Anti-Semitism Canadian-Style: Nazi Holocaust as Oppression Reinforcer

The Nazi Holocaust and Anti-Semitism in Canada Today

by Yves Engler  - Dissident Voice


December 5th, 2016

Is “remembering the Nazi Holocaust and where anti-Semitism can lead” a good thing? Unfortunately, thanks to people who constantly cite this horrible genocide in order to justify the illegal, immoral and anti-human behaviour of the Israeli state, one must answer, “it depends.”

Drawing attention to the Nazi Holocaust and anti-Semitism in Canada today often reinforces, rather than undermines, oppression and discrimination.

This perverse reality was on display at two recent events in Toronto.

At a semi-annual Ryerson Student Union meeting a Hillel member pushed a resolution calling on the union to promote Holocaust Education Week in conjunction with United Jewish Appeal-Toronto, which marked Israel’s 2014 slaughter in Gaza by adding $2.25 million to its annual aid to that wealthy country.

 

 

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Insinuation But No Answers in Vancouver Aquarium Whale Deaths

Vancouver Aquarium's Case for Captive Whales Flounders

by Jeff Matthews  - Pacific Free Press


December 6, 2016

Talk about a whale of a tale. At least, that seems to be what Vancouver Aquarium's headline-grabbing suggestion that activists poisoned its whales was designed to have you do.

Unable to pinpoint a specific cause for the deaths of their last two remaining belugas, the aquarium was left to speculate. And speculate they did, deftly pointing their finger at the critics of whale captivity that have been an ever-present thorn in their side. Then, perhaps just to make it all seem a little more real, they stated that police had been contacted in the matter.

It was a possibility, the aquarium was keen to emphasize, that they weren't ruling out.

Except, there was never any evidence for it.

There have been over 40 whales and dolphins die at the aquarium over the years, not one of them caused by a murderous gang of animal lovers. No suspicious characters on their surveillance video. No traces of a toxin in their pools or in their dead whales. No evidence whatsoever to indicate foul play, say Vancouver Police.

 

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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Melvin A. Goodman, Dave Lindorff, Janine Bandcroft December 7th, 2016

This Week on GR

by C. L. Cook - Gorilla-Radio.com


December 7, 2016

 

If November was the "stepping off" point, then December is the "hurtling towards the hard landing" of January's Trump presidency. Libertarians, and what remains of the Left who took cold comfort in the candidate's expressed wish to draw in America's military talons must today be nervously eyeing Mr. T.'s Manhattan aerie as one after another military man is added to his foreign policy cast of hawks; even as the bellicose Commander-in-Chief to be runs roughshod over diplomatic norms and protocol niceties.

Melvin A. Goodman is an essayist and author whose articles are featured online at such "usefully idiotic" sites as Consortium News, GlobalResearch, and CounterPunch.org, where he serves as in-house national security columnist. Mel is too a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, and professor of government at Johns Hopkins University.

 

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A former CIA analyst, Goodman's book titles include: 'Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA,' 'National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism,' and his latest, 'A Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence'. His recent article at CounterPunch, 'Trump’s Campaign of Militarization' may prove a splash of cold water in the face of hopes for a Trump ebb in America's militarist tide.

Melvin A. Goodman in the first half.

And; while "fake news" is in the news lately, you may have missed investigative reports on the Secretary of State's office utilizing the hype over Putin's alleged mass manipulation of the American electorate to hive off a $160 million amendment to the 2017 National Defense funding Act to "investigate foreign propaganda in US media." It all adds to a chilling international atmosphere, reminding of those not so good old McCarthyite days.

Dave Lindorff is an award-winning journalist, author, broadcaster, and founder of the award-winning web news site, This Can't Be Happening.net. His book titles include: ‘This Can’t Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy,’ ‘Marketplace Medicine: The Rise of the For Profit Hospital Chains,’ and ‘Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.’ You can tune in Dave's This Can't Be Happening radio program Wednesdays at 5pm eastern time on PRN, the Progressive Radio Network.

Dave Lindorff and, "Is it just me, or is it getting a little Cold Warish in here?" in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz of some of the good things planned in the coming week for our town and beyond. But first, Mel Goodman and Trump’s Campaign of Militarization.

 

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

 

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Top to Bottom: Antarctic Melt Has Scientists Worried

Huge Antarctica Glacier in Serious Trouble

Robert Hunziker - Pacific Free Press


December 5, 2016

The global warming crisis seems to get worse and worse, faster and faster. Now, Antarctica is in the spotlight with brand-new shocking research of a spine-chilling development. 

The whole of Antarctica, if melted in its entirety, equates to a sea level rise of 200’, but that will not happen during current lifetimes. It’s too big and would require way too much heating for way too long. But, a meltdown of a significant part of Antarctica, like West Antarctica, has the potential, according to new research, to submerge Miami and New York during current lifetimes.

