Banishing Truth

“…The investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, in his memoir “Reporter,” describes a moment when as a young reporter he overheard a Chicago cop admit to murdering an African-American man. The murdered man had been falsely described by police as a robbery suspect who had been shot while trying to avoid arrest. Hersh frantically called his editor to ask what to do.
“The editor urged me to do nothing,” he writes. “It would be my word versus that of all the cops involved, and all would accuse me of lying. The message was clear: I did not have a story. But of course I did.” He describes himself as “full of despair at my weakness and the weakness of a profession that dealt so easily with compromise and self-censorship.
Hersh, the greatest investigative reporter of his generation, uncovered the U.S. military’s chemical weapons program, which used thousands of soldiers and volunteers, including pacifists from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as unwitting human guinea pigs to measure the impact of biological agents including tularemia, yellow fever, Rift Valley fever and the plague. He broke the story of the My Lai massacre. He exposed Henry Kissinger’s wiretapping of his closest aides at the National Security Council (NSC) and journalists, the CIA’s funding of violent extremist groups to overthrow the Chilean President Salvador Allende, the CIA’s spying on domestic dissidents within the United States, the sadistic torture practices at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq by American soldiers and contractors and the lies told by the Obama administration about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Yet he begins his memoir by the candid admission, familiar to any reporter, that there are crimes and events committed by the powerful you never write about, at least if you want to keep your job. One of his laments in the book is his decision not to follow up on a report he received that disgraced President Richard Nixon had hit his wife, Pat, and she had ended up in an emergency room in California….”
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/banishing-truth/

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 Indigenous Creators Apprenticeship CALL-OUT Deadline Jan 9, 2019

📣 CALL FOR PROPOSALS 📣 📅
Deadline to apply: January 9, 2019

The NFB, in partnership with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival , is seeking submissions from Indigenous filmmakers and artists of any age who are intrigued by animation art, for the 12th edition of the Hothouse apprenticeship program.

📅 Deadline to apply: January 9, 2019
Details → https://www.nfb.ca/hothouse/

Source: Hothouse 12: Call to Indigenous Creators

How ‘Green Book’ And The Hollywood Machine Swallowed Donald Shirley Whole

“…In August 2018, Edwin Shirley III sat in disbelief as he watched a screening of Peter Farrelly’s new movie Green Book, a simplistic racial harmony story set in the Jim Crow south. Viggo Mortenson stars as Tony “Lip” Vallelonga, a racist Italian American New Yorker. Mahershala Ali is the supporting actor who is tapped to play Dr. Donald Waldridge Shirley, a Black, queer, musical genius, and Edwin’s uncle, who died at 86 in 2013.
As is typical of a Hollywood White Savior Film, Green Book places Dr. Shirley in several dangerous circumstances with racist white men so that Vallelonga can swoop in and save the day. In the process, Vallelonga teaches the world-renowned Black pianist about Black music and how to eat fried chicken.
Though Dr. Shirley did hire Vallelonga as a driver and bodyguard during one of Dr. Shirley’s concert tours in the south, much of the rest of the movie’s plot (co-written by Vallelonga’s son Nick Vallelonga) is disputed by more family members of Dr. Shirley than just Edwin—none of whom say were consulted or even contacted at any point during the writing or production of this film.
A “symphony of lies”
“It was rather jarring,” Edwin shared with Shadow and Act of his first experience seeing this on-screen portrayal of his uncle as a Black man who is estranged from his family, estranged from the Black community and seemingly embarrassed by Blackness.
Never mind that Dr. Shirley was active in the civil rights movement, friends with Dr. King, present for the march in Selma, and close friends with Black musicians — from Nina Simone to Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughn — Dr. Shirley was also very much a part of his family’s lives….”
https://shadowandact.com/the-real-donald-shirley-green-book-hollywood-swallowed-whole/

“A Genocide Incited on Facebook”

The New York Times  “…The Facebook posts were not from everyday internet users. Instead, they were from Myanmar military personnel who turned the social network into a tool for ethnic cleansing, according to former military officials, researchers and civilian officials in the country.
Members of the Myanmar military were the prime operatives behind a systematic campaign on Facebook that stretched back half a decade and that targeted the country’s mostly Muslim Rohingya minority group, the people said. The military exploited Facebook’s wide reach in Myanmar, where it is so broadly used that many of the country’s 18 million internet users confuse the Silicon Valley social media platform with the internet. Human rights groups blame the anti-Rohingya propaganda for inciting murders, rapes and the largest forced human migration in recent history….”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/technology/myanmar-facebook-genocide.html

Yellowknife 2018 Municipal Election Fora (Full Play List)

Yellowknife 2018 Municipal Election Fora (Full Play List) (All in one place, ripe for a local political binge watch!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeNJFhWYT9_BA5oiGoW3Y74SHJmdx7HZs

The Alternatives North Councillor session will soon be added.

