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July 30, 2016

Welcome to this issue of Sources Hotlink. This issue centres around the theme of injustice. The injustice of mass murder in Nice, France, the injustice of police violence against African Americans and the injustice of imprisoning those who stand up to police violence.

In Denmark, final preparations are being made before they ship a new surveillance system to China. Around the world, we look at Oligarchs who have the power to not only control the world’s money but also the world’s information.

Media professionals get old school with newspaper advertisements and interviews. Film buffs learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and bookworms learn about American elections.

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Featured Articles on Sources.com

A Mass Murderer Becomes a ‘Terrorist’–Based on Ethnicity, Not Evidence

The difference between a mass murderer and a terrorist lies in the motivation. Politics and religion define a terrorist. On July 14, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel killed 84 people in Nice, France.

Is this man despicable? Is this man a murderer? Definitely. Is this man a terrorist? The New York Times says so but there is no evidence for it. According to the Times, a killer is a ‘terrorist’ if he has the right skin colour. As long as newspapers are sold. Read more


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Spin

“Media: when oligarchs go shopping” – RSF’s latest report

When you hear the word “Oligarch,” you think of someone rich and powerful. Someone who belongs to an exclusive club that controls commerce, business, and welfare. What if Oligarchs also control information?


Reporters Without Borders presents their report on the rich, the powerful and the censored. Read more


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Freedom of Information

After Dallas Shootings, Police Arrest People for Criticizing Cops on Facebook and Twitter

It’s been a bloody month for American racial equality. Tension and emotions are running high and some people have taken to twitter in support for violence against police. In response, the police have been arresting these individuals. Read more


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Censorship

Baton Rouge Police Sued Over Arrest of Peaceful Protesters

The shooting of Alton Sterling has sparked a wave of racial tensions between the police and civilians in Baton Rouge. Protesters staged marches in Baton Rouge. They were peaceful but were met with over 180 bogus police arrests. Thankfully, their attempts to stop public assembly were caught on camera. The Baton Rouge police department is being sued for damages. Read more

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Police Violence

Denmark Approves Export of Internet Surveillance System to China

A Danish company is completing the final tests for a state-of-the-art surveillance system which will soon be sold to an unknown Chinese organization. Like most of the other controversial systems, this system will be able to watch conversations across China and record everything but the conversation itself.


All the while, journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders have been accusing China of human rights violations which could be made worse if the Chinese government gets their hands on this new surveillance system. Read more

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Internet

Recent News Releases

Prominent groups to portage red canoe with over 35,000 signatures calling on Wynne to clean up Grassy Narrows mercury poison

July 7th– A broad range of prominent groups will portage a red canoe along with the names of 35,000 people calling on premier Wynne to commit immediately to clean up Grassy Narrows' mercury poisoned river. They will carry the canoe 1,700 meters, one step for every kilometer that Grassy Narrows youth and elders travelled to Toronto in June to call for their river to be cleaned up - a demand for long overdue justice that has yet to be fulfilled. Read more

Workers and Climate Change: July 23, 2016 issue of Other Voices

July 24th – Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the needed rapid change away from a fossil fuel based economy, working people are the ones who stand to bear most of the costs, including the cost, for millions of workers and their families, of losing their jobs. Read more

Getting Publicity: Connecting journalists and news makers

Classifieds: high-margin business with room for new players

Social media is the hot new thing for marketers and communicators. Everyone wants a piece of Facebook and Twitter. In their haste to leave the old ways for the new ways, many people forget that the classics are still useful. Advertisements in the classifieds are still effective.

Now, with less and less people buying space on newspaper classifieds, advertising space is getting cheaper. Profit margins for these advertisements are shooting up. Read more

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Journalism

The art of the interview

Whether you’re an investigative journalist asking the hard questions or a PR professional trying to get the right quote, you’re going to have to interview someone to get those catchy few sentences that spice up your story. Here’s how. Read more

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Target Marketing

Topic of the Issue: Protests

If you live in a country that allows the free and public expression of idea, take advantage of it. Protest are the loudest and most public way for anyone to make a point. By coming together, you show the people in power how powerful your points are.