This is the first time scientific observation has officially come to the conclusion that such a horrendous meltdown is probable so soon!


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Foxes in the White House: Can Crooks Keep Washington Honest?

Too busy getting rich to commit war crimes? Is Trump’s Idea To Fix a ‘Rigged System’ by Appointing Crooks Who’ve Played It? 

by Dave Lindorff  - This Can't Be Happening


December 2, 2016

 

Donald Trump’s cabinet choices are suggesting a governing philosophy along the lines of a corrupt municipal police force relying on gangsters to help it keep street crime held in check. Trump has been naming top Wall Street bankers and hedge fund owners to staff his Commerce Department (former Rothschild banker and billionaire Wilbur Ross), Treasury (former Goldman Sachs executive and hedge fund executive Steve Mnuchin, and more recently, as top “economic strategy advisors”, Blackstone Group CEO Steven Schwartzman and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.

The president-elect has actually demonstrated a predilection for considering people who play the "rigged system' and even actual criminals (albeit unindicted in some cases) in his cabinet and White House advisory staff. Dimon, of course, heads a too-big-to-fail bank that was one of five that pleaded guilty last year to federal felony charges involving a huge currency manipulation conspiracy. Dimon had his bank cop a plea and pay a $5.6-billion fine that allowed him to avoid facing criminal charges himself for the bank’s admitted criminal behavior and even to stay on in his lucrative top spot running the felonious institution.

Meanwhile, Trump is reportedly considering naming disgraced former General David Petraeus, who in 2015 also copped a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of “mishandling top-secret information” while he was CIA director (a post he had to resign), in order to avoid more serious felony charges of providing such national security secrets to his paramour and biographer Paula Broadwell, and of potentially of lying about it to FBI investigators, also a felony.

 

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Trumping Justice: Sniffing Out Sessions for AG

Trump Nominee Will Politicize Dept. of Justice

by Walter Brasch  - Wanderings


December 3, 2016

 

In his successful run to the presidency, Donald Trump spent a lot of time talking about the Second Amendment and defending gun ownership. He spent very little time talking about the other amendments, other than to say he supported the Constitution. He knew his core support came from those who could effortlessly repeat a phrase, “Donald Trump supports my Second Amendment rights,” without knowing much more than that.

There’s probably a reason why Trump wasn’t specific about the other rights—he doesn’t know much about the Constitution. That became apparent this past week when he said he would jail anyone who burned the flag.

However, the Supreme Court, in Texas v. Johnson (1989), ruled that burning the flag is protected by the First Amendment right of free speech, no matter how hateful or unpatriotic it may seem. Trump’s tweet was soundly condemned by all media and civil rights organizations.

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Killing Incredulity: A War Declared on Journalistic Skepticism

The Orwellian War on Skepticism

by Robert Parry  - Consortium News


December 1, 2016

Under the cover of battling “fake news,” the mainstream U.S. news media and officialdom are taking aim at journalistic skepticism when it is directed at the pronouncements of the U.S. government and its allies.

One might have hoped that the alarm about “fake news” would remind major U.S. news outlets, such as The Washington Post and The New York Times, about the value of journalistic skepticism. However, instead, it seems to have done the opposite.

The idea of questioning the claims by the West’s officialdom now brings calumny down upon the heads of those who dare do it. “Truth” is being redefined as whatever the U.S. government, NATO and other Western interests say is true. Disagreement with the West’s “group thinks,” no matter how fact-based the dissent is, becomes “fake news.”

Author George Orwell

 

Special Report: Official Washington’s rush into an Orwellian future is well underway as political and media bigwigs move to silence Internet voices of independence and dissent, reports Robert Parry.

 

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This Land's Not Your Land Prime Minister: Trudeau Pipeline Rends British Columbia

Justin Trudeau: BC is not yours to give away

by Rafe Mair - Common Sense Canadian


December 1, 2016

I’ll not waste too many words on Prime Minister Trudeau’s treachery. Of all the many political sins, surely the greatest of all is hypocrisy and this prime minister has taken that sin to new levels.

He basked in the glory of Paris and being portrayed as the hero of the earth but had scarcely got home when he cast aside the cloak of righteousness, reverting to being a cheap hustler for the fossil fuel industry, even outshining Stephen Harper.

Justin Trudeau speaks at the Paris COP climate talks – flanked by Canadian premiers (Province of BC/Flickr)

 

They hang the man, and flog the woman,
That steals the goose from off the common;
But let the greater villain loose,
That steals the common from the goose.”

 

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What Could Go Awry? Trump, Putin, "Fake News," and the End of Fidel

What can go wrong?
by William BlumThe Anti-Empire Report #147 
 

November 30th, 2016

That he may not be “qualified” is unimportant.

That he’s never held a government or elected position is unimportant.

That on a personal level he may be a shmuck is unimportant.

