Vancouverites: Support Media Democracy!

Show up at the B.C. Court of Appeal on Monday morning in support of Adbusters' lawsuit against Canwest Global

McDonald's can go on CBC Newsworld and tell us how great their Big Macs are, but Adbusters can’t buy airtime to point out that 50% of the calories in a Big Mac come from fat. The automobile manufacturers can buy as much time as they want to tell us how sexy their cars are, but Greenpeace is not allowed on to point out that the personal automobile is one of the primary causes of climate change. Every ad on TV glorifies consumption and tells us we can be happy if we buy things, but a Buy Nothing Day TV spot is not allowed on.

This lack of democracy on the public airwaves is what’s at stake in a legal action that’s going to be fought in the B.C. Supreme Court this Monday. Come to the courtroom and join people who are interested in fighting for the right to walk into their local TV station, put some money on the table and buy some airtime for some message that they believe in. Come and meet us there. Let’s fill the courtroom and win this battle for the public airwaves.

The hearing is at 10:00am on Monday, February 16th at the courthouse in downtown Vancouver (800 Smithe St.)

Read more about the case.

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kat1986

anyone who thinks this court case is "a little silly" is seriously misinformed and brainwashed by the mainstream media society has shoved down our throats for far too long. it is brave of adbusters (an organization not focused on profits) to stand up to huge corporate strongholds such as CanWest and CBC. I will be carry the torch for you Adbusters and informing and sharing with many others of your battle for (what we apparently already have the right for ) freedom of speech.

kat1986

anyone who thinks this court case is "a little silly" is seriously misinformed and brainwashed by the mainstream media society has shoved down our throats for far too long. it is brave of adbusters (an organization not focused on profits) to stand up to huge corporate strongholds such as CanWest and CBC. I will be carry the torch for you Adbusters and informing and sharing with many others of your battle for (what we apparently already have the right for ) freedom of speech.

Anonymous

Fight the power I visualize Victory...That's so whack. i wonder whose lobbying to the judges they should be exposed. Its unlikely you will find due process in any Canadian courtroom...still I hope u approve me wrong. Free speech doesn't exist...Mind your tongue.

Anonymous

Fight the power I visualize Victory...That's so whack. i wonder whose lobbying to the judges they should be exposed. Its unlikely you will find due process in any Canadian courtroom...still I hope u approve me wrong. Free speech doesn't exist...Mind your tongue.

Le Canard Réincarné

Missed the notice even if I live in Vancouver. How did it go? Mainstream medias did not of course cover.

Le Canard Réincarné

Missed the notice even if I live in Vancouver. How did it go? Mainstream medias did not of course cover.

Anonymous

Not too far from where I live a local grocery store refused to take an order for a birthday cake for a kid named Adolf Hitler. I think they had the right to refuse the service just as much as the nutty parent had the right to name his kid Adolf. While I agree with your message, I also think it's dangerous to tell a private company how to run its business. Ultimately if they want to refuse your business they should have the right to.

Anonymous

Not too far from where I live a local grocery store refused to take an order for a birthday cake for a kid named Adolf Hitler. I think they had the right to refuse the service just as much as the nutty parent had the right to name his kid Adolf. While I agree with your message, I also think it's dangerous to tell a private company how to run its business. Ultimately if they want to refuse your business they should have the right to.

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