If you live in a country that doesn’t allow public protests, be careful. But know that this is a violation of your rights.
Read more

Book of the Issue: Loser Take All

"An indispensable anthology of writings covering the vast election fraud that has been perpetrated by the GOP—with the Democratic Party’s acquiescence—since 2000. Among the subjects treated here are: the myth of George Bush’s victory in Florida in 2000, and FOX News’s key role in propagating it; Senator Max Cleland’s dubious defeat in Georgia in 2002; Bush’s “re-election” in 2004, including evidence of systematic fraud outside of Ohio; startling evidence of fraud committed in the 2006 midterm elections, which the Democrats appear to have won by a far larger margin than officially reported; and, crucially, evidence that the Republicans will attempt to steal the presidential election in 2008." Read more

Film of the Issue: Occupation 101

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement.More here

Quote of the Week

Sources Calendar

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is an annual four-day outdoor music event held the second weekend of August in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, established in 1980 by Don Whalen. The festival continues to draw many people from around the world as both spectators and performers. The current producer of the festival is Terry Wickham.

The festival showcases performers in many genres. Most years, folk, Celtic, bluegrass, blues, gospel, roots, and worldbeat acts perform. Past main stage performers include k.d. lang, Joni Mitchell, Stan Rogers, Great Big Sea, Oysterband, Loreena McKennitt, Norah Jones, Steve Earle, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, David Gray, Neko Case, Van Morrison, David Byrne and Michael Franti. In addition to the main stage and side stage concerts by individual artists, the festival has artists collaborate on shared stages.

The EFMF relies heavily on volunteers which keep ticket prices down. Volunteers do everything from picking garbage to working as stage hands. There are approximately 2000 people on the volunteer list each year.

The festival is extremely successful, but this has spawned problems. The 2012 edition sold out in just minutes thus leaving many potential fans without tickets and leading to a seller's market for resales. Not coincidentally, 2012 saw the inaugural edition of a new folk and rock festival, Interstellar Rodeo, launched by Folk Fest fan Shauna de Cartier of Six Shooter Records.

Date: Aug 4/2016 to Aug 7/2016
Time: 4 days
Location: Edmonton, AB
Website: http://www.edmontonfolkfest.org/festival-info


Hiroshima And Nagasaki Anniversary Peace Gathering

71 years have passed since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is estimated that the bombs have killed 210,000 citizens by the end of 1945 and, over the years, have ruined the health of many of the survivors. The average age of the Hibakusha, or atomic bomb survivors, is now 80 years old, and many of them are still suffering from terrible health issues. To honor the memory of those who lost their lives to the atomic bombings, a coalition of citizens and peace activists will gather in front of the Japan Consulate General.

The coalition supports the commitment of the Japanese people to protect their peace constitution by retaining Article 9. It encourages them in their continued opposition to Japan's reliance on the U.S.-Japan military alliance and the U.S. nuclear umbrella. It endorses their efforts to enroll the Japanese government to join the 127 states who signed the Humanitarian Pledge to fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons, just as the world had done for chemical and biological weapons.
The coalition's conviction is that nuclear weapons must never be used again against any nation under any circumstances. The message of peace from Hibakusha to the people of the world is an appeal for all to realize a world free of nuclear weapons.

Date: Aug 5/2016
Time: Noon
Venue: in front of the Consulate General of Japan
Location: 299 Park Avenue, New York City, NY
Website: http://www.popularresistance.org/calendar1/hiroshima-and-nagasaki-anniversary-peace-gatherin

ICCE 2016: 5th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy

ICCE2016 commitee cordially invite all the participants interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the area of clean & renewable energy to submit their abstract and attend the ICCE2016. ICCE 2016 provides a platform for researchers and scientists to share their research work while the participants from industry can promote their products . This is an excellent opportunity for the delegates from universities and institutes to interact with the their colleagues.

ICCE 2016 takes place in Montreal, Canada. ICCE 2016 is an opportunity to network with some of the world's leading scientists, and to experience the vibrant culture and to explore the natural wonders of Montreal.

Date: Aug 22/2016 to Aug 24/2016
Venue: McGill University New Residence Hall
Location: 3625 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC
Website: http://icce2016.iaemm.com/
For information contact: icce2016@iaemm.com
Phone: (613)830-1760


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