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Weekly Round Up – September 13-18, 2015

The weekly roundup offers a convenient summary of this week’s happenings in Media Democracy news. You may also keep up to date every day by following our Twitter account @MediaDemocDay and our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MDDVancouver

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The Leap Manifesto isn’t radical. It’s a way out of Canada’s head-in-the-sand politicsguardian Leap Manifesto

The groundbreaking Leap Manifesto was published this week, and calls for ecological and economic responsibility in Canada beyond what our political party system is offering. Martin Lukacs, one of the drafters of the Manifesto along with Naomi Klein, writes this piece for The Guardian and dismisses criticisms from mainstream press about the Manifesto calling for some sort of leftie-induced apocalypse. The Leap Manifesto is essential because many world leaders still don’t have a grasp on the neo-liberal-induced climate apocalypse headed our way.

Fact check: Stephen Harper tests voters’ credulity in Globe economy debateRabble Truthiness meter

Same as writer Nora Loreto, I found it hard to separate clear policy information from the rehearsed talking points, as well as all the fighting during last night’s debate. Here’s the reading on the candidates’ debate answers from Rabble.ca‘s handy Truthiness Meter.

 

Niqab ruling to be appealed to Supreme Court, Tories sayniqab-citizenship-CBC

The Harper government continues pushing its platform for “old-stock” Canadians. Here’s the latest from the CBC on the government’s fight for a niqab ban at citizenship ceremonies.

 

Conservatives made deal to quiet dissent on C-51, gun group saysParliament Ends 20150618

The president of the National Firearms Association (NFA) takes to twitter after the Harper Government fails to live up to their backroom deal. It’s a good reminder that we can’t reply on the government for transparency during legislative decision making, but we can hope that information makes its way into our media regardless. Article from Maclean’s.

Four Reasons to Stop Sharing Nationwide Election PollsThe Tyee Polls

A lot of the news media during #elxn42 reports on national polls. This is a great article from Heather Libby and The Tyee that outlines why you should pay no mind to the numbers. For polls on key swing ridings, check out Leadnow’s Vote Together campaign.

Weekly Roundup – June. 22, 2014 to July. 5, 2014

Sunday, June. 22, 2014 – Saturday, July. 5, 2014

The weekly roundup offers a convenient summary of this week’s happenings in Media Democracy news. You may also keep up to date every day by following our Twitter account @MediaDemocDay and our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/MDDVancouver

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sclawyer Win! Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Tsilhqot’in Title!

The Tsilhqot’in Native band have been granted, by the Supreme Court, a title-claim over British Columbian land.

From the article: “The 81-page decision states, ‘The judgment of the Court was delivered by THE CHIEF JUSTICE — I would allow the appeal and grant a declaration of Aboriginal title over the area at issue, as requested by the Tsilhqot’in. I further declare that British Columbia breached its duty to consult owed to the Tsilhqot’in through its land use planning and forestry authorizations.'”

 

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Weekly Roundup – June. 8, 2014 to June. 21, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014 – Saturday, June 21, 2014

The weekly roundup offers a convenient summary of this week’s happenings in Media Democracy news. You may also keep up to date every day by following our Twitter account @MediaDemocDay and our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/MDDVancouver

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African Wikipedia aims to create online legacy of traditions and languages

This Internet encyclopedia will be first port of call for information on African customs, oral storytelling and arts and crafts at risk of extinction.

From the article: “Bappa, 56, is creating a site that he hopes will become the first port of call for African arts and crafts, food, laws, medicine, music, oral storytelling, religion, science, sport – anything that can be defined as tradition, dating back millions of years. A prototype is open for contributions, with early entries including Myths and Legends of the Bantu, and Concepts of Social Justice in Traditional Africa .

The idea grew from Bappa’s passion for beliefs and customs from a young age in his village, Ndjock-Nkong, where he has been chief for 22 years, as well as his travels to more than 20 African countries as a senior IT engineer and consultant and bank executive. Most urgently, he found in the web a chance to rescue a precious legacy on the verge of extinction.”

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Weekly Roundup – May. 25, 2014 to June. 7, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014 – Saturday, June 7, 2014

The weekly roundup offers a convenient summary of this week’s happenings in Media Democracy news. You may also keep up to date every day by following our Twitter account @MediaDemocDay and our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/MDDVancouver

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Racism on the Rise on BritainScreen Shot 2014-06-21 at 7.20.02 AM

A interesting info-graphic look at the increase of racism in Britain.

From the article: “The findings come as political leaders struggle to deal with the rise of the UK Independence party, which campaigned on an anti-immigrant, anti-EU platform and has sent shockwaves through the political establishment and put pressure on mainstream parties to toughen their stances on immigration.

In an echo of the voting patterns of Ukip supporters in last week’s European elections, the figures paint a pattern of a nation geographically divided – with London reporting the lowest levels of racial prejudice. Older men in economically deprived areas are most likely to admit to racial prejudice.”

 

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Weekly Roundup – May. 11, 2014 to May. 24, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014 – Saturday, May 24, 2014

The weekly roundup offers a convenient summary of this week’s happenings in Media Democracy news. You may also keep up to date every day by following our Twitter account @MediaDemocDay and our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/MDDVancouver

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fcc_internetWill the FCC Change Course and Save Net Neutrality?

Net Neutrality ensures that there is complete equality across the Internet. With the threat of a possible two-tiered Internet, the FCC must listens to millions of concerned citizens and correct the errors it has made.

From the article: ” If net neutrality is eliminated, then large, established content providers with ample cash will buy access to a privileged “fast lane” on the Internet. Smaller websites and new applications will not have the same access, and will be stuck in the “slow lane.” The era of lean start-ups driving innovation will come screeching to a halt. Don’t look for any more high-tech companies founded in dorm rooms. Those sites will take longer to load than those offered by the big companies.”

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