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Huawei: The advent of new forms of mass communications of the social productive forces

Disinformation that Huawei 5G Network is a threat to national security. Second of two parts. Part One is here. | LOUIS LANG

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The U.S. is making the penetration of Huawei’s 5G network in the North American market an issue of the “danger of Chinese espionage which is a security threat for the whole world.” It is part of the fierce competition in the telecommunications field amongst the largest telecommunications companies, in which the U.S. seeks to maintain its dominance through its links with the oligopolies that are already directly linked to the U.S. military and security apparatus. Continue reading

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Attacks against Huawei have nothing to do with rule of law

Disinformation over what’s at stake. First of two parts. Part Two is here. | LOUIS LANG

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The attacks against Huawei and individual officers of the company come at a time when inter-monopoly competition in the high-tech communications sector becomes fiercer each day. Invoking the rule of law to justify Canada’s arrest of a Huawei executive rings hollow when we see the elaborate international U.S. campaign to discredit and undermine Huawei. This includes international political and military threats designed to intimidate countries to stop them from incorporating Huawei technologies in their 5G networks. Continue reading

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Freedom of the press, Trudeau-Freeland style

Media.rca Nipper.jpg(February 3, updated February 10) – As part of the brutal information war on the question of Venezuela and other questions, Global Affairs, the Canadian foreign affairs ministry, denied accreditation to the South American news agency teleSUR and blocked it from covering the highly irregular meeting of its Lima Group in Ottawa on Monday February 4. In addition, three Russian news agencies were prohibited from attending the official press conference. Continue reading

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NATO on social media – The threat to liberal democracy

Talk about cyber attacks and “weaponization” of social media | TML Weekly supplement*

It has become increasingly clear that the U.S.-led NATO aggressive alliance is directing the anti-democratic measures being taken in Canada and other NATO member countries to criminalize conscience and speech, in the name of defending democracy and national security. The assault on conscience and speech targets speech that opposes NATO and is critical of the political and electoral systems in the NATO member states. Combined, this represents a broad assault on freedom of conscience and speech and the struggles of the peoples to affirm their rights and for empowerment. Continue reading

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Venezuela: Politics of assassination

Bodyguards cover president Nicolás Maduro as drones carrying explosives are shot down close to his platform (@XHNews / Twitter)

By TONY SEED*

(August 5, updated August 9, 14) – Both CBC and CTV national news on August 4 and August 5 openly contested that the terrorist drone attack in Caracas of August 4 constituted an attempted assassination of the president of that country, Nicolás Maduro, as affirmed by the Venezuelan government that night as well as video and photographic evidence provided by independent news sites in that country. They all but openly declared that the assassination attempt simply did not happen. Continue reading

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Facebook, spy agencies and freedom of speech in Canada

BY PETER EWART*

There has been much noise these days regarding what is termed the “Russian threat” to elections in the US, Canada, and other countries.  To what extent this threat is real or, on the other hand, is being over-hyped for geo-political purposes remains a matter of debate for some, especially in the alternative media.

However, one thing is clear.  This “Russian threat” is being used to justify troubling measures that go against freedom of speech and other rights.  In response to this Russian threat, the federal government appears to be bypassing Elections Canada, the federal independent body responsible, at least in the past, for overseeing elections in the country. Continue reading

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US blockade on Cuba: Worldwide actions on eve of annual UN vote

TODAY 26 October, the international community will reactivate its vote against the Embargo imposed against Cuba for more than 50 years. Don't forget to cast your vote against the Embargo at http://www.cubavsbloqueo.cu/ #yovotovsbloqueo

TODAY 26 October, the international community will reactivate its vote against the Embargo imposed against Cuba for more than 50 years. Don’t forget to cast your vote against the Embargo at http://www.cubavsbloqueo.cu/
#yovotovsbloqueo

As the annual vote in the UN General Assembly on Cuba’s resolution “Need to put an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” approaches today, October 26, across Cuba, in Canada, and around the world, actions were being held to once again send a clear message to the U.S. government to end its illegal blockade of Cuba immediately. Many of these actions took place on October 17, as the 2015 Panama Summit of the Peoples has declared the 17th of each month a day to fight the U.S. blockade. Meanwhile, on social media, tweets with the hashtags #MyVoteVsBlockade #YoVotoVsBloqueo and #CubaVsBloqueo along with selfies of people holding up slogans opposing the blockade continue to spread. Continue reading

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