Of Evidence In Ecuador Oil Pollution Trial
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Chevron lost the lawsuit filed against the company by Indigenous villagers who say Texaco, which merged with Chevron, left hundreds of open, unlined pits full of toxic oil waste in the Amazon rainforest. Nevertheless, the company attempts to retry the case.
    376. Ocean 'dead zones' are spreading - and that spells disaster for fish
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Oxygen levels in our oceans are falling, producing growing 'dead zones' where only the hardiest organisms can survive. The causes are simple: pollution with nutrient-rich wastes, and global warming. But the only solution is to stop it happening - or wait for 1,000 years.
    377. Will El Salvador be forced to pay $301 million for valuing clean water over gold?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Central American state of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million in damages to an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold, after the company's application for a mining license was rejected on the basis of the projected environmental damage it would cause.
    378. Facebook, Google and McDonald's Canada to Deliver Keynote Presentations at the 2015 CFA National Convention
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Over 500 franchise industry leaders expected to attend Canada's premier franchise education and networking event from April 12-14 in Niagara Falls, Ontario
    379. Restrict antibiotics to medical use, or they will soon become ineffective
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives since they came into use in the 1930s, but their power is running dry thanks to their massive use in factory farming, horticulture, aquaculture and industry.
    380. California drought: agribusiness, fracking untouched by water rationing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      California has responded to the drought by rationing water, with $500 fines for domestic 'water wasters'. But agribusiness and water-intensive industries like fracking remain untouched by the restrictions, even though they consume over 90% of the state's water.
    381. Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reports by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel document the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
    382. Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against environmental hazards.
    383. Five journalists arrested in crackdown on independent media in Malaysia
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of a total of five journalists in Malaysia in the past 48 hours with the aim of pressuring independent media to censor themselves and prevent them working freely.
    384. IFJ and FAJ demand release of journalist and lawyer jailed in Swaziland
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists and its African group, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), have together asked the release of Bheki Makhubu, editor of The Nation-Swaziland, and his lawyer Thulani Maseko
    385. IFJ Mediterranean unions demand action to combat intolerance and protect journalists rights and security
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and affiliates from the Mediterranean called for a new regional campaign to promote a strong professional journalists culture across the region that reinforces the independence of journalists
    386. RSF fully supports journalists suing Ferguson police
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Arrests of journalists while gathering information and covering demonstrations are inadmissible in the country of the First Amendment.
    387. Abolish High School
      Easy Chair

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Solnit says that we need to recognize that high school doesn't work for most young people, and suggests abolishing it.
    388. Government Action towards Ukraine Pose Danger to Canadians
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) are convinced that the actions and stated policies of the Canadian government towards Ukraine pose a danger to Canadians and the world. By supporting the present Ukrainian regime with non-lethal military
    389. New Checklist from IFIC Helps Dealers with 2015 CRM2 Requirements
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto - April 1, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) has released a new document aimed at helping dealers prepare for Client Relationship Model Phase 2 (CRM2) rules coming into effect in 2015. Prepared by IFIC with input from
    390. VOW Women Concerned by Rising Carbon Dioxide Emissions
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As members of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace we are extremely concerned about the threat to our future from runaway temperature rise as a result rising carbon dioxide emissions in our atmosphere.
    391. Crossing a chasm slowly, in ten small steps? Sustainable living demands big changes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A call to re-engineer our infrastructure, re-imagine society and re-think the ways we live for disruptive, transformative change - rather than tinkering at the margins of 'normality'. Transitioning to sustainability will require profound changes in our everyday ways of living, particularly in westernised countries. It requires changes that are much more significant than simply doing the things that we currently do, but more efficiently.
    392. Global water crisis causing failed harvests, hunger, war and terrorism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The world is already experiencing water scarcity driven by over-use, poor land management and climate change. If we fail to respond to the warnings before us, major food and power shortages will soon afflict large parts of the globe.
    393. Toronto's Annex Chess Club welcomes spring with 'Spring is Sprung' tournament
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Round 1 of Toronto's Annex Chess Club five-round Spring is Sprung tournament starts at 7:30 pm. Annex Chess Club always welcomes new members. Players who can't make it for the first round can still join the tournament in subsequent rounds.
    394. Algerian authorities step up harassment of print media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Last week saw another attempt by the president's office to intimidate the opposition media, exacerbating what has been a difficult climate for the Algerian press since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's reelection in April 2014.
    395. Guatemala: Officials prevent indigenous radio station from reopening
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the continuing persecution of community radio stations in Guatemala, where the mayor of Santa Eulalia, in the western department of Huehuetenango, forcibly prevented members of the indigenous Mayan community
    396. Human rights organisations alarmed by bill that will give surveillance agencies dangerous new powers
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Privacy International, Amnesty International, FIDH, the French League for Human Rights and Reporters Without Borders are alarmed by the expansive surveillance powers to be granted to surveillance agencies contained in a French bill.
    397. International Coalition Launches 'Manila Principles' to Protect Freedom of Expression Worldwide
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An international coalition launched the 'Manila Principles for Intermediary Liability' today - a roadmap for the global community to protect online freedom of expression and innovation around the world.
    398. Journalists convicted of defamation in Myanmar
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) are outraged by the conviction of two journalists on charges of defamation.
    399. Lawyers, Activists Urge Ontario Courts to Step in on Immigration Detention
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An innovative legal challenge is trying to force the Federal government to justify imprisonment of immigrants in a provincial court for the first time. The End Immigration Detention Network and lawyers for two long-term immigration detainees will
    400. Leaders urged to intercede on behalf of Saudi blogger
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to maintain pressure on the Saudi authorities, who alone have the power to overturn the inhumane sentence passed on Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.
    401. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2015
      Sustainability, ecology, and agriculture

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This issue features a number of items related to sustainability, ecology, and agriculture, including Vandana Shiva's article "Small is the New Big," the Council of Canadians' new report on water issues, "Blue Betrayal," the film "The Future of Food," the Independent Science News website, which focuses on the science of food and agriculture, and the memoir "Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist" by Brewster Kneen, a former farmer and long-time critic of corporate agriculture.
    402. Passphrases That You Can Memorize - But That Even the NSA Can't Guess
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A passphrase is like a password, but longer and more secure. In essence, it's an encryption key that you memorize. Once you start caring more deeply about your privacy and improving your computer security habits, one of the first roadblocks you'll run into is having to create a passphrase. You can't secure much without one.
    403. Thai military leader threatens to execute journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Union of Journalists, Thailand (NUJT) deplores the comments made by Thai military junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha against journalists.
    404. Three emblematic victims of Syria's ruthless censorship
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On the eve of a long-delayed decision in the trial of Mazen Darwish, the head of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), and two of his assistants Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for their release.
    405. Documents Reveal Canada's Secret Hacking Tactics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canada's electronic surveillance agency has secretly developed an arsenal of cyberweapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries' infrastructure, according to newly revealed classified documents. Communications Security Establishment, or CSE, has also covertly hacked into computers across the world to gather intelligence, breaking into networks in Europe, Mexico, the Middle East and North Africa, the documents show.
    406. Anishinabe Women, Youth & Elders Hold Ceremony, Public Event on Lake of the Woods, March in Kenora for World Water Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence host event at McLeod Park to raise awareness about threats to local waterways, in solidarity with Indigenous communities protecting water around the world.
    407. Swazi writers still in jail a year later
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A year has passed since the respected journalist Bheki Makhubu was jailed in Africa's last absolute monarchy. Reporters Without Borders is appalled by his unjustified two-year prison sentence for contempt of court.
    408. Bangladesh and the shrinking space for free thinkers: 'Don't call me Muslim, I am an atheist'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Writer Taslima Nasreen fled Bangladesh in 1994 when extremists threatened to kill her for criticizing Islam, and has been living in exile since. Her country has, in recent times, seen many intellectuals expelled or killed. In this interview, she speaks about the shrinking space for free thinkers in Bangladesh and says that Islam cannot be exempt from the critical scrutiny that other religions undergo.
    409. ADCO Kids Helping Kids Walkathon to take place May 4 to 15
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      From May 4 to 15, independent licensed child care programs belonging to the Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario will participate in a province-wide fundraiser benefiting Ontario's four regional children's hospitals.
    410. TransCanada Whistleblower Spurs New Probe of Pipeline Giant's Safety Record
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Based on evidence provided by a whistleblower, Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) is investigating pipeline giant TransCanada for safety-code violations.
    411. Engineering consent for fracking: Chris Smith and the 'astroturf' consultancy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Edelman, the global PR group, has a history of 'consent engineering' for the fossil fuel industry in North America.
    412. Gordon Campbell on the Vanuatu cyclone and media 'disaster porn'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Campbell discusses the Vanuatu cyclone and how it has become a 'disaster porn,'a process that occurs when media exploits someone else's misery so that it look attractive as a form of entertainment.
    413. Health Care and Immigration Policies that Kill
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Cuts to Canada's Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), severely curtail access to health-care services for refugee claimants and refugees. Many beneficiaries and practitioners were already critical of the original IFHP because it provided inconsistent access to health care and many services were not covered. The situation only worsened after the cuts.
    414. Zeroing out Zero Tolerance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Urban districts are increasingly doing away with harsh, no-excuses discipline -- a tactic that was once seen as the only way to address misconduct at big, high-poverty schools.
    415. Chinese authorities must come clean on air pollution film ban
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned by the decision by the Cyberspace Administrative and Central Propaganda Department of China to ban the online documentary Under the Dome and the closing down of a number of websites.
    416. Grassy Narrows Protestors Remain Firm in Message: No Logging in Grassy Narrows Territory
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Kenora Today, Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation Youth groups, Band Councilors, Drum Groups, Elders and others, are engaging in a multi-stage protest against logging in their territory.
    417. IFJ launches gender campaign for Asia-Pacific's women in media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates have begun a campaign of gender action and discussion aimed at recognizing the vital role of women in the media and the need for rights and representation in decision-making roles.
    418. Tobacco Gun for Hire James Enstrom, Willie Soon and the Climate Deniers Attack on Merchants of Doubt
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Climate denier Fred Singer, scientist working for tobacco companies, asks whether it would make sense to file a lawsuit to try and stop the release of the new documentary, Merchants of Doubt – a film tracing the tactics used by Big Tobacco to spread misinformation.
    419. Collateral Freedom: RSF Unblocks 9 Censored Sites
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      To combat online censorship, Reporters Without Borders is unblocking access to 9 news websites in order to make them available in the 11 countries where they are currently banned.
    420. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015
      Organizing

