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The crimes of summer unaddressed by the federal election

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Friday, August 28, 2015

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As the leaders of Canada's major political parties descend on backyard barbecues, kiss babies, and glad-hand supporters, there appears to be little interest in addressing Canada's role in war crimes and dangerous military escalations committed half a world away this summer.

As the leaders of Canada's major political parties continue election campaigning, there appears to be little interest in addressing Canada's role in war crimes and dangerous military escalations. Why?

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Democracy Now! 2015-08-26 miércoles en español

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Democracy Now! 26 de Agosto de 2015
  • Donald Trump expulsa a presentador de Univisión Jorge Ramos de conferencia de prensa
  • Jeb Bush critica plan sobre inmigración de Trump y defiende uso de término “bebés ancla”
  • Texas: Tribunal suspende ejecución de hombre procesado por asesinato en 1997
  • Guatemala: Corte Suprema aprueba juicio político contra presidente
  • Afganistán: Mueren once personas en explosiones en planta de gas; murieron dos soldados de la OTAN
  • Fuerza aérea: Estados Unidos enviará aviones F-22 a Europa en medio de tensiones con Rusia
  • Turquía y Estados Unidos concluyen plan para que Turquía se una a coalición contra el ISIS
  • Illinois: Responsables académicos piden restitución de Steven Salaita
  • Academia de Ciencias de California retira inversiones de los combustibles fósiles
  • Arrestan a veinte personas en protesta contra oleoducto de arenas alquitranadas frente a la casa de John Kerry
  • Prohibición impuesta por el Pentágono a soldados transexuales podría llegar a su fin el próximo mes de mayo
  • Manifestaciones #BlackTransLivesMatter en catorce ciudades de Estados Unidos
  • Texas: Concejo municipal aprueba cambio de nombre de ruta a "Sandra Bland Parkway"

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Fact-checking the Liberals: Tax credit for school supply purchases

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The 2015 federal election promises to be an ugly fight, with a lot of half-truths and fact twisting. This has been the tone set by the Harper government so far, and it shows no sign of changing course. Luckily, rabble.ca together with our allies will be pulling together real numbers and evidence to refute the mistruths and fact check the election campaign.

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Sounds Irish: Sounds Irish 8-25-15, Segment 1

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Sounds Irish is a weekly program coming straight from County Wicklow in Ireland, hosted by Joe Bollard, one of the elder statesmen of the Irish show band scene. Each program features a variety of Irish and Irish-related songs from many different genres, along with a healthy dose of banter from your host. Please consider adding Sounds Irish to your stations' weekly lineup of programs. All we ask is that we know where the show is being aired so that we can give mention on the program. To contact the show, it is best to send email to Joe Bollard directly at joebollard2@eircom.net The 2-hour program is posted weekly in multiple parts for broadcasters to insert their own breaks.

Sounds Irish: Sounds Irish 8-25-15, Segment 2

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Sounds Irish is a weekly program coming straight from County Wicklow in Ireland, hosted by Joe Bollard, one of the elder statesmen of the Irish show band scene. Each program features a variety of Irish and Irish-related songs from many different genres, along with a healthy dose of banter from your host. Please consider adding Sounds Irish to your stations' weekly lineup of programs. All we ask is that we know where the show is being aired so that we can give mention on the program. To contact the show, it is best to send email to Joe Bollard directly at joebollard2@eircom.net The 2-hour program is posted weekly in multiple parts for broadcasters to insert their own breaks.

Sounds Irish: Sounds Irish 8-25-15, Segment 3

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Sounds Irish is a weekly program coming straight from County Wicklow in Ireland, hosted by Joe Bollard, one of the elder statesmen of the Irish show band scene. Each program features a variety of Irish and Irish-related songs from many different genres, along with a healthy dose of banter from your host. Please consider adding Sounds Irish to your stations' weekly lineup of programs. All we ask is that we know where the show is being aired so that we can give mention on the program. To contact the show, it is best to send email to Joe Bollard directly at joebollard2@eircom.net The 2-hour program is posted weekly in multiple parts for broadcasters to insert their own breaks.

One year after the ceasefire and the Gaza War is still not over

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War is Over. If You Want It

It was a bright, cold January day in Toronto. The year was 1969. I was a high school student gazing upwards in wonderment, as the small airplane was skywriting John and Yoko's message of hope and empowerment. The Vietnam War was raging and world resolve to end it was gathering.

It was another six years before that war was to be over.

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Dirty little secret: Energy East still means more money for natural gas

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TransCanada has inked a deal with natural gas distributors. This ends a high-profile conflict standing in the way of TransCanada's Energy East ambitions. Natural gas distributors in Ontario and Quebec say the deal insulates consumers from increased costs associated with converting the up-to-40-year-old natural gas pipeline set to carry oil from Saskatchewan through to Ontario. But there's something TransCanada and natural gas distributors aren't telling us.

