Tag Archives: Harper Government

STAND UP FOR SCIENCE: Media Analysis

Media has been a very significant tool throughout its history in creating knowledge, affecting consensus and shaping general public view, as well as an instrument of common-sense discourse. The use of media by the government and politicians has been a common thing in creating moral panics and propaganda for their political interests. As Boykoff (2007a) […]

Occupy Toronto: How Media Viewed the Movement

The “occupy Toronto” movement gained rapid momentum with the publicity it received from all avenues of media: print, television, radio, and more recently, social networking sites. Each avenue reported the event from a different perspective. Almost all newspapers analyzed were very critical of the agenda and overall message of the movement, while some newspapers were […]

Occupy Movement: Toronto

In September 2011, a Canadian non profit organization known as the “adbusters” proposed a peaceful protest and occupancy of a major park near the financial hub of North America, Wall Street (Hiltz 2011). The purpose of this gathering and subsequently occupancy was to express their displeasure and oppose an array of issues such as social […]

Killing one person is murder. Killing 100, 000 is foreign policy: A look into recent Anti-War Movements, post 9/11

Anti-War movements across Canada have expressed an urgency to eradicate the country’s desire to pursue war across seas. In a post 9-11 context, the Canadian government, with its United States counter-part, have invaded Afghanistan, Iraq, and are now on the brinks of invading Iran. Across the world there have been hundreds of demonstrations against further […]