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The focus of this issue is organizing. How can we challenge and overcome entrenched structures of economic and political power? Our own source of power is our latent ability to join together and work toward common goals, collectively. That requires organizing. Power gives way only when it is challenged by powerful movements for change, and movements grow out of organizing. In this newsletter, we feature a number of articles, books, and other organizing resources.
    421. Snowden's NSA Leaks Catalogued In First Searchable Database Of The Surveillance Documents
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canadian journalists and researchers have teamed up to create the world's first fully-searchable index of the classified documents revealing NSA surveillance leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
    422. Bangladeshi Tribals Evicted For Tea Plantation Expansion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A Bangladeshi company has been accused of using armed men to evict ethnic minority communities in order to expand a tea plantation in Sreemangal in northeastern Bangladesh.
    423. Downward spiral continues for Honduran media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The first two months of 2015 have very disturbing for journalists in Honduras. Five years after a 2009 coup détat, it is still one of the western hemisphere’s most dangerous countries for media personnel and respect for freedom of information continues to decline.
    424. 'A Conspiracy Of Silence' - HSBC, The Guardian And The Defrauded British Public
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Journalist Nafeez Ahmed has delved deeper into the HSBC scandal, reporting the testimony of a whistleblower that reveals a 'conspiracy of silence' encompassing the media, regulators and law-enforcement agencies.
    425. What Was Missing From Coverage of Netanyahu's Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reading the lead stories on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress about Iran in five prominent US papers – the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today (all 3/3/15) – what was most striking was what was left out of these articles.
    426. The East India Company: The Original Corporate Raiders
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant.
    427. Edward Snowden's Warning to Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Whistleblower Edward Snowden talks about Bill C-51 and the weak oversight of Canada's intelligence agencies.
    428. Holy Anal Beads! Christian Sex Industry Is Kinkier Than You'd Think
      The market for Christian sex toys

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Sex is important to Christian couples. So long as you're heterosexual and married, you’re encouraged to have as much of it as you want.
    429. Why Not Have Sex With People Who Aren't Your Partner?
      Infidelity is treated as selfish, while monogamy is celebrated. But what's so great about living in self-denial?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Although open relationships are not as shocking a concept today as they were 50 years ago, they’re still regarded with overwhelming skepticism and even disdain. The usual assumption is that polyamorous people are selfish, immature, incapable of commitment, and their primary relationship is therefore doomed to failure.
    430. I Was a Streetwalker for a Night
      I did it for science

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      I became a prostitute for a night. Not a high-class escort (the logistics seemed too daunting for an amateur like me) just a regular hooker out on the street. I had no clue what to expect exactly, but that's what made it all so exciting.
    431. Are Your Devices Hardwired For Betrayal?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Firmware-based attacks are real and their numbers will only increase. Cooper discusses the potential consequences if we don't address this issue now.
    432. UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for "Bias": This Time, Airing "Anti-Western Views"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The U.K. Government loves to lecture the world about infringements of liberty generally and press freedom specifically. It does so as it threatens to revoke the broadcasting license of a media outlet for broadcasting "anti-western" views and other perspectives at odds with the U.K. Government, all while shielding (and venerating) the equally virulent biases from pro-state television in the U.K.
    433. You Should Really Consider Installing Signal, an Encrypted Messaging App for iPhone
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      App maker Open Whisper Systems took an important step today with the release of a major new version of its Signal encrypted calling app for iPhones and iPads. The new version, Signal 2.0, folds in support for encrypted text messages using a protocol called TextSecure, meaning users can communicate using voice and text while remaining confident nothing can be intercepted in transit over the internet.
    434. Blue Betrayal
      The Harper government's assault on Canada's freshwater

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canadians have long taken their water heritage for granted. This is largely due to the myth that there is an abundance of water. While it is true that compared to many other parts of the world Canada is blessed with water, it is false that there is water to waste or sell.
    435. The Fourth Branch
      How the CIA infiltrated student politics

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Article about the CIA's influence and control over the National Student Association, a relationship that was kept secret for years.
    436. Vermont Healthcare Justice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An overview of legislation in Vermont to publicly fund health care.
    437. Workshop Talks: Reclaim our labor
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Lin discusses the precarious conditions under which healthcare labourers work.
    438. World Charter of Free Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A charter for the democratization of communication.
    439. The worst thing for a journalist is being cut off from his audience
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Slovenian investigative journalist, writes about his experiences of working under pressure while he was investigating irregularities in the organs of repression.
    440. Entertaining facts: what the news media do with expert information about environmental risks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This research aims to clarify why there is such a difference between expert understandings of the environmental risk of global warming and climate change, and social world understandings.
    441. Fossil Fuel Industry's Global Climate Science Communications Plan in Action: Polluting the Classroom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Fossil Fuel Industry promotes a plan in U.S. schools to address global climate change. Their plan includes denial, doubt and promoting the merits of fossil fuel.
    442. Why I'm Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft
      I'm putting more trust in communities than corporations

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Gillmor discusses how we are losing control over the technology tools that once promised equal opportunity in speech and innovation.
    443. The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe, according to top-secret documents provided by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
    444. Spiked: Fighting In-House Censorship When Media Managers Can't Handle The Truth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Working in mainstream print media can be very frustrating. Between the corporate and editorial red tape and censorship, it might be more worthwhile to become an independant journalist.
    445. Researchers Find 'Astonishing' Malware Linked to NSA Spying
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Security researchers have uncovered highly sophisticated malware that is linked to a secret National Security Agency hacking operation.
    446. Ethiopia: stealing the Omo Valley, destroying its ancient Peoples
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A land grab is under way in Ethiopia, as the government pursues the wholesale seizure of indigenous lands to turn them over to dams and plantations for sugar, palm oil, cotton and biofuels run by foreign corporations.
    447. Inside the Rapidly Growing Cam Industry That's Changing the Porn Industry as We Know It
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The camming industry, also known as the live content industry, has blown up in the past few years. And it’s unique in the fact that it’s all but carved a space for every kink out there.
    448. Citizens worldwide mobilize against corporate water grabs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The US and other governments are pushing a failed model of water privatization, but water is a human right, not just a commodity to be traded for profit or monopolized by corporations. Citizens and communities are fighting back to reclaim their water commons.
    449. EFF Files FOIA Suit Over U.S. Marshals' Spy Planes
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to shine light on the U.S. Marshals Service's (USMS) use of small aircraft mounted with controversial cell-phone tracking systems.
    450. IFJ Welcomes Release on Bail of Al Jazeera Journalists in Egypt
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today welcomed the release on bail of Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, imprisoned in Egypt since December 2013.
    451. New standards aim to protect freelancers at risk
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A global network of freelance journalists, news media companies, advocacy organizations, and journalist safety groups today released a set of guidelines for freelance journalists working dangerous assignments and news organizations
    452. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015
      SYRIZA

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This week we're featuring the 40-point program which SYRIZA, the Greek coalition of the radical left, put forward to win the Greek election. Oliver Tickell writes about the mass media's latest campaign of pro-war propaganda, this time revolving around supposed "Russian aggression" in Ukraine, while Paul Edwards looks at another form of war propaganda, Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper'. The Topic of the Week is Water Rights. Related items include the film "Blue Gold: World Water Wars," the featured website International Rivers, and articles on water-related struggles, past and present, including articles on the Walkerton water disaster and the Cochabamba water war.
    453. World Radio Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      February 13 is World Radio Day, a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radios alike to promote access to information, free, independent and pluralistic media.
    454. Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Free Information
      His Blood is on the Hands of the US Government

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It’s been just over two years since computer prodigy Aaron Swartz took his own life. He was the target of a merciless witch-hunt by the Department of Justice, ultimately choosing death over 35 years behind bars for the crime of releasing information. As someone who transformed the way we all use and love the internet, Aaron should have gotten a medal of honour, not a death sentence.
    455. No Weapons to Ukraine
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is deeply concerned about the civil war in Ukraine in which thousands of civilians and soldiers, as many as 50,000 according to a credible German source, have already been killed.
    456. High-school youth to rally outside Ontario prison on Family Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      High school aged youth from Peterborough and Toronto are changing the way they celebrate Family Day (February 16th) this year, rallying outside a maximum security prison in Lindsay, Ontario.
    457. Monsanto monarch massacre: 970 million butterflies killed since 1990
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A shocking statistic released by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday summed up the plight of the monarch butterfly: Since 1990, about 970 million of the butterflies – 90 percent of the total population – have vanished across the United States.
    458. TV News in the Age of the Super Anchor
      Why Brian Williams is Just the Tip of the Scandal

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Super Anchor is often more actor than reporter. His or her role is to give the story a certain imprimatur, which it doesn’t always deserve. Much of the real work, digging, and investigation is done by others.
    459. Wretched US Journalism on Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The most dangerous violation of journalistic principles has occurred in the Ukraine crisis, which has the potential of a nuclear war.
    460. NEB's green light for Line 9 sacrifices waterways, public health and the climate
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The National Energy Board (NEB) gave the green light to Enbridge Inc.'s contentious Line 9B pipeline on Feb 6, 2015, despite the company's failure to make necessary safety improvements. The decision means that critical safety measures will not be implement.
    461. Sex Work Advocates Make Their Voices Heard While Ontario Considers Harmful New Sex Work Laws
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Sex worker advocates insist that Ontario Attorney General Meillleur must meet with them and consider the mounting opposition to the misguided laws.
    462. U.S. Government Buys Surveillance Technology To Track Drivers in Real Time
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Local government officials have the ability to track individual drivers in the U.S. in real time and take pictures of the occupants of their vehicles, with new "truly Orwellian" technology purchased from companies like Vigilant Solutions, according to new documents uncovered by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
    463. The Most Terrifying Pressures Occur in Silence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Ivancic narrates his prosecution by the Croatian government, which is one of the many examples of violence against Feral journalists.
    464. 100,000 Clients, $100 Billion: The Swiss Leaks Data
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The files at the foundation of the Swiss Leaks project are based on data secreted away by Hervé Falciani, a former HSBC employee-turned-whistleblower. He turned the data over to the French government in 2008 and its tax authority launched an investigation.
    465. 'Standards Were Significantly Lower Than Today:' HSBC's Response
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Swiss Leaks project is based on a trove of almost 60,000 leaked files that provide details on the names, professions and value of assets of over 100,000 HSBC clients.
    466. The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality's Never Far Away
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      They burned him alive in an iron cage, and as he screamed and writhed in the agony of hell they made a sport of his death. After listening to one newscast after another rightly condemn the barbaric killing of that Jordanian air force pilot at the bloody hands of ISIS, I couldn’t sleep.
    467. Information increasingly a rare commodity in Nigeria
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is alarmed about the glaring gaps in domestic news coverage in Nigeria in the run-up to the 14 February presidential election, especially in the northeastern state of Borno.
    468. Monsanto Crops Pushing Monarch Butterfly to Verge of Extinction
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Herbicide-resistant genetically modified crops have brought the iconic monarch butterfly to the brink of extinction, according to a new report by the Center for Food Safety.
    469. Palestinian civil society condemns Canadian government disinformation and repression against boycott movement
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations that leads the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, has condemned the Canadian government's ramped up disinformation campaign
    470. Putin Prefers a Bad Peace
      From Syria to Donbass, Russians Endorse Peace, Americans Push for War