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Project Slut: Young women challenging rape culture, slut shaming, and high school dress codes

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On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, I speak with Andy Villanueva and Kerin Bethel-John. They are members of Project Slut, a collective of young women who set out to abolish the dress code in their high school and won, and who now have their sights set on transforming school dress codes across the entire Toronto District School Board.

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Για τα γεγονότα στις Σκουριές στις 23-8-2015

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Για εμάς δεν χωράνε αυταπάτες σχετικά με τις προθέσεις των αισχρών πολιτικάντηδων του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ. Ο μοναδικός δρόμος για την αντιμετώπιση της γιγάντιας καταστροφής στον Κάκκαβο ξεκινάει από το κίνημα και τελειώνει σε αυτό. Την Κυριακή 23-8 υπήρξε προγραμματισμένη διαδήλωση από συντονιστικά καθώς και κατασκηνωτές πανευρωπαϊκού camping εναντίον της εξόρυξης, οι οποίοι διαδήλωσαν στο βουνό, ενώ αρκετοί από αυτούς συγκρούστηκαν με τα σκυλιά του κράτους και του Μπόμπολα που προστάτευαν το εργοτάξιο.

Democracy Now! 2015-08-26 Wednesday

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Democracy Now! 2015-08-26 Wednesday
  • Headlines for August 26, 2015
  • Two Separate Americas: David Simon's New Mini-Series Looks at "Hypersegregation" in Public Housing
  • David Simon on Katrina Anniversary: New Orleans "May Be the Greatest Gift We Have to Offer"
  • The Drug War Has to End: David Simon on "The Wire" & Over-Policing of the Poor

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For how long can South African elites keep misleading the people?

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Those in power don’t want to confront the status quo of hatred against immigrants, or South Africa’s imperialist role in the region. They have a narrow set of interests: getting votes, accumulating wealth and power. However, the recent wave of attacks on immigrants and the ruptures of relations with other African countries – especially where South African corporations are operating – have touched the most delicate nerves of the established political powers, who have vowed to advance corporate interests in making profits.

NDP strength in Calgary-Foothills riding could rattle federal Tory narrative

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So, what happens if the Alberta NDP wins the Calgary-Foothills byelection on Sept. 3, or for that matter, if they even come a respectable second?

Wouldn't that, at the very least, damage the oft-repeated conservative claim here in Alberta that the election of the Notley Government was a fluke, a mistake, the product of a perfect storm, and something about which Albertans are already suffering serious buyers' remorse?

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TUC Radio:: The Climate Deception Dossiers - Our Common Future Part FOUR, Segment 1

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In July 2015 the Union of Concerned Scientists published the Climate Deception Dossiers. After years of research, whistle-blowing and Freedom of Information Requests a truly sordid picture emerges of fossil fuel corporations internally admitting that climate change is real while at the same time spending millions of dollars to buy scientists who say climate change is a hoax. These bought-off scientists and politicians make statements such as: the sun makes things warmer, not humans or CO2 - and anyway CO2 is good for you and agriculture. The Deception Dossiers report the theft of letterheads of reputable organizations such as the NAACP and the American Association of University Women. Forged letters that were mailed to members of Congress, claiming to be from non-profits that advocate for the well-being of women, minorities, children, seniors, and veterans, and urging defeat of legislations to protect the climate or undermining efforts at international climate treaties. The Deception Dossiers show how millions of dollars are still being used on advertising campaigns to spread misinformation and to fund efforts of organization such as ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. Prominent among the Climate Deception organizations is the Heartland Institute They are openly facing off against the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC, by having created their own organization in 2013. It is the NON-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, the NIPCC. The Heartland's most recent salvo was an attack on Pope Francis and his appeal in the Encyclical to halt climate change. The program is interspersed with excerpts of news items from FOX and Rush Limbaugh that are being circulated via the Heartland Institute web site.

The Michael Slate Show: Picking a side: We Come as Friends Director Hubert Sauper; Mertilla Jones on the Police Murder of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones & Rise Up October , Segment 1

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Hubert Sauper, documentary filmmaker whose film "Darwin's Nightmare" was nominated for an Oscar, on his latest, "We Come as Friends," about imperialism & South Sudan. Opens nationwide this month. May 16, 2010, Aiyana Stanley-Jones was shot in the head and killed by a Detroit cop as the 7-year-old slept on a couch with her grandmother. No police have been held accountable for this cold-blooded killing. Mertilla Jones, Aiyana's grandmother, on the murder and Rise Up October/Which Side Are You On?

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