Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.

Keeping the ‘No Pressure’ Video Alive

It’s no longer easy to locate the splattergate video on YouTube.

May 4, 2012

The Environmental Defense Fund & the CIA

Any group that’s wining and dining the Secretary of Defense – who just happens to be the former director of the CIA – is no grassroots operation.

May 3, 2012

Climate Change & Violent Fantasies

When did it become acceptable to pen violent fantasies about people with whom you disagree? When did it become OK to talk – luridly and out loud – about their death?

June 6, 2011

Splattergate – Six Weeks Later

An essay by an Australian writer attempts to answer the burning question: what were the environmentalists thinking? What sort of bubble does one need to inhabit to imagine that a video in which children are executed for insufficient carbon-cutting enthusiasm is funny?

November 12, 2010

Greenpeace and the Violent Video

A Greenpeace spokesperson suggests that the only people concerned about the video in which kids are executed for insufficient eco enthusiasm are those with ulterior motives – “climate skeptics and think tanks funded by corporations.”

October 5, 2010

If We Are Not Free to Disagree, We Are Not Free

If we are not free to disagree, we are not free. Period.

October 1, 2010

Blood & Gore Against Global Warming

A UK green group has produced an advertisement in which people (including school children) who exhibit insufficient enthusiasm for reducing their carbon footprint are blown to pieces. Yep, they are cavalierly murdered while those in the vicinity get splattered with blood and gore.

September 30, 2010