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Winnipeg journalist Lesley Hughes has decided to seek election as an independent in the Manitoba riding of Kildonan-St. Paul. Unfairly smeared as an anti-Semitic, 911 conspiracy nutbar and dumped by the Liberals as their candidate, one can easily understand why Lesley Hughes might want to run as an independent and show her attackers what she […]

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http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/1529573193 In about 30 minutes, Lesley Hughes is expected to announce whether she will run as an independent in Winnipeg’s Kildonan-St. Paul riding. Stay tuned.

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Lesley Hughes speaks out

Posted: October 1, 2008 in Uncategorized

Today’s Winnipeg Free Press carried a letter to the editor from Leslie Hughes, a journalist who was dropped as a Liberal candidate last week over an article she wrote in 2002 about the motivations behind the invasion of Afghanistan and some of the circumstances surrounding the 911 terrorist attacks in the US. This is what […]

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Lay off Lesley Hughes! Jerks!

Posted: September 27, 2008 in Uncategorized

If former Liberal candidate Lesley Hughes is an antisemite, then George Bush is Mahatma Gandhi, Stephen Harper is Mother Theresa and Stephane Dion is capable of leading Canada. Of course, none of the above is true. In dumping Hughes, a well respected Winnipeg journalist and social activist, Dion has buckled under the pressure of the […]

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The hardest time to defend human rights is when they are under attack. This is one of those times. The debris from the September 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and New York still has not settled. It provided American imperialism with the springboard for two bloody wars and fueled a wave of fear and hatred […]

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Last week, Winnipeg journalist and ex-Liberal candidate Lesley Hughes was viciously smeared as antisemitic. The Canadian Jewish Congress has promoted this allegation. The Tories maliciously distorted Hughes’ 2002 article, “Get the Truth,” and Dion’s gang hopes to use the 911 Truth Movement as a club to beat the NDP. It is worth restating what she […]

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McKeever's gotta go

Posted: September 28, 2008 in Uncategorized

A commenter on my last post suggested we “talk about Andrew McKeever.” I agree. McKeever, NDP candidate for Durum, has come under fire in recent days for Facebook postings in which he attacked U.S. war resisters, threatened people who disagreed with him, and used vulgar, misogynistic language to describe people who support war resisters. He […]

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