Posts Tagged ‘fiasco’

Axe to Fall on Tories

Friday, April 6th, 2012

The Canadian government has been caught in a 25 billion dollar lie, and someone must be fired. But who will it be?

While many would like to see Stephen Harper take the blame, his natural greasiness will probably allow him to slip out from under the impending axe. Defense Minister Peter MacKay might not be so lucky, and who better than him to serve as the whipping boy.

No matter who takes the fall for this fiasco, their untimely departure will do little to restore the Conservative’s credibility with Canadians.

Passing expensive, unwanted and unnecessary crime bills, threatening the sanctity of our free Internet, enacting widespread electoral fraud and, now, straight-up deception with Parliament and the public alike.

If the Tories don’t get the boot after all this, we may as well just give them a license to bend us over at the waist.

Make Cops Wear Cameras

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Imagine if cops had to wear cameras where the video is streamed to a public database. How would they act with an unblinking and unbiased witness forever leaving them open to the people’s scrutiny?

Here’s my prediction: there would be less abuse of power. Police misconduct happens when they know they can get away with it. But under and ever-present eye to watch them, they’ll find it much harder to abuse the authority they’ve been entrusted with. (more…)

Fallout Following Wikileaks Fiasco

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Last week, when Wikileaks released over 250,000 classified diplomatic documents, governments shuddered at the precedent of so many secrets being made public. These documents reveal, as described by MIT professor Noam Chomsky,  a “Profound hatred for democracy on the part of [US] political leadership.”

Alongside this release, Wikileaks head honcho Julian Assange also mentioned how their next big leak will expose one or more large banks, and how they have such a backlog of leaks that they have stopped accepting new ones.

Since this release, many events have transpired to highlight the US government’s response to pressure organizations that support Wikileaks:

Clearly the price to maintain open governments is high, and the brunt of this is currently being paid by Wikileaks and their fearless leader. As Ron Paul tweeted, “In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble.”

As we transform our world into one where the people are in charge – not banks, corporations or governments – these efforts made by Wikileaks and others will be looked upon as pivotal moments in the fight against corruption and secrecy.