Canwest Media Bully

Great job by Working TV and Seriously Free Speech Committee folks on explaining the issue and signifigance of the CanWest SLAPP suit over a parody of the Vancouver Sun. I’m excited to see old school activists start to social media effectively.  This video feels especially appropriate as they are standing up to a mainstream media…

CanWest huffs and puffs while free speech burns

Today in the Georgia Straight there is an article by Carel Moiseiwitsch and Gordon Murray who claiming sole responsibility for creating the parody of the Vancouver Sun that has got Mordecai Briemberg sued by CanWest.  They argue convinciengly that political satire is a fundamental freedom in Canada. I’ve been surprised and disappointed that there has…

Nazi book burnings

The Tyee recently published a great article, The Urge to Burn Books, on book burnings in Nazi Germany in 1933. I like how Stan Persky brings this historical event into the present with this comparison: So, whenever people burn books — whether it’s the ancient library of Alexandria, Egypt going up in flames nearly two…

parody+politics=lawsuit from CanWest

Mordecai Briemberg, webmaster/administrator of canpalnet (Canadian-Palestine Support Network), is being sued by CanWest, over a parody of the Vancouver Sun. Here’s a pdf of the first page, and here is the full text of the parody. There are so many reasons why this lawsuit sucks: Briemberg claims he didn’t write the parody, or even distribute…