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Putin can't cut off and forget about Donbass -- his people would not allow him anyway. A cautious man, he does not want to go to an open-ended war. So he has to navigate towards some sort of peace.
    471. Religious leaders urged to sign Declaration on Freedom of Expression
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As part a campaign called "Freedom of expression has no religion," Reporters Without Borders is calling on leaders of all religions in France to sign its Declaration on Freedom of Expression.
    472. Burning Victims to Death: Still a Common Practice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The latest ISIS atrocity - releasing a video of a captured Jordanian fighter pilot being burned alive - prompted substantial discussion yesterday about this particular form of savagery. It is thus worth noting that deliberately burning people to death is achievable - and deliberately achieved - in all sorts of other ways.
    473. Selling Sexual Services: A Socialist Feminist Perspective
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The current debate about sex work among feminists generates more heat than light. Accusations of bad faith fly back and forth across the two sides, research findings are mobilized to undercut the other side even when the research itself is limited by its methods and scope, different sex worker voices are authorized by each side as either genuine or manipulated, depending on whose position those voices seem to support.
    474. Battle Over Google Subpoena Threatens Critical Online Free Speech Protections
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A high-profile battle over whether Google must respond to an unusual and dangerous subpoena raises fundamental concerns about federal free speech law and the protections it affords hosts of online content.
    475. China's Media War: Censorship, Corruption & Control
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINA'S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.
    476. Coalition of organizations call for the reinstatement of long-form census
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      CJFE and 10 other organizations call on the Canadian government to pass Bill C-626 and reinstate the mandatory long-form census.
    477. Head of Burundi's most popular commercial radio station arrested
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns leading radio journalist Bob Rugurika's arbitrary detention for the past week and the charges brought against him, which include complicity in the murder of three Italian nuns last September.
    478. The IFJ condemns the brutal murder of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez Cerezo, from Veracruz
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Moises Sanchez Cerezo, editor of La Union, was found killed after 24 days without news of his whereabouts. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Mexican authorities to solve all the responsibilities for the murder.
    479. The IFJ mourns the killing of two journalists in Iraq
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional affiliate the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate (IJS) have today condemned the killing of the Iraqi photographer Adnan Abdul Razzaq, allegedly murdered by the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul.
    480. January's Stupid Patent of the Month: A Method of Updating "Grass" in Video Games
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      U.S. Patent 8,529,350 - January's Stupid Patent of the Month. The patent -- titled "Method and System for Increased Realism in Video Games" - is owned by Utah-based troll White Knuckle LLC.
    481. New counterterrorism law in China deadly for online press freedom
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern over the National Security Law Bill which is soon to be considered by the Standing Committee of National Congress in China in March, 2015.
    482. Police Raid Zunar's Office and Confiscate Books
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Malaysian cartoonist Zunar, on a speaking tour in England, got word in the early hours of Wednesday, January 28, that his office in Kuala Lumpur was being raided by police.
    483. Russia: the IFJ and the EFJ call for the release of Sergei Reznik
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and their Russian affiliate, the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) call for the release of imprisoned Russian journalist and blogger Sergei Reznik.
    484. Six Eritrean journalists released after nearly six years in prison
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Six Eritrean journalists (Bereket Misghina, Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu and Basilios Zemo of Radio Bana, Meles Negusse Kiflu), who had been held since a wave of arrests in February 2009, were released probationally.
    485. Sri Lanka to reopen investigation into 2009 murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Wickrematunge, the founder and editor of The Sunday Leader, was assassinated in January 8, 2009. According to reports, the new Sri Lankan government decided to reopen the investigation.
    486. Well-known Azerbaijan journalist gets five years on absurd charge
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The latest victim of the crackdown that the authorities began last summer is the well-known journalist Seymour Khazi, who was sentenced to five years in prison on a trumped-up charge of aggravated hooliganism at the end of a sham trial yesterday.
    487. After the oil spill: ode to the Yellowstone River
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In the face of environmental atrocities like the recent spill of crude oil into the Yellowstone River, quiescence be damned! To stop more of the same, we must reclaim from the corporate-captured state the rights of commons and community to decide on how local resources are used.
    488. Red state, red power: Nebraska's publicly-owned electricity system
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Republican Nebraska's energy is all publicly owned or cooperative, and prices are among America's lowest, with great service standards and a strong commitment to renewables. Decentralised and locally accountable, this could be the model that replaces inefficient, unresponsive monopolies - both nationalised and corporate.
    489. The Way of the White Cloud
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In his search for alternatives to consumerism and industrialism, Jules Pretty travelled around the world to find surviving nature-based cultures. In this extract from his book 'The Edge of Extinction', he tells of the Tuva people of the Siberian steppe - proud of their traditions and closeness to the land, but very much part of the modern world - strictly on their own terms.
    490. Russian aggression and the BBC's drums of nuclear war
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The drums of war are beating on the BBC and other mass media, writes Oliver Tickell -- naked propaganda about fictitious 'Russian aggression' intended to soften us up for a war that could wipe out life on Earth. We must refuse to fall for the endlessly repeated lies, and tell our politicians that our highest priority of all is peace.
    491. The American Sniper Was No Hero
      Assassin-for-Hire

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Despite what some people think, hero is not a synonym for competent government-hired killer.
    492. Deep time: Aboriginal stories tell of when the Great Barrier Reef was dry land
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Stories told by Australia's Aboriginal peoples tell of the time, over 10,000 years ago, when the last Ice Age came to an end, and sea levels rose by 120 metres. The narratives tally with the findings of contemporary science, raising the question: what is it about Aborigines and their culture than so accurately transmitted their oral traditions across thousands of generations?
    493. Feral Journalism - Rewilding Dissent
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Media censorship from corporations and politicians are distoring our view of reality but most of us aren't so far gone that we can't recognize the need for non-corporate media.
    494. Killing the Messenger 2014
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Over the year of 2014, many reporters haev been victimized, injured and killed. This report looks at the circumstances behind some of the deaths and raises awareness for the general lack of impunity behind reporter deaths.
    495. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 29, 2015
      Land seizures and land take-overs

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This issue of Other Voices focuses on the issue of land seizures and land take-overs. Also included: Greece's solidarity movement, and the challenges and opportunities it faces after the election of a Syrizia government. From the archives, there are interviews about the 1974 occupation of Anicinabe Park, an article about anti-dicrimination fighter Viola Desmond, and the publication, in 1929, of All Quiet on the Western Front.
    496. The seed saving rebellion is growing - and banging at the Commission's door
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A year ago today, Europe-wide protests defeated an EU regulation that would have outlawed many seed saving activities. Now growers are taking matters into their own hands, saving and developing open-pollinated seeds - and campaigning for a seed regulation that supports them, not the monopolist seed corporations.
    497. US Announces Support of Neo-Nazis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Pentagon officials confirmed last week that US troops will deploy to Ukraine in the spring to help build the Ukrainian National Guard. In addition to sending US troops, Washington has already sent heavy military equipment and has earmarked $19 million for Ukrainian forces. The Ukrainian National Guard includes the Azov Battalion, a pronounced neo-Nazi group that has reportedly been involved in the recent violence in Ukraine.
    498. Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canada's leading surveillance agency is monitoring millions of Internet users' file downloads in a dragnet search to identify extremists, according to top-secret documents. The covert operation taps into Internet cables and analyzes records of up to 15 million downloads daily from popular websites commonly used to share videos, photographs, music, and other files.
    499. Mass surveillance program in Canada revealed on International Data Privacy Day
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This morning Canadians learned of Levitation, a surveillance program run by Canada’s Communications Securities Establishment (CSE), which monitors documents being uploaded and downloaded on file-sharing websites around the world.
    500. Nigerian farmers face destitution from 300 sq.km land grab backed by UK aid
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Farmers in Nigeria's north eastern state of Taraba are being forced off lands they have farmed for generations to make way for US company Dominion Farms to establish a 300 square kilometre rice plantation.
    501. This is how a police state protects "secrets": Jeffrey Sterling, the CIA and up to 80 years on circumstantial evidence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    502. Under Fire: Documentary details attacks on journalists during Gaza offensive
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In the summer of 2014, Israel launched a military operation on Gaza dubbed "Operation Protective Edge". By the time Israeli forces withdrew from the strip, 17 journalists were confirmed dead. No one has been held accountable for their deaths so far.
    503. Israeli Defense Force fires 43 elite reservists for protesting 'persecution' of Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Israeli military has dismissed 43 members from the elite intelligence 8200 unit. In September 2014, they wrote an open letter protesting Israeli covert activities towards Palestinians, particularly the 2014 military operation in Gaza Strip. In the letter, written in the wake of the Operation Protective Edge, the 10 officers and 33 soldiers wrote that they "refused to take part in actions against Palestinians and refuse to continue serving as tools in deepening the military control over the Occupied Territories."
    504. Torture If You Must, But Do Not Under Any Circumstances Call the New York Times
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Monday’s guilty verdict in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling on espionage charges -- for talking to a newspaper reporter -- is the latest milepost on the dark and dismal path Barack Obama has traveled since his inaugural promises to usher in a "new era of openness."
    505. Secret 'BADASS' Intelligence Program Spied on Smartphones
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      British and Canadian spy agencies accumulated sensitive data on smartphone users, by piggybacking on ubiquitous software from advertising and analytics companies, according to a document obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.The document outlines a secret program run by the intelligence agencies called BADASS.
    506. What austerity has done to Greek healthcare
      "What I witnessed appalled me - and brought tears to my eyes"

