June 01 2004
on Media and Disinformation Phenomenal response from
around the world for the forthcoming symposium in Halifax this coming
June 30-July 4. See endorsements.
That disinformation exists is well established. The international
situation has become increasingly dangerous, filled with tension
between the peoples and the big powers and amongst the big powers
themselves. Disinformation has emerged as one of their most powerful
weapons against peace and humanity.
supports International Symposium on Disinformation
HALIFAX (10 June 2004) -- Prominent U.S scholar Noam Chomsky has
expressed his support for the Halifax International Symposium on
Media and Disinformation convened for the defence of truth in the
media and scheduled to take place in Halifax from June 30
through July 4 of this summer. "It sounds very good. I
will be happy to be listed as an endorser."
International Symposium on Media and Disinformation
HALIFAX (10 June 2004) -- A fountain of disinformation has flowed
forth from the invasion and occupation of Iraq. KIM PETERSEN
Newfoundland: Why "the cod rots from the head"
The Canadian government
attacks the EU over fishing activities in international waters while keeping
silent about the treacherous sellout of resources under Canada's own jurisdiction,
in May FPI was scrambling to sign deals in China.
Don't let Aliant off
have discovered that while Aliant is telling the media everything is running
fine despite the strike, it is, at the same time, seeking CRTC approval
to forego its obligation to pay rebates to customers suffering poor service."
38th general election begins
- Important dates to remember
- Registered political parties
- The House of Commons at a glance
- Chief Electoral Officer announces application of
Supreme Court decision on third parties
- Broadcast Consortium censors political choices - Green Party Press Release, May 27, 2004
Parties must come clean on media issues - union
Political parties must state their positions on the ownership of Canada's media corporations and public broadcasting in order to avoid election coverage being biased by self-interest, says Canada's largest media union.
Canadian government silence on Israeli war crimes
Canada opens door wide for Israeli arms exports to Canada? GARY ZATZMAN
Defend Cuba against U.S. aggression!
"This is a very dangerous time for Cuba. No one can predict the future,
but we can and must read the signs." Statement issued by the Nova Scotia
Righteous Jews: Israel's uncomfortable voices of dissent
The image of righteous Jews taking a moral and physical stand
against tanks and bulldozers is profoundly disquieting to
Israel and its North American agents.
the age of the water barons
The seeds of the epidemic
had been sown long before South Africa decided to take its deadly road
MEDIA CULPA & THE ROLE OF DISNFORMATION
New York Times issues one Mea Culpa after another for its Iraq coverage
Says it published
slanted information leading up to the war and occupation, was duped by
The foreign correspondent: Why aren't you in Rafah?
A journalist outs
the Globe and Mail for "reporting" the massacre at the Rafah refugee camp
from the confort of Jerusalem. JON ELMER
Health Canada wins Code of Silence award
The Canadian Association
of Journalists says Health Canada is the most secretive government department
Life and Culture
Eat less and walk more
Commercialization of Olympic Games wins again
The "noble ideal of
sports" is manifested through achievement, and above all, in "sports as
a purely recreational activity within everyone's reach."
Less food and more physical activity are recommended by experts to prevent the syndrome of diabetes and obesity.
The American Empire and the Fourth World
A book to read; and then to read agian.
ROBIN MATHEWS (updated-June 7th)
JOKES MY SON SENDS ME
Breaking news: Newfoundland declares war on USA!,
President George Bush was in
the Oval Office wondering which country to invade next, when his telephone rang.
events in Nova Scotia
Thigibh dhachaidh ugainn!! (Come home to us!!)