New York Times reconsidering the term ‘illegal immigrant’

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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Last week, the Associated Press ditched the demeaning and exclusionary term “illegal immigrant”. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in 2011, responded with: “It was inevitable. It was just a matter of time.” The New York Times called the AP decision “bold” and announced… Read More

Associated Press Ditches “Illegal Immigrant”. And A Lesson For Jason Kenney

No Human Being Is Illegal

Surely this progressive step by the AP should enlighten Canada’s mainstream media, the Canadian Border Services Agency and immigrant-bashing Conservative politicians such as Jason Kenney. It should make them “see” that recent non-European immigrants are as human as European immigrants and their immigrant ancestors? By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The Associated Press has – declared that… Read More

Canada’s Information Commissioner to probe Harper’s muzzling of scientists

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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:   Canada’s Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault has acceded to a request by the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria and Democracy Watch to investigate the Harper government’s muzzling of federal scientists, says a report in the Toronto Star. The request had asked her office to investigate “systematic efforts by the government of Canada… Read More

Conservative MP’s Bill C-461 threatens CBC journalistic integrity, protection of sources

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By: Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Press Release: TORONTO – One of Canada’s leading free speech groups is warning that a low-profile bill – coming up for second reading debate in the House of Commons today – could severely weaken the journalistic integrity of the CBC and cripple its ability to protect its journalistic sources. Canadian… Read More

Adbusters: Why Harper Gets Away With It

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In Canada, the environment dies while the press stands by. By Dugan Nichols |  Adbusters | Feb. 20, 2013: Thanks to a hyperactive press, the energy baron agenda continues unabated. It’s a dangerous endgame indeed. You’ve heard the buzzwords involved – Enbridge, tar sands, Keystone XL – but maybe only as a jumble, a sick constellation… Read More

Canada Politics News Watch on Monday, February 11, 2013: Morning Picks

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 11, 2013: Senator Patrick Brazeau: Brazeau symbolic of Harper’s indifference to First Nations - Winnipeg Free Press Brazeau, Harper and Idle No More - The Tyee Let’s talk about punishing mentally ill - Winnipeg Free Press Brazeau Just Latest Thrown Under Bus by Harper - The Tyee Editorial: Unreformed senator - Calgary Herald

Freedom of Press Under Attack in Montreal (VIDEO)

During the Quebec student protests against the tuition hikes, members of the press came under attack by the SPVM (Montreal Police). This video aims to raise the issue of press freedom in face of suppressive and brutal tactics by the SPVM to deny access of coverage to members of the media.