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Activist Communiqué

Krystalline Kraus is an intrepid journalist and veteran reporter for rabble.ca since its 2001 beginnings. She needs neither a red cape nor safety goggles to fly into her latest political assignment. She often live-tweets from events -- almost exclusively First Nations and environmental issues. You can follow her on Twitter @krystalline_k.

Blog - Activist Communiqué September 30
Krystalline Kraus | March starts at the Human Rights Monument on Elgin St. from there marching up the Prime Minister's Office.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 29
Photo by Krystalline Kraus
Krystalline Kraus | 7th Generation Change Makers Native Child and Family Services of Toronto's 16th Annual Community Pow Wow - See more at: http://www.ahki.ca/native-child-toronto-powwow.php#sthash.TcDy4LTi.dpuf
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 27
Krystalline Kraus | Idle No More as released a call out for actions on October 7, 2013. So far, 17 events are being planned.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 26
Krystalline Kraus | Please come out to celebrate and remember the lives of our mothers, sisters, aunties, grandmothers and friends.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 25
Photo by Krystalline Kraus
Krystalline Kraus | From the start, there were marches, blockades and round dances –- from sacred sea to sacred sea. This prairie fire spread across the world, with solidarity demonstrations from Sapmi to New Zealand.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 20
Krystalline Kraus | The Downtown East area in Toronto is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country. It is also a neighborhood experiencing rapid change as developers aim to buy up and redevelop the area.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 20
Krystalline Kraus | On Thursday September 19, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear the appeal of Grassy Narrows towards treaty rights and against clear-cutting on their traditional lands.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 16
Krystalline Kraus | First Nations and Inuit community members were among the thousands that demonstrated against the Parti Quebecois' (PQ) charter of values over the weekend.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 16
Krystalline Kraus | Tragic and inspiring, Gold Fever witnesses the arrival of Goldcorp Inc to a remote Guatemalan village.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 12
Krystalline Kraus | Justice Louise Botham ruled today that Toronto Police Officer, Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani, was guilty of assault with a weapon.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 9
Krystalline Kraus | Activist Taylor Flook wants to turn a scary accident into a starting place for change to make our roads safer for cyclists.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 7
Krystalline Kraus | Picket Liberal 'Poverty Reduction' Consultation on Thursday September 12, 3013.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 7
Krystalline Kraus | Here's how to get involved.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 7
Krystalline Kraus | In Toronto, Dr. Roland Wong was found guilty of professional misconduct last December for improperly prescribing the Ontario government’s Special Diet Allowance on OW and ODSP.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 28
Photo by Krystalline Kraus
kystalline kraus | Activists were concerned that the appointment by Chief Blair of Dennis O’Conner was inappropriate due to the fact that he is a member of a law firm that has represented police
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 26
Krystalline Kraus | If the people who hide behind the Internet could get any more cruel, they have proved themselves well.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 25
Krystalline Kraus | The camp has disbanded temporarily but will resume in September. We were contacted by the Mi'kmaq (through Brian Seaman) to do this LS-series.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 25
Photo by VICE Magazine
Krystalline Kraus | "I own this town, man!" is was Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford, yelled as he beat the 14-time pro wrestling champ at this city’s FanExpo.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 20
Photo by Krystalline Kraus
Krystalline Kraus | Eighteen-year-old kids are not supposed to be shot to death nine times by police.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 15
Photo of the Tuesday anti-police brutality rally by Kevin Konnyu
Krystalline Kraus | Many did not want to wait for the review, but demanded that how the police handle "disturbed individuals" should occur quickly, before there is more death at the hands of the Toronto police.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 15
Krystalline Kraus | Those who fight exploitation are targeted by police. We need to organize our communities to challenge police violence and racial and class profiling.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 14
Krystalline Kraus | The two men are due in youth court in Halifax on August 15, 2013. Their identities are shielded from the public because they were minors at the time they committed the alleged offences.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 12
Photo of Toronto graffiti in support of Sammy Yatim by Krystalline Kraus
Krystalline Kraus | The Toronto Police Services Board is meeting Tuesday August 13th. Join us as we mourn the death of Sammy Yatim, Toronto's latest victim of police brutality.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 12
Photo by Krystalline Kraus of Sammy Yatim graffiti
Krystalline Kraus | Eighteen year old Toronto teenager, Sammy Yatim, was killed in a flurry of nine bullets in the early hours of Saturday July 27, 2013.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 11
Krystalline Kraus | Recently there has been misinformation circulating in social media that Idle No More founders have trademarked the name of the movement.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 8
Krystalline Kraus | The bill would help protect cyberbully victims by giving them the right to sue in court or seek a police protection order if they or their children are being harassed online.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 6
Krystalline Kraus | Ron chose to be Idle No More and now needs your help to support his legal defense. We wish to show solidarity with Ron.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 30
Krystalline Kraus | Dead at eighteen. Early on Saturday July 27, 2013. At the hands of Toronto police. Nine shots in fifteen seconds.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 28
Krystalline Kraus | UPDATED: This is an emergency vigil/march to demand justice for Sammy and an end to police violence.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 27
Krystalline Kraus | The Harper government, in order to promote its dis/abilities initiatives, has been distributing a flier that contains fake Braille.