Posts Tagged ‘propaganda’

Cartoonist Dan Murphy’s spoof of proposed BC pipeline

Monday, July 9th, 2012

By cartoonist Dan Murphy of the Vancouver Province newspaper (which pulled it after he posted it). Hilarious.

“Jobs”… or not. This oil pipeline proposal is the worst deal ever for B.C., with all the benefit going to China and corporations. It offers nothing close to adequate compensation for B.C. in the event of a pipeline or a tanker spill, and all this in return for a paltry number of jobs, not to mention no significant share in the profits.

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Public squares & dissent – Julian Assange, Slavoj Žižek, Amy Goodman

Monday, July 4th, 2011

For those who haven’t seen it, here’s the video of the discussion between Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Julian Assange of Wikileaks, and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek. It took place in London over the weekend and was produced by Frontline Club. The discussion is wide-ranging but one remark that really struck me was Assange observation of the importance of a city’s central square in democratic movements, that it’s the place where the people can witness their own numbers, their own majority in the face of a governments’ insistence that opposition is merely a minority of agitators.

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