By UMBERTO MAZZEI*
SINCE THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, information control obsesses those looking for “excessive profit”, as Adam Smith defined it. The model was developed in the United States. There, secondary education – the mass version – was minimized in any aspect related to humanities, such as history, geography, philosophy, which give benchmarks for critical thinking.
The idea is to impart only the knowledge that will render the working class useful at a job, but politically ignorant. It allows for nurturing majorities with a world view based on distorted information, so the public can be guided according to the convenience of the ruling class. It is a useful trick even for governments without electoral fuss and with visible leaders, but it is in democracies where it is most useful, because the ruling class, which is hardly seen, uses misleading information to promote their puppets in electoral carnivals. Continue reading
TML Weekly Information Project is publishing an amazing, indepth photo review on this theme that unfolds virtually on a daily basis from coast to coast involving actions and stands from literally all sectors of the society throughout the year of 2012. For January to March view here; for April to June view here; for July to September, view here; and for October to December view here. The New Year was ushered in with a militant protest by 800 Rio Tinto workers in Alma, Quebec, brutally locked out on New Year’s Eve, before their contract even expired.
The project stands in dramatic and objective contrast to the year-round reviews being published by the doomsayers and naysayers of the monopoly media, wherein nothing is possible. “The TML Weekly 2012 Photo Review is evidence of the indomitable spirit of the working class, women, youth, pensioners and First Nations to defend their rights and the rights of all, defeat the anti-social agenda and nation-wrecking to pay the rich and move society forward to new political arrangements suitable for the twenty-first century that empower the people.”
December 8, 1915 – December 11, 2012
Lawyer, Teacher, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, WWII Veteran
With deepest sorrow, we wish to announce the passing away peacefully of our father Jack Alfred Seed on December 11 at his Toronto home, three days after celebrating his 97th birthday.
With characteristic initiative, steadiness, determination and vision Jack had used his birthday to bring family members together to deal with outstanding issues and set a course for the future. Continue reading
By DWAYNE WINSECK
ONCE AGAIN, yet another story in the Globe and Mail yesterday was out peddling a story of doom and gloom about the state of conventional commercial television broadcasters in Canada. This time, the story by Steven Ladurantaye came hot on the heals of a Supreme Court of Canada ruling Thursday that threw cold water on the idea that cable, satellite and IPTV services should pay broadcast tv companies — Bell (CTV), Shaw (Global), Rogers (CityTV), Quebecor (TVA), the CBC, and a smattering of smaller independents — to deliver their signals to the tv screens of Canadians across the country. Continue reading
By PHILIP FERNANDEZ
[TML Daily] SINCE OCTOBER, the Harper government’s Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue, the MP for Labrador, has been facing mounting pressure from the Opposition within Parliament and from his constituents to step down because of alleged corruption and breach of the Canada Elections Act related to his political campaign during the 2011 federal election. Penashue, an Innu politician and businessman, was Deputy Grand Chief of the Innu Nation from 2007 to 2010 and President of the Labrador Innu Nation for 12 years. He was also considered one of the “deal-makers” in the “impacts-benefit” agreement between the Innu and the Voisey’s Bay Nickel Company owned by Vale, the Brazilian mining monopoly which shafted the Sudbury mine workers at Inco. Continue reading
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By GARETH PORTER*
THAT Associated Press story displaying a graph alleged to be part of an Iranian computer simulation of a nuclear explosion — likely leaked by Israel with the intention of reinforcing the media narrative of covert Iranian work on nuclear weapons – raises serious questions about the International Atomic Energy Association’s (IAEA) claim that it has credible evidence of such modeling work by Iran. Continue reading