Mark Taliano
Mark Taliano is a retired high school teacher. Currently he is a writer and activist residing in the Niagara region.

Entries by Mark Taliano

It's Time For Canada To Unmask Structural Deep State Crimes

(7) Comments | Posted December 26, 2014 | 12:55 AM

Author, poet, and former Canadian diplomat Peter Dale Scott describes the Deep State in an interview for the Voltaire network, as "the wider interface in America between the public, the constitutionally established state, and the deep forces behind it of wealth, power, and violence outside the government." He...

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Harper's Plan Means Canada Will Be Associated With War Crimes Instead of Peacekeeping

(138) Comments | Posted November 9, 2014 | 5:12 PM

The biggest threat to Canada's national security is internal. It is the offshoot of an extraordinarily successful -- because it remains largely undetected --- coup that imposed itself on the country with the federal election of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) in 2006, and solidified its impacts with the...

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What Happens When Empire Intervenes in the Affairs of Other Countries

(1) Comments | Posted October 19, 2014 | 10:30 PM

Democracy is usually the first victim of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a U.S. agency that promotes the U.S Empire's foreign policy beneath the false guise of "promoting democracy".

Considered a "soft" tool of Empire, NED and its subsidiaries work to transform societal fissures in target countries into...

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Israel Tries To Brand Itself as a Peaceful, Democratic Oasis. Don't Fall For It

(260) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 5:35 PM

The state of Israel brands itself as a peaceful, democratic, civilized oasis, steadfast in the midst of a hostile desert, surrounded by barbarity and threats to its very existence.

None of it is true.

Greater Israel is increasingly a rampaging Zionist project that has lost its sense of Judaism, and...

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Our Universal Health Care Needs Reform, Not Corporatization

(12) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 6:37 PM

The corporatist narrative informs us that freedom is blind attachment to the dictates of opaque supranational stealth agreements that supersede and obviate national legislation, rules, and regulations.

It tells us that tribunals outside of the reach of Canada's judiciary are to be trusted, and that investor-rights, even when the investor...

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How To Break the Cycle of Delusions and Crimes

(22) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 2:20 PM

People are disinclined to believe monstrous crimes, especially since monstrous crimes are usually camouflaged by Big Lies. Hitler knew about the value of the Big Lie, and he wrote about it in Mein Kampf.

Stalin too was aware of the power of monstrous crimes. He is said to...

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The New Indigenous Peoples Being Slaughtered

(8) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 4:58 PM

Nothing much has changed since 1492, except the weapons are far more devastating, and the hypocrisy is much deeper.

Manifest Destiny now extends overseas with the U.S Empire's on-going embrace of the "might is right" doctrine, and its perpetuation of war crimes to advance imperial conquest.


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Competing Corporate and Public Interests Are Tearing Apart Economies

(3) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 12:49 PM

The modern-day conflation of corporate and public interests forms the bedrock of what is likely the most dangerous ideology to afflict humanity.

Domestically, it creates a "predator" economic system which disembowels the public domain by creating "new" markets which unnecessarily imperil the pubic's health, safety, freedom, and...

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We Need To Ask Tough Questions About Moncton

(31) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 11:41 AM

Stephen Harper's very ascent to the Prime Minister's office was enabled by a corporate media strategy of censorship through omission.

Corporate media conveniently suppressed Harper's previous affiliation with the fascistic Northern Foundation and the National Citizens Coalition -- an extreme right wing lobby group....

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Toxic Cycles Of Gullibility And Cynicism

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 5:06 PM

Hanna Arendt describes a peculiar dynamic of mob mentality in her classic The Origins Of Totalitarianism, that resonates with the world today.

She explains that "one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof...

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Three Steps Towards Better Canadian Health Care

(16) Comments | Posted May 18, 2014 | 9:14 AM

If the definition of good governance includes the sound management of public monies and resources, then Canada has very bad governance.

The manufactured health care crisis is a case in point. Solutions to challenges of cost, quality, and access are fairly straightforward but wilfully ignored, and current trajectories towards

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'Privatization' Is the Problem, Not the Solution

(19) Comments | Posted April 27, 2014 | 11:40 PM

Canadians are forever being informed, explicitly or implicitly, that the solution to the crisis of the day, or decade, is a freedom-sounding word called "privatization". This, the free-marketeers tell us, will solve our problems.

The reality is invariably the opposite. "Privatization" -- also known as bailed-out, highly subsidized corporatism --...

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When "Freedom" and "Democracy" Are Euphemisms for Evil

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 10:42 PM

"Freedom" and "democracy" are useful words, but very bankrupt: useful because they serve to advance imperial/corporate agendas, bankrupt because they are empty vessels perennially co-opted.

When illegal coups are orchestrated to overthrow democratically elected governments in Venezuela, Honduras, Ukraine, or elsewhere, the lies of freedom and democracy are seamlessly attached...

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A Coup in Venezuela Means Another Victory For Corruption

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 5:27 PM

The United States and Canada have plenty of reasons to be afraid of the (oil rich) Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, so they are doing their utmost to address their perceived problem.

The US, in particular, fears that Venezuela's social democracy will set a dangerous precedent, and that, if allowed, other...

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How the Canadian Media Fuels Violence

(3) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 11:58 PM

Corporate media can't be all things to all people, but its ability to set the agenda for self-serving interests shouldn't be underestimated, since it inflicts great harm on the world. Its selective coverage deliberately veils windows to the world that need to be exposed.

For example, when Canada announces...

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Why Canada Needs To Stop Embracing Corporatocracy

(4) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 4:38 PM

Canada is in denial of her true self. We have been co-opted by a globalized corporatocracy.

This chosen self-negation is exacting a heavy toll. We have arguably lost our democracy, and our much of our sovereignty, in addition to cultural pluralism, biodiversity, and economic self-determination.

The facilitator of this "corporate...

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The Evils of Corporate Globalism

(4) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 1:51 PM

Hondurans are not lazy, they're not inferior, and they're not communists. They are, however, victims of a (self-devouring) globalized corporatocracy, especially since the military coup in 2009 destroyed the fledgling democracy of president Manuel Zelaya, and reversed his attempts to use public resources for the benefit of Hondurans.

Ever since...

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Canada Loses Jobs, Honduras Gains Misery

(8) Comments | Posted December 14, 2013 | 12:17 AM

In March of 2007, Gildan Activewear Inc., a Montreal-based textile manufacturer decided to leave Canada for sunnier climes.

The company laid off hundreds of Canadian workers, and resettled where business was good: Honduras. "Free Trade" legislation facilitated the exodus from Canada, and powerful psychological operations (psy ops) strategies...

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Why Canada and the U.S. are on the 'Wrong Side of Democracy'

(4) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 10:26 AM

Living conditions in Honduras have gone from bad to worse since the democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya was ousted by a military coup in 2009. The rupture of democratic governance has set Honduras back decades. A study by the Washington-based "Center For Economic And Policy Research" notes "In...

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Governments Inciting Public Hatred To Further Corporate Conquests is Nothing New

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 11:55 AM

The destructive monoculture of corporate globalization is imposing itself on political economies throughout the world, but it didn't happen overnight. A prelude to corporate conquest was (and continues to be) the "conquest" of our collective minds.

As Naomi Klein argues in The Shock Doctrine, a shock or a disaster...

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