When will the word ‘Palestine’ be allowed on Canadian airwaves? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

When will the word ‘Palestine’ be allowed on Canadian airwaves?

On August 18, 2020, renowned cartoonist Joe Sacco was interviewed by Canadian public radio host Duncan McCue, who is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, for his program The Current, which is produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The two discussed colonization, resource extraction, and Sacco’s latest graphic novel Paying the Land, about the Dene people of Canada’s Northwest Territories. All seemed kosher until the editors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) determined that they must scrub the word “Palestine” from the official transcript of the show and from future broadcasts.

When the show aired that same day, three hours later on the West Coast and in the published transcript of the show, McCue introduced Sacco’s art simply by saying “your work in conflict zones, Bosnia, Iraq.” The word “Palestine” had been cut.

Already concerning — but there’s more.

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