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The shocking 'austerity'-imposed destruction of Greece's once proud healthcare system is a key reason Greeks have turned to Syriza, finds London GP Louise Irvine in an eye witness account.
    507. Trust can fix our future: lessons from the simplicity of island life on Palau
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      After spending twelve days on a small island in Palau without the ample resources of modern life in developed cities, Andrew Broadbent ponders the crucial role trust will - and must - play in restoring our communities.
    508. Greece's solidarity movement: 'it's a whole new model - and it's working'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Citizen-run health clinics, food centres, kitchens and legal aid hubs have sprung up to fill the gaps left by austerity – and now look set to play a bigger role under a Syriza government.
    509. Nieman Reports: What’s the difference between activism and journalism?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As technology changes how news is gathered and delivered, should journalism continue to be sharply distinguished from activism and other kinds of free speech? An extract by Joel Simon from his new book on global media freedom addresses this question.
    510. Tom Tomorrow Collection Donated to The OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Dan Perkins donates "Tom Tomorrow Collection" to The Ohio State University Libraries'
      Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
    511. How the CIA made Google
      Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet - Part 1

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      How the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain "information superiority.'
    512. It Runs in the Family
      On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It Runs in the Family is a book about how parents can create lasting and meaningful bulwarks between their kids and the violence endemic in our culture. It posits discipline without spanks or slaps or threats of violence, while considering how to raise thoughtful, compassionate, fearless young people committed to social and political change-- without scaring, hectoring or scarring them with all the wrongs in the world.
    513. Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A Dallas, Texas court has sentenced journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months behind bars for links to the hacktivist collective Anonymous.
    514. Penises on the fashion catwalk - a flesh flash too far?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The sight of men's genitals at the Rick Owens menswear show in Paris on Thursday caused a bit of a stir on the front row.
    515. Charlie Hebdo And The War For Civilisation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      There is so much more that could be said about just how little passion the corporate media have for defending the right to offend. Anyone in doubt should try, as we have, to discuss their own record of failing to offend the powerful.
    516. Ken Greenberg on Island Airport Expansion and Shared Values
      People sometimes get amnesia - we forget the battles we fought to get where we are

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      We are once more on the verge of making one of those decisions that comes along every generation that will have a profound impact on the shape of the city.
    517. Mass extinction for Earths oceans probable, comprehensive study says
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The first comprehensive study of its kind has determined that ocean life is facing mass extinction from human activity. But the record damage is still reversible – unlike our impact on land. American scientists say the effects can be mitigated.
    518. Assassination Nation
      Drones and Targeted Killing

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Since the use of killer drones by the United States began, more than 3500 people have been killed. Many of those killed were civilians. The number of civilians killed depends on how one counts civilians.
    519. A Fetid Wind of Racism Hovers Over Europe
      Je Suis Charlie Chaplin

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      After Charlie Hebdo's assassinations, is it obligatory to identify oneself with the victims' actions? Must people be Charlie because the victims were the incarnation of the 'liberty of expression'?
    520. Intolerance, Saudi-Style
      With Friends Like These...

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What all of those victims of the Saudi criminal justice system have in common is that their offenses related strictly to intellectual activities and not physical violence.
    521. Working Hard in America's Twilight Economy
      The Gleaners

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Over in the west side of town, gleaners hustle toward the recycling center on Peralta which will pay them cash for their collected goods. They push and pull their rusty supermarket carts filled with bottles, cans and odd goods toward the building before the steel rollup door rumbles down and ends that day's possibility of cash transactions.
    522. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 15, 2015
      Workers' Health and Safety

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The topic of the week is Workers' Health and Safety. Articles on why environmentalists should support working class struggles; whistleblowers; the appalling death rate from U.S. drone strikes; the murderous attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris; and what humanity could learn from Bonobos. The feature from the archives is Traces of Magma. The International Labor Rights Forum is the group of the week, and Silkwood is the film of the week.
    523. Death on the Bakken shale
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      North Dakota's fracking industry has the highest worker fatality rates in the US. Why are so many dying and who should be held responsible?
    524. Fair Trade gold mining in the highlands of Peru
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Most gold mining in Peru causes serious environmental damage, but there is one exception - a Fair Trade certified mine close to the world-famous Nazca Lines. Now it's up to us to demand Fair Trade gold from the jewellery trade, rewarding responsible producers and expanding the market for new Fair Trade gold miners.
    525. How Verizon and Turn Defeat Browser Privacy Protections
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Verizon advertising partner Turn is using Verizon Wireless's UIDH tracking header to resurrect deleted tracking cookies and share them, forming a vast web of non-consensual online tracking. The tehcnology makes it impossible for customers to control their online privacy.
    526. The Turn-Verizon Zombie Cookie
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Discussion of Verizon's "supercookie," a header that tracks mobile subscribers, even if they have opted out, cleared their cookies, or entered private browsing mode.
    527. Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. The information retrieved contains customers' habits on their smartphones and tablets.
    528. Canada's campaign to block NAFTA's oil sands tailings pond probe slammed by critics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reactions to the federal government's attempts to stop NAFTA's environmental oversight commission from investigating environmental damage caused by tailings ponds in Alberta's oil sands came fast and fierce from critics.
    529. How the Great Food War Will Be Won
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Thus the necessary shift in perception is to see that, as in most wars, the crucial struggle in the food war is the one inside people's heads. And that the great food war will be won by the side that understands that and uses it best.
    530. As rivers re-open to shipping, oil threat to Bangladesh's Sundarbans forest continues
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Bangladesh's Sundarbans forest, home of incredibly rich biodiversity, is under unprecedented threat, writes ASMG Kibria. The recent oil tanker capsize on the Shela river puts the forest at risk of widespread biodiversity loss, but just this week, the authorities re-opened the Shela river to shipping with no restrictions on hazardous cargoes.
    531. If Paris Killers Had Western Media on Their Side
      Flip the Script

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Imagine if the Charlie Hebdo killings had been reported on in a slightly different manner, say in the manner that drone strike killings are reported.
    532. Police and the American Mind
      From "Broken Windows" to the "Thin Blue Line"

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Making sense of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, by understanding two concepts. Firstly, the police believing themselves to be the thin blue line between civilization and chaos. Secondly, the "broken windows" theory of policing.
    533. Q&A: On the Untouchable 'Lords of Secrecy'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Horton, a lawyer, journalist and human rights advocate, makes the case in his book, Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Foreign Policy, that because the public is allowed to know so little, it has effectively been cut out of national security decisionmaking.
    534. Ranchers, the Real Eco Terrorists?
      Malice Toward Wildlife

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Analysis on acts of "eco-terrorism" on public lands and towards wildlife.
    535. When History Knocks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Naomi Klein is a longtime movement and media icon, a gifted synthesizer and popularizer who, over the past two decades, has been a leading chronicler of anti-corporate, anti-globalization, and anti-capitalist social movements.
    536. Leave most fossil fuels in the ground, or fry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      For the world to meet its climate goals, a third of the world's oil, half its gas and 80% of its coal must stay underground.
    537. New copyright law is already being abused to threaten Canadian Internet users with ridiculous penalties for downloading
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Less than a week after new copyright rules went into effect in Canada, ISPs are already receiving notices from Big Media giants that contain misleading and threatening statements, according to top copyright expert Professor Michael Geist.
    538. Klein vs. Klein
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This Changes Everything is a book capacious enough to allow Naomi Klein two positions at once. But a real climate-justice movement will at some point have to make choices.
    539. Today's media language a little too much like 1984's Newspeak
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canada is not Orwell's imaginary society where peoples' every thoughts and ideas are controlled by The Party, but our own powerful elite has pushed our media closer to censorship and a propaganda-feeding machine than I ever imagined possible.
    540. Trans-Canada sues US for $15 billion over KXL refusal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The US government is being sued for $15 billion for its cancellation of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline last year in order to combat climate change. The legal challenge under NAFTA sends a warning to all countries contemplating similar 'free trade' agreements.
    541. FBI harassing fossil fuel activists in the Pacific northwest
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A grassroots movement of eco-activists is achieving unprecedented success in challenging fossil fuel developments in the Cascadia region of the US's Pacific northwest, writes Alexander Reid Ross. And that has attracted the wrong kind of attention - from local police, FBI and right-wing legislators determined to protect the corporate right to exploit and pollute.
    542. A Grim Very Tale: The Kehoe Paradigm
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In the 1920s two employees of GM working in the research lab discovered that the addition of tetraethyllead - TEL - to gasoline would reduce engine 'knock'. It would take sixty years to stop industry from adding TEL to gasoline. During that time the lead contamination in the environment - globally - was raised by hundreds of times. Billions of tons of lead was dispersed into the environment.
    543. Make 2015 the Year of the Bonobo!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      We humans have much to learn from our kissing cousins, the peaceful, empathic, playful, sensual and highly sexual Bonobo. Rather than play out the myth of ancestral 'killer apes', better follow the 'Bonobo Way', and extend our love to all living beings and Earth herself.
    544. Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective - Book Review
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Essential reading for ecosocialists. Paul Burkett shows that humanity's relationship to nature is central to Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of socialism.
    545. Who's the true enemy of internet freedom - China, Russia, or the US?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Beijing and Moscow are rightly chastised for restricting their citizens' online access – but it's the US that is now even more aggressive in asserting its digital sovereignty.
    546. Capitalism & Climate Change
      The Science and Politics of Global Warming

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An excellent primer, from a radical perspective, on what the ecological crisis is about and what is causing it.
    547. Climate Insurgency
      A Strategy for Survival

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Twenty-five years of human effort have failed even to slow climate change, let alone reverse it. Climate Insurgency lays out a strategy for protecting the earth s climate: a global nonviolent constitutional insurgency. This short book starts with a brief history of official climate protection efforts from above and non-governmental ones from below that explains why climate protection has failed so far. Then, it proposes a global nonviolent insurgency for climate protection to overcome that failure.
    548. Encyclical Letter Laudato Si' of the Holy Father Francis on the Care for our Common Home
      Pope's statement on environment and exploitation

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The human environment and the natural environment deteriorate together; we cannot adequately combat environmental degradation unless we attend to causes related to human and social degradation.
    549. The First Green Wave
      Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      O'Connor focuses on the first wave of activism -- the result of postwar ecology -- that originated in the late 1960s.
    550. For Workers' Climate Action
      Climate Change and Working-Class Struggle

