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DISGUSTING: Rehtaeh Parsons case: Posters ask community to “support the boys”

These posters in support of the boys, who Rehtaeh's mother says sexually assaulted her daughter, began showing up in neighbourhoods around Halifax this week. (CBC)

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Canada, we’ve a big problem! “Friends, family and supporters of the four boys allegedly involved in the Rehtaeh Parsons case have taken their voice to the streets of Halifax,” the CBC reports. They’re distributing bright, multi-coloured posters urging the community to “speak the truth” and “stay strong and support the boys”… Read More

Canadian Senate Expenses Scandal: Harper Must Back Off And Let Justice Prevail

Canadian Senate. Photo: Vlad Litvinov/Flickr

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Feb. 27, 2013: Has Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally awakened to the reality that Canada’s appointed Senate is indeed a scandal-ridden “useless, expensive, undemocratic appendage of government”? That a majority of democracy-loving Canadians don’t really find the unfolding Senatorial soap opera engulfing mostly his appointees that funny? Is he finally admitting the truth: he’s the world’s worst talent scout?

Cornel West Is Upset Obama Was Sworn In On Martin Luther King’s Bible

Dr. Cornel West, America’s most provocative public intellectual, progressive and champion for racial justice, explains why he’s upset that President Barack Obama was sworn in on Martin Luther King’s bible. He questions the first black president’s commitment to the values the slain anti-war civil rights leader stood for, including: peace, truth and justice. “You don’t play with… Read More

Justice Delayed For Bradley Manning (VIDEO)

Via RTAmerica: “On Wednesday, Army Private First Class Bradley Manning was in Fort Meade, MD where his pre-trial hearings continued. Manning’s court-martial was originally scheduled to begin in March, but now justice for PFC Manning will have to wait longer. A military judge has pushed back the start date to June 3, at which point… Read More