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Andrew Gavin Marshall: Indigenous Occupy: Why We Should All Be Idle No More

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
January 12, 2013

Idle No More - Panasonic Lumix FZ20 - 3/45

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The following is my latest interview from Russia Today.

An indigenous movement known as ‘Idle No More’ is gaining momentum in Canada. The First Nations people have promised to bring the country’s economy ‘down to its knees’ if aboriginals’ voices remain unheard.

Having begun with four members in November, Idle No More has now become reminiscent of other grassroots movements like Occupy Wall Street.

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Corporate Canada: The New United States by Tristan A. Shaw

by Tristan A. Shaw
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
British Columbia, Canada
December 26, 2012

Canadian Tarsands - Fort McMurray, Alberta

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It seems necessary to remind fellow Canadians that our country was not always a malfeasant, blood-thirsty, islamophobic, imperialist-driven state whose actions are now protested across the third-world. The old Canada, the Canada too old for my generation to remember, was a mainstream country.

But that perception (Canada as a moderate mediator in international affairs) has long been replaced by one indistinguishable from the United States. The new Canada is a country that helps stage coups in Latin America, a country that stands as one of the leading impediments to a comprehensive climate agreement. Continue reading

The Great Corporate Colony: Welcome to Canada Inc., A Subsidiary of the American Empire & Co. by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Dec. 17, 2012

Cross Border Action: The People's Round on the Trans Pacific Partnership

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The following is a sample from the first volume of The People’s Book Project, a crowd-funded initiative to produce a series of books studying the ideas, institutions, and individuals of power and resistance. Please consider donating to help the Project come to fruition.

As one of the most resource-rich countries on earth, and the largest single trading partner with the United States, Canada is strategically positioned to influence the changing nature of global power structures. Continue reading

Canada’s Shameful Scapegoating of Omar Khadr by Andy Worthington

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Photo of Omar Khadr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Andy Worthington
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Dandelion Salad
www.andyworthington.co.uk
April 28, 2012

Last week, the Canadian government received a formal request for the return of Omar Khadr from Guantánamo Bay. Julie Carmichael, an aide to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, told the Globe and Mail, “The government of Canada has just received a completed application for the transfer of prisoner Omar Ahmed Khadr. A decision will be made on this file in accordance with Canadian law.”

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Corporations Have No Use for Borders by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
Jan. 30, 2012

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What happened to Canada? It used to be the country we would flee to if life in the United States became unpalatable. No nuclear weapons. No huge military-industrial complex. Universal health care. Funding for the arts. A good record on the environment.

But that was the old Canada. I was in Montreal on Friday and Saturday and saw the familiar and disturbing tentacles of the security and surveillance state. Continue reading

Paul Jay: Was the Prime Minister the hidden hand behind the G20 fiasco in Toronto?

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[...]

JAY: Superintendent McNeil told his hometown paper, The Cape Breton Post, quote, “‘We have the ability through our video feed to see everything that is going on.’ There are even helicopters and planes providing video feed. ‘We can see them from the air, we can see them from the ground, if there’s anyone trying to interfere, we would see that.'” Well, we know the police had infiltrated the black bloc. Now, we know the cameras could see everywhere. So why couldn’t the police defend their own vehicles? Was this part of a plan? Or a lack of available resources, as the police have said? Only a public inquiry can answer this question. Television images of police cars ablaze set the stage for mass arrests.

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TheRealNews | July 07, 2010

Paul Jay: Was the Prime Minister the hidden hand behind the G20 fiasco in Toronto?

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Canada’s Pro-Democracy Movement

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January 29, 2010

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People take to the streets accusing Prime Minister of shutting down Parliament to avoid a war crimes inquiry into his administration.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has single-handedly shut down Parliament. It is the second time he has done this since being re-elected in October of 2008. Critics claim that the move was used this time in order to postpone an inquiry into accusations of war crimes complicity for members of his administration and the Canadian military. Stemming from evidence that Canada continued handing- over people detained in the War in Afghanistan over to Afghan prisons that they knew practiced torture.

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