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A new collection of articles and reviews on the fight against dangerous climate change, capitalism and workers' organisation and struggle. Urges the left to reach out to climate activists to make the case that being "anti-capitalist" is important but not enough.
    551. Fractured Land
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A Canadian feature documentary film profiling the Dene activist Caleb Behn as he goes through law school and builds a movement around greater awareness of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on First Nations lands.
    552. How Much Does Climate Change Change?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A review Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything.
    553. How Much Does Climate Change Change?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A review of Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.
    554. How to ruin a good display
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    555. Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The victorious Keystone campaign also exposed the perennial Achilles' heel of those who are fighting against climate change: We are often painted by our opponents and perceived by the public as caring more about the environment than about jobs. The neglected half of the job for environmental advocates is to ourselves become the voice for job creation. We need to develop robust programs to put unemployed pipefitters, teamsters, and others back to work. Indeed, the prerequisite for every environmental campaign should be a plausible and detailed jobs program. The sustainability movement must be a voice for workers, students, and others who want to both save the earth and promote appropriate economic development.
    556. Merchants of Doubt (film)
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Inspired by the book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on an illuminating ride into the heart of American spin, lifting the curtain on a secretive group of pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities - yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. 1 hr 36 min.
    557. The name's changed; the game's the same
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Google cannot even claim that much - at heart, it remains an advertising company that happens to employ a lot of computer scientists.
    558. Network like a Pro
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      One of the highest ranking reasons that attendees identify for visiting an exhibition or event is their ability to connect with high value people. This rationale is at the heart of any trade event which has buyers and sellers from a broad geographic reach under one roof for a finite amount of time. Networking always has been and will continue to be what trade shows are all about.
    559. Red Love Across the Pacific
      Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This book examines the Red Love vogue that swept across the Asia-Pacific in the 1920s and 1930s as part of a worldwide interest in socialism and follows its trails throughout the twentieth century.
    560. Slick Water
      Fracking and One Insider's Stand Against the World's Mot Powerful Industry

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A story of abuses by the fossil fuel industry and governments, telling the story of fracking rhough the lens of a legal battle to expose the truth. Nikiforuk raises stark questions about the role of Big Oil in government, society's obsession with mining low-grade oil and gas formations, and the future of democracy.
    561. Travel from Daejeon to Sejong by bike (Watch it from the air)
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Aerial view of the bicycle road between Daejeon and Sejong, both cities are located 2~3 hours south of Seoul. Solar panels not only generate power but also provide protection to cyclists from sun and rain. Taken by a drone camera in fall.
    562. What do you say when you don't know the answer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      One of my personal pet peeves happens I ask a sales person a question and they don't know the answer but give one of two responses:
      1. They shrug their shoulders and go on and talk about something else, or
      2. Invent an answer and then present it with absolute conviction.
    563. What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational agreement that, among other things, threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.
    564. Why U.S.-Style Health Reform Does Not Work and What to Do about It
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Ending the corporate domination of healthcare is part of breaking the domination of the corporate class over our government and our lives. The task is to organize a mass movement that refuses to treat healthcare as a commodity.
    565. Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity
      Tackling climate change in a neoliberal world