2018 Alternatives North Yellowknife Mayoral Candidates Public Forum
https://youtu.be/Mbte_CW7m6g

2018 Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Business Political Forum
https://youtu.be/mdBSFRvhFck

Yellowknife Mayoral Candidates

Rebecca Alty 867-444-2270 ralty2018
Jerald Sibbeston 867-765-4967 jeraldsib
Bob Stewart 867-445-3565 northernauditors
Adrian Bell 867-446-9800 adrianbellyk

2018 Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce City Councillor Business Political Forum – Part One
https://youtu.be/JMju-Xj0Szc
2018 Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce City Councillor Business Political Forum – Part Two
https://youtu.be/ua7Uil5s0W8

CANDIDATES FOR COUNCILLOR
Candidate
Phone
Email

Mark Bogan
867-444-9502
markbogan

Josh Campbell
867-688-1984
goalstopper33

John Dalton
867-445-3344
johndaltonelection

Chris Gillander
867-444-0835
chris.gillander

William Gomes
867-445-3516
wgomes1972

Niels Konge
867-446-2199
nkonge

Shauna Morgan
867-445-8876
shauna.yk

Julian Morse
867-446-0276
votejulianmorse

Stacie Smith
867-445-3470
stacie

Steve Payne
867-444-0975
votestevepayne2018

Rommel Silverio
867-445-3290
rommel.silverio2015

Terry Testart
867-446-8114
terrytestart

Robin Williams
867-445-9711
robinwilliamsforcouncil

Dane Mason,
867-988-2180
mason.dane

Edwin Castillo,
ecastillo.yzf

Cynthia Mufandaedza
867-446-2653
cynthia

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Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail

"Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail"
captured Friday, July 27, 2018

“Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail”
captured Friday, July 27, 2018 near Yellowknife, NWT 🇨🇦

Deh Cho Bridge Juvenile #1

Deh Cho Bridge Juvenile #1
Juvenile bald eagle downstream Fort Providence side of Deh Cho Bridge

https://giphy.com/embed/fHcqXbhApCux8DL4cMvia GIPHY

Revenue boss pledges ‘lighter touch’ for NWT tax reviews

Full story
https://cabinradio.ca/6420/news/revenue-boss-pledges-lighter-touch-for-nwt-tax-reviews/

Dave Bidini “Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North” book cover photo by George Lessard

Dave Bidini Book cover photo by George Lessard
https://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/40975501585/in/dateposted-public/ https://flic.kr/p/25qSa4g
Penguin, Random House Canada Limited,
https://penguinrandomhouse.ca/

https://penguinrandomhouse.ca/search?search=Bidini

Dave Bidini
https://www.facebook.com/dave.bidini

First Ongoing Tracking Study of the Opinions of Residents the 🇨🇦 & 🇺🇸 North

First Ongoing Tracking Study of the Opinions of Residents Across the North screan-cap_1800DataPath logosmaller

 

The First Ongoing Tracking Study of the Opinions of Residents the 🇨🇦 & 🇺🇸 North “… DataPath Systems is a Yukon based market research company. We are recruiting Northerners to be part of our online panel. What this means is that every few months or so we will email a link to a short survey for you to complete.
On some of the surveys there are prize draws you can enter. Being on our email panel means we won’t telephone you and interrupt your dinner.
You can complete the surveys on your own time, when it is convenient for you. It also means that your opinions on Northern issues will be heard. As always, all the information you provide is completely confidential.
Yes, I live in The North (Alaska, Yukon, N.W.T., Nunavut) and I want my opinion heard…”
http://www.datapathsystems.net/
DataPath Systems
phone: 844-415-4601
fax: 575-532-9627
email: info@datapathsystems.net
mail address: Box 2180 Marsh Lake, Y0B 1Y2, Yukon Territory

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