What counts to me mainly at this early stage is that he – as opposed to dear Hillary – is unlikely to start a war against Russia. His questioning of the absolute sacredness of NATO, calling it “obsolete”, and his meeting with Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, an outspoken critic of US regime-change policy, specifically Syria, are encouraging signs.

Even more so is his appointment of General Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser. Flynn dined last year in Moscow with Vladimir Putin at a gala celebrating RT (Russia Today), the Russian state’s English-language, leftist-leaning TV channel. Flynn now carries the stigma in the American media as an individual who does not see Russia or Putin as the devil. It is truly remarkable how nonchalantly American journalists can look upon the possibility of a war with Russia, even a nuclear war.
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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, James Carden, Joan Russow, Janine Bandcroft Nov. 30th, 2016

This Week on GR

by C. L. Cook - Gorilla-Radio.com


November 30, 2016

 

Nearly two weeks ago, America's House of Representatives passed H.R.5732, or the "Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016". Slipped through an almost empty House, using "special" rules that limited normal democratic checks and balances, H.R.5732 promises to be, if it gets past the Senate and is ratified by the next president of the United States, the opening of a gate to broaden the Syria conflagration in the Middle East and perhaps lead to wars beyond there too.

 

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James Carden is a contributing writer at The Nation whose recent article there, 'The Dangerous and Shortsighted Push to "Contain Iran"' outlines what could prove to be president Trump's first foreign policy crisis. James also serves as editor of eastwestaccord.com, the website for The American Committee for East-West Accord.

James Carden in the first half.


And; you may recall Bill C-51? That was the odious effort of our previous and unlamentedly passed prime minister to create, in emulation of our neighbours south, a Made in Canada Patriot Act. During last year's federal election, the NDP said C-51 should be scrapped, while the Liberals thought a bit of tinkering would do the trick. Right now, the Liberal's Public Safety Review on Bill C-51 is ready to retire to the capital to present submissions, BUT you still have two more weeks to get your opinions registered.

Joan Russow is former leader of the Green Party of Canada who, since stepping down from the Greens, has spent her time keeping the United Nations' feet to fire with the Global Compliance Research Project, worked as reporter and filmmaker recording climate change conferences in Copenhagen and Cancun, and producing the film, 'Cooperatives: Counterpoint to Capitalism.' She also serves as an editor and the driving force behind the Peace, Earth, and Justice news site, PEJNews.com.

Joan Russow and C-51 in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news of some of the good goings on planned in the coming week for the streets of our town and further afield. But first, James Carden and the Caesar Syria Civil Protection Act 2016, "Dangerous and Shortsighted Push to ‘Contain Iran.’"

 

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

 

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EU Parliamentary Gatekeeper Group Promises to Muzzle "Fake News"

EU Votes for Citizens to Fund Their Own Brainwashing

by Finian Cunningham - RT


November 26, 2016

A fledgling group set up by the European Commission to allegedly counteract “Russian propaganda” is to be expanded with more public cash and resources. European citizens will be funding mechanisms inducing their own ignorance and misinformation. This week, the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted by a dubious majority for a cash injection to expand the work of a media watchdog aimed at “debunking Russian propaganda.”

The little-known media group, reportedly comprising 11 “diplomats,” was established a year ago by the all-powerful, but unelected European Commission. The media unit has, therefore, no electoral mandate. It is potentially holding sway over how 500 million EU citizens will be able in the future to access news and public information.In particular, it is evident the said EU media program is motivated by an extreme Russophobia bias.

Working in tandem with this media watchdog is another coterie of seven parliamentarians headed by the rabidly anti-Russian Polish MEP Anna Fotyga. The 57-year-old member of the right-wing Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe within the EU Parliament has been regularly accusing Russia of “aggression” in Ukraine and toward Europe generally.

 

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Fidel Presente!

Passing: Fidel Castro

by Victoria Friends for Cuba


November 26, 2016
 

Friends; the news that our beloved friend Fidel Castro at 90 years of age passed away at 10:29 on Friday, Nov. 26 leaves us and so many others around the globe with great sorrow and sadness.Although his physical presence may not be among us any longer his teachings with his examples of building a better life on our planet for everyone everywhere will remain with humanity for a long time to come. His love for building a world without hunger, wars, injustice, sickness, ignorance or any kind of oppression and dedicating his whole life to it has really been incredible to witness.

Such a great leader, a great revolutionary, a great teacher, a great man, humanity will always look up to.

In the coming days many tears will fall from everywhere for such a man who did so much with so little for the Cuban people and for so many others in poorer countries around the globe. His determination to achieve the impossible will in no doubt keep giving strength and direction to so many of us in the struggle to build a better world for years to come.In honour of such a great man this is definitively a time for all of us to renew our commitment to defend what he stood for and the legacy that Fidel leaves to all mankind.

 

Viva Fidel! Viva Cuba! Ever Onward to Victory!

 

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