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Paul Hampton, a Marxist trade union researcher in Britain, addresses the role of workers in the climate justice movement, as well as the tasks of revolutionaries.
    566. Anishinaabe Water Ceremony to be held near Tracks to Protect from Oil and Gas Spills, other Industrial Threats
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      the Grassy Narrows Women's Drum Group will be hosting a traditional Anishinaabe Water Ceremony near the CN Mainline at Mile 106 near Highway 671 between Kenora, Ontario and Grassy Narrows First Nation in Treaty # 3.
    567. Annex Chess Club Dog Days Tournament
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      At Annex Chess Club, we’re celebrating the summer heat with our Dog Days Swiss. Running from August 17 to September 21, this regular club tournament is in three sections by CFC rating: Crown, Under-1800, and Under-1500.
    568. Another arrest in growing crackdown on 64Tianwang website reporters
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns this week’s arbitrary arrest of Yang Dongying, the latest victim of the Chinese government’s systematic persecution of citizen-journalists working for 64Tianwang (64Skynet), a news website run by the cyber
    569. Anthony Bellanger appointed new IFJ General Secretary
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Anthony Bellanger, a French national and trade unionist, was appointed as the new General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
    570. Arrested in Thailand for carrying safety vest
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) in calling for the immediate release of a dual Hong Kong-Canadian journalist arrested at Bangkok airport on Sunday, August 23.
    571. Ayotzinapa delegation to testify before civil society and policy makers about human rights crisis in Mexico
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Ayotzinapa delegation to testify before civil society & policy makers about human rights crisis in Mexico. Family members & representatives of 43 missing students touring Canada calling for end to state violence and lack of accountability in Mexico
    572. Beirut riot police use violence against journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns the many cases of violence against journalists by security forces in recent weeks in Beirut during demonstrations in protest against the collapse of garbage collection.
    573. British cyber-activist sued by Thai fruit company
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders calls on the Thai pineapple processing company Natural Fruit and the Thai judicial authorities to abandon the three defamation cases still pending against British human rights defender Andy Hall
    574. Cameroonian authorities confuse journalism with spying
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Two journalists - freelance investigative reporter Simon Ateba and Radio France Internationale correspondent Ahmed Abba - are being held illegally by the Cameroonian authorities, who claim that their journalistic work constituted spying.
    575. Canadian Franchise Association Announces Finalists for the 2015 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Canadian Franchise Association is pleased to announce the 12 finalists for the 2015 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising.
    576. Cartoonist Zunar could get 43 years in prison for nine cartoons
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns well-known cartoonist Zunar’s trial on a sedition charge for posting nine of his cartoons on Twitter, and urges the Malaysian authorities to stop harassing him judicially and psychologically.
    577. Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canadian Multiculturalism Day is a day to recognize and acknowledge Canada's rich diversity and significant contributions many ethnocultural communities have made and continue to make to the development of our great country, Canada.
    578. Chinese authorities continue attempts to control media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists expresses concern regarding the recent directive issued to the Chinese media regarding reporting of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
    579. Coalition Announces New ‘Do Not Track’ Standard for Web Browsing
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy company Disconnect and a coalition of Internet companies have announced a stronger “Do Not Track” (DNT) setting for Web browsing - a new policy standard that, coupled with privacy software
    580. CPJ welcomes release of Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was serving a seven-year prison sentence in Egypt for "conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood," was deported today, according to Egypt's state-run news agency.
    581. Currently in Turkey: online censorship, attacks against media and detention of journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and its European organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (IFJ), jointly call on the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to immediately lift all bans against news organisations
    582. EFF Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Over Warrantless Searches of Hotel Records
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a challenge brought by hotel owners against a Los Angeles city ordinance that allows police to access guest registers without consent, warrant, or
    583. EFF Sues Justice Department for Records About FBI’s Plans for Rapid DNA
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI to gain access to documents revealing the government’s plans to use Rapid DNA.
    584. EFF Wins Battle Over Secret Legal Opinions on Government Spying
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has won its four-year Freedom of Information Act lawsuit over secret legal interpretations of a controversial section of the Patriot Act.
    585. Election fraud? Council of Canadians launches "VoteWatch" election fraud reporting service
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Council of Canadians is launching VoteWatch, a service to report voter suppression Canadians may experience or witness.
    586. Federal Election: Canadian Ethnocultural Council provides information about when, where and ways to vote
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On behalf of Elections Canada, the Canadian Ethnocultural Council is doing outreach to inform voters about when, where and ways to vote.
    587. Feds waited 15 years to act on tainted tap water in Grassy Narrows daycare
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Feds waited 15 years to act on tainted tap water in Grassy Narrows. Daycare water had possible carcinogens above limit in 1999: Health Canada data. Chief Fobister calls on all candidates to make clean water commitments.
    588. Fourth blogger on radical Islamist hit-list hacked to death
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Niloy Neel, a secularist blogger and activist who had been threatened by Islamist militants, was hacked to death today in his Dhaka home by five intruders armed with machetes.
    589. Gambia Authorities use trial to continue persecuting radio journalist
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing harassment of Teranga FM radio manager Alagie Sisay, who is being tried in Gambia on charges of sedition.
    590. Government directive restricts media reporting in China
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for a directive issued by China’s media regulator on June 19, restricting reporting about China’s Stock Exchange.
    591. Grassy Narrows declares state of emergency over unsafe drinking water
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Grassy Narrows declares state of emergency over unsafe drinking water. Turbidity exceeded limit by 120x, uranium and possible carcinogens found in samples.
    592. Harassing journalists is election campaign strategy in Guatemala
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders urges Guatemala’s political class to respect the freedom of journalists to work as they see fit.
    593. Helping to make Calgary a suicide-safer community
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Four Calgary Organizations have partnered to launch a campaign promoting suicide awareness, intervention skills training, and resources for those in distress. The campaign begins September 10th—celebrated each year as World Suicide Prevention Day
    594. Hundreds Expected at Rally to Mark Two Weeks since Alan Kurdi’s Death
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Marking 2 weeks since the deaths of Alan, Ghalib and Rehana Kurdi, Torontonians are joining cross-Canada campaign that has coordinated rallies, marches and forums in over 25 cities.
    595. Hungarian police violence against foreign journalists covering refugee crisis
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that the Hungarian police have obstructed foreign media coverage of the refugee crisis on the border between Hungary and Serbia and, in particular, that they have on three occasions in the past week
    596. IFIC Announces Board of Directors for 2015-2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON – September 10, 2015 – The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is pleased to announce its board of directors for the 2015-2016 year.
    597. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for February 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending February 28, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.22 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM increased by $76.5 billion
    598. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for January 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending January 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.18 trillion.
    599. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for July 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON – August 19, 2015 – The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending July 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.24 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM
    600. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for November 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON - December 22, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending November 30, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.23 trillion. Year-to-date, indust
    601. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for October 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON - November 19, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending October 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.23 trillion. Year-to-date, industry
    602. IFIC welcomes completion of technology upgrades that pave the way for better investor disclosure
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Investment Funds Industry of Canada welcomes the announcement by FundSERV that it has completed important network upgrades that pave the way for investors to receive clear, new information about the cost and performance of their mutual funds.
    603. IFJ and EFJ ask for a full investigation into attacks on media workers by Police at a demonstration in Armenia
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have together condemned the actions of Armenian police who attacked and briefly detained at least 10 media workers
    604. IFJ and EFJ condemn "outrageous" 7.5 year jail sentence for Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), have today condemned the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova to 7.5 years in jail
    605. IFJ and EFJ launch a conference to tackle press freedom and labour rights in Turkey
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and the Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) jointly host the two-day international conference in Istanbul
    606. IFJ and EFJ urge Turkey to release two UK journalists facing terror charges
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have today backed their affiliate in Great Britain and Ireland, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), in urging the Turkish authorities to immedia
    607. IFJ backs Univision’s journalist booted out of Donald Trump’s press conference over immigration policy
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists has supported its US affiliate The NewsGuild-CWA in condemning the attitude of the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, after he ordered the removal from his press conference of Univision
    608. IFJ calls on Israeli authorities to allow PJS senior official travel out of Gaza
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on Israeli authorities to allow a senior official of its affiliate the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PJS) to travel out of the Gaza strip to Ramallah.
    609. IFJ condemns killing of journalist in Mozambique
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the killing of Paulo Machava, a senior Mozambican journalist who was shot dead this morning in the capital Maputo by unknown gunmen.
    610. IFJ launches global campaign to promote International Press Card
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today launched an international campaign to promote the International Press Card (IPC), a global press pass delivered by the Federation and widely recognised by public officials in more than 134
    611. IFJ urges accountability for deliberate targeting of journalists in 2014 summer Gaza war
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS) today called for accountability for the deliberate targeting of journalists during the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza strip
    612. IFJ urges Hamas to release a Palestinian journalist held incommunicado
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today backed its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS), in urging Hamas to immediately release Palestinian journalist Shadi Ahmad Shaker Shaheen
    613. Important Win for Fair Use in ‘Dancing Baby’ Lawsuit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A federal appeals court in San Francisco today affirmed that copyright holders must consider whether a use of material is fair before sending a takedown notice. The ruling came in Lenz v. Universal, often called the “dancing baby” lawsuit.
    614. Israeli security forces use violence against journalists in East Jerusalem
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns the violence used by Israeli police against journalists covering the clashes between security forces and Palestinian protesters that have been taking place in and around the plaza in front of East Jerusalem’s Al-A
    615. Journalist arrested over Facebook post in Bangladesh
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in expressing serious concern over the arrest and detention of a journalist in Dhaka over a Facebook post.
    616. Journalist missing after investigative report
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) express serious concern following the disappearance of Indian journalist Chayan Sarkar in West Bengal.
    617. Journalists' safety in Ukraine: IFJ/EFJ deplore five casualties in Kiev protest
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European organisation the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) back their Ukrainian affiliates the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) and the Independent Media Trade Union
    618. July 5: Thousands to march in Toronto for Jobs, Justice and the Climate
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      March on July 5 comes on eve of the Pan American Climate and Economic Summits
    619. Kazakhstan Misusing Court Order to Censor Online Newspaper
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Online news publisher Respublika has asked a federal judge in New York to clarify that officials in Kazakhstan can’t use a U.S. court order in a battle over leaked emails to censor news stories that are critical of the Kazakhstan government.
    620. Keep it in the Ground
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A campaign by The Guardian newspaper to stop climate change by keeping fossil fuels in the ground, featuring a series of articles on different aspects of the issue across the world.
    621. Media coverage curtailed after Burkina Faso coup
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the situation in Burkina Faso, where the soldiers who staged a coup d’état yesterday have silenced most privately-owned radio and TV stations and are controlling the state-owned national TV broadcaster, RTB,
    622. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for March 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON – April 17, 2015 – The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending March 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.22 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM
    623. Members of Mishkeegogamang First Nation organize Toronto furniture drive in context of ongoing housing crisis
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In the face of an ongoing housing crisis, members of Mishkeegogamang First Nation and union local CUPE 3903 are organizing a second drive to bring an 18-wheeler truck full of furniture, tools , building materials and youth sports equipment
    624. New anti-terrorism law takes Egypt into Orwellian territory
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns a ban on media reports that conflict with official accounts of armed attacks and operations by Jihadi militants. The ban is part of an anti-terrorism law that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified yesterday
    625. New code of conduct lets Pakistani journalists ... censor themselves
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the restrictive nature of a new code of conduct for radio and TV stations that was drafted by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), an information ministry offshoot, and took effect
    626. New multimedia report exposes discriminatory immigration policy
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A new multimedia project sheds light on the drastically changed landscape for immigrants under the Harper government. Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration launches today at http://www.neverhome.ca
    627. New Street-Level Surveillance Project Tracks Spying Technologies Used by Local Law Enforcement
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      EFF Web Portal Provides In-Depth Resources About License Plate Readers, Biometric Collection, and Other High-Tech Surveillance Tools.
    628. One year on: #FindMoyameenaa
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Maldives Journalists Association (MJA) express solidarity with the Maldivian media community as they mark the one year anniversary of the disappearance of local journalist
    629. Online newspaper editor gunned down on Maputo street
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that Paulo Machava, the well-known editor of the online Diario de Noticias newspaper, was gunned down on a Maputo street today against a backdrop of tension for media personnel in Mozambique.
    630. Onlinecensorship.org
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Onlinecensorship.org seeks to encourage social media companies to operate with greater transparency and accountability toward their users as they make decisions that regulate speech. We’re collecting reports from users in an effort to shine a light on what content is taken down, why companies make certain decisions about content, and how content takedowns are affecting communities of users around the world.
    631. Only Seven Days Left to Save The Humber River Clean-Up: Founder Seeking Local Business Sponsors
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Founder seeking local business sponsors for Humber River clean-up
    632. Outrage as Al-Jazeera retrial ends with three-year jail terms
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the three-year jail sentences that a Cairo court, after many postponements, finally passed today on Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Geste, who were convicted of disseminat
    633. Pakistan issues restrictive Code of Conduct for Electronic Media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in expressing serious concerns over restrictive provisions of the newly introduced Code of Conduct for Electronic Media.
    634. Pakistani journalist killed in his home
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) deplores the brutal murder of a Pakistani journalist in Jaffarabad in Balochistan province on Sunday June 28. The IFJ calls on the Pakistani government to take immediate action to bring the assailan
    635. Photojournalist slain in Mexico City after fleeing threats in Veracruz
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that photojournalist Rubén Espinosa Becerril has been found murdered in Mexico City, to which he fled in early June after receiving death threats in the southeastern state of Veracruz.
    636. Presidential pardon for Al Jazeera journalists jailed on "terrorism" charge
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders welcomes today’s presidential pardon for Al Jazeera English journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who had been imprisoned since late August after being convicted of working without permission, broadcasting
    637. Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released Privacy Badger 1.0, a browser extension that blocks some of the sneakiest trackers that try to spy on your Web browsing habits.
    638. Refugee Rights Groups Denounce Canadian Government Complicity in Migrant Deaths, including Kurdi Brothers
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Migrant and refugee rights groups are demanding that Minister Alexander and Prime Minister Stephen Harper answer for the deaths of Galip Kurdi, five, and his three-year-old brother Aylan, after it was revealed that their application for private refug
    639. Religious extremists murder fourth blogger in Bangladesh
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly deplores the murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay on August 7 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    640. Reporter gunned down three days after presidential license to kill
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the situation in South Sudan where President Salva Kiir, speaking at a news conference, threatened to have journalists murdered if they "work against their country" and where reporter Peter Moi was gunned dow
    641. Reporters Without Borders solidary with journalists from netzpolitik.org
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is shocked that the German Public Prosecutor General is currently considering treason charges (Landesverrat) against two German journalists who run the blog netzpolitik.org.
    642. Richard McGowan New Chairman of CCRDA
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Richard McGowan has been declared the new chairman of the CCRDA Board of Directors. The CCRDA raises up to $750 million each year for their efforts to end poverty and provide relief, rehabilitation and developmental services for hurting nations.
    643. Shooting attacks on media personnel leave two dead, two wounded
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a spate of attacks on media personnel in Pakistan that has left two dead and two wounded in the past 24 hours.
    644. Sudanese journalist held without charge in Saudi Arabia, fears extradition
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders has learned that Walid Eldoud Elmakki Elhussein, a Sudanese journalist resident in Saudi Arabia since 2000, has been held without charge for the past six weeks and, according to his family, could be extradited to Sudan.
    645. Taken Offline: New EFF Project Shines Light on Coders and Bloggers Imprisoned For Online Free Expression
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched the Offline project, a campaign devoted to digital heroes - coders, bloggers, and technologists - who have been imprisoned, tortured, and even sentenced to death for raising their voices online
    646. Targeted violence against journalists by police dispersing protest
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns targeted Armenian police violence against journalists at dawn yesterday in Yerevan, when the authorities used force to disperse a sit-in by large crowd of demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.
    647. Toronto Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Addresses the World
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Torontonian Setsuko Thurlow, will broadcast her message of peace around the world. A retired social worker with the
    648. Turkey: Dangerous surge in censorship liable to exacerbate crisis
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In the latest alarming development for freedom of information in Turkey, prosecutors in the Istanbul district of Bakırköy today began investigating one of the country’s biggest media groups, DoÄŸan, for alleged terrorist propaganda.
    649. TV journalists attacked by Indian railway police
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists – India (NUJI) in strongly criticizing the attack on journalists from a local television channel by local police in Bhubaneswar, Odisha of India
    650. Use Existing Levers to Spark Higher Retirement Savings Levels: IFIC
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON – September 9, 2015 – The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is urging the government of Canada to use its resources to encourage more Canadians to save through existing workplace and individual voluntary retirement saving pl
    651. Well-known Syrian cartoonist died in detention after being tortured
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that well-known Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan died in detention in 2013, less than a year after his arrest in October 2012, and that his death was almost certainly the result of having been tortured by t
    652. What can you do if you feel your employers request is illegal, immoral , contrary to your conscience or religious beliefs
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Employment Lawyer Shelley Brown outlines what can you do if you feel your employers request is illegal, immoral, contrary to your conscience or religious belief.
    653. Will Claudia Duque obtain justice?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns judicial obstruction in the case against the former deputy head of the Colombian intelligence agency DAS, Jose Miguel Narvaez, and two other former intelligence chiefs on charges of psychologically torturing
    654. Women Building Connections Gala Dinner
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Celebrating Mother’s Day for Peace the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) will hold a gala dinner, “Women Building Connections” on Thursday, May 14th, 6:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Five outstanding women, Jean Augustine, Kim P
    655. Zaina Erhaim of Syria named 2015 Winner of Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      he Peter Mackler Award, the US branch of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), and Agence France-Presse are pleased to announce that Syrian journalist is the 2015 winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism.

