Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

The Collapse of the American Empire? – By Chris Hedges – video

The Agenda with Steve Paikin interviews journalist Chris Hedges

Book: The Collapse of the American Empire? – By Chris Hedges

Published on Sep 12, 2018

The Agenda welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who over the past decade and a half has made his name as a columnist, activist and author. He’s been a vociferous public critic of presidents on both sides of the American political spectrum.

His latest book, ‘America, the Farewell Tour,’ is nothing short of a full-throated throttling of the political, social, and cultural state of his country.

‘Brextinct’: front pages on Wednesday after May’s Brexit vote defeat + Full Report

The papers focus on the historic margin of the rejection, while looking ahead to the no-confidence vote

Front pages of the UK papers on Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 after Theresa May loses a crucial vote on a Brexit deal.
Front pages of the UK papers on Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

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Warning: Canadian Permanent Residents: ‘Get your Canadian Citizenship’

This Ontario man has a warning for permanent residents: ‘Get your Canadian citizenship’

For almost 60 years, Cornelis Ruijter has lived as a permanent resident in Canada, having immigrated to the country with his 14 brothers and sisters in 1961.

The Barrie, Ont., man never bothered becoming a full Canadian citizen, but after a theft abroad left him stranded in Europe for five weeks, he has some advice for any other permanent residents.

“Get your Canadian citizenship and get your passport,” he said.         Continue reading

Martin Luther’s Death…  Dream Realized or Fate Finalized – By Yvonne Sam

Five decades+ after Martin Luther’s Death.  Dream Realized or Fate Finalized.

By Yvonne Sam

Heaven is the word for Canada said M.L.K in a 1967 lecture. As we celebrate his birthday does such a statement still hold true?

An assassin’s bullet on April 4, 1968 fell Dr. Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, where he was planning to join a strike by sanitation workers the next day. The anniversary of his death as well as his birthday January 15, have become important dates in the annals of both American and Canadian history, as well as in the long drawn out struggle for racial and economic justice. Montrealers will celebrate the 51st anniversary by looking back at what has been achieved and what has not been done since his famous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., when he petitioned the federal government to make real the promises of democracy for blacks.          Continue reading

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