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…

$46,000 amazing!

I was thrilled to read that in 3 short days that over $46,000 was raised to support Bitch magazine.  There are some very interesting comments on the initial post explaining the financial pickle they are in.  People had some thoughtful things to say about the future of independent media, feminist publishing and exploring new publishing…

Save Bitch! Help the weiner dog grow.

Bitch is my favourite magazine because it’s smart, funny, sassy and packed full of interesting stuff.  It takes me a week to devour it, as there’s no crap or many ads to flip past.  The following is reprinted from Bitch magazine’s website. First the bad news: The print publishing industry as a whole is staring…

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…

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…

media concentration sucks

This past summer, according to the BCLA site: BCLA has written to the Secretary General of the CRTC (the regulator of Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications), in response to a call for submissions on the diversity of voices in the Canadian media. BCLA’s contribution asks the CRTC to establish a market domination cap and break up…