    2014

    1. The bird that travels 29,000km a year
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The Rufa red knot's epic annual migration from Tierra del Fuego to the Canadian Arctic risks being grounded by climate change.
    2. Disused oil and gas wells wells a major source of methane
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Long-disused oil and gas wells in the US have been found to be a 'significant' source of the super greenhouse gas methane. The climate impact of oil and gas is underestimated, as this long term impact is not included in existing calculations.
    3. IMF policies contributed to the Ebola outbreak, weak response to it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Policies advocated by the IMF have contributed to underfunded, insufficiently staffed, and poorly prepared health systems in the countries with Ebola outbreaks.
    4. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 18, 2014
      The Commons

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      From its beginnings, one of capitalism's prime imperatives has been an all-out and never-ceasing assault on the Commons in all its manifestations. Common land, common water, public ownership -- anything rooted in the ancient human traditions of sharing and cooperation is anathema to an economic system that seeks to turn everything that exists into private property that can be exploited for profit. This issue of the Connexions Newsletter focuses on the Commons.
    5. Asbestos revealed as Canada's top cause of workplace death
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Asbestos exposure is the single largest on-the-job killer in Canada. Since 1996, almost 5,000 approved death claims stem from asbestos exposure, making it by far the top source of workplace death in Canada.
    6. The Once and Future Great Lakes Country
      An Ecological History

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      A passionate, wide-ranging history of the landscapes around the Great Lakes.
    7. American drought: California's crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      California is undergoing its worst drought in a generation. Chris McGreal explains how it is affecting the state.
    8. 10 most shocking facts we found in CIA torture report
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The so-called "torture report" released by the U.S. Senate this week contains only a fraction of the findings on how the CIA aimed to gather intelligence from detainees through interrogation. Still, it contains more than a few shocking revelations.
    9. Torture Report Reveals CIA's Manipulation of US Media
      Agency Used Classified Information As Currency For Deception

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      In essence, the CIA operated as a propaganda machine, utilizing classified information as part of a larger effort to deceive the American public about the shortcomings of its torture program.
    10. Wind offers a healthy way to generate power
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      To reduce global greenhouse gas emissions at a pace and scale that experts agree is necessary to avoid increasing catastrophic effects of global warming, we need a mix of renewable energy. Wind power will play a large role.
    11. The new conquistadors making their presence felt at COP20 in Peru
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      A new report released at COP20 by CEO, the Democracy Center and Transnational Institute shows how corporations causing social and environmental destruction in the Andes and Amazon are driving climate change, whilst enjoying influential seats at the climate-negotiating table.
    12. Waterloo woman finds NEB e-mail lauding public's inability to question pipelines
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      A Waterloo "citizen investigator" finds NEB memo boasting about Harper government changes at pipeline hearings designed to speed project approvals.
    13. Dealing with PTSD in the newsroom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Post-traumtic stress disorder doesn't just affect combat veterans and victims of war. Approximately 20% of war correspondants are diagnosed with PTSD.
    14. Major powers tailored Serbian media legislation for 'Balkan CNN'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Regardless of different EU policies on the issue among different EU member states, the Serbian media practice to date does not leave room for optimism.
    15. In the battle of people vs. pipelines, round one went to the people
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Last Wednesday I was arrested. I crossed a police line intended to mark the area where Kinder Morgan plans to drill into a mountainside as part of the survey work for an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline to carry diluted bitumen from the tar sands to the ocean.
    16. Over 60 organizations and agencies call for non-enforcement of C-36 and support full decriminalization of sex work
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Over 60 organizations and agencies call for non-enforcement of C-36 and support full decriminalization of sex work.
    17. War by media and the triumph of propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war -- with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China. This truth is being turned upside down and inside out by journalists, including those who promoted the lies that led to the bloodbath in Iraq in 2003. The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an "invisible government". It is the government. It rules directly without fear of contradiction and its principal aim is the conquest of us: our sense of the world, our ability to separate truth from lies.
      Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what's called the mainstream media is not information, but power?
    18. Burnaby Mountain battle: our notes from the courts, the woods and 100 arrests
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      History unfolded on Burnaby Mountain. This is the Vancouver Observer's account of what we saw.
    19. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2014
      Climate Change

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The theme for this issue, and the topic of the week, is Climate Change. Groups and websites engaged in the fight for action on global warming and climate justice are featured. Book of the week is Magdoff and Foster's "What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism." In addition to articles on climate change, there are articles on Ebola, corporate tax evasion, and state terrorism, as well as a 1971 interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
    20. 84-year-old ex-librarian arrested protesting Kinder Morgan, calls NEB a "sham"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Barbara Grant criticized the NEB hearings of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion as a "sham" and spoke out about the danger before crossing the police line to be arrested. At 84, she's the oldest person arrested on Burnaby Mountain so far.
    21. The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Many fracking chemicals are known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors or other classes of toxins. Studies carried out during the ongoing fracking boom, uncovered serious adverse effects including respiratory, reproductive, and growth-related problems in animals and a spectrum of symptoms in humans that they termed “shale gas syndrome”.
    22. Ecosocialism: Why greens must be red and reds must be green
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Ian Angus argues for a movement based on socialist and ecological principles, to save humanity and the rest of nature from capitalist ecocide.
    23. Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export?
      Follow the Oiltanking Trail

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The U.S. Senate failed to get the necessary 60 votes to approve the northern leg of TransCanada‘s KeystoneXL pipeline, but incoming Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell already promised it will get another vote when the GOP-dominated Senate begins its new session in 2015.
    24. TransCanada hires controversial PR firm to derail opposition to Energy East pipeline
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      There are now multiple news articles that report Calgary-based TransCanada hired the controversial public relations firm Edelman in an attempt to derail growing public opposition to its proposed 1.1 million barrels per day Energy East tar sands pipeline.
    25. Fake grassroots advocacy part of TransCanada's plan to silence Energy East critics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Documents show plans to "pressure" pipeline critics by working with third parties and industry-funded grassroots advocacy groups in favour of Energy East.
    26. 58 dead, 5 years, 0 justice in The Philippines
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is joining its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) as they launch their week-long campaign to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre in Maguindanao, in the Philippines and calls on journalists and the media to join in the campaign for justice against the single biggest massacre of journalists in history.
    27. We must keep the Arctic clean, wild and free!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The Arctic is a special place, teeming with life, but it is under threat like never before -- not just from climate change, but from oil drilling, industrial fishing and shipping, as receding ice creates now commercial opportunities. We must designate an Arctic Sanctuary where nature can reign undisturbed.
    28. Sex and Consent on Campus
      "Yes Means Yes" Law: Anti-Woman, Anti-Sex

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Amid an ongoing debate over sex and consent on college campuses, in September California passed "affirmative consent" legislation, which was followed by a slew of similar initiatives nationwide. The pretext is to curb a purported epidemic of sexual violence and have college administrations come clean on reporting sexual assault complaints. But legislating one form of consent as the only acceptable variant and branding all else as assault -- as these new policies do -- means that these administrations now have even greater power to enforce what is acceptable sexual activity among students.
    29. SFU scientist worries she'll lose home, over Kinder Morgan lawsuit
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      She was the woman everyone on Burnaby Mountain was waiting for. The accidental media star -- SFU professor Lynne Quarmby -- was immediately surrounded by cameras as she gave her reaction Friday to the injunction brought down against her and other pipeline protesters. She vowed to continue her fight.
    30. Global Health Watch 4
      An Alternative World Health Report

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Global Health Watch, now in its fourth edition, is widely perceived as the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health and healthcare. It covers a range of issues that currently impact on health, including the present political and economic architecture in a fast-changing and globalized world; a political assessment of the drive towards Universal Health Coverage; broader determinants of health, such as gender-based violence and access to water; stories of struggles, actions and change; and a scrutiny of a range of global institutions and processes. It integrates rigorous analysis, alternative proposals and stories of struggle and change to present a compelling case for a radical transformation of the way we approach actions and policies on health.
    31. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2014
      Libertarian Socialism

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The topic of the week is Libertarian Socialism. Articles on no-state solutions in Kurdistan; right-wing dirty tricks used to attack labour and environmental groups; scientists unravelling the risks of new pesticides; the terrors faced by fishermen in Gaza; and bringing books and seeking peace in Colombia. Film of the week is Even the Rain, and book of the week is Adolph Reed's Class Notes.
    32. Whale songs: shanties drag mysteries of whaling life back from the deep
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      A new album of songs chronicling the lost culture of whaling reminds new audiences a forgotten way of life.
    33. #KMFace photos mock Kinder Morgan claim that facial expressions are a form of "assault"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Anti-pipeline protestors took to social media to post their best #KMFace, following Kinder Morgan's court case against residents this week, where the company's lawyer stated that the protestors' angry snarls are "not just intimidation," but "actually assault."
    34. The IPCC report: Between nightmare and revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Belgian ecosocialist Daniel Tanuro says the latest IPCC report has sounded an alarm that we must not ignore. Only radical change can avert climate disaster.
    35. EFF to Librarian of Congress: Let Car Owners Look Under the Hood
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The reach of copyright law has expanded so far that it now threatens people's ability to repair their own cars and protect them against malware. Yesterday, EFF launched a legal campaign to fend off that threat.
    36. P. Sainath has won the World Media Summit Award
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      P. Sainath is the winner of World Media Summit Global Award for Excellence 2014 in the Public Welfare category. The WMS awards are described as the "first comprehensive news awards covering multiple media formats, including press, photo, video and integrated media to honour “truth, objectivity and excellence” in journalism".
    37. Beat off the vulture's swoop
      The judge who took an economy hostage

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Emerging economies need to issue their state bonds in financial centres where the law blocks vulture funds from profiting from financial woes. New York is off the list.
    38. Democracy rezoned
      Republicans fix polls in US elections

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      By employing techniques that take advantage of the extreme polarisation of the US electorate, the Republican Party is able to fix polls.
    39. Russia's other October revolution
      How did we get from perestroika to Putin?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Explaining contemporary Russia as the product of Boris Yeltsin's insistence to enforce a neoliberal economy.
    40. Two Years After the CTU Strike
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      In light of the Chicago Teachers Union's strike that changed the discourse on education in the United States, Bartlett analyzes the persisting problems with public education systems, such as school closings, privitization, and poor allocation of funding.
    41. We've got our eye on you
      US wants to control, and own, the world online

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Edward Snowden not only told the world about US state surveillance of national and personal secrets, he reminded us that almost all the companies surveying us for commercial gain are American.
    42. No to Crackdown on Prostitution!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      In eight years, the Harper Tories [Conservative Party under Prime Minister Stephen Harper] have waged war on pretty much everyone. Now it is prostitutes and their clients who, if the government has its way, are to be abolished.
    43. Reflecting on the International Day to Protect Journalists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution (A/RES/68/163) of December 18, 2013 on The Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity. This landmark Resolution - the first of the General Assembly on the issue -- "condemns unequivocally all attacks and violence against journalists and media workers".
    44. The X-Rated Free Market
      On Pornography, Royal Spermatozoa and the Free Market

