Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Human Rights Museum and the Aboriginal Genocide



I see that the Canadian Human Rights Museum has finally opened its doors in Winnipeg.

Which as someone who has fought all his life for human rights, is something I would normally celebrate.

Except for the ghastly almost unbelievable fact that it doesn't recognize Canada's aboriginal genocide.

Because Stephen Harper and his disgusting Con regime won't acknowledge what was done to our precious native people. 

Scottish Independence: The Glorious Failure and the Glorious Revolution



It hasn't been easy being a YES supporter in the 48 hours since Scotland's latest glorious failure.

First there was the pain of defeat. 

Then a mob of unionist bigots descended upon them in Glasgow's George Square where they had been peacefully camping out for days...



Tossing flares, singing Rule Britannia, chanting the Orange Lodge slogan "No Surrender," or racist stuff like "Asians out."

Giving the Nazi salute...



Assaulting them, stealing their flags.

Or just acting like only some of the Protestant supremacist thugs in that city can act...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Will Mike Duffy Force an Early Election or Harper's Early Resignation?



A few days ago I told you that I honestly believe that Stephen Harper is preparing for an early election to try to avoid the trial of Mike Duffy.

In case the trial should start soon enough to be a factor in the next election campaign.

And some of my friends said they thought I was pushing it, that he just wants to be ready so he can strike ANYTIME.

And they may be right. He may be looking for a war so he can pose as a Great Strong Leader. Or waiting for a big trial so he can pit the rabble against the judiciary.

But like Scott Reid, I believe that nobody should underestimate the impact of the Duffy trial. 

The NDP Forces a Debate on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women



I couldn't have asked for a better sight to pick up my sagging spirits.

In Stephen Harper's miserable Parliament, where democracy goes to die. Where there is all the time in the world to talk about war, but no time to talk about all those murdered and missing aboriginal women.

And absolutely no time or money for an inquiry into why that happened, why it keeps happening, again, and again, and again. 

And what can we do to stop this MASSACRE...



There was the wonderful sight of the NDP outsmarting the Cons and forcing a debate on the issue.  

Friday, September 19, 2014

Stephen Harper's Insane and Deeply Disturbing Comeback Plan



In my last post I told you how Stephen Harper's obsession with destroying Justin Trudeau is slowly driving him over the deep end.

Making him believe that only by destroying Justin can he make himself popular again.

But he does have a Plan B.

And as Michael Harris reports, it's just as CRAZY.

The Madness of Stephen Harper and the Unusual Wisdom of Margaret Wente



According to the Ottawa rumour mill Stephen Harper is now so obsessed with Justin Trudeau, that none of his faithful flunkies dare mention Justin's name in his presence.

Lest he fall to his knees and start biting the carpet, or THEM.

And for more evidence of that all you have to do is look at the speech he delivered today at of all places the Canadian Heritage War Museum

Because it's crazy stuff. 

The Scottish Referendum and the Fatal Lesson of Quebec



Well it was a long night and a disappointing one. The YES side in the Scottish referendum didn't do as well as I had hoped it might.

Scotland will have to wait a little longer to become independent. And fear conquered hope.

Scotland voters have opted to continue as part of the United Kingdom after 307 years in an historic referendum vote, although most observers believe there will be a change in the relationship in the coming months. With just one centre of 32 remaining to report, 55.4 per cent of voters had voted No to independence, with 44.6 in the Yes camp.

But while that poor guy in the picture might not realize it for a while, there is still a lot to celebrate.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stephen Harper and the Monstrous Spy Machine



We know he loves total control. We know he rules by fear. We know he likes to muzzle his opponents.

But did you know that Stephen Harper has turned his entire government into a massive Spy Machine?

Ottawa has kept tabs on hundreds of demonstrations across Canada and around the world over the last eight years, from peaceful protests to public university lectures to riots. Newly released documents show about 800 public demonstrations and events were observed and reported on by government departments and law enforcement agencies since 2006.

And when you look at the list of those on his surveillance list it couldn't be more outrageous:

The Scottish Independence Campaign and the Velvet Revolution



And so it ended, with wild rallies all over the country. After two long years of preparations and months of feverish debate, Scotland's amazing referendum campaign is finally over.

And as I write these lines, Scots are heading to the polls to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country.

The campaign ended with a final message from the YES side urging them to take their own future in their hands, and choose hope over fear. 

Our nation is alive with energy and excitement about the future. And the collective democratic awakening in Scotland goes further and deeper than the independence movement alone. For all of this, Scotland is richer. It is this popular energy which gives confidence for Scotland’s future. Together, we can harness the passion, drive and vision that abounds in Scotland today and use it to build a better society.

It ended with a final message from the NO side warning of doom and disaster. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How to Use Science Against Stephen Harper



Well now that I know that Stephen Harper is planning to stay on and lead his Cons into the next election.

Unless the Duffy trial starts sooner than he is hoping.

And now that I know that despite what he said about Michael Ignatieff...



He's not here for us either, and the next election will be all about HIM.