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Is the pornography market the only free one? The question might seem provocative. Or a gross oversimplification. But it might also shed some light on certain points, namely those related with the political shaping of markets.
    45. Canadian lawyers and Chevron's court battle over environmental damage in Ecuador
      Iler, Kirsten

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      A storm of controversy erupted amongst Canadian lawyers when the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) decided to intervene in Chevron's appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The appeal is part of Chevron's battle against Ecuadorian Indigenous peoples who seek to enforce a massive court judgment against the company for environmental damage in Ecuador.
    46. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 30, 2014
      Refugees

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Topic of the week is Refugees. Featured articles look at migration, counter-surveillance resources, farmers in Ghana fighting to retain the freedom to save their own seeds, and rebuilding communities faced with mining companies in Ecuador. The website of the week is Mediamatters. From the archives we've got Socialist Feminism: A Strategy for the Women's Movement.
    47. Landowner refuses to surrender property for Energy East pipeline
      A landowner fights a big corporation for his forest

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Rick Verge was shocked when a TransCanada land agent knocked on his door in Titusville, N.B., last year and offered him $1000 to conduct a land survey in exchange for his signature. He refused. He said the land agent showed him a photo in a brochure of what his land would look like after TransCanada was finished with construction.
    48. IRS seizes hundreds of perfectly legal bank accounts, refuses to give money back
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The Internal Revenue Service has been seizing bank accounts belonging to small businesses and individuals who regularly made deposits of less than $10,000, but broke no laws. And the government is refusing to return all the money taken. The practice - called civil asset forfeiture - allows IRS agents to seize property they suspect of being tied to a crime, even if no charges are filed, and their agency is allowed to keep a share of whatever is forfeited.
    49. Here come the thought police
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has declared his intention to fast-track legislation expanding CSIS and police powers of “surveillance, detention and arrest.”
    50. Prisoners' Pictures review -- exploring science and propaganda amid conflict
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      A photography exhibition in Frankfurt examines first world war propaganda attempts to stir revolt among Muslim soldiers.
    51. Canada considers preventive detention in wake of Ottawa attack
      Prime minister Stephen Harper says he plans to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts as parliament returns day after shooting

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The Canadian government indicated on Thursday that it intends to speed up proposals to toughen the country’s anti-terror laws in the wake of the attack on Parliament in Ottawa, including a measure that would allow “preventative detention”.
    52. Ebola: don't blame the bats!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Bats serve as a natural reservoir for the Ebola - but we cannot blame them for the epidemic. In Ghana alone people eat over 100,000 fruit bats a year as 'bushmeat', yet the country has escaped the epidemic. Much more research is needed to discover the mechanisms of transmission, and to devise effective, appropriate interventions.
    53. Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned editor Raef Badawi to be flogged 1,000 times
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      According to PEN’s Information, Raef Badawi, who was sentenced by a Saudi Arabian court to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes , a fine, a 10-year travel ban and 10-year media participation ban for “insulting Islam” and “founding a liberal website”, will be flogged 1,000 times in November 2014.
    54. Wrenched
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Wrenched captures the passing of the monkey wrench from the pioneers of eco-activism to the new generation who are carrying Edward Abbey's legacy into the 21st century. The fight continues to sustain the last bastion of the American wilderness - the spirit of the West.
    55. FBI director wants access to encrypt Apple, Google users' data, demands law 'fix'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The FBI director has slammed Apple and Google for offering their customers encryption technology that protects users’ privacy. "Deeply concerned" James Comey wants to push on Congress to "fix" laws to ensure police can still access private data.
    56. The FBI Director's Evidence Against Encryption Is Pathetic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      FBI Director James Comey gave a speech Thursday about how cell-phone encryption could lead law enforcement to a “very dark place” where it “misses out” on crucial evidence to nail criminals. To make his case, he cited four real-life examples — examples that would be laughable if they weren’t so tragic.
    57. Overlooking the Obvious With Naomi Klein
      Climate, Capitialism and the Left

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The lesson that Naomi Klein overlooks seems clear. Climate chaos is just one DEVASTATING symptom of our dysfunctional society. To survive catabolic capitalism and germinate an alternative, movement activists will have to anticipate and help people respond to multiple crises while organizing them to recognize and root out their source.
    58. PEN Honduras appeals to Supreme Court in final attempt to halt ban on practising journalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Journalist and founding member of PEN Honduras, Julio Ernesto Alvarado, is appearing along with other journalists and PEN Honduras members before the Constitutional Section of the Supreme Court of the country in a final attempt to fight the reinstatement of a 16-month ban on practising journalism.
    59. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 16, 2014
      Arms Trade

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Topic of the week is the Arms Trade. Featured resources include The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, an article on Israel's War Business, and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. A new feature in Other Voices is the Film of the Week: to start off, we spotlight The Corporation, an exploration of the dominant institution of our time. Plus: Lying to ourselves about the air war, Karl Marx's critique of modern agriculture, and a challenge to Montreal's anti-protest bylaw.
    60. Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru's forest but timber finds global buyers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
    61. Cuba leads fight against Ebola in Africa as west frets about border security
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The island nation has sent hundreds of health workers to help control the deadly infection while richer countries worry about their security – instead of heeding UN warnings that vastly increased resources are urgently needed.
    62. 'Hostile to privacy': Snowden urges internet users to get rid of Dropbox
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Edward Snowden has identified Dropbox and other services as 'hostile to privacy." He urges web users to abandon unencrypted communication and adjust privacy settings to prevent governments from spying on them in increasingly intrusive ways.
    63. Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      It has now been revealed that California regulators with DOGGR permitted hundreds of wastewater injection wells and thousands more wells injecting fluids for 'enhanced oil recovery" into aquifers protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
    64. John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The stereotype of homeschooling as the haven for conservative, religious ideologues overshadows the movement's radically progressive roots. One of the movement's foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an egalitarian atheist who explicitly opposed patriarchy, corresponded with progressive thinkers including Paul Goodman and Noam Chomsky, and helped initiate the still emerging children’s rights movement.
    65. Headscarf ban turns France's Muslim women towards homeworking
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Headscarf ban in French public service jobs turns many Muslim women towards self-employed e-trading.
    66. Drawing a line in the tar sands
      A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The fight over the tar sands is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time. The very active tar sands struggle is no less than a life-and-death battle for the future of the planet. It is a battle that pits these peoples' movement against the largest and most destructive industrial project -- a project driven by the big the most profitable and powerful transnational energy corporations.
    67. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 2, 2014
      Climate Change

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      This issue of Other Voices looks at why so many people deny or ignore the very real and very near threat of climate change. We also look into the ways on how NGOs tame and undermine grassroots movements. Other Voices also shares an article detailing how a $182 billion bail-out of tax-payer money was not enough for one bank. Finally, in this issue, we look into the horrors of American slavery and how it shaped the United States into the economic power it is today.
    68. Devil and the deep blue sea: how Mediterranean migrant disaster unfolded
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Desperate migrants from Gaza and Syria tell how they put themselves at the mercy of people smugglers in their voyage to cross the Mediterranean.
    69. New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Like biologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring warned about the devastating effects of DDT, a new generation of scientists is trying to figure out if new pesticides -- which are being used in ever-increasing numbers, quantities, and combinations -- are harming living things they’re not intended to kill, including birds.
    70. The weird afterlife of the world's subterranean 'ghost stations'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      With plans afoot to transform disused London tube stations into tourist attractions, Drew Reed digs into how they get abandoned in the first place and what could become of them in the future.
    71. Tungsten: The perfect metal for bullets and missiles
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Imagine a lump of iron the size of a tennis ball. Weigh it in your hand. Now let it drop on to your foot. How does that feel? Now imagine an identical object three times as dense. How would that feel if you dropped it? Would you ever walk again?
    72. I think explicit consent laws are a mistake
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      I want to talk a little bit about the burgeoning movement for explicit consent laws. These laws change the typical standard from "no means no" to "only yes means yes." As the article puts it, "Students are now required to have 'unambiguous communication and mutual agreement' -- that's verbal consent - before sexual acts, or risk consequences."
    73. Arsenic-Laced Coffee is Good for You
      Would You Like Sugar With That?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      The Environmental Protection Agency, in 2013, identified about 1,000 chemicals that the oil and gas industry uses in fracking operations, most of them carcinogens at the strengths they shove into the earth.
    74. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 19 2014
      Spying, terrorism, and protest

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Coverage of spying, terrorism, and protest. Articles on how the ISIS (Islamic State group) comes to be using American weapons; the U.S. government's secret plans to spy for American corporations; the insidious power of propaganda; how to spot and defeat disruption on the Internet, and steps to sustainable livestock production. Topic of the week is War Crimes; book for the week is Berkeley: The New Student Revolt, and website of the week is LabourStart.
    75. Life in Timbuktu: how the ancient city of gold is slowly turning to dust
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Mali's ancient city is disempowered, suffering the effects of desertification and slowly disappearing. Despite this, little is being done to ensure the city has a future.
    76. The So-Called Scientific "Consensus": Why the Debate on GMO Safety is Not Over
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Biotechnology seed companies, aided by advocates from academia and the blogopsphere, are using their substantial resources to broadcast the myth of a "scientific consensus" on the safety of GMOs, asserting that the data is in and the debate is over. The public relations campaign, helped along by industry groups, has caught the attention of some of the most visible news outlets in the country, with biotech advocates portraying GMO critics as akin to climate change deniers, out of step with science.
    77. Film Review: Revolutionary Medicine - A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      A review of the provocative documentary Revolutionary Medicine, which tells the story of the first Garifuna hospital, in Honduras.
    78. Independent journalism pays off with truth and results
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      A highlight perhaps because our journalistic effort covering the people and politics of Alberta’s oil sands, as well as the industry’s pipeline and tankers offshoots into B.C., is one of Kickstarter’s most funded journalistic endeavours. 741 people like you pledged $53,040 and powered up this project!
    79. The journalists who never sleep
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Automated 'robot writers' could soon be personalising daily data feed.
    80. The hunt for Spinosaurus
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      A chance meeting in Morocco and a trip to Milan joined pieces of the Spinosaurus, the world's first semi-aquatic dinosaur.
    81. 'Poison pill' privatisation contracts could cost £300m-£400m to cancel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Taxpayer stands to lose millions if probation contracts are cancelled.
    82. Hollywood's Gary Webb Movie and the Message that Big Media Couldn't Kill
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2014
      Published: 2014
      Gary's email arrived quite by surprise. I knew about his Dark Alliance series, five years prior, documenting the CIA's trafficking of cocaine to fund paramilitary squads in Central America. I also knew he had been pummeled by corporate media and had lost his job over it. "They're trying to turn y